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    4 Weeks Ago
    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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    4 Weeks Ago
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    03-22-2017
    Sounds fun! Post some pics
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Max bar for a MS251 in Chainsaws!
    :hammer:
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    03-22-2017
    I agree I would like to try it first.
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    03-22-2017
    Maybe not hit the ground but take a pretty shitty ride ��
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    03-22-2017
    Can you make the above friction saver adjustable?
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    03-22-2017
    I am really liking the looks of this. I have been trying to come with a design like this for the past several years. This tool will save time if you use an adjustable friction saver, conserve energy with the option to sit back, save you from taking a ride on a gaff out, and be able to get down immediately for lunch! IMO https://youtu.be/voqWoVKtiNc
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Anybody ever try Wd-40 up in the tree on a sappy prussic?
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Leaners in Climbing Forum
    Man glad to hear I am not the only one. I had an old 100 + pine 20" in diameter at 60' with part of the top dead that leaned right over another tree they wanted to keep. I made angled cuts with a wedge to the side for some of lower ones. Dbh was about 32"-36".Here is a picture near the top
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    03-22-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Max bar for a MS251 in Chainsaws!
    Keep your chain sharp and clean the bar grooves and inside the face plate. Make sure oil is getting to the bar! I wouldn't go any bigger than a 18" bar with a 250/251 which I believe is the maximum length you can put on it. I wouldn't bury the the blade as it will likely stall. It can cut wood bigger than the bar length but that saw doesn't have an adjustable oiler. So if you are going to be making lots of cuts, one after another especially you will overheat the bar. A MS 290/291 is a good step up with an adjustable oiler that will pull a 20" bar. Good luck and be safe!
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  • ClimbMIT's Avatar
    02-24-2017
    That is sweet! Seems like it would be great for long limb walks as well.
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    02-21-2017
    ClimbMIT replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Good point. I really didn't think that through ��! Cool I will be purchasing one in the next week or two ��
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