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NooNoo23/06/2021 14:39:06
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The bantam was picked up by TE-Bar Eng. at 10am this morning.

being fixed … bent levers, crushed splashguard, motor check, rewire, dings stoned on slideways, new bed wipers, weld a broken mounting tab, legs straightened, re-true adjusting of head & tail alignment, a good spuce up & make sure ALL is working ready for service. about 2-3 weeks they say. They were wonderful chaps & so far i cannot recommend them enough.
pallet Co admitting liability, their NFU Mutual rep has contacted me & agreed with you guys that they’ll only pay up to £1300 a ton, but assured me that the company will make up the couple of hundred quid diff from petty cash.

stressful affair, but light at the end of the tunnel.

i have rewired the workshop ready for it & wired in new capacitors in the 3 phase converter to get it running again.

prepping for it’s return really….

Howard Lewis23/06/2021 15:19:28
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Sounds like a good result.

Hopefully before too long, you will have it back, and ready to run.

That will give you time to prepare power supply and location. Once set up, all systems go!

Howard

br23/06/2021 17:29:49
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Good result

Refreshing to see that NFU will make up the difference - impressed.

Trust all is good for you

bill

SillyOldDuffer23/06/2021 17:40:39
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That's an excellent result - I'm surprised TE-Bar Eng are doing all that for so little. Well worth knowing a firm who does this sort of work at reasonable prices.

smiley

Dave

NooNoo03/08/2021 09:50:35
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484c459b-97f5-481d-bf7c-a8164654f531.jpegf292c711-1add-4877-8f50-35f59d101311.jpeg3bff48a0-29ad-4b96-97b7-453e1466fdae.jpeg2d87a4ab-37ba-4cb7-bdca-7e023b01e960.jpegadf319d5-35a0-46c5-b117-9e4371b64d61.jpegCurrent state, taking a while, but doing it inbetween big jobs to keep cost to a minimum & so that yhey can do the maximum amount of refurb for the same money.

Michael Gilligan03/08/2021 10:09:00
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Great stuff yes

MichaelG.

NooNoo03/08/2021 15:21:53
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02324ca5-21dd-4029-abd1-b4611f7c2e34.jpeg1bf8099e-0726-4e2b-8a21-9aa02a704f6d.jpegUndercoated im just informed, topcoat paint now arrived in dove grey & raven colours, being sprayed end of the week or next week … told they can then start putting it back together. Happy days !

Mod edit: rotated pics.

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 03/08/2021 17:20:36

NooNoo16/08/2021 07:51:35
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Update …. The insurance money finally came through !!!!!! I’m overjoyed.

original bill was £895.20 to fix only the damage caused. Insurance would only payout about £700 of this, got a call from their assessor who said they’d not pay me directly as the third party but that the pallet company should honour the difference with petty cash … well, they did!!!.

transferred the money to TE-Bar this week.

paying extra for a paintjob & to have a dro fitted.

TE-Bar are a dealer for acu-rite & quoted me, it was onviously waaay out of my budget lol, The managing director laughed & said he told me it would be, he said “buy a chinese version & we’ll fit it, as an amateur it’ll do you just fine”.

The dro was posted to me in the week & the scales box was slightly bent, checked & all was fine, however, made me nervous of reposting on to TE-Bar in port talbot … i rang them & said i’d take a half day & drive it down to them.

this is how lovely they’ve been to me … managing director - “ I have a caravan in weston, im going there this sunday, how about i meet you in M4 services on my way home on sunday afternoon” …. Dro handed over safely yesterday.

paint finally going on today & tmrw, rebuild commences end of this week.

will update when i know more.

 

Noo

Edited By NooNoo on 16/08/2021 07:54:13

Mike Hurley16/08/2021 09:55:12
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Heart warming to hear of such a helpful company for a change! They definately go on my 'gold star' company list.

Glad everything worked out in the end!

Michael Gilligan16/08/2021 10:09:21
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+1

MichaelG.

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