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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2013
  • Birthday 27/06/1972

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    If I had time, watching 20 20 cricket, drinking red wine and eating chocolate wee dram sunday nights
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    Self employed maintenance gardener and tree surgeon
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  1. GTS


    Hi Arbor Aero, go to the Arb association website and look up their docs. I don’t know for sure if they still do their own file on all the regs but they used to produce one which I picked up at the aa show years ago for £35. It has all the Loler, Puwer, Coshh etc and will give you a great place to start. Good luck
  2. Thank you very much for all of your help and considerations/ advice. The direction is a great help to me. Capacity or maxed out capacity in the system is I suppose what I’ve been grappling with. The mog/ chipper combo needs some proper time,thought and costing out, will try Atkinson vos. Failing this, then a larger tow behind still seems to be the big gain for smaller outlay if I can’t get decent money for the LANDY tipper.
  3. Thank you for your thoughts again
  4. Hello all, i have had a quick look back at the old threads, tbh, my query is partially loaded towards my future earnings and not this tax year but I am pushing my arb130 harder now than at any point before. i am a small business but have been keeping things as tight as possible for a while now so, as work has the potential, when do you suddenly break out the wallet and say, that’s it, it’s time for a bigger road tow chipper to swallow all this domestic work? its possibly a basic business question but I didn’t go to college. your thoughts would be appreciated thanks Nathan
  5. Morning all, i am about to change my harness and am currently using hitch climber system with two strops for conny bashing and a spider jack and mini frog, for open tree work, if I’m feeling brave. My question is really that Petzl describes using a zigzag with the new srt style sequoia so would there be any reason not to use the srt harness grey attachment point under the main bridge for the spider jack. Making the whole climbing system tighter and compact giving you more rope to feed through both systems? Any thoughts please
  6. The Predator looks a bit of a bargain compared to the Greenmech QuadChip. Will it stand up to what the QuadChip will? Anyone with any experience of the yellow machine, pros and cons please Thankyou in advance Nathan
  7. Evening All, Stihl KMR articulated hedge cutter is jumping when under stress, cutting plus 8mm anything. Below is a mod for everyone to fix their hedge cutter. Apparently Stihl are working on their issues but as it is now hedge cutting season and we need working hedge cutters now, here’s a cheap fix. Below you will see I have ensured the sprung black handle on the main shaft will seat as closely as possible to engage the locating pin in as far as possible. Then step 2, get a hole enlarger approx£7 the set and widen each oval hole of the “U” shape bracket to 6mm round. This will ensure that the locating pin will seat inside the “U” shaped bracket correctly and be solid in the cut. Enjoy and happier cutting Nathan Robinson Gemstone Gardener and Gemstone Tree Surgery
  8. Hi all, i am looking for someone who can slot in some days working with me on the tree side of my business, potentially something every other week. You need to have ideally cs38/39 and ground saw, chipper tickets etc and the ability to do a short day and a long one if something goes south. No Pre Madonna’s Please! Good pay for the right person and I will not keep you waiting for it. Please phone me on 07581074688, it’s Nathan thanks
  9. Steve hi,

    its been a while since I've used my fungi ap but it doesn't work, ''tis the season...." so can you help/ advise what's going on? I'm on iOS do I need o buy it again, does it still exist?

    awaiting your kind reply

    all the best


    1. Steve Bullman

      Steve Bullman

      You might just need to delete it and reinstall it.  You won't need to pay for it again.

  10. GTS

    Insurance excess

    Think it was the 4th renewal with them
  11. GTS

    Insurance excess

    I lost all my no claims, just gone.
  12. GTS

    Insurance excess

    Yes, spent some money too but it turns out they are more interested in their returns than what's actually happening in the real world. Black and white, made a claim, well you've now to pay back their payout! It seems
  13. GTS

    Insurance excess

    Through Arborisk Bartlett. They've been great but they still pass all this on and didn't really highlight the pitfalls
  14. GTS

    Insurance excess

    Makes you wonder just how much and what to resell your insure, depressing
  15. I had a break in, lost 2.5k of kit. That was October last year. My renewal has come through and Aviva, the underwriters have increased my excess from 250 for small plant and 500 for any one item over 5k to £1000.00 per claim. This is utterly outrageous. The jobs hard enough. I could rant on and on but I'm too disappointed now with the lack of back up from the "big companies" who have taken, so much of my money, currently and in the past. As to the future, well I am going to review every Aviva policy I have. Just thought I'd ask if anyone else has had to put up with the same?


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