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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Minute Ago
    stig replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Slightly, yes!
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  • Raj's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Raj replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My 94 f350 seems to have nice steering, just off a bit when going down the road. I replaced the powersteering hose after the belt took it out. I guess the hose has a design problem with seals.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My old F450 didn't turn back to center on its own. Steering felt tight. Grease, they forgot about grease, and oil changes, and adding oil when low and black.
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  • Raj's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Raj replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Crap Rich! Hope your gear gets replaced. My 2010 f150 has tight steering, won't return to center. Guess there is a steering shaft with 2 u joints. Sprayed them down this morning, noticable improvement. May be that will buy some time? I have some nice jobs scheduled, I need the truck working. With the bad start to the year I don't have the cash to do major repairs. :(
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  • flushcut's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    flushcut replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Rich, If you ever catch the guy I have a nice piece of oak I use for beating things. I'll drive down and bring it with, it'll be fun.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Thanks for posting the link to the story, Mick. It was an interesting read. I'd be guessing the price is not a mistake. Rarity makes for high prices. Just as with Jerry's hard copy book. Tim
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  • Jonny's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    Hell yeah Stig, idk wtf they're saying w out subtitles but it feels good in my earholes! There's one from The Hu a few pages back. They're showing quite the fan base worldwide. Here's 250 musicians playing Sad But True :) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FmMo9CNYnm4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    2k? Is that a mistake?
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  • Fiddler's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Fiddler replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: didn't figure it was kyle...dang nice rant though
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  • Jonny's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    That really blows, Rich. Fuckin thieves should get their thumbs cut off. Probably not much help but if I'm working at the plant (often) I spend alot of time scouring eBay for tree tools and climbing/ rigging gear. I'll keep my eyes peeled. I remember a new orange roperunner and a zigzag/ wrench with the aluminum tether. Tell me some of the high dollar items and I'll keep my eyes peeled. Might help, ya never know. If the thief goes for pawn shop, they might be smart enough to go to the next closest city/ county, and not sell in the area it was stolen from. Check other Craigslist pages as well as your local one. Consider it might be someone from another tree service too, thinking a hacky fly by nighter. The fast cash one can make climbing also attracts some scumbags.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My hired man is on holiday so I’m scraping by on casual staff. Even had the Dutch guy back to drive the loader for a couple of days, usual story. I asked him not to use the higher speed setting on this job as it was tight with (puncture causing) stumps and people in vulnerable positions. Of course every time I checked he was using it. All the way to the job and all the way back, non-stop bullshit about how well he’s doing etc. Come back hired man!
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Dave, none of that was directed to you in anyway. And yes, engineers are the worst :D
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    One should never damn paragraphs. :drink:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Those kind of rants just need to be a dump...paragraphs be damned. Crappy day for sure with gear getting gone...I kick myself in the butt lots when something like that happens.
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  • Fiddler's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Fiddler replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Most of my "hating" experience came from being caught between the engineer's prints and the installers who didn't have the backing, etc. they wanted/needed....we never had time to mess with others' jobs Wow Rich, things should go great for a couple months after getting all that bad ju-ju out of the way.
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  • mdvaden's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    It looks more kinky from that angle.
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The only carpenter that won't steal your job was Jesus, and really he was a laborer. In reality, they do not respect trade jurisdictions, and will do any work that they can, despite not having a damn clue. Very common to see them attempting to be an operator, ironworker, fitter, plumber, etc. It happens so often on about every job one gets name a carpen- insert trade. They attempted to quit the afl (i think they came back, but not sure) in an attempted and failed power and work grab. Since carpentry is ubiquitous, many will do side work at nonunion wages, slitting their own throats, but since it's residential no one cares. Coming from a trade where your solidarity and concern for your fellow members is more important than your own bank account or bank payments, some of their attitudes have lead most different trades to resent them. When i was a first year apprentice, the foremen had set up a schedule where we would have time to get the tools, material, and equipment in and out of the mechanical room. My journeyman and i noticed that a couple of them were fixing to install a wall and door in our way, so we're walked up and nicely reminded them that we would be coming right through here with a bunch of stuff, so they needed to go do something else because that was the agreed upon plan. 2 hours later they had it all framed up and had started drywalling it. The journeyman i was with took the scissor lift and proceeded to ram the wall at an angle, folding the metal studs in half and crushing the sheetrock. He then backed up and fixed the other side, making wayyyyyyyyyy more room than was needed. As we were driving by they came back from break yelling and everything, he calmly told them that we weren't kidding, and they would be wise to wait to fix it because the lift would have to come out. They learned. Now i know not all are like that, and i get along perfectly fine with them. Trade jurisdictions exist so trained and qualified people do a job, leaving work alone that requires someone different who had a different skill set. At times trades overlap a bit, so some of that is bound to happen. But when a guy attempts to do all sorts of stuff that clearly isn't his work he is fucking someone over for his attempted gain, and i can't respect or abide that. Edit: sorry Rich that's a bad day!!!!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Sorry Rich. Good luck.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Paragraphs!!!
