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Month: September 2018

Clearing site for new shed

Clearing site for new shed

Lets get the tractor and get the site ready We’re having a shed installed soon, so we need to get the site ready for the concrete slab. I used the Mahindra 3525 to scrape the grass off ready for the concrete to arrive.

Installing concrete piers

Installing concrete piers

Drilling holes to installing concrete Today we have the Piers being installed to support our concrete house slab. It’s very interesting to see how it’s done and you can watch in the video below. The contractor drills the holes using the auger, and as the […]

Chainsaw a fallen tree

Chainsaw a fallen tree

Using a Chainsaw on a fallen tree

Our builder has removed this tree from where our house will be, so we need to use the Husqvarna chainsaw to cut it up and the tractor to remove the debris.

House Build – Site Cut

House Build – Site Cut

Step 1 has finally come Lets take a look at what can be done in a day, we have work finally start on our new home with the earth-moving complete.

Tractor vs Ride on Mower

Tractor vs Ride on Mower

What is the best option? It’s a tough choice, do you buy a ride on mower or a tractor? When the ride on is just a little bit too small and the tractor is just a little bit too big, which one do you go […]

Joby Gorillapod 1k Review

Joby Gorillapod 1k Review

How good is this little tripod?

The Joby Gorillapod is an awesome little tripod, it’s perfect for small cameras and gives you the ability to mount it almost anywhere, or if you are vlogging, you can’t beat it! Check out my review below.

3 Phase power cables are installed

3 Phase power cables are installed

These are 70mm 3 phase cables We have had our electrician attend and install the 3 phase power cables in the conduit. There is aprox 100 metres of conduit to pull this cable through and it is a beast of a cable!

Tour of our Homestead

Tour of our Homestead

Tour of our new homestead In this episode we take a look at what our vacant block of land looks like, where we plan to put the house and our ideas for moving forward with our dream home.

Galvanized Chinese box trailer review

Galvanized Chinese box trailer review

How good are chinese made trailers?

This is my review on  a galvanized Chinese box trailer. I purchased one a little while ago, now while I do believe in buying a locally made anything vs an overseas model, I didn’t in this case due to a substantial price difference. 

Overall the trailer performs well, the only issue I have found so far is the rear tailgate hinges are quite soft. If you let the tail gate swing down it will bend the hinges making the gate harder to close.

Take a look at my video below for more information

Where to buy a Chinese Trailer

If you’re looking to purchase a trailer, the best place to start is online, naturally! Now, I found my trailer by using Gumtree, which is a similar site to Craigslist. 

You will notice that there are many different brand names, all selling the same design of trailer! This is how easy it is to spot a chinese trailer without even having to go to their website

Take note of the way the trailer is constructed, such as the raised tie down loop above the wheel. These are dead a give-away that you’re looking at a chinese trailer.