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    2 Days Ago
    emr replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    Well we got it running very fast this morning. Unfortunately it wasn't a great test of the heater because it ended up not getting as cold as it was supposed to. It was about 15 degrees when we started work. I just blew the torpedo heater towards the carb and put a tarp over the entire engine. It worked like a chap. No need for starter fluid or the battery jumper. I probably let it heat up for 15 or 20 minutes. Just long enough to get everything else ready for the day. I run full synthetic in everything we own. I plan on switching out the hydraulic fluid to Amsoil too this winter to see if that will help any. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Days Ago
    emr replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    I'm about to take off for work to see if our heater will work.... Wish me luck. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    emr replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    No kidding. Biggest flaw in the design that I noticed. But I guess it keeps the cost down that way. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Days Ago
    emr replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    Good question. I'm not sure off hand. It's whatever was in when we bought it. We changed the filter but have not done anything with the fluid yet. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Days Ago
    emr replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    From what I understand the Robin engines are know for this problem. People put Kohler engines on these machines and have better results. Again, from what I understand, the engine it trying to run a bunch of hydraulic pumps and the cold hydraulic fluid is the culprit. I'm definitely no mechanic, but in the summer this engine stats up faster than the Kohler on our chipper or the Vanguard on our stump grinder. We try starting fluid and that helps a little bit, but not much. We also have hooked up a battery jumper which seems to help more. The fact of the matter is that it should be stored inside but we don't have that luxury. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Days Ago
    emr replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    It's a 22 hp Robin (Subaru) gas engine. I should have mentioned that we don't have power where we store it. We usually bring along a generator to power the heater once we get to the job site. We also have a little magnetic block heater thing that we use to try to heat up the oil with. Nothing has worked well yet. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Days Ago
    emr started a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    Last winter we bought our little loader and it's been amazing! The down side has been that it's very cold blooded and doesn't like to get going when temps drop below 25 or so. Tomorrow it's supposed to be below zero with wind chills all day and we really need the loader for a willow removal. Today I bought a propane torpedo heater to try and heat the engine up in the morning. In the past I've tried to heat the engine up with a barn heater like shown in the pic. That was blowing heat on the carb and air intake. Is that the best place to heat or should I blow it in the back end of the machine. That would put the heat on the fins that blow around. I wish I had a pic so it would make more sense.... I don't really know what all of the technical terms are here. I labeled A to show where I have been heating and B to show the rear of the machine. Thoughts? Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    5 Days Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Half of my last order shipped from Sherrill and half from Treestuff. I'm sure it makes sense to keep some inventory at Sherrill's wear houses and some at Treestuff's. They should just do away with the in stock or out of stock indicators on the website. It's probably causing more confusion than its worth. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    No exclusions mentioned on any of the ads/emails or social media I saw. And I saw a lot of ads. They definitely have figured out the marketing end of things.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    I appreciate your reply. Water under the bridge as far as I'm concerned.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread Pine cut?? in Tree Felling and Rigging
    And the Dutchman part is just the kerf cut the goes into the hinge?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread Pine cut?? in Tree Felling and Rigging
    I never really understood the whole Dutchman thing..... I've read Jerry's description in Fundamentals and still do t get it. I need one of you to come and explain it in person..... Maybe I'm just slow. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread Pine cut?? in Tree Felling and Rigging
    Thats how I have always done it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Has anyone heard of or used the "Pine Cut"? I saw it today on Instagram and it looks interesting if it actually works. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread Duratech chippers?? in Gear Forum
    I looked into buying one when we started our business. There was a rental/farm implement company locally that had on in good condition. From what I remember it seemed like it was well built. The particular one we looked at was too expensive for us so we never demoed it. So in other words, I know they exist but have no idea how well they work. I've always been interested to hear what people think of them. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Well, if ALL of your ads and emails say everything is on sale then, that means everything. I'm fine with exclusions if they are mentioned before hand. Otherwise it does feel it's kind of bait and switchy. I did find it cheaper and I did by it cheaper elsewhere. I'm glad that my order means so much to you. I used to talk you guys up all the time and I'm after this thread I'm going to be done bad mouthing you too. My company is doing great as well and I know what growing pains are like. I just don't need purchasing to be the pain that it has become shopping with TS. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    It's just what I have come expect from them. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    They are just making things too difficult. It used to be so easy and even fun to order from them. Now it's just a pain. I used to love the fact that they were a on stop shop. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    2 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Their pages says the sale is site wide but when we called today to order a chainsaw they said they'd only do 7%. I guess it's their store but not real honest. We can get the saw cheaper locally right now so that's what we're doing. We're donating the saw to the MS Foundation for a benefit so I really want to get the best price. Oh yeah..... My OP is still on backorder. Hahaha. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    That's why I dont order too much from Wesspur. I love them but it just takes too long to get stuff delivered to WI. TS used to get us everything the next day...... Not so much recently. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    I started ordering from Bartlett. Many of the prices are close if not better. They support the WAA so I like supporting them. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    3 Weeks Ago
    emr replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    I have definitely noticed since the merger that many of the items that we buy are on backorder. We will be placing an order in the next day or two and they don't have 10mm OP. Seems odd that they don't have that rope in stock. We also want to buy a Husky saw from them and we have to call to order it. They are making things too difficult to be worth it.
