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    4 Hours Ago
    I think Madsen in the PNW is worth checking for prices on reels of Stihl chain. Bailey's is now selling some Stihl chain too - and by the loop.
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    Battery blower works great for smaller applications. (As in if you wouldn't use a backpack blower for more than 7 minutes.) I'm probably going to keep one with my chipper to blow off radiator screen and out the fins after every chipping. (Right now I have to borrow the one I bought my wife for a birthday present - when I'm around the house.)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    You can have tires foam filled. A bit pricey.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I think Carl ran those a bit.
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    5 Days Ago
    Bounce if you're looking for info the book, Pain Free by Pete Egoscue has a very practical explanation of how our joints should be in relation to one another to prevent use type injury. It also has excersizes (sp) to get them there. If you then go on to look for the simplest and least time consuming way to maintain a workable pain free body configuration the book, Somatics by Thomas Hanna has a simple movement routine to accomplish that. After learning and going through the larger routines for 6 weeks you can do it in about 15 minutes per day.
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    6 Days Ago
    Sure, you're welcome.
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    6 Days Ago
    I believe that is about $10K underpriced.
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    6 Days Ago
    Anyone looking for one right now? There is one over on TreeBuzz in TreeBay forum. Only $10K for a Bandit 90.
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    1 Week Ago
    :thumbup:
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    1 Week Ago
    Right now mine goes in the truck every morning and out at night. It travels with a scabbard on bar and chain and a soft cooler protecting the engine.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Just found this thread this AM and don't have time to read it all now - or respond properly. But , much of the worlds people will work hard and do fine right up close to the day of their death. Anyone who wants to and catches their pains and aches a little on the early side can do some simple things and become functional and pain free again. Other side of the coin is I know a guy who is in his 40s works as a waiter and has had 5 or 6 hip replacments. Those are supposed to last 15 years according to the info. What explains his getting only a few years out of some of them????????
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    2 Weeks Ago
    That's at Cal Line Equipment. They are a good company to deal with.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread New one in Chainsaws!
    https://phys.org/news/2016-12-student-award-winning-graphene-battery-slash.html If you google graghene there is a lot of high end promise coming from that sector. It's just as Justin has said at this point, production cost holding it up. They'll work it out. And when they do the paint on our truck will power the electric motors that give us fast responsive acceleration. Chainsaws with very light batts and long run time.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Barshop in Gear Forum
    That's nice, when someone gives you something and it actually is really useful.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Bulldog Bone in Gear Forum
    It's tough to beat. I see video and hear of guys working in ice, snow, rain - a lot of the time. It makes me very thankful.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Bulldog Bone in Gear Forum
    No, it's still going to rain for the next week or two there. :) Now I'm alternating between feeling like a smart ass and feeling fortunate to live in sunny California where it is beautiful climb weather so much of the time. Welcome to The Tree House.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Nice to get that info and clear those things up - good one!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Well you just may get hooked on milling big timbers for people if you do get a big saw. :)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Oops, just saw you posted David. I know it's not the ideal powerhouse for milling but I wonder if a 4 or 4.2 cubic inch saw is a big enough step up from what you have been using to be agreeable David? One thing to take into account I guess is how much more do you have to mill or foresee milling in the future?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    From the before and after videos I've seen that wheel should make that machine sing. Good set up.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yeah, congrats. It's about the funnest odessy you can take and still call it work.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Cory, are you getting all drawn in by that Treemek info? I know I am.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Great perspective. My worst day in business added to the rest of that week is far better than most people ever got to experience today or throughout all of history, in my opinion. I endeavor to complain about nothing.
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Logged for a season after I decided college wasn't for me. Went into tree work as a way to continue doing work I liked but, more on my terms. Tried other businesses when I was in enough back pain and believed the umpteenth Doctor/Chiro./Professional who told me I had to change careers. Got back into tree work when I found I could personaly manage back pain. Pulled D's in high school English.
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