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    Tree ID Book or App

    For trees in the USA (eastern) what is the best book or app for tree identification? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cast Articulating Loader (SOLD)

    How steep are the slopes? I ask as looking to buy something and can’t decide between sk1550 / 800 and giant 254 telescopic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dump trailer with dedicated separate deck for mini loader?

    Hi, I am about to purchase (at least a 16ft dump trailer) but would like an area at the front where I can carry a 2800lb loader (giant 254). The idea is to be able to make one trip with a full trailer and mini. Possible? Is there such a thing? If so what are they called? Sent from my...
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    ID please

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    Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC. Grounds-person wanted

    I am looking for somebody interested in working Saturday’s as a grounds-person. The role will be to support a certified arborist whilst climbing, rigging and general chainsaw work (on the ground) Experience is not necessary as training will be provided. However, an excellent can-do attitude is...
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    Sthil 201t - keeps snapping

    Is this good? Other than it makes my cord snap... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sthil 201t - keeps snapping

    I have a brand new Sthil 201ms. The starter cord keeps snapping. I have had it replaced professionally (Sthil dealer) and I have replaced it 2 times. After about 6 starts something is fraying the cord and it snaps. I can’t see anything obvious that is causing the cord to fray. Any body else...
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    ronin powered ascender

    So glad I have mine. Tomorrow, I have 14 trees to crown raise (first branches at about 50ft). Ronin to rescue... And before the trolls come out - I Know how to climb, drt, SRT, spiderjack, Blake’s, roperunner etc etc. Have frog walking systems up the wazooo. Pushing the little red button...
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    Tree Motion or monkey beaver?

    Just bought one and love it (having had a TM). The gear loops are well thought out, and the thing I really dig is being about to put it on and off without stepping into straps. Waiting on the leg pads to see what that might offer. First time I have liked working with a slow groundie (I get to...
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    Fear cost me a job with a company today

    I have a suggestion. I have spent my life climbing / rock / oil platforms / trees. I still have days, for whatever reason that ‘fear’ sets in. Learn to embrace it and figure out what it is telling you. Maybe you are ‘off’ that day, with a cold, injury or maybe not enough sleep. Here is my...
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    ronin powered ascender

    Ha Nice try! Climbing gear - sorry Pal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ronin powered ascender

    Would be happy to demo it. However, on vacation for three weeks (back on the 16th August). I have a job (big tree takedown) on 18th between a chapel hill and Durham where I will use it; feel free to private message me and come and see and try! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ronin powered ascender

    Hey - appreciate that and no worries at all. If you / anybody wants to know anything more then I am genuinely happy to help. The biggest difference I have found, being Scottish, and therefore not quite as used to extreme heat as others that I am taking more frequent breaks on the ground than...
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    ronin powered ascender

    None at all. I called them to learn before I purchased. They spent a significant amount of time answering my questions and I bought it full price. I love innovation and I love trees. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ronin powered ascender

    Ok... The guy in the video is me. This is the first time I used the Ronin and as somebody who has worked in the Rope Access Field (level 3) and qualified arborist for 25 years.. I wanted to take precautions. So, I used a back up rope while I got used to the feel of the device (rope runner if you...
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    ronin powered ascender

    Bought it. Awesome kit. Check out my video of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best book / dvd for advanced rigging

    I am taking a three week break! Yes!! However, I believe in learning and re-learning from others. Question: What’s the best educational material for rigging? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Brutal tree in roasting heat!

    Yes, I am also doing something similar on some trees. I use a twin line rope guide. However, it’s comforting, when rigging out big wood to have it (Ronin) removed completely. Either lower it off basal tie or - have ropeman descend it (with a mod). Regardless - awesome but if of kit I will use...
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    Brutal tree in roasting heat!

    I have now set it up, with a mod... so that a groundsperson can “auto descend it” back to the ground. Have not seen it eat my rope. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Brutal tree in roasting heat!

    You can use most static 11m ropes. 12-13mm very hard to load into the device. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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