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  1. Hi, we’re looking to add a couple more members to our team! We’re located in South Bucks. Ideally looking for people that have experience in the industry as we have a couple of lads that are currently going through there tickets but everyone considered! We currently mainly do domestic work but have started to push the commercial side a bit more so there is some variety to our work. We have most of the kit a small team required to make your day easier including loaders, tracked grinder, small/large chipper, crane.. which takes a lot of the manual labour out where possible. looking for people that can use there own initiative when working. Working efficiently and safely. Pay is anything from £100 a day to £200 depending on work ethic and experience and currently on a self employed basis but looking forward to PAYE. Any questions please dm or text/call 07841620442. Thanks.
  2. Managed to get a Bandit 150xp with a 12x14” infeed. Looks well looked after and had an engine rebuild, bearings etc from global 3 years ago. Should do us a turn! just need to find something to help feed it with now on this bigger jobs a sub 3t digger or upgrade our 420 avant to a 6/7 series!
  3. Yes but cheap buy twice is true, so I’ve decided against it. Had enough of evenings fixing old equipment. yes they would be ideal but seem to be few and far between and when they do come up they’re 20 years old! we’re looking at a TP 215 on a twin axle chassis next week, they look pretty impressive and well built!
  4. Just wondered if anyone had any experience with these chippers? Looking for something a bit bigger to go behind our lorry and came across one of these but can’t seem to find many around. won’t be used daily just on the bigger jobs, conifers etc. Just can’t bring myself to spend 40k on a bandit! any info/experiences would be appreciated!!
  5. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Avant 420 loader for sale. Selling our loader due to going for a bigger machine for larger contracts. Has been a brilliant machine especially for domestic tree surgery, narrow access for side gates. - 2015 - 353 hours - Additional counter weights - Foam filled tyres with plenty of tread - Tow bar fitted to the rear - Front and rear lights - 2.8m lift height - 600kg lifting capacity Front panel is split but have a new one to come with the machine. NO attachments come with the machine. £14000 + Vat, Bank transfer only.

    £14,000.00

    - GB

  6. Currently looking for a climber and groundie full time to help with our on going work load. Full time positions available but would also consider part time NPTC qualifications required for specific roles but also willing to aid with getting tickets. Tend to start at 7:30 am from our yard and usually finished 3:30pm. Majority of work in South Bucks but also cover Rickmansworth, Watford etc All nice domestic work, tend to stay on 1 job a day and not trying to rush round 6 small jobs a day. Easy going enviroment with a good atmosphere and up to date equipment. Pay dependant on experience and tickets. Looking for honest, reliable staff that have a passion for tree work! Currently positions are on a self employed basis. Contact on here or via 07841620442. Thanks, Ben.
  7. Still looking for people if anyone’s interested!
  8. Partners from Tyrone so I’d imagine it wouldn’t be to far from there. We’ve looked at couple of places in Donegal but nothing set in stone atm. I’d like to be down the west coast somewhere.
  9. Hi! We’re potentially re-locating to Ireland/N Ireland as a family in the near future and wanted to find out what the trades like over there. Costs, demand, domestic/commercial, forestry etc. if I could fire a few questions over to anyone it would be much appreciated!! many thanks!
  10. Hi, does anyone know the rules/license required for driving a vehicle registered as a special vehicle? Is it the same as AG or is a class 1/2 needed? I have looked into it but have a had mixed results! Thanks!
  11. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    2012 Ford Ranger · Truck · Driven 82,000 kilometers 2012 Ford Ranger, 2.2 tdci, 6 speed - price plus VAT. - Tipper body fitted - Full service Jan 21 - 4 good tyres, very good for off road use. - hi/lo drive all works perfect - no faults at all with the truck - 82k miles, will go up as use daily Great truck, only selling due to buying larger equipment. Truck will be ready to go 14th of June. Booked in for MOT this week so will have 1 year, can be viewed this week if wanted. All sign writing will be removed, Chevron boards can be kept if wanted. Paint peeling on front bumper, can be peeled off of re sprayed with raptor paint. Bank transfer only. Ben 07841620442

    £12,000.00

    , Bucks - GB

  12. Benarb

    Unimog advice!

