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  1. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    That is irrelevant.it said on there website clearly fits 241 and didn’t fit the sprocket.they are crap anyway and won’t be buying anymore . Stihl ones are far better
  2. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    If the Birch and hornbeam 8ft firewood was on a ton rate and not piece rate I could have made more and might have stayed on .few people had suggested that I do a 40hr week on there piece rate then clearly say at the end of the week your company is shite I have worked hard all week for f##k all.dont see much point though in that but it would prove a point they are cowboy conmen
  3. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Anyways just heard from the geezer that he was only offering the day rate for an additional week then piece rate .i have said no now not coming back.enough bloody monkey business.in my opinion not fair really and no wonder people don’t work there considering there is a fair amout of low value wood to come out and cutting and processing takes just as long shite stuff or not.
  4. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    As you’ve rightly said I am relatively new to the forestry game but not a total beginner i still can’t work out how amateur or good to work the company in question is he must be doing something right though to get national trust blocks ? but there’s only one other cutter on the site who wants to work for 12 quid .i think the reality is people would mostly prefer to work in supermarkets doing easier work for the same hourly rate the main business is fencing materials but big heavy strainers on piece rate only pays £1.50 pointed &stacked which came as a surprise how low that was It’s had me thinking if I wanted to Its Not particularly hard to run my own small company like this . presumably the landowners he deals with get say 35% from all wood/product that’s extracted and sold ? say if it’s two thirds useable chestnut fencing and the rest birch firewood and chip and all brash left
  5. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    The geezer is now saying 12 quid an hour and didn’t exept my offer of 15 this still seems low for someone supplying all own equipment and fuel etc doing heavy weight manual work. what is the going rate for a hand cutter down south?
  6. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    45 an hour will be going some with that size diameter wood .also brash has got to be chucked to one side and all the 8ft lengths (some very heavy) all got to be stacked .
  7. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Don’t think it would suitable for a harvester.i was told 20p but could be bit more like 30p .i realise now why they can’t find people who want to work there .its a shame if I don’t go back as got on well with the other cutter
  8. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Doesn’t sound as though I got the job anyway .they want me back on Monday but not willing to offer me day rate .in the new block we just started is a lot of low value fire wood and chip which has got to go first before getting into the more valuable stuff firewood/chip doesn’t pay much when on piece rate and hardly worthwhile but piece rate arrangement not really for me anyway when each pays so little who is really going to bother cutting /stacking heavy birch /hornbeam @8ft for 20p
  9. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Not been counting . Already had decided not going to take it up if it has to be on piece rate It’s a gamble how much I can make when elsewhere I can get a decent hourly rate or day rate im only trying it out as wanted a change of scene so not desperate for work and don’t think piece rate is a good option given the fact how low each piece pays
  10. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Hi .Yes been using large husqvarna tongs which work well if the logs are not too heavy to drag.the new Stihl ms241 running 14’’ has been perfect for this sort of work .the only snagging point I have found is that the bar is a bit short for pointing strainers and any longer than 14’’ and won’t run as good .also so far it’s been pretty fuel efficient compared to the other machines and surprisingly powerful for a lightweight saw I had bought some rotatech chains for it which I’m less than impressed with as not compatible with the drive wheel so waste of time trying to save money there still unsure if this work is for me though.at least I would have done a week of it so got good idea what’s involved now
  11. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Yes it’s hard work moving heavy strainers and timbers onto the piles all by hand . anyway a lot more upto speed now with cutting spec and production rate only been at it this week and starting to feel it now.it is bit full on all day
  12. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Not sure about 5ft/5ft6 but will be less.i know that 6ft small chip 20p a piece and a smaller diameter straight 6ft pole 80p .i thought the strainers is where the money would be but appears none of it is pays well
  13. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    One of them owns the company.the other who is bit faster at cutting than me is on a day rate at 8hrs for 100 quid which only equates to £12.50 p.h then minus fuel and expenses it sounded as though he is better off on day rate my offer will be £15 p.h
  14. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Hi yes that is about right .currently on day rate which will turn into piece rate wage if I decide to stay on with them .its probably similar on other piece rate work but the rates for cutting the wood products produced do seem very low there which is why I’ve gone off it a bit I’m not that desperate for work .i won’t be bothering if it’s not worth my while . £100 quid for 7 hrs more than fair
  15. Jack.P

    Forestry work

    Yes I know it’s potentially bad idea etc I said I’d do a week to start with to try and see if it’s for me or not .i think maybe he wants to see what progress is made before saying a day rate .(even though it might only be a week then piece rate if I stay on)

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