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

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  1. william127

    Trailer mounted chipper

    I think an easy solution is..... A cheap second tow vehicle! A good usable Discovery, trooper, ranger etc can be had for under 2k. It can do loads of different jobs, no one trick pony. Its not very often that tree jobs creating tipper trailer loads of chip get done by one person, and if you get a sub 750kg chipper anyone can tow it? When you get to site the chipper can be used connected to its tow vehicle, loose or bolt a tow bar on the back of the trailer to keep the chipper secure. A truck mounted chipper sounds like a great idea in theory but would cost a ton of money for a very specialised bit of kit. Unless you have a job that needs exactly that. One good setup I suppose could be the biggest chipper you could get mounted on a 3.5t truck, towing a digger with a grab to feed it, chipping into other vehicles or piles. That could produce some serious volumes?👍
  2. william127

    What saws you got ?

    Ernest does(tractor dealers). It was on offer last January. I should have bought 2 really.
  3. william127

    What saws you got ?

    UStarting from the biggest: Husky 2100 ( non runner, bought from a mate, maybe milling saw one day) 461, Spud ported, lovely beast👌👌 461 365 converted to 372 and Spud ported, great saw and I bought it as a genuine barely used £250 bargin Still 390, longest owned, bought it when I was 17, not very good but drilling out the exhaust and running on Aspen seems to have woken it up a bit. Currently has a fuel leak so not been used for a long time. 357, latest purchase from another arbtalker, very nice and a handy size. 350, Spud ported, from the same arbtalker as 357. My go to saw, can't decide whether I prefer this or the ported 461. Husky 435, handy saw, bought on offer for £160 new. Currently waiting on an oil pump, I think. 200t. I shouldn't have it as I'm not a climber but it comes in handy and cuts very nicely. Echo cs280. Not used it yet as it needs a tune up but nice little thing by the feel of it. My Dads saws that I use regularly: 2x 210s, ok little plodders. 2x 170s bought very cheap on offers, ridiculously light, very handy, last and last. Most used would be the 350, 461,365 and 435, but I expect the 357 will make its way up the list rapidly! I have too many saws that's certain, but I tend to buy them when I come across what I hope is a good buy, and I like to have back ups!
  4. william127

    Fings wot broke

    Well today got off to a bad start but finished better! Went into the log shed to find that the loaders left brake cylinder had dumped its fluid all over the floor😫 Had a look to confirm it was the cylinder, it was, bit of luck- the machine came with a spare one of them.👌 Then I got a message saying that a diesel pipe I ordered for the digger had arrived, 5 days earlier than expected! So my mechanical mate did the diesel pipe while I did the brake cylinder,
  5. william127

    Fings wot broke

    Well today got off to a bad start but finished better! Went into the log shed to find that the loaders left brake cylinder had dumped its fluid all over the floor😫 Had a look to confirm it was the cylinder, it was, bit of luck- the machine came with a spare one of them.👌 Then I got a message saying that a diesel pipe I ordered for the digger had arrived, 5 days earlier than expected! So my mechanical mate did the diesel pipe while I did the brake cylinder, about an hour and a half each👌 But we also confirmed that the glow plugs and alternator have had it on the digger so its not all good news😖😂
  6. william127

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Nice👌 impressive log lifting!
  7. william127

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    That looks great, and 2.5k doesn't seem too bad for what looks like a lot of sturdy metal👌 The big question is though, will I make that saving up in time saved over using the thumb? I'd say that if you were doing tree work day in day out with your digger then absolutely, but for me who uses it for trees, landscaping and normal digger work, even then probably only averages out at 1 day a week? I suspect not, unfortunately! All purchases are currently on hold however, for the positive reason that we are looking into buying the barn and field we currently rent👌👌 so new toys are on hold!
  8. william127

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Where is a good place to buy a timber grab from? Probably free hanging but maybe with a rotator. RSL is an obvious option but where else would be? What sort of price is good? for a 1.5 ton kubota. I'm also thinking about upgrading the Kubota to the legendary tb016 in the next couple of months so how do these grabs generally mount, would I be able to just have the pin hole mounts changed? And the same question goes for my RSL tooth and rake. Im guessing that as both machines are technically 1.5 tonners then the attachemts them selves will be pretty much the same, just need the mounts modifying. Thanks for any advice
  9. william127

    Hyundai 14 HP Chipper

    As Andrew says, I have one of these. I have done some jobs that really are to big for it over the last couple of years and it has been great. The chipping performance really has been excellent for the size and cost. It was spraying conifer chip past the headboard of my 14ft trailer on one job! You can however see why it is cheap, things like guards and shoots need regular tightening. And when you tow it (not on the road) with the supplied bar, the stand is still touching the ground! It is currently out of action but I think its just an oily plug or a bit of dirt shaken up by towing it offroad. To be expected from a small petrol engine and nothing I haven't had with my Honda engined Muck Truck. I would certainly have another but it would be the Rock Machinery one as it looks to be the same machine in a different colour and Hyundai haven't been the best to get parts from.
  10. william127

    Up to yer nuts in it thread

    I managed to sink this dumper up to its axles/steps early last summer. Completely my fault, I've been driving machines in this field since I was 5, chose the wrong route, lost momentum, game over!/ Fortunately the stuff in in the skip was a mixture of hardcore and roots, I mixed that in the bog in front of the wheels to make a ramp with the digger, dug out all I could with the digger and winched it out with the land Rover. I was only able to use 1 snatch block as it took every strop and.chain I had to reach an anchor tree as it was! I was on my own so just had the dumper in neutral , so nothing but winch power. The first picture is after I knew it was going to come out, I didn't feel like taking pictures when it was right in unfortunately!
  11. william127

    Conveyors?

    Of course
  12. william127

    Conveyors?

    Any pictures? Cheers
  13. william127

    Conveyors?

    I couldn't make something that tidy for that much, no. So if I felt I could justify it I would possibly buy that at some point in the future. A new headstock and pallet forks for the loader is probably a better buy first though. But I've found an old farm elevator that I could make into just what I want, for about £200 all in. Unfortunately, as always, its at the other end of the country! Oh well.
  14. william127

    Advice

    That's good money for builders bags, £65 round here. Although thinking about it, that shouldn't be a surprise to me- I did 2 bags to a mate in Liverpool when I was going that way for a job as he couldnt find any for a sensible price.
  15. william127

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    That looks like a lot of digger for the money 👌

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