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  1. aspenarb

    Fmoc crets

    That would depend on where you are located. Bob
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    Stump grinder - can it hit pipes etc?

    In fairness to the structural engineer its not really his job. Anyone using equipment like this below ground should carry out their own survey, its not hard to locate phone and electrical cables using a cat but mdpe services like gas and water can be tricky. reminds me of this thread Bob
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    Chipper major mechanical failure, warrant???

    Perhaps a balance weight has parted company with the flywheel. that or you have been employing my guys on the side. Bob
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    Land rover led indicators

    You need one of these Mr Girdle https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-universal-fitting-7-way-bypass-relay-TEB7AS-Towbar-Towing-canbus-wiring/321086115886?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D53343%26meid%3D5d50d57b831b426c82276dfcdcf6a569%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D163183785379%26itm%3D321086115886&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 Run another fused power source to it and connect it onto the rear wiring harness , everything non led on the vehicle including the towbar wire into this unit. It basically just senses voltage and switches the relevant circuit taking its power from the other source. Your led relay wont know its there. Bob
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    Petrol Drill for rod bracing

    Robi is a good petrol drill, picked up the one below s/h yonks ago and its been reliable. The good thing about them is they all have a centrifugal clutch that kills the power the second you let go of the throttle so if you get snagged up it wont take you for a ride Bt45 seems to be the No1 choice and hold their money but Robi, Tanaka and Echo all make similar, usually a lot cheaper too. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tanaka-Petrol-Powered-Drill-Japanese-TED-270-LS-Free-Stihl-Oil/132727888556?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2649 Got this one of Ebay and it has no problem drilling big holes in oak posts.
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    Fings wot broke

    In the shed .............. Pm sent Bob
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    Defender 90 Gearbox

    There are a few old lt77`s in the container Lee, sort out the carriage and you are more than welcome to one. These are the long input shaft boxes but the short shafts can be put in them easily enough, nothing scary inside an lt77 and they are very cheap to rebuild. The only special tool needed is the one that removes the collar on the rear of gearbox mainshaft, dont wreck the collar because they have been discontinued and are not the same as the later boxes ( unless someone has run a batch off since ). Have a homegrown slide hammer tool I knocked up for this if you get stuck. They either fall off or they are a bitch. Bob
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    The new u27-4 turned up today. I like the extra wide pin hitch , it should with a bit of luck last a bit longer than the Kubota offerings . Extra services, need to get in the manual and have a read up on what switches do what.
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    What are you paying your employees?

    I think the answer to that is down to the efficiency of the team leaders. Our domestic tree team side of things pretty much run their own show, the lads on tracks and landscape manage ok without too much of my time , forestry work is generally long term and never that pressing in as much as you get as far as you get and the rest runs into the next year, site clearance is balls out within a tight schedule and you have to be there . Other than that most of my time is spent on maintenance, running about making sure materials and kit are in place, the odd spell in a machine when needed and some office work , most of the man management, H&S , pricing and paperwork is full on and done by the two in the office. Bob
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    What are you paying your employees?

    Because my lads cant keep their traps shut and discuss their earnings over tea breaks I have to pay them all the same . In reality some are worth double what I pay and others half, I also keep tabs on the onus of earnings per man before I make anything which is currently around £200 a day per man . Bob
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    General shortage?

    Only if you believe the figures thrown about Mick. Take out the government job avoidance schemes like further education and add that to the numbers on permanent sick notes, early retirees and the unemployable that just bounce their unproductive arses around from one job to the next there would be a different picture painted . Bob
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    Trailer MOT's

    Its a bit of a yawnathon but worth having a squint at the pdf http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2018/19/pdfs/ukpga_20180019_en.pdf. It seems that sub 750kg unbraked trailers will be exempt which I assume will also eliminate the smaller chippers.( page 12 section 13). Haulage permits wtf? Most will be better off with a proper truck if this kicks in. Bob
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    What to do with brash?

    I have mulched off vast areas of neglected coppice over last few years, nobody seems that interested in it around here anymore and the ones that still do a bit just seem to tit about leaving a mess. Bob
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    Battery chainsaw recomendation

    Got a couple of Stihl`s to go in the machines a while back, bang on for the odd occasion you need to cut your way out of a cab. Not a replacement for a proper saw but worthwhile keeping one in the cab or truck. Shame they dont make a cig lighter charger for them. Bob
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    Adding a hydraulic divertor to a digger.

    A lot of these hitch`s throw the bucket geometry to feck, the whites hitch on the three tonner makes the bucket fall short of the dozer blade for crumbing up and also spills when loading over the top of a tipper . The older machines without a quick hitch keeps the bucket flat to the dozer blade and wont leave half a shovel on the floor, the one below leaves a barrow load out of reach. Bob This full in. Full in and crowd


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