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    18 Hours Ago
    1999 Ford F-450 Automatic 86,xxx miles 4x4 V-10 gas Southco 10.5 ft body Through box storage New paint, spark plugs, wires, brakes, rotors, tires, tranny rebuilt less than 500 miles ago. $27k OBO Call or text with further questions or offers. 8zero8.224.95two9 We purchased to finish some contracts before winter and now are upgrading to an F-750. Truck is in excellent condition. No problems. Would keep as a backup, but got death eyes from wife.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Bump, my friends. Still have many of these goodies available. I'm willing to negotiate if anyone is interested but find the prices too dear. Those Swiss tree grippers have earned me a few belated inquiries over these last several months...wish I'd had a few more sets to sell :).
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    1 Day Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Very nice.
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    1 Day Ago
    :lol:
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    2 Days Ago
    bonner1040 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    We stopped selling Stihl parts as 'as good as Stihl or better' because it was a violation of Stihl's dealership rules.
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    4 Days Ago
    :lol:
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    5 Days Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    :D
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    5 Days Ago
    Totally makes sense, Stig. Corners are always where the action is, and no middle means manipulations of a corner has amplified effects.
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    5 Days Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My kind of client :D.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Elecio, I do not have any information regarding the company that originally produced the Swedish stacking ladders. Perhaps you don't know, but this is a product that came on the market in the 1960's or before, and has generally fallen out of use since the 1990's. Frankly, there are almost certainly better methods for accessing canopies of trees for seed harvesting available today. Current methods of access by either DRT or SRT by properly trained climbers is efficient and offer far more access to the whole canopy than ladder systems ever did...in fact, by ladder alone, precious little of the seed bearing portions of a tree are accessible. I'd advise that your company pursue training opportunities along those lines of skill acquisition, rather than chase the Swedish ladder. If you need help finding a vendor that can fill your training needs, I could offer a few suggestions if you wish.
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol:
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  • bonner1040's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    King of the Canopy is probably my favorite tree-related event ever. I had a blast planning it and a blast watching it all play out. If you haven?t seen it already, here is the phenomenal video of the event created by Day?s Edge Productions. The film covers more than just the competition, but also arborist?s passions and the things that keep them coming back to events like KotC. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CYYhZ5kBkcc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> We ran a King of the Canopy event as one of three days during Jambo 3 in 2016. Back then, we had no idea how to do it or how it was really going to work out, but it was an idea I had been playing with for a while, and I wanted to make it happen. We learned a lot at that event about what was possible and how to improve the game. Making KotC a stand-alone event was a huge challenge. We had to convince competitors that our untested format would be worth it, and we had to decide on tournament formats, timing, scheduling, etc. We wanted to do one day of qualifying and one day of the tournament. At first, we toyed with doing a full day of 10 or 12 rounds of Swiss Seeding (a format popular in chess tournaments where players face other players with similar standings) but soon realized that would have us pitting the same teams against each other several times, and we wanted more variety for the competitors. We settled on a round robin, so each team played every other team once, then used those scores for 5 rounds of Swiss Seeding. Carson and I spent a good bit of time playing what felt like Sudoku, fitting teams into time slots, making sure they weren?t playing on two courts at the same time, playing the same team twice in a row, etc. After we thought we had it worked out, we realized that some teams played on the same court a disproportionate number of times, and we had to shuffle it all around again to prevent anyone becoming too familiar with a court. The preliminary rounds were 12 minutes long, which was really just an educated guess at a time limit that would give enough time to place a couple tokens but keep the pressure on and keep it fast paced. Because each round was only 2 competitors out of teams of 4, that meant each competitor would play 6 rounds of 12 minutes each, for a total play/climbing time of an hour and 12 minutes in one day. Compared to the 1 hour of competition each Jambo competitor saw on one of the three days this July, we considered that do-able. After all, we were looking for the highest caliber competitors who were here to play hard and climb harder. At the end of that first day of competition, after each competitor had made at least 12 high-speed ascents and climbed for nearly their full 1:12 (unlike Jambo, with time spent rigging, setting lines, etc), it was clear that we were reaching a fine line of wearing out the competitors. On day two, with longer rounds, more of the team competing, and fewer breaks between games, we ended up with some very tired competitors. The competition was incredibly intense. After a few rounds, there were a few clear competitors for first place ? French Touch (3 of whom traveled from France just for the competition), The A Team (a team from A Plus Tree in California, including Jambo 2015 champ Chad Brey), and Dark Gypsy Magic (including Jambo 2017 champ Treecutter Doug). French Touch was undefeated in round robin, losing one round each to Dark Gyspy Magic and The A Team in Swiss, and tying once with Dark Gypsy Magic. Dark Gypsy Magic won 5/7 of their round robin matches, won 4 Swiss and tied their last with French Touch. The A Team only lost one round robin match (to then-undefeated French Touch), but had a weaker showing in the Swiss rounds, with 3 losses. French Touch and Dark Gyspy Magic ended day one