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Jamie Jones

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    Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales
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    Grounds Maintenance, Tree Surgeon Services, Weed Control inc Japanese Knotweed, LOLER Examinations
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  1. I am after some advice on which Stump Grinder would be best for my Small Business (Grounds Maintenance and Tree Surgery). The problem: When I have to collect a Stump Grinder from a hire company it takes 1/2 a day to go and collect it, and another 1/2 a day to return it. So you end up with 2-3 days hire for 1x days income. So this is a service I don't push because it interferes with undertaking other work. So I was wondering if this should be a new piece of kit to expand the business's range of services. I have been looking at the following and these are my thoughts: Brands: I have been looking mainly at the Preditor, although I have used a couple of Torro machines. Question 1: So advice from people on what they find good and bad about brands would be helpful. Size of Machine: 1) Predator 360 Stump Grinder or Toro SGR-13 Stump Grinder / I thought that maybe it's ok for small job, but would it be painful on a bigger job and would I out grow it before really get started? 2) Predator 460 Stump Grinder / I thought that maybe it's a better starting point for the smaller job that could do the occasional bigger job. Still good for narrow access. But would you out grow this machine too quickly? 3) Predator 38X Tracked Manual Stump Grinder or Toro STX-26 Stump Grinder or Toro STX-38 Stump Grinder / But then I thought do you just go for a bigger tracked Stump Grinder like this as a starting point? This will obviously be in a much higher price bracket, knowing that you might just cover your costs initially without much return, until you can build the business up in the longer term. Question 2: So I would be most grateful for advice from people who have been in this quandary as to where to start with machine size. Question 3: The machine size might change the pricing that you charge, along with the volume of work that you can undertake that might change the view on what you would choose to buy. So advice on job pricing with the different sized machines would be helpful? All advice is most welcome...
  2. Well the UK is still waiting on the 592xp😡 It has only been nine months (Almost 10 months) since paying for the 592xp After Husky stated dealers could order them and they should be delivered within a month.🥵 Shockingly bad customer relations from Husqvarna UK
  3. I have Pinto Pulley and the Teufelberger Ocean Polyester Eye 2 Eye Prussic / hitch cord does.
  4. I think you will find that that is just a standard time for getting something in from a main supplier to you. But if they have not got stock, they won’t be able to meet that target. I was surprised that my local dealer had a deliver of a 585 as he is a smaller dealer compared to many of the others. But I guess he just got his order in quicker.
  5. 592xp has not been released yet in the UK (other than Husky ambassadors). Although my local Husqvarna dealer Tom’s Mower in Llandrindod Wells has taken delivery of the 585😳 But I am still waiting for the 592xp that was ordered and paid for last August 🙈 But to answer your question the 592xp will be the best Husquvana you can buy for milling. Your only other option would be a Stihl 661 or 881. They are already out in dealers, but availability is a little hit and miss It should not be long for the 592xp
  6. This kit. 👍 that’s what I have
  7. 😳😡If they hit the dealers in August that will be one year from being able to order them.😖 I would say that if Husqvarna announce anything, just stock up on Stihl. At least you can sell it when Husky wet people appetites and can't deliver. I have heard that a lot of people gave up waiting for the Husqvarna 592xp, Especially when Stihl was supplying 661's and 881's. Husqvarna have struggled to deliver a lot of items.
  8. Well there is no sign that Husqvarna will be able to deliver the 592xp in April only 8x months since I paid for it and the dealer ordered it 🙄
  9. I started climbing at tree at 53/54... I am now 56😂 So you have plenty of time to grow old disgracefully😂
  10. The own of the damaged house claims on his insurance. And his insurance bounces the tree owners insurance, and if uninsured, bounces the tree owner.
  11. The tree is your property, and has fallen into a neighbours garden (If It has or has not caused any damage) it is your legal responsibility to resolve the matter. Yes the neighbour can contact his, insurance company their loss adjusters will come out and and bring a claim on your house hold insurance policy to recover their losses. If your not covered for that, because you have failed to mention / declare that you have trees on your property. Your insurance company might not cover you under the policy you have. You will then be left fighting an insurance company with their own legal team pursuing you for the recovery of their losses and legal fees. this will mount up very quickly. If you can't settle, they will debt collect it or levy it against your property. As for the time scale to deal with this in the courts. It will depend on the value of your claim and your solicitors. County Courts, possibly six months. For a big claim High Courts six months to a two years. The longer it goes on for the bigger the claim and liability you will face. I am on a committee that manages some land and we have to have insurance cover, as there are trees on it there are stipulations in the fine print that states that the trees need to be managed and maintained for cover to remain active. This means basic documented tree inspections and relevant work / maintenance being undertaken under the due care and attention clauses. If there is a tree failure in say a storm, we are liable for any damage it causes. That is why you have insurance.
  12. Yeh Right... The fine could be £ 10,000 to £ 20,000... It really is not hard to do this properly... 1) Email the Local Planning Department with a map, Aerial Google View identifying the trees that work is plan on, A brief out line of the proposed work. 2) Ask if there is any TPO's, Conservation Orders or any Planning Stipulation that would pose an issue. The Planning office will respond with a straight answer. If there isn't any ordered you can crack on. If there is an issue you will need to submit a Tree Works Planning Application. But don't don't touch the job if there is... You will end up in Court, Big Fines, Your name and professional reputation will be mud, and everyone will know it.
  13. I recon it will be about July 2022 before dealers see it in the UK... My dealer says that the Husky rep hasn't got the slightest idea when the dealer will see them.
  14. H&S Risk assess that for the Groundie below..... It seems to be a common issue with the Husky 540 battery saw.


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