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gdh

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  • Birthday 22/01/1992

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    Mid/South Wales
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    Farmer/ Firewood and woodchip
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    Llandovery

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  1. I doubt it to be honest, the file will be good quality but it's just a cheap bit of plastic to hold it at a right angle. Probably all made in the same place...
  2. It's usually a sign of a blunt chain or bar, you can change just one to find out. Processor bars usually wear more on one side/rail so I've found you have to file the good and bad sides to keep it level. I use a vallorbe bar dresser which helps a bit. Also worth checking that the bar hasn't opened up very slightly.
  3. £60+vat roadside in mid Wales but I've seen it from £45-75.
  4. It's a bit small so I would probably guess at £20 a ton standing depending on brash/tidying requirements.
  5. It's nice to see someone post something positive about a company, I think too often we only post when things go wrong. For what it's worth I've always had good service from them and the chains especially are great.
  6. Assuming they're calibrated correctly there shouldn't be enough difference to worry about about but they won't be as accurate as a weigh bridge because there's a little a bit of swing affecting every time you weigh. We have one on our timber trailer and I remember testing weighing a 9 ton load on and off and having a 20kg difference. Weigh bridges aren't perfect either because they don't take into account how fuel in the tank or stuff in the cab.
  7. Haha, it's from a firewood processor so they tend to wear in one spot not all over. Although I would guess that one had a damaged rail after only a couple of hundred tons, it doesn't look that heavily worn.
  8. For doing processor chains I just use an old bar screwed to the workbench. It saves undoing a vice to turn chains.
  9. Yes, the plastic clips didn't hold properly and it would cut out. It's fine after.
  10. Yes, I think so looking at it. They just added a metal clip over the battery to stop it shaking out.
  11. We use shearcordless. Had to have the battery clip modified straight away but after that no issues in 4 years and I know a couple of professional shearers who use them for dagging now instead of the traditional machines.
  12. If he can put it on Facebook but not manage to provide a video or even photos I would stay clear or offer to pay transport and payment on delivery.
  13. If they're tidy trees I'm sure someone would do it usually (I would) but boundary trees are rarely straight and if they're oversized or need winching over it would probably cost more than they're worth. Public land is a whole new set of problems... Alternatively you could get someone in to fell them then sell the timber. Pictures would help.
  14. gdh

    Choosing a saw...

    If could have only two saws I would have a husqvarna 550 with a 15inch bar and a 572 with a 24inch. I use both regularly and the 550 is a great little saw for daily use and the 572 is good for felling and stumping oversized stuff with the advantage that it's still fast revving and light enough to use on smaller stuff. I think a 24inch bar is the best length for it.
  15. I missed that. Yeah, it looks ok, I only have experience with the firewood ones but that looks like it's designed for finer dust which should be ok unless you get unlucky.

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