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Bloom

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  1. I'd say there is zero demand commercially for processed softwood in NI. We sell small quantities of firewood as a by product of our tree service business. For processed firewood customers only want hardwood. A few customers will take trailer loads of softwood coming direct off a job, at a very cheap rate, to process themselves. 

     

    I do know guys that sell mixed loads successfully but they would be in more rural areas. In and around Belfast, it seems to be only hardwood in demand, with 'kiln dried' being the buzz word. Spoke to many customers who will only buy kiln dried hardwood and the prices they pay are staggering. Many believe you can't burn softwood in stoves. Uneducated punters unfortunately.

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  2. Hi

     

    We recently ground out a tree of heaven stump that sat close to the lawn. The customer has since called (voicemail) to say that 'toadstools' have been appearing everywhere in the vicinity of the grind, and he wants a solution.

     

    Other than tearing out all the roots what are the options? His garden and lawn are immaculate.

     

    Thanks


  3. Finally got back to sort this today. Customer finally agreed to a MEWP. Narrow lane only allowed us a small (ish) one that couldn't reach the tip. Braced the split, winch holding the stem, bit of polesaw action from the MEWP until I was happy to go unto the stem, then chog it down. Sever bottom and lift, then lower the stem. No damage.

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  4. Do any of you guys use your wee chipper to chip into a mini dumper (muck truck or similar) then load into tipper? I've read most of this thread at various times, think I saw it somewhere but wondering on the practical application of it. Seems like a decent idea. Keep all the mess in the one area, removes long drags. 

     

     

     

     


  5. 10 hours ago, Shaunpaul said:

    Hi all, looking at a different stump grinder. Currently only have a cheap rock machinery one with a 14hp Kohler engine and I've had a new wheel fabricated so it has 500 series greenteeth on it. Just sick of wrestling with the thing at the end of a long day as it doesn't pivot above the wheels. Currently looking at a new FSI b22 or a used Bandit 2250n, mainly domestic jobs, typically rows of Conifer stumps 12-24 inch diameter. I know they are totally different machines but just looking for an easier way of grinding, opinions greatly appreciated as I'm on my second week of trying to decide ?

    The FSI B20 pivots also but isn't self propelled. A few grand cheaper than the B22.


  6. 13 hours ago, scotspine1 said:

    How big is this tree? 

    Not a bad idea. That tree is about 35ft tall, pretty sound. It forms part of a old hedge that has been left unmaintained that is now just a row of trees. I'd have no problem climbing the main stem of the conifer. Not sure if I'd want to be up there if I'd secured the split stem to it though.

     

    I'll call the customer tomorrow and say it must be done with machinery. She's an old doll, half deaf. The shed is filled with junk she has hoarded over the years. As is every other space around her house. Trying to explain a MEWP to her should be fun. When we were there one of the neighbours came out, surprised to see us, said 'theres no way in the world she would ever pay anyone to work on her trees'.

     

    Thanks for all the replies. It'd annoyed me not doing it but it seems that I called it right.

     

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  7. Had a look at this last Tuesday then went back the next day to do it, but walked away cause I felt I was leaving too much to chance.

     

    • no access for machinery
    • customer won't pay for machinery
    • shed to be saved (minor damages accepted)
    • main anchor would be on stem behind split one. If you're out on the tip, if failure occurs, you're swinging into the shed/ground
    • second anchor off a Sycamore. Lower and to the left/behind of the split limb

     

    Hate not doing a job but didn't feel I could control the chaos on this one. Anyone got any bright ideas?

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  8. Got mine from Santander yesterday into my personal account. Took about 8 days. Had to submit Tax return and proof of business and address to them but overall a painless process.

     

    Regards paying off other finance - there is a stipulation against that and pruchasing new equipment. Something about only being allowed to replace existing equipment, like for like. So will have to be creative.

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