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    7 Hours Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice
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    7 Hours Ago
    Looks more like a welder didn’t like its spot on the truck so it left. Looking from my phone it appears to have a bit of liquid running out on the road
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    21 Hours Ago
    I agree with Dave on the fact that they are probably overused. I also wish the utility companies would quit allowing buildings and fences on the ROW. While the property owner still owns the property, the utility company has to be able to maintain it. Fences running parallel should be off the ROW. Fences running perpendicular should have wide gates and be easily removable for maintenance. I despise dealing with utility companies and their pencil pushing assholes. Most of our inspectors are decent, but the higher ups can eat a bag of dicks. And irate property owners need to know their rights and the proper way of dealing with things. I also think utility companies need to do a better job in dealing with property owners instead of putting that burden on the contractors.
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    2 Days Ago
    As Rajan said, it depends. At work all we have is a grapple bucket. We’ve learned how to use it. I can still drag long sections out of a narrow area but it’s tedious. Also much harder to feed a chipper in tightish areas. I have the BMG on my mini for my “side work” as well as access to a grapple bucket for the skid steer. Let’s just say the skid steer stays home a lot. The mini can’t compete on wide open jobs and especially if it’s large wood. I’m contemplating a grapple bucket for the mini because it would be awesome for some jobs that the dangle sucks at. Raking piles or short pieces come to mind. Also I’m trying to talk the boss into buying a dangle for a skid steer. I really want both, for both machines.
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    2 Days Ago
    More fun bombing tops
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    4 Days Ago
    Nice approach Daniel. Did it work? The science says yes
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    4 Days Ago
    Live, healthy beech are great to fell, dismantle, or even prune. Dead or decaying can just f#%! off. Very little one can count on. You guys did a nice job on that Stig. He was right to get a second opinion. Another day of hazard removals. Nothing special. Took it easy since we were down a man and, well we felt like taking it a bit easy today. Did manage some beautiful wild cherry logs though. Dead and dry as a bone, but with all the tiny little tips. I’m calling it a winter lightning strike. Bark resembled a strike. Just no big blow outs. Besides being dead, there was no other reason for removal. It was in a stable location with no root washout and had a definite lean away from the road. Judging by the state it was in, it was browned out when they did the hazard survey Also we did 6 others today. These cherry logs just made me happy
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    4 Days Ago
    Struck me as funny today. Iím still working on those landings
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    6 Days Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I saw the picture Sean. I think that was a bend in the steel that broke, not a weld. Either way it sucks. Mick, didn’t you just buy a new chipper because your last one broke welds every other day?
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    1 Week Ago
    Not to mention to fat of a hinge has a tendency to break unevenly. Fibers don’t bend. They are pulled to failure. Species dependent of course. I’m kind of a hinge junkie. I, as well as my crew, do a quick stump forensics on almost every tree we fell. This has helped me with teaching my guys. Also because of Jed, Burnam, and Gerry; I strive for perfection on every cut. Oh shit, I left out Reg (please forgive me). My guys have the same attitude. We do stray from traditional or commonly taught guidelines a bit as well. We also study the outcomes. I need to go to bed. To many hours today. I think I’m rambling
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    1 Week Ago
    Thanks guys. I survived and didn’t let things get to me yesterday.
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    1 Week Ago
    Well, I get stung by wasps and I ain’t allergic to shit. Not sure if that proves anything but I like the idea!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Nicely done
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    Jed, my brother from the other side of the country, try them in controlled situations. Please. Hoping that Iím not known as an amateur by many on here. I had a barberchair and a severe root pull today( separate trees). Dense undergrowth prevented me from foreseeing both. Hazard tree removals. Shouldíve cleared more. Either way it worked out that Iím still pretty agile and if youíre gonna do stupid shit, do it in a controlled environment. Well till you ďthinkĒ you have it figured out. Thanks to everyone here. Iíve learned a ton. I knew when to get out of dodge twice today. Shouldíve called it after the barber chair though. The root pull was fierce. Took out a 10Ē diameter tree, 8 foot away and the side I was on. I know Iíve said it before but I need a big boy crane. Iíll get the job done safely and In a timely manner but damn am I pushing shit to the limits
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    3 Weeks Ago
    That was a good explanation of a commonly used technique. I will also agree that it is probably not specifically taught either. What is taught are the basics. That is really all that can be taught and it’s because the basics work for most of the average situations. Once you get beyond that, and as you stated, there are to many variables and each may require different techniques for the desired outcome. Anyhow thank you for sharing. The way you explain it can sink into someone’s head better than I might have explained it. Not all people learn the same. I also agree with another comment that was made about the sycamore vs. the jap maple. It still brushed. A complete success involves “no touchy” in my book. One more undercut could’ve changed that. As you stated though it’s not an absolute technique.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I’m not to fond of my drenaline for long assents Sean. Seems a bit bouncy. Could be the tie in points flexing though.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Had spaghetti tonight and I actually made it home for dinner! The wife and I are gonna have a talk later. There ain’t no way these kids came from my loins. They all ate there garlic bread first! Who doesn’t save it to wipe up the remaining sauce? That’s nothing but plain and simple communism!:|:
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    3 Weeks Ago
    We’d all be homeless still.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Thanks Rajan
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    4 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Roughly $300 a load for large wood. Do that a few times daily, it adds up quick. The atom splitter or something like it might work to make these behemoth junk logs chippable. Most of it gets dumped at our shop property and gets loaded out once a week. There is always a mountain of it. If I dump today it will be hauled out in about a month. We pay by the ton. It’s amazing what a few weeks time will do for weight loss.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Do you happen to have a link Rajan? I’ve been contemplating ways to dispose of larger wood. We can easily get rid of chips( cheaply even when we have to pay), but large wood cost a small fortune.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Looked good from my recliner Jed. How’s Jake progressing? You haven’t mentioned him in a while
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I didn’t read all the responses but it seems to me that holding the saw level is just one part of it. You need a good chain that’s evenly sharpened and tensioned correctly. Straight bar with no burrs. And to apply the right pressure while cutting.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I think ours got bought out by your local dealer. They have kept the same guy in charge of the service department or we would be completely switched over.
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    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    August, your Vermeer dealer is either the best or they really like the exposure from you making videos with them. The company I’m with owns close to a million in their products and can’t get them to bring us a demo on a mini-skid. When we asked for a demo on an Ax19, they told us it would be 3 months before we could try one. Bought an 18” morbark a week later. Didn’t use to be this way, but some ownership of the dealerships switched hands in my area. Since morbark bought Rayco we’ve been talking more with them. Rayco Ron sold my bosses dad his first stump grinder in the early 80’s. Two weeks ago he was out on site helping me trouble shoot a chipper problem. Turned out to be a bad fuse. Wasn’t blown, just wore out is the best way I can explain it. I love how the sales man knows how to chase wires. Don’t really know why I’m going off on this tangent. Oh well. Keep on keeping on
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    08-15-2019
    I like both Jonny and Kyle’s answers. Love me some DAC and even though Jimmy Beam tried to kill me (in the year 2003), I wouldn’t mind one last go round if Mila was involved
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