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  • Raj's Avatar
    2 Minutes Ago
    Raj replied to a thread PPE et al in Tree Felling and Rigging
    Much of the issued clothes had anti-chemical/biological/nuclear qualities (they smelled funny) Domers = condoms.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    10 Minutes Ago
    Shit, where is everybody? Tumbleweeds blowing up in here!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    31 Minutes Ago
    Hell yea... that's enough of a fall to kill yourself.
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  • PCTREE's Avatar
    55 Minutes Ago
    I shouldn't even post on this thread:/: I run a VERY high production operation with minimal manpower, we break a couple of the safety rules as we are all highly skilled and I would like to think highly paid individuals. We strive for production with acceptable risks. To date the worst accident on one of my job's was a guy tripping and falling off of a truck bed, broken wrist and shoulder.....
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    When I was in the Navy we just had regular underwear.
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  • pigwot's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    This thread got me thinking a few thoughts: Safety vs. risk is an interesting thing. We all take calculated risks, whether we acknowledge that or not. We 'choose' the level of risk we are comfortable with, but we can't really 'choose' to be safe; there is no guarantee of that goal, as it is a moving target. Through shared knowledge and learning, sometimes tempered by a range of other input data (experience, caution, testosterone, bravado, laziness, obsessive compulsions) we each have developed patterns of behavior (a personal 'understanding' of the risks in tree work) that sometimes reduces and sometimes increases the likelihood of our exposure to risk. The majority of us consciously and unconsciously work to minimize risk to the best of our understanding. Safety is a state of mind perhaps, but risk is the world we live in on a daily basis. I worked in trees intensely for a few years, and then again every few years, off and on for 31 years now. My lifetime exposure to risk, and thus, one might assume a seemingly arbitrary 'risk-quotient' is much lower than any of you who have been at it for five (or six) days a week, 50 weeks a year, for years. That is solely due to my having less of a total exposure to the inherent risks. I was off the spars for a few years at a time; less exposure = less risk. I took time off to go to school (well, I worked trees on the side to pay for nursing school), and worked as a nurse in a trauma unit, and as a hospice nurse (look up nosocomial infections - talk about exposure to things that can kill you!). All-in-all I likely have only 15 to 18 years total experience in those 31 years. And, most of the highest-risk, craziest things I've done were before Go-Pro and phone cameras (luckily). What I realize every time I start up a tree, or climb on a motorcycle for that matter, is that I inherently am accepting the risks involved. Certain things to me are basic for my risk-reduction (perhaps I could also phrase it: 'a tendency toward safety'). I will not judge another for their choices; I make mine all the time. I will wear a helmet, as even a seemingly minor pop on the noggin can be life-altering. I have had way too many Closed Head Injury patients to not put on a lid. I can 'see' myself incapacitated, and so I choose to minimize that outcome. And, back in the day we used manila, natural crotched, and our 'Port-a-Wrap' was the trunk of the tree...
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Translation please?
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  • pigwot's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    pigwot replied to a thread Husqvarna 390xp in Chainsaws!
    I had the 181, 281, 288 progression; 281 in the shed with new piston, jug, and rings waiting for me to find the time to be resurrected. 2100Xp also currently in the red-shirt category...
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  • Altissimus's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    ... never gone to double lockers on my Safeties , old school rope snaps for me. Feel safer actually , said this before "Why not Triple locks then ? OSHA may kill me up there"
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Deva, I should get a picture of the bollard on my Wraptor. I believe it is at least an 09 demo model. I believe I got to fly it at the WCGTG. Have to belay the rope now like adding weight to an SRT line. It will run up 9/16-5/8ths fine. It's on it's third clutch spring set and second set of clutches. 2nd fuel tank and clutch housing from a 60 foot fall. 2nd on off switch. 3rd set of fuel lines, filters and primer. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Nice score buddy. :thumbup:
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  • flushcut's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    flushcut replied to a thread Husqvarna 390xp in Chainsaws!
    I think the order is 288, 288 lite, 385, 390. I have a 385 and it has been very good to me over the years, but a 390 is on my wish list.
