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Found 25 results

  1. leroybutcher

    ALPINE Magnum (think twice)

    I needed some parts for my Alpine Magnum machine and ordered some back in January from the one and only distributor for this American company. Unfortunately the whole experience dealing with the sole distributor for Alpine Magnum in the UK has been damaging for my company’s reputation. Firstly when I paid £699- back in january i was told that the parts would be sent the next day, promising... but a week or so later I got a call to say that the parts wont be on there way for a “few weeks” this was obviously a vague due date but i was patient and so too were my clients waiting for stump grinding to be completed, however we are now at the end of March, over two months on and still no parts or arrival date despite many calls chasing and none returned! although many promises to return my calls were made, now my customers and also other tradesmen waiting for stumps to be removed so that they can get on are losing faith in ME! Very pleasant to speak to on the phone but nothing seemed to happen behind the scenes, think hard about owning one of these machines as attempting to get parts maintaining them might be damaging to your business as has been the case for me.
  2. Hi guys, Looking to replace the electric clutch on our SP2010. It seems as if the clutch starts to slip after 20-30mins of use almost as if the clutch disengages and then we pull off the stump let the revs pick back up and it engages again. Anyways my question is is orange plant the only place online to Purchase the clutch? It's £450 on their website. The clutch is a Ogura Ma-Gt-jd22. Cheers guys
  3. We’ve got 3 small stumps that require grinding on Monday in Irlam, Worlsey and Whitefield (both afternoon) Contact me on 07577592430 Thanks Mark
  4. I have a 28 hp Lombardini engine on a Predator P28, the engine has done 600 hours and is basically worn out beyond practical repair, so I am having a new engine fitted. This will be the third engine on this machine, the first engine sucked in some soundproofing material after 30 hours which made the engine overheat, fortunately, Lombardini replaced this engine free of charge. The present engine has sucked in dirt through the air filter, it has an oil bath air filter which I am told is the best, however, dirt has still entered the engine and caused wear that is beyond practical repair. I regularly check the air filter and to be fair in general it doesn't seem to get particularly dirty. However, I carried out a particularly dusty job a few months ago when I was grinding out a very old hedgerow and I believe this is where the problems started. The engine started burning excessive amounts of oil, probably a couple of pints of oil an hour! The engine is actually still under warranty, but it seems like I will have to pay for a new engine as this is classed as poor maintenance. I do clean the air filter regularly, however, it is clear that dirt has entered the engine. My question is; is there any way that I can get a new engine under warranty or insurance, thoughts appreciated. Incidentally, I had the same engine on a Carlton stump grinder and this engine was also replaced under warranty, due to a faulty casting on the block. I don't seem to be having much success with Lombardini engines!
  5. I bought a Vermeer 630A stump grinder from some knucklehead on Facebook for $4,200. It works great it just needs a new belt tensioner and new teeth. My husband was just diagnosed with s tage 4 throat cancer, so we had to shut down the company. I posted the stump grinder everywhere from offer up to craigslist, no one is interested. I started out asking $4,200 but droped it to $3,000. I have to sale it to get Christmas gifts for my kids. Does anyone have any advice? would I have better luck if I cleaned it up and repainted it. Or if I ordered the Vermeer stickers for it? I have no clue why it has no stickers on it. Any advice would help thanks
  6. Hello everyone in the colchester/Ipswich area. 07756811098 It struck me me that I have a lot of equipment that most other Arb companies don’t have because they feel that they don’t have the work to warrant buying it. So when you get a job where there’s a long drag and you need an ARB TROLLEY call me! So when you get a job with terrible access but the customer is happy to keep the chip and you need a GREENMECH CS 100 call me! So when you have to extract loads of timber, dont want ring it up and you need a MULTIONE WITH A TIMBER GRAB call me! So when you need to winch something out of somewhere and you need a POWER WINCH WITH A 200m PULL LINE call me! Etc etc the list goes on and on I’m not going to list everything I own because it would boar you! or when you just need anything that a general arb company has, truck, 6” chipper, rigging kit, 880 we have all that aswell because I know the feeling when something breaks, you need to finish the job and the local hire company looks at you like WTF when you say have you got a chainsaw with a 72” bar! I think you get get the idea. I have most gear that most other people don’t have and if I don’t I know someone who has. I hire all my equipment out for the first time with a skilled and qualified operator if we feel your trustworthy the 2nd time you hire we will hire direct to you providing we have a deposit. Feel free to give me me a call. The right bit of kit on the right job can make you life easier and your bank account richer! 07756811098
  7. Spruce Pirate

    Time for a Stump Grinder????

