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    9 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Trailer Life in Odds and Ends
    Having lived out of a back pack for 1/3 of my life, a small trailer sure sounds like luxury. That is how I'd like to spend my retirement. Travelling the US and Canada in a small trailer.
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    stig replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yep. Stephen has ( quite unwillingly, I assume) become king of the nasties here in the House. And he deals with them in splendid fashion.
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    10 Hours Ago
    A chain , or actually two, would have saved the day, no matter how hard the pull was or how many idiotic rookies were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Just saying.
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    10 Hours Ago
    Actually, a 30 year old has just the same chance of stepping off the curb in front of a Greyhound bus as you do. I do get your point, but my brush with death last fall has mede me acutely aware of easy it is for all of us, no matter what age, to come to that STOP sign at the end of the road.
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    11 Hours Ago
    I think it is male menopause, Brian. A somewhat delayed one. Most of us get it in our fifties, ditch the old wife for a younger model, preferably with silicone tits, and buy a sports car. Robert got it way late, and decided treework was the way to go. Dangerous choice, that one. Silicone tits won't kill you,unless you are the owner, neither will a sports car, if you are smart enough to get a European or Japanese model and drive with care. Treework sure as hell will kill a newbie if he doesn't get a mentor or a gigantic bag of luck. Be interesting to see how this pans out.
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    11 Hours Ago
    Me too. I'm about an inch from crying " Bullshit", so please convince me.
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    11 Hours Ago
    Put that one in "The god that is" thread.:lol:
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    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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    22 Hours Ago
    Condolences Mario. May there be peace.
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    23 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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    23 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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    23 Hours Ago
    No screwing around.
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    23 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
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    stig replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I think we have different definitions of " Heavy pulling", Mick. We use a 22 ton Dyneema rope and a specially made porty to anchor it to. Said porty just got pulled apart, I have to meet up with a metal worker on friday to have an even bigger one made.
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    Bit on the hyper side. Have a tendency to overreact and chew a fleeing suspect into itty bitty pieces. Which is the reason they are not used as K9 dogs here. That was one cute picture. The safest owl in the world, probably.
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    stig replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Depends on the rope. We use Dyneema for pulling, it sure wouldn't work with that.
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    stig replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    You could pull it legally here. But only at 30 km/h. That gets old pretty quick.
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    2 Days Ago
    I was joking. Figured the "take the dogs for a walk" part would be a good hint at that. My apprentices are grown men BTW. Present one is 30. I prefer spending my working hours with adults, can't really communicate too well with kids in their late teens. If I needed someone to do those things, I'd find a retired person who wanted to make a bit of beer money. It would have to be cash in that case, or the tax would eat most of it up.
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    stig replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Killed some smallish trees for the local crazy cat lady. Cats all over the place. In volieres and outside. Easy job, except all the brush had to be dragged a looong way out to the chipper. Arbortrolley hooked after the ATV made relatively short work of that. I tore a muscle in my back or something yesterday, so the apprentice did the climbing. He had to go up in the thin top of a tall skinny birch. Since it was windy,and that stem was swaying all over the place, I was wondering if he'd chicken out. Didn't faze him at all, which made me quite happy.
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    2 Days Ago
    That is what apprentices are for. Sweeping the floor, vacuuming the truck, taking the dogs for a walk.........whatever.
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    stig replied to a thread Horrible Dog Attack in Odds and Ends
    That is one submissive wolf in the picture.
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    2 Days Ago
    On dubious trees and heavy leaners I put a locking chain over and one under the cut. That way I can futz around as much as I want and not get hurt anyway. We top out quite a few hazard trees for the Forestry Service every year. They typically want the stem left for wildlife/fungus habitat, so taking the top out in one go is usually the fastest and easiest way. Makes for some big top drops. Some of them I honestly wouldn't consider doing without chaining them.
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