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    3 Hours 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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    https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-confirms-border-wall-now-just-a-hedge-of-protection
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    6 Hours 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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    6 Hours 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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    7 Hours 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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    SeanKroll replied to a poll Online Tree Videos in MBTV
    Takes one to know one. Just kidding.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    SS, is that PowerHeadOnly? I thought that there was an MSRP that everyone had to stick to, and 'freebies' would make up any incentive????
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    7 Hours 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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    15 Hours 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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    16 Hours Ago
    I guess hitting a utility box can stop a Manimal. I saw him today. Yep, staples!
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    16 Hours 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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    21 Hours 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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    21 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Stihl MS462 in Chainsaws!
    They have them at the warehouse but are waiting for a supply of repair parts before releasing...so they say. Bought a new Kombi 131 something powerhead. My 130 started acting up during a storm job. Storm work is definitely a time for a pole saw. I'll try a tune up. It owes me nothing. A new plug, air and fuel filter and it might be a fine.
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    1 Day 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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    1 Day Ago
    Some kinda paint-restoring polishing compound and a power buffer to remove oxidized paint??
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    2 Days Ago
    I don't follow your thought, exactly?
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    2 Days Ago
    Honkin' Big tree! Take a bow, team.
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    2 Days Ago
    I think that most people don't know any different, ex-line clearance or not. As a starting point, (2) BIG SIGNS that cover the bulk of the dump bed, easy on-easy off (paint it, put it back on), would be money better spent. The first thing I noticed (after it looking like a used Asplundh rig with a lotta working height) is the bent headache rack. I don't care if people have older stuff, that is taken care of, and clean, but to my very limited-perspective eyes, a bent rack makes me say, if they can't take care of their own expensive stuff, how will they treat mine?". A paint job is great, unless in 3000 miles you realize, "Oh Shit!". In 3000 miles you might say, "Well worth painting!". It will be a big improvement. Signs move very easily between trucks and make it easier to sell. White seems to be the standard for paint now. Looks like it will be a good producer in your market. Showing up with that bad-ass grapple truck, and a tall bucket-truck and huge chipper is pretty solid, painted or not.
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    2 Days Ago
    Drop something from the same spot... My phone tumbled down a cliff one time when I was changing from pants to shorts...I dropped a rock of about similar weight. I found the phone. I had someone drop the rock while I was below to watch, actually. Shake the hedge with a pole hook Karter checking the hedge top and ground carefully. Idk about island labor prices, but 2 hours of hard searching would seem like a good gamble. If the light is still on, especially so. Idk what side of the world you're on. Probably way cheaper to hire help, and be thorough. Do you remove your comm, or maybe just snagged, rather than not being fully installed?
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    2 Days Ago
    My work rules in order of importance... 1. I don't get hurt. 2. Employees and others (custy, peds) don't get hurt. 3. No near-misses 4. No tools get lost 5. Get some productive work done. I can't figure out any accident that will be cost effective.
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    2 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Oh really?? I didn't realize...;) Oh, ya, I remember someone who's a pita was being pita, about Stig's video.
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    2 Days Ago
    Guess I got a new book. I haven't seen my original copy in at least 8 months, since I moved. Should be in a box. Better two than none. A much better price than the $8XX.XX price on the worst price on Amazon.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Maybe get a video camera.
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    2 Days Ago
    What kind of breakdowns? Lean seizures? Motor mounts? Stripped spark plug holes? Stripped other-bolt holes? Carb issues? Seals? Premature failure of bigger parts like tanks or covers? Candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long. If you're bucking a Lot, maybe have a monster, ported bucking saw that chews right through it, with the right variety of bars. Big saws are heavy enough without unnecessarily big bars.
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    2 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Log arches in The Logging Forum
    Visibility for steering, and ruggedness of terrain probably dictate both push and pull, lift and lower, depending. Western trails have been designed with less grade. Modern trails move toward no barriers, like steps, abrupt drainage features and such. Design/ layout is critical for longevity. Eastern trails, historically, have been steeper, with more steps and water-bars for drainage. I've built mostly no-barrier trails, even ADA-compliant.
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