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    I like that kind of trimming and shaping most too Kevin.
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    Yeah, no not creepy. Nice person, liked how my first few bushes and trees turned out. Liked me. Her husband dutifully indulged her.
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    Not too late. Fun to learn and see all the new stuff and technique available. Lawrence (Phanner Man here) and his teaching cohort said they have both been doing SRT for seven years in the trees. That puts things in perspective when you watch them and see how much is available that is not really there for doubled rope. About seven years and less all of that has been available. Kevin Bingham mentioned often in all that too. Rope Wrench spoken of, used and referred to a lot.
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    No Butch, when she said fine, she was totally okay with paying me to have tea and cake each day. Three months of that. Put me on edge. Kevin I'm always amazed at how different we all are as people. I have since learned that 3 days on a job is about my max before I would rather be off to a different place/people and doing different work.
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    It ended up being a great learning opportunity and event as far as I'm concerned. A guy came from Poland just to attend this event. He was going to hit one other National Park before he went back but, he came primarily for this. Sherrill and all the presenters put in over the top effort to make it happen and make it top notch. My hat is off to everyone responsible.
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    Ha, I remembered one other thing. Early in my career I was trimming trees on a high end property and it quickly became apparent that they were going to have me trim and shape every tree and bush on the property - ended up being 3 months of work. The lady would have me come inside the house every day for tea and coffee cake and an hour to hour and a half of talking. After about 3 or 4 days of that I told her I really needed to keep at my work otherwise I would have to keep the clock running and charge for tea time too. She said fine. That was a fairly painful three months. Stopping like that and then being mentally slowed down for the rest of the day was hard on production levels.
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    Oops.....sitting there eating my lunch yesterday I realized that one of the only reasons I get to be smug about turning down food and drink offers from customers is that my wife preps a nice breakfast I can eat as I drive to work, and lunch for me every day. And I thought I was pretty good about not taking things for granted.
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    LMAO, ha ha. I could see that working for anyone that was likable and there to get snacks. I'm with Justin. I'm a miracle worker, stay out of my way and watch the magic happen. (I often leave jobs guessing how many days a homeowner would have spent cleaning up a mess I just created and impeccably cleaned up in a day.)
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    Glad you're liking it Stig. How do you get fuel to flow on that jug? All of our early model spouts here were a nightmare because the spring was too heavy around the spout and plastic sliding on plastic had too much friction. I think Stihl has that set up for sale in the USA.
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    "Not a bad deal"........that is an outstanding deal for a money making machine! Bearings are cheaper at your local bearing shop than through Bandit.
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    That's amazing.
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    Ahh, thanks.
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    What is that?
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    Those slings look good Gary. Whenever I see people of a certain persuasion hucking rocks at the police or military with guns I think they are either stupid or they have never experienced the shear magic of how fast and hard and accurately a sling can hurl a rock.
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    Loading with an Avant 528 Carl sent me Cory. That is an interesting youtube video Dave, I hadn't seen it. It's amazing hearing about the boost in power people are getting from the components the company produces where they dyno tested. I rented a Ram with a 12 foot dump bed and hauled logs for a day and don't anticipate wanting any more power than they come with stock. But, fun to know what you could do.
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    I won't be looking to drastically increase oil change intervals just get the smaller particles out of the oil during it's functional use. They tell pretty compelling stories about bypass filter benifits on youtube vids.
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    Thanks for all the input guys. I went with the Ram, should have it in a couple of weeks. I am going to have a hooklift unit installed and have more versatility with a chip bed and two dumpster boxes to haul heavy wood.
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    Bump, I better get and install this.
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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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