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  1. 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...
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    Local Climbing Rescue by S.O.R.T., Life-flighted to Harborview Trauma

    Happy to hear that there is a good team nearby. Had lunch yesterday with a retired firefighter/ currently small-scale logger who used to be on the team. Told me a local, experienced arborist worked with the Special Operations Rescue Team a few years back on some training. Bigleaf maples are...
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    How do you like the new forum? New tricks for posting?

    I'm thinking it's looking sweet!! Congratulations, Butch! I noticed that you can highlight text, in someone else's post, and get the option to add the highlighted text to a multi-quote function. I think that this is way easier to use for new people. Have to get used to using the button for...
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    Wasp sting immunotherapy "cure"

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/24/allergic-wasp-stings-anaphylactic-shock-immunotherapy Wondering about this. Going to consult an allergist, when I get a round tuit. Locally, there is a free wasp collection biz who sell to biomed companies for "curing" allergies. What...
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    Mini-loader replacement tracks...Sources?

    When I threw a track the other day, it got a bit ugly, and I could see some wear. I thought that I maybe should by some back-ups, possibly turf tracks or super aggressive to have something different that what I have from the factory. Seems like a broken track could put me down for a while...
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    Pallet forks for Mini-loader

    My mini weighs 2600 pounds. 50% tipping load is 1050 pounds. How heavy-duty of pallet forks do I need, and what length of forks is useful for log/ pallets of firewood / milled wood handling/ trailer moving? Brands to avoid? Brands to recommend? Titan...
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    Chainsaw powerhead attachments...drills, augers, capstans, etc

    https://youtu.be/Wix4LGF_HpA Interesting to see a saw-powerhead drill attachment used in conjunction with a GRCS in a video. Interesting to see a cone-splitter attachment in the video. Haven't used augers before, but another crew was on a post-fire replanting project outside the Tahoe Basin...
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    What kinda mill to buy?

    Looking into a portable bandsaw mill. Just saw these. A used one for sale on CL alerted me to the brand. https://www.burgbandsawmills.com/index.html What they are calling 42" is 36" cut capacity. 10' without extension tracks. About $5k, new. Been looking at Woodmizer, Hud-son...
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    Greenteeth types...Red Vs. Green Vs. Wearsharp

    Greenteeth® LoPro Stump Cutters Increased tooth diameter and reduced pocket thickness allow for a 3/4" clearance between the side of the pocket and the stump. This prevents the pocket from rubbing against the stump, which significantly reduces pocket wear and improves overall performance of your...
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    Glitch?

    I can't change pages within a thread. I click the next page number or the icon for the last page. It reloads the same page. anyone else?
  11. SeanKroll

    Managing employee ADD, Stoner-ADD in the workplace.

    It's striking me that so many of guys that will do ground work are sorta or wholly ADD/ ADHD, or have Stoner ADD to manage. This is a legal rec cannabis state, so the opportunity to get the most powerful weed on the market is available to absolutely everyone, as conveniently as liquor stores in...
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    Singing Tree Quickie, with a tied termination?

    My regular climb-lines are not spliced. How does this work with a knot, and what works best? I'm used to a scaffold on a biner, but this causes too much cinching, if I can't slip off the end of the keylock biner's nose. Seems like the rope needs to squeeze the Quickie a bit to keep...
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    Armoring drop-zones rather than rigging, and armoring for machines.

    Just a thought I have... Sometimes in rare occasion, you might want to beat an area, rather than rig down into an area, like if you have a dead tree. I had a tight spot to fit a dead cedar. 2x2' grid plant-spacing, with heavy, heavy landscape cloth, in the landscaped area where I was able to...
  14. SeanKroll

    Coming...Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster documentary

    https://www.ipastafaridoc.com/ I have been needing to find religion...the terrible heathen that I am.
  15. SeanKroll

    Best backpack blowers

    What is the best, large backpack blower? Anyone ever try the double blower, front-and-back, as I've seen in a picture?
  16. SeanKroll

    Snow/ polar tracks for mini-skid

    anyone have any experience? Studs? https://www.clawm.com/clawm-blog/traction-for-snow-removal-using-rubber-track-equipment
  17. SeanKroll

    Fundamentals of General Tree Work on eBay

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fundamentals-of-General-Tree-Work-by-Gerald-F-Beranek-RARE-Very-good-condition-/192821146642 Guy from TB.
  18. SeanKroll

    Hydraulic Cartridge Valve replacement

    I'm having a problem on my mini-loader. Seems like it is operating like its stuck on 'turtle' mode, rather than normal 'rabbit' mode. The technical support pointed toward a cartridge valve replacement and poppet valve replacement. I have no knowledge of such things, specifically, but do have...
  19. SeanKroll

    Log arches

    I'm going to be picking up a Logrite Buck Arch https://logrite.com/store/Item/Buck-Arch from a customer, with some/all the add-ons, for under $600, 3 miles down the road. They have an FSC tree farm. They might be retiring from the work, or just have done all the thinning they can handle...
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    Negative blocking how-to training videos for groundman education??

    Anyone know of some good overviews with fine points, in a How-to-ish video? Links please.
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