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    09-10-2018
    Ah...thought you meant you had to unload manually at the woodyard. I've heard of that in the olden days.
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    09-09-2018
    Unloading? Never heard of that! They unloaded it for you at the woodyard here.
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    09-09-2018
    They closed the 5' pulpwood yards around here years ago. I used to have several guys I could call who would come get any kind of wood but hickory (not sure why but the pulp yard would not take hickory). My first pulpwood truck had a rear loader. The second had a split rack with the loader between the two racks, roughly 60/40 split. My last "log" truck had an actual Big Stick loader with a log heel. Cadillac....hydraulic boom!
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    09-09-2018
    I had one that looked a lot like that, Butch. Once you mastered it, it was rather efficient. My last one had a collar that turned the boom for you. Really helped when working alone.
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    09-09-2018
    Not sure how it would fit our needs, but I once contemplated an I-beam/trolley mounted in the roof center of my chip bed, to use somewhat like a septic tank truck. Chain hoist or small winch to do the lifting.
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    08-26-2018
    That's an AR-style stock isn't it, Justin? The Tac with arm brace is just that...not technically a stock...not adjustable for length. You can actually strap it to your arm. It will function as a stock, though a bit short.
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    08-26-2018
    https://www.remington.com/other-products/model-870-tac-14 -and- https://www.ffl123.com/no-nonsense-non-nfa-14-inch-scatterguns/
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    08-26-2018
    It's "other"....with the bird's head grip, as opposed to the conventional pistol grip, the length with the 14" barrel is over 26", flowing it to get past the restrictions of the overpaid, underworked folks who think up the stupidity.
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    08-26-2018
    What length barrel? With the 14" barrel, the Tac-14 handles nicely.
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    08-26-2018
    It’s a Remington Tac-14 with arm brace. https://www.remington.com/other-products/model-870-tac-14-arm-brace
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    08-25-2018
    Another stray found its way to my stable last week....I had my son-in-law stipple the forearm for a good grip.
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    08-25-2018
    Kenny's posts sound like Spock.....all knowledge...no emotion....
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    08-03-2018
    So THAT'S why you're weird, Murph!
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    07-14-2018
    Don't waste your time or money, Jim. They are pathetic excuses for firearms. I offer $25 each for them sight unseen, just to relieve folks of the burden of disposal...
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    07-14-2018
    In my opinion, the Ruger Single-Six/Nine are hard to beat for the money. That said, they are the old, Western-style single-action, so are slow to load/reload. A double-action revolver is quicker to load/reload, if that is an issue. Are you fully set on a revolver? There are a number of nice .22 pistols on the market today, some rather cheap compared to revolvers. I have a Ruger SR-22 that is compact enough to stick in a pocket.
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    06-22-2018
    I use ropes and wedges together in big/leaning trees. After tensioning the line, I notch and start back cut. Once there is sufficient room (not to hit wedge with chain), I drive a wedge in reasonably tight, add tension, then continue the backcut. The wedge is a sure sign whether or not the tree is moving. I've cut big trees before where there was a lot of tension on the line, and there was not enough movement in the tree you could detect it by eye, but that loose wedge told me it was moving.
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    04-19-2018
    A large washer floating on the line right behind the prusik will help prevent that, plus, the flat surface of the water gives a more efficient advance of the prusik.
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    04-16-2018
    treesmith replied to a thread Gecko feedback in Climbing Forum
    Thanks everyone. I'll look a little closer at them. I think 7-1/2 hours is the longest I've been in the hooks at one run (not standing in them the whole time, mind you, but up the tree). Four to five hours is rather common. I've often wondered if the Geckos would make it more bearable.
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    04-16-2018
    I?ve been climbing on Buckingham steel hooks for over 32 years now. About to get them paid for, so I thought I?d look into something lighter. Who all has tried the Gecko Ultra Lights, and what are your thoughts? They?re pricey for sure. I have my original set of Bucks (the ones with the lower strap the wraps around the shank, and a newer pair with the split ring lower strap. Two other sets of Buckinghams with replaceable hooks, and one pair of Buckingham Titaniums. Also have a pair of Klein aluminum climbers. They?re all about the same, but I?ve read some rave reviews on the Geckos. So....do you like ?em, love ?em, hate ?em....?
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    03-18-2018
    I picked up a new AR yesterday to show my support for all the gun control idiocy.....it will be well-controlled....
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    03-15-2018
    You'll look forward to 80' ascents once you get the Wraptor!
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    03-06-2018
    treesmith replied to a thread New stump wheel in Gear Forum
    I've decided on the Greenteeth Quadwheel. Now to save up the money to pay for it!
