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  1. Bandit gallery

    Wow that's an awesome looking machine 😉
  2. Labourer east Devon

    Looking for a labourer/third man subbie in sunny east devon. Tree work and strimming. Some nights paid at better rate. Some basic tickets and cscs would be an advantage. Suit college lever etc. Someone reliable with good attitude. We will look after you well, potential of lots of work on going 🙂 Cheers simon 07909524526
  3. A job in east devon

    We are recruiting! We are Looking for a groundsman/general operative/third man. general tree surgery ground duties, site clearance, stump grinding, general country side contracting and highways work, trees and grass and will include night works paid at stronger rate, milling and machine maintenance. (Mostly commercial work but no power lines or railways). Someone reliable, friendly, good attitude, flexible and able to pass D and A test if necessary. Some tickets and experience would be ideal cross cutting, brush cutter, chipper, cscs etc. Will consider more or less tickets for the right person. Could suit someone new to the industry/college leaver or Possibly consider apprenticeship through the ARB academy for right person. This is a paye full time position. What you will get from us- paid holiday, full ppe (two sets chainsaw trousers, boots, petzl helmet, sena comms, hiviz, waterproofs etc), pension, on going training, regular performance/wage reviews, We are looking for someone to invest into who will stay with us long term. We will look after you, appreciate you, thank you for working hard and pay you well. Quality of work and happy staff mean everything to us. Ideally looking for someone to start in the next couple of weeks. We are based near honiton in east devon. Cv to hartwoodtreeworks@googlemail.com or 07909524526 at a sensible time. Or message on here. Please feel free to share this or pass it to anyone you think might be interested. Many thanks simon
  4. commercial facebook page

    Fb work page works well for us. Takes a surprising amount of time and effort to keep it interesting and to get the right people to see your posts but in my opinion it's worth it. Great reference point to show clients recent works, has created some good enquiries and can be used well to find staff etc. Not quite as important as website/google ranking but still useful imo
  5. Grab and rotator

    We have recently brought a small excavator and put a grab and rotator. Easy to move about and really productive. Moves a surprisingly big bit of timber. We feed 8 inch chippers. Tracked forst struggles a bit but pto tp is really productive, just need to disconnect the stop bar for best results
  6. Alpine tractor - which make ?

    We have a loader on our alpine, been spot on. Really good tool. I think the issue is only if you put one on a artic steer alpine, makes them unstable
  7. Compact tractor/pto chipper

    We've a compact alpine tractor with loader and grab. We tried a small Jensen pto chipper on it, it was useless just soooo slow. I'd be sure you are happy with performance of set up before buying one
  8. 16ft ifor Williams for 2.5t digger

    We've got a 16ft tri axle ifor we use to move plant. Our alpine tractor puts it on its limit and combination of chipper and grinder is probably a bit over. The trailer can cope with it no bother in my opinion. If we tow it with the mog it's fine. If we tow it with 3.5t truck or 4x4 pickup I really don't recommend it, snakes easily and really isn't great as the weight is so high up. A double axle would poss be worse?
  9. Mini digger timber grab

    Thanks gray git, I was going to look at options at Riko
  10. Mini digger timber grab

    Thank u, is the rsl the one u have gone for?
  11. Mini digger timber grab

    Hi guys, can anyone recommend a little timber grab and rotator for a little 1.7t digger please. Cheers
  12. Stump grinder hire Exeter area.

    Just read posts properly, advise above is spot on, if we can get our big bandit onto the stumps they will disappear pretty quick :-)
  13. Stump grinder hire Exeter area.

    We are close to exeter and happily quote for your stumps if you wish to go down that route. Please see Stump grinding Devon or Hartwood treeworks. Or you can hire a fairly handy pedestrian grinder from c plant services, just up the a30 from exeter 01404 850357 :-)
  14. Alpine/compacts. AGT or BCS?

    We've had a few bcs/pesquali tractors 46hp and 56hp, generally very capable and reliable machines


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