    I looked at a job today with 82 Stumps to grind out to just below ground level. All ash trees, mostly around 20 - 25cm diameter at stump, some a bit smaller, occasionally up to around 35cm. Normally I'd sub-contract the stump grinding of a job, but now wondering if a budget stump grinder is worth putting on the shopping list for this. Any advice? Don't have a budget, haven't got a machine in mind, might still sub-contract it. Are cheap stump grinders worth it? going to cope with it? Is a second had machine worth considering? Look forward to opinions......
  8. Hi there, I have a 2016 Avant 528 with timber grab, log grab and augers available for hire in West Sussex and surrounding areas. The machine can be equipped with a hydraulic swivel timber grab (see bottom of page for video), forks and log grab, augers, or a general purpose bucket. Other attachments can be sourced so please ask. The machine has the large 190kg rear side weights and 25kg rear weight with a tow ball and pin. I also have a Carlton SP2010 stump grinder available for hire. The machines are available with me as an operator or I can deliver and collect or it can be collected and returned with either a supplied plant trailer or your own means. I collected the machine Saturday last so have no pictures of it in operation as yet but will be working on that over the next week. Machines will always be supplied clean and ready for work. Please get in touch if you would like prices or availability and machine specifications and dimensions. Cheers, Sean. 07724639681 Timber grab (please note the video shows attachment mounted on Avant 635). (Source: avanttechno) Carlton SP2010 (Source: orangeplant)
  9. Gardenequipment

    Stump Grinding With A Predator

    A customer recently took this video of me using a Predator stump grinder. You can watch the video [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4iC0ZCJH_U]here[/ame]
  10. Hi guys... I own rayco rg13 II series. I recently converted from finger teeth to green teeth. When grinding for longer period the belt cover gets really hot. Just wondering if it's not the clutch slipping and slowly wearing off. I checked the clutch today and found between springs ''powderish'' grey dust. Is the belt too tight? Will loosening it help? Better worn out belt than clutch. The westcon are asking fortune for centrifugal clutch... Any advice appreciated.... Thanks a lot...
  11. MultioneUK

    Year end deals on Compact Loaders

    There's still time for 2015 delivery of a range of MultiOne loaders from stock, including S525, S630+, 6.3, 7.3 and GT950 models (800kgs up to 1960kgs capacity). NOW is the time of year to grab the best deal, with maximum incentives in place to add a few more orders to our year end. We also have some ex demo attachments for sale, including flail, stump grinder, 4in1 bucket, hedge cutter, mowers etc... A range of finance packages available to help fund your acquisition. So, if you're in the market for a multi-purpose loader and want to take advantage of an exceptional deal, call our office and ask for Steve - 01246 540972.
  12. MultioneUK

    Open House at MultiOne UK

    Announcing our new Open House Days at MultiOne HQ in Derbyshire. Your chance to see and test a range of MultiOne models and attachments at our facility. You can drive, dig, off road, sweep, trench, load... in fact almost anything you want at one of our upcoming Open House Days. First dates set are 12th & 26th November, please call us to book your space (and pre-order your free lunch). We are developing a new off road driving course, it may not be finished by the first Open House, but you could be the first to drive it (or at least help us finish it on a MultiOne!)
  13. I have been in the industry for 27 years of which the last 12 have been specialising in just tree stump grinding. Like the rest of you, I have experienced good service and bad. I'm a big Carlton fan and in 2012 despite attempts to buy a machine outside of the UK because of the reputation of our UK dealer, I had to buy here and the proceeding service I experienced was in my view unacceptable. In the last month, the Uk's Carlton dealer has showed it's true colours again. My friend bought a new machine, on which he requested the standard wheel so as to fit Greenteeth 1100's. The dealer fitted Greenteeth (very reluctantly because they can't sell their favoured teeth!) and my friend proceeded to buy a further stock of 1100 size GT's from another supplier for future use. Then, it turned out that the Dealer had fitted 900's and when questioned about this insisted to my friend that 1100's would not fit! Those of you with experience of a 7015, will like me know that to be bulls&^t. I fitted a pair of pockets and teeth for him, we took a video and sent it to them to prove otherwise. After some protesting from both sides, my friend has finally had his 1100 GT's teeth and pockets sent through. Whilst changing the teeth, we have also discovered that the Dealer doesn't know how to balance up the wheel either. The straight and crossover pockets were all set on the same side! When questioned they insisted this was correct! I know we're not the only two buyers from this company who have had this experience as I have colleagues with similar tales. I'd love to hear about others experiences, good and bad (I've yet to hear any good).
  14. Treeman123

