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    8 Hours Ago
    They just don’t breed like us anymore. Honestly I’ve been lucky with my crew. My third guy is usually a newbie but my second thinks the same way I do. A broken rake is what? $20? That’s $20 bucks more I could make of the boss doesn’t have to replace it. Almost everyone thinks that bosses/owners are just swimming in money and it’s no big deal when they rip a mirror off of a truck or a gutter off of a house. I know shit happens but it shouldn’t happen on a regular basis. Things are changing for the better, but in my mind it should just be common sense. We had a foreman a week ago set an out rigger half on and half off of an asphalt drive way. Big surprise, it broke. No one thinks. And of course he said sorry I messed up. Like it’s not a big deal to replace a drive. I looked at the pictures and then went out to double check my suspicions. The dumbass didn’t even put pads down. Perfect break from the dimensions of the outrigger. Company policy is pads on all surfaces. In my mind it’s a fireable offense. Stump grinder guy broke two windows in a week. Didn’t bother to set up the shields and ground with the nose guard tied up. Laziness and an OSHA violation. All I can say is my back hurts from carrying these guys. In my buzzed up state I’ll end with this. Not many take any pride in what they do anymore. Most think that they are entitled to a well paying job with out doing the work. How’s that for derailed rant!
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    1 Day Ago
    Page replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    No problem ��
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    1 Day Ago
    Page replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Got into some 4” wood today. Breezy day too
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    1 Day Ago
    Tim. The answer is because most other people don’t seem to give a shit. They lose or destroy things.
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    2 Days Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Noice!!! Damien is really getting the hang of this crane thing. Love it when one can tell the operator, it’s cut and all yours
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    2 Days Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yup. Like most trends. Starts off good and then money gets involved
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    2 Days Ago
    Page replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Well that was a long read. Not sure how I’ve missed this thread the whole time.
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    2 Days Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread Lyme disease in Odds and Ends
    Damn you Mick!! It’s spread to me as well. No wonder I one hand a saw so much lately. I caught lazy fook:lol:
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    3 Days Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    For only two guys on the job they did great. That’s a lot of tree for two guys to deal with
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    1 Week Ago
    I’m fine with the tip tying but why are you taking so long to make a face cut on such a small piece?
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    1 Week Ago
    Page replied to a thread Lyme disease in Odds and Ends
    Everyone in the northeast has lymes I’m pretty sure. If caught early the antibiotics can help. But often lymes goes unnoticed and it borrows deep inside you and is hard to eradicate. Under a microscope it looks like a corkscrew.
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    1 Week Ago
    It’s after 10:30 pm and I just ate a mixture of sausage, potatoes,onions ,and asparagus. It was really good. For some reason I feel like driving to the gas station for a Klondike bar. I hope they have the Reese’s in stock
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    1 Week Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    They’re fun Jed. Once dialed in they are beautiful.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I keep 1/2” and 3/4” and that’s it. 3/4” will handle anything out there. To cut it I just tape it off well and use a sharp fillet knife (as Rajan has shown). Burn the ends and shape a bit. I’m not into cutting trees in half most times so a 3/4” only gets brought out on large spars. 1/2” stablebraid is my go to
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    2 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Truth spoken.
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    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Cory I’m not really sure on the wear time yet. I’ve met guys that replace them yearly and mine still looks almost new. Just like every piece of gear it will be user dependent. Honestly my runner that I’ve only had for a short time is showing more wear than the zig-zag. Then again I got into a lot of large removals with tiny drop zones that I was doing the Ironman landing multiple times a day https://youtu.be/yocBQlw_mCA
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    2 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    RR is more sustainable because all the parts can be replaced. Good to read you Jed. Hope all is well brother. I’m camping and have both the RR and the ZZ with me. If it would stop raining long enough to play I’d do a head to head on DRT,DDRT,or MRS; whatever the hell its called now
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Page replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    I just bought the ZZ the other day. Super sweet. The new guys can’t use it yet however. Learn the old way and then graduate
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    3 Weeks Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    ZZ was my first mechanical. Put a Reon rounds tether to it and it works flawlessly SRT. I use it somewhat a lot. For doubled rope it’s hard to beat.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Iím looking for a grinder, rg50 or bigger or something comparable. Also looking for a bucket. Under cdl, chip box, diesel. Looking for quality on both. Been seeing a lot of crap out there.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I love this log splitter. Certainly saves the back. Works best if you use straighter logs and cut nubs but still. Better than the little back breaker splitters. I have the brush and clam shells for my grapple as well. The brush gets used the most. The clam shells are great for big jobs when there is a lot of debris piles to be picked up or when removing grindings. Otherwise it’s easier to load the brute can and shoulder it to the truck. There are tons of cool toys out there but I think it’s key to know when to use them and when not too
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Last nights dinner. Plus baked potatoes. Iím really liking this flat top grill.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Damn Sean. No offense but I can barely get through reading your posts about these guys. Probably my ADD. I too see a lot of crappy workers come through my company. They don’t last. Usually they don’t even start. I believe the best solutions have been given. Hire slow. Fire fast. Pay better and for God’s sake chill out. ��
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    05-05-2019
    So you’re saying it’s a great tool but the frame is a bit weak? I’ve been eyeballing them for a while. I might build my own frame to fit a bristle kit. Still in a grey area on purchases for said “side work”. Kind of in a weird situation.
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    05-01-2019
    treebilly replied to a thread Raising Rabbits in The Rec Room
    My kids wanted rabbits. This was till I told them that the only pet we don’t eat is the dog. That fixed that headache. Now the only problem is they want chickens, cows, and pigs. I’m talking with the neighbor about that. I like rabbit, both wild and farmed.
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