Clearfell

Masseyrk662

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Forwarding and transporting the timber now
 

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Masseyrk662

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Was there a 201 reg with " billio's rig " sticker on the windscreen.
They do alot of timber work and have a few trucks doing milk collections.
By an chance was there an English lady there pulling a trailer of logs
I only seen that lorry there but I was only there an hour or so, the lad that was driving was only with them a few months, I never asked how many were drawing but one or 2 would do for the distance they had to travel so I’d say it was either just him or one more truck. @Arthur i don’t know if there’s a shortage or not but timber is well priced at the minute
 

muckymanor

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Is that a sign of a shortage of timber that it is moving so soon after felling?

There's quite a shortage atm. They are buying the brash and any dead trees from the forest owners of bigger plantations now and stacking it for a number of months in wind rows to let it dry out before it is chipped. The wood panel factory beside us has had a chipper onsite on occasion in the last few months where they had to buy in full logs locally and chip them to keep supplies up because the mill that they have a contract with close to @Masseyrk662 hasn't got the same volume of sawdust that they used to have.
 

muckymanor

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Just talking to one of the workers there tonight and there talking about running 7 days a week at the doors from August on.
A lot of locals here working in it and they are on good money. They have taken on more people recently to be ready. Biggest problem will be getting the raw material but in the last few weeks I have seen worrells chip lorry coming out of it so they might have a handle on it.

On a side note they brought all of the locals into it for a tour when they opened in 1996. They had a brand new 390T that they had planned to put a sweeper onto. It was a beauty - there was only one other new tractor in the parish in 1996 so the factory one drew a lot of interest. A friend of mine working there says that it still has less than 500 hours on it.
 
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