Jump to content

Peasgood

Member
  • Content Count

    1,471
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Peasgood

  • Rank
    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2013, 2014, 2015

Personal Information

  • Location:
    Cheshire

Recent Profile Visitors

1,856 profile views
  1. I read an article a couple of months back and it said that having studied track and tracing information it appeared that the highest common denominator by a long way for spread of infection was supermarkets. I never heard or saw mention of this ever again and put it down to the power of the supermarkets to get things hushed up, or the power they have over the Government. (if you don't believe they have power then tell me who got prosecuted over the horsemeat they were selling, and don't claim they didn't know or at the very least didn't bother asking the right questions) All the supermarkets are now making a big thing about making masks compulsory, were they not before? I have a conspiracy theory that the government kept a bit quiet about the supermarkets being a source of spread in return for them coughing up (no pun intended) the business rates they hadn't been paying. (£2 billion!)
  2. My oven and hob runs off wood. I love it.
  3. Nothing to lose then. It has worked for a lot of people in similar circumstances. 👍
  4. Certainly true if pulling a trailer but not so bad if dragging logs, pulling rollers harrows etc. Look up "9 hole drawbar", they are made specifically to do just that.
  5. I assume you mean the clutch plate has stuck itself to the flywheel. Two ways to fix it, first is wedge the clutch pedal down with a weight or piece of wood and leave it a week. With a bit of luck it will free itself. Second way is to hold the clutch down and just drive it around for a while, putting a bit of a strain on it if you can by driving it up a hill (be careful buggering about on hills!). They usually give after a while and often with quite a bang.
  6. This is a pic off ebay but I made a set for myself. Very useful, easy to make assuming you can weld or not especially dear to buy. Great for IBC, pallets of allsorts, tree trunks etc. Highly recommended even if you have a forklift attachment as well.
  7. I'm surprised they are worth that much, and also surprised you can take it off in 3 minutes as ours is a lot more involved than that (it's not 3 point linkage). I do have a couple of 3pl forklifts that I use on other tractors, very useful bits of kit.
  8. Got exactly the same thing on one of our 35's. Ours has sideshift too.
  9. I doubt you will lose with either but the 35 is a damned good little tractor.I much prefer to use a tractor with no cab (but wouldn't use one without a rollbar). Ford is more powerful but I too would still prefer a 35. I have a 35, been here since new, recent engine rebuild and used on my farm for what it was made for. Extremely useful little tractors.
  10. A friend of mine once built a canoe. He spent a long time on it and it was a work of art. Almost the final phase was to fill both ends with polyurethane expanding foam. He duly ordered the bits from Mr Glasplies (an excellent purveyor of all things fibreglass) and it arrived in two packs covered with appropriately dire warnings about expansion ratios and some very good notes on how to use it. Unfortunately he had a degree, worse still two of them. One was in Chemistry, so the instructions got thrown away and the other in something mathematical because in a few minutes he was merrily calculating the volume of his craft to many decimal places and the guidelines got binned as well. He propped the canoe up on one end, got a huge tin, carefully measured the calculated amounts of glop, mixed them and quickly poured the mixture in the end of the canoe (The two pack expands very rapidly). I arrived as he was completing this and I looked in to see the end chamber over half full of something Cawdors Witches would have been proud of. Two thing occurred to me, one was the label which said in big letters: "Caution - expansion ration 50:1" (or something similar) and the other that the now empty tins said "approximately enough for 20 small craft" Any comment was drowned out by a sea of yellow brown foam suddenly pouring out of the middle of the canoe and the end of the canoe bursting open. My friend screamed and leapt at his pride and joy which was knocked to the ground as he started trying to bale handfuls of this stuff out with his hands. Knocking the craft over allowed the still liquid and not yet fully expanded foam to flow to the other end of the canoe where it expanded and shattered that end as well. A few seconds later and we had a canoe with two exploded ends, a mountain of solid foam about 4ft high growing out of the middle, and a chemist firmly embedded up to his armpits in it. At this stage he discovered the reaction was exothermic and his hands and arms were getting very hot indeed. Running about in small circles in a confined space while glued to the remains of a fairly large canoe proved ineffective so he resorted to screaming a bit instead. Fortunately a Kukri was to hand so I attacked the foam around his hands with some enthusiasm. The process was hindered by the noise he was making and the fact he was trying to escape while still attached to the canoe. Eventually I managed to hack out a lump of foam still including most of his arms and hands. Unfortunately my tears of laughter were not helping as they accelerated the foam setting. Seeking medical help was obviously out of the question, the embarrassment of having to explain his occupation (Chief Research Chemist at a major petrochemical organisation) would simply never have been lived down. Several hours and much acrimony later we had removed sufficient foam (and much hair) to allow him to move again. However he still looked something like a failed audition for Quasimodo with red burns on his arms and expanded blobs of foam sticking everywhere. My comment that the scalding simple made the hairs the foam was sticking to come out easier was not met with the enthusiasm I felt it deserved. I forgot to add that in retrospect rather unwisely he had set out to do this deed in the hallway of his house (the only place he later explained with sufficient headroom for the canoe - achieved by poking it up the stairwell. Having extricated him we now were faced with the problem of a canoe construction kit embedded in a still gurgling block of foam which was now irrevocably bonded to the hall and stairs carpet as well as several banister rails and quite a lot of wallpaper. At this point his wife and her mother came back from shopping...... Oh yes - and he had been wearing the pullover Mum in law had knitted him for his birthday the week before.
  11. Peasgood

    Shingles

    I tried cold sore cream but can't say it seemed to do much. This was at the advice of a pharmacist, not just something I tried on a whim. Zovirax® Cold Sore Cream | Zovirax® WWW.ZOVIRAX.CO.UK Zovirax® Cold Sore Cream gets to the core of your cold sore helping stop the virus and heal your blister. Find out more... First time I had it I had stuff from the doctor that did seem to help a bit. Mine lasted about a fortnight, my Dad has had it for a couple of years and counting! (not suggesting yours will last that long)
  12. My "cheap" copies were over £300
  13. I was watching the news and all the NHS saying they couldn't cope, I wondered then why the Nightingale Hospitals weren't being reopened.

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.