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    6 Days Ago
    FJR replied to a thread Best Lift???? in Gear Forum
    I have been meaning to chime in on this thread. We purchased the CMC 83 last January and the simple judgement on it so far would be there is no going back to a life without it. I have climbed maybe a half dozen times since we have had it. We have to have the ability to access into backyard. We live in suburbia and everyone has a fence. If we were not restricted by this, then I would have most likely gone with the Carl and the Nifty. Having said that, the extra vertical reach on the CMC is nice on big trees. The ability to adjust the tracks and setup in some crazy scenarios is awesome. The hydraulic functions are extremely smooth and it feels very stable. What scares me the most with this machine is the cost of a major breakdown. Not just the direct cost of the repair, but the opportunity cost of it not working. During most of this last year, it is being used 3-4 days a week and it pumps out work. It makes the hard dangerous tree in the back yard a normal and easy day. The dead tree in the backyard that should not be climbed, the one your competition doubles their bid because they really do not want the job, well those become easy income. We use it so much that I feel like we need a second one.
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    12-15-2017
    FJR replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Have fun on your road trip! You will be passing just south of us today.
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    12-13-2017
    FJR replied to a thread 425D Boxer for Sale in Gear Forum
    I was curious, because you guys have so many great articulated machines in Europe. Having had a tracked mini for 10 years, and now with articulated machines, I can't find a good reason to choose a tracked mini. With the exception to maybe budget restrictions. I remember first getting the mini, and it was a game changer over having nothing. Getting an articulated machine was a game changer from having the mini. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    12-12-2017
    FJR replied to a thread 425D Boxer for Sale in Gear Forum
    Do you have a preference of a tracked mini over a small articulated machine? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    11-23-2017
    FJR replied to a thread EAB tips in Tree Felling and Rigging
    We seem to be on the back end of the EAB wave. It is a 10 out of 10 in severity. Emamectin benzoate has proven to be very effective. What I find really interesting are the untreated trees that are still alive. Is this superior genetics? Or what about some of the untreated Green Ash with up to 50% crown die back that have stabilized and now started trending in a positive direction? I remember when Kevin Bingham first mentioned this up in Detroit, and then it started to happen here. My original assumption 5 or 6 years ago was that every untreated tree was going to die, but now that is not true. Most of them will, but there will be quite a few needles in a haystack that remain. It is such a refreshing sight to see.
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    11-10-2017
    FJR replied to a thread The Official Random Video Thread! in MBTV
    That is Clean Cut, they are about 45 minutes away from us in Grayslake. They have a nice operation. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    10-10-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I do not recall the exact price. It was less than the $899 that is advertised on the branch manager website. I want to say between 700-800.
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    10-09-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    We have the rake. We do not use it often, but when we do it is awesome. We use it the most in the winter to clear paths through the snow to the work areas. It will not tear up the yard at all. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    10-09-2017
    Are you trying to put the plywood curse on me? Not cool!
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    10-08-2017
    $140 Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    10-08-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    There are two plastic saw slots on either side of the grapple. They do come in pretty handy. I believe the plastic is uhmw. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    10-07-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    Here you go Mick. The last one is just for fun, but it does show that shells can be used to transport lots of tools all at once. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    10-05-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    I thought I had some on my phone, but I could not find any. I will try to take some pictures if I can remember!
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    10-05-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Grapple for mini in Gear Forum
    We use the bmg scoops daily Mick. We have the small scoops on the Giant and the large scoops on the Gehl. We are one of the few companies around here that mess with Stump chips. The scoops make the work a breeze and are absolutely worth it if you remove a lot of stumps. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    05-21-2017
    Yes, Siberian Elm indeed.
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    05-10-2017
    FJR replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    Funny guy. I meant, will the axles still be under weight or still with in their limits. It looks like a lot of weight sitting on the rear end. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    05-09-2017
    FJR replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    Looking good Carl. Have you scaled the truck with the trailer? If the trailer is loaded, will the rear axles still be under? With the mats there and all that. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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    04-03-2017
    One possibility may be Blackgum/ Water Tupelo (Nyssa Sylvatica).
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    03-27-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Sena industrial in Gear Forum
    That is crazy.
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    03-17-2017
    Haha, I believe you would be right Jay.
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    01-29-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Bid calculations in Business Management
    I think he is asking if your crew knows the pricing.
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    01-21-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Fall Arrest Harnesses in Gear Forum
    Yep, large fits well. We have a Sala Exofit too (not the Nex) that we used prior to the Petzl. The stitching started falling apart on portions of the webbing. This was not webbing that was part of the life support.
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    01-20-2017
    FJR replied to a thread Fall Arrest Harnesses in Gear Forum
    http://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?item=15875 Willie, we have been using this harness for the last year and we really like it. I like that you can put it on like a vest with no need to step through. It is also only take a couple seconds to adjust it, which is really helpful if multiple people are going to use it.
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    01-15-2017
    FJR replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice work Sam. :thumbup: I like the double wrap for your canopy anchor.
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