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Coletti

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  1. As i say, not as refined and i completely agree regarding the lack of comfort, proper spine shaterer on anything but smooth fresh tarmac
  2. I've no issues with the 51 series, great tractors but as you said, not quite the cummins powered mx (they were cummins powered though, just not as refined). They are pretty much the same tractor as the mtx with just a different engine and while the Perkins lump in the mtx is good, it's not a patch of the cummins in an mx, completely different animal and the noise that cummins produces is second to none
  3. It is yes, such a good power plant in a well built tractor
  4. That's what I meant, I have a mk2 and having had that and the picture side by side, the pictured zz is definitely a mk3. Just look at the metal around the roll pin on the top link, mine is half the depth of the one pictured
  5. It's a mk3 and there was no recall on the mk2, they just extended the warranty to 10 years. Back to the accident and pictures in question...the issue is the top plate spring has failed, nothing to do with the cam
  6. Something to consider would be the case mx/McCormick mtx form around 1999-2003 and the John Deere XX00 and XX10 series of around the same era. Not as new as you have suggested but both are good solid work horses, especially the case mx in my experience
  7. I must have been really lucky, headed to brigg for about half 4 and got the last one. Judging by an fb group I'm in, most places were sold out by 9 this morning
  8. Does that fixed style grab rotate at all?
  9. Another vote here for the cast workyquad. Brilliant bit of kit, down to 740mm wide on its narrowest wheels I believe but with 100kg counter weights and 70kg operator it'll lift around 400kg (That's absolute max I would think without making it unsafe). Really well built and simple machines too with decent honda/kubota engine options
  10. You talking employed or self employer rates?
  11. Not sure if they still have stock but fr Jones had some replacement tubes. Failing that...contact henchman, I believe they are the uk importers
  12. I'd give ladders a miss with an easylify, far too unstable and lack the range of movement often required when on a ladder. As far as the newer model with swivel is concerned...I'll stick with my older one I think, the newer one doesn't seem to work as well as it seems to get locked out on an angle making it difficult to pull the trimmer down again
  13. Not sure if this has the info you wants but here's a link to their fb page https://www.facebook.com/micropelle/
  14. Been following them on Facebook for probably a couple of years now. Don't look a bad bit if kit in all honesty and they are very cheap in comparison to a lot of others
  15. In short...yes, it's worth more than £23 a ton for biomass. The hard part is finding someone that wants it but it still isn't going to be worth £1000's. Probably looking at around £40-£50 a ton. It will obviously be worth a good bit more than that if slabbed up but again, you have the issue of finding a buyer but also the additional expense of getting it milled
  16. Been a quiet year for me so far as new jobs are concerned, by Christmas my diary was full till mid April but since Christmas I've only had around 3 weeks of additional work come in. It seems to be picking up slightly at the moment but not really enough to notice. Just taking the good with the bad now and not getting too stressed over it. I've had a good run for a while, it's actually quite nice to start having a mess around fabricating stuff and making stuff from timber instead of just work all the time
  17. Just get a smaller bar and chain for the 550, by far the cheapest option
  18. I was considering 3" but I'll suggest 4". The client has got a bit sentimental that the tree had to be removed so wants to try and make use of some of it for something other than firewood
  19. What's horse chestnut like as a milled timber? A client wants me to do some so he can use it for rustic outdoor furniture, I'm just curious as to what it will actually be/last like as I've always seen it as a pretty garbage timber to be honest
  20. I don't think it's a mine field, just a slight misunderstanding is all
  21. Slight mistake there...The towing vehicle would have to be plated to a mam of 900kg to make it legal to tow over 750kg with a 2600kg mam trailer
  22. Id like to add that you can tow 750kg as that comes under the 3500kg+750kg towing category but due to the fact the mam of the towing vehicle is so high, you can't actually legally exceed the 750kg towing capacity
  23. I think you're getting confused between mam and gtw. The mam is the maximum laden weight of the trailer and towing vehicle which can be found on the weight plate and the log book. For arguments sake...My isuzu rodeo weighs around 1900kg but has a mam of 2900kg which means that on a B licence I could only tow a trailer plated for a maximum gross weight of 600kg. I feel your discovery will be similar. The combined mam of your disco and 2.6t trailer is somewhere in the region of 5.5t which puts you 2t over your mam towing on a B licence. hope this makes sense
  24. Think there already is one
  25. I hate to say it but he's right rough hewn. Take a look on the gov website. Towing on a B licence you have to take into account the MAM (maximum authorised mass, that's plated weight not actual loaded weight) of both the towing vehicle and the trailer. For example...the maximum you could possibly tow on a B licence would be 1750kg but to do that the mam of the towing vehicle would have to be 1750kg, it would have to have a towing capacity of at least 1750kg and the trailer would have to be plated for a maximum gross weight of 1750kg meaning the mam of both trailer and towing vehicle combined would be 3500kg. The guy I did my b+e with was an ex traffic cop and explained it all to me

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