• Ruel's Avatar
    11-14-2014
    Ruel replied to a thread Guying a Mature Tree? in Tree Care and Health
    I'm not sure why the tree is leaning, I just got a brief description from the salesman about the job. I will get some photos on Monday, should be interesting.
    10 replies | 1663 view(s)
  • Ruel's Avatar
    11-13-2014
    Ruel started a thread Guying a Mature Tree? in Tree Care and Health
    My boss told me today that we will be re-guying a leaning 80' White Pine next week. The tree was previously guyed to another tree a few decades ago, but a recent storm broke the old wire. The homeowner is very against removal, so ridiculous cabling job it is! We are planing on doing moderate weight reduction and using two utility pole guy anchors like these (https://www.platt.com/platt-electric-supply/Anchors-Helix-Type/Wilcor/WAGHA-34-66/product.aspx?zpid=431137) with 3/8" EHS cable to support the tree. Does anyone here have experience guying large trees? What would you recommend for anchors or hardware? Thanks
    10 replies | 1663 view(s)
  • Ruel's Avatar
    09-18-2014
    Ruel replied to a thread Saw Pod? in The Trading Post
    I have a spare. It is pretty beat, but PM me your address and it's yours.
    3 replies | 1104 view(s)
  • Ruel's Avatar
    04-16-2014
    I agree with La Bec, it sounds like aphids. Did the homeowner mention anything about the ground under the tree being sticky? The few Tulip Poplars I worked on in Seattle were covered in aphids/ sooty mold. The sidewalks below were like walking on flypaper, definitely something the HO would remember. If it is aphids, you could try a hort. oil spray. Very nontoxic stuff, safe for kids and pets.
    14 replies | 2314 view(s)
  • Ruel's Avatar
    04-01-2014
    Ruel replied to a thread Can you ID this rope? in Climbing Forum
    I think that is Safetylite, made by All Gear Inc. http://www.allgearinc.com/AG16SP12S.htm
    12 replies | 1118 view(s)
  • Ruel's Avatar
    03-14-2014
    Hi everyone, my name is Sean. I've been doing tree work and reading this forum for the past year and a half. I'm from Maine, spent a year working in Seattle, and just moved back east to Massachusetts. Being so new to climbing, this site has been a really valuable resource for me. I have learned a ton from people here, from little splicing tips to advanced felling cuts: theory and practice. Thanks for sharing! :)
    2665 replies | 156875 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-17-2013
    Justin replied to a thread SawBuilders! Muster Up! in Chainsaws!
    Mag 2
    25 replies | 2528 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-16-2013
    Justin replied to a thread First chair carving in Odds and Ends
    whats the best set up to mill wood with a chainsaw bar chain guide ect. any feed back I would like to make my own planks and build furniture for my house and what wood would make the nicest stuff I was thinking oak and black wallnut
    31 replies | 2250 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-15-2013
    Justin replied to a thread SawBuilders! Muster Up! in Chainsaws!
    Ive been wanting to try a husky but the only two dealers around here are chain stores and they don't service them so I haven't bought one but Ive been hearing really good things
    25 replies | 2528 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-15-2013
    I feel the same way especially since I really looked up to this Jerk off as a mentor and teacher even put up with countless short comings I think hes sore That Im starting my own service but that's no excuse to talk shit and lie he taught me to climb , and then told my wife I never climbed a day for him but in reality I climbed for him for two years , I have even had the chance to take his contracts from him a few times because of the people I know run the properties That hired him but I didn't do it out of respect you better belive Im gonna under bid him now and he even had the nerve after talking shit 5 min after to try and sell me his old chipper the nerve, hes getting close to having that talk with me that don't involve any talking
    123 replies | 6554 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-15-2013
    Justin replied to a thread SawBuilders! Muster Up! in Chainsaws!
