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Stefan Palokangas

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  1. Makes sense, I dont come across real big jobs very often. Sometimes on golf courses. The thing with no borrowing is that things takes longer. I have zero patience with things. It just have to wait.
  2. There is no leaks anywhere. All seems fine, yes that’s how I do, let her go for half hour and then empty her. And dip stick never changes. Perhaps I’m overprotective on her
  3. Indeed need a hand held machine, need to demo one, I see predator got a very small one and a 460 model. Both of them would be handy. And the predator 75. Could afford the smaller ones but not the biggest. Unless I borrow money It’s hard to say when time is to expand.
  4. This one the size it is I will keep forever, very good for back gardens and tight areas. I will fix and refurbish it. A new grinder will be a bigger and a smaller one.
  5. I always been keen to keep things right when it comes to oil and filter and air filter
  6. Thinking of getting a new engine, and get the existing one to a total service, even tho it runs great. And take the new one to 1300 hours or so and put in the other one and so on. And refurbishment in the machine itself at some point. Already changed all bearings and clutch and the shafts. Phew and cutter wheel to .
  7. You are probably right, I just feel for the little cost I do it often
  8. Hey Just wondering how many hours your kohler engine done ? I use a 38 hp kohler, changing oil and filter every 50 hours. She done over 1000 hours now, still feels like new .
  9. Be able to know what the climber needs at all times, time things correctly, free the ropes stuck in branches. Try to be a step ahead. And drag branches out aware of your surroundings no scraping any buildings. Be aware at all times so climber can keep dropping things without having to stop for some standing in the drop zone.
  10. Higher bills and no guarantee regular income is involved in business. It is stressful losing time with the ones you hold close to your heart, work will never break me, but being away always could bring negative stress . Therefore I do the most of the time when we got the holidays up north . Another one is booked quite soon to
  11. Well the fiancé doing the clients I get addresses. Saves a lot of time for me .
  12. Indeed the most important is the loved ones around
  13. We are out spending time together, i love it!! Ok I hit the break if I see tree stumps. Just a reflex. My fiancé and my dogs. I do dearly enjoy the time with them , Still dealing with enquiries, However I do enjoy being off the grind. That constant grind . Luckily fiancé been in business before so she is understanding
  14. Hello [emoji112] I’m hoping to get a thread without flames [emoji91] At what point did you feel business took over your life completely ? And how did you manage family and friends?
  15. Good that, it was such hard work and dodgy firms. Good with a change
  16. If you are talking for the power lines, we do it differently compared to uk . As far as I know we never use a climber, due to everything is wood areas it would take to long time to climb them. It’s done manually with a 15m long pole saw with a silky blade, or precision felling, or helicopter for the highest branches. To clear them power lines, For the bigger power lines it’s done manually with a clearing saw, or by a forester machine with special attachment. Usually many small firms doing this jobs.
  17. You are such a inspirational kind of guy. [emoji106]. Getting a genuine feel of forward thinking from you. Your life must have been full of joy and opportunities. I also get a feel you want your fellow people to do very good and I know you feel happy for them. You sir are indeed a inspiration . [emoji23]
  18. I’m on a holiday in Avimore, here to spend some quality time with my adorable fiancé and fantastic dogs Corrie and Ria. They mean everything to me: they support me always. Wasn’t going to log in but curiosity took over. Guys . I see some saying I run a easy job, I don’t get tired. I did the hard work when I was young, I started out at age of 5 with a knife, took down a lot of trees, worked long days to keep dad happy. At age 12 I got my first Husqvarna 242 , Worked in our own forest and had a John Deere tractor 1650 if I remember right a 1984 model. Everyday from that age to 19 I did that. Entering military I realise my own strength at age 19, nothing I ever done or have ever since done comparing to that experience. Worked with precision felling trees beside power lines after military a 9 years. Done a 10 years of robotic welding also, And now at my age I have slowed down quite a lot, It’s a culture chock, that’s what this is. I have worked with hard people in my life, while now I just see softies. Some jumping to conclusions I can’t afford to get bigger machine, some think I’m not succeeding, or whatever conclusions some lot is making. You reflect your own failures, sad but true. Anyway I been here for two days now and I filled in a couple of days of work already up north, Mixing dog walks with getting work , Fantastic opportunities here. Also got 8 phone calls from this thread itself for stump grinding jobs. Thanks ! Really thankful [emoji108] But now I’m going to jump in a 5 hour pre heated sauna, poor heat bill. [emoji81][emoji81]. And a lot of buds. [emoji6][emoji6] Have a nice weekend [emoji173]️
  19. I’m only interested in a positive approach, we can disagree with positivity. Senses negativity from miles away, and I’m like NO NO ! To that carry on . And now I notice this creates negative thoughts from myself so I’m about to distance myself from it right now. I’m off from here again . Might come back and upset you lot again in a years time. [emoji3][emoji3][emoji3] I wish you and all a great 2018 Bye bye
  20. This year will go vat registration. I get enough money to survive
  21. The first two years was just a big cost, the last 2 years been a bless specially late last year and this full 2018. Takes some time to get things moving. Learning the true cost of the business , learning to price accordingly, i do still do welding in oil / gas industry, and a full time job grinding. I’m blessed to have such a fantastic fiancé supporting me and helping with the paper trail and customer contacts. All I get is the addresses and go do the jobs, writing the risk assessments method statement I do myself. Means a lot to have good ones in that field. The money comes in is just some numbers, I’m no interested in it so much as long as I can put by to next machine and next houses to buy and rent out. What I’m suggesting is that if some want to go to next level, then one must take the risk. If one is not prepared to die in the process then I don’t think one can reach out to it. This might be a one man band done to perfection or a big company 100 employees. I honestly don’t understand the hype about it. I hear it every day from fiancés dad, and others I’m going to kill myself and do on. I’m happy to take the risk, working very hard towards goals and will stop at nothing. I just tried to give a insight to how things work in real life for a hungry entrepreneur out hunting ! And others could see what’s needed.
  22. I’m going to grab a bag of popcorn and read all this fantastic empowering comments, will get filled with motivation and determination [emoji3]. You are such a inspiration you lot [emoji123].


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