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    1 Hour Ago
    I run synthetic mix oil and there's no buildup. Saws run forever, even modified saws. No need for spark plug changes.
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    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    People sell used equipment for a reason. The reason is never "It's perfect but I just want to replace it anyway". When you buy used, no matter what it is, there will always be issues and bugs to work out. Don't let it discourage you. Take the opportunity to get to know your machine and fix all issues that come up. Once you work the bugs out you will not only have a solid machine, but you will know the machine well enough to keep it running perfect for years to come.
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    1 Day Ago
    My beast would probably look killer in green.
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    2 Days Ago
    Nice truck. I highly recommend painting it just for the image projected to customers and potential customers. Do you really want to be known as the 'used to be line clearance guys' tree company?
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Check on Amazon. Not too bad. About 150.00 and change US$. The SMH10. Guessing that is what you had. Buying pairs saves a little and you have a back up.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    No, shipping was by freight truck. Was $141 shipping for my order and they charge extra for residential delivery. I had it dropped at a shop up the road owned by a friend.
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    3 Days Ago
    On parade.
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    3 Days Ago
    As to the original question, that depends :lol:
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    A follow up on the springs. Here's a couple pics to hopefully give some perspective on the truck stance. I bought the HD springs which are rated for about 1400 lbs more than the original. Not sure if they are for a different version of the truck, possibly what evolved into the F550? They also have the HD springs for the front which have 3 leaves instead of 2 and are rated for 1125 lbs more. I may end up buying those as well depending on how it handles and if I feel like stiffer springs up front would be beneficial. 43-901HD rear 43-630HD front
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Ditto. Hard to talk Katy into living on the Keyes though,do some work for Virginia or something.
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    3 Days Ago
    Still snowing........
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    3 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Echo 2511t in Chainsaws!
    The quarter pitch mini chain from Stihl is 71PM I think. That's what I run on the MS150.
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    3 Days Ago
    I can't remember the last time I wore out the engine in a saw. I use synthetic mix oil though. I run saws until they fall apart. The cases and screw holes stripping out, etc. I bought a half dozen 200T top handles back when Stihl quit making them and I'm still running 5 of them. I keep two on each bucket truck and my groundman has one on the chip truck. I've bought 6 MS150 top handles in the last 4 years, only 2 are still running. Those got busted up from dropping them, mostly. Way too many issues, I won't buy another. Mid size and large saws I own enough that no one saw gets a ton of hours. I do work on them as needed. Easy enough to throw a saw in the shop when it messes up and look at it on the weekend or evening when I'm bored. Again, I have enough saws that there are plenty of spares and no one saw is critical to being able to work. Over half of my saws are over 10 years old, a few are pushing 15 years old. If you keep up on the small issues as they occur then it's easier to keep using the saw instead of replacing it. If you let several minor issues add up then one day you get fed up and junk it instead of fixing a dozen problems at once. You just say it's worn out and buy a new one.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Chocolate and coffee.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    No Stig. Our Pyrenees would not harm a soul, unless protecting kids or livestock. Funny how people are so leary or frightened of them for their size. But they are just big lovers. It was Daisy. Rot and cattle dog mix that was a rescue. We were seeing signs in her. Trying to work with her and the new pup calmed her down some. But the writing was on the wall. Nipped a walker down on the road.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Exactly. Just can't take the risk. Some dogs are just a liability. Definitely sux for wife and kids though. Just added stress for me. Booked through April and can't move on squat. Just on call getting house foundered and pinching pennies. Trouble with my environment is that it rarely freezes. All we have is slushy snow on red clay muddymuck. Heavy work, on hold till we can move equipment in and out. Bleagh
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    3 Days Ago
    Hope it works out for her and your family Brett. 5 days of snow and rain. Started my day with my CCW renewal class in snowing cold. Instructor reminded us, it could be worse, like in Milwaukee. Came home and had to surrender a family dog to animal control for a biting incident. She'll be euthanized by the end of the week. :(
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Hydraulic attachments? in Gear Forum
    Imagine using your gas powered pole pruner all day long from a bucket. Then imagine attaching two pressurized hoses to the back end of it so you can't just flip it around. You have to brace it against your body and turn your entire body to move the saw. And you wonder why line clearance guys always make such lousy cuts? You couldn't pay me enough to use a hydraulic saw.
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