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sammym

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  1. Err - well I've only recently decided to get back into the garden work. More because I was getting calls on my phone for jobs, and decided it would be better to earn some money rather than looking for a "normal job". So I currently have a bmw 320d, but I'll have to change that for a van, or if I decide to start very small again a pick up.
  2. I think you have made my mind up for me. As a collective on the forum. I've message jonesie asking about offers at his show, and I'm sure we will be able to work something out. I'll be itching at the bit to actually use it though. If it takes a couple of weeks for a job to come in using a saw then I'll be gutted. At the moment I only have hedges booked in. Sadly.
  3. My view. And off topic. Is that people see the £ signs in big work, without working out the costs. £2k for two days, 4 men each day and then all the waste and extra chipper etc. Vs me and one other bloke earning £5/600 a day smashing out hedges and small work to a high standard... In the end I had four blokes working for me, all earning GOOD money. And we nicknames ourselves the hedge specialists. We were knocking out jobs other people were claiming would take a day in half a morning, and then doing loads more work. It just meant when it came to something bigger, we were not as used to it. We would take apart the "big tree" brigrade at small stuff, and they would do the same to use with big stuff. I know who drove nicer cars though...
  4. I've done the training and know the theory However when you are only doing something once every few months and your bread and butter is hedges and small work, you are not 100% confident. I know some will say that it's the wrong attitude. But I found I made a LOT more money doing smaller work. So did that. It's what I plan on going back too
  5. Pop in and have a coffee then. That way they can listen if they want, and ignore if they don't. Upside is that you MAY get work out of it, and you will know that no grief has been caused.
  6. Either that or get on with your life and use the time to be the best that you can be. Best case scenario if you call them is someone get's fined. Worst case is an elderly lady who doesn't know better is caused a lot of upset. I like to think I'm a fairly moral bloke. And have been put in hopsital before twice standing up to people picking on vulnerable people in town. However I don't believe in causing grief because you can, do it because you need to.
  7. I've just read the rules (as I've been breaking them by accident). And you arn't meant to post others work to have a dig. That said. My view is that the tree has been battered. If the customer is happy and that's what they want, it's not big enough (from what I can see) for conservation rules, or a tpo to be relavent so it's an ok job. I've had to do things which I don't like to earn money. At the end of the day it's the customers tree and if thats what they want and it's legal, thats what they will get. Painters and decorators do not knock each other for painting houses horrible colours. They accept that it's what some people want.
  8. As someone who does rock climbing and who used to climb trees. Put simply, rock climbing rope is more stretchy. It's resigned so that you fall and the rope absorbs the energy rather than breaking your back... When climbing a tree your prussic (insert fancy bit of kit) is not meant to have much/any slack in the system. Try hip thrusting up a tree with rock climbing rope. You will be bouncing all day long. There may be other differences.
  9. As I said it was only my opinion. And I respect yours. I just know that when I had a mate do some work for me a few years ago, when he was skint and on leave. He told me how grateful he would be going back to finishing work by midday, having his scoff provided and being pampered in the line infantry. My point isn't that manual work in gardens is all bad. It's just that there are easier ways to earn a crust and I'd rather the bloke know it. Glad it is going well for you mate. For a bootneck it seems like things have turned out surprisingly well for you!
  10. Good point. I was joking, however it can come across in the wrong way on the internet. I suppose if I wouldn't say it infront of my fiance's parent's I shouldn't write it here.
  11. I had one of the first 261's in the country. And had that problem... Was a major drama as the local dealer refused to loan me a saw when they repaired it... The second one I got was fine. However once it stopped oiling the chain and it wasn't blocked... I will never use that dealer again. However I do like Stihl. The saws really did put up with abuse. I just wanted to see if there was a new kid on the block. It appears there is! So thanks.
  12. I'll remember that some people on the internet believe in political correctness and have no sense of humor then. These blokes must be amazing to work with, and great fun on the lash.
  13. Once the drugs wear off and they get their bearings, they are off sharpish
  14. This is a very friendly forum. Thanks

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