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  1. ROYCE

    When is it time to grow? Should we grow?

    This year has been very crazy for us work wise.....stared off slow for about a month. Slow meaning we only had about a 2 week back log. Then it kicked up like 200%. This is my current crew and equipment size! 5 employees: 1 office assistant. Two of the 5 employees are certified arborist's 30...
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    FRANCE!!! WHERE TO WORK??

    Looking for some contacts in Southern France. I will only be available for two days but will have very little to do those days. My wife is on a working holiday and I am going with her. We will actually be in France for 2 weeks, but I will be sight seeing most of those days. BUT, I have two days...
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    Sena Communications.....whats new?

    I have the original sena communications. They work really good for the fact that you can talk with your crew. I have had them on every helmet for the last 3 years. Here are some of the things I am hoping an upgrade can help with. 1. Noise cancelation. The climber and crane operate can mic in...
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    How do you add value?

    I am really trying to tighten up my sales approach. One thing I want to think about is how to add value to my current services. Maybe I am already doing that. But, when someone calls me and is looking for an estimate for tree removal, how can I separate myself from my competition and make this...
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    Getting into the CRANE GAME

    Anyone thinking of getting into the crane game should check this out. Pretty decent deal at face value. I would dig in deeper if your interested. But, this could be a good start and then in a couple years trade it in for something bigger. Pretty good chart around up to 50 feet, 95 feet of live...
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    Technical Crane Question for you experienced operators!!

    I have a pretty big hung up tree that I have to remove tomorrow with the crane and crew. My question revolves around the load chart. I am estimating that I will have to hold the tree that is hung up while the top is rigged out. This will have to be done because their are obstacles below. I am...
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    Office Crew Assignment:

    Question for all you companies that have an office to work out of. I am looking for some idea's and pictures of how you have your office set up. Looking to see what your job board looks like and how you organize the crew to dispatch in the morning. I am almost all digital, but I can not send the...
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    Log Truck Operator/ Groundsmen

    Looking to hire a log truck operator ASAP. We are a small and growing company that is ISO a reliable, respectable, hard working, attention to detail, safety conscious, safe driving record, trustworthy, individual to add to the team. I have opted to keep the business small in relation to crew...
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    Crane winch spitting oil

    Anyone know why the winch on my national 13105 would be spitting hydraulic fluid from a pressure valve? I am calling it a pressure valve. Its a bolt with a rubber piece that pokes out so oil can drain out. Not sure why this would do it? There is also a valve like this on my rotation motor as...
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    New Truck Painted!! Please Help!

    Hi all. Purchased a new bucket tuck and looking to get it painted before it goes into service. I know myself and if I do not set something up for the truck to be immediately sent in for paint, it will never make it their. Truck is garaged in Chesterfield NH. So, must be within 2 hours from their...
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    ISO 75 Foot Bucket Truck

    So, I am looking to purchase a 75 foot bucket truck by the end of the year. I am getting some prices for brand new/ Brand new lift with used truck. But, I want to look at some used ones as well. If anyone knows of a goos used 75 footer please send them my way. Also, Thoughts on this one? I...
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    Bandit 2550 stump grinder DEAD!!

    HELP!! I have a 200 hour 2550 stump grinder from bandit with a 44hp Kubota. I bought the machine because it was pretty simple and I really like the durability of Kubota. I went to use it today and it stated fine, got onto the trailer fine. Got off the trailer at the job fine and then would not...
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    National 13105 LMI Failure

    Any one able to help? I am contacting national service as well, but if I could avoid having to spend money on a tech or a visit to the shop that would be great. So, taking down a tree on Thursday. Limb contacted the LMI wire and must haven been rubbing on it as I was lowering the it...
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    Storms...How best to prepare your business?

    So, Just trying to pick some brains of you veteran business owners. I am not paranoid, trust me!! I just want to be prepared for when a large storm rolls through the area. Could be any kind of storm where my services in relation to tree removal will be needed. What can you do months, or even...
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    Stump Grinder

    Looking for a good used stump grinder. Looking to spend about 15K. I know thats not a ton in the realm of grinders but I just can't see spending more on something that is going to make me so little money. Hoping for the biggest diesel that price can buy. Would love to find a good rayco rg50...
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    Is crane work safer....than?

    I am putting this is the general discussion three because I want some input from all climbers and not just crane climbers. Here is my situation: I have a government contract. I have done crane work for this contract in the past on three occasions. No problem at all. Well a few weeks ago their...
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    Tornado Warning Southern VT and NH

    Hey Buzzers!! We have a Tornado warning that has been posted for parts of the area I service. Who knows, could blow over and be nothing, could turn into a weeks worth of work. I am booked solid with regular scheduled jobs and was wondering if their are any Buzzers who are close to the...
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    Looking for Climbing Arborist/Foreman Southern NH and VT

    ArborClimb Inc, is seeking to add a foreman position to the crew. I have posted a link to our craigslist ad. You can respond here or contact me directly. We are a new company that has seen tremendous growth. If your looking for an opportunity to become part of a great company at it's infancy...
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    Stump Grinder Advice

    I hate grinding stumps. Hate it. Its a lot of work and typically does not pay that well. I have gotten by with out owning a grinder for a while now, but am starting to really need one at my disposal more. Any thoughts on some of these? http://newlondon.craigslist.org/hvo/5543307850.html...
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    GRCS Rental

    Anyone close to Brattleboro VT or Keene NH that has a grcs they are willing to rent me for a few days. I already have one, but have a stone dead pine tree I want to try and rig down into two other trees. I want 2 grcs's to pull the tree one way and then support the weight of the tree. No way to...
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