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  1. drinksloe

    Small track chipper? Which one!

    Must admit I'll be a bit out off touch with the latest models. But if ur ever on steep side slopes it's amazing the places a tracked 1 with tilting tracks will go. Working on the railways it saved us heaps off time being able to track along steep bankings where ud never take a normal tracked chipper. Esp with a winch on it Mibbee not an issue if ur only on flat gardens thou. But the tilted tracks are really handy if/when u need them.
  2. drinksloe

    Seems cheap even if for spares......

    Will that saw not be ancient??? I thought 0 , AV series were 20 or 30 years old + bar and chain u could be looking at 50 quid easy. Not that cheap really Wot size of saw is that?? Must admit despite having quite a few Stihl chainsaws ( think 4 plus strimmer hedge cutter and blower) still have absolulletly no idea how there model numbers work and with size of saw that is
  3. Alright Just wondered if many subscribe to any of the forestry type mags?? Or are they just a waste of money. If so which is best or is there more than the 2 I've heard off ( Fmj and forestry machine mag) Cheers
  4. drinksloe

    Hydraulic pto's

    Scottish power or SSE? used to sell there old 110 landy's which had pto winch fitted directly onto engine or gearbox Good bit off kit as a rescue winch and won't drain the battery the way an electric 1 would, more so for long pulls where it could over load the battery
  5. drinksloe

    Hydraulic pto's

    Aye I've used hydraulic winches on factors etc and they generally are slow. But they are generally rescue winches and slow and steady is the way to go when debugging urself. Althou u must get faster winch motors if u have the flow/pressure as I'm sure ur 360 skyline conversions the drums work off additional hydraulics.
  6. drinksloe

    Hydraulic pto's

    Cheers Chris, was more wondering wot I'll personal experiences are? Do they work ok or bad for over heating depending wot ur using it for. Was speaking to a salesman the other day and he reckoned the folk that had added them to his machines didn't rate them. Was just wondering if anyone else had any 1st hand experience off them. Chers
  7. drinksloe

    Felling technique

    But surely it still takes the same amount off timber to put a cut in? Just ur gun is left on the stump rather than on ur produce, I dare say u should be cutting the hub off the end before measuring ur log. Althou they do seem to put a for narrower more closed gun in than most UK cutters would. Not sure all those programmes are really an example off good practice. I was told the programme axmen was stopped on request of proper logging companies as it was making them look like fools. Can hardly be best practice to use ur hand gun as a felling bar.
  8. drinksloe

    Hydraulic pto's

    Just wondering if many folk have much exp of converting hydraulic flow into a pro drive?? Say like from a tracked dumper to power either a normal pro driven winch, which I guess is fairly low pressure, to a flail mower or even a mulcher which could be up to 1000rpm. I realise it will depend on up and flow rates etc, but is there a min? And wot sort of price do they cost? Also have folk found them to be successful or not? Or a bit off a waste off time. Cheers
  9. drinksloe

    New Sub Contractor Help

    I'd double check with ur trainer about ur tickets. I know many forestry companies never used to recognise lantra tickets I think u are correct not only do assesments but most trainers should put a course on to cover that not ticket. The lantra course will cover it all anyway, can u not ask for a nptc assesment instead of lantra?
  10. drinksloe

    Waste of time jobs

    Would the drill 'hammer' into wood?? I thought it had to be a proper hard surface to work right. I welded a 4" brick bolster to a pinch bar but an old boss used a spade bit on a pinch, just buff it off with a grinder when u need too. I found the brick bolster to be better as thinner metal than spade bit. It works really well in a tight hole, axe far better in a wide hole
  11. drinksloe

    Treating sapling stumps

    There used to be very old fashioned tools for pulling out docks, thistles and ragwort, sort off 2 pronged pinch bar thing. The pock marking might not be as bad as u think, will create different micro niche's for different plants in the bare soil. Will soon have new plants growing out of the soils seed banks. How will the weed wiper work?? Are u weed wiping before u cut?? Otherwise the stumps will be to low and u'll end up costing all the vegetation with chemical. I'd mibee tie a wee container to belt and just cut and dab each individual stem as u cut them. I reckon a dish wash pad with the hollow handle ( in theory) would be the ideal tool, should we drip the way a paint brush does Secatuers might work better as 1 handed if trees small enough.
  12. drinksloe

    Treating sapling stumps

    If shallow soil and small trees would it be possible just to brute force and pull them out with a set off welding gloves?? Althou sometimes decieving how firm a grip even small trees can have in good soil, be easier in thin soil Otherwise u could spot treat with a paint brush or even 1 off those dish washing brushes u can fill the handles up with soap ( weedkiller, be just like a mini weed wipe) and dab it on each stem as u cut I'd just use Glyco as the spot treatment
  13. drinksloe

    Waste of time jobs

    But 150 would buy u a lot off chains. It all depends how often u need it, but an axe/chopping pinch are easily stored and cheap for occasional use
  14. drinksloe

    Waste of time jobs

    Just keep that chain or any other old 1s specifically for jobs like that and save ur new chains for the stem. To be honest ur quicker with an old axe or a chopping pinch (welded a 4" brick bolster to pinch) both aren't too long even with big roots I had to cut 350 pieces from old 2nd hand used railway sleepers the other week, bloody horrible job. And not a lot u could do about it either, hard timber for an old chain. Ended up working 2 saws and just rotating them constantly sharpening them. Took a lot off the chains but still doing ok now
  15. drinksloe

    squashed chainsaw,husqy 357xpg.

    Seen the dreaded orange chips a few times when I worked on the railways. Saws were often carried in the hoppers as sometimes a long walk in Luckily never happened to my saw, usually just the rear handle got slightly chipped


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