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  1. SeanKroll

    Bucket- dump: pros and cons

    It is the only Spider-lift I'm aware of in the area. 83' lift, plus two guys. Probably 1-1.25 hours round trip travel, depending on traffic. A 60'+7' jib Haullotte 4wd (sp?, French) just became available to rent. About $625/ with fuel, taxes and transport.
  2. SeanKroll

    The Official Work Pictures Thread

    I bet it lasts a while, Fiona. "F" thorny trees! Had a couple hours between school drop-off, and Early Release school pick up to chunk down some logs, and drop two spars, buck and move into a lot pile. My friend is helping me a bit. She's used a mini-x and tractor a little, now getting...
  3. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    Here comes Jim's Etsy shop, half joking, half serious. Good work, Jim. Great present, made with love. Burnham, testosterone handicapped? Really? I thought it was testosterone poisoning!
  4. SeanKroll

    The Official Work Pictures Thread

    Almost all pushed in the drop zone. Used a Coos Bay cut a lot on very long limbs ran needed to land flat or on the butt. When they popped, I pushed. There is a new tractor, implements, a toy hauler, and diesel tank under the carport. This is my friend's place, a mile away. Wednesday, I'll go...
  5. SeanKroll

    Bucket- dump: pros and cons

    I consider a tow-behind lift that I can move with my mini. Way, way cheaper than a spider lift, less insurance and better access than a bucket truck. The job I'm on currently is getting some use out of my chip truck, which normally sits. I chip on-site a lot. I've probably only put 10k on the...
  6. SeanKroll

    What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

    Showery yesterday, dry last night, above freezing and sunny now. Calm wind.
  7. SeanKroll

    Bucket- dump: pros and cons

    I'm considering upgrading chip trucks either to a 'regular' dump versus a mid-mount bucket/ dump bed. Been bouncing this inside my head, and could use some experienced feedback. I've flown a non-dump Versalift for over 2 years, in the past, almost never off pavement. Some of my trees are...
  8. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    Removals are hanging right along. Alturnamats are nice. One dead 80' pine to climb tomorrow. Lombardi poplar right next to it for a TIP, just because I can... Apta will help. Looked at a job and the end of the day. We'll see if anything comes of it.
  9. SeanKroll

    The Official Work Pictures Thread

    Weeping cherry clogged mess, maybe got some hedge trimmer-ing. Some Japanese maple that got some whacking off the gutter and out of the mowing path. My suggestion of getting rid of 2' of lawn was happily received.
  10. SeanKroll

    Tree work thoughts

    Buy a spider lift if you're climbing much because of bucket-truck access??? What can you outsource or delegate to others from work tasks to personal needs? Might be easier to find someone who can grocery shop and clean the house, maintain your house/ yard, than replace your skill set in action.
  11. SeanKroll

    What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

    We're in for a handful of dry days. Going to work a mini-access 4 removal job, 3 dead, 1 dying, in this weather window... the site is wet, generally.
  12. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    Even one, not "only one", @Jed
  13. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    I'm no insurance company trying to avoid a multi-million dollar settlement if houses get crushed with people inside, but... I don't think insurance companies pay-in-full when obvious negligence is occurring. That is in plain sight. A 4 year old would see it and know it's not "supposed to be"...
  14. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    Has it only been once?
  15. SeanKroll

    Tree felling vids

    How much rain do you get locally, Reg and Mick? How much do you suppose they get at that location, Reg?
  16. SeanKroll

    The Official Work Pictures Thread

    No complaints. Always look way better than before. Explaining my reasoning never hurts... Things like sun penetration and air flow, natural growth habits, CODIT, targeted pruning points, anatomy, etc
  17. SeanKroll

    The Official Work Pictures Thread

    It's the season! More ornamentals on Monday. Some orchard trees to come. Dead and dying trees next week, too, after killing two cedars last week. Keeping it mixed is good.
  18. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    Simington's price? Silveys were spendy. Out of production?
  19. SeanKroll

    How'd it go today?

    You may be scared. Scared enough to be certain that the new system bears full weight before disconnecting your old system. I do this absolutely every changeover. This is basic sense, IMO. Look, listen, feel your new connection (connector, like a biner, to the anchor point, like a harness...
  20. SeanKroll

    O.C.G.D. Thread, part two

    Seems like a really good deal.
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