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  1. I'm so over this long hot summer. My Stihl Hiflex (Class 2, Type C) are unbearable in any weather over 21c degrees. It's time for me to find some lightweight, "comfier" trousers for summer. Can anyone recommend trousers that they find ok in warm weather? Don't mention Arbortec Breathflex though, I hate them, they don't breathe or flex. Cheers
  2. I like your thinking Chris. Sounds like you're keeping busy. Good to hear.
  3. So is it worth forking out to get a professional re-design and SEO my website? I'm looking to bring in more work. Currently running at 1 or 2 days a week max (even less in slow periods). I'm having to rely on lead producing sites to get a lot of my work, backed up by the odd job coming through a trade mag I advertise in (though not for long, not getting much interest from it) and some return customers. But I've only been running my own business about 1 and half years and want to find a cost effective way bring in more interest. Do you think a really good website is the way forward? Or, with a lot of domestic customers being of the older generation, are trade and local magazines more effective?
  4. Has anyone ever heard of Matt Dunne? I got what seems like a spam email claiming he can help me generate leads for tree surgery. Has anyone ever heard of, or used this person or anything similar? Not sure if it's legit or scam. Or if it is legit, whether it's worth bothering with?
  5. Excellent. Thanks very much Steve.
  6. 4 years climbing experience with all standard tickets, plus level 3 arb diploma. All my own climbing kit, plus light rigging gear, saws and tipper landy thrown in. Looking for regular part-time work 1 or 2 days a week in North-East Derbyshire area. PM or call 07967361604 to speak to Will Thanks
  7. Does anyone know of anywhere that will take chip, logs or even green waste around Matlock and Chesterfield in Derbyshire? Thanks
  8. wjotner

    Funding my first chipper

    Yep, I'm thinking of going down the same route with a TW160 too. Spoke to Arblease, they've quoted a reasonable leasing finance option. I think you're all correct. I'd love to be able to buy a cheap one outright, but can't help thinking it'll break down straight away. You never know what your gonna get from a used chipper. You did well. There's no way in hell I could save £12K for a chipper - would take me years and I'd be losing money the whole time I waited for it. Better off borrowing I think. Cheers chaps
  9. So, I'm after some varied opinions on how others have financed buying their first chipper. Do you buy a second hand one cheap? But risk it breaking down? Buy a new one on Lease or Hire Purchase? More expensive but more reliable. But more debt.
  10. wjotner

    Tree climber breaks arm whilst rigging

    Simple: 1. A good groundy would have let it run rather than hold it while it swings back and hits climber. 2. But a good climber would make sure he's above the point it's going to swing into, either by climbing higher when pushing the chog free - or if it was me, tie the chog and the bottom and not the top. It should then flip downwards and away from the climber.
  11. wjotner

    tree recommendations

    Well if it's wet /waterlogged site, why not plant a nice Alder or Weeping Willow ?
  12. In need of a chipper to hire (sub750kg and road towable) in Sheffield area this week on Wed 9th & Fri 11th Can anyone help?
  13. Can anyone recommend a tip site near Mansfield for tomorrow? Thanks
  14. wjotner


    Don't get treehogs. They're crap. Uncomfortable and really difficult to to tighten properly Replaced them with Ally geckos. So they're an extra £100 over treehogs, but well worth it. I never enjoyed climbing with spikes until i got the geckos. All velcro version too, none of this struggling with buckles malarky.
  15. wjotner

    Tipping chip near Tideswell

    Yep, there's not much around there. Thanks anyway.


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