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    11 Hours Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    Ha. I missed that when said the first time, glad you restated it, funny as heck. Responsibility..........the ability to respond.
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    11 Hours Ago
    I access the site most of the time on my phone. So, I'm being discriminated against???? :)
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    6 Days Ago
    :)
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    1 Week Ago
    Nice to be replaced by Dexters.
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    1 Week Ago
    Ahh...it sounded like a good idea at first. I have a 1990 F350 single that has made a lot of money. I continue to use it often even though I just bought a new Ram 5500. I would like to always have a 350 single in my market - beefed up dump insert here. About 6 yard chip capacity.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Wespur suggests a harder lay three strand that works very well with it, Arbor Master? It just slips till load is below slipping point. Only time I had it happen I was sliding big block cuts off a stem with no friction relief. It slipped a few inches of rope through system to relieve pressure.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Elsewhere I read that ARB was an additional code and RIG. Didn't seem to give appropriate discount for me last night. Will try again tonight.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Cool but at $1000 for a saw, charger and two batts most wouldn't do it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    :)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Local Arborist Events Climbing Gear Rigging Gear New Items You've received one of three coupon codes which were randomly distributed to our mailing list. Your 3-digit coupon code - BAG - will get you 12% off anything in the Gear Storage and Rigging categories of our site. If you want a bigger discount, share with your friends or connect with other arborists on social media. Combine your code with someone else's to make a 6-digit code and receive a 16% discount. Find all three codes and use a full 9-digit coupon at checkout for 20% off all* Gear Storage and Rigging! *GRCS and accessories are excluded from the 20% discount level *Metolius products are completely excluded from this promotion • Combined codes can be entered in any order (ex. ABC123XYZ or XYZABC123) • You cannot combine two of the same coupon (ex. ABCABC) • No refunds to increase discount • All coupon codes expire at 11:59pm EST on Saturday, Oct. 13 • Coupons cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts Ohhh, maybe some of this other print is useful too.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    "You've received one of three coupon codes which were randomly distributed to our mailing list. Your 3-digit coupon code - BAG - will get you 12% off anything in the Gear Storage and Rigging categories of our site. If you want a bigger discount, share with your friends or connect with other arborists on social media. Combine your code with someone else's to make a 6-digit code and receive a 16% discount. Find all three codes and use a full 9-digit coupon at checkout for 20% off all* Gear Storage and Rigging!" So, the code I got was "BAG", anyone else get anything else????
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Slips at some point (1500 lb pull?) only trust it so far.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Cheapest price on the 9.4 battery for Husky?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I'm surprised the change caught on so quickly. Seems it might not need to happen again. MRS makes sense because it distinguishes double rope from double rope where both legs are stationary (some people are climbing on that, as I understand it.)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Sena industrial in Gear Forum
    If complexity includes understanding the pairing process and the finicky aspects of same you might like the newer 30K model. It automatically pairs to other units in its vacinity.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Looks like you have to be hearty souls to visit there, who did you have to be to live there? Incredible.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    That's an interesting thought about busting it on the ground....the tree mans version of walking up the mountain to the zen masters hut every day for two years perhaps. Welcome to The Tree House Johnny Hart.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Batt saws are nice for lots of smaller cuts, and frequent reposition and few cuts, rinse repeat. (No starting of the saw each time.) Also nice for cutting close and not breathing fumes all day. But, not so usable in the rain. And you know what Jim says....winter is coming.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Husky just put out a new larger battery a short time ago - $300.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Husky recently put out a larger battery. Seemed a quarter larger in size and it's heavier. Local shop had it at $300. I was in there to buy the battery operated polesaw. It has a lot of torque, I like it. (Gets me working before and after the local time ordanance cut offs.) So now there are three sizes. Mine are all the medium now.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Yes on doubled rope/moving rope system.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Tachyon runs great for me. Accept I switched to a new rope the other day and it crept some. Adjusted it and was frustrated by added friction. Then I read a Rico post about washing a new rope and getting it to no longer creep in a mechanical - yet to try it.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    09-03-2018
    Dan how big of an issue is it for you? How badly do you want a long term solution?
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    09-02-2018
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Do you keep your eye out for eagle metal gas cans? I've come across them at times and passed them off to others as I don't use them anymore. By the way the rubber spout and stopper is available again on ebay.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    08-30-2018
    Yes, very interesting info and perspectives. In Southern California they are pumping so much water out of the ground that not only does it cause the valley floor to sink (30 inches ? since measurements began) but it also causes salt water incursion. (Up to 60 miles in some aquafers and places?)
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    08-26-2018
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread My rig less spurs in Gear Forum
    Ahh, great idea Burnham. I was just about to quit a short test of a double ended lanyard for not being one handed adjustable.
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    08-26-2018
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Great info, thanks.
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Logged for a season after I decided college wasn't for me. Went into tree work as a way to continue doing work I liked but, more on my terms. Tried other businesses when I was in enough back pain and believed the umpteenth Doctor/Chiro./Professional who told me I had to change careers. Got back into tree work when I found I could personaly manage back pain. Pulled D's in high school English.
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