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    Tree felling vids

    Well , blame ... you know how that is post incident , seems irrelevant (but you are right , he indeed set up a dangerous situation so it is on him). Seems the wrist clearly presented with deformity and swelling in the video.
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    Another apparently severe threat to hardwood trees.

    The Ash are doomed
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    Pulling big ones

    Agreed , drag it around back with plastic jetsled .....heavy yes , uphill sucks , but it's truly portable and will work where no heavy equipment could ever go.
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    Pulling big ones

    12 Ton single line IS a big dog
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    Pulling big ones

    The Tirfor remains the ultimate Tree Puller in my gear , have five different winches but the Tirfor is the big dog ...
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    Tree felling vids

    .... disagree , I've seen some. Some don't most do , just my time as a First Responder talking
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    Pruning - Remove Every Leaf From Black Walnut

    I like Dinasour shapes
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    Pruning - Remove Every Leaf From Black Walnut

    If you offered me the job I'd probably refuse it ... can't make a Tree into a Shrub is my beliefs
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    Another apparently severe threat to hardwood trees.

    Pleasant news ... sarcasm imogi
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    Cone screw for splitting large wood.

    Mebbee run a rip cut a third or so deep and leapfrog steel wedges
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    Cone screw for splitting large wood.

    Yep , probably no easy way
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    Friction Saver / False Crotch?

    I wouldn't bother with something like that ...Once in a while a 540 wrap but generally I just use two safeties. Set one at positive the other at even or negative
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    Tree felling vids

    That would work as well ... but now the ground would have two tasks. Let it run some once cut plus pull the directional as it leaves the cut ... multi-task. Not sure about them ... they might have been having a bad day.
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    Tree felling vids

    Gerry is right about options unused making the cuts, yes a swing towards the hole ... Ixskllr , to avoid this we might have taken the limb in three pieces
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    Asplundh Blues

    The guys on our local crew are good , experienced , plus tbe Morons get culled. Front office decision screws the guys on the line working. Like I said , have no idea why they took all the top handles off the trucks (their climbers are still allowed use) I can only assume the reason was an...
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    Tree felling vids

    He is tough ... mebbee drove himself to the Hospital in the Chip Truck
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    Tree felling vids

    He did know the shot was dangerous ... big , heavy , and the ground HAD TO let it run to not get hurt. (Though he did know he had two fractures later too)
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    Canopy anchors

    Yeah I keep simple as well (if possible) ... base tie then up and over something good
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    Asplundh Blues

    I am in the habit of always having three small web slings with non lockers on my saddle even if I don't think I need them , goes quickly to girth to to the limb on both sides of the cut and use the carbiners on eachother , set up and make cut then stow saw. If the pieces are light just loosen...
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    Asplundh Blues

    What I see is is they already have lost efficiency using Fanno's plus it's laborious. Thinking I could beat them using a top handle plus a couple slings ... and maybe avoid the worn shoulder , elbow , and wrist joints on cutting side.
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