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  1. Not sure if this is the same one as fits the 525lk combi unit. That attachment is comparably to the Stihl BG86 in terms of performance.
  2. Absolutely nothing to do with me but everyone should see this. Reg's mate. Since there's been a few posts of big fells from spikes.... There's always some buggar on YouTube doing it bigger/better 😉
  3. Trees Get Aroused When Ivy Chokes Them, New Research Finds WATERFORDWHISPERSNEWS.COM NEW biological research into the behaviour of plants has found strange electronic signals from trees in the grips of being succumbed by Hedera, commonly called ivy, indicates trees...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Dead chestnut removal last week
  10. 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?
  11. 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!)
  12. Noticed lots of Blackthorn in flower yesterday - County Armagh/Down
  13. Photo was taken in December. Doubt its expanding foam as the other locations are much further up and not on cavities.
  14. On a beech tree in three places.
  15. So, if you own one of the saws that are 'banned', what's the deal with using it?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. Must have been a lleylandi hedge, as they're a right c**t


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