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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Kyle my crane is 22 years old. I know how to adjust the feedback from the pressure transducers that the lmi uses to calculate the load and have done so with my stump grinder that weighs 4400. However it seems the second you get it dialed in it changes. I feel it always over reads by a good bit which adds to our safety margin. It used to bother me and I spent a good bit on some wireless load cells that would send a reading to the cab of actual weight however it didn't seem that helpful. If the lmi thinks it's overloaded the crane shuts down certain functions ,that is the pain and I have never had that with an airial lift(many times with but logs). After a while you get a feel for how the crane responds to loads and use that to calculate future picks. To many this response is probably terrifying, guess work! However that is the nature of tree work and the reason most crane ops hate tree work. In the first vid I posted my biggest fear was the poplar top we were using to rope to would break out which is why I swung Robby out of there so quick. I guessed it would hold and prepared for the worst. I should add that for at least a year we strived to keep all of our picks within 50% of our limit, i.e. we treated 50% as our tipping load.
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    I'll take the silky
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Spent most of my life crashing bicycles and motor bikes of all forms.Driving cars too fast. Im familiar with the dance but really don't want to pay the piper with the crane. Scares the shit out of me thinking of some of the consequences of flipping the crane. I love my crane and want her to live a long and trouble free life:)
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    You know a funny thing about standing up leads like that, often times right at the end of the lift when the piece is vertical you can see zero load on the crane. Now think about that, we have put a notch in top of lead, fat notch obviously and undercut it and lifted so bent all of those hinge fibers 90 degrees but they will still support thousands of pounds. Best not to over think stuff when you are doing it, we just know from experience that it works. Problem with crane work is mistakes tend to be big..... We are constantly pushing the envelope with tiny baby steps:D
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Lmi has a weight read out, not sure how accurate it is though.
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Heres another pick off same job, where the ball was originally attached we were only good for 1100#, after we stood it up we were good for 2400. pick weighed in at 1700 <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eYb0LMcPGwA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    2 Days Ago
    Good luck with that Mick. How does the health care system work for you guys there, is it free to you or do you have to cary insurance ?
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Those are the jobs I pray for Sean, those and storm work. Funny we haven't had a storm in the 3 years that Ive had a crane!! Those 3 poplars were 30"+ and I had $5K on them , done in a day with my 3 man crew + Woody my son for half a day feeding Brutus with the wheel loader
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    yup tulips
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    OK back by popular demand........ Funny thing about the Senas, remember when they used to be called the Ropetek Com systems and cost $310 per helmet. Thanks Sherrill. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-geh9sCUSoU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    I use infrared activated mini guns to protect my saws when they are in the house��
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    MB I realized that what we were doing wasn't 100% by the rules Sean it is now private, how do I let you watch??
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Sorry lads but just realized I shouldn't show that.
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    PCTREE replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Had 3 30" 100' tall poplars to remove from behind a house. Furthest away one stump was at 80' radius , this lead went out way further. this was our solution..... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C_U4BnOru48" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    PCTREE replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    That's the whole point, they have to keep bringing up racist shit in the media and keep this shit going. If the population isn't fighting itself it may look at the 1%. I don't know if a non violent approach is going to help us with this, hope so, just don't know how. We need a completely fresh system that promotes more of a communal spirit. Not every man for himself like it is now.
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    PCTREE replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes this bullshit is in my home town. We were supposed to do a job yesterday which was 6 blocks from where the car ran into folks. I rescheduled​and did it today. Cops everywhere. I don't give two hoots about the statue of the history. However I think these violent demonstrations will happen more and more as the rich get richer and the masses realize they are fucked. The population will become angry and this anger will spill out on whoever happens to be in the wrong place. You can't strip a population of all it's wealth and expect nothing to happen.
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I learned how to climb working for a very successful tree service in New Orleans in 1996. After working for that company for a year I decided to start my own. Didn't work out then so I became a professional firefighter which had great benefits but wasn't happy. Finally after years of dragging through my days I was forced to make a choice. I decided to begin working for myself which led me to climbing again. Started new business in 2011. I am no longer a "hack" ;) I am a State Licensed Arborist who is learning to be a great Arborist!
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