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  1. I have got the local Raynet number wrote down, but must admit I never like bothering folk too much. But I will give them a bell. The reason I want a cb is most forwarder/harvesters already have CB sets in them, so I can go on to almost any site and have contact with the operators. And probably both/all operators on site, the other week the lad I was speaking too was on opposite side of hill, while a different driver was just below me, would off made more sense speaking to him. So really need something comparable with cb's With a normal 2 way u have to waste time morning/night chasing after the other handset to charge or if ur off to a different site. Which usually means walking up a steep hill somewhere, not wot u want after a hard day. Cheers for the replies
  2. Rough hewn I've picked me up wrong At both 325 and 3/8's husky run on 1.5mm bar groove and Stihl at 1.6mm, so got 4 chain types in those 2 pitches was thinking about either putting either 3/8' s Pico/Low Profile ( basically climbing saw chain, 3/8s but only 1.3mm guage instead off 1.5 or 1.6mm) or this new husky 325 X cut ( not sure if it's 1.1 or 1.3 mm guage, but runs on a standard 325 sprocket) chain on everything under 70cc. Heard of a few boys running the small chain basically climbing saw chain on 70 cc saws with 18 or 20 bars and loving it as cuts so fast on soft woods Both chains are narrower than ur normal Not sure if u get husky bars for 3/8"s P or even if the same guage? Or if u can get a Stihl comparable bar to suit husky X cut chain? I'm sick off the wall off chains too. Fine when there on the wall all in order it's when u find them at the bottom off ur piece bag, wedge bag, petrol can tub or saw tub and a hundred other places I leave them for safe keeping before I hang them up on wall again, which I usually forget about. Esp when part worn and the numbers are worn of drive links. Got a pile soaking in a an oil bath the now, just went a bit tight wi rust must of been lying bunched up wet in some corner, see if it works never done it before
  3. drinksloe

    Spear Cut

    I've used it fair bit on larch jobs similar to spuds. Not a lot else u can do dropping single trees surrounded by others. Personally i hate it, it does work well but it can be bloody dangerous. Ok on smaller stuff but when u get into big stuff can be a bit hairy at times. Esp when the tree is more vertical and it just sits down on ur cut and doesn't move, wieght/friction must hold it there. Handy have a wee rope or long felling bar so u can push the tree from a distance Edit Or worse ur saw gets trapped in cut, when tree goes good chance ur saw is going to be squashed esp if play it safe and keep ur distance, so ur in closer trying to save ur saw. Not 1 for beginners
  4. Alright. I realise with ur standard 325 and 3/8s pitch chain ur Stihl and husky run on different gauges so need different chain reels/loops. Was just wondering with ur smaller chain pitches can u run them on both stihl and husky saws? I have a couple of smaller saws of 3/8's Pico chain and all 1.3mm guage ( 2 stihls, efco and solo climbing saw) but no huskies. Thinking off dropping any I have on 325 down to 3/8's Pico or possibly even the new 325 Pico/husky X cut if I can get bars for Stihl saws. Or can u get 3/8's Pico for huskies? Few boys running that new 325 X cut on 572s and 20" bars and saw it really rips but a bugger to sharpen. Not tried it yet Just so i can start making my own loops, at moment running 5 different types of chain. Just a pain really Would be handy to have as many on the same chain type as possible. Cheers
  5. Alright. I realise with ur standard 325 and 3/8s pitch chain ur Stihl and husky run on different gauges so need different chain reels/loops. Was just wondering with ur smaller chain pitches can u run them on both stihl and husky saws? I have a couple of smaller saws of 3/8's Pico chain and all 1.3mm guage ( 2 stihls, efco and solo climbing saw) but no huskies. Thinking off dropping any I have on 325 down to 3/8's Pico or possibly even the new 325 Pico/husky X cut if I can get bars for Stihl saws. Or can u get 3/8's Pico for huskies? Few boys running that new 325 X cut on 572s and 20" bars and saw it really rips but a bugger to sharpen. Not tried it yet Just so i can start making my own loops, at moment running 5 different types of chain. Just a pain really Would be handy to have as many on the same chain type as possible. Cheers
  6. I have an A frame set up on my Argo, I'd guess designed for lifting reds in. Was on it when I bought it. Have to admit I've just man handled any in, not that I deal with many reds. With a trailer ucould just have the a frame against front of trailer and then winch it upright, I'd have the deer on a 2nd pulley so u can lower itby hand easily
  7. Was it a new tranny? Was a load of them getting done locally a few years ago but only targeting tranny's.
  8. For the OP. How wide is ur pond? Or the furtherest I'd expect to pull a tree? So how long u need the rope to be. Also can u get a pick up or tractor reasonably near to the pond ( althou it doesn't need to be that near if ur rope is long enough) If only occasional use/trees. If u can get a 4x4 reasonably close I'd just use that to pull the rope, set up any redirects u need. Ur pick up could be 100m away if ur rope was long enough, just need extra blocks as needed And I'd do wot was mentioned earlier, find a tree near one edge with a decent fork/branch and set up a pulley there to lift the butt as it comes out off water. Ur not talking about big timber really. In the past tirfors were unique and the best as I believe we're the only folk with the patent for the winches, but now patent has expired so loads of knock offs cheaper, might not be as good but good enough for occasional use.
  9. I thought the same but I suppose u can't put agree sheer on a loader or skid steer, so mibbee handy if u don't have access to a digger. Amazing how it works really
  10. I think Steven and spud summed it up well. No reason u couldn't tell a tree at that size with a 24" bar, all depends on the tree, and esp so with the rot where it's is. Boring out the heart wood off hinge shouldn't make a big difference, chances are it will be the heart wood that is rotten anyway. Even in a healthy tree the majority of strength is in the outsides of hinge U just got to know wot ur doing guage where the wieght is and any danger areas and make sure u position itself on the safe side towards the end.
  11. Will u not need to put some specs in? Hieght, size of posts, rails etc, caping rail as well as access ground conditions.
  12. Why do u want it in front? If u mean to lift it I doubt the front of bike could take it.. I've done a bit with snow ploughs and they fairly pull front end down when lifted and flails should be a lot heaviier, or atleast decent 1s
  13. Dunno much about front mounted flails but the kelfri and Chapman trailed flails are both meant to be very good, althou not cheap both putting out about 23hp.
  14. Is the UK timber industry not going the other way thou. Smaller dia stems and shorter crop rotations, are some of the new SS hybrids not meant knock 5+ years of rotations. Surely shorter faster growing will not benefit quality timber. Mibbee different in other parts of country where u tend to grow better quality timber, in this area tend to have lots of quick but poor quality timber.
  15. Must admit the smaller u go the cost goes throu the roof. There wll likely be no ideal answer or ideal machne as Eddie already said which means having machines sitting in the yard not turning wheels/making money. If u want the ideal machine for every job So ur looking at a compromise, really depends where ur market is and if any bodies already in it. And the compromise will be different for everyone on different ground and wanting different work. For value for money and versatility a compact tractor and timber trailer takes a lot off beating, esp if running twins over flotation tyres ( again more versatile, choice between narrow for access or twins for LGP) Must admit over summer was doing quite a bit off fencing on estates where small compartments off diseased larch trees were felled/extracted, the 1 thing in common was the mess left behind. A lower impact approach would have been similar money esp if no low loader transport, by time shift a harvester in/out and then forwarder for jobs with only a few hundred T's other options could be vaible.

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