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  1. Adopting the BS3998 'risk assessment' approach to deadwood removal, recognizing it is a niche habitat and therefore important, generally speaking, does it need to be removed or is it a perception of danger rather than actual. If so, can it be reduced in size / length, as opposed to removed all together, to lessen the likelihood of falling and the impact if it does / did.

     

    I would only remove if absolutely necessary and as a last resort.

     

    Playing "devil's advocate" a little bit here...and reminding us what the BS recommends in terms of a risk management approach.

     

    Cheers,

    Paul

    Thanks for the reply Paul,

     

    I would rather see the tree standing but it would be a lot like looking a one sided tree and a pollard would be a waste of timber in my eyes as there doesn't seem to be a lot of growth on the stem.

    It needs something done with it as there is a lot of exspensive cars parked under it.

     

     

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  2. A client I work for has a huge ( at least 3m across) Sweet chestnut in there property and it's fairly close to the house, the problem is there is a lot of dead in the top but the bottom seems pretty sound. There is that much dead in The top that there wouldn't be much of The tree left. The question is should I just take the dead out and leave the rest or should the full tree be removed.

     

     

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  3. How do?

    I have a 3.5 tonne double drum winch with 10mm fiber core on one side and 8mm steel on the other.

     

    I need to replace both wires as they are just getting past there best and i am updating everything on the winch itself.

     

    My dilemma is that I need as much length as possible for skylinning(so thin mm rope) but I sometimes double the winch up to pull trees over and am worried that if I go for the smaller rope I might just snap it.

     

    What's everyone's opinions and would you use fiber or steel?

     

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  4. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1288076094615407&id=1141321295957555

     

    That's the link Blaisly.

     

    It's weird, it just blew up. I didn't expect it to go that big it's nearly had 60k views. People just assumed that I went and cut it down for the crack when in actual fact there was a lot of meetings on the route and especially about the trees and the rare mussels.

     

    Kinder scout, will give you a pm tonight if I get time tomorrow I will give you a phone.

    Cheers

     

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  5. Height

     

    Good spar to give height and tower at tractor end. What winch are you thinking of using?

     

    Old Jones leaflet here courtesy of Forestry-Memories.org.uk

     

    http://www.forestry-memories.org.uk/pictures/document/1193.pdf

    Thanks for the replys.

     

    I have an old Fransgard 3500, which is only 3.5 tonne but I am looking into a bigger winch for more pull and more cable.

     

    I am going to have a play around with it in the next couple of weeks and see what it's capable of doing. I will put some photos up.


  6. I doubt you can adjust the size of the chip,you can't adjust the anvil!

    I think you need to just realise your set up isn't very good, yes it's a Mog and pto chipper but not been married up well.

    Just get your head down and suffer it and save your money, experience will kick in soon and solutions will appear.

    Probably right, going to have a sort out tomorrow with the chipper and see what I can do. If not I might have to just keep it on the back and save the hassle for the moment.

     

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  7. What about sticking a drawbar and axel on the chipper?

    That's what my dad said to do but it would be a nightmare to reverse in small lanes and my tipper only tips one way as it's off a transit.

    What about sticking a drawbar and axel on the chipper?

    That's what my dad said to do but it would be a nightmare to reverse in small lanes and my tipper only tips one way as it's off a transit. I haven't got a photo on this phone but I will get one and put it up.

     

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  8. How do?

    I have bought a 660 pto chipper that I run off a u900 unimog. I am planning to put it on the front as the back tipping box I have is very large. One problem I have found is that it doesn't throw chip very far and that it struggles to drag brash in. I am going to take the blades off and sharpen them and also adjust the size of the chip as it's very small. Anyways what I am asking is has anyone had much to do with these chippers and what have you found that helps throw the chip?

    Has anyone used these on the front of a mog as well and did you have to use a reversing gear box?

    I have the mog in 1000 box on the pto and running it at 1600 Rpm.

    Cheers

    Joe

     

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