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  1. I once saw about 7-8 all swallowed whole and live by Seagulls !!!!☹️
  2. No one wakes up in the morning and then climbs a tree ....getting to work , loading kit , hooking up the chipper etc is a bit of a warm up , so is getting ladder up tree or trying to throw a rope or throwbag up the tree , I get what a warm up is and sometimes just stretch because I feel like it or it feels like I need to rather than a routine , never had a joint , muscle problem associated with that aspect of work , starting saws is probably as hard on joints etc ....Heavy lifting is the worst for damaging your body ...
  3. Ash die back is keeping the industry much busier than usual , it is a tragedy losing so many of them though !!! Also the industry is much more mechanised nowadays so a good team with kit scoff the work faster than ever before . There is plenty of work but getting a share is more competitive than ever , and keeping reasonable profit harder still ....
  4. I have found that AG 's drain batteries faster than anything else ...
  5. I am sure most chainsaw carvers use an angle grinder as well as a chainsaw , for shaping and sanding , just wondering what generator any one uses or would recommend , I would only need to run one AG and would like a lightweight genny to take to and fro my woods ...thinking Honda or Hyundai ...
  6. My reply was about this scenario in general.." fell for the value of the wood " ..maybe the site the OP referred to may be FL exempt but many / most sites will not be , birds nest on the ground and in the understory so can easily be killed / disturbed by felling activity ....to me as an old timer this is a pretty sad side of modern rules and regs but just things that need to be considered to avoid problems but make such situations not economically viable and as a result much work will not be done unless essential ... owning trees can be more of a liability rather than an asset , which does not seem right to me !!!
  7. Add to that the possibility of a felling license , management plan , bat survey and nesting birds etc etc !!!!
  8. There may well be some one nearby who knows what they are doing and would like to do it ...however .... is the landowner happy for them to do it...are they qualified / insured , risk assessments etc ? other wise they will need a professional contractor which might then increase costs beyond the value of the wood ....this is sadly a common scenario nowadays !!
  9. I can assure you there are plenty of roundabouts in Cornwall !! have you never been to Snozzel !!😁
  10. the worst truck I have ever seen is an L200 used by Lifeguards on a beach in Cornwall , driving around on salty sand all day !!!
  11. I have a Mitsi L200 and when I got it 3 years old it was in very good condition underneath , still faint black paint , so I got 5 cans of motorcycle chain lube and thoroughly undersealed it myself , in all the holes , nuts bolts etc and it is still in excellent condition , more important than polishing paintwork in my opinion , but shiny paintwork is what buyers see and judge a vehicle by ...mostly ..looking after a truck and keeping it long term makes good sense to me , but I do not do a lot of miles and light use only ...
  12. The reality is that who under-prices it gets the job !!


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