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    As much as I love a couple wedges, the rope was the real tool, with the Maasdam continuous rope-puller to yard ivy off of trees. I had some considerable load via the handle, and would then sometimes get the ivy to give, with dynamically bouncing on the rope, giving it the oomph it needed. I think a wedge would have been terrible in this application. hahaha
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    How many hours of cutting on either side, Squish?
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    17 Hours Ago
    Cool, Deva. Beergeek, polydyne usually isn't good for MA... a static rope can be better, if you have 2 people. Tight grain. One limb, from below the super-long ago topping cut, brush and wood.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Climbing big trees by the water! Low-bank waterfront means PITA driveways, steep, curvy, mossy. Neighbors have allowed access, and requested work.8) PS 2 miles from home. PPS, a badass spider lift like that would have been great today.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Ooo-la-la!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Spinning blades give it stability, like a wheel wanting to keep its rotational momentum, and not be accelerated/ turned sideways. If you've held a spinning bike wheel on both sides of the axle, you can feel the resistance to you turning it.
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    yep
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    educational
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    You've got friends to help.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
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    WHOA! for sure WHOA!
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    I'm sorry you got such bad news. As always, let us know Anything we can do. You might get to go on the roller coasters in the front seat if you want, more than once, no lines, no waiting, using the wheelchair entrance. If you're having trouble breathing, you quality, I would bet. Used to be that way, at least. I might have faked a knee injury in college and taken mescaline with a friend, at 6 Flags.
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    4 Days Ago
    The picture making part of Cory's computer thingy is broken.
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    4 Days Ago
    The oiler can keep up easily with shorter bars.
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    Lots of direct-aid climbing used body-weight only "gear placements". The distance between fall-arresting gear placements was part of the route difficulty/ intensity, along with probability of injury.
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    4 Days Ago
    That's FANTASTIC!
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    4 Days Ago
    I climb up into my grapple boom, at times... Not as nice as a loader-bucket!
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    Yes, you probably do...well, for a full sized wheel loader, from the looks of it, not just a hundred or so pounds and not just a bit over 3Gs, and not so easy to sell as a used mini-bmg, and I don't know your market, and I have never worked with a grapple bucket, but have watched my friend with his tractor and grapple bucket. Depends on your market, a LOT. Is you wheel loader too large for some jobs? Lots of crane jobs? Do you crane out what you can't get the wheel-loader to? Would a mini and BMG help out the arsenal? 2 attachments...how many different size saws do you have? Do they all collectively make you more money compared to only half as many?
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    5 Days Ago
    A well-designed machine would.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Ya, vibration is a killer. I found a bolt-on, broken motor mount, too, on my Boxer. When it was at the dealer mechanic, he said the other one they had vibrated a lot at certain ranges. Sounded like a poor answer to me.
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    5 Days Ago
    Thanks, Nutball. I hadn't heard if it has free-rotating or just different locked positions. It's been years since looking into the manual. I don't know about weights. Cory, what do you have?
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    5 Days Ago
    Thanks, Nutball. I hadn't heard if it has free-rotating or just different locked positions. It's been years since looking into the manual. The extended push-bars make the Vermeer and Ryan's much longer, I think.
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    :thumbup:
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    hahaha. I like to tell people jokes. Anybody that gets tips should learn jokes, IMO. Baristas, barbers, budtenders, bartenders...
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    5 Days Ago
    IDK about the Vermeer grapple, as I've only looked at it. There is no bollard on the Vermeer. Unless the rotator has a 'drift' position, I can't see it feeding a chipper very well, needs some 'give', in my Limited experience. I've fed my chipper lots, and it's a chuck and duck. A hydraulic machine would be easier to feed, but 25% heavier for similar productivity. I tow my chipper a lot. IDK if you can do that with any other grapple. I have yet to use my dedicated hitch-plate on my mini, just the BMG Towing Receiver. People also process brush according to the gear they have. People develop tricks around the gear they have and the brush/ logs that they deal with. If I could only have one, I'd go BMG. For August's crew, ironed up with competent operators, I'd like both. He has shown a few tricks I have more trouble doing with a BMG, like grabbing a near-vertical log coming down on a rope. Vermeer, anybody could do it, I think, BMG the swing move is for more advanced operators. I've rolled some huge logs on flat ground with the BMG's horizontal tube, where the Ryan's and Vermeer's pusher-head thingies would be in the way. BMG Scoops. Heard the testimonials BMG rake. Heard the testimonials.
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