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  1. JJM IV

    Lead Climber Needed (Coastal, NC)

    Patriot Tree Service seeks a Lead Climber, capable of climbing (removals and trimming) and bucket truck operations. We stay busy year round. Climbing is split with another climber. All the right equipment incl bucket truck, A300 Bobcat, Ditch Witch Mini with grapple, 18" chipper, stump...
  2. JJM IV

    Hiring - Lead Climber (Coastal NC)

    Patriot Tree Service stays busy year round, in favorable weather. All the right equipment incl bucket truck, A300 Bobcat, Ditch Witch Mini with grapple, 18" chipper, stump grinder.... We are fully insured, including Workers Comp and liability. I provide all equipment, including mechanical...
  3. JJM IV

    WTB: Kiwi Klimbers K2

    I just tried to order a replacement ($8) spring for an KK ascender and they want $45 for shipping. Any other options? No luck at Treestuff of Wespur.
  4. JJM IV

    Sold

    I am interested. Pls contact 910-231-3543.
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    Morbark Stump Grinder - opinion

    What are the opinions of Morbark (medium size / diesel) stump grinders? Price appears to be significantly cheaper than the big competitors. Did Morbark buy Rayco?
  6. JJM IV

    Weak spring kiwi climber ascender

    I recently bought a pair of gecko spurs with a kiwi climber on the right shank. I regularly climb SRT without spurs, with a CT foot ascender on my right foot. It never slips out! However, my kiwi ascender always pops the rope out. Any recs? Where can I find a new spring?
  7. JJM IV

    Torn rubber on chainsaw handle

    The rubber coating of my front handle is torn. What do you suggest as a repair? Thinking about a 550 cord wrap. What about spray on bedliner? This is more of annoying than anything else.
  8. JJM IV

    Bolt on Gaff Ascender

    My kiwi slips off the rope very easily! Probably going back to CT foot ascender on side of shaft!
  9. JJM IV

    Bobcat A300 Turf Tire

    I just bought an A300 and am impressed with the lifting capacity, ability to feed my 18' chipper, as well as the minimal damage to yards. I am having little luck looking for replacement tires. Hoping to avoid buying from Bobcat directly. Any suggestions?
  10. JJM IV

    Stump Grinding Business creation within a Tree Service

    I am exploring creating a stump grinding business that I can sub-contract stumps to. I am currently a LLC and wonder if there are significant tax and insurance benefits to having a stump grinding biz that is separate. That would save a lot of time on my tree crew and subsequently save on...
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    Stump Grinder remote cable?

    My remote cable for a Carlton 4400D has been spliced / taped too many times and is shorting out the switches in actual remote box. Where can I get the cable and put old remote box and connection back into service? Any recommendations?
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    Question about the HASS system

    My climbing innovations bungee is going on 1.5 yrs, using it 3 or 4 times / week.
  13. JJM IV

    Foot ascender / spur ascender

    Looking for the best spur ascender out there. I think my CT foot ascender is the best so leaning towards the CT Spur Support along with Quick Tree (spur) Ascender. Any opinion about the Notch foot ascender?
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    Starting out considerations of buying a crane?

    I am in Eastern NC where the trees are not that tall. I am considering a purchase of a crane. How will it affect my insurance, incl workers comp? What size should I start with? Making a few extra picks (vs huge cost) is OK. I run a single crew, have a 16' chip truck, 18" chipper, bucket...
  15. JJM IV

    Treehog Gear

    Any reviews or opinions on Treehog TH5000 climbing saddle or rigging blocks? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Treehog-TH5000-Climbing-Harness/262943880603?hash=item3d38ad359b:m:mddMHoCpO57SQUi6GNAKkCw:rk:1:pf:0
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    Retiring, "again" any young guys need a good climbing saw?

    My Sr mentor is 76 and still climbs one or two days a week, for the love of it. Incredible!
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    anyone try to climb with any of these gloves?

    I will test some gloves. I climb and or run the ropes every day. I will write up a review if that helps too.
  18. JJM IV

    2002 International Bucket Truck $21,000

    Unknown - electronic meter no longer toggles from miles to hrs. I will try again.
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    What do you think of my newest build?

    I think these rigs are awesome!
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    2002 International Bucket Truck $21,000

    Fully operable, Good condition truck with 55' Aerial Lift CT Boom. Diesel CAT motor, manual transmission, with 157,000 miles. 11” Forestry dump. New king pins and clutch. Rear knuckle of boom has a crack (see pic). May be welded. Truck (not boom) is still being used on a daily basis.
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