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  1. Hi all if anyone is interested in buying a post puller (see them here at https://www.postpullers.co.uk/) I have one only a few months old been used twice. As new. Including claw attachment. If you are interested let me know. They are over 2k plus vat new. I'm looking for £1750 (no vat). If you are a fencer these are great. I just don't use it enough and I bought it in a rush... Cheers
  2. I wonder where you would stand, if you turned up and started chainsawing the fence posts off at the ground, and the customer turned up on the scene and panicked and shoved the cash in your hand?? Would you be required to re install the fence? Okay, you could refuse payment and finish smashing the fence down, but on a big job costing several grand you would be crazy not to accept the payment!! ??
  3. Try calling them from a different number? So he doesn't know it's you calling [emoji106]
  4. Apples and pears winter. Plums and cherries early summer. My brother manages 70 acres of the above, and that is how he does it.
  5. I run a little fsi b20 alongside the zt (which I had before my zt). Get pretty much anywhere with the two
  6. IMO, if you are running a business properly, you should have a business account with a float of capital in it, that you dig into for the costs of a job - be that labour, fuel for tree work, or perhaps materials for fencing, and then when you are paid at the end of the job, the expenditure is made good plus the profit [emoji3] Appreciate some huge jobs might involve more outlay than what the contractor has available, but even then there are credit cards etc.
  7. Just a thought, Have you tested the battery? I had a load of problems with my feed rollers/no stress and I charged my battery up and it solved it. Tw125 does not have an alternator, just relies on a coil on the flywheel to send a bit of juice back to the battery, so unless you are using for long periods of time, it will slowly wear the battery down, which will then affect the electrical system. Give it a go...pop it on charge tonight [emoji106]
  8. Been a while since I caught up on this chaps, but thank you each for your contributions. It did occur to me that I can double wrap the cambium saver round a stem, but I appreciate this is not retrievable. This also does not provide a solution to having a secondary point of attachment when spiking on a stem. I agree that ideally a multi saver/pulley saver/ art rope guide would be best as they are built for purpose. Seems simple having one device for an anchor point and also then a secondary point of attachment when spiking on a stem. If I splash out on one of these three, I want to be sure I've chosen the right one. The three pictures included show 3 different configurations that I have come up with...starting off with a prussik and climbs line choked round the stem, then a sown sling choked round the stem, and then improving this by instead using a short piece of rope choked round the stem with a fisherman's, a prussik with the pulley and climbing system. Quite a long system though. I would be really interested to get as many viewpoints as possible on these three configurations. Would any of you chaps use any of them? I appreciate a mallion would be better on the pulley
  9. Fair play Jose, I know someone who has a Rock grinder and it seems to work out for him on little stuff. I guess we all differ on how we work, what we want to spend, what our priorities are, how much effort we want to put in, how efficient we can be etc etc... Suppose this is a bit of a pointless post, but wanted to make sure my original post didn't seem arrogant - in no way was it intended to be such [emoji106]
  10. Newbie here to foot ascenders...can any of you just confirm that they are ok to be fitted round spikes? I use the bashlin twisted steel shank spikes, and am considering buying the CT or stein foot ascender. Thanks
  11. I have an FSI b20 which I run along side my bandit zt. The fsi is the smallest grinder worth buying imo, unless you need a magnum...all these cheap grinders are a joke to use, and hard work too.
  12. Not sure why you have called me catweazel. No one called catweazel on this thread either. Mine never made any bad noises when driving...I couldn't lift the cab that's all. Torsion bar not much change out of 100 quid from Nissan. Took it to a garage to get it fitted as it was beyond me due to the weight of the cab...I believe it took four guys to lift the cab over. I think couple of hundred garage bill
  13. I run a zt, delivered late January done about 25 hours now, great machine. I was wondering if I would be disappointed by 300mm depth as opposed to the 450mm depth of the predator...odd times I need to go deeper just dig out under tracks or pop a lump of wood under the rear of the track.. never tried a predator but had a look at some 2nd hand predators but seemed to shake themselves to bits...loads of welding and bolts missing. Heavy as well. And expensive. Bandit affordable, capable, powerful and well made. Have a chat with Dean from global recycling. He posts on here
  14. I've had UPS honey brothers parcels just left outside my house in full view of the road and pavement, with hundreds worth of stuff in...I think they are a little careless about safely delivering their orders!!
  15. Sorry guys, to deviate from the title of the thread, but people's ignorance sometimes needs education!!

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