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  1. log splitter

    I have Thor upright Kombi, so tractor or electric, with two separate pumps. It's great does 1.2m billets or rings with table. Auto return, adjustable return height, two speed down stroke, safe. Nearly always use with electric, just press the button and you're off, inside shed, quiet and no fumes, would buy the same again in an instant. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  2. Milled first oak today

    It's a 600, with powered advance, debarker and planking computer. Was looking at standard 600 but bought this from adamnralph on here. So far so good, really heavily built compared to some of the budget mills which is a big plus as loading with telehandler which makes life a lot easier. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  3. Milled first oak today

    Finally got round to having a play with sawmill today and milled first bit of oak. This was standing dead, felled a couple of months ago. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  4. Can you spot my mistake??

    Forgot to open tailgate Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  5. WANTED: large diameter Hazel

    I have some overstood hazel that I am bringing back into management, should have what you require. Will need to be cut though to get 2m lengths. Near Dunstable 5mins J9 M1 Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  6. Tree Shear for small excavator

    I'm looking at a shear for a 3.5t excavator as well, I have local engineer who is very good. He has built a shear for a 20t machine and is designing one for me. Will incorporate a tilt into machine, not a full rotator, to make it as versatile as possible whilst retaining lightness and not costing too much. Hopefully will see design and give him the go ahead soon. I'll be testing it for him so will feedback on here. Look up J Silk Agricultural Co Ltd on Facebook also does log splitters, will design and build anything Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  7. Might be a tad far for but will be felling oak on an ongoing basis from our own woodland and could supply sticks or milled or partially milled on our own bandsaw. No seasoned stock yet as we have only just got felling licence. Located near Dunstable. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  8. Electric mill trakmet vs woodland?

    Well folks Adamnralph was thinking of selling his Trakmet so offered to buy it and the deal was done, I hope his Stenner 48 goes well. Itching to have a go but too busy this week, have a couple of oak sticks to start with and then 40 acres to go at which hasn't been touched in at least 60 years. Thinning application in and lots of very nice oak and ash to thin some will be up to 100ft. I'm a newbie to milling so might be asking a few questions.
  9. Firewood for sale Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire

    Might be interested, have tractor/trailer can you pm me address so I can see how long it might take to drive to. Is the oak newly felled? Is any if it small that would go in dump trailer or all sticks? Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  10. Medium Biomass Boiler

    What boiler is it? Fan setup/efficiency will make quite a bit of difference Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. Medium Biomass Boiler

    Just saw your last reply, unfortunately I think unless you fit a buffer tank you are going to have problems. It's a lot easier with one, fill it up and let it roar away! My tank is 23000litres on 200kw boiler a bit ott maybe but does mean I can fire the boiler when I want to not when it runs out of heat Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  12. Medium Biomass Boiler

    Assuming it's smoke they are complaining about? Something is wrong if it smoking much, it will smoke s bit on start up say 5-10mins then really should be zero smoke if the fuel is dry and fan doing its job, to burn properly it needs to be flat out for the whole burn so you need a big enough buffer tank to take all the heat otherwise it will switch to idle and start smoking. What sort of boiler is it? A higher flue will definitely help as well. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  13. Electric mill trakmet vs woodland?

    I agree an old Stenner would be great but I don't know much about them and I would have to find one at the right price transport it set it up, there might be parts needing replacing servicing etc. A new 'tin pot' mill will work straight out of the box and be very saleable in few years, and quite frankly I haven't got the energy for another project - I want to spend my spare time doing the fun bit! That said if anyone wants to find me a Stenner help set it up etc in return for the use of it that would something I would be happy to consider. There is a forestor just popped up on eBay in High Wycombe, looks a bit of a heap but it's cheap, probably for a reason, anyone think it's worth looking at? Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  14. Electric mill trakmet vs woodland?

    Looking at a new mill for use mainly for my own projects, have quite a lot of oak, ask and beech to thin out of the woodland on the farm and lots of uses including oak framing new build and repairs to existing, feather edge, post and rail etc. Have three phase so thinking electric best as have no intention of going mobile and have telehandler for loading etc. Although I hope it will pay for itself in the long run I can't claim it will be an out and out commercial set up so needs to be good value shall we say so in the absence of other suggestions have narrowed down to HM 130 Woodland Mills or Trakmet 600 eco. I think the Trakmet has the edge at the moment as I think it has slightly bigger capacity? Flex is not a major factor as I intend to extend the bed significantly and bolt to a welded subframe, so build quality, ease of use, running costs are factors to consider. Anyone care to comment? I do intend looking at both but users opinions appreciated!
  15. Lone working control measures

    No more lone working with chainsaws for me, last week was walking round a wood 300m from home just checking where I was going to be extracting firewood later on. Felt light headed, not right, rang home and the wife's mobile left messages, next thing I know wife finds me outside back door clearly not right. Must have blacked out, 20 mins unaccounted for, trip to a and e, cat scan etc no driving until seen neurologist and expect no driving for 6 months. Not good, but could have been a lot worse! Don't get complacent!


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