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    11-09-2017
    Thank you sir! I don't get on here as much as I used to but I still check in on a regular basis. Here's a pic of my birthday present to myself. A 20 ft deck over trailer so we can haul our stump grinder and loader with one truck.
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    01-26-2017
    emr replied to a thread Finally got a loader in Gear Forum
    The grapple bucket is working out much better than I would have thought. We used the same style on a Vermeer mini a couple of times and it didn't seem to work as well. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    01-26-2017
    emr replied to a thread Finally got a loader in Gear Forum
    How about this one..... It's all I have on my phone. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    01-26-2017
    emr replied to a thread Finally got a loader in Gear Forum
    Update..... we've been using our loader a couple times a week and it has been great! Today we removed 3 Lombardi Poplars in half the time we quoted and I literally never broke a sweat. We are going through the learning curve right now but we really believe this was a good purchase for us. I welded a receiver for a hitch onto the regular bucket. I have moved trailers with it already and we have a make shift lifting boom that we hooked a log tongs onto. That has worked pretty well for adding height to the lifting and we have been able to pick up some pretty big wood with it too.
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    01-26-2017
    emr replied to a thread Little Chippers in Gear Forum
    I've wanted on for years for those down the hill jobs that are in natural areas. Thankfully we only get one or two of those a year and have not had a real need for one yet. I think in the right situation they would be very handy. I've used one in the past that was terrible and a huge pain to feed but I would imagine a good quality chipper would work much better.
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    01-25-2017
    I had my sister send out an email to our customers when Emerald Ash Borer was first confirmed in our service area. It wasn't meant as a sales tactic but more informational. We got some work out of it so I guess it helped in that aspect too. My sister does that email marketing thing as a professional and she knew how to track all kinds of stats to know how successful the email was at reaching our customers. She was very happy with the number of clicks and website hits and the like that we got but I thought it was a pretty poor showing. I don't remember the exact numbers anymore but i thought it was something like 30% of the recipients clicked or followed the link. She also included an unsubscribe tab and we only had one or two people hit that. There was one complaint that we got because of it from some cranky old lady that didn't want any emails. Overall, I think it was a good idea and I would do it again but I'm not really interested in doing a quarterly thing. I personally subscribe to one or two places that send those newsletters out and 99% of the time I just delete them or toss them in the recycling bin. I assume most people do the same thing so I have a hard time getting excited about spending time and money on newsletters that most people won't look at.
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    01-23-2017
    emr replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It's kind of a goofy looking machine. It's only a 37 hp engine and its on the opposite side of the chipper from where the picture was taken. Tires were what ever came on the machine from new. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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    01-23-2017
    emr replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Not exactly how I wanted to start my Monday off..... Blew a tire at 70mph on the interstate. Funny thing is, the towing bill was as much as it cost me to put two new tires on the chipper. The bright side is that nobody got hurt and I didn't cause an accident. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
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