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

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  1. Can anyone recommend an electric splitter for domestic use? A mate of mine has been asking me but it's not something I know anything about! And please don't say a Fiskars, he's wants to stop using man power! Thanks
  2. Can't say I've ever noticed that in 70000 miles in my Puma, I'll see if I notice it next time!
  3. I think you can get Dmaxs and maybe others uprated to it now? But that's got to be around the 30k mark, I'll never spend that on a vehicle- I'd rather have 7 or 8 cheap ones that 1s life span... But that comes down to different personal ways of doing things I suppose.
  4. I have suggested it in one of his threads in the past- 110 van with a bulkhead removal bar, little momo steering wheel and extended seat runners- I'm 6'5 and a lot chunkier than most, it has more leg room than ANYTHING else I've had/driven,- D2, troopers, Dmax, freelander, Jag x type, Rangers, hiluxes(mk3/4s). Plus 180bhp, 400 odd n/m, 30+mpg on a run, low range works on the road without blowing the centre diff, 7000kg train weight, gives boy racers a right shock...... But they are true marmite vehicle and you really have to WANT one, otherwise it'll just annoy you all the time... I'm currently seriously considering a standard, swb, 12 ish plate sprinter van as a day to day truck, but that would mean getting rid of something else๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ
  5. Big part of the reason I don't want to move away from defender/discovery despite the many benefits from other types of work vehicle- the answer to what it can tow, and tow well(despite what the landrover haters say) is 3500kg. End of, not spec dependent, doesn't mater what weights on the vehicle, 3500kgs it is.๐Ÿค“
  6. Well I'm really glad I read this thread, while I'm thinking about changing trucks.๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Or not. maybe a sprinter van. Or a cabstar tipper. but I'm a bit tall. Maybe a v10 toerag. Maybe a get rid of everything I've got and get a D4 commercial. Or a pair of td5 discos. Another 3.0trooper. Or a pair?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Sod it, new (used) tractor it is.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. That's why I have built a solid bagging box out of timber and angle iron, mounted on a pallet so I can move it around easily. Stick the bag in it, fill it up, fork it out and job done. The box does the measuring, the bag is just for transport. Let's me give consistent measures and reuse the bags until they are knackered!.
  8. Too right, why not!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ I cleaned out my brushless grinder and got it working but its actually the triggers wearing out- time to demote it to the workshop and get a shiney new one for the van!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  9. A cordless grease gun is about the only tool makita don't make,๐Ÿ˜ฉwell that I need. So I've got a sealy cordless one with non lithium battery's,so they are always flat when needed. its bloody horrible but just about worth having.... As for other tools discussed in this topic- I've got a half inch brushless makita impact driver and its bloody brilliant!its not just quicker than a ratchet but it can also do things that a ratchet cant. I did have a machine mart one but that was a lot bigger, less powerful and terrible battery life, I gave it to a mate and he still uses it occasionally. My brushless makita grinder is possibly the best tool I've ever bought. I'd use it anywhere, no matter how manky, as its just a completely differenct class of tool to a cheap or brushed one. Its currently out of action ( I think its just brick dust in the trigger that'll blow out), I feel like I'm missing an arm๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Bahco socket sets are better thร n halfords, I've broken a halfords ratchet by hand, never broken a bahco one even with a scaffold pole! They are also dirt cheap if you buy them at the right time- ive bought 3 from various places over the years and never paid more than ยฃ60 for full size 1/2 inch set with spanners. I do like nice tools and some of them are possibly excessive for my needs but they just make life easier!
  10. I'd really like to see pictures if you find them- its something I've often thought of doing but never been sure it would work. So seeing some pictures of a tried and tested one would be great๐Ÿ‘
  11. Where can I order one please? Needs to be double cab though, with four full size seats, an 8ft load bed and no longer than a 110๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
  12. Its not just a muck heap its also a soil dump from small digging out jobs over the last 13 years- I can't believe how far the pile went!- that's been mixed with our muck heap over the years. I've separated out the straw/muck and its great soil as its been well mixed over the years. Its stones, hardcore, roots of all sizes that im needing to get out.๐Ÿ‘
  13. I see where you're coming from, but I think if I can find one of those red rhino machines near me it should be viable i think. We only use soil in pretty small quantities so it costs ยฃ40+ a ton to buy, I now think there's 100 ton ish in the piles. I have a digger and a loader so only running costs for them, not hire rates, and I'll be doing it myself-not that my time is free, or even cheap! A bit of time on the screener should get the pile tidied up (that's quite important due to where our fields are), make a decent pile of usable product and give me some experience of the process in case I ever need to use it on site where its a bit more important! Cheers ๐Ÿ‘
  14. This one looks like the way to go, just need to find one for a sensible price that's not a hundred miles away!
  15. I'm currently digging out my muck heap and I've found about 40 tons of really decent soil. There is probably the same again in another heap up the field. Any recommendations on a machine I could hire to screen the rubbish out of it to leave decent soil behind ? Needs to be able to use in a field and ideally mobile in use so I can move it to the soil rather than bringing the soil to it. Any suggestions welcome, thanks.

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