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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    56 Minutes Ago
    In thirty years of tree work I've been in this situation exactly zero times. Of all the local tree guys I know, I only know of one who had this happen once. And he's an idiot who cannot read what is going to happen, he just cuts and hopes. I suspect you'll never climb anything big enough to have to worry about it.
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    2 Hours Ago
    Most medium and heavy duty diesel trucks will have this style. I have them on both of my bucket trucks.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    How high can you set the pull line and how big is it? Most people vastly overestimate the amount of pull required to tip a tree. With enough leverage, a woman or small child can pull over a 100' tree. When people start talking about how a tractor isn't enough pull then you need to worry about someone pulling too hard and snapping the tree.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Not really Reg. The gap at the codoms was terribly tight towards the end. I made the cut towards the middle instead of boring it. No pinch on the saw that way. He would lift and they would float away towards the road. Load never passed over me.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    The entire pedal assembly rocks so I'm sure there's a bit of slop there. When you press the clutch you can feel the brake pedal rotate slightly. But it's a work truck, I just want it to work safely.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Rich, good call on the clutch pedal bushing. I spoke with my mechanic and not only is he familiar with the bushing but he keeps them in stock. He's always busy and with his small parking lot it's tough to get on his schedule but he's going to get my truck in this week for the clutch bushing and also get my AC working. Will do a search for the manual, maybe I'll find something.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice truck, Reg. I like the gear lockers also. I just bought a 1997 with the 7.3 and it's turning out to be quite a good truck. Runs great and goes twice as far on a tank of fuel as any other truck I own.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    Nice truck Reg! Won't pull fast, but she'll pull. Here some picts from caning the remainder of the stem. Better Stig? Out camping with the scouts this weekend. Just came down to the beach from Fremont Peak. No Internet up there.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Damn Pete, that is seriously ugly. I had to use the basket on the crane today after two picks and some binding of the trunk and a branch union. Nasty bugger. Don't know if Mike got and pics. Nail on the head Stig. Hate these dead buggers. Some fodder from yesterday after rigging some logs off so the crane handled the last 4 picks over an electric box and a drop off. Used the crane to load them onto and into trailers and went to the next nasty. Levi in the pics for reference.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Sounds like they are just waiting for a cheap enough deal to come along and no real rush, so the only way to get the work is if you are hungry enough to do it dirt cheap. I've done hundreds of jobs like that thinking I could do a good job and have it lead to a few more jobs. It never did, except more dirt cheap work where I busted my ass for nothing. Jobs like that are good if you need the exercise or the practice but are worthless as far as making a living. I don't need the practice any more.
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    2 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Not much of a tie in point there.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Top it they asked? No says I. Probably already dead from beetle attack and topping not only bad for the tree, but the turpine Released from topping will probably draw the beetles in to finish the job. So today, we start dismantle after someone else topped it. All stripped and chipped today. Upper topping at 100 feet. Tomorrow, negative blocking and gin pole now that the codoms are stropped in two places. Crane on Friday for the larger wood before we go crane out a nasty cracked and dead oak.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Condolences Mario. May there be peace.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Bid the job by the tree adding them all up. Remember that clean up and wood removal can be 1/3 to 1/2 of the entire bid. http://masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?19429-45-Trees-3-climbers-3-weeks-of-residential-logging
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    The scene at 2:30 is exactly why I refuse to cut anything if three guys are pulling on the tag line. It is also why I never put a tag line in anything any more (unless I can set it, make the cut, then go pull it over myself).
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    You don't want to be the cheap solution. You want to provide a good service that is considered a good value. This goes a long way with the working class and fixed income folks.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    HH with Prussia and the new Holster tending link from WesSpur. Prussia cordage is my cooing however.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Exactly... Also, it is part of closing the deal. Pull out the book, show them all the names in front of them... Then book em danno.
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