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  1. Dave177

    L200 (mk5) overheating issues

    Had virtually the same problems with a ranger recently. Flushed the coolant system with a 2 part rad flush then put a new radiator in. Runs completely fine now
  2. Dave177

    Carraro Supertigre Alpine tractor

    And yes tried Jonathan a little while ago but will try again this week
  3. Dave177

    Carraro Supertigre Alpine tractor

    It really depends what you are after in terms of parts. Most stuff is available through riko, but any dealer branded parts that come from italy are pretty expensive. The other issue is that the carraro factory in italy pretty much closes down for a month over the summer and you cant get parts during this time. Our trouble is they can't supply the correct ring and pinion for ours, hence needing to find a breaker/burned out one, or failing that just the gearbox.
  4. Does anyone have the blue book figures to hand for weight to volume ratio for ash and hornbeam? Thanks
  5. Dave177

    Anyone know anything about hydraulics?

    You could plumb a electronic diverter valve into of your existing spools. Means you will have a switch to move between the functions and then your existing lever to control it. You wont be able to grab and rotate at the same time but its quite a cheap solution that means you can use a rotator
  6. Does anyone have a carraro supertigre alpine tractor for sale? Looking for one to do up or for parts as I have one sitting in the yard unable to get spares for. Or even just looking for some parts if anyone has anything.
  7. Yes it will be machine cut and extracted. Mostly chip but there would be a small amount of bar come out as well. I don't imagine any first thinning by hand can be economical nowadays
  8. Just wondering if people are paying for 1st and second thinning at the moment of are charging the owner? Looked at some corsican and spruce the other day but the figures don't quite seem to add up, looks like it will cost the client £2 per ton to cut and extract (with me retaining the timber). Just waned an Idea as don't want to waste my time tendering if im not on the money with it
  9. Im looking for an old TP200 turntable chipper with the Hatz diesel engine to buy for parts, anyone have one rusting away in a yard somewhere that they are looking for a home for? Or anyone got one they are breaking or willing to sell parts from? Pm, text or call me on 07896036437
  10. Been dropped in it big time by another contractor so need a harvester to start on site next week to cut about 450t of mixed softwood in mid kent. If anyone can recommend anyone or can do the job let me know Thanks David 07896036437
  11. Im doing some work on a friends Valmet 6800 and could do with a wiring diagram/any info on the electrical side of the 3point linkage solenoids. it looks like the wires run straight from the switch to the coils but I would have thought there should be a relay in there somewhere, any ideas? Thanks
  12. I am putting on a EFAW+F first aid course for a few of my guys on the 6th Feb in Oxted, Surrey and have a few spaces still avaliable. £140 per person. PM or call me for any more details or to book a space. David 07896 036 437
  13. I have an 8 wheeler load of small chestnut sawlogs avaliable near to Hailsham, East Sussex. All cut to 3m in length and 45-60 cm diameter. woodland grown so no metal etc. Pictures available, good access etc. Call or PM Thanks David 07896036437
  14. Looking for a few more contacts for 6 or 8 wheeler timber haulage in the South East. Any info would be appreciated Thanks
  15. Dave177

    " Show us you welding thread "

    Few shots of this weeks two projects before tractor goes back on site next week. New roller built from 140mm tube, with 50mm solid bar through the centre. Disks are 10mm laser cut. Roller is just under 2.8m long. Second is some light(ish) belly guarding for the tractor. 6mm plate bolted to the chassis with 6 mounts. Once finished it will have a bolt on tank guard and integrated lower step.

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