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Forum: General Business Issues 25-03-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By twoakers
Re: Estimate vs Quote

Absolutely - they don't seem to realise that dragging all yer expensive kit to their job has costs and responsibilities
Did a really nice driveway job for my nephew 3 years ago FOC. My brother and...
Forum: General Business Issues 25-03-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By twoakers
Re: Estimate vs Quote

Thought crossed my mind of doing something....
Sometimes it's best to 'do nothing' - have reminded myself not to work for him again. So "Can you just" ain't gonna happen :D
Forum: General Business Issues 24-03-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By twoakers
Re: Estimate vs Quote

Usually do 'mates rates' for family, friends and their contacts etc.
Especially if they are very local :)
A few years ago when I was fairly new to this game I did a land drainage job for a...
Forum: Industry Chat 22-03-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

So there IS a gap in the market
Looks like I’ll have to get smarter overalls
Grandson can help make some little crosses....:D

Yes I am going to avoid IH ...
...give it away to family while I...
Forum: Industry Chat 21-03-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

Yep it’s a fact of country life
A few years ago helped a neighbour bury his sheep after a dog savaged it
Before I had the mini so had to hand ball it :eek:
Forum: Industry Chat 21-03-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

Ha ha:D
A few years ago I went off to work having shot a rat which crawled off to die
Later that day it crawled across the lawn with its guts hanging out....
....as my wife was having tea on the...
Forum: Industry Chat 21-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

My grandson did one last year for his pet goldfish
Had to show him how to hand dig a nice hole :D
Forum: Industry Chat 18-03-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

Yes very wealthy and they don't like getting their hands dirty :D
Thing is before I had a nice digger thought nothing of digging holes by hand....
.....and still have to when we do 'safe digging'...
Forum: Industry Chat 18-03-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

Wot red tape - just dig where I am told to :rolleyes:
Forum: Industry Chat 18-03-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Re: Variety is the Spice of Life

Yes very sad, still remember when we lost Bruce. Faithful old collie that we grew up with as kids :(
Speaking to SWMBO, had even thought of offering bit more of a service, so to speak. Little cross...
Forum: Construction Equipment 18-03-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By twoakers
Re: New Forum Name

Thanks for that :)
Funny thing is that when I am out to play with my machines I have my mobile office eyephone thingy with me. Works very well tucked safely in my overall pocket. If it rings or...
Forum: Industry Chat 17-03-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By twoakers
Variety is the Spice of Life

Thought just struck me.....
.....that as the owner of a great little mini digger I get asked to do all sorts of job :cool:
Last year or so has seen a run of foundations for extensions, associated...
Forum: Construction Equipment 17-03-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,410
Posted By twoakers
Re: New Forum Name

Been a member of this great little forum for only 2 years now
Have received loads of good advice and larfs :D
We need to re-launch and keep it going
Main thing for me is the ease to be able to...
Forum: Construction Equipment 25-02-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By twoakers
Re: Dipper mounted lasers

Thanks for this great summary for using on a mini :)
Been watching this thread with interest.
Machine Laser Receiver has been on my wish list for some time now.
The Spectra does seem the way to go...
Forum: Construction Equipment 14-01-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 738,728
Posted By twoakers
Re: Druid’s New Duck – ’99 Hydrema-Wiemar M1500

That Hilux on top gear a few years wasn’t at all girlie 😅

https://youtu.be/kFnVZXQD5_k

The thing is shall I change my tough old Disco 2 :D
Forum: Construction Equipment 13-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 738,728
Posted By twoakers
Re: Druid’s New Duck – ’99 Hydrema-Wiemar M1500

Interesting comments about yer loverly old Land Rover product :D
For the past 12 years or so have owned 4 different Discovery s.
Disco 1 300 TDi - best apart from the rust
Disco 3 manual - gearbox...
Forum: Commercial Vehicles 13-12-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,069
Posted By twoakers
Re: Digital tacho operator

Thanks for yer suggestion :)
Know anyone thats using them as suggested?
Don't think I'll get one for each of my machines though.
They won't work sub zero and with muddy hands :rolleyes:
Forum: Commercial Vehicles 12-12-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,069
Posted By twoakers
Re: Digital tacho operator

Thanks for your advice Rory. That's exactly what I do - folder with Tacho charts and Digi printouts, together with my Diary of 'Other Work'
Seems to cover all the bases :cool:

Be interested in...
Forum: Commercial Vehicles 12-12-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,069
Posted By twoakers
Re: Digital tacho operator

Yes - I'd been interested what others do to record a mixed bag of work :confused:
Drive a bulk grain lorry a few days a week on the old analogue discs. So have to then record elsewhere my digger...
Forum: Innovations and New Technology 12-12-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By twoakers
Re: Heated seat

Really looking forward to receiving my Xmas present to self from eBay :D
.....and will report on this thread how it goes.
When it's cold, always pleased to get off me arse for a bit of 'safe...
Forum: Video Clip Links 11-12-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,517
Posted By twoakers
Re: Tilty pond digging

Great job made of the pond dig matey.
Now I want a bigger digger with a tilty :D
BTW - how was the pond lined after you had worked your magic?
Have a similar pond to do next year :cool:
Forum: Innovations and New Technology 11-12-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By twoakers
Re: Heated seat

Ordered :D
Thanks Graham
Forum: Innovations and New Technology 10-12-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,052
Posted By twoakers
Re: Heated seat

Looks ideal for my little open cab digger :)
Looked at yer PDF flyer no problem.
Any chance you could indicate a link to the eBay product please?
Quick search reveals 1952!! :o
Forum: Non-Industry Chat 05-03-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,523
Posted By twoakers
Re: Are we busy?

Yep been busy last few months - out nearly every day.
However, next week out for a day doing CCTV ducting at the local water reservoir/pumping station :cool:
Then I'll cherry pick small jobs off me...
Forum: Non-Industry Chat 05-03-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,523
Posted By twoakers
Re: Are we busy?

Likewise we had some thriving bastards visit our neck of the woods weekend before last :mad:
Cleared out my neighbours Stihl tools. Then had the cheek to climb over his fence to my gaff. Good stuff...
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