    Thanks Conor! Everything i wanted to hear, got a couple to look at over the next couple of weeks! Also the one in ireland seems expensive for the amount of work required to repair!
  13. Benarb

    Unimog advice!

    Hi, Just after some advice from mog owners. We are thinking about buying a mog soon and just wanted to ask a few questions to owners on positives and negatives of them. We are on a farm so would come in handy for this now and again alongside our tree work. positives - Has it helped you to win larger jobs, get additional work with other firms, upped efficiency on the bigger jobs? larger capacity pto chippers cheaper than buying an equivalent bandit for example. negatives? running costs, sat round not doing alot? Which size mog has a decent capacity and enough power to run equipment and tow? Which mog to avoid? Thanks!!
  14. I used to run a 28rx with green teeth and it was good but they're are so big and clumsy. Also would advise against buying second hand, i did and was forever checking it over or replacing bits on it. We now run the bandit sg-40 and much prefer it. lighter, good on fuel, quiet compared to the diesel 28. Specs of the machine are a little less than the predator, cutting depth etc but if its mainly domestic work you're doing i would advise looking at it!
  15. Currently looking for a climber and groundie full time to help with our on going work load. Full time positions available but would also consider part time NPTC qualifications required for specific roles but also willing to aid with getting tickets. Tend to start at 7:30 am from our yard and usually finished 3:30pm. Majority of work in South Bucks but also cover Rickmansworth, Watford etc All nice domestic work, tend to stay on 1 job a day and not trying to rush round 6 small jobs a day. Easy going enviroment with a good atmosphere and up to date equipment. Pay dependant on experience and tickets. Looking for honest, reliable staff that have a passion for tree work! Currently positions are on a self employed basis. Contact on here or via 07841620442. Thanks, Ben.
  16. If you're averaging 1.5k plus VAT a day i'm assuming that the majority of those days you're trying to cram several jobs in a day and not just pricing a days work at 1.5 plus vat on a 1 day job?
  17. Thanks Khriss, just heard mixed reviews from the electronic side of things!
  18. Potentially looking at a Vermeer BC200 xl this week and wondered if anyone had any experience with them or vermeer chippers in general? build quality, reliability etc Cant find a great deal online, 8" capacity, 1.4t and that's about it. They have bring out a newer model in the BC200 that looks good. Any info appreciated!
  19. Currently looking for a competent climber to help with work load and jump on bigger jobs to ease work load when required. NPTC qualifications CS 30, 31, 38, and 39 required. Start at 7:30 am from our yard and usually finished 3:30pm. Majority of work in South Bucks but also cover Rickmansworth, Watford etc All nice domestic work, tend to stay on 1 job a day and not trying to rush round 6 small jobs a day. Good bunch of lads to work with, good atmosphere and up to date equipment. Contact on here or via 07841620442.
  20. I agree with this but the majority of the work we're doing is domestic so the diggers wouldn't be effective and grain trailer a bit overkill. The avant tends to cover most of the jobs where we have access to the back garden even if its just bringing the brash/timber to the gate to shorten the drag, saves alot of time and back ache. Think i'm best waiting a few months and investing in my boys and getting them competent in climbing/rigging then building from there with additional groundsman. In the mean time ill price the work i want and keep an eye out for a larger capacity chipper. I've only been in the tree game just over a year and going at 100mph so will just hold tight a while and see what the repercussions of covid are before going any bigger and going balls deep with mog, merlo, bandit... Ha. Appreciate all the feedback, defiantly food for thought!
  21. Yes would be the plan, would turn 2 day jobs with 3 men into 1. Would definitely up efficiency. Yes will take a while to to find the right people!
  22. I'd probably get another 150 in all honesty. Cheap to buy, easy to fix/service yourself, covers 90% of domestic work and can get most parts next day. Saves spending out on a more expensive new machine or having monthly payments. But agree with running another subbie and being able to rest from climbing.
  23. That's the problem and 100% fair enough starting their own gig. Currently the team we have is brilliant my brother and a school friend. Both 110% reliable, trustworthy and brilliant with customers. Ideal situation would be myself running 1 team and brother the other so i know that the standard of work is being kept high! Exactly what i was thinking of doing, finding a 2/3 man team that want extra work or can jump on bigger jobs with us. Only problem is most of them think they're worth £1200 a day. It's just like finding good staff, few and far between.

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