Customer Story Video - Carney James Turner, Crows Nest Films
March 04, 20222 min read
Carney Turner is predominately a Film Marker, but also describes himself as a “Wanna-be Farmer”. Carney started his film making careers by traveling to Pakistan and Afghanistan in 1988 aged just 16 with his Minolta 7000 SLR, to films shots that got him a place on the TV and broadcasting course ran by Jeremy Barr at Ravensbourne Film College.
Nowadays as well as still being a film marker for Television and Broadcast, he is also ‘attempting’ to be a farmer on his farm in Derbyshire. Recently he had a few problems with one of his Highland Cows escaping into is neighbour's field. His neighbour was not to best please with the cow mucking around in his field, so they decided to do some fencing work together to stop the escape artist.
When working with his neighbour they were using the older method of knocking in posts using a very large metal hammer, which after using Carney was told by his neighbour (an actual farmer) “You're not made for this boy!”, Carney thought to himself “yeah, you might be right there”. Not to be deterred he did some researching and found the Easy Petrol Post Driver, which turned out the be the exact machine he needed for the job.
With over 5000 x 4 Inch fence posts needing to be knocked in, using the Easy Petrol Post Driver and Pilot Core Tool was “one of the best decisions he could have made.” As well as using the petrol driven post knocker for his fencing to keep his cows from escaping, he also used it for driving slightly smaller 3-inch posts into the ground for planting trees. Even with the slightly different ground, being on more of a hill, and the smaller posts, Carney did not run into any issues for this job either, with help from his team he was knocking in around 15 posts in just 12 minutes.
Carney Turner said about the machine “It's great! You know you going to save time, save energy and let us face it, you're less likely to injure yourself with this, compared to more traditional methods, particularly if you are working alone.” He also said he is very glad he got the machine, “it's just reliable and effective and it’s a brilliant asset to my little farm, if someone is sitting on the fence and getting one, you definitely won't be disappointed.”