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Everything posted by bilke_user

  1. It is. Good machines for the money
  2. Small scale and softwood only, but still churning out around 20 bulk bags/week for the past month. Oddly enough it's the longer (15") logs that are going well and the demand for 9" ones hasn't really got going yet. Happy to wait until later on in the winter for them to pick up to where they were last year.
  3. Surely the heat loss from the tunnels would make it a non starter............am I missing something though?
  4. £280/day for machine and man. Extra man £120/day Hire of machine only £200/day. Weekly rates are negotiable with one or two men, but non negotiable on machine only. You'd be surprised how well folks treat the machine when on hire without an operator.
  5. Think for any tree work I'd be wanting decent cab guarding more than a heated seat. Looking uncomfortably close for comfort in many of the overhead manoeuvres.
  6. If already dry, chuck them anywhere inside and they will stay dry
  7. Douglas fir, cut green in april, ready to burn now with a moisture content of sub 18%. 500mm long. Stacked with plenty air around and through
  8. Sell softwood here for £60/90x90x90bag which works out at about £82/cube loose. There are dearer sellers and there are cheaper ones too, the market accommodates all tastes
  9. I need the height in the shed for the timber grab unloading logs onto the sawmill. Still manage to sell 200 bags of wood/year so any more room would mean spending more time filling and emptying the shed.
  10. Always remember that no matter how big the shed/barn you'll always need a bigger one
  11. Poor trailer nothing! There's just shy of 3t of wood on it. It's rated for 3.5t Animal, I'll not argue with
  12. Just be glad that you are not trying to order parts from them, if you do get past reception you are then onto someone who does;t know one part from another or what it does unless you give him a parts number and serial number from your machine. Even armed with this information it still takes two weeks and numerous phone calls to get them to do anything about taking money and sending the things out to you. Stinks of a poorly managed company now
  13. Was thinking £480/m3 was too cheap 😁😁 £900 that Waitrose equates to sounds much better
  14. I use 10" larch cut to 500mm length and put three cuts in them. Remarkable how many get sold and those that do buy them always return and refer friends. My only problem is that I never cut enough to supply the demand.
  15. An afternoon processing 500mm douglas fir for the shoot hut stoves. Should be dry by beginning of Nov and enough to do until the end of Jan
  16. Does anyone happen to know the RAL colour code of the grey on the WP36 processor? Quiet time at the moment and time to give the flaking paint a touch up.
  17. Wondering if there's a market for hardwood chips or do we just tip them and let them rot?
  18. perfectly possible, and quite probably it's dead standing stuff that has been harvested and set aside as firewood. I have bought a good few loads of dead spruce from commission sites and it's pretty dry on the whole, although there will be a few bits in it that have higher mc. 20t load of it would be close to the top of the bolsters, whereas fresh stuff would be about 25t and much lower in the bolsters. Just watch with the dead spruce that you get it split and under cover quickly, leave it too long, open to the elements and it rots pretty quickly


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