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    Yard Crane

    We've got a 5 ton digger with a hydraulic thumb that we use, but it wouldnt be able to live in the yard 100% of the time as we have it out on other jobs etc. I'm a fencing contractor, so we have a few artics loads of stakes sat in the yard all of the time along with our firewood business. A tractor and loader doesnt appeal to me, for the money i want to spend you are getting a smallish tractor which also scuffs and makes a mess in the yard. Thought about a lorry with a decent sit on top crane, just not sure where to source the MOT failure lorry? The rubber duck is a definte option, a guy locally to me has one with a hitch on the blade so he can drag his trailer around the yard and load as he goes. The idea of the big digger is the reach i suppose, it can be parked and reach a fair amount, or just tracked up and down a single stretch and be able to reach both sides, also fairly useful for helping the artics in ...
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    Yard Crane

    Simple as that. I am after something to use in the yard for moving timber around, loading decks and loading/unloading vehicles! what does everyone use? needs to be a standalone vehicle that lives in the yard permanently. currently thinking of an old but cheap 13/14 tracked excavator with a swivel + grab on it? any ideas? budget up to 7kish cheers!
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    Growing firewood

    Have you got any pictures of height for those Omeo? that growth rate is impressive!
  4. if your looking at that money then a disco 4 has to be the way, i know you got stung with one before, but if you are planning on doing some mileage then they are comfy and go like stink. Im 6'5 and its the only vehicle ive sat in where i dont need the seat all the way back!
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    Tajfun 480 plus video

    dragging this up from the dead, but GDH how are you getting on with your 480? Did you buy through Kilworth? do you think its worth spending the money on the plus version? TIA Sam
  6. Mate give Minehead Sawmills a ring. Clifford who owns it, lives at Brayford and has a forwarder there. Cheers
  7. as per title Artic load of 5'6 stakes wanted ASAP. Will organise own transport. Contact on here for my number. Thanks
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    Fencing grade sweet chestnut poles available

    Will have you got a contact number please?
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    hardwood and softwood wanted south devon

    oversize or processor? could sort you some oak if thats any good?
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    60t of Chestnut wanted Surrey

    he wants to wait until next winter, buying 60ton now its going to be summer cut. Also... 60ton is a hell of a lot of meterage for post n rail.
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    Firewood barns in an ideal world

    Motorway crash barriers. I'll put some pictures up tomorrow of our set up, works a treat.


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    <p>Apologies for the Arbtalk message but your phone number has gone adrift. I now have all the chestnut extracted and it is pretty unlikely I will have any available. Sorry for wasting your time. The sap rose early this year and we stopped cutting at the beginning of March or compromise timber quality, this meant we had less than planned,coupled with a large order coming in from the NT. As long as the leaves are going crispy we can start felling in early September. I can book you in as many loads to whatever spec you need from then on. Give me a call to discuss any of this 07811852704.</p>


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    Oak sawlogs

    What's your spec?
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    A public "good" must be paid for from the public purse

    i thought he came across pretty well.. Farms need to be efficient businesses, not an environmental project. He said the farms should stand on their own two feet and the only subsidies paid are for parcels of land being farmed inefficiently for environmental reasons.
  15. <p>Hello. Where are you based? Give me a call 07811852704. Toby</p>


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