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    Indeed!
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    More money you spend, the deeper they detect.
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    2 Days Ago
    Think about the purpose of the notch and back cut, as well as the mechanics of how it works. The whole purpose is to create a wooden hinge that bends in order to steer the tree in the desired direction. So therefore what you cut isn't as important as what you don't cut. The uncut wood is what does the work. With that in mind, I usually try to make my hinges perpendicular to the grain of the wood. I want uncut fibers running up and down in both directions from my hinge. If you have flares on the sides of the trunk then use them to your advantage as the outer wood is usually more flexible and elastic than heartwood. Incorporate those flares in the trunk into your hinge whenever you can. The notch and back cut are simply a means of eliminating the holding wood we don't want.
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    3 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've seen plenty of homeowners who bag leaves by cutting the bottom out of an old garbage can, turning it upside down and putting their bag in that. After they fill the bag they can tie it and lift the can up off the bag. Would probably work for mulch just as easily.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Tenkara in The Rec Room
    Cool. I can see the advantage of when you are hiking like in our mountains here. I might even like it better than our traditional fly fishing. Thanks for sharing that John.
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    5 Days Ago
    Hopefully you haven't paid the printer yet. My guess is it would go over like a lead balloon.
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    5 Days Ago
    All I'm saying is that it seems like there is an assumption that 'the other guys' do discriminate against immigrants (without differentiating between legal or illegal immigrants) and is right in line with the far left talking points. We all make assumptions based on what people say, and my first assumption would be that you're taking a swipe at those on the right side of the political spectrum. I may be wrong but that's how it looks to me. But don't be surprised if you don't get many calls from them. There is a reason why I will never put any sort of political bumper sticker or sign on my vehicles. The only thing it can accomplish is to irritate half my potential client base. If I get a call from a potential client who goes out of their way to express opposing political views from me then I simply figure that into my bid. But if I had that bumper sticker or sign then they probably would have never called in the first place.
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    I think that is rude. It seems like a snide backhand at conservatives who simply want immigration laws enforced. This isn't the right thread or sub forum to get into it, but I take great offense at your insinuation that conservatives are simply prejudiced. You will turn away an awful lot of potential business with those signs. But you will make all the lefties happy.
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    GP, you will be amazed at how much your budget increases after owning a bucket truck for a couple months. $60K is basically $1100 per month which is about a half day gross income for a crew your size. It's super easy to afford it once you're in it. You can't base your budget on what you currently make without it. And buying a beater for $30K means you will just have more down time fixing the problems, combined with more wear and slop due to the higher hours. Buy as expensive as you can afford and then go higher. In a year you will look back and realize it was a bargain but you should have bought even newer/higher. I'm currently paying for two bucket trucks, both bought in the last year. And I'm only running a 2 man crew. I have $100K invested between the two trucks and payments are still easy.
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    6 Days Ago
    Nice truck, Rich. In case anybody else is in the market, Altec has a clean forestry unit like that with low mileage available in Portland. 2005 with only 50K miles, pre emissions crap so no DEF fluid. DT466 will run forever. https://www.altec.com/products/available-inventory/used/2005-terex-xt55/
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    6 Days Ago
    Great show. Wild how that one felt. You walked it out in the beginning, i muttered to myself, enough height, I'd speed line it. Lol. Great watch bro.
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    6 Days Ago
    Fi, they get a tad more wobbly after about 25 plus meters.
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    6 Days Ago
    Nawww, spent the pizza money on a CZ over and under for me.... :lol: We had burgers :lol:
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    6 Days Ago
    Awesome! Levi took his auction money from 4h and we bought him a Stoeger over and under 12ga. Him and Lilly both got reserve Grand Champion on thier meat projects this year. Levi his turkey, sold for 1300.00 Lilly, rabbits, sold for 1600.00
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    1 Week Ago
    You're just now figuring out CDL requirements? Surprising. That's usually a really big deal when buying or selling large trucks, as well as registering and insuring them.
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    1 Week Ago
    The couple times I tried storm chasing it absolutely sucked. If you are self contained and prepared to live with whatever you bring along then more power to you, but my idea of roughing it means not getting room service at Hampton Inn. The idea of working for days on end with no power or hot water for a shower at night just doesn't appeal to me at all. The other aspect is that the storm chasers that make out well are the ones getting in first and charging people who just lost everything exorbitant prices to remove trees just because they have no other options. I'm sorry but I'm simply not capable of charging $3000 for an $800 removal just because it's storm work. Last year when the storm hit here I worked for 49 days straight before we had a day off and we averaged about $1500-2000 per day for a 2 man team. We did very well but I still kept my pricing fair and wasn't gouging everybody. I had one $3000 day and that was two jobs both sold and handed to me by other tree guys.
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    1 Week Ago
    Slow this summer. Between 2 major fires and flooding in winter for two years straight, people are strapped. Park been closed both years on and off. Rock slides fires and flooding.
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