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    squisher replied to a thread Gaffless Palm Climbers in Gear Forum
    Jim. Where's the foam?
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Fug!! I'd be pissed if I was still getting snow!
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    squisher replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    My ramrod could do that too. So if a tight turn was needed. You could make a straight shot across lawn to the one piece of plywood. Turn to your desired direction of travel and head off straight again.
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    squisher replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    I would have no doubts that an articulated machine would be easier to do less turf damage with. But for me a seat that you have to get up into and sit on wouldn't have worked. I very much enjoyed the standing position and step on/off. So like when feeding a chipper as I described if a piece gets jammed up somehow or trips the feed bar or something. Step off and deal with it, step right back on. It's been my experience in work that once an ass is seated, it tends to stay that way. One of the benefits of machinery for me was less need for employees. I wasn't going to pay someone to 'run' the chipper while I fed it from a seated position.
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    squisher replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Yup. I've used one on removals where getting the logs out would've been a nightmare so I milled em up and packed them out as boards.
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    squisher replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Yes Mick that unit similar to the ramrod I had in that I believe it is skid steer. all wheel drive all the time. I loved mine and I was fantastic at running it with minimal turf damage. But that took great skill, I know I know, what a braggart. But I've watched employees tear the hell out of terrain with it, whereas I could do the same job with minimal impact by feathering, arcing, and planning. As well as just being a smooth operator. Not tying to sound like an ass. But I have always had fantastic abilities with machines, one of my real strong attributes. I never had an employee who could utilize the miniskid anywhere near like I would. The learning curve was steep. First time running my mini skid most people would 'toss' themselves off atleast once.
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    He is in a province. :P
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    squisher replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Well. You are too. But not everyone does things the same way. I'm sure the OP after having cut that truckload plus of lumber knows better than anyone how more power would only be a huge benefit. Still I say kudos for getting it done with what he had available.
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    They are aptly named! I always used to laugh as I warned anyone that ran it. You will bleed by the end of the day, so don't be shocked when it happens.
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    Heh! I resemble that remark!
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    My first chip was a Wayne CnD. F*ck did that thing lay a flogging on yah if you gave it a moments inattenton. Sure beat cutting brush down in the back of the truck with a saw though.
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    I still can't believe I've been allowed to stay and hangout for all these years. Lol :D
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    squisher replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    It also doesn't change the fact that he's got quite a respectable looking load of lumber there. Produced with a saw that everyone seems to be telling him he can't or shouldn't do it with. Yet he's already done it?
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Heh. It's not like you were squashing porcupines with a combine or something.;)
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    Or like when I've had that happen to me before(customer pay more than the bid), you literally shot yourself in the foot so badly that no just person could possibly ignore the fact that the job was underbid. Oh man I hate working for free, but what I hate even more is when I'm paying to work on top of it!!!!:whine: I've done that once or twice. Still takes a good custy to buck up some extra, but it's nice the odd time it's happened.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I never wood!
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Did someone say drunk while burning piles? I resemble that remark at times.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I only use a i potato now. I'm guessing that's the problemo. Let's be honest. I'm not the best picture taker/sharer regardless. I just never have been.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I dunno. Sideways for me? Upside down for others maybe? I've kind of given up posting pics. I have zero clue how to determine their orientation. :|:
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My photography skills are legendary. Lol. And I know long ago I posted many pictures of my mini on here in action, when it was new and whatnot. But apparently over the last few years I hadn't gotten many of it. It makes a couple of guest appearances. This is it in the trailer and my tractor and a ground roping dummy. I think I was getting drunk and lighting off my burn pile at the time. :D. And a pic with it off to the side. Thats a village worker standing there wondering how much stuff is going to get smashed. Moronsky, nothing was smashed!
