• lumberjack's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Yeah, not much of any penetration in that weld, if I'm looking at it correctly. Is the machine under warranty? I assume not given the previous repair work done at your shop.
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    10-05-2018
    Granted I've never looked, but I've never seen/sent parts out for magnet replacement only, only complete flywheels. Less to screw up replacing the flywheel vs trying to time the magnets and such.
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    10-04-2018
    Most likely you replace the flywheel vs gluing magnets back on.
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    08-14-2018
    The leads (wire) are a long term consumable, not a big deal to change them out. I'd clean it up, stretch out the leads (or tape) them so they don't short and give it a test. If it checks out, spend the money on new leads and you're off to the races!
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    08-05-2018
    Stick is versatile, although I much more commonly use MIG for shop work. Normally I use solid wire, although dual shield (shielding gas plus flux core) can increase penetration, deposition rates, contamination tolerance, and less likely for the shielding gas to be blown away. Flux core that comes with the 120v machines isn’t horrible, but usually the skill/experience of the operator is severly lacking and they expect way more than they’re (both the person and machine) capable of. Regarding new technology, durability is an issue, just like anything. My truck requires a computer to diagnose most things but I still like it better than any vehicle before (excluding sentimentality) because it’s far more capable, more comfortable, and more efficient. New machines have better usability, repeatability between users, efficiencies, and capabilities. In the context of tree guys working from their house, a lot of that could be wasted vs the purchase price, although the lighter weight of inverter machines as well as the voltage range and compensation could be welcomed factors (portability). My current mig (for the last decade or so) is a transformer based machine. If/when I replace it (or more likely just upgrade) it will be to a new machine, like the Millermatic 252 or 350P. (Currently Millermatic 185)
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    07-09-2018
    Experience? :lol:
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    07-09-2018
    Excavator, skid steer with a root grapple, or stump grinder would be my vote.
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    06-24-2018
    lumberjack replied to a thread Multimeters ??? in Gear Forum
    What are you going to be using it for?
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    05-09-2018
    Same problem with per load, a tree next to the street is far different than that technical tree in the back of the back yard covered in dog crap. Hourly rate plus disposal expense could be the easiest route. Do ya'll do a percentage on stump grinding? I doubt it.
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    05-09-2018
    Here's the dump angle of my hook lift, 53*.
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    05-09-2018
    A flat percentage doesn't make sense. A tree in a tight area vs a job felling trees in a open area shifts the quantity of work either way. Hourly, day rate, etc might be another way to look at pricing the work.
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    05-06-2018
    lumberjack replied to a thread Paypal in Business Management
    A Cash Transaction Record (Commonly called CTR) is filed for any cash transaction $10k or more. It’s not a big deal in general.
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    05-05-2018
    lumberjack replied to a thread Flat screen TVs. in Odds and Ends
    We watch everything streaming via services like Netflix, Vudu, Hulu (currently canceled), HBO Now, etc. I have a couple hundred movies on Vudu where I own a digital copy of the movie but not a physical. I greatly prefer digital over the past 6 years.
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    05-05-2018
    lumberjack replied to a thread Flat screen TVs. in Odds and Ends
    Need would be a tough thing to justify, but basically I have as much screen space as 16 22" (1080) monitors with that setup. I traded a lot last year, February wasn't fun so I took a break from trading to build the hook lift truck and get the tree company going again. I'll get back to trading soonish. We watch TV in bed on the top left TV. All 4 are mounted on adjustable arms so they can stow flat against the wall as well as move to where they're wanted. The computer runs all 4 at 4k. The bottom left was my main screen, bottom right was my chatroom/browsing screen, and the top two were for more information. Not needed, but I am the king of overkill, usually.
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    05-05-2018
    lumberjack replied to a thread Flat screen TVs. in Odds and Ends
    4g or 4K? I have some 4K.
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    05-04-2018
    lumberjack replied to a thread Flat screen TVs. in Odds and Ends
    We have a 40" 1k Vizio in the living room we bought for our apartment 6 years ago. In our bedroom/my office/desktop computer I have 43" 4k TVs which I linked below. I picked them based largely on www.rtings.com information, TVs for use as a computer monitors. The Hulu reference is an app for smart TVs that can access Hulu natively. My The 4ks have Netflix and Youtube apps. I have my XBox hooked to one TV for some other apps and an Apple TV (another smart device kinda thing). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071FFFRXM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-02-2018
    I could put it in on a diagonal, although I haven't checked to see how much room would be left. If I did make a cut, I would certainly have to weld a bump on it, but I don't have the equipment to weld aluminum now.
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    05-02-2018
    That's an interesting idea that I hadn't considered! However, I figure I'll order more boxes vs cutting up these box(es). I can put it/them on the flatbed trailer or elsewhere. I'm going to wait until I get the fenders mounted and measure more closely to see what I can get away with size wise.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-02-2018
    Makes sense. I was a bonehead and ordered 2 3’ aluminum boxes for this truck... A 461 with a 20” bar is 37” long.
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    05-02-2018
    The load the hoist can dump decreases the farther back it is mounted. I agree on underbody boxes vs body boxes.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-02-2018
    Having to jerk forward is less than ideal, but it works until it doesn’t. Using a gooseneck ball with a chip body will be interesting, are you sure it’s something you’re going to do? Make sure you have enough dump capacity also. The truck I’m building now has a 53* dump angle, but it’s not specifically a chip truck.
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    05-01-2018
    Listing a price and specs always helps.
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    04-25-2018
    Just after 7pm, fixing to have my first meal of the day. I had a glass of water (~quart) when I got home. Was 1.8lb lighter vs this morning after I drank the water. (Not real weight loss)
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    04-25-2018
    I think so, down 28lb as of this morning.
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    04-25-2018
    I believe it’s anti-inflammatory, Stig. For the past 6 weeks I’ve been doing a low carb diet with non-strict but usually intermittent fasting, basically eating one meal a day, perhaps with a snack before or after.
    103 replies | 3056 view(s)
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    03-15-2018
    Seems like an odd thing to immortalize on YouTube.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    03-08-2018
    Ford and GM teamed up to make a 10 speed automatic for light duty trucks. The F550 still comes with the 6 speed transmission.
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