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    Well done, Jim!!!
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    Indeed. Boring suits me just fine...
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    Ben Cartwright!!!

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    First job was an uneventful silver maple removal, saved the wood for firewood on the log truck. Started to grind the stump, but the grinder bearings and drive chain gave way -- time for more maintenance. On to Job #2:

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    Watching diy getting- unstuck videos is useful.
    I guess I shouldn't have read this thread yesterday. Both trucks got stuck today in the same property, about the same spot. First the chip truck got stuck backing in. Flat ground, at first glance seemed solid enough despite some measure of snow melt. Then we realized that the gushing water nearby wasn't coming from the downspout, but from a sump pump in the basement. It was turning the whole area into a marsh, sinking the chipper & making it an 8000 lb. boat anchor. Oh well, we did the job: remove 2 medium black walnuts (we got the logs, bonus!) while I took down a mulberry leader over the power lines. To get out, I sprinkled some chips under the tires and we hitched the 4x4 F150 pickup (4x4 low) to the front tow hooks and gave it just enough extra forward momentum to get out.

    Then it was the log truck's turn. Backed it in, picked up the logs, craned out the 2 trunks, loaded them up -- then its rear wheels started spinning in the marsh (stick, granny low). Tried tugging on it with the 10,000 lb chipper winch, no go. Had to use the grapple telescoping out to another walnut trunk and alternately the ground to push the truck from behind + using the winch to pull from the front. That got the truck out, but it blew a tire on a railroad tie as it was coming out of the yard into the alley.

    And whoever hooked the chipper winch line to the front of the truck just used the open end of the steel carabiner as a hook without closing the gate, so it was just a bit bent out of shape after the ordeal, but not by much. 1/2" 8000 lb. old climbing line held & the winch spindle didn't give either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutball View Post
    Chip truck got stuck in the mud today. It almost drove out till something in the powertrain broke.

    Any similar experiences?
    Im guessing a broken axle. Happened to me. Relatively easy fix.
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    Jim thats awesome. You got some sacred ground!
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    Congrats Jim!

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    Yo, Jim!
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Most excellent Jim Leasehold is inherently nerve wracking...will they/won't they extend, re-negotiate, sell, take it back....now it's YOURS!
    Keep smiling, they will wonder what you're up to...

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    It's always better when people get the feeling that they will regret their decision, before they have to regret their decision.

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    Now you have a place to bury your dead pets.
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    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
    at aldrei deyr:
    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.

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