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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Bump.... How goes the production dates Jamie? any news?
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Spar Ascending in Climbing Forum
    Love when you can just walk back up a spar. Nicely done Kevin.
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  • sotc's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    I opened an old grave once as well, maybe that's part of my fear. I fell a madrone stick maybe 20 feet long and when it hit it punched a hole. Seems after the casket collapsed that the dirt must have over the years settled in and left a shell maybe 2 feet thick of top soil . I really don't trust those places.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I would be the grumpy old dude after a day like that!
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  • sotc's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Yeah, that type of lift is lighter and a better alternative than a bucket truck but sinking a jack suddenly has the same consequence. My thoughts are if I can't climb it because it's compromised, that's not my fault, I'll bid it to fall out crash and bash rather than risk my crew
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    1 Day Ago
    Am I the only one here that thinks operating a lift in a grave area is sketchy?
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    2 Days Ago
    Yeah, good stuff that one but who has time to build all those chicken tractors?!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Seems like the spar that broke, the rigging point was lower than where you were cutting. If it had been higher, less force. But that piece that broke probably weak anyway. Better rope running might have helped. Add it all up in physics, force won. Kudos on everyone living another day.
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  • sotc's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    First thing I thought of was before the video. You set up a lift in a grave section?! That's a big no no to me, outriggers on Graves (not solid ground) gives me the.... Willie's. Like others mentioned, get the hanger out. If it wasn't secured, why bother rigging the top? Why did you lose the other good leader and rig off the bad one? Another thing I try to do is fall out to one side to not add load to the rigging unnecessarily. All that said, that spar came out early, must've been very compromised. But, I think everyone that had run a lift, has gone to big at one time or other. Thanks for putting it out there
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  • sotc's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I'm doing that in my orchard too. Over the winter low spots would be full black water. Compost tea every time it rains!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I don't think I'll ever be the same after this morning. Gary said nut sack.
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    4 Days Ago
    Digging it!
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    4 Days Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I agree, both would be nice. I need to get a rock /root rake with top clamp as well
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    4 Days Ago
    Licensed Timber Operator. We need it for the permitting process and if we sell the wood or wood product.
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    4 Days Ago
    Back in Cali. Started my LTO class. And since any tree work I have done does not count towards my hours of 3000 I need for my application, I'll have to take a lessor rated restricted license until I can accumulate those hours over the next 2 or 3 years. Basically, a firewood type harvest license. Oh well, getting an education for when it comes time. At least I know the players and the game better.
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    4 Days Ago
    sotc replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I don't know if these pics are of any benefit or not
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    sotc replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    You might lose a little height in that configuration. But you can gain height as well. Think about heeling the log up so one end is high, other lower. Then slowly set it down, let go, back up, spike it with the top of the grapple and push.
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    sotc replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    Old video https://youtu.be/Rz0x9cBUzHQ
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