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    1 Day Ago
    If you really keep your eyes open you can see bristle cone pine stumps both at higher and lower elevations from where they are now. Over the eons the range for these trees has changed as the weather changes. California sure is a wonderous place. Oldest trees, tallest trees, biggest trees in the world. Deserts, rainforests, the list goes on. All within a few days of travel
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Cant seem to find this. Can you post it again? Thx Never mind found it
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    2 Weeks Ago
    You want to pay me (butch) cash for watching religious shows? Humm, no offense butch gotta pass Now if your offer included providing some hot babes (like the moonies did), well i would havta think about it lol
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    4 Weeks Ago
    frans replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    Something or sombody IS ALWAYS responsible. We are human. Just what is your point? Should we be like the bible says jesus was? Be perfect? I dont understand your point. It does not make sense, errrrr unless you are perfect that is. Then i understand. ????
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    4 Weeks Ago
    frans replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    I agree, shouldnt happen more than once
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    4 Weeks Ago
    frans replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    Accidents happen, thats why they are called accidents
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    10-15-2018
    Its really about the height of the load. Load a single wheel up to the cab height and beyond with fire wood or chips...and you get the wobbles. Not so much with duellys The first thing a tree guy does with a high sided dump bed is load it up its just a tree guy thing, its in our genetics lol
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    10-14-2018
    EVERY single person i have met who did this quickly talks about the modifications they had to do to make it work. In my opinion you can have a small chip truck, but you cannot make a small truck into a chip truck. Hauling trees or chips is hard service on a vehicle... Sorry to be a nerd but.... There is an event horizon, or critical tipping point where a smaller truck no matter what the mods, is unable to service the loads.
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    10-14-2018
    Single rear wheel chip trucks can develop the death wobble while driving under load on the hwy...
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    10-11-2018
    frans replied to a thread Paypal in Business Management
    Funny this topic popped up. I just got an email from them asking me to loan 25 bucks to a cause. They said i have the credit to do so, and they only charge 15% interest. ??????
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    10-02-2018
    I think working tree guys have a stiff mandate: why should i buy a saw that will give out on me (batt life) when i know i can refuel my saw for years with gas. Will the battery give out when i need it most? The cost of a battery saw is comparable to a new gas saw which will last for years. Will the battery saw still be there 10 years down the road? It is a tough market. ALL tree guys have a saw or ...many that they hold as a backup. We all know how frustrating it is to pick up a cordless drill and find it dead, or have it fail in the middle of a job. Here on the west coast these concerns make or brake the issue.
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    09-17-2018
    What he said
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    09-14-2018
    We have about a dozen chickens. I cannot help but watch their behavior. When i come into the pen they run around frantically like 'henny penny' in the children's fairytale. I noticed on fbook that some members acted like my chickens when they couldn't log on to the treehouse. Made me laugh
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    09-10-2018
    Soapy water works surprisingly well. There is usually two nests. I am sure that most climbers have rapelled down from a tree only to land right on a nest. (At least in calif.) Fun to watch a climber disconnect from the climbing line, shed gear, and run away. Faster than superman switching clothes in a phone booth!
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    09-04-2018
    Hey a different time in history. Back then the land and resources were endless, folks were lucky to be able to extract a living. Life was hard. Seriously hard. Seankroll, 'environmental impact' , altissimus, ' same with tires', both of you are reflecting an attitude which has no relation to the reality of that time in history. But hey! Lets condemn them without any understanding of history! 'We who ignore history are doomed to repreat it'.
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    09-03-2018
    My experience is that we do not lose the ability, BUT, the recovery takes longer.
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    08-30-2018
    frans replied to a thread Chainsaw carving in Odds and Ends
    I have tried carving a bit here and there. Redwood is nice and soft, hardwoods suck and take forever. Really hard on the hands. Think white fingers
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    08-30-2018
    I wonder how much of the lower central valley cannot grow crops anymore since salt contamination?
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    08-27-2018
    frans replied to a thread My rig less spurs in Gear Forum
    I like those saddles for teaching new climbers. Easy to put on, and gives them a feeling of security
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