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    Rajan, you're funny, man. I thought it was Arabs not Indians with flying carpets.
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    You're never NOT going to try to get as big of pieces as you can. Counterweights sound good. I've wondered about undue stress on the machine, if not designed as OEM.
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    Carl has a video of an articulated loader with power rotate. Looked like it killed it for manipulating pieces. Interesting to hear him say not to get it. You lose loading height by inches. Consider that, now and into the future, and if you will be able to remove the rotator easily enough if needing the extra loading height. Do you load wood into your own rigs?
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    It is leaving out the shit laborers in other ethnicities. I prefer Persons-of-European-heritage Suck.
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    Mick, facetious or serious?
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    I call that a "belt". Holds tight around the outside, even when stuff wants to burst out.
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    We're all rooting for you.
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    I bet it gets old.
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    Paul, how's your disposal situation developing? Any new incinerator ideas.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nothing exciting today builds a business. I had a brake fluid leak onto my engine, wanting to start a fire, after a brake repair when the tow truck driver didn't disengage my brakes properly, almost getting it hot enough to start the truck on fire, and my stump grinder clutch wire came loose, short-circuiting into my key switch, about to start a fire, and seeing embers in dry moss twice from stump cuts. I love nothing exciting days!
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    How much Mexican, Senor? It would be very enlightening to work with various companies. I'm in a bubble mostly. The exposure I've had the most of, two local companies...well, the one I call Danger Inc... Don't really know the owner to speak of, but I can list numerous serious injuries and significant property damage. What a treat it would be to watch a good crew.
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    Is the Golden Triangle the non-directional Coos Bay-ish cut originally being described, or the other triangle cut with a hinge- corners cut off?
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    Good reasoning and strategy. My email is info @ South Sound tree. Com Can I please get a copy of your printed version?
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    Is this the "Golden triangle"? Is that where you have a directional hinge, with the triangle the other way, and cut the corners a bit?
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    PT/FT labor pool sucks for young enough backs.
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    Further, a wedge on both sides, at the lower part of the cut, can keep the tree from pivoting to one side or the other, pinching the bar and chain, mid-cut, when you need to be able to cut Fast as possible. Sharp sharp chain, high HP saw, no unwieldy, excess bar length, especially if in tight quarters. Cut until it commits to the fall. You don't want to have it sitting, hanging on, straining for long periods of time while you stand aside wondering if it will just go, or if you need to get back in and cut more. Standing back at the stump resetting your bar and resuming cutting is a long time in a dangerous place. Its really important to get the cuts all in one plane, so you aren't re-cutting either side, only the middle, as much as feasible.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    A relief, Chris. A cyst is not great news, but lesser of two evils by a long shot. Sorry. Didn't know you have kid(s). Married?
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    Patrick, top notch bid sheet. Why would you beat other people's prices by 5%?
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    Sorta like negotiating a used- car purchase, I'd like to make people an price at the time of bid, valid during the bid, only. If I can tag it on to another job, say next door or next street with a coordinated effort (neighbors, friends) I've offered to give them both a bit of the top, plus an individual price. Sometimes, when people are asking for 'a la carte' pricing, they get it, with a percent discount if multiple line items can be done on the same trip, giving incentive without requirement. If they add on at the time of work, if it fits our schedule, they get a break, over not doing it, or a separate trip. A minimum charge applies. I tried to get some customers to do $75-100 of work added to their job in the spring. I have to charge $300 minimum to mobilize and work. It was contested land with their neighbor. They had to wait too long, a month for a couple bushes. Wind storms happen. Hopefully, they got a landscaper to cut the bushes, not a tree company.
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    So much is market specific.
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    http://www.baileysonline.com/shop.axd/Search?keywords=samson+rope&src=SS0717&utm_source=jul4_2017_comm_ss&utm_medium=email&utm_term=SamsonSale&utm_campaign=jul4_2017_comm_ss_email&trk_msg=89D528L40HK4T8IMV96U7GU58K&trk_contact=7VU6HU1E8IV3QKHUAEHP4VJ8QS&trk_sid=R9H8PGF4U6SLBP4J1J5MM5HL38 My email said 40% off, 20% off 600' spools. And I thought I had enough rope, but...
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    It snows occasionally. September, beautiful weather, long enough days. Hard ground. October, ground starts to soften with rain, which usually won't harden, like with a good freeze, for the next 8 months. November, definitely wind and rain. Nov/ Dec worst weather, shorter days Jan wet, but warmer. Short days. Only about 8 hours working light. Feb same. March. decent days April decent, but wet. May, cool weather, some rain. June wet or dry. July dry and hot (started moss on fire on a stump cut of bigleaf maple the other day), August dry and hot. Machine access and ability to move as large of pieces of wood is definitely different. Impact is higher in wet weather. Clean-up takes more time. Drying gear time. I can easily see a job taking 1.5 days in wet weather that would go in a day of dry weather with hard ground. Rain gear slows work. Drying stuff takes time. Just my experience, in my market. 30 days is enough. Sometimes I specify a job, like a big maple removal as priced before leaf-out. Lots more material to deal with, and vision obscured by leaves makes it a different job, at a different price. I wonder how much a tree's weight can change seasonally.
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