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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. Hase anyone got or know much about a Case1394? We have one that's been sat in our shed for a couple of years since we got it at an auction. Fired up first turn of the key after probably a year today, engine looks and sounds surprisingly clean but I'm having a few problems, which is why it's been sat in the shed! They are- 1. Arms go up nicely, but down. 2. I cant get it to rev right up, I think it's just the linkages as I've already adjusted a bit more rev into it. 3. The bonnet, how are supposed to open it, I have managed to fight it open, but now I can't get it to close, part of the tilting frame catches on the air intake. I'm sure this is me not doing it right, but it's a bit annoying! 4. What engine oil should I use, every opinion on google seems different! Any suggestions for any of my questions would be great, thanks.
  2. Do you have a picture of your generator? I do a reasonable amount of work for a very good mate of mine whose a generator engineer, including alternator changes, but being the uneducated muscle on the job😆, I always have trouble translating kva into kgs/£££s! But I'd like to help an arbtalk stalwart such as yourself if I can! 👍👍
  3. I've always been good at getting up for a purpose- I semi regularly work with an Old Boy(75!!) putting in soundproofing units on industrial machinery all over the country and if he says, Monday, can you meet me in Blackburn, 8am(I live in Hertfordshire), I'd say, sure, no problem and be there on time. Problem is, his natural waking up time is 4am and I dont have one! So all this year I've left a 5am alarm on, to try and change my waking up time. Unfortunately, right as its started working, the worlds gone on a go slow and I have nowhere to go in the morning!😂😂
  4. Chains through the handle, even if they are only chained together. Battery powered shed alarm. Hide them under 'mess'. My main security tactic is splitting stuff up, I have 2 units, 10 minutes apart, obviously not just for security, but it's a help...
  5. Its utterly mad! Same engines, same gear boxes, same towing capacity, much better body/interior, 1/4 of the price! I've been recommending discos to people for years, while driving a defender. 2 years ago I bought a 200k td5 disco as a back up van/car, did 15k in it in 14 months, not trouble free but I absolutely loved it. 'Upgraded' it for a D3, which I've done a lot of miles in, but quite frankly I'm scared of it😂😂 And to answer the original question, I'd go for a swb 3.0 Trooper, had 2, cheap power, although most people recommend the older, less powerful, more reliable 3.1 model👍
  6. A battery powered makita would be perfect for me, I have so many batteries already 👌 A battery powered saw of any kind seems perfect for by the chipper to me, you often spend longer starting the saw than you actually do cutting so it seems a no brainer really...
  7. I'd just use a powered pole saw, from the outside. Couple of 8x4s on the roofs, for protection only, cut sensible sized pieces, someone else holding/steadying with long armed pruner. Cut it down until it's as low as is sensible between the garages, the cut some slots in the top of the stumps with the pole saw, then spray something appropriate on them.
  8. All sorted now thanks, back to the manky arb waste, which I have the kit to handle. Cheers though 👍
  9. I've just come across this old post of mine. These were a great buy, moved tons of timber, more positive grip than with the ripper tooth. One of the teeth has snapped off but after an acceptable amount of work, especially given the strain that they are under when gripping timber in from an angle. And at this price, you could easily keep a spare set! I'd recommend them👍
  10. Where are you and how much for the thumb? Cheers
  11. Smacked goolies and dented cars, 2 more reasons to screw an old tyre to your chopping block! Once you've done it you wont go back. Straight ash is generally a pleasure to split, until it's really dry, then it can be a bit too hard
  12. Cheers, I'll start looking for an engine👌 I've more than had my money's worth out of my chipper but the engine has let it down by being really unreliable recently. I dont use it much, which is part of the problem, so I've been thinking of getting shot but I think I'll look properly into this. Especially with a 50% power upgrade!
  13. Looks good, I might give my Hyundai another chance and do that! Its basically the same machine so should work fine. Did you have to change the drive wheel(s) to make it run at the correct speed, or did it just work ok? Cheers
  14. That's good going👌 Some machines need another hours meter on them- the how much time it's saved you hours meter! Like my loader, hasn't done 3 hours a month, saved me days!
  15. I hired a tracked forst in January, came to me with 18 hours on, I doubled it to 36 in 2 day🤣🤣 thank god for Led work lights🤣

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