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    1 Hour Ago
    I'm still getting plenty of other work at both properties...I don't need it all!
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    1 Hour Ago
    I just passed on two jobs to a pro outfit with 9 (young) guys and all the contacts for big machinery, one was a severely rot compromised large oak, with two bits fallen off already and sensitive landscape below, the other is a macrocarpa windrow prune over graves...I reckon part of getting older is knowing when to say, yeah...nah, someone else can have this job...as well as having the right people in mind to do it properly. Got plenty of work already, I don't need scary shit too!
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    9 Hours Ago
    Would have rode it down, how absolutely f'ing ridiculous.
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    9 Hours Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    My little chipper has variable speed on the feed rollers as well as auto feed. It's a good little unit
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    1 Day Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Yes, the looking back helps, as long as you can recognize continual improvement...it helps on those down days. Three years on (time flies) I am hanging my full weight on that side and doing big reaches, there was a time I thought I'd never get there!
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    1 Day Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    So, I ran it today, tried the stick on the motor...nada, just a lot of vibration. Not sure how you would ever hear anything over the ambient noise! It ran for about 15-20 mins before it got hot, and every hydraulic thingy was hot, but not the hoses...everything nice and clean. Next is an email to the manufacturer, see what they say. Surprised to hear how tiny your gaps are...the manual I do have says the thickness of a hacksaw blade...about 2mm. Made some nice chip.
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    1 Day Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Great pictures of the owls! Hey wood collector, be interested to follow how your dip arb is going, I was looking into that myself a couple yrs ago, but didn't proceed. Still on the maybe list though... Another field fix, I couldn't find the foot strap for my SAKA mini today...cut a bit of throwline and tied a loop to my boot laces, worked a treat. I'm going to reeve it more thouroghly right through the eylets, make it permanent.
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    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    That's one of the first things I check...basic chipper maintenance, anvil is fine.
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    2 Days Ago
    Yes he did, I'll give him that. But that about all :(
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    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Slowly, slowly, each week a bit better than the last :)
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    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Mm, my gap looks a wee bit wide now tbh, just flipped the knives, I could snug up the anvil a scootch. HA! I'm not the only one who sometimes has to feed a tree backwards...yesss!
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    2 Days Ago
    So, that guy climbed the tree to cut the face way up high, then put the majority of his back cut in...while still tied in to the tree!!! Then finished his back cut from the ground holding a big ass saw way over his head? No helmets no ear protection no saw pants, rope tied off to the back of...the station wagon....yeah, real pros, yup right there
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Yeah that's fine, always lots to learn Hand sharpened means touching up the edge with a flat file to get rid of small burrs, and put that nice final sharpness back not quite shop sharp but close especially when it has a few dings in it.
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    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    The anvil itself is fine, the gap is about 2-3 mm. The one wierd thing about the gap is whenI rotate the flywheel to measure each knife gap to set the anvil, one has a slightly wider gap than the other, so I have to set it to the knife that comes closest. It's never liked chipping euc...we even hand sharpened the knives twice that day, the edges have small dings but nothing hugely significant. It doesn't happen with any other trees
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    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Thanks...chipper maintenance tomorrow. Mick, for some reason feeding leafy tops of eucalypt through the chipper the 'normal' way, butt first almost always ends up with a badly clogged space between the feed roller and the anvil masses of leaves stuffed in the gap, and small stringy wet stems going round and round the roller . Feeding them leaves first one at a time...the ever thickening twigs and then branches clears the leaves through the gap and all is well...it works. Trial and error. PS I bought the chipper with 1108 hrs on it, its now...1226.
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    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Fantastic, all really good information thanks everyone. I will make a list of the suggestions and tick them off bit by bit to at least eliminate anything obvious. We had a good sized job yesterday, chipping eucalypt...(which by the way goes through the chipper waaaayyyyy better feeding it leaves first, not butt first)...yes the feed roller hydro motor was hot, but so was the main bearing motor...and the oil tank was HOT. What gives us pause that it might not be anything drastic is that there is no evidence of any major leak, Bob said that he would be concerned that overly hot oil would start to affect the seals, the only hose connections that show any oil residue are the feed wheel hoses, down below where they disappear into the chassis. I have put a white rag underneath overnight from time to time to see if anything drips, and nothing. But, best to do some diagnosis/maintenance, you've given me several things to check, thanks :) As for noise...the manufacturer said to just shut it off at about 2000rpm....its a direct drive so when you do that it goes 'wah wah wah wah waaaaaahhhhhh....ahhhhh, ahh, ahh wooo, woooooooooooo, rmmmmmmm, mmmmm, mmm mm m. you know what I mean :lol:
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    OMG...what it that...thing...sticking out the back of a perfectly good saw. Take it on one of my jobs and it would last 5 minutes, either I would tear it off for getting in my way or a tree would reach out, grab it and chuck it in your face. Sorry though, if you are into racing saws, then go for your life, have a ball, race to the last ounce of fuel...! :)
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    All greasy greased, no out of the ordinary noises...Chipstar 150MX, Australian made. (2002)
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy started a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    I know its not a chainsaw, but still machinery... We have been running the chipper quite a bit lately, for a good few hrs at a time. Yesterday at shut down after about 2 hrs, Bob realized the hydraulic motor/bearing' on the feed roller was hot, like almost too hot to touch, all the other bearings were warm, but not too much, about what you would expect for running it continuously for a couple hrs. The fluid is topped up, filters got changed last year...no obvious leaks, just a bit of oily moisture around the fitting where the hoses head under the chassis towards the oil tank... Any suggestions? Is running it that long at one time too long? My chipper is second hand and the manual I was able to coerce out of the manufacturer is not very detailed.
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    ...waiting...and my stock 462c is still spitting out the chips, no tweaking necessary.
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    1 Week Ago
    You have to beware of scammers...they start with the 'is it still for sale', then move on to 'it is a surprise gift for ... can you tell me it will meet my expectations' to 'I will take it at full price, just send me your bank details for a transfer'...then 'I can't come a see it/collect it because I have just been posted out of the country' or' I have a very busy job and I can't get away, I will send an agent'.... Yeah, look out for them!
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    1 Week Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    Soooo....lemme see if I got this right...you 'built' a 462c...a brand new model of Stihl saw...with the intention of using a 20" b/c....I bought one off the shelf ready to go with a 20" b/c, runs like a scalded cat from the get-go, what part of all the time you have spent apparently 'tweaking' this saw am I not understanding?
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Great video, nice to see even the expert taking his time and making sure you get it right, first time, only time.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Saw video thread in Chainsaws!
    Stock 462 is waayyyy better than the 461...and a kilo lighter. I wouldn't look at a 461 now, faster or not, too heavy.
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