The first one, Gary. That has no relationship to a barberchair. That's just plain old not accounting for where the stem of a felled tree will likely end up once severed. Just dumb sawmanship.
The second...who can say, from that angle...any number of miscalculations could be the cause. My best guess is that either the load was grossly under-estimated, or the load was not freed. Either way, the crane operator screwed the pooch by not reading the way things were going early enough to boom down, just as Butch posited.
Of course I didn't, ya loony toon . He said "Not a barberchair but kind of similar...."...I said it wasn't anything like a barberchair, and I'll stand by that statement 'til central Louisiana freezes over.
Selective partial quoting is a bad thing, my friend. It is about the same thing as lying. Our politicians of all stripes excel in it.
I cut the stump down a few feet on this one just on the off chance that the next tree hit the stump it wouldn't lift the but.
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Man, internet connectivity is a rough go when you live out in the tule berries... the company's gopo has just set in the truck lately, cause I can't get stuff to upload. Here's a cottonwood stem that I felled for another foreman (in vid) on a super gusty day. I was told that all the fruit trees HAD to save out.https://youtu.be/vIUuA2-sIbc
Talk about a lucky shot... man... it was like I got a micro-calm out of the wind right as the back cut went home.