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  1. Hi all, Looking for hand cutting work within 30-40 miles of B50 Alcester this week. I have about 8 months experience cutting, currently have CS30/31 and EFAW-F & I'm taking my CS32 next week. Current job came to a close much quicker than I was expecting so I'm looking to fill Thursday & Friday (possibly Saturday too) this week. I'll show up on time & work hard all day. Also looking for longer term contacts (now-Christmas time). Please call/text 07734014898 or send me a message. Cheers Lewis
  2. Hi all, Looking for hand cutting work within 30-40 miles of B50 Alcester this week. I have about 8 months experience cutting, currently have CS30/31 and EFAW-F & I'm taking my CS32 next week. Current job came to a close much quicker than I was expecting so I'm looking to fill Thursday & Friday (possibly Saturday too) this week. I'll show up on time & work hard all day. Also looking for longer term contacts (now-Christmas time). Please call/text 07734014898 or send me a message. Cheers Lewis
  3. Maybe I do just need a change. Endless hedgerow ash get a bit dull after a few minutes 😁 I don't have any ties, it can't hurt to give it a try I suppose 👍 cheers
  4. Had a similar problem with my 241, turned out to be a bust solenoid valve which is part of the m-tronic tuning system
  5. I'm a self employed cutter working in the midlands, been going a year now. I mostly do work felling on country estates. Lots of day rate stuff, fair to say it's pretty cushy as far as forestry goes. I get a pretty good range of stuff, single tree felling, clearfells, thinning, machine work etc & I'm happy with who I'm working for/with at the moment. My question is, would it be daft to move somewhere like Wales/Scotland and work as a cutter there? I've been told by the folks I'm working for at the moment that it's mostly piece rate work with naff pay and very hard graft at that, as the cutters essentially do what the machines can't (gnarly trees, steep banks, oversize and small thinnings etc). I know my current boss is interested in keeping me about so I'm just looking for other people's opinions to help me make a good decision. I'm not worried about hard work or mediocre pay, if these things bothered me massively I wouldn't have got started in forestry at all 😁 cheers all
  6. https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/113825-broaching-forestry-work-in-kent/ Here's a link to a thread from a while ago... it's got all the advice I could give at the mo. Applies pretty universally to the tree surgery world as well as forestry as much as I can tell. There's tonnes of work out there, you've just got to know where to look and who to ask, but once you've got a foot in the door it should be a lot easier to find more work as you'll have experience. If you do go self employed then you'll need your own PPE, saws, fuel, transport, insurance etc etc. Best of luck
  7. Hi all, Just wondering what your experience has been with claiming warranty repairs on your m-tronic/autotune saws. Reason being, I have a new-ish Stihl 241 (about 6 months old) which had the bar adjustment pin completely shear off. Since this isn't a consumable part I was a tad miffed since I then had to use a 20" 462 on a first thinning job until I could get it fixed. When I took it in and explained the situation, they plugged the saw into their computer and told me that since I had something like 60ish running hours on the saw, the pin shearing off isn't considered a manufacturing defect and billed me for parts and labour. Pretty frustrating since I'm all for autotune or m-tronic sort of stuff but if they're going to use it against consumers then that might be enough to make me change my mind. Has this issue affected anyone else? What happened?
  8. Looking for work next week, Tuesday to Friday. Fairly green but have experience doing hand cutting and general chainsaw work as well as planting and site clearance. Based near Stratford on Avon but happy to travel. Happy to do groundie work, labouring, planting etc. Reliable and hard working. Own saws, truck, PPE and CS30/31. PM or text/call 07734014898. Cheers, Lewis
  9. i'll be there provided the shift is no longer than 2 hours and starts at 6pm for that sort of money
  10. 3 lads and a chipper easy days work
  11. Working with the government at any level seems much too full of bs paperwork, box ticking and red tape to actually be enjoyable. I'd imagine that doing this as an employee would be much the same... though I could be saying that out of spite as I am one of the approximately one billion people denied a job with them 👍
  12. Every time I've ordered from Northern Arb (3 times) they've not had what I wanted and didn't tell me so I was sat twiddling my thumbs waiting for my stuff. I have to contact them before they do anything which is not on in my experience. They've also sent me a duplicate order (some pricey chainsaw boots...) which I returned without so much as thank you
  13. Beast of a yank tank. Sadly looks too huge to be very useful though I could well be wrong
  14. I've never had an issue with filling 20l jerries at a petrol station. When I worked at a petrol station in the past I would let people fill 50L barrels... just didn't tell the boss. I recently used a 2L water bottle to fill with diesel along with petrol for my car. As long as the thing isn't leaking or whatever then no reason why it can't be filled

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