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  1. Which size engine did you go for 130 or the 140 there are still a handful about but mainly 130ps
  2. I am looking at the moment for a replacement was told yesterday that they have stopped production on the cabstar . A friend of mine runs one in his roofing supply business and rates it highly it never stops all day that is why I am considering one in the double cab version. Isuzu don't do one in double cab. How do you find the ride in the Isuzu? I like the look of them as they look like a little truck rather than a van. Most vans in that size are only 5500kg gross train weight which would only let you carry around 700 kg or less on the towing vehicle.
  3. Is there room for a hooklift skip or farm trailer would collect timber if that helps
  4. Have you tried Welbeck Estates they own most of the woodland around the major oak
  5. I would sell in bags customers cannot grasp a cubic meter used to sell mine loose on a transit tipper which is 4 dumpy bags struggled at the time to get 150 a load put them in bags for 50 a bag couldn't chop them fast enough. I charge 60 a bag which holds about .5 of a cube. you would get a cheap little trailer to get a couple of bags on for a few hundred
  6. pm me a plan or pictures done a lot of subsidence/underpinning and structural root barriers would be happy to help
  7. I personally wouldn't go for the front wheel drive unless you are solely on tarmac . I agree with the previous comments regarding the clutches on my 3rd transit now, mk6 crewcab and been the worst for clutches had 3 in 10 years/120,000miles only had one in each of the previous 2 doing the same amount of work and loading and same driver. I also do less towing with this one. I would be interested in peoples opinions on the Isuzu or Nissan nt400 they look like proper little trucks. Another point is that the engines are getting smaller a lot now have 2ltr in them I have seen a transit at 18 months having one replaced I think they are trying to get too much out of a smaller engine something has to give.
  8. Were they branded as woodline before I have the 20 ton horizontal pto version good splitter but I have blown the end of the ram off Had it welded up by my local welder been fine since we can average about 1.8m3 an hour through it
  9. Have you seen the timber croc ones my mate got one as he cuts pallets up just put one corner in the jaws and cuts away looks a good bit of kit bought it on line from some firm in wales cheaper than buying direct from firm
  10. The easiest way would be to buy some land get planning for some agricultural buildings then go down the conversion route of one of them to a dwelling the only thing you need to make sure is the one you plan on converting is structurally strong enough that is one thing you will have to prove so get a structural engineer to design that one and not an off the peg agricultural building. Financing it is an area which all depends on which bank you are at. I am currently looking at swapping mine as they are been stupid on development finance even having a proven track record for a very long time and having considerable money generating assets. Good Luck
  11. I sell mine in bags and have looked into various ways of reducing handling . I split them into crates which I make out of free pallets they are 8ft x4ft x 4ft they hold about 5 or six bags . I find they dry better in crates and I can move them round easily with the forklift . To empty the crates I can remove one of the sides and handball into the bags I find this leaves us a very clean sample which is appreciated by the customers
  12. The old rule of thumb is 1/2 an inch per foot of span plus 1 inch therefore to span 10ft you would need a 6x2 this is for floor joists and roof timbers I know there will be exceptions and different loadings but for most housing situations this works.
  13. Hi Ben Could send a hook lift trailer for them I fetch the logs from steve's so if you need a job clearing we would be happy to help rather than cart them back to the pile for us to clear away. Steve has my number if you need to contact me. Regards John


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