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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    This will be fun to watch...keep us in the loop!!
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Zombie trees...you guys sure do some nasty ones.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Top it they asked? No says I. Probably already dead from beetle attack and topping not only bad for the tree, but the turpine Released from topping will probably draw the beetles in to finish the job. So today, we start dismantle after someone else topped it. All stripped and chipped today. Upper topping at 100 feet. Tomorrow, negative blocking and gin pole now that the codoms are stropped in two places. Crane on Friday for the larger wood before we go crane out a nasty cracked and dead oak.
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Yes a dump trailer is the way to go. But he has yet to cut a tree for money, and so doing the chainsaw chipper and hand dragging it off for the burn pile is the first step lol. I have a backhoe that I use to unload, before I got my chipper. The rolloff trailer conversion I plan on will be able to dump, and I can run multiple redneck tubs if I get rolling. I'm also gonna make a few enclosed ones, and sell off the enclosed trailers I got. Even playing with the idea of framing up a camper, and then pull it on and bam there's my rv lol. My trucks are all going to get the same type deal, so I can switch between welding bed and tree service beds. I'm doing the oilfield body as opposed to the dedicated rolloff or hooklift, so I will have gin poles too. I'll have an extra roller I can elevate, and then winching up on that will be the dump (trying to keep it lightweight and winch based for the swap thing. Kinda like this here... Minus the size and all lol. 4" pipe for the rolling tailboard, all skids will be the same and made out of c channel. Was going to order the steel last week but I got called back to work. Simple and redneck, not specifically for tree work only, but will suffice for me for now. Guys I've talked to said they have lifted the front end of their truck up with them, picking all sorts of stupid weight. I'll do a build thread once I get started on it. Sorry bout the derail again...
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Condolences Mario. May there be peace.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Smoking deal on that one Gary. I called around. Guy traded it in to the local mfg for something bigger. They painted it, new wires, brakes, good rubber, new jack.... 3400.00 almost like new.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Bid the job by the tree adding them all up. Remember that clean up and wood removal can be 1/3 to 1/2 of the entire bid. http://masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?19429-45-Trees-3-climbers-3-weeks-of-residential-logging
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    You do have some fine equipment there, Stephen. Looks great.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    I missed it, did you get the job after reducing price by half? Keep track of every minute you spend on that job. Then after subtracting all your costs you can divide it by the hours you spent and be sure you made far less than that after uncle sam and wear and tear etc. That is one of the quickest paths to increasing you bids. :)
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    No screwing around.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    How cool is that....having TWO island girls!!!! :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Find a 10 foot x 6 X2 dump trailer 7k rated two axle for around 3400 in excellent condition and don't look back. Fug all that utility trailer shat. Waste of labor. With pockets of course so you can add 2 more feet of wood sides to keep weight down
    36 replies | 286 view(s)
  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    That is a great post, as Butch said. Additionally, there is probably very little chance that if you bought a trailer it will be just what you want to continue working with a short while from now. Buy used, buy it right (cheap) and when it's usefulness has passed sell it for the same amount or more.
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    They could have put some moderate pre-tension on the line, so the top wouldn;t sit back on the cut, then let the climber make the notch and back cut and get ready for a ride, maybe come down a few feet and stand off to the high side, and get ready for the ride... the call for the pull... when set up like that the top is going to go over a little slower, though there is still going to be some whiplash going on... just didn't have to be so bad. looked really bad to have a running saw so close to his gut as he was getting thrown forward towards it.... Gotta say.... the nice thing about a bucket is "taking a ride" isn't even a consideration in rigging..
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  • squisher's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    squisher replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Rip to the Hip. Gord Downie, tragically Hip lead singer. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/gord-downie-obit-1.4359906
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  • squisher's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    It's hard to tell. Some property management people can be huge time wasters. Others can be gold mines.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Condolences, Mario.
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