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  • Frankie's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Frankie replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    Yah , kinetic is for production ... knotty pcs get tossed aside as they WILL stop the rack ... I’ve had 250+lb oak 24” rounds (crane assisted) and shell go thru ... trick is to use the machine like you would swing a maul ... you wouldn’t try to hit dead center rather off to the side... once the “pressure” is released it’s off to The races! 6-20” is the sweet-spot for these machines , unfortunately I don’t have a 500i or I wood just dice em up lol
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Had a not so good week so far. It’s pretty much over though since they’re calling for rain starting tonight and ending sometime next week. Monday we got a late start due to the office being unorganized and then the fuel pump on my bucket truck decided to short out at random times. Tuesday had two of us climbing hazard trees and the other climber got an uncomfortable feeling and couldn’t climb. Wednesday started with arguing that a skid loader would be useless because it wouldn’t fit and in the morning circus routine I missed my walk around and didn’t lock my toolboxes. An hour and a half later we get all the cars moved, plywood laid out, and trucks in position when I notice the box latches looked funny. Biggest fear happened. I lost my gear bag with my personal climbing gear on the way to the job. Puked a few times and called the boss and local PD’s. Every tree company I know as well is keeping an eye out for it. I’m still quite upset. Mad at myself for losing track of my daily routine and mad at my boss for making things so chaotic trying to get us on the road so fast. He asked for a detailed list so sounds like he’s replacing 3k worth of stuff. Still not happy about it. Today was going well. Had my mini on site and we broke into two groups. Gave very detailed instructions for which areas needed plywood and marked them out. On my sixth and final tree for the day, and almost completed, I realized they had brought anything out in a while. Finished up and found one holding the mini upright and the other trying to get the skid loader to it. No f-ing plywood to be seen. At least they shut it off. Had one grab a rigging line and block to upright it and another get plywood. After stabilizing it and letting it sit for a half hour I put it up on the drive and just left with the keys. Not a good week at all. I’m actually hoping for rain. I’ll just have to pick up equipment and be done for the week. On a good note though, my wife seems pretty set on making my days end on a positive note, so I’m signing out for the evening. Good night all. Thanks for letting me rant a bit.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Oh, shit. Here we was trying to have a little fun.....
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  • Fiddler's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Fiddler replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    With the current border situation be happy if you can get the part...
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    I checked other videos I had seen before, and they are about the same, they are just a lot slower than I remember, but then my 35 ton hydraulic is faster than I remember (I hadn't used it in a couple years until now). I used to think I'd want a KE splitter for its speed in small wood, but not any more. I did witness a first in 15 years of using the 35 ton Hydraulic: it stopped in oak. It was kind of exciting, it just kept going slower until a snail could outrun it, then I looked really close to see if it would stop. It finally did, but I kept the pressure on for another 5 seconds, and nothing. I had to back it out and oil the wedge to finish that split. I think it was all the right circumstances coming together including friction where I imagine the majority of the force goes.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Nearest Ford man is in Bristol. Have your part in a couple of weeks.
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  • Mellow's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Mellow replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The turbo went out on my 2016 F-550 chip truck this morning on the way to a job. Again! First time was at 7,000 miles. Now it has 20,000. I limped it back to the shop at 15 miles per hour to unhook the Nifty Lift trailer and unload the Avant, then had it towed to the dealership. Still under warranty but they won't have the parts until Monday or Tuesday. WTH! Amazon can deliver stuff to me overnight, why does it take 5 days for the dealer to get a part?
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  • Frankie's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Frankie replied to a thread Stihl 500i in Chainsaws!
    haha �� you mean THIS splitter ? .... https://youtu.be/_zIJRozvSj8.... with 3 men and machine never thirsting for wood we’ve banged out 7 face in an hour (of straight clean 12-18” ash...) WITH a 15 minute Union-break ; now very few men can keep that pace up all day so take with a grain of salt ...
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  • Stumpshot's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    There's a new, unused Mac 700 on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ChaInsaw-MCCULLOCH-PRO-MAC-700-PROFESSIONAL-20-Chain-Saw-NEVER-USED-BRAND-NEW/263939682495
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