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Spoons

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    West Sussex
  • Interests
    Kayaking, Cycling, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding
  • Occupation
    Tree Surgeon

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  1. Spoons

    new toy! Thor magik petrol 13t

    Has anybody had any play with the electric version? Any differences in speed/power between elec/petrol?
  2. Spoons

    Boxwood hedge alternatives?

    Does anybody have any suggestions to other mini hedges to plant instead of Boxwood? I would like to keep it at about 1.5-2ft height and 1ft width. If you have photos of others that would be much appreciated.
  3. Spoons

    Battery saws makita vs Stihl and Husky

    Does anybody have any personal use of both battery and petrol pole saws? I'm looking into the Husky 536LiPT5 pole saw. I use a Echo with another company which is a good piece of kit, extra 2kgs compared to the battery Husky.
  4. Spoons

    Vw crafter vs nissan cabstar tippers

    I run a single cab Crafter, its a nice vehicle for the job. Single wheel isn't the best for carrying heavy load as it moves about a lot more than twin rear wheels. They are a fair bit larger size wise compared to Cabstar if your are trying to fit into small driveways. Wouldn't bother with double cab, even longer so need more length for parking, plus payload will be even smaller(but that's another argument on this forum )
  5. Spoons

    Greenmech 130 Engine Mount

    Fixed. Ended up just being a large chunk of wood that had got wedged in the flywheel causing an indifference in weight. Yey.
  6. Spoons

    Greenmech 130 Engine Mount

    Using my Greenmech 130 earlier and a lot of vibrations started. The engine dampener does seem as though you can pull it up/down very easily, should it be like this? I can lift it up so much that I could probably pull the belts off.
  7. One of the starter solenoids on my Greenmech 130 has just started getting intermittent. The spade has a loose connection so having to wiggle it to get the electrical current to go through. There are 2 different solenoids connected to each other. One has 1 spade and the other has 2 spades. It’s the one with 2 spades that is dodgy but all sites only sell the one with 1 spade. Should it have 2 different solenoids? Seems a bit strange to me. It’s the 23hp Vanguard. Any help would be much appreciated.
  8. One of the starter solenoids on my Greenmech 130 has just started getting intermittent. The spade has a loose connection so having to wiggle it to get the electrical current to go through. There are 2 different solenoids connected to each other. One has 1 spade and the other has 2 spades. It’s the one with 2 spades that is dodgy but all sites only sell the one with 1 spade. Should it have 2 different solenoids? Seems a bit strange to me. It’s the 23hp Vanguard. Any help would be much appreciated.
  9. Spoons

    Stein Kask Helmet Issue

    Had/have the same issue. I Replaced mine with the chipper spec msa defenders, still not perfect but they are better. Same issue with the CT-X Arbor helmet too.
  10. Anyone got any reviews on the Husqvarna 226HD75S? Similar to the Stihl 82R im guessing but £80 cheaper. Cant find any reviews on them.
  11. Spoons

    Single V dual wheel tipper

    Also much more stability with dual wheels. Singles tend to be a bit more "wollowy".
  12. Spoons

    Hitting a parked vehicle and not leaving details

    You were happy with Admiral??? Years ago an old lady drive into the side of my car, had a witness see this and wanted to help me. It took nearly 2years to get my money out of them/other insurance company. I left them straight away once my renewal was up!
  13. Spoons

    Light weight tipper bodies...

    Ok many thanks for the response. I'm going to have horrizontal and vertical beams which I will rivet the panels to to stop it from bulging and give it more reugidity. Also with it having a double skin the outer visible skin won't get damaged.
  14. Spoons

    Light weight tipper bodies...

    Crafter 3.5t tipper. Mild steel framework with alupanel double skin so outer skin doesn't get dented by chippings/logs.
  15. Spoons

    Light weight tipper bodies...

    What size steel tubing is good for building a body out of? I am thinking or using 40x40x2mm mild steel S325. Would this be ok?

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