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About Jcarbor

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  • Birthday 12/04/1963

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  1. Jcarbor

    Brother arborists - Stolen Ford Transit

    Sorry to hear that. They are the scum of the earth.
  2. Jcarbor

    Brother arborists - Stolen Ford Transit

    Its a very common occurrence now, its so disheartening, I hope that you recover it with no damage. The people who do this are so heartless, and as for the individuals who have the gear off them they are even worse, without them scumbags it would not happen.
  3. Jcarbor

    Dream of starting my own business achievable?

    Yep, these do.
  4. Jcarbor

    Ingenious Mountaineering Gadget

    Watch dawn wall on Netflix if you haven’t , its very good as well.
  5. Jcarbor

    Dream of starting my own business achievable?

    A local council up here offers private consultancy, something I’ve always considered a bit open to suspicion.
  6. Jcarbor

    Telecom lines

    The other option that we often use is to do the work with a MEWP if access allows.
  7. Jcarbor

    Ingenious Mountaineering Gadget

    Looks like a great idea, but I don’t like the idea of trusting it, whats it like in wet or icy conditions? If it ever goes wrong then good by.
  8. Jcarbor

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Try dave Hargreaves at coneythorpe near arkendale, he will fabricate one for you, he makes a lot of kit for us.
  9. Jcarbor

    the 'todays job' thread

    It was for North Yorkshire County Council bridges, not too sure about the town council getting in contractors to remove the flotsam, the middle arch span was completely blocked by a whole tree, took best part of a day to clear it.
  10. Jcarbor

    the 'todays job' thread

    A bit of a change for us today, this is Tadcaster Bridge that has a large log jam on it, the client has spent millions on rebuilding it after it was destroyed in a flood. Nice bit of winch and diving work.
  11. Jcarbor

    TW125 stolen in Kent

    That’s such bad news, I hope you get sorted with the insurance if you don’t recover it, they promise you the world but often short change you,I have a real mistrust of them. I’m insured with the same company. I had a tow behind stolen and they tried to get out of it because the keys had been left in the ignition FFS!
  12. Jcarbor

    Climbing under supervision

    We have diploma students come out for work based training, you must be with them all the time, never get too relaxed and leave them on their own, also never ask them to do anything beyond their comfort zone.
  13. Jcarbor

    Climbing under supervision

    Yes they can.
  14. Jcarbor

    572 husky or 500i stihl

    A brilliant saw, cant fault it, don’t know an awful lot about stihl as we stopped using them several years back due to poor performance.
  15. Jcarbor

    Am I to fat and old?

    Dave, I started climbing at 45, that said I was a paramedic and reasonably fit, its a really hard physical job and eventually takes it toll on your body as you get older,so it’s doable but you need focus and drive. Ground work is also hard work but you’ll soon get fitter doing it. Its a fantastic job to get into and can earn you a good living and life style, you also get to play with some great boys toys. Good luck.


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