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About aspenarb

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  1. Stake knocker

    Quiet in this department so I am going to bore you shitless with a stake knocker Mick made up for the landscape lads. Over 1000 450mm wooden stakes to bang in on hard old ground to support the timber edge of a footpath. Just a big slide hammer, initially was not heavy enough so added another lump onto the hammer, works a treat , easy to keep upright , dont need to bend over , dont need to trust the other guy with a hammer and wont damage the stakes. You can go back to sleep now
  2. Gypsy springs

    About £300 for the kit my mush, that includes new bolts. FRM truck and trailer spares http://www.frmspares.co.uk/ Bob
  3. excavator advise

    Try before you buy Simon, I would suggest hiring or at the very least trialling a machine with attachments for a few days.There is a big difference using a 360 with a flail vs a mulcher, almost all machines will run a flail with some degree of success but a mulching head will need a few more HP behind it, flow rates are meaningless without the HP to back them up and most 8/10 ton machines run in the fifty to seventy HP bracket. Take off pumping losses at the lions share of 25% plus twenty HP for just the machine and there is not a lot of poke left for a mulcher. There is a very good reason Justin runs a bigger 360 with a relatively small mulching head., it has the power and the flow rate.to do the job. Bob
  4. New Forum feedback

    A huge improvement and a lot kinder on the eyes Bob
  5. Clients that make you go hmmmmm.

    And there`s me looking at the thread title thinking its was all about client totty Bob
  6. New Forum feedback

    Personally I preferred the old tabled format of the forum page, it was so much easier and clearer to navigate. The few members I know that used to log in now dont bother as a direct result of the changes. Bob
  7. Pricing Heathland Clearance

    Without seeing it I would say forget the "rate" , if its only fifteen man days total work back off of that . On this type of work we use one cutter to three/four labourers and get the sprayer to run a day behind the cutter so they are not tripping over each other. Bob
  8. Gypsy springs

    I think the landscape lads have been overdoing it in the crewcab transit, one spring broken and the bolt pulled through the bush in the other, changed for the gypsy three plus ones Mush Best part of two ton ,
  9. Quoting using a drone?

    Had a quick chat to my mate that made that small vid and he said that there is a flight recorder that is gps linked so positioning coordinates are linked to the rolling vid which can be downloaded. He does not know about the commercial use or associated costs but for your own use its free.He will be down next week to give me demo so will make notes, he mentioned a drone that has all the bells and whistles that is available for £600 all in ready to fly inc the camera. Bob
  10. Quoting using a drone?

    I like the sound of this Mike , not so sure about the gps side of things but with a running commentary would make explaining the jobs to the guys prior to leaving the yard a lot easier. A friend of mine has been messing with them and pieced one together. He has about £700 tied up in this one complete with camera , it has about half an hour flying time. A bit of messing about
  11. Not so sure about the range thing Dan, some of these leccy cars have a 300mile range. That for 90% plus of road users must surly be enough, for the inner cities they are a nobrainer and its just snobbery/status/oneupmanship thats holding back the uptake of these cars. The government should force electric cars on inner city dwellers where they are all choking to death. Bob
  12. Jokes???

    A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She reduced altitude and spotted a man below. She descended a bit more and shouted: "'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don't know where I am". The man below replied "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude". "You must be a technician." said the balloonist. "I am" replied the man "how did you know?" "Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you have told me is probably technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is, I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip with your talk." The man below responded, "You must be in management". "I am" replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?" "Well," said the man "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fucking fault!
  13. Digging throu tree roots, is there an easy way?

    If you are serious about saving the trees just get the new services impact bored in, they go along under the roots and wont disturb anything. Ours have duct pulling attachments on the back and will pull in pvc pipes as they go along. 30mts is not an issue, you will only need a hole each end of the run. Bob The small one, 50mm with duct pulling attachment.
  14. Digging throu tree roots, is there an easy way?

    You could impact bore under the roots if you dont want to disturb them, Grundomat moles will do both the service cables and soil pipe. Or if you want a machine to slice through the roots rather than rip them out you could use a chain trencher. Bob
  15. The cats way to smart for the muts Mick, must have been around a lot longer than I thought because she knows all the observation points . Anyway managed to get a wormer down her throat after an hour long battle, also managed to get some flea gear on her and she is getting fat. Bought her a new bed which she wont go in and found she developed a penchant for the cheap tinned salmon from Aldi`s Seems a fair exchange for the mice she catches . Bob


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