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    18 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    Is that from being dogged in while the tree starts to move? Strong, non-flaky bark in beech, I guess. Conifers don't seems very likely to pulling dogs off.
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    18 Hours Ago
    It would be interesting to give them the PITA rate, and then the conditional rate... conditions that you don't see them or hear from them. Any difference between the two rates could go to any remediation of ladder feet, saw chips in the gutter, and stick removals from asses.
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    18 Hours Ago
    snowing, and above freezing. Breezy. Great weather for storm work. yay! insert sarcastic emoji.
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    19 Hours Ago
    I didn't much care for leaning out of the bucket, especially then to be bouncing the whole way back to the shop...well, at least some of I-5, where there is settling/sinking, its bouncity bouncity bounce in the bucket-truck I used.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Log arches in The Logging Forum
    Yep, it has the two man handle on a straight, not drop, tongue... Swaps right out.
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    1 Day Ago
    Combo of magic cuts and a hinge or two, with the sweeping spar between the maples and building. He'll pull them out with his mini-x. Didn't want them bouncing off each other too much. Snow damage for today.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Log arches in The Logging Forum
    Stoked! Has upgraded wheels and a 2-person t-bar handle that comes straight off of the frame. I was interested to see that the tongs hang out different lengths for different diameters of logs... Makes sense.
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    2 Days Ago
    It'll buff out! The door will pop out more than the bed will. Stuff happens.
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    2 Days Ago
    I screwed the pooch yesterday, post-storm conditions, tired. I didn't see the log before it got the rear passenger door, rear corner of the cab below/ behind the door, and the bed in front of the wheel-well. Haven'd done anything that good in a loooong time.
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    2 Days Ago
    Woods-ported saws are probably a no-no for employees, but they are said to run cooler and longer. They just released 462's, and there were 461's. My modded 460 has lots of hours, and lots of power. Just keeps going. Probably going to blow soon, but its been an ultramarathon for it, as it was a pro faller's saw before a tree guy's, before he was broke again as usual, and I got it for $300, 7 years ago maybe.
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    2 Days Ago
    I think it depend on the life of the saw, if the spark plug will wear out/ give measurably-reduced performance.
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    2 Days Ago
    https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-confirms-border-wall-now-just-a-hedge-of-protection
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    2 Days Ago
    Otterbox. Same phone, day-in, day-out, in my pocket. Phone rule: nothing else goes in that pocket with the phone, and keep the screen side to my body.
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    2 Days Ago
    My guess, heli-craning whole trees over neighborhoods is a no-no. Fun, but a no-no. What is the wind speed and force under a helicopter?
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    2 Days Ago
    Is you phone not in your pocket, nearby? For me, I always have my phone with me, but I'm not an employee. While climbing, I often have some down-time.
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    2 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a poll Online Tree Videos in MBTV
    Takes one to know one. Just kidding.
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    2 Days Ago
    You're only supposed use one extension (about 3'). I have used a HT131 or whatever the big boy is. Its way heavy and limited use for me. I rarely use a pole chainsaw. I think I've seen a video of three extensions plus the pole saw shaft/ gearbox bar making about 20' or reach. My orchard ladders extend the reach, and allow better cuts, as its lightweight. I can about one-hand the powerhead and pole with no extension (sometimes when whacking stuff back, pulling down a branch and whacking the end off is enough for the task at hand, like sectioning back a long upward-growing limb where you need out of reach tips). I have a blower (step up from handheld Stihl, before the BR600). I have the brush cutter blade, string trimmer, hedge shear that I use a couple times a year (I've been working on shearing low branches around conifers that people want to be able to mow around easily, rather than canopy raising, creating problems, and losing screening. I have some hedge at home. A few in the mix at customers houses. There is a new electric Kombi with all electric tools. Too bad the electric doesn't just spin the drive shaft on old tools. There is a power broom that I'm considering, but its a $400 attachment IIRC, and I don't know how it will work. Probably once you have the main parts, the other wheels (bristle broom, rubber paddle broom, IDK if there is a third) would be a small add-on. Would work for light snow, stump chips, not sure about rakings, though, which is what I really want if for. Stump chips move with a blower, to a degree, and I have 3.
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    3 Days Ago
    Got my Log-rite Mark 7 Arch, with upgraded wheels, towed behind my truck to get it home from down the main country road. Supposed to be rated to 35 MPH. Kept it at 30, tops. They also have the big dog Log-rite arch that will come up for sale. They don't have a price in mind, yet. I'll let them come to me on it. They were using Mama arch and papa arch together with their ATV to pull 40' logs from thinning their FSC forest (a reasonably flat forest, not at all what you'd call steep ground). They are keeping their Jr. Arch for general use. Picked up a Kombi 131 (largest) powerhead. Looks nice. My 130 started to act up today.
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    3 Days Ago
    I guess hitting a utility box can stop a Manimal. I saw him today. Yep, staples!
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    3 Days Ago
    Fi, some amount of the comm must be metal, right? What about a metal detector? Test on the other unit first.
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    3 Days Ago
    I accept the risks. I'm not covered by W/C. I think that "I wasn't trying to get hurt.?!" and "I WAS TRYING NOT to get hurt!!" are worlds apart. I see people take stupid risks and choices all the time, but not at my jobsites. Unfortunately, my employee wasn't trying to get hurt walking on super slick icy wearing Vans (off the clock, away from work). I saw his stapled head today when I put some gas in his truck.
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    4 Days Ago
    I would just have to stay home if I was to layer up every piece is PPE. I'm way, way more concerned about a chainsaw in the upper body, 120' up, or falling 120' to a very fast stop. When I worked at State Parks, we had defense from a saw under our control, but no ppe to prevent getting crushed by huge, dead, rotten trees. 660s with 36" bars were typical, generally any day in the field could or would use one, or bigger. I worked with a guy that did a Peace Corps stint in Nepal or Tibet. He said "after living in a third world country, your perception of danger changes considerably". There is no ppe for when the work out bus driver with a super overloaded, on a work out bus on mountain highways had to pass the same, with barely any room before the big drop. At State Parks, cutting myself with a chainsaw that's really under my control was always my LAST concern on the list of dangers.
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    4 Days Ago
    Some kinda paint-restoring polishing compound and a power buffer to remove oxidized paint??
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    4 Days Ago
    I don't follow your thought, exactly?
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