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About hedgesparrow

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  • Birthday 26/09/1954

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  • Location:
    winchester hampshire
  • Interests
    fishing/ hedgelaying comps
  • Occupation
    parish lengthman/ hedgelayer

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  1. hedgesparrow


    i just put my waders over my chainsaw trousers yes feet not protected but legs are downside was it hot work and very restricted. if i was doing a lot of river work invest in a pair of chainsaw waders who makes them no idear
  2. hi may be worth joining your local coppice group normal £10 a year get put on contractors list. do not know what your woods are but hazel the things you can use that for is endless. chestnut fencing stakes. oak shingles,beams. ash dried out makes good handles plus many other things. i have just gone in with a old coppicer i help work the woods he helps me lay hedges. will learn how to make hurdles in spring when hedgelaying finishes. want to push faggots for river work so clear brash making spars for thatching. if i had the dosh would buy a retort to make charcoal. but then its good firewood
  3. find a auto eletric mechanic our skoda came up with faults was a reverse light blown causing other faults £1 fixed it
  4. have to agree kubota. or look for a yanmar very good tractors and as reliable as a kubota had a 20 hp with loader it had so much grunt. other good tractor shibaru japenese not chinese well built. think your find latter two as not as well known may pick one up cheaper than a kubota. as for trailer get a full ramp not the slide out jobs nasty and dangerous in wet seen a few near misses with compacts nearly fallen off due to no grip and sliding off ramps. as for chipper timberwolf doing a good pto chipper up to 7inch.
  5. i have a navara with gear stick for 4 wheel yes not good turning as all 4 wheels being driven ok on road in high if roads not good eg snow ice well just as well leave in 2 wheel as make no difference it will slide. as for low box not a good idear made for getting out of gloop when i use mine in low box i start in first but go into second and let it drive itself with just a bit of revs. hardly had to get up the box in low if going that fast then high is going to be ok. but its not just 4 wheel its tyres if just road tyres then will not work well off road or in snow as no tread. most mordern ones have diff lock in unlike old trucks had to turn the difs on the wheels so when in 4 wheel diff will operate hence not good turning tight and yes tyres will wear quicker
  6. forget lawers cost. final letter you have 7 days to pay. if no responce small claims online. put the cost of work plus costs of chasing invoice and pay the fee and let it run. once its gone then they pay or else. when you fill out claim form make sure you itemise all what you are asking for. if it goes before a judge and you say £5k and when broken down job was 3k but cost was 2k you may loose out. got the badge for that one. 5k for small claim 5k to 10k fast track and 10k and over its different again. fast track you need a solisiter as both sides can ask for costs you loose you will have to pay cost to other side. so need its a watertight case. or could cost a lot if judge finds not in your favour. if solisiters says yes its a winner and you loose you can claim off him for mismanagment of case
  7. NHLS website. there is a link for those who sale stakes and binders. sadly unable to help this season should find someone near you or failing that NCFED website look for a group near you i believe there is a local group just started nearby
  8. if hamdog can not help look on NHLS site for local contractor. should find one who can help. may be a job this year as majority will be booked up for season. may be a new person trying to get there hand in. if they can show there work then give them a punt. thats how i started. getting referals.
  9. no not axe men will have to look at catch up to see what it was called but new lot. similar to axe men but one company. mainlly using harvesters.
  10. i put everthing down in writing what it will cost. then if they want to sqeal say look at quote you agread. pay up. if not small claims court. when you send a final letter that if they do not pay up it will be 50% extra of quote they do pay up but some do not. and is a loss leader
  11. new series started on discovery. for once chap using a saw was using chainsaw chaps. and a dolmar chainsaw. as for rest of programme like the rest tipped the harvester over and had to get a 24tonne 360 in to pull it back up on its feet. liketo see a uk operation but then it be boring as i hope we do it by the book and do not have many mishaps. you think with all the wood they have they would be the kings of logging.
  12. will check that does get very smoky after running for a while anything is worth a punt
  13. +1 do a lot round thse parts for waste on fields so lorrys can get on field to dump
  14. have a ms170 been a very good saw but of late has been playing up hard to get going after its run out of fuel. when it does get going have to feather it to get it run smooth. today it just stopped and will not go. tried new plug good spark fuel is coming through feels like it has got compresion. but it will not start. checked filter in tank fine clean air filter is clean. at a loss what it can be apart from the carb needs a service, or it has some thing wrong on the engine side. like to try and get it working even as a spare. as got a second hand one which chain brake gone so swapeed over to that saw. any help apreciated
  15. its how old you feel if you think you can do it then go for it i know hedgelayers still going in there 80,s and thats a fit mans job. go for it if you do not do it you will keep looking back sayin wish i had done it.


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