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    10-13-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread Hinging in Tree Felling and Rigging
    Except that, since the 200/201 sport ouboard sprockets, the only way to remove the powerhead would be to somehow take the clutch off. But the saw looks so pinned that it would be hard to even get the side cover off. Incredibly bonehead to even think about trying to cut that heavy backleaner in that fashion.
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    10-12-2018
    But was it well hung?
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    09-28-2018
    Shake, rock, and roll!! I'll be in Vancouver by tomorrow afternoon. Conference ends Wed... will prolly head back home. Gonna be super busy shooting pics of all the goings on, including, of course, the TCC. Will call ya when I can!!
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    09-10-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread Just Drop Me Off Here! in The Rec Room
    Here's my shot of what could be the most famous, or most photographed tree in Canada. It's a spruce, and may be 100 years old. I spotted it, a few miles from Port Renfrew, when on my way to visit the San Juan Spruce. which, before it lost close to 100 feet of its top, was the world's number two or three largest Sitka Spruce. A few miles further is the Red Creek Fir, the largest known Douglas-fir. Ya'll have seen Reg's drone video.... my images from that 7/16 trip are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbtree/albums/72157668242028163
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    09-06-2018
    Yes, and.... did you get escorted back to Thurston Cty? :lol:
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    08-25-2018
    Same here. Except for negative rigging, I do as well. Two methods to reduce biner side loading are to use a half hitch prior to the choking clip.. and when clipping the biner, go around the standing part of the line and clip back, creating a small loop. Using both reduces the actual load on the biner by many many times. and the side loading to almost nil. A side bennie of using a sling is that, by employing more than one, the next turn can be rigged while the ground crew is unclipping and sending back the line..and sling. Saves time, fo sho.
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    07-24-2018
    You and me both, Butch.....
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    07-09-2018
    Great, Reg! As I wrote on YT, I've shared the vid, as I did the last one, on my FB page, and will do the same on several FB groups. As well, If you don't have a copy of Robert Van Pelt's now a bit dated book, I'll buy it for you and bring it to ya, or send it.... https://www.amazon.com/Forest-Giants-Pacific-Coast-Robert/dp/0295981407/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531194745&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+van+pelt
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    07-08-2018
    Working load is not the same as tensile strength. A 50 kn biner would be the strongest link in your system....50kn would also be about 10k pounds....which is higher than any aluminum biner that arborists use for climbing (as long as they are triple action)
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    06-10-2018
    Maybe I need a 3120, since I'm rolling in all this dough, moving and not working, and down payment, and moving costs, and... Better'n rollin' in poison oak, rich boy!!:lol::O:P But you're rich in spirit.....!! I've run 42" on a dual port muffler 660.....
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    06-10-2018
    Dirt cheap for those bars.. and .25 per dl is also cheap, as, these days, 100' of chain is up about 50% from its $200-225 per roll days of old. I have little experience with GB bars, but don't recall the orange painted one I had, 36" .050 for an older 660, being anything all that exceptional... soft even?
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    05-29-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread More air in Chainsaws!
    I've seen it done on non air-injected saws, so yes, do it.
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    05-28-2018
    Depends on the weight of the tree being pulled..and its back lean,if any, which can increase the force needed. It would take a good sized tree to overly stress a 1/2" 10k tensile rated line. I use 1/2" often.
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    04-25-2018
    I know, Stig..... which is why I posted my flickr link, that is in my siggy as well.
