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  1. Thats some interesting information to think about, thanks guys. I’m probably going to look into older machines and see whats available by checking out the various links on the website. Yes I am fairly mechanically minded and I don’t need to worry about towing weight restrictions.
  2. Hello everyone. I’m looking for advice on buying a chipper and I’m wondering if I should buy new (unfortunately on finance) or look at 2nd hand? I’ve used a number of chippers over the years and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. If anyone knows of something decent for a reasonable price I could be interested to know about that. Tracked machines would be great but of course they are more expensive so it would depend on the price. If any dealers have something that could suit me I would be interested to hear from you.
  3. What about New England Braided Safety Blue? That’s what I’m currently climbing on. ZZ no good on that?
  4. Hi everyone. Looking for people’s opinions on whats the best rope to use on the new ZigZag Plus?
  5. Hello folks. Whats the going price for selling hardwood, freshly cut, per tonne?
  6. Could sell you a 550xpg and I've just sold a 346xp along with an extra crankcase. Could speak to the guy and see what his plans are for the 346
  7. Hello all. Has anyone used Polexim chippers before or does anyone own one? Would be interested to hear about people's opinions and experiences from those that have used them.
  8. Depending what I'm working on: 550xpg - 15" 362 C-M VW - 18" 660 - 30" 550 is so light, manoeuvrable, responsive but a bit of a screamer on the ears day in day out. Great for snedding. 362 tends to be the first choice nowadays. Light enough to to use all day, sweeter tone to it - easier on the ears. Bit grabby on full chisel and pushing chain. Goes through a bit more fuel. Often use it when rooting blown. 660 has plenty power but a bit of a guzzler on the Gogo juice! Tend to use it only on big big stuff as my arms can die a death using it all day. Difficult to bore in. Wouldn't mind a 22" on it, would be a weapon!! 😁
  9. I've been to both showrooms and the equipment and staff are equally as helpful
  10. Will see what's what tomorrow, got a few people to phone now. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. Hello all Looking to hire a chipper in Aberdeen for next week and wondering if anyone can help? Would need it from Mon - Wed, possibly just two days. Would need to be between 5"-7.5" and road towable. Was looking to buy one but there is a 2-3 month waiting list for the one I was looking at. Would also consider buying one if someone has one for sale, depending on cost, condition, hours etc. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  12. I'm also looking to do the RFS Cert through Myerscough in Sept., and I've to do a pre entry assignment. I also work away from home a lot which might be a concern if I have deadlines in which to complete the various assignments. Also, I seem to be rather pants at remembering the Latin names, I've read several books which tend to do that ear to ear thing! I've also heard of numerous people dropping out of this course which makes me wonder just how difficult a course it is? For those that have already done this course, do you get plenty of tutor support should you require it? Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  13. Hello Does anyone know of a 346xp crank case kicking about? Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  14. Do you know what they did to it? Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  15. Hi Gman84 Very similar symptoms for me but different saw (346xp). I found, after it was hot it goes through phases where it will idle fine, but as I pick it up and just as im away to make a cut, it cuts out on me. This of course can get rather frustrating. It's not too bad for starting again but can need quite a few pulls at times and a bit of a mess about with the choke on occasion too. Also, it can feel like its away to cut out when operating the saw which can make you keep your finger hovering over the trigger and that ain't exactly ideal. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  16. Hi Jon, you gonna record a before and after vid as a comparison. Seen alot of that on YouTube (also good, free advertising for Spud too!) :-) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  17. Cheers Jon, Yeah im aware of his wizardry. I know of a 372xp he did work on. :-) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  18. Hi Jon, I'll keep it in mind and have a think about it. It is cutting well the now though. It's my poor wee 346xp that might need an appointment with the "Doctor" Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  19. :-) haha.... luv it! C'Mon the 660!!!! :-) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  20. That's exactly why I got a 660 (and because of a big cheesy grin and the words "oh yeah!" Running through my head) :-) I also found the 084 nose heavy with a 36" bar, plus a 30" can do alot of tree before you'd need a bigger bar. It's gonna be handy having the 36" as a spare as well. As for all that electronic gubbins.... I could well be wrong but am sure thats just to make sure we have to conform to the makers (just like with newer cars, you have to take them to a garage as you need to plug it in to a computer and used specific tools etc) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  21. Hi Pete, I have been pondering over the idea of a dual port exhaust and give it a bit of "axe men" style and ive seen plenty of chatting about modifications to their saws but it does make me wonder just how good that can be for them, although I don't have enough personal knowledge as ive never modified any of my saws in ten years. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  22. Hi Jamesd, I find the 660 well balanced with a 30" bar, it cuts well and if you need to dig in the dogs and give it a bit of oomph it manages no problem. Yeah ive not missed the heated handles, (if your working hard enough you shouldn't need them haha!) I find a good pair of gloves helps with any vibration anyway. I also agree with your philosophy about the heated handles and liken it to the idea of electric windows (its just something else that can go wrong) :-) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  23. Hi Jon, I'm sure he would have, his shop is always well stocked... which is good as anything you need he usually has... but it means the wallet tends to get a hammering too! :-D Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  24. Hi Hotrod, I've never used Angus chainsaws before, in fact I didnt even know about them. I will have a look see though, now that I know about them. Chainsaw Bob, and Pete up in Huntly are good guys though, very thorough and informative, every time I go into their shop I seem to get the "Shiny kit bug" and spend too much money haha! Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app
  25. Hi Jon, I hear alot about porting the saws on here and it does make me wonder just how much difference it makes to them? Is it good for them or do parts wear out quicker etc? Guess that's questions for another thread... I thought to myself that I would have to make a point of getting a 660 before they stopped making them seeing that they have been tried and tested and im glad I did, however by the time im looking to replace the 660 with a 661 (or whatever it will be called by then) it'll have had all its little niggles ironed out and will have gained the reputation that it should deserve by then, so there should be no probs with all that tech they put in saws nowadays :-) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Arbtalk mobile app


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