    I have a 056 that is in much need of an over haul and Id like to see some extras thrown in there big bore kit port n polish but is this saw getting to old to get all the parts for Ive been looking and they links keep sending me stuff for the 660 but I love this saw IT was my first big saw Im looking for someone to do the work for me any feedback I want this thing to run better than new and Ill pay good to have it done:D
    25 replies | 2528 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-15-2013
    you know this is just the beginning of the part of life where I get to pick out my own crew since summer I have been through three guys I just stopped calling them cause they wouldn't work had to tell em everything 100 times and 5 min later they would still just be standing there now I have two brothers no experience but man do they work my wife and sometimes my dad and my baby brother wants too join up after striper season and the funny thing is Im a calm guy on a job site I just expect you to gas up n warm up my saws keep the ground clear my lines free and don't get hurt if possible but I under stand things happen , I remember my first tree Job the owner was terrible always screaming on everyone never happy even after we put in 110% cussin us all the time , but I hung in there cause he taught me a lot , how to climb , use a saw , what to look for in my equip. I took it as its the message not the messenager ,this guy sees my wife and still talks bad about me lies and everything he was the worst boss like pay day was every fri well we never got our full pay on fri he never had it always had to come back sun or mon for it and I learnd to climb from this man and he kept me at $10 an hour like his ground guys and this is the watered down version but the point is is that there is some terrible bosses out there too, goes both ways
    123 replies | 6554 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-13-2013
    then Id just drag the ol 056 up the tree
    51 replies | 4578 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-13-2013
    I know its not the greatest saw and its not made for in tree use but when Im not using my 355t I use the cs400 and it works very well nice and light enuff power to do what I need it to do
    51 replies | 4578 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-12-2013
    I hate new guys on the crew that my 120 pound wife out works what is that
    123 replies | 6554 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-11-2013
    Justin replied to a thread 044 Big Bore Kit with 10mm Wrist Pin? in Chainsaws!
    I don't know Ill call and ask I buy a lot of equip. from them so it couldn't hurt I aint much of a mechanic my self welder fitter climber I tackle problems with a chainsaw , hammer , or axe myself
    76 replies | 7261 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-11-2013
    Justin replied to a thread Anyone notice that new saws suck? in Chainsaws!
    thanks stumper Ill try it today
    77 replies | 7096 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-10-2013
    wraptor for sure
    129 replies | 6488 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-10-2013
    Justin replied to a thread Anyone notice that new saws suck? in Chainsaws!
    I was wondering I have a sthil 056 magnum 2 it was running perfect until yesterday , I get it running cut for about ten min then it stalls out and wont start again until I let it sit a bit it cuts fine and all just that stall I think its flooding n I had a little gas in my air filter ,I want to take this saw next week to the dealer and get them to go over the whole saw it's and older saw but I love this thing , and also I was wondering if there is a big bore kit for this saw and where to get it and where to get it installed ,any feed back would be great
    77 replies | 7096 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-09-2013
    Justin replied to a thread 044 Big Bore Kit with 10mm Wrist Pin? in Chainsaws!
    install the kits in the saws
    76 replies | 7261 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-09-2013
    Justin replied to a thread 044 Big Bore Kit with 10mm Wrist Pin? in Chainsaws!
    will a sthil dealer do it ?
    76 replies | 7261 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-09-2013
    Justin replied to a thread 044 Big Bore Kit with 10mm Wrist Pin? in Chainsaws!
    I've been wanting to put a big bore kit in my 045 super and my 056 magnum 2 but I'm no mechanic and don't know where to start or how to go about it could someone please educate me on how I should go about this
    76 replies | 7261 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-03-2013
    Justin replied to a thread echo 355T in Chainsaws!
    I have 2 echo climbing saws the 330t and the 355t both saws run great especially after you muff mod em an get rid of those limiters but besides that I love em up in a tree
    30 replies | 4291 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-03-2013
    Justin replied to a thread First chair carving in Odds and Ends
    that thing is fantastic great idea
    31 replies | 2250 view(s)
  • Justin's Avatar
    11-03-2013
    HI my name is Justin Im a little crazy and love heights and really love chainsaws and everything that goes with the teratory Im here to ask questions get knowledge and be the best aborist and climber I can be so be ready to have your brains picked
    2665 replies | 156875 view(s)
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