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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE STUMP GRINDING?

    Do you mean why does it run hotter? A two cycle engine running without a load runs lean heating it up and scoring the cylinder. A flywheel just makes the situation worse. With the AM you must learn to control the rpms and load. I run it so at the start of the cut on the stump the motor is...
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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE STUMP GRINDING?

    I second the exhaust is nasty not fun on a calm day.
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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE STUMP GRINDING?

    I personally never use gloves when operating it unless it's cold out. I very rarely notice any problems with vibrations any more. Usually excess vibrations are caused by dirt in the cutter wheel rim. However I had a skinny employee who had trouble with getting vibrated. I think it boils down to...
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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE STUMP GRINDING?

    I have the Husqvarna. It runs like crazy! Due to the fact that you have to use 32:1 gas mix it spits quite a bit of oil into the air cleaner. So you'll want to swap out the felt air cleaner for a foam one. I've been bugging Keith to send them out with a foam air cleaner every time I talk to...
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    DOES ANYONE ELSE HATE STUMP GRINDING?

    I have run my Alpine Magnum for several years now & have learned to run it really well. It really goes for how big it is. I will say that you don't want to be force feeding it but rather controlling the depth. You must keep the cut close to vertical because cutting across the top of the...
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    Minimalistic(ish) treeclimber shoes

    I am thinking about sewing me a pair of mocs
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    Minimalistic(ish) treeclimber shoes

    I am also looking for something minimalist for climbing spurless and rec climbing. I have been expermenting with walking barefoot. My left foot is serverly flat while my right is almost normal. Causing me knee issues. I have found walking a few miles in the desert barefoot alleviates my knee...
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    What kinda bug is causing these gall things in pine?

    Cultural practices have been very poor. Way too many limbs got removed, trees are in very narrow bed no wider than root flare next to gravel drive with neighbors house being vacant for years without proper irrigation, & i think that fabric may have had some girdling effects. (Come on we're...
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    What kinda bug is causing these gall things in pine?

    Yes that makes sense? Any recomended treatment?
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    What kinda bug is causing these gall things in pine?

    Or is that just a callus that formed over large pruning wound? Definitely looks like some insects involved though because there is some orange frass. Could the insects be secondary? Just not seeing anything on the pitch moths that looks quite like it.
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    What kinda bug is causing these gall things in pine?

    Is it normal for pitch moth to cause a burl to grow?
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    What kinda bug is causing these gall things in pine?

    Yeah i think they may have formed around the pruning wounds. The trees are in a very narrow bed along side a gravel drive
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    What is it and why should every truck have one?

    I had one or two strands of wire inside my connector on my chipper short out one time, melting the blinker switch in my one ton. It wasnt enough of a short to blow the fuse.
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    What is it and why should every truck have one?

    Looks like a really good idea. He is using fuses and relays to totally protect his truck's switches from poorly wired trailers .
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