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  • flushcut's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Now if you said you used manilla and taking wraps with natty crotch rigging that might be acceptable.
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  • flushcut's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Score!
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  • Gypo's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Gypo replied to a thread Husqvarna 390xp in Chainsaws!
    Yep. First saw I ever ran as a kid was a 288. Dad cut timber with em, 281 before that, 181 before that, pioneer before that, and he started with 125's. Think him n his dad had a 797 and an xl 12 when he was a kid.
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  • Gypo's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Gypo replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Sounds like nice stuff Stig.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Enlighten us. Did the Russian troops not pull out of the Afrin ahead of the shelling?
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    You haven't missed anything .
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    oh yeah...forgot about the second pre-set line for someone else to come and get me...my bad. I reckon here collectively we are 'safe', with a tinge of 'safe enough' and a serving of 'safer-er' :)
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    I can still order the White ones from Germany suppliers.
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  • Magnus's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    As I understand it, GB had production in North America and in AU. US chainsaw bar production is gone. The white ones I sold here was Austraila made. I think they still are. The orange was North America I think.
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  • Bodean's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    The wife bought it for the Husband tree co owner and he never used it...ever. It's either a great Tool or Investment...either way this thing is awesome. I know it'll last forever... Look at Stephen's.... Where is Nobivy's original?..
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  • Bodean's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Bodean replied to a thread CHIPDROP.INC in Business Management
    People love the fruit wood chips for smoking...mesh bag when i hit the orchards....
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  • Maximalist's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Maximalist replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    You've heard a lot, but do not understand the meaning :)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Peter you can get free grain (barley?) bags around here used in beer making. The guys would love to give them to you and see them live a second life. I took 300 to use as garbage bags and didn't even begin to put a dent in his stash.
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  • cory's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    CRAZY story, Bounce!
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Yeah, I heard that the Russians pulled out.
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  • Bounce's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    About 3 years ago I died (and was resuscitated) after contracting an antibiotic-resistant staph infection from being pricked by a rose thorn. I remember laying there in the hospital thinking “THIS is how I die?!? After all the crazy things I’ve done, I get killed by a rose bush?!? WTF?!?!” It’s true. Safety IS an illusion. As long as you’re alive, there’s no hiding from risk.
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  • Bounce's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    What an excellent article! Well written too. I am going to give this to my new FNG to read. Maybe it’ll take.
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  • Raj's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Raj replied to a thread CHIPDROP.INC in Business Management
    Easier to sell it around here if it's in bags. I'd like to find a cheap source for bags. My jobs are small so I've been leaving chips on site for custys. If I had large quantities I have a few free dump sites, landscape supply yards, some farms.
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  • Raj's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Raj replied to a thread PPE et al in Tree Felling and Rigging
    The army had a bunch of PPE, right down to special socks and underwear. Most troops carried a few domers, I tried to carry as many as I could.
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  • Maximalist's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Maximalist replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I thought this gringos was to blame. As always.
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  • Mellow's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    I'm sort of safe, I guess. I always wear a hardhat, gloves, boots, and ear plugs; occasionally wear glasses. On the "unsafe" side, I don't wear chaps, and I often hold my chainsaw with one hand while holding a branch with the other. That's how I've done it for 38 years; it may not be "right" but it's right for me. I also use natural crotch rigging and if I have to climb, which is rarely, I use a taut-line hitch. Yup, I'm old school and proud of it.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    the Russians cleared out for them it sounds like. a deal got made. oil involved.
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  • Mellow's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Mellow replied to a thread CHIPDROP.INC in Business Management
    It's easier and faster to just give them away. Plus, it's harder for someone to complain about the occasional log or bit of rakings that often get tossed into the mix when it's free.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    One thing that troubles me is the fact that there is no real outrage from the usual suspects. Whats the real reason for the invasion? Someone want control of the area for a pipe line? BP need some cheap oil leases?
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Yarp. One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. I think Hillary Clinton said that...yep.
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Terroristy/freedom fightery. ATM we are being pitched that they are the latter. Could all change tomorrow of course.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    I dont think they like the term Socialists now Kevin. Apparently the term now is Communalism?
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