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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. gdh

    Sawdust

    Ideally for cattle bedding you want sawdust dried and some people like it dust extracted so stuff from a chainsaw is usually better. We use sawdust ourselves or sell it and the going rate seems to be £15 a tote bag
  2. I'm pretty sure there is an electric option. You can normally select it from a drop-down menu on the website.
  3. Our woodland mills 130 has gone very well for us and the max looks to have a few improvements. You can add as much length as you want and it's relatively low cost.
  4. Do you know anyone with a bigger drone to hook it out? I caught mine in a tree before and felled the tree (drone survived) but it's not the best option. 😉
  5. gdh

    oregon

    I've had it a couple of times when I used Oregon. It happens with all brands I think, I just sharpen it at more of an angle for the first few strokes to get through.
  6. I think I must have used about 100 rotatech chains now (just bought another 40 for this year last week) and I don't remember having any major issues. I get the odd hard tooth but I got that with Oregon before. People have their favourites but if I handed someone a saw I doubt most would know which chain it was running.
  7. We've been using them for years now on processors and chainsaws and other than initial stretch they're very good. They last as long as any other brand and cut as well so we've switched to just using them. It helps that they're a third of the price. 😉 I don't rate their bars as highly unfortunately but I know a lot of people who have switched to them and no complaints. Especially those who run them on firewood processors.
  8. I've used Farmi and Farma and both are pretty good. The Farmi is probably slightly better built but the Farma has more features and the full electric controls are great to use. We've current got our Farma 14ton for sale because we're upgrading and it's been a great trailer to use. With the hydraulic extension and extra height bolsters you can get a big load on and visibility is good. We've got the 8.5m crane with double extension. You have to keep an eye on the chain tension now and then or you can snap them, as we found out, but it's worth it for the extra reach and it still lifts plenty. Edit: We're looking at Fao Far and cranab at the moment but they are a lot of money depending what you're looking for.
  9. It will always be wetter after splitting because it's harder to dry the middle but it sounds like yours are too damp either way. Getting different readings is normal but anything over 40 is probably inaccurate as the meters aren't designed for it. Anything under 25 should be fine to burn though. If they're slightly damp they should be ok after a few days stacked by the fire but if they're really bad I would get them swapped (assuming they didn't get wet after delivery).
  10. I also hate bottom barb, we had 500m before where it was added on after we had finished and that was a horrible job... I'm a big fan of the quickfencer for tensioning. 🙂
  11. There's quite a few ways of doing the diagonals/struts. I like to dig the end in then notch the post and attach with a Tek screw (easier than a 6inch nail with oak posts). These are useful for tensioning single strands: Draper 57547 Fence Wire Tensioning Tool: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools WWW.AMAZON.CO.UK Free delivery and returns on all eligible orders. Shop Draper 57547 Fence Wire...
  12. Ideally £6+ with good quality materials in mid Wales but I know plenty much cheaper and that's easy for me to say when we don't do much.
  13. £30-35 per ton is the going rate for extracting hardwood to stacks around here. Unless it's milling grade you couldn't justify a lot more because of the end price.
  14. The only reason an identical log will burn longer is if it's damper, then it will produce less kw anyway. Any drying method is just taking water out basically and not changing the structure of the wood. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert but I've done enough of both to see no difference and no science has shown otherwise that I've seen.
  15. If they're the same moisture there shouldn't be a difference, they'll produce the same kw. Density shouldn't change and extra weight will only be moisture. Kiln dried is just a faster version of air dried.

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