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    05-19-2017
    Chris, did you mark north on the log with the native bees as in an article that I read in arbor age you are supposed to mark the direction. native bees are so much friendlier than the European bees.
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    03-22-2017
    Just wondering what the maximum sized bar I can run on a MS251 chainsaw is, as I am potentially going to be doing a felling job where I am cutting some large timber 60cm and up potentially some 30cm diameter, and some other large sized trees. All the trees are pines so they are relatively soft doug fir or radiate at a guess. https://www.facebook.com/ZigZagRailway/photos/pcb.1139964872795977/1139964629462668/?type=3&theater land management post. I am happy to get a larger saw if I get the job if the ms 251 will not cut it. What sized saw would be suggested? Thanks, Pat
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    03-17-2017
    Hi Steve, thanks for the link to the grey box psyllid.We are working in Plumpton park on some of the many hundreds if not a thousand plus dead trees. It's sad that I cant tow a trailer as the timber is nice to work with, although it is hard on the tools it turns up quite nice. Cheers Patrick
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    03-17-2017
    I had a rubbish day. Got rope burn from a lowering rope while on the portawrap. The porty slid up the tree when topping a dead grey box. Loop sling must have been a bit loose despite choking it around the stem and pulling up to check that it had locked so when it was loaded it slid up the tree. Will post a pic later of the porty 4m up the pole.
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    02-25-2017
    Wood Collector replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    Cherry,oak or walnut should be fine.
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    02-14-2017
    Looks like just the place that I want to live in. The gardens already done and the plentiful supply of exotic deadwood to use for woodworking. sad that I don't have the 545K to get it :(
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    02-13-2017
    Nice Horse Stig. I am a fan of the Clydesdale, Frisians, Arabians and a few of the big draft horses. My dream is to eventually own one. May have to come visit you if I do a scenic Scandinavia tour later in the year to early next year.
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    02-10-2017
    It is to do with the way the tension and compression wood grows. From memory their is only a small amount of tension on top and a lot more compression on the bottom.
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    02-10-2017
    Could you have done a broken shower pattern on the power pole? or would it have still conducted the electric.
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    01-28-2017
    That's what my main concern is, trying to get the right fuel to air mix. would a maintenance shop be able to assist in adjusting the carby after modding it?
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    01-28-2017
    what should it sound like after modding the carb or is that in the 150T thread just trying to get an idea as it will be my first time modding a saw.
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    01-28-2017
    Bermy, should the 200T be more expensive or cheaper? it is local hence why I was considering it. how does one do the muffler mod?
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    01-28-2017
    Thanks Steve Mack for the suggestion of the 150T I had considered it but I wasn't to sure if it would be right for me. I am not sure if it was an issue with the one that I was using but at times it seemed that it lacked power during cuts approaching 12" so that is why I forgot to include it.
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    01-27-2017
    I am currently looking at getting a chainsaw for use in a tree. What are peoples thoughts on the following chainsaws MS201T second hand for $809AUD, MS200T second hand but unused $2000AUD at the very top of my budget for limited use, MS 193T for $729 or a Makita 22.2CC 2 Stroke Petrol Top Handle Chainsaw for $399. I do the odd pruning and felling job for friends so don't use a pruning or ground saw much for private jobs, apart from at TAFE where I am climbing and doing removals. I may be getting into a bit more tree removal and pruning as I am not finding many Consulting arborist jobs being advertised in Sydney Aus
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    11-30-2016
    Manchurian pear or Chinese tallowwood
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    10-19-2016
    I would get the gaff leg guards from treestuff while you are practicing. If you click a carabiner to your side d ring and then to your rope it acts as a redirect and helps to reduce the likely hood of gaffing the rope
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    10-19-2016
    I would consider getting something like this and make it slightly awkward to open the lock to prevent crims trying to drill it out. I do like the idea of running a bit of cattle fencing over the equipment to give a sap if it is removed of touched by the unauthorized. http://www.fencetraders.com.au/productDetail.aspx?productID=20280
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    10-02-2016
    can you get an ewp in to work on the tree? as you could piece the tree down with the cherrypicker. the other option you could consider depending on how decayed it is is to put the rope puller onto the tree and then scarf the stem and then use the rope puller to break the stem in your intended direction of fall?
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    10-02-2016
    I would get a mini loader something like a kanga loader with a bucket grapple and 4in1 bucket. The reason being is that you can drag lots of brush with a bobcat and feed the chipper quicker and more productively. It also allows you to pull over trees that have a slight lean to make sure that they go the right way even if they twist a bit. This is just my experience from being on sites where we have used a bobcat/ mini loader. it is also a useful item for stump grinder cleanup it you need to dispose of the grindings and if a client wants you to spread mulch for them. I personally moved about 40 cub of mulch with a kanga digger in one and a half days and that was including 2 15min tea breaks.
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    09-29-2016
    The 1/3 rule is so that when the tree starts to fall the face does not close prematurely. It also allows for adequate control of the tree
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    09-29-2016
    My advice would be to get a long screwdriver and use it as a probe to see how far you can get it under the root plate if any and also to check how deep the decayed section and hollows are.
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    06-22-2016
    I am looking at getting some climbing spurs from treestuff but am not sure which spurs to get. I was considering the following: Buckingham BuckAlloy Spurs with Velcro Cushion Wrap Pads, Distel Carbon Fiber Climbers, Bucklite Titanium Spurs with Ultra Light Pads. I dearly I would like to get something that is light weight and comfortable for the days where I will be spending 3+ hrs in the saddle. Thanks Pat
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    05-14-2016
    Work out how many hrs that it will take to collect data and then write the report plus add maybe 10-20% on top of that. Sorry that I cant help you much more but I mainly just write the reports at work and not work out the pricing.
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    05-09-2016
    Well it looks like I might be going to get non stihl cylinders if I can't find one for a ms250 and ms291
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    05-07-2016
    Wood Collector replied to a thread Fort McMurray in Odds and Ends
    I wonder if the new very large tanker plane has been involved in the fire fighting efforts. I think that it is sad that people deliberately light fires and even more so, some of the people being fire fighters.
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    04-28-2016
    What about storing it behind the bucket on the boom or on the bucket in a tool box or canvas bag
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  • Wood Collector's Avatar
    04-25-2016
    Can anyone point me in any direction on finding replacement parts as I am having a bit of a hard time trying to ignore all the cheap chinese spare parts
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