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    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.
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    10-28-2016
    Nice machine, that's a perfect size for a small co. Is it the gasser ford 4cyl?
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    10-23-2016
    Cool video and nice machine. I like the idea of using those big bags masonry sand comes in for rakings. Something I have noticed, are dedicated chip trucks not common in the uk? Seems like alot of videos I've seen you guys have a really small chipper and just blow them into a tray style dump bed.
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    10-21-2016
    Hitchhiker is perfect for spar work, I went to the roperunner now and I miss the hh2 on the spar. The runner just feels like it could get side loaded or something, probably just me worrying too much but the hitchhiker is bombproof and instilled confidence. Before I went srt I used a rock exotica mini 8 and locked it off. Another cheap and easy way is to tie a hitch that I have no idead the name of with a good heat resistant cordage, it allows you to run a single rope without any additional friction. There's a thread on tree buzz about it. I did one climb on it just to experiment and it works pretty well. I use a steel oval autolock for that purpose. Either use the spliced eye if I am just spiking down a few feet at a time or a butterfly knot with enough tail to retrieve so I can descend on rope when taking bigger pieces or coming down to fell the stick.
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    10-03-2016
    Ditch the boat snap for a trigger snap, they are cheaply available at any hardware store and work perfectly.
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    10-03-2016
    Spellerfeller, there's alot of good guys and professional arbs down your way, I am sure you can find someone to tag along with. If not I am near Boone, only like an hour and a half from you. I would be willing to sacrifice my time if it would help you stay out of that tree, that looks like a death trap.
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    09-29-2016
    The best way to bid a job for a buddy is to not bid at all. Tell him you'll do it hourly and come up with a rate that is fair to both of you. If he must have an idea of the cost before hand then use your hourly number and try to figure on how long it will take you to get it done, then add a healthy margin of error. Your figure is now a ballpark estimate and tell him it will cost no more than that number but that if everything goes really well you will probably be able to come in less. People in general are much happier when you come in $50 under your bid, just don't ever ask for a penny more. One huge wildcard into figuring out a number is the homeowner. You said he is going to help with the labor but do you know about how well he will work? Sometimes that can be more of a hindrance than a help.
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    09-24-2016
    Delta link if I am setting it from the ground or going to be working the tree on it. They are bombproof and can be loaded from any direction. Steel autolocker for spar work when I am clipping and unclipping alot. Keep it simple, having a retrieval line seems overly compicated to me.
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    09-11-2016
    You're right, I thought they still made a regular cab. I guess it's hard to justify building a model they dont sell very many of these days.
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    09-10-2016
    They make them, you can even get a 4 banger and a 5 speed still.
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    09-10-2016
    300ci inline 6, t18 4speed. Bulletproof drivetrain, will go damn near anywhere a jeep can.
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    08-25-2016
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    06-27-2016
    greengreer replied to a thread I lied. in Business Management
    Wow that's ridiculous!
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    06-27-2016
    greengreer replied to a thread I lied. in Business Management
    Rationally managing fear is self preservation at it's best. Having no fear and irrationality handling fear can be equally as dangerous. Being comfortable at 20' but not 40' is a bit irrational in my opinion. A fall from either height has the potential for the same consequence. I also believe by limiting yourself to those heights you are limiting yourself to work a tree safely. One of the best ways to learn how to safely work a tree aloft is by taking smaller bites. Taking 20' of top 60' off the ground is generally safer than taking 60' of top 20' up. Work your way up to the big cuts by working your way up the tree. The best way to get comfortable is to spend time climbing. Do as much rec climbing as possible that way you can take your time and not feel the pressure of production. I think you may have a niche in your market if you keep your overhead super low where you can take small jobs. It sounds like the other companies in your area simply cannot afford to be competitive in that respect. That said, do your research and try to anticipate all of your costs upfront. Getting into the treework game can be extremely expensive. There is a huge gap between the guys with a truck, trailer, climbing, cutting tools and a full on tree service.
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    06-23-2016
    I agree that watching someone who splices for a living can be a bit daunting. Just like watching a competition climber when you are first starting out, sure there are some cool techniques you can pickup but you're still gonna fall way short. IMO practice makes permanent, not perfect. Take your time and do it as best as you possibly can. I am probably the slowest splicer known to man kind but I don't recall ever failing to complete one. If you really take your time and do it to the best of your ability you can create a good quality splice. If your like me it'll take 2hrs rather than the 10minutes or less the pros can do...
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    06-22-2016
    If it's used rope, wash it first and soak it in water, or as others have suggested use sex grease. For the final bury on 16 strand I use throwline instead of a wire fid, broke to many wires and found the need for something flexible. Hook the rope to something stout, tie the throwline on a biner clipped to your saddle and work your weight into it. It'll go. I sorta find comfort in how hard a 16strand bury can be...
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    06-10-2016
    If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
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