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    hayter harrier 56 belt change

    The Hayter vari drive is poor, i bought the conversion kit to make it single speed and drive problems solved for good . The cost of the belts is ridiculous. Ste

    Today's milling

    Salvaged some elm that's been down for a few years

    What sawbench???

    I was in Spectrum plant last week and the new models are a fair size compared to my older Model Balfor. Good quality kit but they are much dearer than your eBay rubbish knocking about .sorry if I offended anyone who's got one that rattles itself to bits. Ste

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    First day back at work and dragged the trusty old Kobelco out for the first time in ages. For a 19 year old digger she is still sweet , put 2 new track motors on last year and 1 injector and that's all in 8 years since I have owned her . All hooked up behind the trusty old Brown and chipper . Ste

    Battery powered hedgetrimmers any good?

    No problems here with The Stihl hedgecutters ...3 years on and no issues with saws, strimmers and hedge trimmers BUT the long reach hedge trimmer which is possibly the first batch they produce is a pig at times , the clamp is useless and breaks regularly and now it won't clamp tight at all ! But otherwise was perfect for tall conifers hedges etc Ste
  6. I still have my Ford f350 suderduty long bed 8x5 . Ten years on and bullet proof but has the turning circle of the Titanic !!! Down rated for uk and has stated the Dodge ram with a Cummins 5.9 short bed weighs 3.4 tons without a driver . Parts cheap has chips I have used mine for work when the van has been off the road ( very rarely) pushed for trailers full etc but I would not advise anyone here in the UK, a Iveco daily tippers have the best train weight of any van .

    Mulch mulch mulch .....

    Loving the dry spell here, not seen any significant rain for 7 +weeks and not been near a Green wheelie bin for a month 🤣 All Mulchers out and lovin it !!

    The Wee Chipper Club

    Try and spin the wheels round has my GTS Chipper which basically the same had a offset on the wheel rims , gained inch half . That Was not enough in the end has I wanted it the same width has a wheelie bin so cut down and welded the axle on the only side that allows the wheel to move in . Ste

    Best 100ish HP tractor from the 90s era

    The Case 51 series has its gremlins like any other tractor but the main one is the compersator valve on the hydraulics which is e expensive to replace if you can find one otherwise a bomb proof tractor. Has for road work tyre pressures is absolute crucial on them to stop them bouncing around like a kangaroo otherwise pull better than any . Valtra etc are big money. Ste

    Ripped off by tree surgeons

    The only post with a bit of thought. Ste

    new digger option

    Sorry I don't know, kobelco back under the Blue paintwork instead of the New holland livery. Ste

    new digger option

    Never....the tin shield was more hassle and that is the original ram with no leaks , only me drives her. Run a 2 ton Kobelco has well. Ste

    new digger option

    Me little Kobelco still earning a living, for a 19 year old machine she is still worth more than I paid for her 10 years ago . Kobelco diggers are well worth a look at , a forgotten Manufacturer. Ste

    Small chipper help

    Twice a week if not more from October , I know were you coming from asking but I paid £1200 ex demo 4 years ago and it well and truly paid for itself without paying 5k and possibly finance for some folk . The Op needs to consider is it going to sit idle for weeks and can he afford 5k when job goes slack . And today it's earning its keep . Ste.

    Small chipper help

    Don't be put off by the Chinese GTS 1300 chippers etc , 4 years down the line and my gts1300 and it Ding Dang Dong engine going well . I have battered it and only just replaced the 3 drive belts and a new set of blades. Ste


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