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    lumberjack replied to a thread I need a little help in Gear Forum
    I'm happy to help.
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    1 Week Ago
    Rock on, Nick! Going from a 2 car garage and parking on the street to being able to have everything indoors plus a studio office will rock! How many square feet do you have? I don't know the area, but I would suggest investing in a security system and give the key holding employees their own code so you can track who comes in and out.
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    1 Week Ago
    lumberjack replied to a thread New Tech in Odds and Ends
    It's a hotspot that connects to your OBDII port for power? I can do the same thing with my cellphone I already have and a cheap bluetooth dongle.
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    12-28-2016
    :lol: I only have 8 acres that aren't wooded too thick to drive the tractor on. My parents have 9 adjoining acres that are navigable by the tractor, but hardly anything is needed over there. The 9 acres at my parents are cut with a zero turn mower, and dad has a Ford/New Holland 3930 which has served us for the past 15 years. I think I went a bit overkill for my personal needs, sure is fun though! Hopefully the business needs will develop to utilize the tractor's capacity.
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    12-28-2016
    Thanks! It's a fun size, Jim. Too big to use very many commercially made attachments, but a lot smaller than a real tractor and it's attachments!
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    12-28-2016
    My year end purchase... bought it to do dirt work on my property. I also have a Arborwolf/Miller PTO stump grinder coming (I'm a dealer for them), it should make for an impressive stump grinder with over 110hp going to the cutter wheel. Granted, the tractor is a bit large to grind the 12" maple stump in Mrs Jone's flower bed, but we do a range of work... hopefully this will find some work to make a few payments. Kubota M135GX, 17200lbs full of fuel without a driver. The pan is an Ashland 50CS... If I get some paying work for it, I may buy another 50CS so I can pull tandems (double the yardage per trip). I also have a LandPride RBT6012 on the way. It's a 12' hydraulic blade like this one, with the addition of a hydraulic rear gauge wheel to make carrying a grade easier. I'd like to get a box blade in the future.
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    12-28-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Nifty Lift! in The Trading Post
    The 6.0L Powerstrokes had problems with their TTY (torque to yield) head bolts stretching and blowing the head gasket. Part of the problem was EGR cooler failures letting coolant into the cylinder, causing compression to rise. The fix for the TTY bolts was studs, like ARP's.
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    12-28-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Nifty Lift! in The Trading Post
    It's a 2013 F550 XL 6.7L 4x4 crew cab with ~67k miles on it. I bought it in November of 2014 after selling my last F550 to treesandsurf. It has power mirrors, windows, and locks, as well as cruise control. I'm thinking of selling it because I've put less than 5k miles on it this year since I bought the grapple truck. I've considered selling all 3 Fords (2016 F150 being the 3rd) and getting a 2017 F450, but I can't get that to make sense. At some point I'll need another gooseneck hauler I'm betting, but the F550 costs $1k/month between the payment, tag, and insurance (making 150% payments and tagged for 40klbs). There is a $400 dent in the driver's door above the door handle I want to get fixed at some point, it got smacked by a pine limb last year when I was loading the dump trailer with the excavator. Here's a picture of the truck in September of this year, loaded up for Jambo, a ~1200 mile trip. I bought the F150 April 30th, before that I used the F250 and F550 as personal vehicles, depending on what was going on.
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    12-28-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Nifty Lift! in The Trading Post
    It's a 2006 F250 4x4 XL Crew Cab with almost 146k miles on it. I bought it back in 2011 and put ~80k miles on it since then. It has been studded and the egr cooler replaced with BulletProof Diesel's EGR cooler. Back in May I had the oil cooler replaced as preventative maintenance (we were already in there chasing a small coolant leak that would lose about 1 gallon per 1k miles). Asking $12k, will take $2k less.
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    12-27-2016
    I have SD64s in stock at great prices, and there's still time to get the purchase done on the 2016 books! I also have a 2006 F250, 2013 F550, and a new Terex TSL200/PT30 for sale!
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    12-21-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Finally got a loader in Gear Forum
    Your bids should stay the same, your equipment doesn't change the market value of the work that is bidded. Your hourly rate should go up, how much depends on your opinion of how to handle quantify your hourly rate. I would think $20/hr would be a low number from my perspective, unless you're talking about changing that portal to portal and then I would think it was a minimum, assuming a given number of hours per day. Our hourly rate depends on the crew and the equipment involved. It ranges from a minimum of $75/hr for a single laborer doing menial tasks (It's probably been pushing 2 years since we billed for that) to over $1200/hr doing emergency work.
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    11-22-2016
    We have only had cable internet and an antenna... we bought the antenna so she could watch the World Series a year or two back. We stream via Netflix, Vudu, and HBO Now (we also have Amazon and had Hulu Plus). Due to our bandwidth usage, we had to up our internet from $58/month to $88/month, also came with a speed increase. I just did a speed test via wireless and clocked a 15ms ping, 166Mbs down, and 5Mbs up. I don't care to watch broadcast television any more.
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    11-13-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    We spent most of our time walking around visiting with folks, never ran into August either! We did spend a fair amount of time in Manitex and PM's booth... we'll see if anything happens there, could be fun!
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    11-13-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    What's amazing and humbling is the loyalty of the group of people I've never mostly never met that are supporting me. By the time my unborn daughter is 10 and I'm 40 ( 8) ), this will barely be a memory!
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    11-13-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Dave and I are no longer doing any business together regarding Top Notch Equipment or Branch Manager. I was an indecent dealer for Giant as well, but Dave took it on himself to make sure I couldn't sell Giants either, including to August, Brian, and a couple others. It's an unfortunate ending to a long friendship, but that's the way it goes. Onward and upward. I haven't decided how much of the story I plan to make public; I've wasted enough time over the past 16 months or so.
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    11-13-2016
    Possibly a collectors item? Sell, bank money, buy modern equivalent as needed?
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    11-09-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Baltimore Expo in Announcements!!!
    Heather and I are at the Sheraton, leaving Sunday afternoon!
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    11-04-2016
    6'2", ~290lbs.
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  • lumberjack's Avatar
    10-25-2016
    If you put too much squeezing up high, you can blow out the bottom just the same. On post 21, I would put one ratchet strap at the top white line and the bottom green line. I would make a turn around the tree before hooking it back to itself. A 2" ratchet strap ($13 at Lowes) would be fine with the extra turn. As I went up the tree, I would use a short rope to tie the two sides together, tensioning with a 3:1. That will put a little preload on the tree but more importantly keep your weight's horizontal vector transferred to the other side.
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    10-24-2016
    Can you draw on your pictures of the tree to show where you're wanting to use the binding? I'm thinking you're wanting to preload, which favors the ratchet strap(s) approach. What's the budget?
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    10-24-2016
    Are you wanting to preload the crack or prevent from spreading farther?
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    10-09-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Baltimore Expo in Announcements!!!
    Sounds good!
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    10-08-2016
    lumberjack replied to a thread Baltimore Expo in Announcements!!!
    Heather and I will be there. The host hotels are nice so you don't have as far to walk. We're staying in the Sheraton Inner Harbor. If you have the money and rooms are available, get close. If not, you can get farther out and taxi or walk in, no big deal... I've been in all three situations.
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    09-21-2016
    Haha the max skinniness is ~35" with 7" wide tires.
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