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  1. ESS

    Cordwood transport

    Perhaps Jeremy Taylor, if he is still operating.
  2. Thats the solenoid we tapped on the Ranger. On an earlier model we had to put it in reverse and let the clutch out sharply to get 4wd to disengage.
  3. We had a similar problem with a Ranger. There was a solenoid underneath on either gearbox or bell housing. Tapped it lightly whilst someone activated switch. Seemed to work.
  4. What would used 346 xp be worth in good order? A friend is contemplating selling a couple.
  5. Sounds like it could be Turkey oak with the lack of heartwood.
  6. I would have the thought the reason bar tips are held upwards when tensioning is because otherwise they could move once cutting. Imagine a saw without a tensioner cutting both on fore and backhand and its easy to see how a chain would work slack.
  7. Well no, the industry is the forest industry that supplies the roundwood. How would it be accepted that timber from the same site could be accepted into the sawmilling supply chain but not into the firewood chain , it simply wont stand up. Very few sites are harvested purely for firewood, apart from perhaps hardwood thinnings , which would still come under felling licence., and obviously ADB sites that are pretty widespread at the moment.
  8. Hmm, not sure about being held over a barrel. To introduce that would be introducing double standards on the same harvesting site .,the industry is not going to accept that. There may be an impact on those producing firewood from rings etc from arb work, but those that have lengths will have a way round it. Hardwood thinnings,..a sustainable crop under licence , and ADB is going to be around for a good few years now, most of which will enter the supply chain. Those working or part working on the black economy might have to clean their act up a bit, but apart from that things will go on.
  9. So does it have to go through woodsure ? I know nothing about the new regs, however i fail to see how a system that is accepted by the rest of the timber supply chains.i.e felling licence etc could not be considered acceptable by the wood fuel supply chain.
  10. Yes, and it was used a lot when pulp mills were zoned. Sites further away were paid more for haulage so bit of easy profit for putting a further afield site on delivery notes.
  11. Non FSC timber goes into sawmills surely ? as long as there is a felling licence in place no problem. How difficult would it be for a haulier/merchant to provide paperwork for it to have come from a site that is under a felling licence, and who is going to police that? I am not familiar with the new regs , but traceability is not new to the forest industry ?
  12. Yes,..knocked them up on site just driving poles in the ground. Works quite well.
  13. Its surprising how much the tensioner does assist with keeping the chain tight. I have seen saws where the tensioner has been missing the fibre blocks and retainers , particularly on older saws , the screw has been able to float or work itself loose , and the bar is a bugger to keep tight. We have had saws break an adjuster out on site and used a lever in the bar groove to tighten to get through the day,the chain can be tight as , but will not stay tight as long as with the screw in.
  14. No, its just grant aid really. 5k /ha used to be a ball park figure in the not too distant past for site work, give or take,..but that was machine alongside saws ., think i would want double that for Rhodie work, without the spraying, if it was a heavy crop.
  15. Thought that might be the case. I did a trial plot a couple of years ago, very heavy crop of Rhodies, based on that those rates sound light. There are guys on here that seem to do it on a regular basis and will have more idea.


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