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About william127

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    hertford, Herts.
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    landscaping, fencing, firewood and mulch supplied.

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  1. I am always amazed people fall for these scams, if you have any clue about the market for what you're buying theres no way you'd fall for it!! Things at half the price you'd expect them to be, or less! If it was say 10% below you might be able to understand people getting done for a few hundred quid holding deposit, but buying unseen from someone who's clearly not a dealer, come on!! If you want machines/vehicles that aren't in your area youve got to put the miles in, or wait. Or pay the price and buy from a big, known dealer. Its not rocket science.
  2. I had the rsl non hydraulic thumb, very sturdy. I can never decide whether I'd prefer a hydraulic one or not, certainly be better at picking things up but looses a lot of the simplicity benefits
  3. Depends how high your trailer is and how heavy your timbers are really! If you need maximum height and minimum weight of attachment a thumb would be best, but if you have plenty of height/weight to spare a grab would be more efficient. I had a thumb on my kubota kx36-3 and that was not as good a machine as a tb016, I lifted and shifted hundreds of tons of timber with it, including some far far too heavy lumps! I started out using my ripper tooth as my bucket for lifting but I switched to these RSL bolt on teeth on a 9 inch bucket and that was much much better. The other good things about a thumb are the fact that you can always have it with you, and they are so cheap that if you decide to upgrade to a grab you have only spent a couple of hundred quid on something that will come in useful for other jobs anyway!
  4. That does make a 1.5 mini look good value๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ But for whatever reason these these are what they are and we can only make a few quid where we can ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
  5. Nice, they're great tools, I bought mine for the simple reason that it was ยฃ750 used. Whereas a used Hinowa traked machine was ยฃ3000!๐Ÿ˜‚ It's done its fair share with me, now it will either come on jobs or get hired out๐Ÿ‘Œยฃยฃยฃ
  6. My best mate/close business associate has one of these bought for a song that we slid under a generator. Tows very nicely ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Whether it's better value than a genuine replacement I couldnt say, depends on your use- if you load your chipper up with cones, arbtrolly, bags of takings etc it could be useful to have a bit more weight capacity?
  7. And if it was only for my use, that's what I'd I've have/that's what I'd have the muck truck 250kg wheeled machine for๐Ÿ‘Œ I'm not going to lie, I'm shamelessly piggybacking off my mates advertising with his 1 ton wheeled dumper! Share hire leads (his brand new 1 ton wheeled, my 1 ton brand new tracked), plus work on our own jobs should mean in 4 years time we both own valuable assets outright ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  8. I really do know what you mean, but as a landscaper and with my particular network of contacts (plus an owned outright takeuchi micro on the books) it's an easy hire out, making it a zero outlay machine for my jobs๐Ÿ‘ and it's a type of machine I've had used and admired since I was 15๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Plus it's my first foot in the door of the big bad world of finance๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ And if that's plus vat its 2k over what I paid, just a decent screenshot I found๐Ÿ‘
  9. Not quite a mini dumper but I signed on the dotted line for this today. Available for hire Hertfordshire and the surroundings area ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  10. Is anyone running a sherpa mini loader? Is it good or bad, worth having? Especially if you use it for landscaping, moving soil or sand, pallet forking, raking/sweeping, maybe hole boring etc as well as moving timber. I already have diggers, tractors and a loader, so don't need something that can lift loads. I like the idea of something that can get in more gardens, go on the back of my truck or sideways on the trailer and basically act as a labourer for me when I'm working on my own. Something I'm thinking about for in a few months time, depending on what works coming in obviously!
  11. I'm also primarily a 1 man band gardener type, well I was when I bought the Hyundai...I was able to buy it at trade price through a mate of mine, so it cost me exactly ยฃ1000 (5 years ago though), Money well spent I'd say!
  12. Hyundai as a company might be South Korean, but I'm pretty certain my Hyundai chipper is pure Chinese! It's a pretty decent machine really, just things like the electric, exhaust and handle show where it's cheap. Having used it for the first time in a year or so last week, I plan to rewire it and build a new axle/tow hitch- its currently so low its basically un towable with anything other than a ride on mower on a flat concrete floor! I was thinking about selling it, but for the few hundred quid it's worth it's too handy!
  13. My 1996 130. Bought as a second/third truck to run with my 2014 VW Crafter van(I'm mainly a lanscaper) and Discovery 3 back in June. Its since replaced the Crafter, and the D3 has been replaced with a D2, I think I just prefer older, simpler stuff.. The very smooth but underpowered 300tdi engine is getting replaced with a td5 lump fairly soon, it'll be running about 180hp so should be a fair upgrade!
  14. I have similar, 1/2 inch compact brushless makita, (had for years, brilliant), big 1/2 makita (well not technically mine, it's on long term loan, loads of grunt but a bit awkward) and I've just got a 12v Milwaukee right angle,haven't really used it much but it'll save the day one day! I should also mention the 12v Milwaukee riveter, 400 odd rivetes per battery, very well made and only ยฃ230 with case, battery and charger. The case is big enough to fit the 12v combi drill, 3 batteries, charger and a tape measure which is pretty handy. Bit of a luxury but I was fed up with hand riveters falling apart or needing loads of room to use! I think that when it comes to 18v stuff makita and Milwaukee are pretty even but in the 12v stuff Milwaukee are miles ahead.
  15. I do, yes. It doesn't get used that much, but when it does it's very handy. It's mainly used on landscaping jobs so I've not used it much on soft ground, but I've used it on jobs where its moved full grab lorrys worth of stuff over grass without too much trouble or mess. You can get a dual wheel kit for them I think, which should make a difference On yesterday's job we were putting the logs in it that the little chipper couldn't deal with, probably saved 15 trips to the truck!


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