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  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 17 6:21 pm   Subject: Firewood processing...
Yes, we know someone that used a similar method using a lift on the back of a small flat bed, but not the one we decided on. Apart from anything else, some people want firewood delivered to the back o ...
  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 17 11:03 am   Subject: Firewood processing...
We deliver using a small 750kg trailer.

Lifting via a digger.

The big up side to the bags is that you can deliver at the drop of a hat & not have to limit deliveries to processing speed. Pr ...
  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 17 11:31 am   Subject: Firewood processing...
I guess you cut & split straight in to the vehicle?

We like to cut & split then stack to let it dry some more. We buy in lengths that are already well seasoned but its still good to split t ...
  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 29, 17 1:27 pm   Subject: Firewood processing...
We didn't want to rent ours out/let other people use it, as even having the circular saw blade retipped costs a fair bit, and a new blade is over 400, so we preferred to just use it ourselves.

Its ...
  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 29, 17 9:49 am   Subject: Firewood processing...
We started using a chainsaw & hand splitting. Then added a tractor powered hydraulic splitter.

After looking at running costs we added a PTO powered log saw to the tractor.

It was cheaper t ...
  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 17 9:43 pm   Subject: Firewood processing...
Prefer mine.

Out of interest, could you give rough idea about how much fuel it would use to cut up a year supply of wood? Say, 10 cubic meters?

I keep wondering about using a water powered blade ...
  Topic: Firewood processing...
RichardW

Replies: 19
Views: 21991
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 17 7:35 pm   Subject: Firewood processing...
Prefer mine.


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  Topic: Why me?
RichardW

Replies: 7
Views: 6287
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 16 5:43 pm   Subject: Why me?
Even if you do feed them organic feed the eggs still wont be organic as they are not from approved stock or on land that has been organic registered.
  Topic: Trailers
RichardW

Replies: 25
Views: 24734
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 16 5:12 pm   Subject: Trailers


I'll happily buy your docs, Richard. I'd come and do your course if I were closer.

I'm from the East mids & still go back to see family & friends.

When you planning on doing this?
  Topic: Trailers
RichardW

Replies: 25
Views: 24734
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 16 5:10 pm   Subject: Trailers
If stopped you risk:-

no licence= points & fine
no insurance= more points & more fines

Due to having both of the above vehicle & trailer seized & possible retained.

In a cras ...
  Topic: Trailers
RichardW

Replies: 25
Views: 24734
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 16 5:17 pm   Subject: Trailers

What is it people find most taxing, Richard? The practical or the questions part? .

You might be fine doing the actual towing, but how is your accuracy?
1, You have to reverse in an S shape an ...
  Topic: Trailers
RichardW

Replies: 25
Views: 24734
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Nov 21, 16 4:17 pm   Subject: Trailers
PS

If that is the skodas MAM then you can only tow 642.5kg unbraked not the full 750kg.
  Topic: Trailers
RichardW

Replies: 25
Views: 24734
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Nov 21, 16 4:16 pm   Subject: Trailers
I doubt that the skoda is only 1285kg MAM.

I bet thats the kerb weight.

Most people that wing it on the test fail.

To give you some idea these are the test results I get.

2 day course 95% ...
  Topic: Trailers
RichardW

Replies: 25
Views: 24734
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 16 7:40 pm   Subject: Trailers
As you do not have BE on your licence you do have to watch what you tow.

Whats is your cars MAM? (Maximum Authorised Mass)
For reference what is your caravans MLPM? (Maximum Legally Permitted Mass ...
  Topic: Stainless steel (or possibly rigid plastic) mesh
RichardW

Replies: 23
Views: 28621
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Oct 09, 16 5:48 pm   Subject: Stainless steel (or possibly rigid plastic) mesh
Try contacting engineering companies to make them for you out of stainless sheet.
 
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