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    09-20-2014
    Butch. My PM to you failed. I can only post here because my phone has the password stored. I can't change my password without the old password. Consequently, my posts are typo-ridden. typos and such are complements of my phone
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    09-20-2014
    I did a big fir the other day. God Bless the Wraptor. That's different than the rapture, for sure. After topping it. I thought, I could let the top handle, and pull up the bigger saw...nah, go take a break and ride up with the saw. If it had a raise and lower mode, it would be wicked. I spent less time on the tree overall with using the Wraptor, and took two trips to the ground for breaks (what are those???). I just sold three fir removals, 36-42". The Wraptor is going to save soooo much effort on those.
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    09-20-2014
    I think I'd go the other way, using a stretchy rope, since there is less in the system.
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    09-20-2014
    Saws are designed for predominantly right hand on the trigger. The lefty I knew, cut his pants once and chaps once.
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    09-19-2014
    The stabilizers would be a bit closer for roots on three sides, whereas the tripod would be better (he said, theorizing on the couch).
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    09-17-2014
    Nice work. The green laser is very visible at that range... Very effective. How is it at 50-60'?
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    09-15-2014
    About 20 miles with chip truck and chipper. Put on ground only, or onsite disposal (driving a loaded pick up), I would go farther.
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    09-14-2014
    I'm posting from my phone. I thought it would have the Tapatalk signature, and that would be self evident, but I was wrong. Posting from my phone, I can see three short lines of text, so it's easy to miss typos and auto correct Screw ups. That makes it that much more confusing. I like the big desktop keyboard over this 2" x 3" phone key pad.
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    09-14-2014
    I like a small, taped-"open" biner. You can remove the tape if you need it to close more securely. Like a hook. I use breakaway lanyards. I don't care for caritools so much.
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    09-14-2014
    Can you reset my pass word? I don't know why the password help won't accept "Noah".
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    09-14-2014
    There is no tension on the termination of the line. Its like a tightly wound POW that doesn't have any tension at the cleat. With enough wraps there is no tension at the end, and Theoretically would hold without securing the end.
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    09-14-2014
    Waterfront home consult, and second job Cable prune bid. Now to interview a new guy. I'm getting slammed a bit. A developing bunion makes me want to drag, chip, and take less.
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    09-14-2014
    Trying to juggle too many cats. I got windows reloaded on my desktop, but am locked out of TH. Forgot my password, which was stored for me before the reload. I can access via Tapatalk, but haven't figured how to send a PM to Butch. The sign-on challenge question is Who Built the First Ark?. Noah was not accepted.
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  • SouthSoundTree's Avatar
    09-14-2014
    DIDN'T BUILD THE FIRST ARK... the random question on the sign in help page. You know the Christians stole Christmas, easter, etc from earlier religions. That our god's timing is poor in relation to giving his only begotten son 3 days after the solstice.
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  • SouthSoundTree's Avatar
    09-14-2014
    Noah evidently build the first ark. Another theft from another older religious text. Dang. A little help please, Butch.
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    09-14-2014
    I live amongst part tree huggers, and part water front home owners and party people who get nervous with storms of the pacific and 100' trees as normal, some going 150'. This is logging and gardening country. Lots of guys to spur up trees. Lots of people with precious landscaping. The state capitol, government jobs, helps fund some of my work, indirectly.
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    09-14-2014
    Haha, This is the time of year where I have too much to do. I've figured that 50 cent words sell those on the fence, our weed them out. I have started providing a couple pages of printed (branded) info that I drew up for a community business promotional event. Basic phc/ diseases, pruning info. While out there that I will look for structural defects, fruiting bodies for ganoderma applanatum, armillilaria, phellinus pini heart root, tell tale signs of root damage, or Phellinus sulphurescenscence, confirm root collar depth, etc Either they realize I'm not "another tree guy", or someone else is a better service provider match.
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    09-14-2014
    I'd go with a regular running bowline for life support. The tension less anchor avoids pulling on the knot and bending the rope. There is tension on the knot and a bend, losing full strength of a straight section of rope. For hard pulls on big trees, at state parks, a couple Screw drivers stuck into the bark helped hold the half inch Amsteel in place while double wrapping big boles, then a double hole/ jacked bowline with no tension. Feed any slack back around and to the truck. Would sorta look like a letter P with the bole in the hole of the P, with two turns. Obviously smaller stems don't need screwdrivers, and Amsteel would melt with sloppy dressing. You have gained nothing with your set up, no offense. My first intro to the TA was for an adventure program, grabbing the technique from rescue techniques, 6 wraps and clip. Over kill, but hard to screw up for newbies, or rescuers in a high pressure situation.
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    09-14-2014
    Just back from Chicago. There have stings for cell phones. A 'homeless guy' spotter jabbering to himself will call into the row of chips down the road.
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    09-14-2014
    So, Mick, what is your follow up to wanting their trees like at? Would be funny to say " No thanks, I have plenty to look at here. We have evaluation and consulting services if that's what you need".
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    09-13-2014
    I like your tiered 'refund'.
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  • SouthSoundTree's Avatar
    09-13-2014
    Welcome back... Wondered if you were out.
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  • SouthSoundTree's Avatar
    09-12-2014
    Rope walker, 100-150 in hardware, keep it in the tree with you. Wraptor after that.
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    09-10-2014
    Yes, Stephen, a 34" bucket would be nice. I looked at more work that has narrow gates, and am again glad to have expandable tracks.
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  • SouthSoundTree's Avatar
    09-09-2014
    Grapple...Life will change. I wish I had gotten scoops before a bucket. Seems like the flow is flowing, from the ebb and flow, you know. School's back in, prep for winter storms. Summer sun is the norm here, without ass-kicking storms. D and I just flew in from Chicago. While visiting my aunt, I thought that there was going to be a tornado. 81 MPH winds. I bet a lot of EAB kill failed. Crazy to see the mortality
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    09-09-2014
    SouthSoundTree replied to a thread Bulldog Bone in Gear Forum
    I'd like to try please!
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    09-08-2014
    Good price. Navy... Too hot, IMO.
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Originally from Chicago. 2y.o. daughter, Dahlia. Rupert the Black dog and 1 cat. Dry sense of humor.
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