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    2 Weeks Ago
    How can you dealer not have/get the most common screw possible? Have them order you one and be done with it. Ffs
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    10-07-2018
    Hard to see detail on phone... Looks like the final bury needs a bit more to be finished...
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    07-06-2018
    Mick, it is probably dealer dependent, but ours is shit. Had to go up the headquarters ladder and raise hell to get anything done. No sense of urgency or demos offered, pretty much blank stares lol. Other than that they are simple, great machines and I’d be hard pressed to buy anything else.
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    07-06-2018
    I’ve got a 990xp with the 130 gas motor. It’s great, 700ish hours now and only a couple issues with the distributor cap and faulty clutch. Bandit can be little fuckers on the service side, so you have to be firm with them . Overall it’s a nasty chipper for the size, we chip 12” material regularly and she goes!
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    06-30-2018
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Motivation in Business Management
    Dealing with the same here. I’ve found delegating everything possible helps a lot. No easy road I think, but you can make it work for you. I’m heavy into the simple approach this year and it makes things much more pleasant whilst doing the grind.
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    03-23-2018
    They’re awesome, get a pair.
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    02-25-2018
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread New stump wheel in Gear Forum
    On my Vermeer252, I do the same. Left 3 sets of teeth/pockets evenly spaced on the wheel, works amazing. Saw it done on a Vermeer “upgrade” ad.
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    02-16-2018
    Yep, still for sale. Great PNW rig.
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    02-15-2018
    Bump. Price dropped to 22k. Cash talks, solid truck!
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    01-07-2018
    Bump! Price dropped to 25k OBO. Excellent truck, ready to rock.
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    12-30-2017
    This is almost 5 Year’s for me now running Simply Arbor. Grew 100% for each year for 3 years and have now leveled off for the most part. Now essentially trying to maximize gross from a 3 or 4 person crew at market labor rate. Paid off a bunch of equipment, acquired newer and more reliable equipment. Goal now is to introduce a better business structure and keep steady. I like having one crew and will keep it that way most likely. Best paid crew in town (very fortunate to have a merry band of badass tree heathens on deck), lots of rigging and climbing goodies and perks like health insurance, vaca, snowboard passes, etc. As another thread mentioned, stress levels through the roof, but now I feel like we have breathing room and can ease off a bit... Taking 5 weeks off to hang with family and prep for another round in 18. Best of luck to all out there, sounds like many are doing well and here’s to continued success and safety.
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    12-13-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    I had one for a year, it was nice. Most wood is hauled by a buddies grapple truck, left with clients or donated to local groups. The remainder just gets loaded into the chip trucks. I figured a flat bed would allow for a bunch of plywood storage and grinder hauling, with room for misc tools, cones, blowers, general tree gear tailings.
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    12-13-2017
    Lol, if only it were so easy! Spread the word, this is a great rig!
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    12-13-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    I just sold my dump trailer... was nice, but took up loads of space. Main goal for now is getting max efficiency with what we’ve got. I would like a commercial space eventually, but that’s 3-5yrs out, atm.
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    12-13-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    Payload on an f250 doesn’t justify addition of a dump, IMO. I already own the truck, so this would just be an upgrade. I’ll either keep as a regular bed or have a flatbed put on. I do not think I’ll get rid of the trailer, but would like to haul primarily on the flatbed. No lift on the truck, 33 tires. I feel like with such a large surface and short sides, that useful hauling space would also be a benefit.
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    12-12-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    Truck is ample to handle weight. It’s the tiny Vermeer trl, but takes up 9+’ of space. Good little trailer, just hoping to minimize. Figured I may need 9 or 10’ ramps... its 2wd, Vermeer 252 with 35hp. We used to haul it in my dump trailer, which was nice and 28” old height.i think load height in a flatbed is 43”.
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    12-12-2017
    SimplyArbor started a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    I?m running out of room, we run our business out of our house. I?d like to eliminate my stump grinder trailer to make room for a bigger truck. 3 full size trucks and chipper fit down the side of my house perfect.Trying to bounce pros and cons of adding a flatbed 84?x102? on an f250 7.3. Any dangers hauling a stump grinder on the flatbed? Potential negatives? Advice? I like the space saving aspect and easier maneuverability potential. Unsure if it will be an efficient system or more hassles.
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    12-11-2017
    1999 Ford F-450 Automatic 86,xxx miles 4x4 V-10 gas Southco 10.5 ft body Through box storage New paint, spark plugs, wires, brakes, rotors, tires, tranny rebuilt less than 500 miles ago. $27k OBO Call or text with further questions or offers. 8zero8.224.95two9 We purchased to finish some contracts before winter and now are upgrading to an F-750. Truck is in excellent condition. No problems. Would keep as a backup, but got death eyes from wife.
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    11-28-2017
    Sean, to clarify, I thought you said $400 for grapple and 5 loads (assuming you meant for wood hauling) ... I factored 2k for that. No real market here, so I rarely mess with logs. Usually more hassle than it’s worth. If a mill wants em and I coordinate, I’d take 50%. I base my bids purely off hourly labor, that’s a cost I can calculate and make sure I earn money. I see $750-1250 in labor, couple hundo in fuel and a couple days using machinery and dumping Trees :)
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    11-28-2017
    I?d put about $9500 on it. 2g for loader, 3 days @ $2000/day with 3 man crew and 16hrs stump grinding.
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Grew up in Hawaii (oahu). College Degree in Forestry. ISA Certified Arborist.
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