• gf beranek's Avatar
    34 Minutes Ago
    I recognize good technique with the filp line when I see it. Thanks for sharing, Rico.
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    50 Minutes Ago
    Even a dark cloud has a silver lining.
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    1 Hour Ago
    I embrace its premise. Some of the words, terms and phrases are dated, and reflect that of the time. Don Blairs' father had a lot of passion, and was a true credit to the standards of quality we embrace in this profession today. I admire it all. Thank you for the fine post, Frans Smith.
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    2 Days Ago
    If a spark ever blew under those loose sheets of bark the rotten sapwood would start burning under it and be almost impossible to put out. It would change the looks of the tree like we have never seen it before. Well, there are plenty of other examples around that we see today. Too bad trees are so flammable.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Yeah, the part time gig has its own following. Tough beans, man.
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    2 Days Ago
    What an episode! When it's all over I'll probably not even recognize the place. More dead trees. Mama Nature...
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    3 Days Ago
    I worked with a few like that. If you want to call it, "working". I know the feeling, Frans. It's hard to get good help these days.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    "Colossus" is the name I give that tree. To meet grade requirements, when building the highway through the park, the root crown on this side of the tree was cut. Oh, 100 years ago, give or take a few. Today, the bark on this side of Colossus is just barely hanging on. Nice pic, Mario. In the background, behind that tree, are two specimens near the same size. What a beautiful place!
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Ya Sean, I definitely agree with that. I was trying to have no stump cut at the end of the job. So I have may have nullified the benefit somewhat by not going higher with back cut... but when I left I just cut the hinge off. aug
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/hAQXC5laKNs aug
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    4 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I probably just didn't explain it well then Cory. It wasn't a high back cut, it was a somewhat blocked out face. The logs are still there. That's not my part. aug
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    4 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/m6JFFkYXbbs aug
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Safety and the science/mechanics of how a cut limb reacts is the most important aspect of tree work. You can't get that from a book, it comes from experience watching it happen.. I would recommend finding a local tree company and going to work as a ground man for at least a year. Just work, and listen to direction. Work and listen to the directions given to you for the first 6 months, then start asking questions. The question you may come up with on the second week will probably be answered in the 4th week with out you even asking. Listen to the advice given, just LISTEN and work for the first 6 months.
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Holy smokes, (no pun intended) the way you describe it is scary. What is the latest today?
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Cory, thanks for asking, we have had some real problems with it.One,the engine is a Perkins. I don't know all the particulars other than what it cost to fix, which was $ 1,900.00 . Some little plastic part was vibrated off and broke. That was about a month in. Covered under warranty, but we put the money out until they approved that warranty. The real problem was not the money but the fact that it is a Perkins. The parts come out of England so It doesn't get fixed overnight. So, month after spending bookoo bucks on the beast, was down at least 21/2 weeks. Right now, it is 5 hours away getting fixed again. Actually fixing what bandit agrees is a design flaw. They are welding plates behind (I think) the top roller so the material flows properly. It gets worse, in fixing that flaw, they found another. The hood mounts had completely vibrated off. That is probably what caused the first problem. The brackets are a bandit issue, so those parts can be over-nighted and should be fixed today. I will say Bandit has stood behind the machine and our Rep, Kyle, has been diligent in helping us. I've asked Bandit to bring the chipper back to us when it is fixed as a good will gesture. I mean for us, the five hour trip to West Palm Beach is quite a haul. (and yes, that is the closest Bandit dealer)
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Damn, all happening so early in the fire season. It is worrisome. Stay vigilant, Bro.
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    http://floridakeystelevision.com/Home/ShareUrl?videoID=2198
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