• MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Straws. Use them as file covers.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    This is a great idea...I'll see if I can come up with anything worthwhile. Your first 3 are excellent...I will pass them along to my son who is a very handy type.
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  • PCTREE's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Dangerous territory there Brian, all you need now is another employee and some advertising ;) that and a case of advil......
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Yup. Or get proficient with a big shot and buy a Wraptor.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    You have some great buys there Brian. I know they'll make money for you. Maybe someday you might get a mini to slide into that dump trailer. ;) Good stuff.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Dang Jim, wish you could run a rig down here, we could fill you up with pine anyway.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I buy Wix/ Napa Gold filters from www.fleetfilter.com. I keep extras in stock for all my trucks, buy oil at Wally World a shopping cart load at a time. The Cat 3126 takes 5 gallons and the Duramax holds 4 gallons. I'll look into that oil additive and also check that air intake tube closely.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Kyle, I agree with everything you said but when I met him in person I got a much different impression. I ended up agreeing to buy it for $8K. Kind of hard to go wrong at that price. Yes, he's making a few bucks on it but he also bought it right and had his mechanic go through it and fix several items. It fired right up and ran smoothly. It was NOT pressure washed and everything painted with black spray paint like you find at most car lots. No major leaks, just a little seepage as would be expected on a older truck. He is still working with the guys who bought his tree business and I believe he bought the truck with them in mind but they obviously didn't want it. I'll pick it up next weekend.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Now you done hurt Joe Bob's feelings...
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    20 years old, playing for 9. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yk9EdFtm4JQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> She can play anything. She regularly goes on tour with Tommy Emanuelle or on her own. This is nice. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j1q4-tzMI28" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    I have a 15 yard dump trailer I bought 8 years ago for $4K. I mostly haul logs but have used it for hauling whatever was necessary. It's paid for itself many times over and I can still sell it for $3500 tomorrow. Here's some old pics of it. I'm not chipping palm fronds. Actually I think these pics were from when I bought it.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    In my earlier days I made my name as a freelance climber. When I got too old to climb effectively I bought my first bucket truck. I built my business model around being a freelance 'hired gun' and not picking up sticks, chipping brush, hiring employees or hauling off debris. This has worked remarkably well for me for many years and I've done pretty well for myself by focusing on doing what I like and not doing what I don't like. So what is the next logical step for me? I bought a chipper, of course. And since the chipper is not very useful without a chip truck to pull it, today I bought a chip truck. I have a guy that has been working with me for a couple months and it is going great so far. I hate building something reliant upon others but I think the dollar potential is there and I also know I bought this equipment cheap enough that I can use it for 5 years and still get my money out of it. You guys saw the chipper already in the other thread but I'll add the pics here as well. The truck I bought is a 1997 Ford Super Duty (F450) with the 7.3 diesel and 5 speed manual trans. It's been a fleet truck so it was employee driven and has the typical bumps and bruises but everything looks solid. I'm planning on having a chip cap made for the bed that I can remove with either bucket truck for loading logs if necessary. I refuse to build a wooden chip box because I don't want it looking like Joe Bob built it in his back yard. Here's the ad for the truck. I can't pick it up until October 1 but that's just next weekend. In the meantime I need to get Ron added on my insurance. All my tags are due next month anyway so I'll be writing a really big check to the tax collector next week. https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/cto/d/1997-f450-dump-truck-73/6285221777.html Got the truck for $8K and the chipper for $5K. :wav:
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  • stig's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    stig replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    This boy can play: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L-5M1_DKvb0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • stig's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    I thik we are i a softwood versus hardwood thing here. Tecniques that will work on softwood trees will not necessary work on hardwoods. They are a lot less forgiving.
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  • stig's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    SerioustreesAZ, You lost me, sorry. I can't figure out what either of those scenarios mean. Can you try to explain in a way that non English speakers can understand. My mental picture of the last one would result in a busted log and a bound up saw, so I surmise you mean something else than what I'm picking up.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Pretty much how I do it. Cut across top and back maybe a couple few inches in, pull bar back out but allowing tip to continue curf down front, bore back in 2/3 down the side and finish bottom, leaving enough wood up top and back to keep from binding. Back cut upwards to finish. Saw never left the wood. But, I guarantee you will pinch your saw as you are learning and misjudge how much wood to leave. Mind you, no side bind on the log helps.
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  • stig's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    I think if a Polar bear ever made it to Louisiana, it would be too busy trying not to die from heat stroke to think of eating anybody.
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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I don't start apprentices on mechanical stuff. Learn your ropes, so to say, then you can move on.
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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    You can easily see the physics in it, once it has been explained. Glad there was at least one person I didn't bore to death.:lol:
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    These guys are speaking the truth. Just leave a small throw line tagline whatever you want to call it but hard to see but not a Lifeline in the tree. We've had other guys come on the site asking the same question and you don't want to leave something your life depends on out in the elements. There's no way you're going to totally protect it from what's out there in the woods be it the weather, bugs, moisture, UV, animals. The only way you know it's safe is that you have kept it in a controlled situation and bring it with you. I had a treehouse for my kids and the windows were made of mesh safety netting. So the kids would not fall out. Over the years the squirrels chewed it periodically and damaged it. Squirrels will chew anything... including the PVC you try to put over the climbing line to protect it.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Cool, Stig , I never heard of that. What you take for granted as common knowledge is uncommon as far as I'm concerned.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    One of those will never eat me.
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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I start apprentices up with the Distel, because it is so fool proof. After a year or so, I let them move on to a VT. The VT can trick you by not grabbibg, so you need to be used to climbing and tending knots before it is safe to use. In my opinion, anyway.
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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Man. I didn't even think of that. My only excuse is that the only bears we have here, Polar bears, will never be found in areas where trees grow. So the risk of being eaten by one while bucking a log is nil. Polar bears see humans as a food source, unlike Grizzly bears which will normally only attack if scared or annoyed. Polar bears are bigger than Grizzly as well. So, Butch, if you want a bear to be afraid of, choose a polar bear.
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  • stig's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Only place you wedge a cut open is when you have to cut a log that is laying on something you don't want to get your chain into, like a road surface, Then you cut from above, set wedges, cut till maybe a couple of inches from the bottom, then pound the crap out of the wedges. This will make the log rise up , so you can cut through without damaging your chain. Sorry if I'm telling you something that is common knowledge to your all. I've no idea what people already know, so sometimes I'll just explain stuff at the risk of boring y'all.
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