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    02-26-2018
    treesmith replied to a thread New stump wheel in Gear Forum
    I did that on the stock wheel on my old machine prior to the Greenwheel. Lost a (Greenteeth) pocket while grinding, so had to take the opposite off to balance. Wound up taking off three more sets, so I was running twelve teeth instead of twenty. I guess my gripe with the Razor wheel is cost of teeth compared to Greenteeth. (As well as ease of replacement).
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    02-25-2018
    treesmith started a thread New stump wheel in Gear Forum
    I bought a new (demo) grinder last year...2016 Carlton 5014, Kubota 44-HP diesel, blade, remote, Razor wheel, etc. Love the machine....like the wheel...hate the tooth cost. Thirty-six teeth @ $15 each is a pill to swallow. I had switched my old grinder to a Greenwheel about ten months before taking the plunge for a new grinder, and it really sped up the grinding. For the new grinder, I'm looking at a Greenteeth Quadwheel, or possibly an Alpine Rhino wheel. Anyone here have any experience with the two? The Quad has 12 teeth total, at $10 each, with each capable of one rotation, yielding (hypothetically), 24 teeth (essentially two sets) for $120. I haven't been able to find pricing on the Rhino wheel online. Seems you have to call or submit a request to get a price.
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    02-25-2018
    I always do one strand one way, two the other way. Makes a neater eye.
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    02-02-2018
    Who does the actual "tracking"? Is it a function you can access with a smartphone, or does the company track for you? If I knew something stolen from me was on someone's property, a warrant wouldn't be high on my list of priorities.
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    01-17-2018
    I haven't dumped my 1-ton since the last load of shingles I dumped in 2011, but I think mine has a similar setup. IIRC, the black knob is the valve control, and is sleeved, like a lawn mower throttle cable. Mine got real stiff due to rust once (under the truck). I think spraying the offending area with a liberal amount of WD40 helped. If that is the case with yours, the seizure may be restricting the valve lever travel. In other words, you perceive it having a hard time, when the issue is the valve is only partially open. May be totally irrelevant to your situation. Just thought I'd mention it. (Straightening any errant kinks in the cable will make it operate smoother as well.)
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    01-16-2018
    treesmith replied to a thread Good Morning! in Odds and Ends
    Snowing here. My wife and I are recuperating from the flu. I'm nearly back to normal. Enjoying the wood stove and keeping an eye on the greenfield. I fully expect to see some deer any minute now. I dread having to dress one in this cold, but if the right buck steps out, I'll deal with it somehow....
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    01-16-2018
    Call it error if you will, but I know my mother's bill was settled for less than 10%. (And I've heard other similar stories, though I can't testify to their validity) I found this.......http://truecostofhealthcare.org/hospitalization/.....which reflects similar figures. In that pie graph, it shows a 70.1% slice....."HOSPITAL MARKUP, LATER DISCOUNTED FOR INSURERS"..... Now I wonder how far that would fly in the private sector. I go price a job at $19,275, then add that if they have insurance, it will magically drop to less than $2k. No insurance? YIPPEE for me! You get to pay the full price, SUCKA! Somehow that is reminiscent of price-gouging....
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    01-15-2018
    Alabama started in 2013 requiring liability auto insurance. If you had a wreck prior to that, you'd be in trouble for not having it, but no law was enforced requiring you to have it. Of course, the insurance companies were behind the push for making it mandatory. In my opinion, a far better solution would be to drop "liability" insurance from vehicles entirely, and place it where it belongs...on the DRIVER. For example, my wife and I should be able to walk into our insurance office, lay our driver licenses on the agent's desk, and say "WE" need liability insurance on US. And I have a 2015 F250 and a 2015 Honda Accord, for which I'd like to purchase optional collision insurance for. Problem solved. Wouldn't matter which of my vehicles I was driving, or if I were driving my cousin's neighbor's father's truck, I would have liability insurance. But no....the companies saw past that. They know that many people have multiple vehicles, and they can only drive one at at time, so they want to charge for ALL of them, thereby netting a much larger profit at a much lower risk. I look at health insurance the same way. They saw the only way to get ahead was to "require" those who don't use doctors to carry the insurance anyway, thereby offsetting the cost of those who worship doctors. I know folks who have it who run to the doctor every month or so. If I had it, I'd still avoid doctors like the plague. Therefore, I would be all profit and no loss to them...which is why I opt to not have it. At some point in the future I may decide it's worth it to me to get it, but that point has not arrived yet.
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