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    05-29-2017
    I just use oregon lgx/jgx on everything but my tophandle. Stihl chain is way more expensive, and honestly how long does it take to touch up a chain. I can do one in as much time as it takes to change one. A rock or nail is gonna be an issue no matter the brand.
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    05-14-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread SRT & Cranes in Climbing Forum
    You could use trt but I don't see how it could be any faster than ddrt with a multiscender. I usually just tie back into the ball on a spar to limit the chance of the rope getting stuck. Sometimes you can set a srt point at your next sling point and run back up there while thw crane/ground deals with the last pick.
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    05-14-2017
    Haven't used either but it will put a 200+ to shame.
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    05-13-2017
    The carlton 2012 is an impressive machine. Very well built amd they seem to have good support after the sale
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    05-09-2017
    I have the onyx and the 2017 changes look like worthwhile ones, enjoy.
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    05-08-2017
    Is the "fundamentals" book still in print? Cant seem to find it anywhere.
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    05-03-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Nice, some good ideas there... cutting out a spot for the attachment plate is pretty slick.
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    05-03-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    We got a longer but not near as large in diameter (18" vs 30") on the trailer one end at a time. The squeezer grapple doesn't lift very high but I wouldn't be able to grab the bigger piece with the root grapple. I'll have to try the chain trick, I also think a set of forks might be nice.
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    05-02-2017
    Notch it and watch it! (Actually a tag line would let you keep a thicker hinge, as was said before.)
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    05-02-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I wanted to mill on site but alas we are tree guys not loggers and we needed to be finished up with the job. I tried every trick in the dingo playbook to get that log on there... told the new guy he might see me cry when I had to cut it
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    05-01-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    A little black walnut, had a nice 8' log but couldn't get it on the trailer. Unfortunately had to cut it down so the dingo would lift it.
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    04-01-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Haha, I'm a husky guy at heart. That said the boss bought the new 661cm and I think I have a creamsicle crush
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    03-31-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Thanks, I'm new to milling so definitely on a steep learning curve. The 394 is really stout, I'm impressed. I've got about six hundy in it including the bar and chains. Added a second port to the muffler to help it get the heat out as well.
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    03-30-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    That was crataegus, super hard stuff. Tried both regular full comp chain and my homebrew milling chain and got the same results. The pine turned out really smooth with regular old round chisel.
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    03-30-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Been putting together a 394xp for milling, finally got to make a few slabs this past weekend...
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    03-29-2017
    I don't think you want to disable the buzzer, the electric motor will quickly burn out. Basically it works to have power assist with key on, engine off. Then when you crank the truck the belt driven pump takes over. The lucas girling brakes are hugely overcomplicated and are just a general pain in the ass
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    03-17-2017
    Srt- bigshot to where you're gonna blow the top (if removal) base tie, run up to the tie in amd reset with a choke on the trunk. Ddrt you can pull up a pulley on another line and base tie to ascend easily.
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    01-10-2017
    greengreer replied to a thread Km III for lanyard? in Gear Forum
    Another vote for tritech as an all around lanyard. I would think kmiii to be similar. Nothing flips like a steel core but I have found I can get by without one anymore
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    12-11-2016
    greengreer replied to a thread tuning a stihl 461 in Chainsaws!
    Short answer check out youtube. Lots of good tuning videos. Ideally you should be tuning with a good log to listen to how the saw runs in the cut. When you lift the saw out of the wood you want to hear it four stroke. I imagine a 461 has a limited coil so learn what four stroking sounds like vs the rev limiter. The L screw adjustment mostly control how the saw accelerates and somewhat how it holds rpm in the cut. All that being said, there's a reason I run autotune saws...
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    11-29-2016
    greengreer replied to a thread Knee Ascender in Gear Forum
    Saka for me. I like being able to use the footloop or use it with the attachmentnon my spurs. Stores nicely on my saddle too and lets me literally run up the rope. Much better than my homemade attempt. Gone are the days of being tired when you reach your tie in... tree climbers have never had it so good.
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    11-08-2016
    150' is a good all around in the trees we generally climb. Every once in a while we get into a really tall stand where we are running out of rope. I primarily climb srt, and keep a hank of 120ish ft rope for the back end on a base tie or the retrieval end on a canopy anchor. A few times I want for a 200 footer but its just not often enough to buy one t this point.
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    11-03-2016
    Most, if not all of your quality manufacturers proof test hardware before it leaves the factory.
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    11-03-2016
    Someone sells a kit with a guide to get the shape right, bashlin or buckingham maybe. I just use a raker file and try to keep with the shape that is there (climbrights). Only takes a couple strokes to make it happen.
    4 replies | 281 view(s)
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