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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:00 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Is there any problem with laurel shreddings; I know there is worry over burning them, and I have a suspicion you may want to avoid inhaling/getting on your skin too much spray? Regular breaks/rotation of the job and long sleeves might be a good addition to the gloves and goggles?

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That vac is not what you want at all. If you hire one, HSS are as good as any, and you should expect to pay only peanuts, relatively.

http://www.hss.co.uk/g/62812/Garden_Shredder_Electric.html

Might be just what you're after. Sadly, there's no picture, but it'll be about a metre high and make lots of noise. What more do you want?

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:

Not what you need...


Thats what I thought, but thanks for confirming

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Forgot to say they hired it from HSS

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
That vac is not what you want at all. If you hire one, HSS are as good as any, and you should expect to pay only peanuts, relatively.

http://www.hss.co.uk/g/62812/Garden_Shredder_Electric.html

Might be just what you're after. Sadly, there's no picture, but it'll be about a metre high and make lots of noise. What more do you want?


Ahh, thats more like it. Ellie said that hire looked like 40quids or more, but that's looking more reasonable. Cheers

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The one the guys over the road used was this one - bit more expensive to hire though

http://www.hss.com/g/62814/Garden_Chipper__Petrol.html

dougal



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Ahh, thats more like it. Ellie said that hire looked like 40quids or more, but that's looking more reasonable. Cheers

Add the VAT and its 28 for the weekend...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
What more do you want?


Good thick gloves, ear muffs and goggles.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Turn up with cash, tell them you're doing it for the school, or some charit, or something and smile sweetly. HSS have *always* given me a discount to trade rates (10-20%) off.

And, actually, it usually has been for the school, but they don't know that.

What's easier to live with, guilt, or an overdraft?

dougal



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cab - if there's anyone you know with transport, that owes you a favour (or maybe just wants some sausages), you might keep an eye on this.


Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm in Cambridge on May 3rd, and staying til May 5th. If you can arrange stuff around that, I'd be happy to collect and return the shredder for you (from HSS).

The one on eBay I can't see, as eBay is a NSFW site, apparently, so I don't knwo where it is, or when it finishes. If anyone'd like to enlighten me, transport may be available...

oddballdave



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
C
We could try getting it all to the tip and into the council composting thingy, but its many car loads. And we don't have a car. Seems more rational to me to hire a shredder, bung a lift with it (or borrow a car for it), and shred everything in sight. Then we have all the chips we need for mulching (make a change from mulching everything with kitchen compost).


HSS bought out Domindo tool hire and another small company to gain huge market share.

They will deliver large items for you. (I needed a 5m triple ladder to get up on a really high roof, they delivered. Needed a heavy duty generator for a weekend and they delivered that too. All in the price.)

A green wood needs a very powerful motor running quite fast to shred easily. The council operated machines around here are HUGE.
The advantage is they rarely jam. Also they eat EVERYTHING.

Look at HSS and see if you can hire during the week rather than at a weekend when everybody wants stuff.

Cut everything at ground level a week before you get the shredder so it has chance to dry out before shredding.

A selection of random thoughts, which may be worth every penny you paid for them! Or then again they might not apply in your situation.

Dave

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmmm... Collection from Hertfordshire. Cheers, I'm watching that one now.

dougal



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
The one on eBay I can't see, as eBay is a NSFW site, apparently, so I don't knwo where it is, or when it finishes. If anyone'd like to enlighten me, transport may be available...

Its in Bushey (appropriate?) Herts, so not that far from Cab.
Mountfield Quiet Shredder, little used, collection only, no bids at all yet, ending 2+ days time...

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 06 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks. I fired up a non-work PC to check it out.

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