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  • CoreyYLTG's Avatar
    4 Minutes Ago
    Right now I'm working my guts out. Trying to take a day off once a week for the sake of my guys, but I normally end up doing bids or grinding stumps or something. This is my first year really being on my own. In the past when I dabbled in it I always subbed a few days a week. Now I don't have that to fall back on and I'm doing a cash grab. I'm desperate for a chip truck, a mini skid, and a stump grinder. All of that will happen this year but I want it now.
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  • Chris E's Avatar
    6 Minutes Ago
    Levi if you need more work give Google Adwords a shot, I just turned mine back on a few mins ago cos my calender is pretty bare atm. Theres no commitment etc so its pretty risk free, I pay someone to manage my campaign so I'm clueless on technical details but I do know that it causes my phone to ring.
    96 replies | 3308 view(s)
  • sotc's Avatar
    13 Minutes Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Cory, you need to go to Paul's and have his kids teach you how to upload pics brother!
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  • cory's Avatar
    31 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Paul, btw, when a storm hits, would you mostly wait for the phone to ring or are you pre-set up with contacts at insurance companies and stuff like that? Thanks.
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  • cory's Avatar
    34 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Well that was the story and there are a couple pics on my phone, idk how to get em outta there and onto here.
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  • Grendel's Avatar
    36 Minutes Ago
    Grendel replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Cory doesn't do pics. That Chipper is terrifying!! :\:
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    49 Minutes Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    So where are the pics and stories, Cory?
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  • Levi's Avatar
    52 Minutes Ago
    Levi replied to a thread Owner Operators in Business Management
    :thumbup:
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    53 Minutes Ago
    Hard to keep up on everything. A LOTTA LOTTA of gunk in the fins, particularly toward the bottom. Start with the basics, right. Never really tried water cleaning, for fear of bending the fins. Always just did air. Some of both seems to be in order. Wednesday might be a maintenance day, if I get lucky. 2 radiators to check/ clean, oils to change, lubing, and all that. Might sell my 1/2 ton and little SUV for a 3/4 ton crew cab 4wd, so time to clean 'em a bit more. Dahlia prefers an extended cab or standard. That means she gets to sit next to me, rather than the back seat. Her .02. :lol:
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  • cory's Avatar
    58 Minutes Ago
    cory replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Just curious, generally how far 1 way do you travel to keep your crane busy?
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
  • Buddy's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Buddy replied to a thread Owner Operators in Business Management
    In a world of the blind, the one eyed man is king.
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  • cory's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    cory replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Doubled!! Dayum! I would be honored to come down and rough it with you, for sure. I already do a fair amount of crane work so I know they are usually crazy productive. We took out a truly massive pin oak from a tight courtyard on Friday with a 33t, one huge limb low over the brand new roof was 2700lbs, mind blowing cuts. 8'-10' trunk sections were about 5000lbs. I was like omg we'd be here for a week using a climber or just a bucket. Idk, owning a crane and thus being able to use it on those trees where it would be nice but not required would be sweet, but I'm still not likely to pull the trigger anytime soon. We run a 3 man crew plus the CO and everyone is always busy, I'd hate to have to add another employee.
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  • Buddy's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    I was hoping a high post count would make me a better climber...:?
    44 replies | 331 view(s)
  • sotc's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Owner Operators in Business Management
    My kingdom is small, but it's good to be king
    96 replies | 3308 view(s)
  • Jomo's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Jomo replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    I think it'll be a good while yet before human control's taken outta the mechanization revolution evolving so quickly now. Bipedal robots under human control from a remote full harness control room in real time, either onsite or off? You betcha, but still human operated n controlled. I think it's kinda cool meself! Like doin calisthenics at home in a control room n makin good coin for bein adept at it. Jomo
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Hope it works. The alternative will be poison if not. Might as well try it.
    685 replies | 22293 view(s)
  • PCTREE's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    PCTREE replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    I really enjoy running my crane and working in unison with my climber, with the com helmets it is really a pleasant work experience. Sure would be nice not to have to worry about your climber getting hurt though. To me I see the appeal but I think I have to get past the fact that it seems like there is no skill needed. I know you obviously still need skill to run the operation but you know what I mean right? Carl Needs to put his picks in a truck not on the ground . Logistics. I still want to see what they do with big wood. I think we are quicker but not twice as quick even though we have twice as many skilled workers. Lots of people are ready to pull the trigger on them though from what I gather.... Since I got the crane I have easily doubled my income. Cory you wouldn't regret investing I don't think, if you want come on down and rough it at my place and do some jobs with us I would be honored
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
  • NorthWoodsDiver's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    I got a new Sherril catalog today and noticed a bunch of items from a brand called Notch. I haven't looked much into gear since last fall when I bought a pole saw. Several things look to be rebranded from former brands and stuff I used to see exclusive from Tree Stuff is now in the Sherril catalog. I found one thread indicating Sherril bought Tree Stuff. What's the story? Is Nick Bonner still with the former Tree Stuff? I liked dealing with them over Sherril but I liked the catalogs with pretty pictures from Sherril.
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  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Carls latest vid got my attention, he took down a rather large white-oak-looking tree and made it look alarmingly easy. In this day and age we are always hearing of ways workers can or will be eliminated by automation. Until the treemek vids, I felt confident that nothing had yet been invented to put climbers out of biz. But the treemek acts like a feller buncher for tree tops and we all know what FB's did to tree fallers in the logging industry.
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    I guess this link belongs here given that it has to do with food production in an alternative way- there is a movement on in Louisiana where there is a bad wild hog problems, to get hunted wild hog into supermarket availability which would lessen the # of hogs out there, give people high nutrition wild harvested food, and eliminate animal cruelty of poisoning hogs which could also create food chain poisoning problems. Also there are links to the pros and cons of organic farming. http://newfoodeconomy.com/love-wild-boar-eat-seriously/
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  • Raj's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Raj replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :thumbup: Jim!
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Cory, are you getting all drawn in by that Treemek info? I know I am.
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
  • treebilly's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread Mike Rowe on TED in MBTV
    Great post and link. He had another vid about following dreams that I really liked.
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  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Thanks for the inoculate answer, I was wondering too. Lol 'owly'
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Great perspective. My worst day in business added to the rest of that week is far better than most people ever got to experience today or throughout all of history, in my opinion. I endeavor to complain about nothing.
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  • cory's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Good info, thanks. Say, you mention being able to nuke work quickly with your crane, I'm curious what you think of the Treemek and treemek vids given that you are an experienced stick crane guy. I'm thinking a stick is usually going to be faster because bigger picks can be taken but you need a man in the tree which is extra payroll and safety risk. Thanks.
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
  • Levi's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread Owner Operators in Business Management
    If you went solo, with your work ethic, you would seriously clean up.
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  • Levi's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Levi replied to a thread Owner Operators in Business Management
    Yes, we have good signage. Perhaps it's a market thing, but I can't remember ever getting a call from someone who said they saw a truck. I hope you catch a big break this summer, Sean, you deserve it.
    96 replies | 3308 view(s)
  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    FireFighterZero replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Good luck. Thanks for the explanation.
    34 replies | 214 view(s)
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