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  1. Access - install 2 climbing lines from the ground. So no ladders to get you into the tree. Also, throwing two throwlines to two separate anchor points. I've wasted many hours trying to hit anchor points with a single throw bag. Could be lunchtime before I've made a cut. I can see how this goes - try to comply, takes ages to get to your main anchor point, takes ages to get work done, two groundsman watching you fannying about, you've quoted the same price as you always would, mid afternoon you start stressing that the job isn't going to get done, take shortcuts and start rushing, accident happens. Or comply all day, job runs into the next day, you make no money, eventually you give up. One things for sure, customers aren't going to pay more cause you have to be slower.
  2. Try them. I sell mine,unprocessed, by the trailer load delivered, but if someone is willing to collect from site they get it for free.
  3. Great tool. Have short reach version too, as well as various petrol clippers. The battery ones are always first out of the van. Had the HLA85 for two years now. Had to spend £130 recently on getting it repaired, that's been the only issue with it. We use the AP300 batteries. If we're doing hedges all day we would run these batteries flat.
  4. Teufelberger do a detergent for the washing machine. Works well. Teufelberger Scrubba Rope Detergent - Climbing Equipment from Gustharts UK WWW.GUSTHARTS.COM Buy Teufelberger by Scrubba Rope Detergent from our Climbing Equipment range - @ Gustharts
  5. Extinction Rebellion protester arrested after three hours on Big Ben scaffolding NEWS.SKY.COM The man, named as tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, spent almost three hours on the scaffolding before police brought him down.
  6. There's a video about this.....
  7. Dead chestnut removal last week
  8. Hard question to answer, but a set of teeth, how often would you need to change these? I know this depends on many factors but just a rough idea. I only ever hire stump grinders so never have to deal with maintenance, but I'm considering getting one of these. Seems a no brainer as I'm hiring mini grinders at £80 every few weeks. Also, will it tackle larger stumps if the user has the willpower?
  9. A bit long winded for the content but it's really just for my consumption, and my three subscribers (probably the guys who work with me!)
  10. Noticed lots of Blackthorn in flower yesterday - County Armagh/Down
  11. Photo was taken in December. Doubt its expanding foam as the other locations are much further up and not on cavities.
  12. On a beech tree in three places.
  13. So, if you own one of the saws that are 'banned', what's the deal with using it?
  14. Quick video from Wednesday. Fir (not sure) removal and a few stems. Customer scares me. He's up cutting on a ladder and bow saw. He had removed the tops of the stems.
  15. I wouldn't be experienced enough to say but hopefully an unfortunate incident. It wasn't doing anything unusual. Just cutting through tension with a pushing chain. Couple of chatters then it cracked. 2 months old, used probably 1-2 full days per week. Until this, we've been wildly impressed with the saw.
  16. Hi Bust the clutch cover on my 572xp yesterday while cutting up an oak stem. Really need the saw up and running as soon as. Should I order a new clutch cover or do you think it'll be covered on warranty?
  17. Must have been a lleylandi hedge, as they're a right c**t
  18. Bloom


    If I'm chogging down a stem my only points of contact are my lanyard, safety line and the spikes. Even the toe end of my boots are off the tree. Feels like I'm kinda just swinging there, particularly when the saw goes in. Just thought the shorter gaffs might get my toe end to rest on the tree to stop lateral movement when I'm cutting.
  19. Bloom


    Been meaning to ask about short and long gaffs. I've the treehog spikes. I don't spike very often so have always used the long gaffs, as they're for trees and the short ones are for poles. I'm a small guy, shoe size is 6.5. It always feels like I'm just balancing on the spikes, that my feet aren't contacting the tree significantly. Would the short gaffs help?
  20. Hi Need a sub groundie in the Belfast area. 3 days (minimum) a week for at least the next three months. Some experience would be good, but more important is someone who is keen. If you have climbing experience this would be useful too. Mostly tree work with some hedges. There's every chance this will be extended beyond 3 months if things work out. Contact me - 07414787758 - for more details. Malcolm


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