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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I'm pipe dreaming about a property with a fixer, and a mill. Get into selling wood as well as tree work.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I think about using Uber/ cab for shuttling. Outsourcing the need for taking another employee and truck from job site. I like PC's idea about the motorcycle on the crane. Tough dealing with someone without a license. Cool video. What is to become of the logs?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    what is the cut capacity of the Lucas mill?
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    Looks like a gantry crane set-up on ropes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantry_crane
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    http://www.topnotchequipment.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?veh=4826883&nv=y I believe. Giant sounds like its based in Europe, from what I remember.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    For whatever its worth, an experienced miller, who does demo's for Granberg off-handedly mentioned that chainsaw milling in the rain is good, as the saw is cooler (and maybe less dusty). Maybe high humidity can better draw heat off the cooling fins. Stands to reason.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Do you have/ are you considering the slabber attachement? A local guy I found through CL has a 50" slabber. I'm going to have to find some storage space.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Justin, what did the Ramrod weigh? What kind of foot print?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Plywood is not that tough to work with...especially if the machine can carry it (I can stack plywood on my loader arms/grapple without being on the hoses). Mats will pay off over time. Both can be moved on a cart, easily enough. Depends on what you're trying to get out, limbs or big logs. If you're trying to drag out big logs, you're going to need ground protection any way. I can spin my mini on a half sheet of plywood 4'x 4'. How much do you work in wet conditions? How is your soil, typically? A machine that can go on any job is like having 1-3 extra guys that can't drive or rake, but that do everything you ask of them, never getting tired.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I recall there being a manufacturer spec, unless I'm mistaken, for being out of level. 5% or 5* or something. I think it was an Altec boom.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Homemade port a wrap in Gear Forum
    Would it be counterproductive to have pins between wraps on the POW, a la the Belay Spool/ AFB?
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    2 Days Ago
    Mick, you crack me up. Clearly a chipper is better than brush trailering, but a lot of people need stepping stones in their businesses, and the occasional terrible access jobs. I've slid down two steep, mossy, forested waterfront driveways with my chipper. POW and bull rope on the one, controlled skid on the other. Long, narrow lots. Turning around is tough. On flat, paved ground, two can spin my chipper because its light at 4400 pounds. I've had to disconnect, spin, and reconnect in order to access a few places. Very rarely, its easier with a brush trailer, so you might as well make it as easy as possible. A dump trailer is always easiest.
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    2 Days Ago
    As with anything, multiple right and good ways. I think in any of them, nobody advocates losing any ground on the lean. In my estimation, 'reading' the wedging effect along with judging the cutting of the hinge thickness/ shape/ defects are a dynamic process. Feeling the rebound of the ax, listening to the pitch of the strike, seeing the movement of the stem, watching the wiggle/ oscillation of the trunk and top, noticing deadwood breakage from wedge/ ax impact, etc are the details of it.
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    cavity nesting birds in snags are cool
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Its a solid accomplishment. Have you seen http://masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?10040-milling-thread ?
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    2 Days Ago
    I don't bleed from chipping.
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    2 Days Ago
    You can use a cinching method that will compact the brush, rather than "parbuckling" the brush. Both have their places. What is the set-up of your brush dump spot? Can you leave a movable anchor point?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    If you are looking at it as an investment to provide lumber for a building, invest in another saw. Keep small saw for small jobs, big saws are hard pressed for milling. If you're around hardwood, you will need a big saw. You'll wear out a small saw prematurely, I think. If you can, make your therapeutic activity more enjoyable. Wear a mask.
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    2 Days Ago
    Looks like 3500 pounds roughly. My similar Wayne/FMC is 4400.
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    Check you far side from the rear side unless you can know/ check it from the near side. Sometimes a guy would need a spring board to see the far side. Sometimes backing your bar away from the hinge let's you see the two lines of your front and back of your hinge from the near side, through the kerf. Better check twice cut once, unless you're certain. Seems like trying to pound wedges with a thick hinge is trying to lift Possibly less weight, and bend more hinge. I usually set my wedges preventing any setback, cut my up the hinge right, them drive my wedges.
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    I have probably $4k into my Chuck and duck, purchase and mechanic repairs, beyond maintenance. I've had it now for 10 of its 40 years. It doesn't like the heat so much any more. Probably like to get a second chipper soon as possible, but want to finance a house instead. An old employee wanted to rent mine from me instead of a bc1000, again. Same trees. Fast fast fast on straight limbs. The longer the better. Hydraulics have some major perks. I don't think the "dangerous" CnD are the ones that eat people. Face screens for all chippers imo. A hard used hydraulic machine might have more maintenance. That telescoping, swiveling chute is a HUGE improvement over a straight discharge chute, or straight with a side/ROW discharge door. Your never going to get a hydraulic chipper for $1000, and some hours. If you have more time than tree jobs, seems like a reasonable risk. Be certain you can get blades and anvils, and the blade mounting isn't screwed up in any way. Having a back up for is huge, if you upgrade. I have 4 trailers, one day for months unused. Yesterday, I need it. It costs me $35 for tabs a year. Backup save money.
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    2 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Cable core test in Gear Forum
    A good beefy grip. I've always wanted some foam grips that slip on over the rope (lengthwise-cut). Tight enough to not move around on their own, easy to slide. A big, fat gripping surface, like 2"/ 50mm, on an 11 mm rope.
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    $50, thank you very much. Job well done. $400 Thank You Very Much ( I saved an extra $1000).
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    3 Days Ago
    Stupid cheap, and go on any flat steel surface . Knock off without damage.
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    3 Days Ago
    Duh... So I've had these and used them about 3 times for alignment. I have to back hard to see trailers through tight spaces daily. I backed a trailer out of a customer's long driveway, solo, in my dually service body. I put 20 of flagging tape on the PVC Arbor Trolley stake extenders. Being solo yesterday, I could think about stuff. Bing! I remembered these easy knock off, easy stick, cheap options. http://m.harborfreight.com/magnetic-trailer-alignment-kit-69778.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided
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