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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    22 Minutes Ago
    Daphne looks to be a Good Girl!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    25 Minutes Ago
    A good dump can make or break you!
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    26 Minutes Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    That 090 with the brake belonged to Steve Melzer who used to post on another forum as many of us did at one time .Steve was what you might call a "high class" collector of saws and other things .I'm not certain he ever used them ,kept the damned things in the house .They say the house was a mansion too .Some place near Chicago .
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  • Raj's Avatar
    35 Minutes Ago
    Raj replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nothing exciting today. Trim back a maple from a backyard deck. Nice to make one trip with cart. Topped up the f350, had two other prunes stacked and coleslawed in it, trying to figure what to do with it aince my free dump site wants $50 a ton now. :( Note the new cs355t. :) Had two bushes to cut down for an old friend and then 6 8 or so inch stumps and one 22 inch stump to grind. Finally had a full day of no rain.
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  • Marc-Antoine's Avatar
    42 Minutes Ago
    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    When I began treework, I was tempted to buy one of these big saws to deal with the (rare indeed) big trees, or at least just for the fun of it. But I have on hand a 3120xp with a 44" bar. It's hard enough on the ground, and no way I want an heavier saw with me in a tree.
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  • Grendel's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Dirty rope would grind up an aluminum porty pretty quick. There was a picture of a mangled one floating around not too long ago. . . Channeled right through the pipe. They also melted a lot of rope from what I hear, which makes sense since it absorbs the heat faster than a steel one would.
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  • rfwoody's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Thanks, MasterBlaster!!
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  • rico11764's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    My other pooch Daphne.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    The vest works best when worn up high. It looks kinda goofy but the chest area responds to it better that the belly region.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    I've thought that insulation on the outside of the pack's pockets would be great. I think a thin piece of closed-cell foam would do it.
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  • Benjo75's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Benjo75 replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    Mine came in today. I had ordered an extra set of cooling packs. They weren't in there. I have a call in to them now. I put the packs that did show up in the freezer for an hour. The vest fits pretty good. I originally had it a little loose but soon tightened it up. It feels cooler the more it is in contact with the skin. I got the sport vest. I think it could ride a little lower but I'll see how it goes at work tomorrow. It likes about 2 inches coming to the top of my pants. Other than that it fits nicely. So far around the house and in the shop I love it. I'm not going to want to take it off. In fact I'm not. It doesn't look goofy like I thought it might. I wouldn't mind wearing it just about anywhere. I think I'm going to see if I can find one of those long sleeved spandex type shirts to go over the top. Might keep it against the skin and would definitely help keep it cleaner. I got the orange color and it will be ruined after one good oak stain day. I know it's going to get stained anyway but some of my shirts look like I change oil for a living. Thanks for turning me on to these vests. I'll let y'all know how the extra cooling pack situation works out. Almost looking forward to tomorrow. But not quite.
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  • Benjo75's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    As said the bollard on my GRCS is aluminum. I haven't noticed any wear as of yet and I've had it for about 9 years. I have also been using the Safebloc for about 4 months. I've been using 1/2 rope with it. Only used 3/4 a few times. There us noticeable wear in several places where the 1/2 rope is slowly wearing through. It's not bad yet but I don't see getting more than a year out of it. A 3/4 would wear longer but I don't use 3/4 as much as I used to. Maybe an aluminum POW wouldn't hold up as well. I would think it would though.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    You can also just blow real hard into the siphon hose, but his way was is mo better.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    I've got to empty my secondary tank, which is contaminated. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GjUqVFmRZ2U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • sotc's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    Maybe a Brazilian model
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  • Nutball's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Nutball replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    Here's one with a chain brake, must be a very late model. That's what threw me off at first until I found this picture. http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf/ed1d619968136da688256af40002b8f7/4dee9715a9e84b3988256c1a0004d086?OpenDocument
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Looking for your collective insight into employees. From where you find applicants, to your filtering process, initial interviewing and field-day practical skills/ working interview, to keeping them motivated and content while doing their job...
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Yup.
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  • SimplyArbor's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    http://www.arbortechsupply.com/buckinghamaluminumport-a-wrapiii.aspx
    11 replies | 101 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    Wonder who is an available saw builder these days. Waiting weeks is no big deal. Waiting months...
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Pull up...
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    I don't have much faith in aluminum for strength or wear but I haven't had any experience with the more exotic grades.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Seems like rope glazing on expensive bull-ropes would balance out increased expenses on hardware, but for some reason people don't make them. Seems like a larger drum with less room for wraps on a shorter barrel might work better for bend radius, at least. Certainly a successful design, just wondering about building a better mouse trap.
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  • BlackSmith's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    BlackSmith replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    I never seen one with a chain brake...
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  • Limbrat's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    You guys beat me to the punch!
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  • Limbrat's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    I would think durability Sean. Aluminum would wear, ding, and bend easier than steel. It'a a port-a-wrap Jim, lowering device.
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Essentially a piece of pipe with handles and rope guides around which the rope is wrapped a variable amount for variable braking force. Some large bollards for lowering are aluminum, like the GRCS. Is the Hobbs all steel? http://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?item=16862
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread Why aren't POWs Aluminum? in Gear Forum
    Porta wrap Jim, the friction device used for lowering.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Port o wrap...a friction device for managing wood lowering, Jim. Sean, I don't think aluminum can take the friction/abrasion...even the harder alloys. And cost might be a factor, too.
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Whats a POW? I keep thinking those chaps that built that bridge......
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  • sotc's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Stihl 090AV? in Chainsaws!
    I need a bigger one hahaha. Now they have your email, spam city coming
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Since aluminum dissipates heat better than steel, and you can build them as strong as needed, why doesn't anybody make them?
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