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  1. In a complete change of direction professionally for myself and a relocation from one end of the country to the other, my family and I will be relocating from just outside Edinburgh to East Devon in late July. Reasons for moving are mostly personal, but principally to be closer to family and actually see some summer weather. The sawmill will continue as it has, being run by the two chaps that work with me, and I will be operating a mini forwarder in Devon and the South West. I have chosen to buy a Logbullet mini forwarder from Finland. The machine has a capacity of around 2 tonnes, permanent 8 wheel drive (and tracks for working on very soft or steep ground), a straight lift capacity of over 700kg and an ability to go almost anywhere without leaving a trace. The machine can work on bog and climb very steep slopes with the aid of floatation band tracks. My plan is to do a variety of work, including purchasing and harvesting standing timber, contracting in for timber extraction, assisting tree surgeons (ideal for working on delicate sites, or where larger machines don't have access), footpath work and indeed anything else. As well as the aforementioned lift and transport capacities, the machine is equipped with a winch and a tipping body with clamshell attachment. The real beauty of these small forwarders is that there is no job too small. They are transported behind a normal van or 4x4, so incur no haulage costs. Even fully (or over) loaded they weigh less than 5 tonnes, which spread out over 8 large tyres means minimal impact. The track width is only 5ft, so access to extremely tight stands is easy. I've got a forestry background, having spent three years doing self select hardwood thinning, and I've done some quite large elm harvesting jobs in the North of Scotland in the past. We are planning to be based in the Culm Valley, somewhere around Cullompton. We'll be very close to the M5 and travelling up to an hour in any direction is no problem at all. I'm keen to hit the ground running in August, so please get in touch if you think you can use me and my machine. Introductory rates will apply for the first three months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8cjSevoc_M
  2. Hi Folks - I'm new to the site. I have 100 acres of mixed woodland probably 60/40 Spruce/broadleaves. It is at first thin stage and I'm thinking of tackling it myself. I also work in the forestry sector and am interested in doing niche work. I'm considering a mini-forwarder and there are lots of brands out there. Alstor, Kinetic 8x8, and Logbullet are 3 that look interesting but with quite variable prices? Any thoughts on these? Is it possible to make this sort of equipment pay for itself working niche jobs in the private sector - eg broadleaves work, small coupe thinning etc? Any thoughts or experience appreciated. Thank you!
  3. Thought id share some pictures of the past few days job, 2 days felling and chipping 25 trees at one adress, and today using the Kranman to extract about 100 logs in 4 hours, then another adress of 15 trees/50 logs, think its easier to answer questions if anyone has any about the machine than ramble on
  4. Hi Im looking for work in and around Scotland, Im based in Dumfries and Galloway but willing to travel. Will consider work else where in uk if good rates and plenty of work. Forwarder operator with around five years experience, got tickets and up todate health and safety. Avaliable for work asap. [email protected] 07860676217
  5. Driving some wood with MF 365 & forest trailer and crane unit. [ame] [/ame]
  6. Hello I have a large area of woodland to thin in the west midlands, I am looking to contract in a timber harvester and forwarder to undertake a large percentage of the work. For the contract I am looking for quotations based on price per ton, for further information please contact 07724194775. Thank you
  7. I have approx. 1 Acre to clear in wood near Alford Lincs and need a forwarder to retrieve to stack. All Ash and some are substantial. Hire kit or kit & operator, I am open to deals. Drop me a line.or call 07763141756 Will be selling the stacks too
  8. I'm a young family man (I'm 26) based in Moniaive currently looking for work in and around the Dumfries and Galloway area but can travel further. I have resently got my Forwarder lisence but also have my Cs 30,31,32 and 34 chainsaw tickets. Im also handy with most machines (from brushcutters and strimmers to tractors) though I dot have other tickets. I also hold a driving lisence. I have been working mostly on windblow the past year as well as some estate maintenance ( cleaning up parks, digging out ditches, abit of road work etc.) but Im currently not getting as much work as i would like too feed my increasingly hungry Kids. I'm a easy going guy really, will work long hard hours for reasonable rates. I can also give refrences if required. So if your looking for an apprentice, groundsman, machine driver or labourer I'm your man. Thanks Henry My Mobile is 07860676217
  9. Hi, I am looking for work. Does anybody know of anybody looking for a harvester or forwarder operator??
  10. We are currently looking for a self employed person to operate a large Firewood Processor based Nr Northallerton North Yorkshire. The right person will be trained in setting up, operating and maintance of the firewood processor and other machines, this will include operating a Valtra Roof Mounted Crane for loading the processor log deck and also forestry forwarding work. The job also involves contract work throughout the UK, this may involve 3/4 weeks at a time. Must be hard working, reliable, mechanically minded and capable of working on own initiative and take responsibility. The ideal person will have previous experience in timber processing, forwarding, telehandler's etc etc.... To apply please PM
  11. I have many years of working as a cutter in the forestry and arborist world, 4 years ago I moved into growing biomass industry. I have a wide knowledge of biomass and the machinery to produce it. For years I have driven many types of machinery including.. Forwarders. Harvesters. 1 - 25t 360's I am self employed and a very hard worker, I am now looking for employment in any of the above aspects of work. I live near East Grinstead in West Sussex but will travel (as I have always done) for work. I look forward to hearing from anyone that may have some work.
  12. Hi, new to this forum so please excuse any irregularities. We are in the process of setting up a charitable business enterprise based in our 200 acre community woodland. The initial phases of the business will involve the felling, extraction (from a steeply sloping site) and processing into firewood of 12-15" Larch thinnings and some 24-30" Beech. Can any of you far more experienced guys help uswith advise on best systems and to compile our wish list of Equipment? It looks like we will have up to £50k to spend over a two year period. We already have a 20hp compact tractor with loader, PTO but no rear hydraulics, 2 ton mini digger with thumb. Cushman turf truckster with PTO and Hydraulic take off. Initial thoughts are Alstor Mini forwarder, Circular saw firewood processor 12- 14"......which make and model? 15 ton splitter etc etc.


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