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    7 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Another example of a crappy mig weld with no penetration....
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    15 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Root barrier in Tree Care and Health
    If the gas company let's you insert, yes that's how it's done. Sometimes you have to relocate the meter, so ideally you bore it in. If you can't find a service (such as a sewer which don't have tracer wire) you have to open dig.
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    1 Day Ago
    It seriously feels like you only suggest where to go, the truck does the steering :lol:
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    We would get loads of gravel and such at the gravel yards with that 250. It would wobble like you wouldn't believe. We were very seriously overloaded, and only doing about 45, but it was a struggle to keep it on the road.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Root barrier in Tree Care and Health
    That's a good thing to know, as we are installing gas service lines we go by trees quite often. Now i can at least advocate for putting them slightly farther, even though no one ever listens lol.
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    3 Days Ago
    Those appear to be 4 foot sides on that, and if that's the case, and you used 10 ga., that would be over 700 pounds just in sheet metal, not even counting the structural frame for the bed and sides, the subframe, hinges, door, scissor mechanism, hydraulic cylinder, or pump. A single rear wheel 350 will have about a 4000 pound load limit to put that in perspective. A tandem dump truck will use 3/16 or 1/4, sometimes 3/8 if they do a bunch of demo, for the floor, the rest will be 10 guage, with wooden topsides to replace when they get bashed up. The problem with using a small truck to build a dump truck isn't building it strong enough, it's making it light enough to use. When i was right out of high school, my buddy had a 79 f250 that had a dump kit on the normal bed. We got a couple cases of beer, a bunch of steel, and built a flatbed for it. It was awesome for our little landscaping company, until we did the math and realised that you could simply hire a tandem for everything cheaper anyways. While converting that trailer would work, it will be far from ideal. First off, some things are certain sizes because they have to be. Anyone who is building a single, 3500 pound axle dump trailer is building these things to sell to homeowners who want a truck to get mulch or gravel a couple times a year but can't justify owning a truck. The hinges and dump scissor will likely be incredibly cheaply done, likely with schedule 40 pipe from lowes or something. The subframe will be cheaply built, but will be as wide as the trailer for strength and stability, unlike a dump truck to be as wide as the truck frame, with extra support by the back hinge. You can definitely build or maybe even buy a premade dump, which their respective costs. If you really want one on a single rear wheel, it can be done, but it will be lacking compared to a dually. I would make the sides and floor with plywood to cut down weight, and try to keep it as light as possible on the rest of the build as well. If you are looking to spend that kind of money, i would even consider using an insert. Then you could pull it out and sell it at a later date if you move up in truck size. My .02, from someone who welds for a living.
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    3 Days Ago
    Hahahahahahahahaha
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    4 Days Ago
    Hahahahahahaha that's a good one boss!!!
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    4 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Did you roughen up the bollard surface? If so, it might be grabbing too much to let the wraps slide up. If you look at Armstrong winches (sailboat ones) they go so far as to cut vertical slots to increase friction but still allow the rope to slide up. The old school capstans on sailing vessels also used the same thing for friction.
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :thumbup:
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    Dogs are so cool.... If there ever was an animal placed on this earth to show us how to love, it would be a dog for sure!
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    1 Week Ago
    That's some awesome talent there if that's a quilt!!!!!
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    Nice groove on that one Jomo, and glad to see you :)
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    1 Week Ago
    Atta boy!!! Nothing wrong with that at all!!! Yeah the final bury is the hard part. Personally I've found the pulling and bouncing is better than milking it.
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    1 Week Ago
    That's what i thought too... maybe do the hammer trick to get it fully seated... then some whipping!! Welcome to the house :)
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I bet she will!!!
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Sena industrial in Gear Forum
    Signal up, followed by flashing the weight with your fingers. Not a standard signal, but we discussed the lifts beforehand so it was completely expected. A radio is better tho, and we use them for most critical lifts. Dramatically slower pace than a tree removal obviously. There are also other signals that are commonly known, such as i gotta take a dump, speed up your moves, break time, dinner time, and get the hook out of here. There's even one for cable up, you are on my buddy :lol:
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    1 Week Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: no need to waste a prayer when it's under warranty!!! Probably something simple, and will take an hour
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Lol I'll bite every time hahahahahahaha
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    A Toyota and a dodge aren't even in the same class of truck. I'm a ford guy but there's no way a Toyota pickup even comes close to any of the big 3 pickups. In fact, you could literally put a full sized Toyota truck in the back of a dodge 3/4 ton and still be under the gvw. Edit: almost... you could do it but be over on the gvw. However i could put a fully loaded (to its gvw) tundra in the back of my truck :D
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Thx man, that book will give me some stuff to work thru lol. I like the explanation of how my welder actually operates, which will be handy when working on it.
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    1 Week Ago
    :lol:
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Peter, where did you learn to do electric motor rebuilds? I'm wanting to learn, but have always been leery of electronics due to my partial colorblindness lol
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    1 Week Ago
    Lol i must have read it wrong, i thought he sold the speedline kit...
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    Hey Johnny, a member has a 3001 for sale in the trading post section here...
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    1 Week Ago
    Maybe machine some to fit on your lathe?
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    That's what the skid is for, to hold everything in place in the regular pickup bed till i have time and money to build the actual welding bed.
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Name is kyle. Steamfitter in peoria il, and own my own small tree service. Married with a daughter, son, cat and a dog.
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