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    04-25-2018
    To some degree, that's true. First, I'm not doing much tree work these days. Second, by not being a regular here, the few times I have posted a vid or something, people barely notice. And I am posting scads on FB... I'm a member of a boatload of groups--a few are tree rat boards, but I'm not very active there the way I am on photo related boards. It's cool when a photo garners over 500 likes......most from females, even occasionally a hottie.... I shot almost 400 images yesterday, mostly of birds..woke up early...have yet to start editing them. I'm off today to Catrina's to use her good washer/dryer to properly clean my grungy down bag... in Marysville, and then may continue north to again shoot at the Tulip Festival, and hike to Oyster Dome to catch the sunset over Anacortes, the San Juans and Olympics... Then, a new photo friend has invited me along to kayak both directions through Deception Pass --with the current each way. I've never kayaked. I get to use his pedal powered boat.. which would be great for photographing wildlife... but I won't dare bring any cameras, besides a knock-off GoPro.....I do want a boat like that, as I'm sure I could work up to the level of being comfortable bringing a camera with a big birding lens---- everyone who does it says it's not hard to get close to wildlife when in a kayak..... Folks who want to view my images, go to FB and search for Roger Barnett Seattle, or here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbtree/sets/. I haven't had time to post all the good new stuff to flickr, as FB is first.... Here's a teaser. Shot from Mt. Erie an hour before sunrise, overlooking the area south and east of Anacortes https://flic.kr/p/22L7bXd
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    04-24-2018
    Thanks, Gary. Here's some video... Mostly of Patrick aloft, some clips of the geezer....As usual, watch in HD, on youtube, in full screen. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BtBLaVxvbCI" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    04-23-2018
    Butch, we had removed four firs on two different jobs. (The jobs were in early March. We grossed 4600 board feet, less than I thought, but were dinged for nails on the three largest logs. Lost $1100, but still got $1906 after trucking, as Douglas-fir is paying better than it has for years. Peak price was $880 per mbf. I knew there might be problems with two logs, should have cut two feet off, which might have eliminated the metal... I didn't see the stain on the third log. Second log was already on the truck when I saw the stain. At least they paid $380 for the almost 2000 board feet as firewood, but it would have been $1500 or so otherwise. Even so, Patrick had bid the jobs well. We each made good $.... My right wrist is bothersome, dunno if anything can be done (stem cell therapy?) and I have a big toe that hurts a bit. but my knees, hips and back are in dang good shape for an old feller.... I could still be climbing every day, but don't need or want to. I'll be 70 in 14 months and will then take my full SS bennies, which will be more than I need to live on per month. Might keep the business going, or have a young fella I have in mind take the main reins....
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    04-23-2018
    Here's two that Patrick took with my camera.
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    04-23-2018
    Sorry for not being around here much for quite some time, but I am still at it, though I'm doing more goofing off or photography than tree work these days. This is my 43rd year in the trees, however, and I can still bring it, apparently.... Here's a couple shots by an innovative co-worker on a job of Patrick's (Westside Tree Care) He framed me and the tree with the hollow center of an old snag that we had dropped. The spikes that can be seen are the fibers of the branches, which get grown over as the tree puts on new wood. This image is of me from yesterday. It was as high as I could get in 10 seconds after pressing the shutter (on 10 second delay) The tree is one of several venerable big leaf maples at Fairholm, on the far west end of Lake Crescent in the Olympics. I'll post more later. We had just seen the world's largest grand fir. Here's its specs, as last measured by Robert Van Pelt in 2013 (allegedly) Grand Fir Abies grandis 1994 260" circumference 227' tall 47' crown spread 499 AFA points Robert Van Pelt Clallum 2013 Olympic NP, Barnes Crk at US 101, Barnes Creek Survivor 2,370 cu ft
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    03-31-2018
    Easy to fix... but really... are they leyland cypress? groan....
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    03-16-2018
    rbtree replied to a thread CHIPDROP.INC in Business Management
    Yes, kemo sabe. I have had several chip drops where the requesting party paid $80, which added $60 to my account. I have a $180 positive balance at the moment.
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    11-28-2017
    I agree with MB, Sean. Fall em... might have no damage, but, if so, it would be minor and easily patched. Some crash pads good, too. Tires work well.
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    09-30-2017
    Chris, here you go, rotated and enhanced...Great job, well thought out and executed, by the way.
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    09-09-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread bad pick in Climbing Forum
    I agree 100%
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    09-08-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread bad pick in Climbing Forum
    Look again, Sean. The sling broke just before the butt reached the position where it could have struck it. The shock of the load endo-ing is likely what caused the sling to fail. Or it was getting worn out from the earlier picks..or rated too low. What is amazing is that they had somehow managed to get the other picks made without accidents, presumably. Seems like that mobile lift could have been extended higher, to allow for a proper placement above the center of mass.
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    08-29-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    Not quite. The 390 is built on the same chassis as the 385. It is far lighter than the 395.... and, woods ported, will spank a stock or dual port 660, and save 2 lb in weight..
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