    CAMON C500 Stump Grinder Advice

    Hi People I am looking at buying a new CAMON C500 Stump Grinder tomorrow, Is there anyone here who has one? What do you think of them? or should i be looking at other pedestrian grinders? I just want a 13hp pedestrian grinder. Thanks in advance
  15. Sandworks

    SC 252 grinder

    Hi Guys, picked up an 05 sc252 last week, could do with a set of dual wheels for it, :thumbup:if anyone has a pair knocking around, or manuals/any other bits sitting on the shelf let me know thanks guys ….
  16. Hi guys Has anybody got any other wheel fitted to their predator 50 stump grinder other than the Multi tip?? Please let me know.
  17. I'm looking for someone to come in and grind out 3 stumps for me as part of a larger job as hiring a grinder is too expensive for the size of job. You can either PM me or message me on 07766467020 Thanks, Steve
  18. NEW stump removal service, professional and reasonable rates, working from Ashford Kent, also available for freelance climbing with 15 years experience.
  19. Vermeer UK

    Your Equipment

    HI Guys, I recently visited Vermeer's EMEA Head offices in Holland where I met a good bloke called Jasper. Jasper is a student who is currently working towards his qualifications. He has prepared a survey that we would really appreciate if some professionals with good industry experience could help us out and take a few moments of your time to fill in for us, it doesn't take long at all, and, for your trouble you will be entered into a competition to win an original Vermeer Huddy please click on the large equipment form where the survey can be found. Cheers guys have a merry Christmas and a happy new year
  20. Vermeer UK

    Vermeer EMEA Headquarters trip

    Hi Guys, I’m Will Wood and I’m the new representative for Vermeer in North England and Scotland. As an arborist I have always had a keen interest in machinery so when Vermeer UK sent me off on my recent trip to the Vermeer EMEA headquarters in the Netherlands I was in my element! I have included some Photos of the trip as I though you guys might be interested in taking a look at some of the photos I took.
  21. Hi I've got a Vermeer 186 that has just seized. It had a kohler command 20hp in and I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible for me to replace it with a 25hp engine. Any advice would be great. Cheers
  22. redmoosefaction

    Where to buy a Honda (or copy) GX390

    Any one got any other dealers for these engines, just waiting for Universal and Honda to give me a price. I phoned Honda, they say they don't make them, so... if I could jump the middle man, I could be quids in I did see them in the states for what works out to be £445.00 plus tax and shipping. Is it worth it doing it that way, does anyone need a cheap engine perhaps we can get a few in?
  23. Looking for stump grinder hire in the area, got a job coming up with some stumps that need removing, 10 in total all but 3 are between 1-2 foot and the rest are approx 3-4 foot. Had bad experience with stump busters before so this time thinking to rent as seen a few for a lot less than I can get stump busters in for, never know i may actually make a few pennies from it instead of handing work away. Saw a post about the predator p26 from beaver but as its in York wondering if anyone knows of anywhere I could hire one a bit closer? Seen the Camon C500 grinders that I can hire in Barnsley but just cant help think it would take an age to get through them all with such a small machine. Any input is much appreciated.
  24. treewalker

    Predator 50 stump grinder

    Hello all, Looking at buying a Predator 50r stump grinder. Has anyone any experience with these machines? We would like to get any feedback that you have. Thanks
  25. Gregsie

    Vermeer SC130

    Have been looking for a cheap Stump Grinder as a first machine and have seen a Vermeer SC130 for sale. I was wondering if anybody has used this machine and if it is any good compaired to similar budget machines such as the Rayco and the Husky equivalents. Also what the availability of replacement teeth from the likes of Saturn etc is like. thanks for your advice Paul

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