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    1 Week Ago
    Congrats, Brian... for those prices they shouldn't depreciate very much and should make you some considerable money in the meanwhile!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Haha yeah, I don't mind; I don't think he looked here anyway.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    :lol: Got the deposit this morning. Overnighting a check to payoff the truck, will close the deal when I get the title back.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks, fellas. I don't know if he's checked the tread or not, but I'm supposed to receive earnest money today on the truck.8) Changes, they're a'comin!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Bump for a guy considering buying my F550, he lives ~70 miles north of me. I sent him a link, he may or may not look here and it may or may not make him fell more or less comfortable with me as a person. :lol: My post count certainly looks concerning, although I'm pretty sure MB played with it.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Me? I assuredly am, laying in bed with the wife and (as of tomorrow) 8 month old on my arm with the other two in their rooms. I thought about chasing Irma, didn't pursue it and no opportunities came to me. My main thought was using the Mec to get trees off of houses. No way do I want to spend a month + away from home hauling.
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    09-02-2017
    I would say you'd know best, Rich. Before I had the crane, my rigging for the lift (Nifty SD64) was 80, 120, and 150' pieces of gold streak for natural crotch rigging and ~10 ~10' pieces of 1/2" line for butt hitching pieces and cutting/tossing. That did the overwhelming majority of my work, occasionally I'd have to bring Scott in for more rigging, but that was fairly rare.
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    08-03-2017
    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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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    07-23-2017
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    37 replies | 2275 view(s)
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