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Nick Connell

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    Commission for staff/Finders Fee?

    Over the years one of the down sides I've noticed of encouraging weekend work is some guys will start using your jobs as recovery time so they can put full effort in on their jobs.
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    Fence removal

    We've got a post puller and works a treat pulling the post out with the concrete on. Hole already dug!
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    Picus Testing Service - Nationwide

    If anyone in Kent needs a tomograph doing I've got a Picus 3 and Resi PD
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    Resistograph

    I got my kit from Sorbus and they give you training on it. I am not sure what particular course would help in the interpretation that's really down to years of general experience of trees and understanding what the kit can do for you and like most things time on the kit.
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    Resistograph

    Normally a Resistograph is chosen over a Picus either for the application or cost. Micro Drill - £7k Picus - £20K A Picus is really only useful on trees over 450mm diameter so anything less would be Microdrill territory. Micro Drill takes about 30 seconds to set up and use with instant feedback but only a snap shot of what's going on in the tree Picus takes about 30mins - 1hr depending on tree, measuring points, access etc but gives you more of an over view. I've got a Picus 3 and a Micro Drill. It's best to work both together as you can do a few drills to see the best location to do the Picus. Also the results of the Picus can sometimes be misleading for many different reasons and you would need to cross check with a drill before felling a tree for instance on the strength of a tomograph.
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    Interesting kit

    I've got a micro drill for sale if anyone is interested- like new condition
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    How to add a normal video clip

    It doesn't seem to let me on my iPhone. When I transferred it to my computer it was 100mb. What's best way to compress it?
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    How to add a normal video clip

    How do you now add a video clip. Seems different from last time. I've got a video of the pikeys stealing my kit!
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    Large processor needed

    I use a vertical splitter to split the large rings in half then put them through my Splitta 400
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    Outdoor CCTV

    Have a look at CCTV42 website they have a good guide on choosing the system and the difference between camera quality so you can understand what your buying
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    Software for drivers

    We use a bit of software called Fleetio. The guys all have an app and can add faults, service, fuel etc
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    Boxer skid steer opinions

    Boxer UK have gone as we used to know it - luckily! Steel Viper are now the Uk agents and actually understand what customer service is and are able to get parts for all boxers. Not sure how many machines they stock but pretty sure they have most models here already.
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    Customer still in bed!

    You don't want customers like that!
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    Full time climber required Sevenoaks

    We have a vacancy for a full time climber with experience on our team. An excellent salary with the usual holiday benefits. Please get in touch for more details 07712764882
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    the future for food, farming and the environment

    As a new farmer I hope that subsidies end in their current form. At the moment they cost every take payer £50 per week but there's no way they make food any cheaper. The majority of the money all ends up in big estates. It's a closed game as well as you need to buy "entitlements" for each acre of land you own to be able to claim subsidies. I went to and interesting NFU conference about global food security and it said that by 2050 the world will need 50% more food than it produces now to feed the growing population and they estimate that only an additional 5% of land could be used for agriculture. So really the only way to feed people will be through efficiency.
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    Jensen A540 Turntable chipper opinions

    I am after £13500+Vat
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    Smoking can be dangerous

    This Oak tree collapsed and hit the owner who was having a fag outside the back door. He's in hospital but should survive.
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    Stolen and recovered Boxer loader

    Not quite that easy. They cut through the Ukpn power supply to disable Cctv then used a disc cutter to cut through two big security gates!
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    Jensen A540 Turntable chipper opinions

    I've got one for sale if you interested. 340hrs About 6months warranty left (so 18months ish old)
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    Stolen and recovered Boxer loader

    I wish we had! It was only a year ago they stole my last one! Glad I had a tracker this time. This was the vehicle
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    Jensen A540 Turntable chipper opinions

    I've got that machine. Having had a turn table I wouldn't have anything else. Makes life so much easier!
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    SIA- the tree pulling test/theory

    I've always used windfinder, but I believe the new version has an anemometer. The software that comes with it is straight forward to use with a bit of practice
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    SIA- the tree pulling test/theory

    I would think both in terms of effort and accuracy. We just screw 2 sensors to the tree, 1 at ground level and 1 around 2m and leave during a windy spell to compare results. We've got 6 sensors so normally do a few near by as comparison. You can then see how much the root plate moves.

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