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    6 Days Ago
    Hahaha me too!
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    1 Week Ago
    Here they are being used today.
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    1 Week Ago
    The bridle with the chain choker hooks (in the picture) cost $350. The bridle with the Shur-locs cost $450.
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    1 Week Ago
    Haha I'm slipping! I always have made it a point to keep my feet out of those shots... I also should have cropped the picture also. Dave, I'm going to hard pass on dealing with that chain, it looks powerfully heavy!
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    1 Week Ago
    Today I picked up my second 2 leg, adjustable bridle sling. It is made with Crosby hardware and 2x15' legs of 9/32" G100 chain. I also have a duplicate of that same bridle with Crosby Shur-locs for the end hardware. 9/32" G100 chain has a working load limit of 4300lbs. I also bought a Crosby 1.5" S209 shackle to act as a sort of temporary master link for putting combinations of slings together. The shackle is rated for 17t (18.7 imperial tons), which is a pinch more than half the maximum lift for my crane.
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    1 Week Ago
    I have mixed feelings about the Mek. One, it's awesome for cutting trees and even on a bad day I still have a crane. Still, it's a big nugget to swing and I was making far more money elsewhere with that money... my theory is the Mek is a diversification of risk, and can make its big ROI after a storm.
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    1 Week Ago
    And until then, the old way of doing work can tote the note, so to speak. 10 years ago I bought my mini and was all nervous about the $257.93/month payment... Seems funny now. Exactly. I got two jobs Tuesday just because of that. The truck needs more flashing lights and signage! I told you to do it! Although I think it would make a bucket truck look like a narrow access machine! What, 'lil ole me?:|::lol:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Perhaps these should go in the work picture's thread, but here's one tree (of 7) from today's job. The job started as 2 trees :lol:. We got a late start, I'll go back in the morning and clean up the pile of debris. Yes, the truck is expensive, but it certainly doesn't have to work every day or even every week for my company. It can make its payment in 2-4 days. Another point... when your equipment undergoes a massive paradigm shift, so does your work. Back when I just had a mini I couldn't fathom finding enough easy access work to justify a lift... then I got a towable lift and later a Nifty SD64. Next thing you know I have stable of equipment and a grapple truck and now a Treemek... the work will develop. Today's job nearly doubled in terms of money. Two other Treemek jobs materialized, roughly half a day's work and almost half a payment. The fun thing is paying for your overhead, which I define as including idle equipment's payments/depreciation.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks guys! Rich, I was told 120 days if you ordered it today.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Well...earlier this week I bought a Treemek from Tiffin Palfleet. It's a Mack MRU, Palfinger PK40 boom, PJ10 fly jib, and a Mecanil 280 grapple saw. ~90' of max side reach with the manual pullout, 84' of hydraulic side reach with a 1320lb capacity at 84', 3300lbs at 48' side reach and 48' height.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    lumberjack replied to a thread I need a little help in Gear Forum
    I'm happy to help.
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    02-17-2017
    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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    02-17-2017
    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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