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    1 Week Ago
    I shoot a line trough the top, making sure to hang over a couple decent limbs, then get the SRT line to run down the trunk. Or if I'm feeling lazy, just hit a lower limb and alternate lanyard/life line up (or free climb :O ) I typically SRT most prunes and just advance an SRT line when doing a removal.
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    1 Week Ago
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread WTB in The Trading Post
    Score! Got dat wescoas clutch cover. I picked up the 460 Burnham posted out of Bend, very clean :D
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    02-11-2017
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    I wear gloves cuz I've seen my knuckle bone twice... never really wear glasses, unless they're on already.
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    01-15-2017
    Raise hourly rate in relation to time savings. If by hand you could do 1 pine in a day complete for $1500. Now you can do it for $1200 in a half day with the machine. Now you are keeping you rates competitive but bringing in day total of $2400. I had a local guy tell me once that he used to do $1000 a day for a crew rate, but with a bigger chipper and loader he could knock out 3 pines instead of 1 and still make a $1000. I told him he was a moron. Why invest in equipment and not see any return other than speed and undercutting the market heavily.
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    12-19-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    We used to have a little drying room in Portland at the shop. Nice to have dry gear for a whole 5 minutes in the morning. More to keep the mold and stench down in the trucks...
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    12-02-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Second that! No firs here, but half hitching pondos is super efficient.
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    12-02-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Coffee Break in Odds and Ends
    Epic!
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    11-26-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    I'd be hard pressed to dismantle a conifer without one hand saw use... Great vid Reg, the straight forward no bs insight backed by impressive skill makes me wonder how someone could argue that.. Whatever, they can buy shiny things and be tree gods in their little world, while the rest with common sense are in the trenches getting shit done.
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    11-12-2016
    Got to see Gilman in Portland in '12, was a great lecture and in tree demonstration!
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    11-03-2016
    Yep, skinny with gorilla wingspan. Probably be like this when I'm 70.
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    11-03-2016
    6' & 150lb.
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    10-14-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Truck Advice.... in Gear Forum
    I've used an 4 door F350 with an arbortec box on it. Did surprising well, but I think that guy went through several trannies... probably held about 10 yards and was an older morbark chipper, maybe 5-6k lbs.
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    10-09-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Truck Advice.... in Gear Forum
    Looks clean! I loved my cab over, will have another one someday...
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    09-27-2016
    I wouldn't be inclined to trust a long horizontal limb as my primary tip. If you could get a solid high tie in on a vertical leader and then redirect your line through that crotch for positioning, your safety factor would be much higher.
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    08-26-2016
    SimplyArbor replied to a thread Kask Zenith Helemts in Gear Forum
    Hit up tree stuff, Luke can usually acquire UK items. I've ordered from across the pond several times. Usually bigger orders, shipping has been 60-120, but more than made up for it in savings. Honey bros in my experience has been great to work with, quick replies and reasonable shipping. Shipping on a helmet would likely be 40-60 bucks.
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    08-03-2016
    I will definitely go through 1-2 gallons of water in a day here in the summer. It seems crazy, but if you think of the energy required to do production tree work, i feel like it just keeps me sane. Usually have a nice headache at the end of a day.
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    07-20-2016
    I plan on a swimming regime against this winter, as MB mentioned, probably one of the best low impact exercises (as long as rotator cuffs hold up!) We have an adult water polo league in winter too, always a blast. It's like legal fighting, you get a great workout and can unleash the inner competitor. Some of the most healthy older adults I know have swum long distance for years and they are fit!
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    07-04-2016
    Bravo!
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    06-01-2016
    Vertical speed line trunk wood onto brush pile or tires to minimize ground damage? Thats a great way to minimize shock loading for any dead tree rigging. Strap or tie co-doms together is a nice way to minimize forces as well when topping into a block. I generally feel comfortable negative blocking dead trees (we do primarily Ponderosa, Lodgepole, Spruce, Juniper, Siberian Elm) depending on time dead, as long as roots are good and the ground can run em... I'm very risk adverse and play things in my favor.
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    05-30-2016
    swingdude replied to a thread new used spurs in Climbing Forum
    These work great....have had them for over a year....
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    05-23-2016
    I daisy chain my yates....carry one to three depending....
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    05-22-2016
    swingdude replied to a thread new used spurs in Climbing Forum
    I love humidity.....😃
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    05-22-2016
    swingdude replied to a thread new used spurs in Climbing Forum
    Lol...all good Fiona...Hope all is well with you...
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    05-22-2016
    swingdude replied to a thread new used spurs in Climbing Forum
    Buck ti's...buck super wrap pads steel inserts..poles for me...my fav and have had geckos and own kiwi klimbers......bucks still king ... IMHO...but preference
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Grew up in Hawaii (oahu). College Degree in Forestry. ISA Certified Arborist.
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