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Conor Wright

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  1. Conor Wright

    MS661c for milling?

    Been milling with a 660 on a 42 inch bar for a good few years now. It does the job but its stressful on the saw. I'd go 880 if the option presented itself.
  2. A number of years ago i was having similar printer related issues so i calmly and deliberately unplugged it, brought it out into the yard and set fire to it. it hasn't given me a moments trouble since.
  3. Conor Wright

    Today's milling

    Small bit of beech for a friend, gone a bit soft around the edges but some good bits left. The 660 ate it. 9 planks. 1 tank of motion lotion. 40 mins from screwing on the ladder for the first cut to back inside with my feet up! It's a hard life.
  4. Conor Wright

    the 'todays job' thread

    Neatest looking building site I've seen in a while.
  5. Conor Wright

    My latest Eagle

    Stunning.
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Theres a dealer not too far from me, I had a look at one before but decided to keep my money in my pocket. Couldn't find any fault with the machine as such.. was just wary of a new brand. From what I say they are well made.
  7. Conor Wright

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Sounds like my 125. When its parked up it looks like it's been vandalised.
  8. Conor Wright

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    I think newer kubota and wacker neusons have good flow. Lgp Eddie is your man for such questions! He has the experience. If you're never going to use it on roads or paved areas I'd say steel.. If you're going for an older machine check it has two way flow for a grab, not just single flow and return for a breaker.
  9. Conor Wright

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    As Matthew says, something around the 5 ton mark, capability to handle heavy logs but tidy enough to not damage surrounding trees and cause unnecessary compaction. A 3 ton will do a lot on level ground but slopes will challenge it, as will uneven ground. Tb145 is a good machine, but I'm biased towards takeuchi. Whatever you get, if you're in forestry the whole time do seriously consider marguard or some sort of guarding over the glass.
  10. Conor Wright

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    My hydraulic thumb on a tb125. Narrower than a proper hydraulic grapple. it's easy to cut the log between the tines once you are careful not to cut right through and hit the bucket. Drop the last two logs three quarters cut and finish on the ground.. its welded to mine but cant see why it couldn't be clamped on with bolts. might work for you. It's all about matching the geometry of the bucket/hitch to the grab. That same grab possibly wouldn't work so well on another machine.
  11. Conor Wright

    ArbDogs? Pics!

    Only because I have some nuggets in my pocket! He regularly disappears off into the woods and bogland at ours but he usually returns half an hour later covered in muck with an expectation of being fed immediately. I would never have chosen a beagle myself, my better half got him. I couldn't be without him now though! Great dogs.
  12. Conor Wright

    260 chain running on.......

    Standard farmer spec saw there!
  13. Conor Wright

    ArbDogs? Pics!

    Branch manager made a site visit. Meanwhile, the beagle did beagle stuff.
  14. Conor Wright

    Valtra tractor wanted

    I think most valtras have a legendary ability to clock up huge hours, a local contractor to me has a t130 with 22k on it, always has young lads trashing it with slurry tankers and silage trailers and it's still got all it's original running gear! I would agree with Stephen that visual appearance bears no resemblance to mechanical performance. I would much rather see an "honest" machine than a freshly painted one. Don't be fooled by small hours either, most clocks can be turned back easily and cheaply. I would look under the bonnet though! (Says the guy who buys most of his gear off pictures on the internet, no horror stories yet either!) If you keep holding out for a perfect machine you may never get it. Every machine has its quirks and flaws once it reaches a certain age! I would trust Wilson's too. Decent folk.
  15. Conor Wright

    SLUGS

    Used to have them come into the porch of a rental house, line of salt across the inside of the back door soon slowed them down.

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