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    Hurricane Watch: Florence

    Yea they are going to get it for free, done by Mother Nature! :eek: In a very much uncontrolled manner!
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    Feedback Please

    But it doesn’t. Moderate sized wood, you are done without a climber. Too much set back, done. Sure you can prune, but you still need to send a climber to finish the cut (not really arboricutural pruning if you are doing it with the mek). But it’s not faster! The truck has to be close to use...
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    Are Tree Companies Actually Worth Anything?

    All I’m saying is I think you are selling yourself short. One of the things that shows just how short is job costing. Figure the income and expenses for each job and divide what’s left by how many hours you worked. Now take into account your sales time, paperwork (dot, ins, etc) and you are...
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    Feedback Please

    The problem is you are a start up. People are going to be skeptical and pick you apart until you prove otherwise. My first full time year I had a slow time to... right in the middle of June, the phone just stopped ringing. You will have that. This year the calls slowed way down in June but...
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    Feedback Please

    Steve, My comments are with the utmost respect and assuming nothing but what was stated in your interview. Maybe you didn't convince me of the stick crane but I am certainly not sold on the kboom/saw set up and the video didn't convince me otherwise. We run with a cable stick crane regularly...
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    Feedback Please

    Great videography. Looks great as a selling video if that's what you are looking to do with it. If you are using it to sell your truck, skip the stick crane stuff, you will just loose work. Each has its area to shine, focus on yours. You convinced me the stick crane is our ticket. Not to...
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    Are Tree Companies Actually Worth Anything?

    Not really. You put two highly motivated individuals together and the correct equipment I would be surprised not to see $250k. I would actually expect better than that (not dissing the OP). The reason I say that is in the early stages there is a ton of capital outlay to get the equipment...
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    New Gas Chippers how are they?

    Yea so far all I have seen are the new GM’s on chippers (morbark and bandit). Have yet to see a Ford. PSI is pretty decent to deal with, and I’m pretty sure they are building them all. Ive been having a gremlin issue the bandit guys were trying to blow smoke on so I called the tech at PSI and...
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    PGRs for Sweet Gums

    Mike, Basal applications of 2 cycle fuel and bar oil, in the proper mixture, should solve the sweet gum issue! Just kidding :birra:
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    cut that cable!

    We use a 20vmax dewalt angle grinder with thin cutting blade. It allows me to drag one battery, the drill and grinder for multiple uses. I can cut the cable, cut the bolts shorter and drill the holes. It cuts down on how many tools I have in the tree by using one for two requirements and one...
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    Husqvarna 550 XP issues

    Yes the 562 is a very nice saw. We have had slight problems with the auto tune, but nothing we have every had to take it to the shop for. Just temperature change issue. But we set it in the shade for a couple minutes and it will always fire up. Yes it’s a bit more weight but it’s worth it as...
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    Gas or Diesel HD pickup?

    $54 and change. We got super lucky, they had 2 like this and a service truck advertised for 4 days. They were all gone. It’s amazing how fast a good deal goes away. Thanks it’s a bit of work ahead of us to make it functional but we’ve got winter coming..... maybe!
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    Gas or Diesel HD pickup?

    Well I couldn’t pass up the deal. ‘17 leftover 550 with 6.7 diesel for the cost of an ‘18 gasser. We are gonna stay with the diesel trucks!
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    Dieing on the job

    We have seen it time and time again, we as individuals are in charge of our own safety. When the bean counters push too much, ask for unreasonable or unrealistic tasks there needs to be push back. If that gets you tossed out on your ear, pull up your boot straps and move on it wasn’t meant to...
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    Husqvarna 550 XP issues

    Yes the emissions requirements that are being set on our saw manufacturers is terrible. That’s why there is a computer chip in there. To meter the fuel so we can’t. Both the chipped saws we run start harder than the non chipped saws. Normally we settle in for 2-3 pulls whether is warm or...
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