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    1 Hour Ago
    Yeah thank you. I was about to cut back again on the 250, and add cables for a winch, so this is exactly what I needed man. Thanks
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    2 Hours Ago
    I'm not seeing how an adjustable friction saver would keep you safe there...
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    2 Hours Ago
    Yeah... Umm now I have to redo the whole fleet lol. Thanks Dave, I've been fighting this my whole life and just figured it was how things go. The studs really work that much better?
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    2 Hours Ago
    There's no cable, it's all hydraulic. Check the plastic bushing on the slave cylinder too, right where it touches the clutch fork. I really wish they would have made these clutches adjustable, so you could just adjust them when all these little wear points add up.
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    1 Day Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Word Association Game in Odds and Ends
    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha nice Butch... Styx
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    1 Day Ago
    This. You need to remember what a company that does this all day every day looks like. If I went full time, I would have a lift, a mini at the least probably bigger, and this would be my truck, pulling a mammoth trailer behind it. This is not overdoing it by any stretch of the imagination, around here I would almost blend in. At least 2 outfits here are rolling with cranes. You aren't there yet, but you need to be moving towards efficiency. A truck is ok to start, but you will be running all over town. Hand loading works, but takes forever and wears you out. Climbing is the only way sometimes, but a lift is so much faster on certain trees. Eventually, you will build up enough equipment to make money fast enough to justify getting chased by wasps, sweating your ass off, and having sawdust in every pocket of every pair of pants you own
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    3 Days Ago
    Yes. Usually before you become a climber you have lots of experience doing trees from the ground, so you know what you are looking for. If a tree splits in the air while you are tied to it, it's bad. So nipping the sides, bore cutting, etc becomes way more important. As a self taught beginning climber, you shouldn't be putting yourself against that kind of technical work. Climb higher and cut small, and don't tie into large horizontal limbs if you attempt to drop them in one shot. If you are in a situation where you think you might have it split on you, tie your lanyard into itself and connect it on the front. You will lose stability, but you will be protected against a split (small one, large wood and tops requires chain).
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    3 Days Ago
    Yup.
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    3 Days Ago
    Robert, a tree splitting out on you will only happen if you are taking large tops or heavy leaning limbs in one cut, rather than piecing them out. It is safer to make many small cuts rather than just cutting the tree in half. The other times when a breakaway lanyard come into play is when you are climbing stuff that is on the border of being safe at all. By using a different tree for your tie in point, a very skilled climber can climb dead trees that are about to fall over, but the risk is if the tree goes, they could go with it. Hence the breakaway part. Remember doing this is not a job for a beginner to average climber. You are basically violating the two tie in point rule by using a breakaway, but it's the only way to do some trees (by climbing).
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    3 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I wanna come back as a breeding bull, hang out, eat some stuff, love up on all the cows, and then one day bolt to the head and steaks. Not a bad life lol
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    3 Days Ago
    And my assumptions were correct, even at the super fair price you, a friend, gave him, he still wasted 2 other people's time to get bids. And then he went piecemeal to save as much as possible. Glad you got the job, knock it out and get paid, and then don't bid for him ever again. You will have much better luck getting work from people that live in the house they have you bid on.
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    5 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread Horrible Dog Attack in Odds and Ends
    Lol
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    5 Days Ago
    So true. I have a buddy who does a mowing business and takes it so far as to never call someone (say I give him a number of someone looking for a lawn service). He will only talk to people that get ahold of him, otherwise he says it sets the tone all wrong for the whole thing. Imo that's extreme, but he has a very valid point. You mentioned that the guy is looking for rock bottom prices probably, so when you hand him a legitimate price he realized that you aren't gonna be the dupe to do them for almost nothing, he probably thought to just leave them, as he has obviously done for years at this point. It's funny if you give a bid to someone and then they never get back to you, you can drive by even years later and nothing has happened to the tree. Some people see trees as a problem that needs work, and if they can just leave it, they will. Very common in the rental game. In fact, you need to stay away from rental houses and relators for a few years. They are always looking for the cheapest work, and will attempt to pull one over on you. You want normal working class people. You aren't ready for the super upscale people yet, they will expect complete perfection without the yard even looking like it was walked in. Normal working people understand that this work is dangerous and hard, and will often work with you to come to an agreement over price and work done. They are also very good references, because they know people who need work done too and if you are good they will refer them to you. All you need is the first few jobs, and they will snowball into a full time job if you let it.
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    5 Days Ago
    The valdotain and the helical are very closely related, almost the same knot. I think the only difference is the termination. I'll get a pic tomorrow am, forgot to get one this afternoon http://storrick.cnc.net/VerticalDevicesPage/AscenderDevices.shtml For some reason I can't post the exact page, but it's under ascender knots and then the valdotain. Now I'm gonna nerd out on dr. Storricks website again, learn something every time I look at it
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    6 Days Ago
    I don't have a hh, I run a rope wrench, but the hh knot is basically several wraps terminating on the sides, with the top wrap pulled down over the knot (hh users correct me if I'm wrong). The helical is several wraps terminated usually with a bowline, and then they use the tail for a tie in. I use a slipknot for the tie in, several wraps, then the bowline to terminate. It removes all the slack from the lower tie in, and basically all you have left is the knot itself, which is adjustable from the bowline (if it slips or is too tight, you just adjust the bowline knot. Here's a picture of how I run it on a lanyard I use in construction, better pics to follow with better rope. The reason I like it so much is that it's super compact, infinitely adjustable, and since you are tying into the loop part, you don't need spliced or tied eyes. It's definitely not my invention, but I can't remember where I saw it to send you to the proper source. It's the best thing below a wrench too, because it's so short and has little sitback
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I can see that, but it is better to have loved....
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    6 Days Ago
    The hh uses a helical knot I believe (a variation because of the holes). I use it on everything now, absolutely love it, super compact, easy to tie, infinitely adjustable, and don't need spliced eyes.
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    6 Days Ago
    Why can't you have a dog Butch? They get along with cats fine...
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    6 Days Ago
    Welcome new guys!
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    1 Week Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice truck Peter! Bob, I'm gonna need to see a shop pic if that's the root cellar!
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    1 Week Ago
    I think he meant to drive up the price because that's what unsigned ones go for, and a signed one is a bazillion times cooler :)
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    1 Week Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread What's on RIGHT NOW! in MBTV
    Hell yeah man
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice looking shop Bob :)
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