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    1 Week Ago
    If a customer asks me how much just to drop and walk away I always consider the risks involved when pricing. I might be 99% sure I am going to lay it down exactly where I want it. There is that 1% chance of a mistake! Ok maybe I am more like 80% sure it will land where I desire! Lol Personally I love when a customer wants me to just cut and leave. It might take me and one groundie an hour to drop a tree and walk away with $500! Also if you quoted appropriately on the clean up they are likely to go with that once they see the mess. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    1 Week Ago
    I don’t own a lift but occasionally rent them myself. I have found myself in the same situation when I can’t go any higher and decided to rig bigger than usual. Thanks for posting TreeMuggs! Much respect for sharing your experience! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Stellar pictures Burnham! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    4 Weeks Ago
    It's beautiful! I want to dance with a woman on a wall like this...I may just have one in mind as well Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I sent you a pm Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I am actually getting quite busy here with people worrying about problem trees. The news has a lit a fire under some over here to get dead/hazard trees down. Lol.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Brian I would be quite happy to make the kind of money you are talking about. I have no heavy equipment so I would gladly take the work you may not be able access with your bucket and/or may not want. So feel free to hit me up! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I like that set up Gary. Especially the bar holding ropes and harnesses. Once you put in some shelving that should be a pretty sweet set up. Thanks for the post 👍 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Thanks for the information Brian. I hope people don't think I am one to take advantage of people! There are times when I do well in business I start to feel bad lol. The market here really sucks thanks to a few hacks and recently two large Tree Service's that are trying to pay off all their new equipment. They are bidding jobs so low it would be foolish to try and compete. I have learned that the hard way this year. Their focus is on strictly volume and not quality. Like you said the big money jobs are already done. I think the whole experience would be good in general though. If I can help people get their homes back in order and make good money doing it then it's good for everybody. Also I don't want to be the cheapest or the most expensive. I want to lay my head down at night knowing I helped someone by providing excellent service. At the same time I make money. People need someone they can trust during these stressful times so if anything it's a win / win for both parties. Don't know if I will make it in time though. The soonest would be by the weekend. Thanks for all the input! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    09-16-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    Sounds like a good idea! Now I am gonna be on the lookout for one lol Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    09-16-2017
    Bump: I was thinking about renting a U-Haul, loading it up and heading out that way. I have a Toyota Tacoma and no room to lock up all my saws, ropes, rigging, climbing gear, etc.., Not to mention all the other supplies needed for however long I plan to stay. If my ex can keep the kids I would like to go for 3-4 weeks maybe come home for a week or two then go back for another 3-4 weeks. I might just rent a big U-Haul trailer first trip then come back and buy a bigger 3/4 ton crew cab truck with a locking bed cover. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    07-25-2017
    Looked a little sketchy but seemed to work as planned. Good communication and thanks for the reply! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    07-21-2017
    I would love to see video or a better diagram of this cut. Actually 💡 perhaps. So by cutting the triangle you are removing more of the compression wood that would cause barber chair similar to a bore cut? Don't know if I worded that correctly so please be gentle 🙈 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    07-10-2017
    I have a yellow grapnel which I became very frustrated with probably the first time I used it. Now it sits in my garage just looking pretty. Haha! On Amazon they have some decent grappling hooks that look pretty handy. Of course if you have enough rope you can just send your climb line or second climbing line to the ground guy and have him tie it back to your main climb line.
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    07-09-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    Also there is more likely to at least be a slight breeze. Definitely with you on this MB. I have a vest and may just deploy that baby tomorrow Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    07-02-2017
    I love dropping a tree with a plunge cut when you have people watching:D Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    07-02-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Firewood in The Logging Forum
    Shit I would have a wood yard if we could sell pine here! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    07-02-2017
    I forget my Bigshot at the house before and it was definitely not the day I needed that to happen. I had 2 very large Loblolly pines to remove. First tree was 36" at the base with vines and hanging over power lines. Tree was surrounded by other trees to be saved. Late start at 10:30 and by noon it was nearly 100 degrees. Finally got it all on the ground by 2:00. Had a snack for lunch, picked up climbing gear thinking thank God I can just shoot a line in this one to drop it only to look in the bed of my truck and realize it's 45 minutes away. I didn't have the Bigshot or even throwline! Tree was covered from top to bottom in Poison Ivy :ONeedless to say I don't leave home without new throwline and an extra Bigshot head in the truck. I keep a brand new 180' spool of Zing It and throw bag in my climbing bag as back up as well. One in the tool box and two spools with the Bigshot in the bed of my truck. :D
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    05-04-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    Awesome! I agree this forum is awesome! So many years of experience yet humble minds. Innovative, knowledgeable, yet humble enough to take the time to help anyone. Welcome to The House!
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    05-04-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Love the Walnutty professor with the slow mo��. Monkey Beaver you're made for this and driving school buses :lol:
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    04-15-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread New Zigzag in Climbing Forum
    I am curious as well about fingers getting pinched. I really would like one but don't always wear gloves in the summer.
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    04-05-2017
    What a great article Treemugs! It leaves all the guess work out! Pictures of tools with simple names and the examples of the tools being used. I am going to subscribe to your site. Thanks for posting this!
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    04-05-2017
    Excellent idea on that list Bermy! I usually do a walk around of the whole job site, truck, and trailer. Also make sure everything is tied down and secure before I pull off. If I pull forward or back up truck and trailer I almost always do a 360 walk around to be sure no gear gets run over. Recently saved my 201t, BG 86 blower, and Ms 170. All was left there by a young groundie leaving for the Army! In Basic I am sure he is going to have fun :lol:
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    04-02-2017
    Run for cover! :/:
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    04-02-2017
    Fencing nails, screws, and the required tools. Blue tarp for storm work which can also make for nice shade when it's 100+ degrees. Make a lean to by attaching it to the truck, trailer, pruner poles. Also provide cover for your gear when a spotty storm hits.
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    04-02-2017
    Hahaha Pull out a chainsaw and they know you're a crazy mother!
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    03-23-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Max bar for a MS251 in Chainsaws!
    I use to shut mine down and set it in the shade until I heard you mention this in another thread :thumbup:
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Leaners in Climbing Forum
    That picture didn't do any justice. It was actually leaning much more with the dog legs. They had a Golden Rain tree they wanted to save. I managed to prune a nice size branch off! No charge :D Oh yeah Jerry PITA it was for sure especially since it was 95 degrees and like 90% humidity :X
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Leaners in Climbing Forum
    :thumbup:
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I tried once. Helped a little because I was afraid to put to much though. Maybe I should experiment low and slow
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