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    Works at Betel UK. Supervise a men's recovery Centre. Co-run a tree surgery business. PR work.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this Mark. It’s very concerning what is happening with regards Big Tech right now. Makes Orwell’s 1984 look like 1884.
  2. Sorry for you loss Stubby. Best wishes and condolences to your family. T&L
  3. I started on an old Dragonfly, then went to a Stein Vega, which was a very comfy harness but lacked the versatility of the ‘full fat’ TM, of which I’m now on my second. (The webbing that connects the leg loops is prone to chaffing where they pass through the lower D’s of the TM) I see a lot of different harnesses in the course of my LOLER work. The Simhargu and Kolibri types look well made, while the Petzl Sequoia seems of inferior quality, particularly the plastic connectors. Another minus for the TM is that it is designed to be worn ‘low slung’ and as such isn’t good for hanging a big saw off. Great for canopy access and limb walks, but can be tricky getting it to stay up without the shoulder straps when doing dismantles. The Monkey Beaver looks really good but not sure if it’s available with a CE mark. (Or whether Brexit will eventually mean that we will be able to get US climbing gear Lolered in the UK)
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    Happy New Year Arbtalk. Here’s to a bigger, better and brighter 2021.
  5. Neither, we had the 220 TMP running off the back of a U1250. Hardly ever dipped a rev. In 4 years I think I heard the no-stress kick in about 3 times.
  6. The exception that reinforces the rule.. my £20 Lidl chain grinder is a similar example (although that’s German) of a cheap piece of kit that performs and has longevity. I wouldn’t like to test the theory out on a major purchase like a chipper though.
  7. We had a GreenMech PTO chipper. Bombproof build quality. In the long run, buying one of these will save you money (and, of course, the frustration that inevitably comes with buying cheap Chinese crap)
  8. Fauci claims herd immunity numbers were 'guestimates,' settles on 75-80% WWW.FOXNEWS.COM Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday dismissed accusations that he deliberately moved the goalposts on when the country would vaccinate enough people against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity, saying he was previously offering "guestimates." Following the science..... What they really mean is we’re being led round by the 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 nose.
  9. Pretty much resigned to the fact most of it would be classed as treated timber waste. Shredding it would certainly reduce it by volume compared to just grab loading the pile truck by truck. Just wondering how much we could save by shredding and ‘binning’ it. I doubt that hiring a tracked shredder and 360/grapple for a couple of days would be cheap. Then there is the cost of the 40 yard bins. Two days machine hire and processing/removal Versus 20+ grab loaders. I do like the idea of the Air burner for simplicity, but the days of burning it have long gone. Thanks guys, and Merry Christmas
  10. Thanks Pete. If we did shed our waste it would definitely be classed as treated timber. I know companies such as SITA specialise in timber waste streams. Our current pile would take forever to put through a hand fed machine.
  11. I did look at the TW shredder. May be an option going forward. Morbark do bigger tracked ones but need to be fed with a large 360 and grapple. Maybe hiring one once every so often and firing the shred into roll on offs could keep the cost down and help efficiency. Treated timber is a separate waste classification. Thanks
  12. The chip we produce from tree work (which isn’t a lot now we have downsized) goes to a nearby free site, put through a trommel as biomass, probably for power stations. Probably 10% of our waste is chip-able.
  13. Been there, done that ..... looking for a more sustainable method now.. Thanks though.
  14. We have an ongoing conundrum with regards to a large accumulation of various landscaping waste, I.e non-arb green waste, cuttings, clippings, roots. Fencing waste, old fence posts, panels, old sheds from clearance jobs etc... Currently our yard is full of this stuff, which we get rid of by grab loader. We have around 20-30 grab loaders worth to shift.. Can anyone recommend a cheaper, more efficient way of disposing of this.. would it be worth hiring a shredder that can cope with waste timber (nails & screws etc..) firing it into 40 yard roll on off skips?, and would the extra process/man power and machine hire be worth it? Particularly interesting in hearing from people who have been down this route before. Thanks in advance.


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