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  1. You would need to have the app running I guess, that would work using GPS which is available anywhere as it comes from satellites You are right though, you can't look at two codes and know how far apart they are - bit like postcodes in that regard I guess.
  2. I think you have to work out what you do most of, I resisted getting a 150 as I'm tight but actually now use it much more than the 201. For hedge or smaller trees it is great (easier to handle, cleaner cutting), for bigger dismantling then you want a bigger saw but you could use your rear handled for that in the meantime. I would seriously look at the 2511 / 150 if you can before getting the 540, but eventually you should get both sizes so it's not a right/wrong question which to get.
  3. This is interesting, as nepia says all the world is already mapped and 3 words are enough. Does the same job as a GPS location but less error prone for humans to write and copy. I'm intrigued how they have handled homophones though, red/read could be miles apart so have to be careful when spoken.
  4. My 2p would be agree 261, 462 but only put a 16" bar on the 261, that's enough for it in my opinion and if the timber is getting to 18" then you will be reaching for the 462. I'd have a 150T instead of the 661 as well, but obviously depends where you are and what you cut.
  5. If it's a hot day and saw left in the sun then some parts of the petrol can evaporate, so the bubbles can be petrol vapour rather than air. If you have a bulb, pump it to send fresh petrol through the carb can help. I don't have primer bulb but do find sometimes opening fuel tank to relieve pressure will help, although I did this last week and the petrol all boiled up and jumped out of the tank. Refilled with combi can from the shade and it was all good again.
  6. As above, I've not had mine long but very pleased with it. Not cheap but well built. I bought the Spaltaxt 6 as I wanted an electric splitter for my own wood and sell a few cube. Doesn't have the power to split really knotty stuff, but ram speed and especially return speed is good (for electric) and I like the table working position. If I get really knotty bits I just throw them away, not worth time messing around as there is always another log.
  7. Somewhere further up was a list of better known/good makes, I would add Posch which you can buy from Wilson machinery - I also found them great to deal with.
  8. Admittedly it's a couple of years since I read up but it used to have lower ethanol content and better detergent package. This is based on Esso and Shell websites, I stick to branded rather than supermarket. Maybe worth trying to read up again given the current discussion.
  9. I'm pretty sceptical, fuel additive products come and go and always claim to be essential and give lower emissions, better starting etc. If you want fuel stabilization then use Stihl Ultra 2 stroke oil in super unleaded, or use Aspen/Motomix. This is taken from the Frost website: Will the Ethomix additive, when added to pump petrol, counteract all the problems Ethanol blended fuels will cause to Classic Cars? We think we have a pretty good product, but regrettably it will not cure all the ethanol issues.
  10. Thanks for that, will read and digest.
  11. Interesting article, especially the research on water flow in the stump being directly related to flow in neighbours. I have read in one of my books (can't remember which now) about this water flow thing, my wife still teaches that transpiration pulls water through a tree in biology classes but it must be more complicated. How does water get up the tree in spring when sap rising? And when I lop branches off why do I sometimes get sap flowing out of the cut ends (esp birch, maple)? In fact, how does a pollard survive?
  12. Unfortunately the customers will bias the selection to their favour....
  13. Large wheelie bin when I'm doing hedges. Zero bits dropped on the way to the trailer.
  14. Bad business all round, bloke should not have been sent up the ladder and quite right the HSE followed up. I am intrigued though, there was a report on accident statistics recently and there are a lot of deaths in the 'agriculture fishing and forestry' sector. How many are tree surgeons doing the job properly as opposed to operations like this which should never have been allowed? In other words, how dangerous is doing it properly? Maybe the AA have stats? Or should?
  15. The pole saws fine, it's the stump grinder I'm worried about.

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