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hamilton32

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About hamilton32

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  • Birthday 12/04/1988

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  • Location:
    Currently the Cotswolds, Hampshire and Surrey
  • Interests
    Trees! Being outdoors. Music & Art
  • Occupation
    Climbing Arborist
  • City
    Nelson

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  1. Hi Patrick, I am already in Nelson in New Zealand. Do you have any part-time positions or options for self-employed workers? I am helping with my cousins business in forestry but still want to climb and do arb work! I have a 3-year essential skills visa, 5 years arb experience and a level 3 extended diploma in arboriculture, I am always looking to meet more arborists and tree firms to further develop my skills. If you think you might have a position for me id love to hear from you. You can contact me here or call me on 0212042836. Cheers, Hamilton
  2. i bit the bullet and got a spiderjack3 you don't really notice the size or weight, its definately an improvement on the 2.1 id highly recommend it!
  3. We've got a 2007 Jensen A540 it starts fine and picks up revs fine when engaged nothing sounds wrong but then after a minute or so the revs drop suddenly and it cuts out. This happens repeatedly. It's recently had a service and I can't find any obvious fault's. Does anyone know what it could be? Help massively appreciated! Thanks
  4. Cheers man that's really helpful I think il go for it!
  5. I currently climb on a Spiderjack 2.1 which I now really enjoy using. Has anyone gone from the 2.1 to the spiderjack 3 and found that the switch is easy and there are benefits worth the price tag? The locking function interests me, a drawback on the 2.1 is working above your anchor or going out on branches with the rope pulling behind you... I'm used to and like the braking system on the 2.1 and want to know if its basically the same on the sj3? Interested to hear what peoples experiences of it are? # Cheers
  6. hamilton32

    Battery powered hedgetrimmers any good?

    hla 65 is fantastic. So light, no fumes or noise highly recommend!
  7. I want something like this https://engrope.com/shop/industries/arborist/ring-to-ring-slings/ for general rigging. I like the simplicity of it and have been in situations where being retrievable would be good. I can only find the rings by themselves in the UK which is not much good to me... Cheers in advance!
  8. hamilton32

    freelancers - driving time.

    I've been a subby for 3 years now and just charge each company an individual day rate as there are a few variables: i factor in the hours i'll be working there, distance travelled and the kit I'm required to use and how regularly they can guarantee me work. This varies alot. I travel up to 45 mins without thinking about adding cost for travel. Most people that work have to travel to work and get paid nothing for it. It's finding a balance between getting paid fairly and not pricing yourself out of work.
  9. hamilton32

    We still have a vacancy for an Experienced Climber

    I can definitely do some days for you guys if you need the extra manpower, although I am not looking for permanent full-time work I could happily commit to part-time if the pay suits. I've just got back from New Zealand and I'll be here for a few months.  I am a self-employed climber looking for a couple of days a week. I have 5 years experience in the industry, 3 years as a subby climber/2nd climber. I have a Level 3 extended diploma in Arboriculture with distinction Tickets from chipper to rigging, first aid and full clean licence. I'm hard working and easy going, with good organisation and communication skills and experience in all aspects of tree work and all operations like reductions etc are carried out to the highest standard. I turn up on time every day and work hard without moaning. I can email a CV and provide references and copies of qualifications etc on request. Give me a call on 07934782915. Cheers, Hamilton
  10. hamilton32

    Climber/groundie needed Bristol

    Hi Mike, I'm a bit late for those dates obviously. But if you get stuck again give me a call on 07934782915. I'm currently living in Cheltenham but don't mind the drive to Bristol. I have 5 years experience in the industry, 3 years as a subby climber. I have a Level 3 extended diploma in Arboriculture with distinction Tickets from chipper to rigging, first aid and full clean licence. I'm hard working and easy going, with good organisation and communication skills and experience in all aspects of tree work and all operations like reductions etc are carried out to the highest standard. I can email a CV and provide references and copies of qualifications etc on request. Cheers
  11. I've just got back from New Zealand and i'll be here for a few months. I am a self-employed climber looking for a couple of days a week, ideally in the Gloucestershire area but I'm willing to commute further if people are in need of a good worker and can offer a good rate of pay. I have 5 years experience in the industry, 3 years as a subby climber. I have a Level 3 extended diploma in Arboriculture with distinction Tickets from chipper to rigging, first aid and full clean licence. I'm hard working and easy going, with good organisation and communication skills and experience in all aspects of tree work and all operations like reductions etc are carried out to the highest standard. I can email a CV and provide references and copies of qualifications etc on request. Give me a call on 07934782915. Cheers, Hamilton
  12. Hi Richard, I'll try and remember to call you tomorrow. I'm a self-employed climber, I'm not looking for a permanent position but need a couple of days a week. I have 5 years in the industry and 3 years as a self employed climber. I have an extended diploma in arboriculture and all the tickets from chipper to rigging. I live in Cheltenham but don't mind the drive to Bristol if the pay suits. If you want my CV I can email it over. You can contact me on 07934782915 but i'll try and call you tomorrow! Cheers, Hamilton
  13. Cheers Joe! What's treescape like to work for? they have all the big contracts down here and all the big gear, very difficult to compete with. Do you have any idea what rates of pay a good climber should get? I expect you should be getting a bit more in Auckland. I'm still not sure how much I should be earning in a day!
  14. Yes mate! still here, now applying for essential skills visa to get a couple more years here and maybe a residency. Ive travelled most of the south island, it's awesome. I'm still working in Nelson area and looking to explore the north island soon. My cousin owns a forestry business here so I'm now manager of arboriculture for him starting up an arb team, it's slow going currently but should snowball!

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