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    3 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    As much as I like Nick, I still stand by my earlier observation that Sherrill is simply in the process of draining TreeStuff dry before absorbing their business. It makes absolutely no sense for them to keep TreeStuff open as a separate entity long term.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Really cool Reg. Love the sway off the leaner. Guessing the wind was tickling you on the first top or just stubborn fibre. Betting on breezy. :thumbup:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Bit arrived. Sooooooo. I feel better I think. Payday tomorrow. Looks like the box it was in had been sitting a while. Just covered in dust :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Man, that would test my nerves. Most the time here, in our small town, they will let me slide on stuff like that. I get told, get to NAPA or the shop and fix it.
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    16 Hours Ago
    Skwerl2 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well since everybody else had a crap day I might as well throw in my experience. Had a job today cutting down 3 camphor trees and chipping the brush, leaving the logs (construction site job). Gave him a price based on my day rate instead of bidding by the tree, rounded up slightly since it was all the way across town with toll roads and bad traffic both ways. Still a bargain price though. Everything was fine until lunch time. We had already filled the chip truck so we went to dump and grab a bite about 12:30. Dumped first then got stuck in traffic trying to find somewhere to eat. I pulled an illegal U turn instead of waiting for 2 more traffic light cycles and pulled into a diner. FHP pulled in behind me 60 seconds later with the lights flashing. Older bull dyke cop, she ticketed me for an illegal U turn then proceeded to do a 'courtesy DOT safety check'. Wrote me up for not having a fire extinguisher and then my tail lights weren't working! They worked Saturday when I got hit in the accident, but they weren't working today. She wrote me up and put my truck Out Of Service meaning I was not allowed to drive it on a public road until it was fixed, or a minimum $2500 fine and impounding the truck if I got caught. At this point I was not doing well. My blood sugar was bottoming out and I couldn't see without my reading glasses. Couldn't even read the ticket, never mind looking for bad fuses without a test light or any tools. Went inside for lunch. Called a tow truck and fiddled with the tail lights while we waited. Made more phone calls to the guy I was working for, etc. Keep in mind I'm 30 miles from home and 8 miles the opposite direction to the job with my bucket truck and chipper. About 3:30 we got the construction super on the phone and he was able to drive up to bring me back to the job and my bucket truck while Ron would wait for the tow truck. The super was also a licensed electrician and had a multi meter, and in about 5 minutes we found the problem and fixed it with $5 of bulbs and fuses from the NAPA a block away. So then I called to cancel the tow truck but he was only 3-4 minutes away. I promised the dispatcher (and owner's wife) that I would gladly pay something for their time to drive out there but we wouldn't need a tow after all. Drove back to the job (in traffic) and then drove home (in rush hour traffic) and I just walked in at 5:30. We still need to go back and finish the job tomorrow instead of doing another job I had scheduled.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    :thumbup:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Bid is paying for it. Just this whole day has got me down. And now I have to go buy a right angle drill I was not planning on. The one I rarely rent got stolen. Merry Christmas to me I guess.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'm thoroughly pleased. I think the knife gap is a bit large right now but I have the specs in the owner's manual I got from Morbark. I want to bend a metal plate the proper thickness to use as my feeler gauge to set the gap. No more fuel leaks, new belt is properly tensioned, it runs awesome.
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  • Skwerl2's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Not much logging at all around here. The last mill I knew of around here turned into a subdivision about 20 years ago. A couple years later the place by the railroad tracks that bought pine logs closed down. All urban and suburban work here. Good news, I got my title last night! :boogie: I hope to get to the tag agency this week and deal with that, along with renewing my tags on my three commercial trucks. Over $800 for the three truck tags plus sales tax and the tag for the chipper.
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    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Flatbeds in Gear Forum
    Wood sides are cheap to build, especially if you have a mill ;) Makes it a little harder for.pilfering. quick removal for in case. I've strapped the sides on top of hauling mill wood or logs as needed. My white one could be made into a dump pretty easy. The red truck, not so much. But not impossible. That was originally the plan. And build a box. But then I found a couple trailer deals I could not refuse. And they really rock for hauling. And since we had 200,000,000 dead trees to deal with, hauling was in our future. Clean up is tantamount in this business and where you can lose your arse if you are not efficient about it.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    :lol:
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    1 Day Ago
    Rajan.....
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    THAT is a WRENCH Man your size could put some torque on that!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Once upon a time....... We had trees big enough for this drill bit. And guys that built ships.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Yeah, most trees here, a 36" 9/16ths is plenty.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    YEAH, Merry Christmas.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Well, to add insult to injury.... Lilly was told to go out side and play today by momma and I guess she started throwing rocks... Katy now needs a new windshield.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Wonder how many times I will even use the damn thing. :dontknow:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    So this week , it turns out, I need a 13/16ths by 60" ship auger bit for a cabling job. Tree Stuff was out of stock. Most everyone I looked up was or quite a wait. Low and behold, Sherrill has one in stock. Hmmm I think. I wonder how they will do. Pull the trigger. 2 days, no e mail confirmation of shipping or tracking number. SO I call this morning. They say they have shipped. Told them I never got an e mail or tracking number. Rep apologised, never offered a tracking number, and I never got a follow up e mail.... Hope the damn thing shows up tomorrow.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Came up off the road... Kicked up from a truck in front of me. Been about 3-4 hits now. I lost count. :lol: Just finally said, well, lets just start new.
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