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    Round the bend in Guildford

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    Entec 150 no stress replacement

    I am retro fitting ( with the help of Danny at Greenplant) the timberwolf leccy stress control system to my Morbark wtc , its a really basic system and picks up the engine speed signal from the alternator. Bob
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    Specialist emergency/ dangerous tree teams?

    Thats where the OP will end up if that windblown he is dancing around on stands up Bob
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    Ours is very close to 3tons, add two guys and other kit and its getting heavy, I fitted the nissan 3.5 four pot and that thing pulls like a train , its also happy at just off idle all day running the picker. . Tow hitch put the chipper way too close to the basket on ours so I incorporated a pullout drawbar with the hydraulic winch cradle built on top.
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    stump removal

    Mrs Miggins will be impressed Bob
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    Stihl & grease nipples!

    Al from memory they are an oddball 11mm which is not a grease nipple size, there are companies drilling and tapping an 11mm bolt and fitting grease nipples to them https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STIHL-hedge-trimmer-grease-nipple-Fits-strimmers-etc-07811201109-HL75-KM/123365163656?hash=item1cb9230288:g:uUoAAOSwhzRaY6w-:rk:2:pf:0 Bob
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    Winter Food Tips

    The main reason I gave up on sarnies
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    Winter Food Tips

    Down to the greasy spoon for me, stuff like below with a coffee for less than a tenner Poke the sarnies, soup in a flask and yesterdays curry where the sun dont shine
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    Allianz do our fleetplan inc things like the cherrypicker and tractors on the road. 4x4`s are about £1500 pa for any driver with no restrictions on age or license smut . Bob
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    School Children getting paid for work experience

    I took on a couple of lads a few years ago that were going on to engineering courses when they left school ( both sons of mates) , I put them with my fitter/welder at the time . I unofficially gave them £30 a day but in reality they were a liability and totally disinterested in anything other than their mobile phones and facetube. I also had to jump through loads of hoops with the school , I had to be interviewed and they came around to check on facilities in the workplace , insurances and probably the pedo register. Unless these kids are actually serious about work and not looking for some kind of government job avoidance scheme I would give it a miss. Bob
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    Project 6x6

    Yes it has all the swim gear, I have smoked this thing about and its a horrible thing to drive. The step up box is something I need to research, there are plenty of references on the net about them but nothing factual . I have the 6BT ready for it but may go with the V555 cummins instead because the pics I have seen on the net show the engine snuggly under the jet drive units whereas the height of the 6bt may be making hard work of it. Obviously not a problem with the swim gear removed but I am not doing that V8 cummins Something I need to do
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    Project 6x6

    Catweazel I never intended running theStalwart as a petrol, just need to get it running and on to the low loader. That straight eight RR is coming out and a 210 bhp 6bt cummins is going in. There have been a few diesel conversions done on these for the military by AF Budge using the Perkins Phaser, really need to go find one and take a few snaps for some ideas. Bob
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    Project 6x6

    Dug the old girl out of hibernation yesterday and chucked a bucket of water over it , put two batteries on there and the thing fired up as if it was used an hour ago . Freed off the brakes and its good to trundle back to the workshop Also dug out the Stalwart from under a tree so will try and get that fired up as well, being petrol I dont suppose this is going to be easy
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    Weirdest thing you have found in a hedge

    Not uncommon for us to find strays living in the woods and land banks, found a whole encampment of very pissed/drugged illegal`s on a site we cleared in St Albans. Yep, the guys have been warned about the dangers of contracting Hep B when cleaning the tractor Bob
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    Weirdest thing you have found in a hedge

    A tramp, I nearly backed the mulcher over him Bob
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    Timberwolf 150 in feed problem

    Before you go any further and start changing bits put a leccy tester on the terminals of the hydraulic directional valve. If there is power to it in both directions there may well be a solenoid issue. Bob


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