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About Thesnarlingbadger

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    Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2015
  • Birthday 20/03/87

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  • Location
    Bristol & Wootton Bassett
  • Interests
    Surfing, Music and obviously trees
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    BS16 5SL
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  1. New to us 7.5 ton Iveco

    Your not wrong mate. The transit where I used to work held even more because it had doors on the back so coppers couldn't see inside :-/ Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  2. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Bloody hell how did you cope? I would have downed tools and gone straight to A+E Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  3. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Ahh pleased to hear that, mind you I think knocking cups of tea over is pretty terrible, especially on a cold day. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  4. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Just remember things happen in 3's so try and get those much needed zzz's and be on the look out. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  5. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Bloody hell I bet mate, hope this hasn't effected life to much for you. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  6. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Seems like it may have started. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  7. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Cheers guys. haha yeah I keep them bloody sharp and sharpened them maybe 2 weeks prior so they were already a form of deadly weapon. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  8. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Thanks Ivecokid yeah it's so quickly these accidents happen. that looks like a bloody painful place for a cut.
  9. Tiredness can cause accidents (as we all know).

    Exactly, could not have been a simpler job Steve. Cheers Stubby, pretty much there now got the stitches coming out on Monday and back to work Tuesday with my hand well wrapped up of course.
  10. I'm just putting this up as a reminder to people that tiredness and carelessness can really cock up your day. I've been working 7 day weeks just to fit in the work load recently (make hay while the sunshines and all that). Plus I was heading off on holiday for a week and was cramming in the little jobs before I went away. 2 weeks back on a Saturday I was loading my van up at the yard and remember thinking I'm bloody shattered. I was putting the long reach hedge cutters in holding the folding bit of the head when they caught on the side and my hand kept going, pushing the sheath off and slicing my hand open between my thumb and index finger. I got to A+E and it turns out I've sliced through a load of nerves, no tendon damage but they say I have no idea how close it was to severing my tendons on my trigger finger. I've had an operation to reconnect to nerves but I doubt I'll get all the feeling back in my index finger. So nearly 3 weeks off when I'm busy is a bit of a kick in the teeth, however customers have been understanding and it means I haven't lost any jobs just the days I sub for other firms (who have also been understanding). So I'm just putting this up as a reminder that accidents happen when your tired or not thinking about the simple task in hand. Not telling people what to do as you all know your jobs but just think a bit more some times. Could have been a lot worse so I'm counting my blessings. A picture of the accident below. Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  11. Forst ST6 issue 'help'

    Yeah seems so but its a quick and cheep fix so I'm not gumbling to much. As far as faults go with machines of this nature it could have been a lot worse.
  12. Forst ST6 issue 'help'

    Just to update everyone the issue was sorted a week or so back by Redwood. It was the ignition key and a sensor that were causing the fault. Took it in to be serviced and they sorted the bits out for me. They had it ready when they said they would and and its all working fine now. Thanks for your comments and input on the matter.
  13. Who pays for delays...?

    If jobs are wether depending, say like a large beech reduction that you know you will never get as spot on as you could if you do it in the pissing rain and high winds. I always tell the customer and put it in the emailed quote if wether is too bad we will have to reschedule as the work will never be up to standard. But 9 times out of 10 you can do the job in most wether conditions. I can usually find a customer or 2 from the week ahead who I can swap around. As for birds you take the hit. At least its not a lost job just one to put back. But I get its a pain in the backside especially when you have booked in extra staff etc. But then what about the days you smash out and make your money back. swings and round about id say. Other trades will also have to take a hit at times its not just us.
  14. Close Call: Rigging Point Failure

    Thanks for sharing the video, if not for anything else it should make people think twice about what they are rigging. Your right in saying if you had climbed you wouldn't have taken such a risk but there may have been other risks involve in doing that. It's better a headstone was knocked than yourself at risk. Once again cheers for the share. :-) Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  15. Forst ST6 issue 'help'

    Well I checked all the wiring and cleaned any crap out of the inputs (there wasn't really a great deal). All the battery leads seem to be in order and have a strong connection. So that's about it for now. I'll ring Redwood tomorrow and see if they can come up with any solutions. As I said earlier it's due its 400 hour service so I might drop it off to them later in the week to service it and sort out the issue. It could well be this ignition barrel malarkey causing the problem as the symptoms seem to link up. I'll keep you informed when I get to the root of the problem. Thanks for the input again Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk


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