Tab Content
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    who is paying shipping? Some people specify buyer to pay shipping. Others specify included CONUS Continental US. Some of that would go in USPS flat rate boxes. Not sure how economical it would be, but easy to check.
    7 replies | 151 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Welcome bud!
    20 replies | 246 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Rig'n'Wrench territory. Tip-tie, lift and lower, in addition to the above. High climbing line TIP and a limb-walk. Piece it out. A lot depends on obstacles in the canopy. If you're not supporting the limb with a rope, don't get greedy. It doesn't want to go horizontal without a line pulling it sideways. If you face-cut aimed at 4 oclock, it will take some pulling, possibly, or follow the face with a thinner hinge. If your face-cut is aimed at 5 oclock, it will want to hinge-over on its own, with less leverage trying to rip the hinge. (basic concept, not science).
    25 replies | 309 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    NO ROLLING or FOLDING. You have to stuff it in, little at a time, and take it out or throw with the line free to come out of the pouch.
    65 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    A dump trailer is in my future. Hopefully soon. Easier to stuff the dump trailer with brush and logs with the mini, than a chip truck (that stuffing requires a chipper).
    55467 replies | 1607122 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Employee started the day with cleaning the loader. Arms up. piston safety-stand in place. Cleaning, cleaning, stand up into the loader arms with no hardhat. I definitely look at every job and put it into two catagories, jobs I can do reasonably efficiently myself, with machines, and possibly 'neck-down' labor, and jobs I can't. Overall, job stress is lower, lately. I don't like storms. Way too much wanted to be done now now now. The wind storm in late April with residual work plus all the normal work has slowed, thankfully. August lull with school and tuitions due, before the prep-for-winter work. Good steady flow of work now. Catching up to sold jobs. Not too far out (the way customers like it), but it will fill as much as needed/ wanted for bit (the way I like it), then the rain will come and people will remember...
    55467 replies | 1607122 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Climbing system and lanyard gives you the option for efficient 'Fall-Arrest' and emergency descent the whole time. I would bag my rope to avoid issues. Different species and state of live/dead/ decay will affect how the limb wants to hold on. Top-cut only with a handsaw, peeling the limb down to vertical on a strap of holding wood on the bottom (don't smash fingers!!!) before fully severing will reduce dynamic loading IF you have to handle the limb. Some species will peel. Others will pop. If you can cut and push/ swing upon release, you can guide the limb into the landing zone with a small percentage of the effort of catching a falling limb. Two loop runners and a biner can be super-useful, when needed. Hang the limb from the butt of the limb, or a limb above. Beware of a limb splitting, opening the sling's girth-hitch. For slings, a chainsaw or handsaw snap-cut is useful. Sometimes a light pull to break and guide the limb with a handsaw is the easiest. Snap off a number of limbs with a handsaw, then two-hands are free to chainsaw the stub (toughest and longest cuts), no stubs.
    13 replies | 191 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I just drag my spur up the tree slightly. Gives me extra "feeling", keeps my rope running across the top of my boot and not under spur, if not clipped to my hip and into my rope bag in back, and to prevent it from pointing at soft stuff, like my leg.
    65 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    A 540 degree lanyard wrap is slower, but provides fall arrest when released.
    65 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Paul, can you lift something of known weight, like a machine? This can help test you lmi for accuracy. A nickel weighs 5 grams. You can rest a, cough cough, postage scale this way, in college. Your wheel loader might be marked.
    686 replies | 39187 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Coffee, more coffee. Stayed up too late being an insomniac, learning about very obscure things, followed up by Dahlia's excitement waking her up at 615am, so...
    81 replies | 1587 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    You can take your lanyard from hip d-ring to d-ring, under your feet, and sorta stand up. At least, from lower Rings at the end of the bridge. Lots of throwing and manipulating throw line practice from ground level, and 2' up. Lots!
    65 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I was really interested. A metal colander makes a cool pinhole image projector x100. You can make a pinhole projector with your hand, thumb and forefinger, and you create a crescent sunshine spot. Had another family over, and a playdate out of it. 5 and 9y.o., plus neighbors and dogs. One stranger passerby stopped. Leaf shadows on tree were weird. Got cool.
    81 replies | 1587 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    No, not really. Friend of my ex had one to remove from their backyard. 4-5' dbh. bad dropzone. I declined to bid on removing it. Needed more hands on deck. Would have been interesting. Largely a crane-out or massive rig-down. LZ was small, in neighbor's newly done-up yard. I don't recall exactly, but think it was around a 10k job done by a local, quality service.
    686 replies | 39187 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I don't think anyone is beating him up. Truth hurts, maybe. I only have observed fact-based observations about him/ his work from people.
    6067 replies | 408322 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    What kinds of trees? Tulip poplar?
    686 replies | 39187 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Low fat was a crappy fad from the 80's. Doesn't seem that low-fat and weight loss go together. Seems they took out the fat, and people ballooned.
    65 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I've thought about Ring. Haven't looked into it. Fake cameras with LEDs might be worth something, over nothing. Stig, do you chip that often, or is it just maintenance for the lubrication and electrical?
    78 replies | 1140 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I don't think that safety consciousness is developed enough. Doing dangerous stuff, left, right and center, and not really avoiding simple stuff, like moving the trampoline that he hit and said 'oops'. Its a trampoline. I could move it one one hand. The butt log that stalled could have popped off to either side, crushing either thing. Rigging logs rather than take down an easy fence??? Ran his rigging line over his climbing line without knowing it. Could have burned partially through and broken when fully loaded. Too much, Too soon. What is with the black paint on the Stihl? Who do I know with huge amounts of experience, including lots of injuries in the past, who does that? Risking life and limb to sell some logs on a 'side job'? Did his groundie have the skill for that job? I barely trust newbie groundies to rig anything at all. Never do I trust my life to them with a huge log waaaaay too close to the obstacles. What was supposed to happen? Not heeding heat and dehydration, nor covering up in the hot sun... I hope he heals up completely, and doesn't become a fatality. Maybe I said this earlier in this thread, but I think I erased the post when writing...I tell people that full-on tree tree isn't for almost Everyone in the entire world.
    6067 replies | 408322 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Good Work, Robert! Have you read the Beginner Tree Climbers thread? So full of good info.
    65 replies | 1092 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I bought some glasses on Craigslist, as the retailers and free programs were out of stock. Turned out to be Dahlia's classmate's dad selling extras, as they bought bulk for a summer camp program. Needing to figure out where to go in relation to the "marine layer" (clouds roll in off the ocean often in the summer, buffering the temperature for a while in the mornings, then it seems to 'burn off' in 10 minutes, suddenly.
    81 replies | 1587 view(s)
  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Wicked! how's it work?
    55467 replies | 1607122 view(s)
More Activity
About SeanKroll

Basic Information

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,606
Posts Per Day
5.11
General Information
Last Activity
6 Hours Ago
Join Date
10-13-2016
Referrals
0