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  1. The first few bosses i had were really quite aggresive characters and almost put me off arboriculture for good...one of them used to argue so much with his son they would have loud shouting fits in customers gardens!! he walked onto a swimming pool cover carrying his work notepad..years of notes on customers gone in seconds..
  2. One of my first bosses(norfolk) used to smoke superkings like they were going out of fashion,he was stick thin and aged around 50 but boy he could climb..others climbing on 5 ply rope with stihl 020 AV saws wearing jeans..i got caught reading one 70 yr old irish boss's new daily newspaper before he had read it and he nearly sacked me..that guy actually pulled my rope into a tree as i was descending and i whacked my foot so hard against the trunk i ended up limping to A&E..there are other old school boss's who i seem to respect more as time goes on and even have fond memories!!..seeing as the recent flock of millenials seem so shy of hard work.
  3. type of himalayan balsam?
  4. i believe the husqvarna 550xp auto tune is exceptional..can be awkward to start when hot,but its never missed a beat in 3 yrs hard use..😊 i look forward to using the new stihl fuel injected saw.
  5. Young trees planted with a rootball need a 2 yr watering plan..roughly twice weekly watered here in the uk..thats our summers..You have come to the right conclusion..Non native will always struggle despite watering..MG
  6. Hi Does anybody know what firms are recruiting in jersey ci? cheers. hazelnut
  7. How would one proceed towards adjusting valve gaps on such a small engine? Cheers Matt gd
  8. Hi guys, Client has just given me his newish looking '4 stroke' Honda hedge trimmer to look at,as it conks out quite regularly when turned on either side I am totally unfamiliar with this new 4 stroke tech.:-) Is it really a small 4 stroke engine? Does anyone know if these new Honda machines have issues as I had to take a look at a Honda strimmer which also had issues.the build quality seems quite low. Cheers Hazelnut in kent
  9. Hi Alex,have you worked there or Germany & who are acrobat? Could you recommend many firm? Thanks Matt
  10. Can anybody advise on their experiences of working in Norway or Germany as I have heard it can be worthwhile? Many thanks Matt G
  11. Hi I could do with some good advice about working in Australia,regarding visas and trustworthy firms or websites. Thanks....mg
  12. hi i have just purchased an old 066 with plenty of grunt but it seems to destroy the plastic roll cage bearing in the clutch/brake drum which are made out of plastic ! and after reving the saw up it always blitzs them.are they all made from plastic now.maybe i shouldnt put red grease on them when they are new. i have a original part being sent to my local dealer but some of their staff agree it will be a plastic cage with metal rollers.it seems to fit nicely but the old 066 screams through timber.any ideas how i could stop this problem..cheer ,matt hazelnut tree care east kent
  13. i live in a hornbeam woods so have plenty of that,i like the hazel burring over metal ring and cherry ideas.will try them and let you know.holly is also rock hard as ive had a load for burning a season ago.lovely grain pattern.
  14. hi ive just serviced the machine with all new kubota parts.the hydraulic tank air filter and hyd oil filter were in awful condition and the in-line fuel filter was a non genuine cheapy which looked like it wasnt ever holding enough fuel anyway the original filter looks pukka and has fuel allround it.if it still does it i will then go through the electrical switches one by one..
  15. i am trying to make my own wooden shafts for my 3 x wedges,i tried elm and it dried out to a very light shaft and snapped...any idea what i could use here in the uk,maybe ash? does anybody know what the original wooden shafts are made from? i know i could buy the shafts but i like to make my own wooden bits n bobs..


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