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  1. From experience I wouldn’t have the petrol engine, if you can get it ordered fairly soon you’ll still be able to get one with the 35hp Kubota diesel. Failing that it will be the 24hp Kubota Diesel engine.
  2. Timberwolf are doing very good subsidised finance on new machines. And you can get a 5 year warranty on the new machines. And places like spectrum plant have some very good used ones which have been through the workshop.
  3. I’ll live with my decision. I don’t do a huge amount of tree work, probably 50-60 hours of chipping a year so the additional cost wasn’t warranted to me. With things the way they are at the moment I didn’t want to load myself up with finance when everything is so up in the air at the moment.
  4. Also another guy I spoke to who has 9 chippers in his current fleet still has three 150’s which he said as long as you look after them they keep working. The 230’s he had all go traded in after three years
  5. I just had to make this decision for myself. Buy a new or nearly new 230 or a 150 in the best condition possible. Ended up buying a very low hours 150. Means I saved around £10k in the cost difference, my mechanic/fitter use to mend 150’s so knows them inside out and tree work isn’t my main source of income so I don’t need the most modern up to date machine. Just needed something that will work when I need it.
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    I’ve spoke to both dealers and you can’t get the 35hp anymore on the 24hp units
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    Does anyone have experience with these chippers? And good or bad words to say about them?
  8. Mine hasn’t hit 100hrs and I’ve had 4 bad break downs.
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    Transit Mk6

    Don’t suppose your anywhere near Hayward’s Heath, West Sussex? Got a filter sat on my tool box.
  10. We had 40 of these take up roost at our place. We’re surrounded on three sides by a shoot and seems a lot have decided they prefer of barn roofs to the shoot ground.
  11. Does anyone have a good/bad words to say about a Jensen 530 l? My current chipper has been an unreliable POS so looking to replace it at some point. Also does anyone have a ball park figure for a 530. cheers.
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    There’s not history of subsidence that I know of and the house was built early part of the last century.
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    Evening all. This is something I’ve never had to to deal with hence the questions. I’ve just been to look at a job which I’ve been asked to remove a small silver birch and a large cypress. The trees owner took me round to meet the neighbour who is concerned about heave it the trees are removed. The soil round here is a very small amount of top soil 150-200mm and then clay. The silver birch is about a 300mm in diameter, 8m tall, and about 3m from a block paved drive. The cypress is 600mm in diameter, 18m tall, and 500mm from the wall of the neighbours house. They would like both trees down but the neighbour is concerned about the potential heave removing the trees could cause. Can anyone point me in the right direction or suggest a plan of action? Cheers
  14. Could you not just buy the panther bar and then run standard ms150 chains?


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