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John Kee

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About John Kee

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    Member
  • Birthday 09/10/1975

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  • Location:
    Middle of Ireland
  • Interests
    Farming and fishing
  • Occupation
    Tree surgeon, farmer
  • Post code
    None
  • City
    MULLINGAR
  1. Hi kkk2, Thanks but I've tried FBD with no joy..... there seems to be a reluctance everywhere i've tried due to the fact it can be driven on a W licence and does 85KM/H
  2. Hi all, Trying to get a quote for an ag spec U400 in republic of Ireland. Vehicle is registered agricultural. I do not have enough vehicles for fleet insurance at the mo so not really an option. Any suggestions, thanks, Regards, John.
  3. Great photos, wish we had a college in Ireland that taught arb, might make it a bit easier for us to get staff that know a bit about trees or have basic tickets before they start. In terms of the felling cut, everybody knows that tree surgeons can't fell and foresters can't climb, so send them out into the woods, give them a tree to climb and one to fell, which ever they do best will decide there career path, simple, bit like picking the sniper team in the movie Jarheads[emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  4. John Kee

    stihl 362

    In our experience the 362c is an absolute disaster. Everyone we have had has been a pile of shite for all of the above mentioned reasons. I have a 2008 361 which I had rebuilt last year and it absolutely murders the 362 c for power and performance. I bought a 560 last year as well. Lovely little saw to use, plenty of power and speed. Only problems we've encountered with them is that the oiler worm fell apart after a year, the max bar is 18", as I am over 6ft a 20" bar saves the back a bit. I do however notice a lot of them for sale second hand on the web which mightn't be a good sign for the future. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  5. Very interesting watch, plenty of hardship back then compared to nowadays, bit like farming. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  6. Well Paul, how's it going, it is me. Small world. How are Andy and Stu? Hope you and the family are well. Any news? Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  7. Thanks Sawman, I will be staying in Langport so neither far away. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  8. Could anyone recommend a trainer in Somerset or the surrounding area who provides MEWP and chainsaw from MEWP training? Thanks John. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  9. We find that a lot depends on the timber species. Sometimes a push, sometimes not. With chestnut, willow, softwood etc you get a lot of boring as the soft timber absorbs the force of the cone. Ash and beech are much easier to split. On something like a big crown junction on a chestnut we sometimes put a couple of cuts in the length of the bar to start her off, that always seems to work. You can always flip her over and bore down into it like it's a stump. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  10. Can't seem to get video to work[emoji31] Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. I began my career in Bristol, had no tickets or even a lid. Got out the phone book, cold called around, got a job dragging brash which gave me a foot in the door and went from there. Sometimes the best way as you get a feel for the industry without costing yourself a fortune. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  12. That's a great haul Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  13. We have a black splitter on a 3 ton. I would say that all splitters are more effective on the likes of beech or ash, as they split apart better. With softer hardwoods like chestnut, the timber tends to absorb the pressure of the cone. However, they are still very effective and will save you hours of labour, frustration and cost when breaking down big chestnut butts on a job, especially if the client wants you leave the timber stove ready for them. We also use it to break down our beech butts into billets and stack it thus speeding up the drying process for us. Some of our hauliers cannot pick up big butts, so we use it to make the timber workable for them. After much consideration we went for the German Black Splitter. It is a very well designed machine and very robust. We got it sent direct from Germany saving a bit as well. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  14. Why does that never happen in my peg during matches? Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  15. Couldn't agree more, catch and release the way to go. I release most of the wild brownies I catch, keep the odd one of around a pound to pound and half. With camera phones about now I think a lot more game anglers are returning their fish as they don't have to produce a body as evidence. Try an inch section of lob worm on size 14 for big roach this time of year, something savoury on a cold day[emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

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