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  1. Fib

    Small pro saw

    I've got Stihl equipment -but that's because of the very good service at our local dealership-. I know I should not curse in husky-church or Stihl-synagoge, but just buy at a company that gives you the best aftermarket service -doesn't matter if its Husqvarna or Stihl. On the 261: nice to work with, but I had some trouble with them after a year. Don't know if there are similar problems with Husqvarna Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  2. Same here. iPhone or iPad crashes when I try to open vidlink Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  3. A bit late, but nice to hear anyway[emoji106]🏻 Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  4. Elm bark beetle markings on a Dutch elm disease victim Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  5. I didn't want to look at the battery powered equipment -t-handle saw in my case- at first as well. Working at a few sound sensitive locations I thought I give it a try. This was about 2 years ago. Whenever I do not need the extra power of the heavier petrol chainsaws I will take the e-saw -Stihl for me, but just because my supplier is a friend as well and his shop close to home- Bought the hedgecutter a few months back. Don't do a lot of hedges, but use it whenever I can. Strong enough for most jobs. I have two batteries and a speedcharger I can plug in in the truck. Never had a problem, and after two years the battery is about the same as it was new. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  6. Yes, that thing with extension Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  7. Not a strimmer, but does the same and is light as f... Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  8. Yes, big Jenz, big Valtra. Asked the operator if he wantend me to cut it up, but he said it would fit in the machine no problem... Well, I just had to see that ofcourse! Sent from my iPad using Arbtalk
  9. [ame]https://vimeo.com/180652350[/ame] Impressed.., vid speaks for itself. But just for an idea: that's a 35-40" poplar dissapearing in that machine. Very nice. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  10. They use a large forest flail mower. Does the job very well. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. If you mean the area in the vid I posted, it is extremely wet most of the year. Luckily it's dry at the moment. It's filmed in the south of Holland. These poplars should have been removed years ago -like 25-35 years ago- but the former owner didn't like removing trees from her land. Last year the decission was made to remove the oldest of the trees because they started collapsing. Sent from my iPad using Arbtalk
  12. [ame]https://vimeo.com/180063793[/ame] Short video my brother made a few days ago while felling about 150 big cottonwood these few weeks. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  13. Rabaud. Only got a small one but very effective. Mine is towable and uses its own petrol engine and hydraulics so I don't need a tractor or powerpack. Not the fastest of them all, but fast enough for what I do with it. Ow, and what others already metionned... reliable Sent from my iPad using Arbtalk
  14. y Beautiful isn't it?! Sent from my iPad using Arbtalk
  15. I just did the ETW course in the Netherlands. In most European countries you don't need a qualification to do arbwork, but most companies and clients ask for the ETW qualification.
  16. Ulmus glabra as far as I can see.
  17. If I see a tree that I don't recognise I usaually take a branch with a few leaves with me. Find out with a book or plantnet what it is and try to remember what it is. I know this isn't always possible ofcourse, but it helpen me a lot with tree-id.
  18. Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'sunburst'. The inermis doesn't have the thorns. But as I now see, a lot of others came to the same conclusion...
  19. Bit jaleous on the machines you all have. I mainly split my wood for our own use and this machine does the work for us relatively fast and cheap, but I'm not splitting wood commercialy.
  20. Does anyone know of a vta app for iPhone and/or iPad?
  21. Fib

    Leaf blowers

    I cannot compare the two; never tried the husqvarna. Recently tried out a few Stihl blowers, but in the end... If there is a more powerfull one you probably favour that one over the less powerfull machine. Weight seems to be virtualy the same. Tried is on chestnuts and wet leafs: br600 was the one we took home.
  22. Shooting, fly fishing, dogs and a lot of other things I won't mention.
  23. Middle of nowhere is relative, but our house is about 2.5 miles (about..., could be 2.2 or 2.7) from the nearest neighbours and we are the last house on that forrest road. As for going off the grid electricaly: certainly possible, certainly more expensive when you allready have mains electrics -we don't have mains of whatever and getting electrics to the house would cost to much for us. Using solar is very well possible -also in the UK- but if you don't have to don't fit batteries, just deliver straight back to the grid. We unfortunately don't have that option and are using batteries -and in combination with invertor, led lighting and every other possible way to reduce our use- that is relatively simple to do. I was stupid enough to fall in love with a place and house and just had to have it. All problems we encounter were relatively easy to fix. So happy days
  24. We run a small generator that charges the battery-pack at the moment with an additional waterturbine. Going to install solarpanels in the very near future. Our heating is combined wood burning range/central heating calorgas -works great. Water from mountain spring to header tank. Drinkable after filter and UVlight. Rather big four bedroom/two reception room cottage. You have to work to live like this, but it's great.
  25. Thnx so far. Very hard to find any information on this.


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