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    2 Weeks Ago
    Don't forget wear and tear on the truck and saw. Chalk this up to tuition and move onward and upward!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Long story short, on articulated loaders handling tree debris in a residential setting with a dangle grapple, I do not want a rotator. It's more of a liability than an asset to me, feeding the chipper or loading a trailer. On an excavator, log loader, backhoe, crane, etc, a rotator is nice. 20kg is negligible, but having 4 extra hoses to deal with and the rotator not allowing freewheel/spinning is annoying to me.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    07-14-2017
    I didn't, but you would need an motor spool valve which wouldn't have load checks. Blast from the past!
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    07-07-2017
    Skilled or unskilled, there's no point in working for free. I have varying hourly rates depending on what I'm doing and what equipment I'm using. For my time, the hourly starts around $200/hr and can be several times that. If it's not worth $200/hr, it's not really worth my time, although I'll occasionally get a soft spot and do something that doesn't make business sense. Jobs are worth what they're worth. How you do them determines your hourly rate. Your overhead determines your minimum hourly. If you do the same work as everyone else, the same way as everyone else, you'll make the same money as everyone else.
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    07-06-2017
    Nice, I'm in Columbus, MS.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    07-06-2017
    Excellent post! Where in Mississippi are you?
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    07-05-2017
    Adding to the above, the market will pay a certain amount for a certain job. Time/experience will give you a grasp of what that number is. The same time and experience will also tell you if the job is worth you doing or not. I understand people are in different positions, but just because a job is only worth X amount, doesn't mean the job is worth doing.
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    07-05-2017
    Hauling debris in a pickup is a non starter. If I was working next door and had the room at the end of the job, I might pick it up for $250. It being cut up all small like isn't endearing to me... usually I quote $700+/load for local tree debris, although I don't haul much for third parties (and the municipalities get a lower rate as they pay the disposal costs). My embed-fu seems to be weak today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xbgD66WNuk
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    07-05-2017
    I'd venture to say it's a tough bet making profit hauling tree debris in a pickup bed, especially if you want to make minimum wage on top of that profit. If it was a short drive from my shop and I didn't have to rake, I would charge $500 to haul that debris... it would probably take 10-15 minutes to load... someone cut that debris into tiny pieces.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    07-05-2017
    5 loads, 45 minutes from the dump, assuming 15 minutes to load and 15 minutes to unload is 2 hours per load invested, 10-12 hours for the job.... for $250. Do you see a glaring problem with that (hint, not the optimistic loading/unloading times)?
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    06-27-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    I've been thinking about adding an umbrella to the Mec!
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    06-27-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    Excellent... I'll poke back through this thread and see what the consensus is on which version I should buy.
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    06-27-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    Howdy, rfwoody! Where in North Mississippi are you? I'm in Columbus, small world! On topic... how "dry" are the packs in terms of condensation? I started thinking about getting a cooling vest a couple days ago, cheaper than building an office on the back of the Treemec. :lol:
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    06-27-2017
    Has anyone else hoped no one else is listening in on the day's conversation? It sure makes some twists and turns throughout the course of the day!
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    06-18-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Cheap bypass filters in Gear Forum
    The additive package in the oil could be worn out, the PH off, etc.
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    06-10-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Yep, although the distance grows with higher voltages.
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    06-07-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    He may be short, but the chipper is also rather larger/tall eh?
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    06-07-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Discharge chute is my guess.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    06-05-2017
    Someone here a while back said something along the lines of visualizing balancing a ball bearing on the bar to help get it level... that may help, it's stuck in my memory for a while now. I'm not terribly worried about making sure it's dead horizontal; also, the floor/back cut should usually be perpendicular to the trunk/wood fiber, not perpendicular to gravity.
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    05-30-2017
    Thanks guys! I'll be old before I know it! (Hopefully)
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    05-22-2017
    Happy birthday, Butch!
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    05-14-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Dump Trailer??? in Gear Forum
    You wouldn't have to come here (MS) to buy one, they are made in TX.
    62 replies | 1677 view(s)
  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-14-2017
    lumberjack replied to a thread Dump Trailer??? in Gear Forum
    I am a dealer for Load Trail, but shipping from Texas to Idaho would be tough economically on a single trailer.
    62 replies | 1677 view(s)
  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-10-2017
    Nearly positive I knew what you meant. I haven't weighed it.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-09-2017
    You have me nervous so I just went outside and checked.... the axles are indeed still under there!
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-09-2017
    Come on over!
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-08-2017
    Got the Mek plumbed to run the trailer's air brakes and the electrical connector switched to the correct connector... tomorrow is the maiden for profit voyage! I've gotta size the reservoir and I'll be adding a power pack to the trailer to handle dumping it and supplying power to charge the battery that will run the strobes.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-04-2017
    I dig it!
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-04-2017
    Nearly everyone has an estate of some fashion, even if it's a negative worth. An estate is your money, possessions, and liabilities (bills and such) at time of death... not exactly, but close enough.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-04-2017
    I think he's talking about planning for demise to make the logistics easier.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-04-2017
    It shouldn't be a big deal. It could pass through your estate via your Will. There will be procedures in place with your domain hosting/website hosting to transfer ownership/admin rights. If there were survivorship rights that allow it to pass directly vs going through the estate, that would be ideal (probating the will can take months, plus any outstanding bills your estate has could try to use the House as a means of collection). The idea of survivorship rights comes from my my stock trading account, which has my wife set up with survivor rights so she will have legal access as soon as she can prove my death (with a friend and accountant having been asked to help her with any open positions at that time) vs it having to go through a probated will (she made need access to that money while waiting the 4-8 weeks for the life insurance policies to pay out). If you want, I'd be happy to help figure out the easy way to convey ownership. Having the issues (mainly) figured out before hand seriously helped with mom and will help with Dad.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    05-02-2017
    Makes sense to me. I'm down if that's what you decide you want to do.
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