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  1. tophopper

    Mobile / spider lifts

    Hey all. It's been some time..... Curious who here has experience running a mobile lift? Granted these are very useful tools and can make an unsafe tree workable, I have come to hate them! I'm beginning to feel like they're over used, and many climbers are starting to rely on them like a...
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    Anyone near Santa Monica, CA??? I need help ASAP

    My situation is somewhat urgent
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    Best Rope Bags?

    Looking for some feedback on rope bags. What do you use? Why do you like it or not? Im looking for a bag I can keep a full DRT climbing kit with harness, helmet, and handsaw. And a second bag for an SRT kit. Been eyeballing the DMM bags Any thoughts or feedback?
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    Looking for a new rear handle 'in tree' saw.

    I just bought a 562 and am pushing a 24" bar without any troubles at all. This things runs like a raped ape! Torquey lil guy. :)
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    The best way to kill a Cottonwood.....if it fits.

    Ok. Im a bit rusty on embedding a video...... Here's a big cottonwood I slayed a few months back for a local municipality. I had to rig out the end of one low leader, airmailed some backweight off the primary, and then sent it on its way...
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    TCIA Expo 2013

    Hmmmm. Must have been something in the air. We too got into a little shine down at Expo. Cept this was the real deal! :D
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    Stein Vega Harness

    This looks promising. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Worthy of a re-post!

    I love this video. <iframe src="" width="352" height="288" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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    City workers felling a tree......bystander injured.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> more on the story here;
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    Tree Care in Developing Nations

    Heres another.
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    Anyone seen this yet? Another good one!
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    Cajun Pawn Stars

    You ever stop in there Butch?
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    Log in time out?

    Is it possible to extend the automatic log out for no activity? I log in each time I visit the site, and sometime when writing a lengthy reply I get automatically logged out. When I log back in I lose my entire post. The time period for automatic log out must be 10 or 15 minutes? Is it possible...
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    High Voltage Cable Inspection

    This about the coolest thing Ive ever seen.
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    2 way radios

    Im looking for input on 2 way radios to use for treework such as doing crane jobs. Im not interested in cheap ones, looking for good quality and durability, as well as ease of use for a climber to communicate to ground personnel. Good battery life and good reception is a must also.
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    So..... what is your bridge made out of?

    For those who climb on saddle with a floating front attachment, what is your bridge constructed of? Mine is made of dyneema. Triple layered and stitched. How bout you?
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    New federal DOT cell phone law, effective January 3rd.

    Got Bluetooth? Some pretty hefty fines for violations too, especially for employers. Now if they would just ban cell phone use...
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    whos going? I'll be there from 11/1 thru 11/5....... hoping to meet up with some housers Ive never met. OTG, NEtree? Who else?
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    Arborist / Tree Service near Jacksonville FL?

    Who's near Jacksonville / Orange Park? I have an old classmate who needs some treework. Not looking for anyone to give any deals, but since it would be a referral, Id expect the highest quality work at an honest price. As it should be. Brian? Brett? Joel?
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    Your niche?

    What do you consider your niche or specialty? Where I currently work, Im known one of the removal guys. I get all the uglies no-one else will do or cannot do, because Im good at them and get them done safely. The other day my general foreman made a comment that he thinks I like the hazardous...
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