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    1 Week Ago
    I'm thankful for my wife for so many reasons. I used to use the blower around our house from time to time and she would speak longingly of wanting one she could use at any time. I finally bought her the Husky battery operated blower for Xmas. She said it was the best gift ever. I love my arborists wife. (I had other gifts in case that didn't hit the mark.) Another funny thing to me is she tried blowing out the 'mudroom' entrance where I undress and drop most of my chips. I would have thought only a guy would do that.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    You will probably get a lot of jobs just based on a prospective client wanting to watch that "thing" run at their house. (As opposed to a climber doing exact same work.)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Poulan 245a seals in Chainsaws!
    Clicking on the link takes me to taptalk - and then it wants me to sign in.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Poulan 245a seals in Chainsaws!
    Ha, ha, - guess you asked the question in the right place David.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    If reading books about how to solve body issues isn't your favorite way to spend time in life start by reading just the first 43 pages. In those pages along with a few key principles there are five individuals stories of how their bodies responded to Somatics. Once I see what someone else could do on a particular issue I find I can all of a sudden see the value in putting in more effort to accomplish the same result.
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    02-14-2017
    How does it run with the fuel cap cracked partially open? (Plugged fuel tank vent.) How does it run squirting fuel into the throat of the carb? (Fuel issues rather than gasket and seal air leak issues - far easier to repair.) (But I'm just a mechanical hack. :)
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    02-05-2017
    Just bad choice of word on my part Sean. No power rotator on my grapple. As per Carl's advice I went without it to save 85lbs or more on each lift in spite of the fact I was ready to throw more money at a power rotating grapple. He sure was right. I felt like I could get all I wanted from the BMG on an articulating machine in the first few hours of operation.
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    02-05-2017
    Ohhhh, you dark horse you.....
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    02-05-2017
    No, as a way to pick up larger amounts of rakings and debris at one time and transport them out to the truck. Bagster from Home Depot and some other things do well with an elevated lifting point.
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    02-05-2017
    Sounds right. Butch is getting closer. :) I have about 70K into my Avant and dump trailer both with over the top options and I add on $700 a day any day it goes out. Your bucket truck costs a bunch more than that new and to maintain.
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    02-05-2017
    Articulation makes such a big difference for subtle maneuvering to grab a hold of something, I wonder if that is why the same style works better on this loader than mini. If you have an elevated lifting spar don't forget to try debris bags or Big Tough Tarps for rakings and etc.
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    01-29-2017
    Mark Chisholm(sp) of TreeBuzz etc. did a superb presentation entitled 'Professionalism' that was a part of a recent Ed Gilman pruning seminar. If taken up and played out, it will go a long way toward producing the result you are seeking.
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    01-18-2017
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Nice. I didn't know 280s were in current production.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    12-29-2016
    Amazing machine Carl - good for you.
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    12-28-2016
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Nifty Lift! in The Trading Post
    Ahh, no king cab for me.
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    12-28-2016
    Somatics, a method of reminding your mind to release the muscles. Muscles aren't "tight" or "hard" on there own. If they feel this way it is because they are engaged. One thing engages muscles, an electrical signal sent from the brain. Remind the mind how to turn off the signal and the muscle goes to its relaxed state. (Hint, cats and dogs do what it takes to remind their mind of this about every time they get up and start to move.) "Stretching" works against this and in some cases can be the cause of additional injury. GREAT THREAD Sean!
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    12-28-2016
    NAET (Nmbudrapods Allergy Ellimination Technique) a simple low cost method for clearing allergies so you may well not need the epi pen. And it makes life so much more workable for a host of other lower grade allergins one encounters.
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    12-27-2016
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Nifty Lift! in The Trading Post
    What's the info on the 550?
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    12-24-2016
    Finally got my $10 in for two tickets today Stephen. Plus...you doing this raffle had me move forward on signing up for a monthly recurring payment into paypal for the House. I have been wanting to get that done for about a year...Good Job.
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    12-14-2016
    My bad too. Should be done early tonight and get payment handled. Plus....I didn't want the hat - just to support a good idea for supporting a great site. So if I were to win it can go on to the next person.
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    12-09-2016
    Yeah, good meeting you Deva. Always nice to put a face to the posts :).
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    12-09-2016
    Yes two.
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    12-08-2016
    Fun idea CV, I'll get a couple of tickets. Reminds me I have wanted for a long time to go to MB's account and just set up a monthly subscription type of billpay. I'll get that done this month.
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  • Merle Nelson's Avatar
    12-06-2016
    Such good info. Clearly presented with pictures to show examples over years. Almost got my wife to this one - maybe next time.
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    12-01-2016
    Merle Nelson replied to a thread vibe in Gear Forum
    Paul Cox, PCTree here, brought Senas to the the forefront of use in our industry for anyone that didn't know that. And then TreeStuff pushed out it's distribution.
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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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