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    Paid Estimates

    For those who charge for estimates, how does the process work? Is the paid estimate taken off if the client goes for the work? Or is it just on top of the estimate? I don't mind doing estimates in my home town but have started to get inquires from further away.
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    Husqvarna Battery blower. Anyone using it?

    Hey, Just checking to see if anyone is using a battery blower on a regular basis? I've been really happy with the climbing saw and am thinking of getting a blower. I don't use backpack blowers and don't need that power. Appreciate any insights.
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    Wood Chipper blades

    Hey, Just looking for some options to order chipper blades in Canada? Thanks
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    Magnetic block heaters?

    Hey, Anyone have any experience using magnetic block heaters on the chippers? I have a diesel chipper with no block heater. Looking for some options to help with starting. I've seen a few options for magnest or silicone pads. Best to put it on the the oil pan or engine. Just wondering if these...
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    Helmet Comms ?

    I know Sena seems to rule but has anyone tried any other brands? I've seen a few very similar products on amazon with much better price points. Just checking to see if anyone has had some first hand experience with any. Thanks
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    Aerial Rescue info

    Looking to see if there are any good recommendations for books or videos on aerial rescue. There aren't any training options in our area. We are planning to do some training as our crew is growing and we are a little rusty in this area. We spend the bulk of out time stuck in spurs and rigging...
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    Evaluating Frost Cracks

    Hey, What are some considerations you use when evaluating frost cracks on larger trees? I have few poplars that are about 36"DBH and have cracks that range 5-10 feet and 1- 1.5 opening. I know the crack will close up in the spring, but these ones are a bit larger. Any thoughts would be great.
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    How to choose a Accountant?

    Just wondering how you guys go about choosing an accountant? Certain questions you ask etc. I currently have a family member doing this task of me, but feel it's time to switch it up. Thanks,
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    CT vs Stryder foot ascender

    Looking to replace my petzl pantin with one of these ascenders. They seem similar but haven't found too many reviews on the stryder. If anyone has some input on either I'd love to here it. Thanks
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    Employee Equipment

    Just wondering what you expect your climbers to provide for climbing equipment? I currently supply everything. I have one climber and 1 aspiring climber on staff. Thanks
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    Dodge Ram 1500

    Have a chance to pick up a dodge ram 1500 from a family member at a smoking deal. It has a tow package, bighorn addition. 10,000 tow capacity, apparently. Anyone drive one and pull a dump trailer with it? I don't actually own a dump trailer but a local landscaper offered to lend me his anytime...
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    Stihl 361 rebuild

    Hi, looking for a chainsaw rebuilder around Calgary Alberta. Can anyone recommend someone? I'm willing to go about 5 hours from Calgary. Saw runs but is showing its age and to give it a good tune-up and once over is beyond my basic saw maintenance skills. Thanks
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    Social media. Is it worth it?

    Just wondering how many of you maintain a social media presence for your business? Has it paid off? Or do you find it too time consuming? Anu input would be great. Thanks
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    girth hitch whoopie to omni block 2.0

    Just wanted to check in and see if this is acceptable option. It's super tight girth hitch. It's an light used 5/8 whoopie sling. It's either this or I attach the block with a carabiner. Or buy a smaller sling. Trying to save pennies though. This set up will be used for sub 200lbs rigging and...
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    PM function/button

    Where is the pm button?
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    Leaf question

    Hi Guys just looking for a little help with this diagnosis. Homeowner sent me the pick from a clump aspen.
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    zk1 vs zk2

    Hey, I've been on the rope wrench zk1 for about 2 seasons now and enjoy it. Is there any advantage to the zk2? Thinking about ordering it but if it just looks cooler I would rather spend the money on something else.
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    Murphy switches

    About to replace my murphy switch on my morbark 6" chipper. This will be the second time this season. Is it common for these to crap the bed or should I be looking for another issue on the machine that would be making the switch die. I've check all wires and the the battery is good. The...
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    Where to buy geckos?

    Is sherrill the only place to buy geckos? I see treestuff has some European aluminum climbers. Are theses the same thing?
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    Cleaning carabiners

    Any tips, do's and don'ts for cleaning carabiners? Got a bunch I need to do, full of sap and are starting to stick. Thanks
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