with the same W/L/D record, with 9 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, so we had to calculate strength of score to decide seeding for day two. 1st seed French Touch lost their second round in the tournament, which meant they had to fight their way out of the loser?s bracket. Due to the organization of the three-game-guarantee bracket, their trip through the loser?s bracket meant an extra two games compared to their opponent in the final match, Dark Gypsy Magic. Dark Gypsy Magic had three straight wins in the tournament going into the final. French Touch were clearly tired by the end of the day, and the added games due to their loss in the second round was definitely a factor in the final match. In the end, Dark Gyspy Magic took home the win (and 4 Husqvarna T540xps and 4 custom etched Silky Zubats) with a final record of 13 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Second place French Touch finished with a record of 13 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. I can?t say enough how happy I was with the awesome spirit and drive of our competitors, as well as the help we received from our volunteers. I also want to give a huge thank you to Carson, Mitch, Tom, Nate and Neil from Day?s Edge, and our live stream team ? Cale, Gigi, and Quincy. And who could forget our head judges Greg Manning, Nora Bryan, and Chip Hildreth, and last but definitely not least ? safety coordinator Scotty Olson. Thank you to everyone involved with King of the Canopy! We?ll see you next year ;) Let us know your thoughts on the format, video, live coverage and more!
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Sounds like you might want to consider some rework of the wiring. Maybe a pro is in order.
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    1 Week Ago
    Sounds like a real bother.
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    The truth is, the tree folk that we share time with here at Butch's site are seldom run of the mill. I know there is not one single place, either real world or virtual, where the high level of competence seen every day here, exists. Over the whole spectrum of skills that term implies, we have the best.
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    That I do have under my belt, multiple times, and served as an assistant presenter on a couple of occasions....so maybe I get a bye :D.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Jerry Beranek can do all that and more. Stig can handle that spectrum, with aplomb. I can manage well enough, not too humble to say it...well, except the TRAQ. I had to google that :D.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Check for continuity in the wiring between that circuit at the panel, and that box.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    nguwang, welcome! I wish I could help you, but it seems that from my explorations through the internet, no marketer is currently offering this product for sale. The last company I have certain knowledge of that sold them was Forestry Suppliers, Inc. You might try direct contact with them with your inquiries. Perhaps they could offer some help. https://www.forestry-suppliers.com/
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    :D
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Thanks, Rich.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    New slang for me, had to google it :D. No surprise there. Maybe I ought to edit that last post of mine...
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    :lol: Sometimes the best stuff is the little stuff. Or worst...:D
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Timber Framing in Odds and Ends
    Very fine picture. Nice.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    He probably was considering Canada. ;)
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Yes, that is more accurate than my calling it a simple swing dutchy.
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    If I walk into a store and see a great price on a pile of avocados, and I haul a bunch up to the checkout counter and the clerk says "sorry, that sign is a mistake and we can't sell those to you at that price"...well, I'm gonna have words with management. Especially if the sign stays up there for days, like it seems is the case with this TS ad. Sometimes proper customer service means a business has to eat some profit, when they make a mistake.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Me neither. I never took a shock from a saw, but I have from a lawn mower and it hurt bad!
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    If the ad says 17% off everything, but then there are exclusions (noted somewhere on the ad?), and then the company honors the ad on some things that they didn't want to include...I'm confused. Why honor some of the errors but not all? Just based on original margins? Seems weak at best. I have to admit I did not look at the ad in question even a little bit...so my question may not meet the facts. Just going on what I have read in this thread.
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  • bonner1040's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    bonner1040 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Your business means a lot, but like you we can't operate at a loss. Husqvarna margins are slim and 17% plus freight and all that wipes it out. I'm sorry I forgot to exclude them in the marketing speak. Also forgot to exclude branch managers but accidentally included GRCS and sold 20 of them. Oops! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Classic swing Dutchman, both of you :).
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Not so sure I like the idea of trading hinge wood away for a swing Dutchman.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Cold patch is easy, inexpensive, and especially in a parking lot, very effective and long lived. I'd just fall them.
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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Best wishes on the recovery, Pete. I've been there with the shoulder too. Big wood!
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    The current version is only available in digital format...was never printed. That was the plan, so as to allow easy updates and cheap distribution. You can three hole punch the pages and put them in a binder, Robert. That's my choice. Just like a book. Older versions were printed, but to the best of my knowledge they are all long gone. It was an USFS internal document, not printed for sale.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    That pdf is set up to print on 8.5x11 paper. It's my preference, too.
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