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    02-28-2017
    Cthompson22 replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    It's funny here you go to an authorized stihl dealer and they give you a cheap Chinese kit and like you say it's $30. You can get on eBay and get a genuine walbro kit for $10-15. The big problem is when you need a kit they are not always found for cheap, the day you get it installed they are everywhere for next to nothing.
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    02-28-2017
    Cthompson22 replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    That all depends especially on the fuel. I have saws that are all of 10 years old that I have done nothing to except clean and run them. I'm sure those carbs are not perfect being that old but those saws run just like a new one so I see no reason for a kit. Now with ethanol gas it would not be unheard of to kit one every year. Once they get crunchy they are junk even if there are no holes. Others may have more insight but I'm certainly not one to just throw parts at something for the sake of doing it. To be honest any saw I have ever bought new has never had a kit it's always used ones where somebody ran cheap gas in it. Usually those get torn down and the carbon build up removed anyway so what does a $10 carb kit matter at that point.
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    02-28-2017
    Cthompson22 replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Sorry I met the adjustable main jet. The 020t I have here has a walbro with a fixed main, I'm going to try the 025 carb seeing how they can be had for cheap. I was told the linkages need to be swapped and it will work on the 200t. For $30 I'm willing to try it and see, if it doesn't work I'm out a few bucks and my time. Seeing that the 200t carb fix works and I don't have to buy new ones all the time I am happy either way I have carbs enough here to build lots of 200ts it's the rest of the saw I can't ever seem to have enough of.
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    02-27-2017
    Cthompson22 replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    I have done a few with success. Its a simple fix and beats buying a new $70 carb once a year. I want to check into using the 025 carb. I was told it's the same as the 020t carb but is adjustable, might give it a go and see how it works it's a walbro not a Zama I believe.
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    02-26-2017
    Cthompson22 replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    A carb tear down is no big deal just be sure the shop floor is cleaned up good. If parts go flying it may be a bit of a pain to find them, i speak from experience. I have had them totally apart many times Welch plugs out and all. Realistically for a basic carb kit installation there is not much you can mess up aside from the lever height on the needle. The new arm or even the old one may not be properly adjusted when reassembled. The rest is more or less just bolting on new parts except for some of the carbs like a 200t where a kit will not fix the known carb issues but that's a different story. You can usually look up the lever height and adjust it to where it needs to be. Just be sure you put the stuff back on right such as the diaphram and gasket, if they aren't in the right order they will not work correctly. Pm me if you need help I have worked on a lot of them, I do all of my own mods and mechanic work when it comes to saws so I have been around them a bit. Not an expert but can figure most of it out.
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    06-07-2016
    I was skeptical at first if it would be worth it. Lawrence had posted so much free information on YouTube that I was hoping it wasn't just a repeat of that. The video has a lot more info in it and it's not a bunch of useless rambling either. I actually learned a lot more than I would have guessed, if nothing else it showed me how to better use and manage a DDRT system even. Seeing his thought process and why he chose what he did was worth it all by itself.
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    06-06-2016
    https://gumroad.com/l/YAySg There is a link on the treestuff site as well that will take you there.
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    05-01-2016
    I actually like a larger line in my HH2 better. The yale blue moon was ok but I tried some of my 1/2" xtc and it worked better for me at least. I'd like to try some vortex next for a change.
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    04-13-2016
    Any of the yale 11.7 lines work well with it.
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    04-08-2016
    Sounds like the grapple setup will actually be a step up and forward from the chipper. I have a lead on a grapple and loader already that sounds like it will be plenty cheap, I need to look into a trailer setup for it. I think I will buy it and use it some before selling my chip truck. I don't plan on selling my chipper right away because in my area there is still always the chance I may just be able to shoot the chips into the woods. I'm just tired of so much maintenance on every thing and if I could downsize some and get more accomplished that would be ideal. I'd like to go to a full blown grapple truck but it's just not realistic here for my size company, versatility is better in my case
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    04-08-2016
    Also Levi that ergo has been tossed in the corner after having to adjust it every other climb it drove me nuts and I picked up a used TM.
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    04-08-2016
    Thought I replied to this but must not have hit submit. Usually I can find a place to get rid of brush and if it's within 20miles of my home I just bring it here and unload and sort it all out later. It's the jobs that are 30+ miles when it starts to get a little more difficult, no different for chips though either. I was looking at setting up a deck over dump which I believe is 8x14 and I would go with 5 or 6' walls. I would mount the loader up at the gooseneck, it would have to be the same length as a normal 16' dump for that setup to work. My other option was a flatbed with a rear mount loader. I was thinking around the same dimensions, I like this option for the rear mount loader and getting that extra reach. For me the biggest issue is I make so many trips dragging equipment around, this trailer would hold my mini and stump grinder all in one and for some jobs I wouldn't need to bring the mini at all.
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    04-08-2016
    Hi everyone new to the site so I wasn't sure where to put this but here looked good. I'm looking for opinions from people who have gone to grapple trucks or trailers for moving brush rather than chipping, even someone who is just loading a trailer instead of chipping might have some input. Lately it seems I am saving out more material for firewood and chipping less, im down to chipping brush that is 4" and less most of the time, here it is always easy to get rid of wood and only occasionally do I get rid of chips. My chip box is carrying 8 yds max and more often than not im only moving 4-6yds, only on large removals do I ever fill the box and even then it's only 2 or 3 times at most. I am considering going to a grapple trailer either dump or just a flat bed and loading brush into that, this would eliminate a truck and all the problems that go with it but I have no idea if I will be able to keep up with what the chipper will do and still have a reasonable sized trailer. Does anybody have an idea how many yards a trailer would have to hold to compete? I don't mind doing some cutting to pack things down but I don't want to be in that trailer all day either.
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