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    The Seesaw System

    Uhhhmmm...:endesacuerdo:
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    time to upgrade my spurs, Keep my Buckinghamn get new pads, or buy Gecko?

    Kiwi Klimbers... save your shins, keep it light, support small biz, and ascend the rope.
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    Securing a split oak for removal tomorrow

    It seems that you'll be better equipped to deal with force vectors in the break plane, but not so much in the shear plane. If you want protection more against shearing, it may be useful to use metal bracing according to the ANSI standard, or deploy ropes in basket configuration at 180° in the...
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    Lithium powered saws?

    It seems like anyone can make a lithium powered pole chainsaw these days. Buy one that fits your current battery system, or, like I did, wait for them to make one instead of getting a gas pole chainsaw? That one will surely do.
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    Lithium powered saws?

    I was trying to bore cut with my milwaukee m18 fuel saw and had trouble. Is this because the 18v saws use more speed/less torque?
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    October Glory Red Maple Trees Prunning

    Yeah, I get you. I recently realized that at my age I won't be able to see full sized trees from my plantings unless I work some magic. For clients who are as old or older than me, the case is even moreso. I'm all about sacrificial leaders now. In part, that is because of my readings in...
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    October Glory Red Maple Trees Prunning

    I can compromise... :)
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    October Glory Red Maple Trees Prunning

    The tree was likely grown in successively larger sized pots. At each stage, the roots could circle if the tree was not repotted in time. In most cases, a pot grown tree has odd features in the roots that should be corrected prior to planting. I planted two 1-gallon trees this afternoon. Both...
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    Clip n Step boots?

    Do clipnsteps run small, large, skinny, wide, long, short, etc.?
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    Lanyard adjuster

    Yeah, so many of these devices (including my new adjuster...) depend on a slight spring action to function. With the micrograb, it slid all the way up the lanyard when I had both ends clipped to my right d. I was trailing 10 feet of lanyard everywhere I went and needed two hands to lengthen it...
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    Lanyard adjuster

    Old petzl micrograb with the cable. I can't dig the rest of the cable out to replace it with weedwhacker string... It wasn't that great anyway. Just a holdover from before I met Treebuzz.
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    Lanyard adjuster

    Actually a great way to get to know your Akimbo... my adjuster broke, so the akimbo was next man up today, on a 40" oak removal. It was amazing. I tried a rec accent/decent yesterday and needed more time to dial it in, but it was instant vida on the lanyard. My rope bridge pushed on the top...
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    Unpaying customers

    They should not have to pay more money unless the contract mentions a clause for crane resizing. There is no situation that was not visible initially - no bees, no invisible dastardly structural issue. I really want you to be profitable, and you are important to me, but you have to own up to...
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    Unpaying customers

    If his tires get slashed in a parking lot, he'll wonder if it was the crane guy. The crane guy could go to his yard and remove a skid steer without setting foot in the yard, for collateral. The possibilities are endless. Staying in good community with my associates and mitigating bad...
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    Alpine Magnum wanted

    The manufacturer sometimes sells used ones, fyi.
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