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    Mini skid winch

    Let's see pics. I stretch the boom out for leverage. As well, I can ride the BMG cleat just below the ceiling of the box, as a safety. I have hook-end ramps. For my market, and for my personal use of chips at my property and for friends, when I do haul, I often use my mini hauling...
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    White rot in Bur Oaks

    Hemlocks can have a full canopy and be hollow like drum. Cottonwoods are commonly that way...like drum...we took down a massive cottonwood, topped when big, 30 years ago, it was back to about 135', with tons of water in the soil...4-6" rind, full crown, about 7' across. Beware when people...
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    Promotional videos

    I'd try to play on the Canary name. Maybe you could get a big, fake canary for the boom. Google canary references...I can only think of the coal mine. Gentle as a Canary!
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    Promotional videos

    Seems weird to put up sooo much time, money, risk to advertise oneself as cheap. You're the big man with the big tree service, no jab whatsoever. I'd be advertising the safety, reliability, extremely low/ NO impact options. The rigged tree could have been cable-craned out. Rigging out that...
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    Hiring

    Best of luck in your search. It's a challenge. P.S. I haven't seen which island listed...I forget.
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    Hiring

    If they wanted full time work, can you provide a shop day for the right individual? My trucks are older, but just got 5-10 years washed off my chip trucks on Friday...an hour of scrubbing made each look much newer. You know the Olympia green-tint job. Saw maintenance? Mini maintenance? Oil...
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    White rot in Bur Oaks

    Don'f forget hatchet-kids in the campgrounds, choppa choppa choppa while the parents are getting drunk around the fire.
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    White rot in Bur Oaks

    Hire a good consulting arborist as a sub. Have them hire a consulting arb. Otherwise you are both hanging your butts in the wind. People live in nylon houses in campgrounds. A 'healthy canopy' doesn't mean shit!!!!!!!!! That's a homeowner line.
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    Stein RC2000 FLoating LD

    Fire those guy before they hurt someone! Trees pretty much don't scare me. Employees sometimes do. If they do, they are not longer employees. We live in the age of specialty machines and super-fancy gear and techniques. Groundies are less important than before.
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    Electric over hydraulic

    Oil expands when heated. Do you have air space in the reservoir, or filling the reservoir? Is there an Add/ Full type mark? So, side story ONE time, I added oil with the box up, no dipstick, no sight-eye, no translucent tank, because the reservoir is hard to get at otherwise. ONE TIME...
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    Mini skid winch

    I'm guessing you're stretching out your boom. Are you walking behind, pushing up on the machine, walking, or riding up? You can block up the bottom of the ramp with boards to raise your bottom height easily, lowing your ramp-angle. Starting 6" higher would make a huge difference, I think...
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    Redirecting Rope to Limb Walk

    PS. Go climb a tree, and lower into the tippy tops of another tree, and see how much weight/ force a small, healthy top can take. Then, always choose stronger, bigger TIPs, and be aware of loading forces. I stood at the top of a western red cedar this way. The top. It was surely bending to the...
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    Redirecting Rope to Limb Walk

    Remember that limb-walking can break your supporting limb, if skinny (usually 'limbs' are skinny, in my book). You could swing back into the stub if the limb is straight in line with our swing back toward your TIP, stabbing you. Stubbs on the trunk are best cleaned before hand. A groundworker...
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    Sideways Barberchair

    Clove-hitch a log-midline before tensioning the pull rope. You will get continuous pulling until the log reaches the ground. Fundementals of General Treework...Jerry B.
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    Electric over hydraulic

    How are you measuring fullness? Is there a sight-glass or dipstick?
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