• Merle Nelson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    For people who like the idea of a big ring here is your chance. http://www.treebuzz.com/forum/threads/x-ring-ring-and-ring-sling-info.34994/ I think the short story of it is about $200 per ring and a production run for a specific number of pre ordered rings will happen soon. (Just go to the end of that linked thread.)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    ....and butter for skin and hair. :)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Thread on it somewhere here. Goop hand cleaner was highly recommended I believe by Burnham. I bought some but haven't tried it.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    I have only seen pictures of it.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    I can't speak for David Frans but I really doubt it given the response I gathered from him when that big ring was first shown. Also if you were on the ground when David or Lawrence load up a single line or double line rigging set with log I don't think you would see the need for any more capacity. Lawrence was putting down 2000 lbs of wood at a wack for me on one cypress job. It was pretty much maxing out my Avant 528 for lifts. I think we are the weak link, not the XRR's or the Safbloc. That article....:).
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    I think Madsen in the PNW is worth checking for prices on reels of Stihl chain. Bailey's is now selling some Stihl chain too - and by the loop.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Battery blower works great for smaller applications. (As in if you wouldn't use a backpack blower for more than 7 minutes.) I'm probably going to keep one with my chipper to blow off radiator screen and out the fins after every chipping. (Right now I have to borrow the one I bought my wife for a birthday present - when I'm around the house.)
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    You can have tires foam filled. A bit pricey.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I think Carl ran those a bit.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Bounce if you're looking for info the book, Pain Free by Pete Egoscue has a very practical explanation of how our joints should be in relation to one another to prevent use type injury. It also has excersizes (sp) to get them there. If you then go on to look for the simplest and least time consuming way to maintain a workable pain free body configuration the book, Somatics by Thomas Hanna has a simple movement routine to accomplish that. After learning and going through the larger routines for 6 weeks you can do it in about 15 minutes per day.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Sure, you're welcome.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    I believe that is about $10K underpriced.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Anyone looking for one right now? There is one over on TreeBuzz in TreeBay forum. Only $10K for a Bandit 90.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    :thumbup:
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-16-2017
    Right now mine goes in the truck every morning and out at night. It travels with a scabbard on bar and chain and a soft cooler protecting the engine.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-10-2017
    Just found this thread this AM and don't have time to read it all now - or respond properly. But , much of the worlds people will work hard and do fine right up close to the day of their death. Anyone who wants to and catches their pains and aches a little on the early side can do some simple things and become functional and pain free again. Other side of the coin is I know a guy who is in his 40s works as a waiter and has had 5 or 6 hip replacments. Those are supposed to last 15 years according to the info. What explains his getting only a few years out of some of them????????
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-10-2017
    That's at Cal Line Equipment. They are a good company to deal with.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-06-2017
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread New one in Chainsaws!
    https://phys.org/news/2016-12-student-award-winning-graphene-battery-slash.html If you google graghene there is a lot of high end promise coming from that sector. It's just as Justin has said at this point, production cost holding it up. They'll work it out. And when they do the paint on our truck will power the electric motors that give us fast responsive acceleration. Chainsaws with very light batts and long run time.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-05-2017
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Barshop in Gear Forum
    That's nice, when someone gives you something and it actually is really useful.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-05-2017
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Bulldog Bone in Gear Forum
    It's tough to beat. I see video and hear of guys working in ice, snow, rain - a lot of the time. It makes me very thankful.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-05-2017
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Bulldog Bone in Gear Forum
    No, it's still going to rain for the next week or two there. :) Now I'm alternating between feeling like a smart ass and feeling fortunate to live in sunny California where it is beautiful climb weather so much of the time. Welcome to The Tree House.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    05-05-2017
    Nice to get that info and clear those things up - good one!
    18 replies | 449 view(s)
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Always loved climbing trees, my best friends were a pair of Silvers about 100' tall. tree to tree, top to top. sun rain snow and cold. Best place in the world to be. Every time I climb, I relive those days. Teach my kids the same thing except now I get to be the tree and we all grin from ear to ear
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