• pantheraba's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    This will be fun to watch...keep us in the loop!!
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Zombie trees...you guys sure do some nasty ones.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    Condolences Mario. May there be peace.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 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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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    You do have some fine equipment there, Stephen. Looks great.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    No screwing around.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    How cool is that....having TWO island girls!!!! :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 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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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Well done, Mario...best regards for all.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    You hear that, Virginia??? Cool story, Rich.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    You don't want to be the cheap solution. You want to provide a good service that is considered a good value. This goes a long way with the working class and fixed income folks.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I think my face cut may have been too shallow...as I made the face cut I ran into "space" where I did not expect any...the tree was hollow. There was a goodly amount of head lean so I was a bit skittish already. I thought there would be some hingewood...was not much there. When I sensed/saw something amiss I got the f* out of Dodge...and told my bud with the big Bobcat to pull. That exacerbated the split. It may be that if I had just gunned the back cut I could have beat the split. I didn't have the kind of experience for that thought to even cross my mind when the split started. Something was very amiss from my usual experience of topping a tree. In hindsight I could have put a binder (chain or strap) on the tree...I have done that on the ground but not up in a tree. I'll be curious to hear if anyone binds tops before they cut them.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Here's one where I had the luck of seeing a tear/split start in a leaner. I had a tie-in in the tree behind and was able to abandon the one starting to split. If I had been lanyarded in normally when it split the results would have been catastrophic. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sZ02XShWlNM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> It's like Rich said...learning to recognize the potential danger and not being there for the danger is the best answer. Learning by trial and error in treework is tough...a good mentor is a big deal. Awareness, strength, stamina, analysis go a long ways to help with survival.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Re: Knut...this is where I learned about it: http://www.treebuzz.com/pdf/climbing_hitches.pdf page 5 of the article is where the Knut starts...a good picture on page 6 (Fig. 17 and 18)
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    HH with Prussia and the new Holster tending link from WesSpur. Prussia cordage is my cooing however.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Exactly... Also, it is part of closing the deal. Pull out the book, show them all the names in front of them... Then book em danno.
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