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    9 Hours Ago
    No, there was no way i could swing it right now. Still paying on debt I accumulated breaking things. And things getting fixed wrong. Could have bought two.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Chipper Belts in Gear Forum
    If you're talking about the multi rib main drive belt from the engine to the drum, check out this place. I had no specs and only a shredded belt to measure from and the guy on the phone worked with me for over 30 minutes to get me the right belt. Was less than $100 compared to over $300 from Morbark. https://www.vbeltsupply.com/5v1250-04-1.html
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    20 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Axle on my dump trailer snapped today. The end piece that the hub attaches to wasn't welded correctly, very little penetration. It snapped off clean about a block from my house and the wheel almost hit my neighbor's car. I had a load of crushed concrete gravel in it for my driveway with a weight slip showing I was within the rated limits of the trailer (barely). I called the dealer who wasn't any help (again). Then I called the manufacturer who is in Ocala, about 90 miles away. The supervisor said he could replace the axle today if I could get it up there. I dumped the gravel and headed to Ocala. The supervisor looked at the axle and immediately said they would replace them both. The original axles were made by Rockwell American, who has been bought out by Dexter. The replacement axles were by Dexter. Tried to strap the axle to help keep it from hanging but it didn't work. Ended up driving it 90 miles with it just hanging. No issues.
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    1 Day Ago
    Seems most tree guys I observe, the first thing they do when they get to the job is take the gas can and scrench off the truck and tote them to the back yard. In 30 years of doing tree work I have never had the need to relocate the gas can or scrench off the truck on ANY job. Leave the tools and gas on the truck instead of toting them all around the yard and you won't lose them as often. Not saying that's the case for you, just something I see often enough and it baffles me why people insist on making their job harder than necessary. The only time you need to tote your gas can and tools is if you are logging in the woods.
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    1 Day Ago
    You're getting hosed on the window. I can get windshields installed for $150-200 and those are curved glass, not flat like a rear window. Of course those are Trump dollars not Kanuckian pesos.
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    2 Days Ago
    Loppers? :?
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    2 Days Ago
    Following Billy's suggestion on airbags- I may be able to help you out. A year ago after buying my 1997 F450 dually I bought air bags for it. I purchased this kit- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CFRZWO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 plus the stainless steel lines- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0754HS13C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The issue with the kit is that it requires a minimum of 9" clearance between the frame and the inner tire, my truck with duallies only has 7.5" of clearance. I waited too long before opening it and was past the return window so it sits on the shelf. I suspect there's not a lot of difference between the frames of our trucks so I suspect it could be installed on your truck with only minor modifications (drill an extra hole or two). If you're interested shoot me a PM.
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    4 Days Ago
    True, for a chip box you probably want 10ga. steel minimum. Figure out what the box will weigh fully loaded and make sure your hydraulics and pump are rated for at least 33% more than that.
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    4 Days Ago
    It would work. Maybe talk to a couple local trailer shops and see what it might cost to have them fab up something comparable on your truck. The frame and axles are a big part of the cost of building a dump trailer so no sense buying that part if you aren't going to use it. Or on the other hand, the trailer part would make an excellent equipment trailer for hauling your (future) mini loader or stump grinder. Edit: I looked at the link and the bed includes steak pockets! mmm I'm hungry! Medium rare, please! :dur:
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    6 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Chipper carnage in Gear Forum
    If you use an aluminum carabiner then it won't chew the knives up so badly. Lots of cheap aluminum carabiners out there.
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    1 Week Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The corrective driving stuff is spooky for me. Sorry, you can keep it. If I want to drive around a pothole I don't want my car taking control and turning back into it just because it's in the center of the lane. I understand it's to help inattentive drivers but it's just going to make the problem worse. Inattentive drivers will be encouraged to ignore the road because the car will correct itself while they play on Twitter.
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    1 Week Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    If I get more than 3-4" of snow on that roof, I'll get up there and shovel it off. ;)
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    1 Week Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Worked on my carport today. This morning I got it dried in with 30 lb felt and nailed down the drip edge. Was late for a sales call because I lost track of time. This afternoon I bought the first load of galvanized tin for the roof and got it up there. Then began adding braces to the poles to reduce/eliminate the wobble. Hopefully tomorrow I can begin attaching the tin roof panels.
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    1 Week Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    Another thing to consider is that if/once you have a decent bucket truck, then more people will call you for the simple reason that they saw your truck. Many of your more desirable clients prefer hiring tradesmen with nice, new equipment because they associate that with professionalism. I just walked in from selling two jobs, both of which came from people calling me because they saw my bucket truck on a job this week. And once you do enough full access jobs with a bucket, you won't even want to bid on the back yard jobs where the guys have to drag everything out 50'-100' by hand. Buy it and they will come.
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    1 Week Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Many years ago when I had my first bucket truck, I was having an issue with the truck dying unexpectedly. Had a well known local shop (and the only local authorized Allison truck transmission shop) look at it. They charged me $4700 to replace the fuel injectors. 2 days after I got it back, it died on me again. Took it back and the next day they said the issue was rust in the fuel tank clogging the fuel pickup. They cleaned the tank and said "No charge". But they refused to give me back my $4700 on the fuel injectors, and the new ones were smaller than the old ones so I lost about 7mph off my top speed. Glad you got a fair shake on the deal. We have not all been so lucky in situations like that.
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    1 Week Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Finished decking my carport today. Starting to take shape.
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    1 Week Ago
    I finally got delivery today on the last 4 boxes of something I bought a few weeks ago. I purchased some nuts and bolts racks with over 5000 USS course thread hardware and another 5000+ set of metric hardware including four 40 hole bins to hang on the wall and hold all the hardware. I did not buy the third set with SAE fine thread hardware only because I rarely come across it so the need isn't there. About 30 years ago when my dad sold his gas stations he sold me his nuts and bolts racks, which I had for a few years until I sold my lawn business and they went with the business. Over the years I have regretted selling them many times and my current nuts and bolts assortment consists of one disorganized drawer and a couple shelves in the garage with piles of used nuts and bolts scattered about. I'm looking forward to having a real nuts and bolts rack on the wall with all the hardware I need in one place. Here's the link where I bought them. Be warned, their service turned out to be shitty and it has taken me 4 weeks with multiple unanswered emails and phone calls before finally getting what I paid for. They finally answered my last email when I threatened to contact my CC and reverse the charges. That got a response in less than 6 hours. https://usboltkits.com/product/2350-piece-uss-grade-8-coarse-bin-2/ https://usboltkits.com/product/2350-piece-metric-grade-8-8-coarse-bin-2/
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Ribeye steak. I like Texas Roadhouse for the steaks but I've decided that I really don't care for the atmosphere. It's just too noisy for me. The sad part is that their steaks taste better than Longhorn but I'm still in a lousy mood every time I walk out of there.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Well in my opinion I feel if somebody is capable of doing something like that once then it is highly likely they will do it more than once. And the fact that he is a highly respected person and every single person who has known him in the last 35 years speaks highly of him with no hint of any other sexual scandal tells me that he is probably not the type of person to do something like this. Not to mention the highly biased nature of the accuser along with her lawyers and all who are bringing the charges. And the fact that every single person she said was there has denied the party even happened. She has zero proof and zero credibility.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    :thumbup:
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    3 Weeks Ago
    More money you spend, the deeper they detect.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    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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