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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Jesus will understand....:lol:
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    4 Hours Ago
    That is an amazingly efficient piece of equipment. Cool info to see that.
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    21 Hours Ago
    Awhile back I read about a shackle that broke when a fire truck was helping a tractor out of a mud hole. It was the aftermath of a farming accident. Somebody grabbed a non rated shackle which looked plenty strong. But when the fire truck pulled the tractor the shackle broke at the tractor and the shackle and line went through the fire truck windshield and killed the young firefighter driver. That is what I was noticing. If the line broke at the winch and shot back towards the tree it looks like to me the yellow shirt guy was in a bad place.
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    21 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    And....
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    21 Hours Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Boss has the wisdom...part of our Bando martial art system is a yoga system. See any similarities? Understanding of balance and motion is the key to efficiency...not just in the tree but on the ground. Using good body mechanics is important in MA, yoga, treework, welding, farming, etc.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Cool to see that done. Is the guy in a safe spot if the rope breaks at the pull source? In the whip radius (my term...no idea what it is called)? Would it help to put a blanket/"muffler" on the top line in case of a break? That is one long leaning pine you guyed off there...good catch.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Sounds like a good smooth day, Jonny. Rich....lookin' good there on the fishes!
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    1 Day Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Beautiful work there, Bermy. I am envious of your precision.8)
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    Ok, I am the complete big tree novice here...and as can be seen in Husky's picture and I've seen in Stig's too...we tend to cut the buttresses off before felling. That's how I was taught, follow the average diameter of the trunk down, cut off the buttresses, then fell the tree. Maybe more of a short bar technique than having anything to do with buttress/flare wonky grain? Because I don't do a whole lot of large tree felling (well almost none, and these pics are not big trees) I just do what I was taught (and my tutors were all UK forestry blokes, and this was a National Standard)) I haven't really analyzed it to the 'n'th degree...
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Good catch Stig :LOL: Luckily the couple times I've gaffed out early in the piece I wasn't very high up, so I learned to adjust my positioning, and/or take a full wrap, or throw another lanyard up higher...keep spikes sharp. The worst is the person with their butt sticking out while arms are hugging :lol:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    :lol: Sure am glad you clarified that...I was getting all steamed under the collar and all....
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I tend to agree...hugging the bole...slip. Lean back a bit more...no slip.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Rebel!!! Cool, Rich...T-shirt fish, real fish and psychedelic boots! Looks like a good time was passed. Stephen...your homesteading reminds me of Jim...that's a good thing!
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Rope in Gear Forum
    Cool to see quantified how each wrap adds to the friction...thanks.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I drool every time I see that Hi Lift Carl...in my dreams I would have one like that :)
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    It ate a CAR MOTOR! Awesome piece of equipment.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Thanks for the answer, Rich. That's too bad.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Hey, Rich, thanks for chiming in with your long-term results on those beautiful splices! Pretty cool to be able to get feedback on something that was posted so long ago. I was wondering if you might be able to enlighten me with regard to why you think your gear lasts maybe twelve times longer than the stuff being used by other crews? Do you think it is because of the way you store it when not in use, or is it something else? Thanks a lot, in advance, for any thoughts you care to share on this subject. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Wow, Al, cool story! Glad there was no mishap. Thanks for your thoughts on the subject. It's nice to know that such a seemingly simple rope is so highly respected. I had no idea about that 70% elongation number. It makes me think that it could work well as a way to temporarily support a failing tree, since it might give and take with the wind. Thanks again for your post. Tim
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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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