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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    A newish truck like that is wonderful. My recent buy (a 2012 GMC a year ago) has been excellent...many amenities I did not realize I "needed". It had 106K miles and cost $26,000. On your possible truck...the time I had a sun roof I didn't like it...even though tinted it passed thru too much harsh sun in summer....and it can eventually leak. And I would want a full 8' bed...that's what I got. Sometimes parking can be a challenge but I like the space for "stuff".
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    7 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Martial Arts in The Rec Room
    Looks fit and focused...good show for him.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    I'm still getting plenty of other work at both properties...I don't need it all!
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    I just passed on two jobs to a pro outfit with 9 (young) guys and all the contacts for big machinery, one was a severely rot compromised large oak, with two bits fallen off already and sensitive landscape below, the other is a macrocarpa windrow prune over graves...I reckon part of getting older is knowing when to say, yeah...nah, someone else can have this job...as well as having the right people in mind to do it properly. Got plenty of work already, I don't need scary shit too!
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I like your thinking, Swingdude!!
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Would have rode it down, how absolutely f'ing ridiculous.
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    1 Day Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    My little chipper has variable speed on the feed rollers as well as auto feed. It's a good little unit
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'll stick with removing cats from trees...most rattle snakes I have ever seen: https://www.southernthing.com/yikes-consider-this-infestation-of-45-rattlers-before-going-into-the-snake-removal-business-2632244653.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1553133941&fbclid=IwAR1aUp7K4NtdNu0pewIipGraZ7CVT_Q1_N2d_PmgOrqB8J_rIC7nXXPhAYs
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    :thumbup:
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    2 Days Ago
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Yes, the looking back helps, as long as you can recognize continual improvement...it helps on those down days. Three years on (time flies) I am hanging my full weight on that side and doing big reaches, there was a time I thought I'd never get there!
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    So, I ran it today, tried the stick on the motor...nada, just a lot of vibration. Not sure how you would ever hear anything over the ambient noise! It ran for about 15-20 mins before it got hot, and every hydraulic thingy was hot, but not the hoses...everything nice and clean. Next is an email to the manufacturer, see what they say. Surprised to hear how tiny your gaps are...the manual I do have says the thickness of a hacksaw blade...about 2mm. Made some nice chip.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Great pictures of the owls! Hey wood collector, be interested to follow how your dip arb is going, I was looking into that myself a couple yrs ago, but didn't proceed. Still on the maybe list though... Another field fix, I couldn't find the foot strap for my SAKA mini today...cut a bit of throwline and tied a loop to my boot laces, worked a treat. I'm going to reeve it more thouroghly right through the eylets, make it permanent.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    That's one of the first things I check...basic chipper maintenance, anvil is fine.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Yes he did, I'll give him that. But that about all :(
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    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Slowly, slowly, each week a bit better than the last :)
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Mm, my gap looks a wee bit wide now tbh, just flipped the knives, I could snug up the anvil a scootch. HA! I'm not the only one who sometimes has to feed a tree backwards...yesss!
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    So, that guy climbed the tree to cut the face way up high, then put the majority of his back cut in...while still tied in to the tree!!! Then finished his back cut from the ground holding a big ass saw way over his head? No helmets no ear protection no saw pants, rope tied off to the back of...the station wagon....yeah, real pros, yup right there
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Great picts...serious work there.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Like I told Rich...I am glad folks like you are out there to handle monsters like that. More power to ya!
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Yeah that's fine, always lots to learn Hand sharpened means touching up the edge with a flat file to get rid of small burrs, and put that nice final sharpness back not quite shop sharp but close especially when it has a few dings in it.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    The anvil itself is fine, the gap is about 2-3 mm. The one wierd thing about the gap is whenI rotate the flywheel to measure each knife gap to set the anvil, one has a slightly wider gap than the other, so I have to set it to the knife that comes closest. It's never liked chipping euc...we even hand sharpened the knives twice that day, the edges have small dings but nothing hugely significant. It doesn't happen with any other trees
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Thanks...chipper maintenance tomorrow. Mick, for some reason feeding leafy tops of eucalypt through the chipper the 'normal' way, butt first almost always ends up with a badly clogged space between the feed roller and the anvil masses of leaves stuffed in the gap, and small stringy wet stems going round and round the roller . Feeding them leaves first one at a time...the ever thickening twigs and then branches clears the leaves through the gap and all is well...it works. Trial and error. PS I bought the chipper with 1108 hrs on it, its now...1226.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    It has been a long time since I used the service...I'd have to squirm back down that rabbit hole again...let me know what you find down there :D
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I have used this to get old snapshots of our company website over past years...it might work for you. They archive images of sites over DECADES. https://archive.org/web/
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    :lol:it was a consideration. He did the math and decided the trailer could handle it...a big "whew" at the time
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Fantastic, all really good information thanks everyone. I will make a list of the suggestions and tick them off bit by bit to at least eliminate anything obvious. We had a good sized job yesterday, chipping eucalypt...(which by the way goes through the chipper waaaayyyyy better feeding it leaves first, not butt first)...yes the feed roller hydro motor was hot, but so was the main bearing motor...and the oil tank was HOT. What gives us pause that it might not be anything drastic is that there is no evidence of any major leak, Bob said that he would be concerned that overly hot oil would start to affect the seals, the only hose connections that show any oil residue are the feed wheel hoses, down below where they disappear into the chassis. I have put a white rag underneath overnight from time to time to see if anything drips, and nothing. But, best to do some diagnosis/maintenance, you've given me several things to check, thanks :) As for noise...the manufacturer said to just shut it off at about 2000rpm....its a direct drive so when you do that it goes 'wah wah wah wah waaaaaahhhhhh....ahhhhh, ahh, ahh wooo, woooooooooooo, rmmmmmmm, mmmmm, mmm mm m. you know what I mean :lol:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Thanks but that was probably the 3rd time I have used a crane...huge lots I don't know about them. Alex gets props for ciphering that solution...he pulled out butts out of a mess with that trailer.
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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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