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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    5 Minutes Ago
    Oh right, thanks.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    8 Minutes Ago
    My chip truck does tip/ dump (11' bed), and its 25'+ long with the winch, and full width (8' ish, at 9' off the ground). My flatbed doesn't dump (under 20' long, 5' wide at 9.5' tall, has ladder and ramp space outside the box that will accomodate my 10' and 16' orchard ladder, or one ladder and two-10' ramps). I have an enclosed cedar-sided box to catch/ transport chips, mostly milled from a cedar I took down. I work in a lot of tight places. A, long heavy truck with dual wheels would be rough on people's narrow, steep waterfront asphalt driveways (where there is plenty of room to 3-point turn cars around, and delivery trucks without trailers, just ask the homeowners, "roll eyes emoji"). I try have to work to not break off/ crumble the edges of driveways in my SRW pick-up, as it is, as slopes often erode under driveways on slopes, making driveways want to squish down on the edge. My Service Body is under 20' long (regular cab, 9' service body). My pick-up is about 23' and automatic transmission (full size 4 door, 8' bed) and its hassle to turn around. And some of my jobs are in wide open spaces or roomy locales.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    19 Minutes Ago
    So Sean if I understand correctly, your chip truck doesn’t tip? (dump as you say)
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    20 Minutes Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Move Over, Axemen!!! in MBTV
    I thought that mostly those guys did well. The groundie locked off two log chunks, banging the climber a bit in the double-climber video. I wonder if we are seeing different videos from the same link. Did it start with the double-springboard, into the seemingly German double-climber (beech?) take down behind the wall. Seemed like they had a plan. I would have done it differently, but so would everyone have done it differently. The sequioa had a lot of people involved for a vertical spar once you start dragging ropes up the tree and have to get them out from under the log without the machine damaging them and etc, etc. Need a Lot of pull with a heavy, back-leaning log with hinge to bend, with a terrible line-angle. Looked like about 70 degrees on the one.
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  • Raj's Avatar
    42 Minutes Ago
    Raj replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Doing some work on my old 18" drum sander, making it work a bit smoother, hope to whip off some projects quicker. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JVs_BKXGsE8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    52 Minutes Ago
    Fi, I'll try to get some "Chip-Tarp Lasagna" today. It takes a minute to set up per layer, but saves a lot of off-loading, using gravity, and cutting friction. My chip truck is mostly for logs these days, and I often drive my service body with box to haul the mini-loader around, sometimes chipping on-site, or into the box and unloading onsite, otherwise at home or a friends. Its the wet season, and I can manage my service body into much tighter places than my chip truck, its easier to drive, and is kid-compatible (the chip truck is to loud/ bumpy/ stinky for a 6 Y.O.---I have an exhaust leak at the maniifold, so Its a bit stinking waiting at a light, in the mind of a 6 y.o) Hydraulic would be great, but I would probably lose 500-1000 pounds truck capacity to the dump bed and hoist, plus I simply don't have a dump in that F450. Chip-Tarp Lasagna makes unloading as fast as you decide by how many layers you build. If I'm going to be doing a big removal, or have a place to get the chip truck in and out, I'll definitely go for hydraulic dumping, but the size is a hassle in my market, at times. Like the "Magic Cut", great for some situations, and the traditional approach is always available. When you are unloading chips by hand, you have time to think of ways to make it faster and easier. When its faster and easier, you have less time to think, you just get it done. Fi, what is your weight capacity for chips in that truck?
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    P.S. I'm not as young as my chipper. I'm 45 y.o., its 43 and hungry. I'm not nearly so hungry as when I started out. Now I eat what's served, barring another reception, knowing more food will be served. The chipper (KiKi, so dainty, the daughter of the previous owner) is a F-ing Glutton, addicted to wood. Gotta go chunk down that spar today. The homeowner had therapy sessions all week at her home-office. I need to get some Finnish Sauna pics for inspiration.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Its funny to think how that background music sounds nothing like a big diesel throttling up. Drama has to be built, as you've done. I'd like to see an Ax-men style spoof video.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    You get the snot slapped out of you with a Chuck and watch if it gets eaten by the eating machine. You don't get the snot slapped out of your if you Chuck and DUCK, Throw and GO. "Use the big steel shield!" The side of the feed tray. If you are on the other side of the big, steel shield, stuff doesn't hit you. Throw and go, sometimes going back for another throw. I'd like a 9" Bandit, but I think it would eat at about 1/3 the rate, and cost a lot more. It would be lighter and go places I can't push/ pull my 4400 pound 7'4" wide chipper. I almost always wear a face shield or screen, with my glasses, when doing tree work. To not wear one while feeding any chipper seems unnecessarily dangerous. There are pluses and minuses to everything. Any reliable chipper 6"+ is better than no chipper. You're not married to it for life. I never intended to keep my chipper this long, but I know that I want to keep it even when I buy a second one. Its still HUNGRY. Its great to buy what you want in the end. Sometimes you need stepping stones. Look into a grapple-truck greenwaste service. What is your budget and tow vehicle capacity (weight and chips)? How much do you chip onsite, not hauling?
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Cool. I'd suggest changing it for steel. That entire tree will lever on that top bolt. I know its steel, and all, but the wind plus leverage is considerable. If it had trunk strength to hold it, it would be a different situation, but I'd still go with steel. I'd stay within the industry standard on that one. Rigguy had a recall. Wedgegrips are fast and easy.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    How so?
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  • No_Bivy's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    its super burly......I think its even for 404 chain. make an offer... looks like 140 each. https://www.amazon.com/OREGON-24548-SI-Breaker-Bar-Nose-Driver/dp/B0002ZY1VW/ref=asc_df_B0002ZY1VW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167152178309&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6213501423830899821&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010331&hvtargid=pla-306819250745&psc=1
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Don't be a potty pooper!
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  • Wood Collector's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    If you need a higher rating and can only get the 4ton you can feed one inside the other to make it 8t rated from when I talked with a supplier of cobra. I quite like the cobra system as it is quite easy to install.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Good stuff, great team work, looks like you’re going to up productivity a lot. Crane work generally doesn’t make videos as engaging as a rigging/roping scenario though.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Quote from FB "I'm self-employed, if you hear me talking to myself, I'm having a staff meeting." :lol:
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