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  • Jomo's Avatar
    1 Minute Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread Tree 'elevator' in Climbing Forum
    A lot easier to get three groundies on the rope to assist in hoisting yu up 100 feet, than riggin any counterweight. Usin groundie strength on rope work intensive removals is the key to preventing muscle cramps in the climber bringin the operation to a halt. Spread the load out whenever possible. Jomo
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  • GP's Avatar
    8 Minutes Ago
    We initially ran the 3 Chinese Kingparks as ground saws for about 3-6 months until they burnt up or proved more problematic than helpful (they use 25:1 gas mix and can be a bear to start!). Gradually cycled over to the true Swedish gear as quick as we could (372XP & 395XP)
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    9 Minutes Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Tree 'elevator' in Climbing Forum
    Did you mean pulley block or chunk of wood block? I figure there's a way to use a throwline and rope and other gear to pull up and secure a block from the ground. Use a truck to pull your chunk of wood up. Sorry if I misunderstood your question. EDIT: Oh, I thought you said to me "That was A sorry attempt at the chicken/egg thing Nutball..."
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  • Jomo's Avatar
    10 Minutes Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread Tree 'elevator' in Climbing Forum
    The pulley/block can be installed with a bigshot, APTA, pneumatic throwbag gun, throwbag alone, bow and arrow etc. Jomo
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    14 Minutes Ago
    BlackSmith replied to a thread Tree 'elevator' in Climbing Forum
    That was my sorry attempt at the chicken/egg thing Nutball...
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    Dang, you beat me to it. Pass out angry orchard ciders while your angry jack-o-lantern tree burns
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  • RegC's Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    That sounds like conventional style negative rigging, while incorporating a zip line to guide the logs to a designated spot ? If so, same as I said earlier, the set up and contiued sequence within the timeframe is not going to work out. Ive rigged thousands of logs that way, but I know with a tree of this height and volume, its not going to work. Rich, I agree its always good to hear ideas. There are indeed several ways to skin a cat. But you have to factor in the extra logistics and dynamics of putting big wood down from trees that are 3ft across at 100ft. As opposed to dropping and comtroling a similar sized section of wood from 50 ft. The dynamics and impact can be considerably more severe. Factor that into a very small dropzone and those several ways to skin the cat are often reduced to 1 or 2, realistically and practically. My jobs are not priced hourly, or daily....rather, there is no scope to explore one technique, then to decide its not realky working and try something else instead. But, as a starting point in this region at least...with extra height comes volume and impact. What Mick said is right on the money, machine power. But its not in the budget.
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    “You buy truck brands don't you?” The last three trucks I’ve bought I didn’t buy for the truck, I bought the engine. The pos truck came with it. Couldn’t be happier with the engines, the trucks not so much.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    20 Minutes Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I always knew it wouldn't stick around long. No reflection on him - that's just how it goes. "It is what it is", so to speak.
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    23 Minutes Ago
    Funny you mentioned it, I literally just re watched an old video of mine an hour ago where I test run a then new $275 chinese Husqvarna 365. I'm still surprised by its performance, and that was before I re tuned it, filed the depth gauges, and added 2% nitro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvQfvP2mjus
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    28 Minutes Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I guess he's too high class for us now
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    52 Minutes Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Going on an angle is easier than straight ripping, but possibly less smooth IDK. Max width is definitely perpendicular. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200685584_200685584?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Logging%20%3E%20Chainsaw%20Bar%20%2B%20Chain&utm_campaign=Oregon&utm_content=60453&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjbveBRDVARIsAKxH7vmpLjnVjwySELGt09jGos__E9iAfCjRzu4brKqw5tSlGfYJ6f-ha20aAsaBEALw_wcB looks like 10 degree filing. https://granberg.com/ripping-chain/ 10 degree plus scored/ cut-off cutters.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    58 Minutes Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Has he used us up?
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    What gets my goat is I heard (NBC Nightly News) Mexico was actually applauding, feeding and escorting the horde through their country. WTfuckityF???
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Any fool can climb a tree. ;)
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  • cory's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    cory replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Doh!! :|:
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    40 ton should be 120’ +- from my recollection. 80’ radius would kinda suck though. Always does.
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  • GP's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    GP replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Busy couple of days -- bunch of pruning yesterday morning, then on to the main gig: a property outside of town, dropping two Siberian elms (one co-dominant) flanked by Osage oranges, so it was a crispy clump of yuck. Got the leaders down & chipped, then on to pruning a large pin oak over the driveway, and lifting the canopy of another oak. Ran out of daylight, so back this morning. We lifted the canopy on 2 more maples, climber took another maple off of the house roof and I trimmed off some lower limbs. Then I cut up an ash spar and took down the rest of the Siberian elm spars and chipped them up. Then a whole row of trees -- Osages and elms got a canopy raising. Done around noon. Afternoon job was trimming a silver maple, trimming & deadwood 3 pin oaks, trimming a red bud and 2 more silver maples out back. We had a nice afternoon at the new golf course -- homeowner's property abutted it, we needed to drop a 14" silver maple leader into the course, as well as bomb some more maple limbs out on it. Then drove the chipper truck across the field (future green) and backed up to the pile, winched stuff in. Good thing the course is still under construction (still heavy equipment all about), or they would've been less than thrilled at our maneuvers!
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    The tree was the pipe Cory:lol: sorry for the confusion. Iíll post a pic of the fire if the firewood guy doesnít want it. Heís been getting picky lately so it should be mine. I will do my best Rajan. Thatís the plan. Just depends on who all comes to help;) if jack shows up itíll be a massacre
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