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    My mini was wheeled with turf tires. Minimal impact but still great traction. I'll grab my phone and dig up a couple of pics.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Stephen one of those log archs/skidding units like Mick has would have great applications in your market it would seem. That's gotta be a pretty heavy tractor too. Should be capable for your size trees I would think.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Also to mention again the chipper feeding ability of being able to drag what it would take four or five men pulling their guts out to do and effortlessly feed whole parts of trees into my bandit 250(140hp) meant that on open ground with a two man two truck show I could out process any of my comp, feeding a chipper by hand. And do it effortlessly. One guy drove chip truck/chipper one guy drove dump trailer with mini skid. Over 12" wood got tossed in the dump trailer by the grapple and everything smaller got tossed through the chipper by the grapple. Minimal hand work, raking and the odd piece, and minimal effort. But maximum production. One guy would cut while the other would process, or run ropes and process if time allowed. Once I got the sena comm units, that was the icing on the cake for maximizing efficiency. No hollering, no shutting down the chipper. Mini skid OP can be talking to the cutter the whole time. If it was a climbing and roping tree the mini allowed the ground guy to build quite a pile and easily and quickly move it out of the drop zone, even if they only had time to forward it a bit so they can be johnny on the spot for the guy in the tree. To keep the drop/landing zone clear.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice. Cool truck. Every market is different, I've learned that from The Treehouse. And then also finding/having a profitable niche in that market can look very different to different people too. Lol. In my market. One guy had a small hiab truck going and another guy had access to skid steers but still mostly only hand bombs everything. No one was accessing yards really with mechanical lifting ability. So with a mini skid (38"s wide I think?) I had the most versatile mechanical lifting ability in my market. I killed the backyard or tough access scene for the most part. With a smooth hand it left minimal imprint on a yard, and if impact was a concern it could drive on a single piece of plywood, so the odd plywood Hwy wasn't like laying sheets for a truck. If it's was dry and you planned your turns/arcs right I rarely needed plywood and after raking, no trace left behind. That mini skid had great traction and was fantastic on steep ground too, espescially with the grapple. You could run it like a skidder and use the grapple/load to stabilize and maneuver yourself on ground that you would otherwise never travel over. I only flopped it twice in the time I had it. No damage either time and minimal fluid loss even.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Really any mechanical method for lifting heavy wood is a big game changer IMO. It saves so much effort, time, fuel ,saws, chain. No matter what it is, as soon as something else lifts for you. Boom, big removals go so much faster and easier. And big removals is where the big money was in my area anyways.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I think they're on my phone maybe? Or lost? I'm terrible with photos, unfortunately. I know the picture you mean though! Lol.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Best thing about that mini skid was the stand on operator area. No seat, no steps. Instantly on or off.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've got a nice 35hp kubota tractor(l3400) and rarely to never used it for treework. I also had a smallish wheeled mini skid(ramrod 950) with a BMG grapple. It was my go to. Small enough and low enough impact to be handy but would still clean lift a 400-500pd piece of wood. It could drag a hell of a lot more in log lentgth or brush. Also could feed brush into the chipper without ever actually touching it. That was a thing of beauty, pretty much need a feedwheel chipper to do it though. Drag brush/limbs by the butt end to the chipper, spin ninety and lay all the but ends on the tray, spin back grab em a little longer and jam em in. I took that mini damn near everywhere.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It can sure be tough to schedule in the spring. Espescially when some customers don't get that you can't proceed as scheduled without turning their yard into a war zone.
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've got a high clay content and rich rich soil. So when it rains around here you basically don't get off the beaten path or you're stuck. Spring fever has hit hard here. I just need some spring to go with it!
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well if you were around here you'd be worried about getting that sucker stuck. Yet another day of torrential(for us) rain. I am so sick of the rain we're getting this spring, after a long hard winter. It's killing me. I was hoping to rip a old barn down this weekend, but it's postponed for sure again now. The growing season is a full month behind last spring here. Crazy and frustrating.
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    squisher replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Crazy gator pics. Cool fishing trip even by your standards Ray. 8)
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    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Awesome! That's a good sized tractor!
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    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Beetle kill pine is dangerous and just gets more and more so until it falls down. I've been super impressed watching how you've dealt with the onslaught of those dead giants down there. You and other Houser's alike, real pro. Stay safe all.
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