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    Freelance Arborist

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  1. Mark Wileman

    Husqvarna 550xp MK2

    I can't find anything on google. I was of the impression that the MK1 550/560ss were the one with all the carb issues from a couple of years ago. Mk2 being the upgraded computer/carbs or whatever it was that made them stop being shit! Anyone got a link of any info on the new 550?
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    Husqvarna 550xp MK2

    Isn't the 550 mk2 already out?
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    Best size netted bags for 10 inch logs

    Thanks. I've made a little jig to make loading easier, based on the log bagger.
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    Prices for qualifications

    That's the european chainsaw certificate. I think most UK firms would prefer NPTC/LANTRA qualifications, although the syllabus looks similar.
  5. My firewood pile is getting a bit bit, so I want to start shifting some of it. I don't have the time in the evenings for sorting out/delivering full tipper loads so I'm just going to start bagging it all up in netted bags and sell it as and when I can find the time. (Easier to throw 10 ready packed nets on the back of my tipper than fill it up from the pile). I cut my firewood into 10 inch logs, after splitting between 100-150mm thick. I ordered some netted bags (can't remember what size) but they are too big, and my neatly stacked pile of logs just falls apart in the bag and makes it look half full. What size nets are people using for 10 inch logs? Cheers, Mark
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    Entrenched Ivy on Mature ASH removal

    I got anaphylaxic shock once when I got stung by a hornet. The doctor tried giving me an epi pen but it would make me unable to continue to previous job so I never went back. I've not been stung since by anything, so not sure where I stand!
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    Entrenched Ivy on Mature ASH removal

    Same, but I don't. I topped a hollow ash out last year, stem full of bees. They didn't sting me. I like to think we have a mutual respectful relationship.
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    huskvarna 562 xp - work experience

    I haven't read any of this. My 562 is amazing, starts on the button, runs a 20" bar easily. Buried the bar in a big beech this week and she hardly slowed down. Feels a lot more powerful than a 372, in spite of being smaller. GET ONE
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    Pikeys and professionals.

    I was half joking, my point being on paper I can do everything someone who's been in the industry 20 years can.
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    Pikeys and professionals.

    Yeah, qualifications in this industry arent comparable to other sectors. I'm probably more qualified than a lot of people here, but I still wouldn't trust myself to dismantle anything over my house 🤣 Compare that with NVQ 3 tradesman and along with that qualification comes at least 3 years experience.
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    Rigging assessment.

    Oh, and you have to demonstrate chogging down and know the load snatching puts on the kit etc..
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    Rigging assessment.

    https://www.nptc.org.uk/assets/documents/10a04c7ccee948ff8d4639cb0ad3ba07.pdf There's what you'll be assessed against. 2.7 shows what methods they want to see, ie 1 but tie, 1 tip tie, on cradle. The rest is just knowledge based.
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    Estimated quantity of logs from tree sugury

    As stated usually when asked to keep firewood, people only keep >4-5inch stuff and chip the rest, although fairly tall, there isn't a huge amount of wood on those trees. Always worth shopping around on quotes, £1000 seems a little expensive to me but I have no idea on what part of the country you are in or what you have parked on your drive! Better luck next time!
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    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    As Mr Bolam says, go small, go home. You could get all fancy strapping the two together and try to fell the lot under control (assisted fell). But keep it simple, climb as high as you feel comfortable and then go higher, that is the safest place to take a top! Wishing the guy in the video a quick recovery.


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