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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    So where are the pics and stories, Cory?
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    Hard to keep up on everything. A LOTTA LOTTA of gunk in the fins, particularly toward the bottom. Start with the basics, right. Never really tried water cleaning, for fear of bending the fins. Always just did air. Some of both seems to be in order. Wednesday might be a maintenance day, if I get lucky. 2 radiators to check/ clean, oils to change, lubing, and all that. Might sell my 1/2 ton and little SUV for a 3/4 ton crew cab 4wd, so time to clean 'em a bit more. Dahlia prefers an extended cab or standard. That means she gets to sit next to me, rather than the back seat. Her .02. :lol:
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    Two weeks, this time of year, should be no big deal. Do you have BIG signs on your rigs? When you're busy, you bid stronger. You get less. I've bid stronger lately and got less work. More margin per job. I'm only a couple days out on jobs, but then I can get some more shop time, which is needed. Its coming. I haven't had a real break in two years, it seems. Hard to get around to repairs and preventative maintenance. If you've got good truck advertising, you can park it advantageously, when needed to advertise.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread New toy! in Chainsaws!
    The tree that does not bend breaks. 50% ish more expensive when I priced a 36", 30% ish lighter. I went cheap. Next time... https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/guide-bars/eslight/
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    It had a mechanical fuel pump, as stock. I've had it 10 years (God I've been feeling my age lately!). It's basically run as it is for 10+ years, except, my gray beard mechanic took off the vacuum advance, and change it (back?) to ignition points. At one point, he said, "Probably possible to drill out the carb. You're not supposed to do it. I've been doing it about 40 years." I said okay. Next round of chipping, it just asked for More To Eat, Please. I don't know why he took off the vacuum advance. Same story. IDK, but it's hungry. Not like Paul's Conehead or anything, but keeps asking for more.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Big chipper in Gear Forum
    Nice!!!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    http://masterblasterhome.com/member.php?1952-mastermind7864 http://masterblasterhome.com/member.php?1113-Cut4fun he might be a good lead for a used (possibly modded) saw. Posting a Wanted To Buy on the TH is another option.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Corey, http://masterblasterhome.com/member.php?1952-mastermind7864
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    Rob, where are you located, in Oregon?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Wonder if you'd have any luck with a used saw from a saw builder like Mastermind Saw Works (member here), which I just mentioned in August Hunicke Videos thread. He has a saw builder reference there, too.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Mastermind sawworks seems respected, too. Tennessee, I think. He's a member.
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    I've bent fins before. Maybe the kinder, gentler approach. Thanks, Merle. I don't "have" to buy a pressure washer with that technique. I appreciate the more important troubleshooting, and... back to the original question...why do I see many without covers? Just lost by an employee, somewhere along the line?
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    Thanks. Wondered about the shroud. Maybe a solvent for cleaning rad fins.
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    Thanks. Wondered about the shroud.
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    Idk about the paint holding heat. It's seemingly been green, yellow, and red before. Idk, if a radiator flush will help. Should every radiator have an overflow? Mine hasn't, these 10 years. It has been on the to-do list. Need to keep on top of of blowing out the radiator fins.
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    Water cooler . Chrysler 318 5.2 liter. I often see older c-n-d chippers without the covers. Lost or intentional, IDK? Just saw a bandit 200 on tree trader without the cover. Someone its just off for a For Sale pic of the engine. I've had the radiator rebuilt before. Water pump has at least 10 years use. Wonder if water pump loose efficiency over time, or if they just start to weep when the water pump bearings get worn.
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    I wonder if funneling air through the engine housing is helpful for cooling. My housing has lots of layers of paint on it. I need to strip it down and paint it, one layer thick. Might run cooler, a problem I have mid summer. I haven't tried taking the covers​ off, yet, as it's been cool to cold operating conditions.
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    Fiber optic is coming.
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    Do people intentionally remove engine covers on chippers for increased cooling?
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    2 Days Ago
    Thanks. Monday morning.
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    2 Days Ago
    Two black wires from street with ring tips, connecting to two small wires, red and green, with ring tip connectors, as you can see in the picture. I'll just hook it back up the way it is. Thanks.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Little Stump Grinder in Gear Forum
    PITA old school teeth. Maybe a confusion between a greenwheel https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=181466676396&lpid=82&&&ul_noapp=true&chn=ps, and Green teeth https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=152500203764&lpid=82&&&ul_noapp=true&chn=ps Maybe not. I'd think of upgrading to Green Teeth.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    That's great, Ray!!
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    A challenge for people is a "cold start". If you're warm and dry when you start work, you're going to be wet from sweat, too soon. Strip down, then raingear up. Keep moving. Try not to get hot enough to sweat. Thermoregulate with gloves/ no gloves, hat/ no hat, zipped up/ unzipped. In his later years Paul Petzoldt, a famous mountaineer said, "Let your breath determine your pace, not your pace determine your breath". He would out climb young people well into his years. He climbed the Grand Teton at 16 (youngest at that time), in cowboy boots and denim jeans. "If hypothermia had been in the dictionary, we would have had it". Keeping your temperature and dryness/ wetness in check can help. If you're going to bust ass, warm the truck cab up 10 minutes before you're going to leave. You're going to be sweaty. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Petzoldt
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    2 Days Ago
    I see the loop runner's short-fall is that you have to cut it off the loop runner, and try to guide to the drop zone, or you bear the entire weight while lifting (commonly), un-choke the limb, swing and throw it. As much as possibly, guiding pieces into the dropzone with a little cutting and pushing 'english' is way easier on the body.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Stein Arbor-Trolley in Gear Forum
    The chipper only has about 100 pounds of tongue weight. We get by moving it on the jack, at the moment. I would like to be able to move my stump grinder/ trailer around. It has a lot more tongue weight (more than 10% of the trailer weight), when the trailer doesn't have a can of grinding debris. Its can go into a building, if I can roll it by hand. Too much trouble otherwise, and it gets tarped.
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