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Tom BOP

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  1. Does anyone use a Hypro fg45 felling grab

    I have a Naarva K23 felling head/shear which I mount on a variety of different excavators, which includes a Kubota U17, a U25 and U48. It is a great piece of kit and I think superior to other tree shears as you grab and then cut rather than grabbing and cutting in one motion. This allows for greater control. The unit has a cutting capacity of 230mm (9 ins) however this is dictated by the capability of the excavator and obviously you could get yourself into trouble quickly on the smaller machines if you don't have your witts about you. It is available for hire on it's own or we can provide a machine and operator. We are based between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Give me a call on 07710 754 629 for more info or a chat on how we get on with it. Below are some pics of a recent job ATB Tom
  2. Small dia. chainsaw logging frame???

    Toolstation item no. 58539 Screwfix item no. 76387 or 5256D or 7265D Hope this helps ATB
  3. Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Accessing this weeks job
  4. Chainsaw Splitter

    I saw a guy set about a lawn mower in a similar fashion with a golf club. It was the nearest thing that came to hand after it stalled and wouldn't restart. He was somewhat 'unhinged'. My colleague and I were propping each other up with laughter but had to retreat when he threatened us
  5. Wedge pouch

    Try a 'Cordless Drill Holster' from Tool Station. Part No 37552 Costs £3.98
  6. what trailer for mini loader?

    Ifor Williams LM126. Room for my Avant 420 with attachments and room for wood down the side of the loader with the sides on. I strap mine on with 1 short strap at the front using a large d-shackle through the eye on the boom. I then thread the strap through the d-shackle and terminate the ends over the head board and down onto the hooks at the front. I don't bother with anything at the back. It never moves. I do however always have the rear tailboard on just incase the strap should fail.
  7. Arbtalk Christmas Raffle 2016

    I'm in. Thanks for organising this Steve ATB
  8. Annoying Things Guys Do On Site

    Snapping the chain brake on after each minuscule cut with the saw running flat out. Solution.... wack them with a stick.
  9. Wanted arb waste, pershore area

    Hello give me a call 07710 754 629
  10. Greasebanks on chippers, a good idea?

    For lubrication spare parts I thoroughly recommend a company called Halomec http://www.halomec.com Tel. 01453 766444 I use their high pressure flexible hose in all instances and have never had a failure. You can buy it in coils and make up your own hoses.
  11. Towable splitter hire worcs/gloucs/warwks

    PM me for my no. Could have a solution for you. I am based in the Gloucester area but have an on-going project in the Worcester area. ATB
  12. Argocat

    As Stephen Blair rightly states chains & sprockets on the drive train are very prone to wear as well as axle bearings. They are situated under the floor and spend their lives covered in mud and water. If you go to look at one spend time closely inspecting them. Also check the drive belt from the engine. Ensure the engine starts from cold and at working temperature and that it maintains idle both when cold and at working temperature. Remember that the machine will have been more than likely driven by someone who has no interest in maintenance. If you find a 'good un' you will have a lot of fun and a great work horse but look after it. ATB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Timber arch/log skidded build

    Great design & ideas. I would make the draw bar slightly longer & make it swivel. By making it longer it will help when reversing. Looking forward to seeing the finished article ATB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Post Puller

    The Hi-Lift jack & 2 scaffold poles looks ingenious. I took out 2 short scaffold poles that were holding up a shed roof today. They are going to have another life now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. landscape design software

    Google Sketch-Up. Download for free. Watch the tutorials on YouTube. You can print out from every angle. I have used it repeatedly to show customers what I have in mind and it has saved many crossed wires Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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