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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    6 Minutes Ago
    I like how it's brighter on one side...
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    24 Minutes Ago
    Pure beauty, Mario.
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  • sotc's Avatar
    55 Minutes Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Murphy Switches. in Gear Forum
    The switch just bypasses your gauges. If you look inside your oil pressure and water temp gauges you'll see the needle and a short post. The post in the oil gauge is the main one. When you hold the button in the chipper will run when there is no oil pressure. As soon as the needle leaves the post you can let go of the button. The water post is on the high side of the needle, if the temp gets high enough for the needle to hit the post the engine shuts down. Good safety to have in place
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  • dsptech's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    I didn't have anything other then an 80' hank of blue streak. Over the last couple of weeks I bought another 150 feet of it, 150 of 1/2 stable braid, omni-block 2.6, couple of lengths of tenex (3/4 whoopie, 5/8 Loopie) and a large stainless porty. Now I'm broke. So those short and very affordable ropes are going to fill in the gaps in my gear lineup. Need to get more work and don't want to pass on potential jobs for not having the appropriate gear on hand.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    True dat! I've never had to buy one...
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Where in Maryland Chris.?
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    I love my shorter ropes, but like Burnham, I like my ropes long to start. They get shorter on their own
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Dayum! Cool...
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  • dsptech's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    100% correct. I got a PHD in Physics, an MA, Psychology, a BA in Engineering, and a Sildeline in Arborculture.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Sideline is like a 2nd job orrrrr something.
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  • dsptech's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Ah thanks for that. Making a permanent entry in my Arborist Terminology Handbook right now.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Side line, two words.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Thanks for the intro, brother!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    I drink one bottle before I leave the house and carry two to work. I don't always drink the second, but it's there if I need it. Don't forget you'll need a small cooler to store the spare cool packs in.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Could it be the vibration that is killing them? Might move it.
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  • canadianclimber's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Thanks. Same brand every time. Same that came with the chipper(morbark). To be honest I don't mind switching them out, just want to make sure I'm not missing another problem. That's why I was wonder what the switch all protects.
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    It's sad to think people aren't smart enough to do the right thing without piss'n money away on lawyers.
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  • sotc's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Murphy Switches. in Gear Forum
    Sorry, I was being funny. I've never had an issue that I can recall with thousands of hours. Are you using the same brand of switch every time?
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Hello, I joined The Treehouse a week or so ago after seeing August Hunicke speak highly of it but I am just now seeing this thread for new members. I have been falling, limbing, bucking, and splitting trees (~30" DBH max) for 15 years or so on a small woodlot and for friends... no climbing. I was spared several times after doing stupid and ignorant dangerous things (e.g. cutting through the hinge). Eventually I began to pay attention to and understand what they were talking about in the Stihl owner's manuals, etc. about techniques and safety. About 4 years ago got into chainsaw milling and was inspired by Will Malloff and his book. Before I quit my city job about a year ago I knew I wanted to go into firewood sales to supplement SS. Was inspired by a one man operation on Youtube -- Tim H. Gruchow -- who has a tree removal and firewood business in Minnesota. Also by another "older" gentleman, an engineer, on Youtube...self taught climbing... Terry Hale From Will Malloff's book I leaned about Douglas Dent's book and the BC "Fallers' and Buckers' Handbook" and have studied them Then I heard about Jeff Jepson and eventually acquired and studied all 3 of his books. After being inspired to think about taking up climbing for simple tree removals, I bought Peter "Treeman" Jenkins's "Tree Climbing Basics" At some point I heard about Jerry Beranek as highly recommended, and got his book -- but it was "old" (pre-2000) ... and like an idiot, I discounted it and ignored it for a while. Then recently I saw August Hunicke's interview with Mr. Beranek, and having seen lots of August Hunicke's videos and respecting his judgement I started reading "The Fundamentals of General Treework" and it is amazing the organized, 360 degree "brain dump" of years of experience that Mr. Beranek put into this book. I recently bought the full "Working Climber" DVD set and have begun watching them. Also, have ordered the "Art & Science of Practical Rigging" DVD and book and it should be here soon. I am planning on teaching myself to climb for simple tree removals (and pruning my own trees)... and to begin on trees on my own small woodlot. Equipment: chainsaws, rope, and accompanying paraphernalia, and a 1995 Dodge 2500 (which is in the shop). I am insured and have my first year memberships in the TCIA and ISA I have other responsibilities which might prohibit or restrict my ability to be a dependable part-time worker for an existing tree company. So for learning and training -- I am pretty much dependent on my own experience, books, Youtube, etc. ---- and now -- THIS valuable resource.... all the helpful folks here at "The Treehouse" I am married with two grown sons. I know that in the best of circumstances, God willing, I only have a few years left to physically be able to do this (but thanks be to God, I am currently in pretty good health for a 63 year old guy, but age eventually gets us all). As a wannabee big-time timber faller and climber (e.g. August Hunicke, Reg Coates, -- on Youtube), in one sense I wish I had gotten into this a long time ago.... but a long time ago I would have probably been too scared. Now, at 63, however it seems the intersection of age, ability, desire, etc. are all coming together at a MUCH lower level than most of you other guys work at :) ... but, I think, doable for me -- and maybe I'll have a few years of it part-time. Looking to make a small living in the tree removal and firewood business. Thanks for all the help y'all have given me so far! Best Wishes, Robert Wood.
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