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    1 Hour Ago
    :lol: Love the little dude!!!
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Robert...I remembered it as rotating more....not as much as I thought now that I drug out the video. I remembered the limbs as back over the trailer, 180 to the face cut...most were off to 90 degrees of the face cut. So, we were wanting the hinge to hold long enough to rotate the whole top into the direction of the face cut...fanciful, erroneous thinking. Maybe an oak would have held better...better holding hinge wood. But that pine just popped. My bad call. I should have either climbed higher or to reduce the side load on that top. Go higher, cut smaller...takes more time but not as long as it took us to figure out how to get that top down without skewering the roof. And lots safer.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I agree, Treesmith. There should be plenty for a good hinge. Regards the pull... it was Alex, which is almost as good as a skid steer. I think the top was probably too small to have the hinge do what I wanted it to do. My bad for not reducing the side load first in that situation. My point is that the side load can rotate that top unexpectedly.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    We got the pull line for the top routed through another crotch which helped catch the top when the base et al let loose.... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dtBlZSbPkc" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Amanita verna...the only mushroom name I remember from biology. Death angel.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jonny is saying what my concern is...twisting the top to break the hinge...at least need to make Robert aware of that possibility. It caught me by surprise. I have my video uploading...we'll see if it is pertinent...apropos...relevant....fitting...
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    What Ryan said... I pulled a top once, about a 25-footer which was probably a half of the tree. I had left a long limb out over the trailer on the back side of the hinge in my mind expecting it to just go neatly...Over the Hinge and fall 180 away from the trailer. As the top came over the remaining long limb interjected some Torq and the top rotated and went 90 sideways. Luckily another tree caught the top of the top and the base stayed on the spar. It had the potential to be real bad in a hurry. I got lucky. We were able to get a tag line up over this hung up top and I secured the base to the spar and when we pulled the top out of the supporting tree the whole top that I had cut was now hanging off The Spar. I had rigged so that I could lower it. My original plan to Simply throw the top went bad when that top twisted as it rotated over the top of the spar. I like to remove limbs on the backside of a cut that's got to be pulled over to take that rotational aspect out of it. That basically means climb the tree and lower those limbs out of the way first. I think I have a picture of that Wayward top and I will try to post it later.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Yeah, that's what I get...so I reckon I average about 4 yds with the taper off to the stern...not bad for a little ute. Anybody care to hazerd what a yard of fresh chips might weigh...ballpark?
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    My bed is 8'6"x 6', the sides are about 3, so what's that in cubic yards?'...to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what the weight capacity is, almost 2 ton or thereabouts (am I bad for not knowing)? We've put aftermarket suspension on the rear. Fully loaded to the boards with fresh chips, equipment on top and towing the chipper (1.2 ton), you know its heavy but its all drives fine, tyres don't bulge or anything, and plenty of room to the wheel arches still. All three sides fold down, so off loading the chips manually is not a huge hardship, we thought we would convert it to a tipper, but haven't really seen the need for the added expense over time.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Access results and assess results....both good. Good on one more tx.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    And there is another Jim-line.:D
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    hahaha...a mercenary chicken killer...a new kind of pejorative.:lol:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    You have to remove the threat...you can't be there all the time to watch over him. AT our S. GA farm there are rattlers, moccasins and gators. I don't kill them out in the woods or fields. Anywhere near the house or shops they are eliminated. I don't like the killing but....
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Quote from FB "I'm self-employed, if you hear me talking to myself, I'm having a staff meeting." :lol:
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Yeah, probably would be better, would definitely look better, but having installed the cobra before to keep it from failing totally...it's doing ok. First one, plenty learned for next time. I've been back a few times in some good wind, watched it all and I'm happy with what I see
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    I tightened and left the cobras I had put in earlier...bit overkill now, all I have is 4 ton rated... but hey, peace of mind
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    How we pulled it all together...
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    That's cool to see...thanks. That oughta help with peace of mind for those folks.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    NOOO...and she casually looked away. Madness.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    So I finally off loaded the pictures from my phone, here was my first bolting job... Mr Bermy drilling the holes, just in case the torque turned me into a windmill. Drill and drill bit combo worked just fine (after our previous discussions on this subject!)
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    :) old sailing jargon...works for trees as well.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bump...for those reading this from Patricks thread Love my chipper, much more flexibility on those one off jobs in the city...people buy my chips at $5 a bag at my gate. No problems with maintenance. We have smooth form ply in the bed of the ute, so it is easy as to use a 90* fork to shovel it off.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I had to stop work on Tuesday at lunchtime, dry lightning storm was rolling through, we could see fork lightning hitting the ground on three sides, I was working in a 60' incense cedar. By the time Wednesday morning came there were 60 fires going throughout the state, the Brigade 10kms north of us has been out three times since the storm for lightning fires. Today, work is called off for rain...very happy to have some rain.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I hear you about the work being the least painful! But Drs do say if you have a bit of 'arthur' to keep moving. I've been taking a magnesium tablet in the evening, and anecdotally I seem to sleep better and less aches in the morning, combine that with my mainly wheat free diet...at the moment you could say I'm 'maintaining course and speed'. Definitely less pain and stiffness than before ditching wheat, definitely.
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Relatively new to climbing, about a year as of March 2014. SRT now using Rope Wrench. Recently purchased Hitch Hiker, will try it out soon, as weather gets warmer. I'm not a pro arb, just in a learning stage now, pruning deadwood for friends and family, mostly with my Silky saw.
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