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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    My guy prefers the tow behind over the big portable because of the extra stability added with the truck attached to the grinder. On big stumps when you get aggressive the portable machine will push off the stump. But with the tow behind it won't get pushed around as much.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Trail clearing in Odds and Ends
    Looks amazing.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Cool! My local stump guy works full time with his big tow behind and has his son (also a tree guy) run the smaller self propelled grinder part time. Bobby makes a good living just doing stumps and he doesn't charge a lot, either. $75 minimum (used to be $50) and most stumps are $100 or less. If you play it right you may be able to turn the stump business into a full time job for one employee. But it will really suck trying to do stumps for other guys after you get done with your own work every day.
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    1 Day Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    Late to the party here. Sounds like the low end screw is set a tad rich. I'd turn the L screw in (clockwise) about 1/8-1/4 turn and see how that works. I have three of these saws. They are my primary weapon of choice. On removals I'll take a 150 and a 200 up with me to start. I hang my 200 on the side of the bucket and run the 150 until I start getting into bigger wood or it runs out of gas. Then I'll run the 200 until I stop for fuel. Two of mine have had the oiling issue mentioned by some here. I've taken the bar off and run the saw, no oil coming out of the case. I'll use the air hose to blow a little air into the oiler hole and it starts oiling again. Looks like I will need to try Fiona's trick of washing the tank out with gas. For those of you who need to run the chain loose, I think this oiler issue is what causes that. My chain gets super tight when the oiler acts up. I also have had one saw start with the kill switch issue. I already took it apart once and didn't find the problem. Can somebody tell me which screw exactly is the one you tightened to fix the kill switch? (mentioned several pages back in this thread) The first MS150 I bought I fired it up and it wouldn't cut a 4" limb in stock form. I immediately turned it off, took off the side cover and removed the muffler screen. Then I stuck the screwdriver end of my scrench into the muffler exhaust hole and twisted it back and forth a few times. Reassembled the saw and went back to work. The saw ran much better and would cut 8" limbs with ease. My next two saws I did the same mod before putting fuel in them the first time.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That 4x4 has holes drilled on either side of the ball
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Trail clearing in Odds and Ends
    Awesome country!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    John, congrats on your test man. I think it is amazing when a person can up and change career goals like that. Kudos man. You and Justin for that matter. Steve, I am totally feeling what you're saying. There are so many days now I just wish someone else could steer the ship. So much less headache just working for someone and taking a check home. But, like you, been doing my way for too long. Doubt I would tolerate any nonsense from a boss. 1000.00 - 2000.00 dollar fixes almost weekly gets old.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    You too mang. Keep it truckin. Looks like you really have it coming together.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, that booty will sag a bit more every year. You can't shake it for a dollar forever.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Still camouflaged as you can see though :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    :lol: I know... the rare event. He has gotten much better of late as OSHA has been about shutting crews down... You know, few (several) guys get killed in less than 12 months can raise some eye brows.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    This is with 50kn screw lock biners Brian (Skwerl) turned me onto... Pretty much use holes or places where the safety chain attaches to. Can always weld a loop or something on a hitch. http://masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?18408-Who-Smashed-the-Dog-House!!!!-WHO-WHO-WHO
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Not seeing it on the website anymore.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    The big problem is that a tree isn't going to barber chair unless it is already cracked or weakened vertically. As Daniel proved with his skid steer, if it isn't already prone to splitting then it will just splinter apart when excessive force is applied.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Wow, big respect for taking up tree climbing at 63, Robert. Glad you could join us.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Murphy Switches. in Gear Forum
    Like Minds :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    YUP! Excellent way to try new ropes.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I bought one of those short spools from Tree Stuff, 90 meter, recent. Got a 10.5 mm line that came in real handy on the oaks and crane. I had a few 200 footers, a 150, and retired one of my shorties. Just needed one. And at a real low price, it fit the bill. Like Sam pointed out. All set up in a bag for the fly....
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I have no problem calling off a work day if it's raining heavy. A light sprinkle is one thing but drenching, pouring rain is just miserable. I do this because I enjoy the work and if it's miserable then just go home and come back another day.
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    3 Days Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    I think our bodies are less able to deal with the heat as we age, which is why it seems harder to handle the heat now than 20 years ago.
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