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    Mick! replied to a thread Little Stump Grinder in Gear Forum
    Fwiw, looks clean and tidy.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Vermeer BC700XL Chipper. in Gear Forum
    They have to, the law says that to pull a trailer more than 750kgs you have to pass another test, so, as this industry uses younger people for the most part without the relevant licence, manufacturers know that these sell well. They use lighter components I guess, I had a sub 750kg chipper, with the same motor for 15 years, sold it for 3000. The new (ish) Timberwolf has a 8.5inch letterbox opening, still under 750kg, I used one in the UK recently. Brilliant bit of kit. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lBucZKrSM-Q
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    Mick! replied to a thread Little Stump Grinder in Gear Forum
    I had the the rayco 1625, same thing really. The three wheeled version does tip easily but is incredible at wiggling into awkward spots. It's a good money maker, boring on the bigger stuff of course, but better than a pedestrian grinder.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Vermeer BC700XL Chipper. in Gear Forum
    Because you'll get more horses for the same weight. 25 is just not enough, I know I've had 2x25 hp machines, they're ok but slow you down. I look at a lot of machines and I reckon the US manufacturers make top heavyweight equipment. When you have to operate to weight or power restrictions you miss by a mile. http://www.greenmech.co.uk/products/quadchip-160/ This is under 750 kg, (no idea how many groats, lambs tails or whatever you guys use to measure weight that makes) on a turntable 35hp kubota diesel, great machine. Not made to the same standards build wise but performance wise light years ahead.
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    Yes in January, the vets think she must have eaten some poison at a clients, it was over in a few days, we were very, very upset. She was nearly 12 so not too bad, here's one of my favourite pictures of her, head out the window in high summer, taking in the smells. Thanks for the thoughts.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Vermeer BC700XL Chipper. in Gear Forum
    Don't Greenmech sell chippers in Oz, they're rebranded as something else. They have machines that'll knock spots off that, too heavy, too gutless.
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    Mick! replied to a thread New toy! in Chainsaws!
    Sweet, I've never had a 461 or any mid range Stihis for that matter. Lot of love for them out there though.
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    Thanks Jay.
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    Glad to hear you're "ok" Butch, clearly you (and Gerry) have to live with it as best you can. Keep on keeping on I guess.
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    I enjoy a stroll out with the wife and the dog (although the dog has sadly passed away) I find that it's a great way to declutter the mind, especially to talk with your significant other, there's no distractions on a walk in the countryside, no phones, nothing to do but walk and talk. I have noticed with my late parents and other older people that the inability to walk a reasonable distance can impact their lives in a negative way. A simple pleasure, as I say.
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    You can walk ok. though, for distances, not limping? It's one of life's simple pleasures, much underrated.
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    So.... how's the foot these days? Ten years down the line.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Big hackberry in Tree Care and Health
    If they want it out, and you've offered a few options for retention which they've eschewed (like that word) out it comes.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes, that is a point. Jim got it, you didn't (and still don't)
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    We're eating asparagus, wife's sown the onions, some lettuce, carrots.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Good find Jim.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    "President" The point is being missed. All of our democracies are to a certain extent similar, or so I thought, however the role of President in France gives much more individual power On internal policy and with regards to his country's foreign policy than, for instance, the British prime minister who has to run almost everything by parliament. Ok? It has nothing to do with a pissing contest with the US.
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    Mick! replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Impressive speed. You find that most stumps are easier if you cut the top edge first, rather than coming down on to the top. The radial and growth rings come away better.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Jim, I'll assume that your comment came from Jack Daniels rather than Jim Conrad. I think that Trump for instance would envy the ability of the president of France's president to do what he wants both at home and abroad. None of the "checks and balances" that I hear about on your potus. Just found it interesting.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Something that has only just been pointed out to me is that, in terms of how much executive power they have, the French president has more than any other western leader.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Don't ask me! I couldn't get through it.
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    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    She won't, it's certain.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Yes, I looked at these, got a price as well, delivery was too long, and it was not significantly more lift than the tractor. Hence why I started looking a bit smaller, for convenience.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    What one?
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    Mick! replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    I had assumed that Jim, judging by what my mini digger was like.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    That interests me as well. Sean, there's no need to convince me of the merits of hydraulics, the kubota does a great job but is a bit of a ball ache to take to a job day in day out. If I'm honest I have I money I have to spend and am looking carefully at bottlenecks in the daily work. A second chip truck might be the smartest move, but that doesn't really send the blood racing.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Gaffless Palm Climbers in Gear Forum
    Ok right, there's some big ones on Sunset Boulevard if I remember Beverly Hills Cop rightly. Plenty of cherry pickers here to 30 meters.
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    Mick! replied to a thread Gaffless Palm Climbers in Gear Forum
    How does one get up them normally?
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