Manton Downs Stud Rail Project

This is an ongoing project running over several months.

Here we show Dave’s video featuring some 3,500m approx of post and stud rail we erected to make the side fence to the racecourse gallops.  This took us about 10 days to complete.

We then needed to add a number of 5-bar timber gates and some additional fencing to ensure the horses can be safely secured.  You’ll see a couple of the gates we painted white which was in keeping with them being at the side of the gallops.

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New Evo Compact

We picked up our new Evo Compact this morning to help the busy fencing teams and set it straight to work… collected,  unloaded and knocking posts in under 2 hours!

This is a smaller, more compact machine which allows us to transport it between sites behind a 4×4.  A miniature version of our Protech Evo 2.

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Valtra fitted with cab-mounted botex crane

To reduce manual handling and speed up timber and brash removal, we have added another Valtra tractor to the fleet, this time fitted with a roof-mounted Botex crane.

Our new Valtra is now ready for work with our tree teams –  or for hire if anyone wants any help extracting large timber.

This will also be able to power the mulcher and will be better suited as it is fitted with full forestry guarding to protect it against the rigours of contracting.

Valtra fitted with cab mounted botex

Woodland Fencing project in Savernake Forest, near Marlborough 

We are undertaking a large ongoing woodland project near Marlborough,  creating new fenced areas to allow grazing within Savernake Forest; this will allow cattle back into the ancient forest to help with its management. The fencing consists of 2 strands of barbed wire and a single strand of plain wire.

Woodland Project in Savernake Forest