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    Mid Suffolk
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    Stump grinder, Professional Deer Manager, Crayfish Trapper.

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  1. Puffing Billy? I seem to remember winning a competition to name it - the prize was a bag of charcoal!!
  2. When I started mate, you couldn't see the wood for the trees! Also before the days when we carried excellent cameras on our phones I'm afraid. I think the last time I was there was when you'd just broken your foot! Ouch!!
  3. Well that's certainly stirred up a few memories for me! I managed the deer in this wood from about 2005 when large blocks of conifers were removed under the WIGS. We relied completely upon natural re-generation which was not easy, as deer numbers were particularly high in the general area, and the fields to the north were unfenced allowing free movement. I put a lot of time in and hit them really hard. For a while, it just seemed to create a vacuum which was soon filled from the surrounding area. However, after several years and a lot of hard work, the numbers were down to an acceptable level. Friends of mine continued the work and the wood continues to flourish under the excellent management of TVI. I really should get down there and have a look around as it's been a while!! SG
  4. Yes they are, but if you know what you are doing, you do NOT grind a stump from the top! You start at the side so that you are effectively planning along the grain and not cutting across it.
  5. I can't see the blades staying sharp for too long once they hit the dirt, and they would need to be very sharp to cut cross-grain as they do? Also relies on being able to get a mini digger in which is not always possible and tracked machines aren't exactly lawn friendly!
  6. People often ask me how much tree is underground?! Well I recently found this in a local park. It'iCloud Photos.webarchives a mighty oak growing on the edge of a sandpit where the sand has gradually moved away to expose the roots. Its still standing strong, but spookily looks like it has risen out of the ground and is about to run away?!
  7. Yes I use it all the time! Most of the guys I subbie for cut the trees down and then just use this to send me the exact location of the stump to be ground. Works especially well in big gardens or parks/woodland. I can also have a quick look at the area on the satellite image before turning up. SG
  8. Quite possibly looking at their website? I wouldn't normally rant on an open forum, but I cannot believe how crap they have been! I ordered some teeth once before and there were a load missing as the package had burst due to being not strong enough. Despite several complaints and promise of replacements, they never turned up. I recently ordered a Green Teeth upgrade kit for a Rayco grinder. Order was placed online and clearly forgotten as I was asked to review the product and it hadn't even been dispatched! Order eventually turned up with 6 wrong sized tooth pockets on one side. The error was pointed out very clearly and 6 more pockets turned up. They were also the wrong size and I was charged for them! Phoned Monday morning to complain to be told the right ones would be with me Tuesday or maybe Wednesday latest. Phoned late today to discover that the order was still open and hadn't even been dispatched! Order cancelled and you can have the lot back. I've lost a weeks work and they've lost any future business. One mistake is understandable, but 5 feck ups in a row is surely not acceptable! Not Happy! Order now placed with another company.
  9. I find that hard to believe as there is clearly no communication between them!
  10. Just been through an extremely poor experience with an order of a Stump Grinder cutting system upgrade through Northern Arb who I've used before for other stuff and have been fine. I suspect the problem is with Saturn Knives who seem to supply them? What's the relationship between them before I send a massive shitogram! I've had problems before, but only ever with stump teeth. Not happy! SG
  11. Has anyone ever tried the various brands of teeth against each other to see if there is any difference in wear quality? There is clearly a difference in price between Greenteeth for instance compared to Ammco or Rotatech equivalents. Might be interesting to mount the various ones on the same wheel and see how they compare. Anyone already tried this? SG
  12. I had a decent 5KW stove fitted into a bespoke brick fireplace in a house with no chimney. The stove only cost 20% of the total cost. The stainless exterior flue cost 60% of the total cost! The stove is the cheap bit..........


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