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    Big 4' DBH dead ash at the neighboring county's EMS station. Climbed, dropped off leaders and dropped the top, then felled the spar. Filled the log truck max load, ready for firewood. Cleaned up & stump ground by 2 pm. Job went off totally fine, headed back to the shop. 1/2 way back, oh snap. There goes the wheel off the chipper, eased into a country home's driveway. Brakes were in pieces, still seeing chunks of flaming pad on the gravel. Oh boy, bearing go on it? Yep, and the torsion axle sheared off, too! Local trailer place doesn't have one in stock, but can get us an 8000 lb Dexter one in a couple of days for about $1400. At least the homeowner was fine with leaving it there overnight. Will have to go back first thing in the morning with a flatbed equipment trailer and try to pick up the 8,000 lb. chipper with the grapple truck and set it on the trailer to bring it home. Hmmm... could just take the other wheel off, set it on the flatbed trailer and chip like that into the chip truck!
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    I'm sure this is lore of old, covered in the past many times over, but why do you refer to your Swiss wife as a mail order bride?
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I'm allergic, but not to the point of anaphylactic shock (like my grandfather was) -- more just swelling, hives, discomfort, possible shortness of breath. Easy 1/2 day today -- I dismantled a red bud out front (leaving all wood) while we set up out back in the alley with the grapple truck. Took down a walnut, piece by piece -- grappled or craned out with slings. Very light chipping duty, Got a few keeper logs out of the deal for milling. Neighbors were highly impressed, want us back for an ash and a Siberian elm removal. Then off to greet a friend moving back into the area, nice social time this evening, his family & mine.
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    I liked these: Cutecumbers Can't really do pickles due to the garlic -- doesn't sit well in the GI tract.
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    I could throw on a country boy North Carolina hillbilly accent and be virtually unintelligible.
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/B3KBuQHHKx0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> (This is why SpaceX's first cargo was a wheel of cheese.) Steve, I've always thought it was bad advertising to thieves to put out a large screen TV box in the trash. Now I understand the rationale behind it! :lol:
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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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    ^ Is that your needs list? Always need steel 'biners, especially after the chipper carnage... :/:
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    Thanks! That's for sure helpful -- to know which pictures were in what order to tell the story. Now I just need the actual text...
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    Sometimes I sling our Stihl backpack blower with just a single strap, so it is running at a 45 degree angle. Granted, that is just for a quick driveway blow-off or the like, usually under 5 minutes. Extended blow-offs, such as when we drop a crispy dead cottonwood in the street and it shatters into exactly 15.4 million pieces, I for sure run upright with both shoulder straps.
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    Hmmm, thought Workhorse was the first (or nearly so): https://electrek.co/2018/01/09/workhorse-opens-reservation-electric-pickup-truck/
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    Pat, Brian -- can someone with a 7' at 150' poster take a photo or two (top half, bottom half) and send them to me (or simply post them at decent resolution)? Semi-secret project in the wings... Mostly need to be able to read the copy (text) of it. Thanks in advance -- good things will result, let me assure you! My trips to the saw shop that has one are infrequent, otherwise I'd go do it myself. ;)
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    The man pushed him in -- I saw it! Then the other dog nosed him in on the other side! Scoundrels!
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    Bailey's calls them either felling dogs or bumper spikes. First term sounds cool, second one sounds sissy...
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    For root pruning, I use a $5 folding Harbor Freight saw; sharp enough when new, cheap to replace.
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    I never found a tradeoff with Net10 (or Tracfone, the parent company -- apart from being more expensive). StraightTalk (from Walmart) is also another reseller that uses Verizon towers.
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    Some people have transmission trouble in the drive through -- truck goes into R abruptly...
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    FDA & CDC is saying to throw it all away -- big e. coli outbreak in it right now, hospitalizations due to kidney failure. Sticking with baby greens & red leaf/green leaf lettuce for right now!
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    First Aid kit is in the truck. Crazy Glue is one additional for minor (Silky) cuts. Plus ibuprofen and antacid for personnel relief. We don't work alone, except me with the stump grinder at times. I don't intend to pull a Tree Machine on that front!
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