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    K-Boom with fixed rotating grapple?

    I’ve seen a few videos from one company that is running a fixed rotating grapple setup on a Palfinger. This seems like an ideal setup if the weight doesn’t steal too much from the chart. I’ve done a lot of searching but can’t seem to go any further down this worm hole with what time I have...
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    Knuckle Boom Main and Jib Sections

    Just wondering what you well experienced K-Boom users think about how many sections you like in the main (outer) and how many in the jib. I can imagine a few pros and cons, but one thing I've been thinking about is landing pieces with as little extend/retract as possible for longer boom life and...
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    Workshop with special guests this Friday...

    Hey, tree family! There’s a bunch of rain in the forecast for this coming Friday. I’d be grateful for anyone to come and join us indoors for a supremely special Tree Professional’s Workshop. Details in the link below...
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    UP Equip

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here, but I felt compelled to share my experience with the folks @ UP Equipment. While I haven’t bought a significant number of brand new pieces of machinery, I have had years of experience trying to work with manufacturers to dial out the bugs and...
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    El Cap

    Here's a really cool story of triumph. A little while ago, I was contacted by a guy named Alex with some questions about the Clip 'N Step boots. Turns out, he was injured real bad, resulting in temporary paralysis, and was really trying to build an ascension kit to fit his needs. A few emails...
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    Catalpa help

    Has anyone seen a Catalpa suddenly defoliate a portion of its crown? I know a bit about some recent changes to the site. - Recent contruction had several trucks and pieces of heavy equipment driving all over the root system. - The North side of the root system (entirely 50% of the drip line)...
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    Span-Rigging

    What's up, Buzzers? Here's a short but sweet video I compiled to display one of my favorite rigging systems. It employs the GRCS, and the infamous Omni Block from Rock Exotica. The new Omni Block 2.6 is a great addition to their arsenal. Most of the climbing and cutting was myself, with Ian...
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    Rope Wrench Setup, Zero Drop

    I just brainstormed this little mod up. I used about 3" of twine and a rubber band to connect the upper becket on just one side of the HC Pulley to my Tether. With some practice, this makes for super quick OFF/ON with the climbing line without any risk of dropping any parts of the setup. The...
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    SNOW!

    Here's a peek at the winter we've been having up here in New England. The weather has made for some difficulties, but also some fun. I hope you enjoy this vid featuring the Mini Bone Lanyard Adjuster in action. It performs quite well with 10mm lines in DdRT mode and SRT mode. This was also...
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    Chipper/Dump Combo Trailer

    I just finished getting this road ready. It is by NO means done, since I really want to paint it up nice and hopefully have all the little details ironed out by then. I focus on pruning, so this will work well for me. I totally realize it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it always made sense to...
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    Handbuilt Ascender

    This has been on my mind for well over a year now. It seems that every time I reach for my dual handled ascender before a climb, I wish it was smaller. Truthfully, I'd be much more likely to bring it with me more often if it was smaller. That always got me to thinking that it should be foldable...
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    DSRT

    DSRT CLIMBING ~ with the Bull Dog Bone ~ This video covers some of the advantages of DSRT with mechanical devices, including rope walking, symmetrical and asymmetrical redirects for solid work positioning, and planning for ease of traverse. The work order was deadwood removal, lower lateral...
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    Arbpro Clip'N vs. HAAS 2.0

    This has been a long time coming, everybody. Enjoy!
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    Tying knots with tail weight...

    There are numerous ways to tie any knot. I was thinking about the Alpine Butterfly just now, and how the 3-wrap-over-the-hand method is nice with tail weight vs. the double twist method, depending on the amount of tail weight. I got so used to tying it with the double twist, and I feel as though...
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    Sequoia 1.1 Ideas

    THIS IS AN EXPERIMENT! DO NOT USE ANY CLIMBING SYSTEM OR COMPONENT OF A CLIMBING SYSTEM IN A MANNER OTHER THAN THE MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDATION. THE SEQUOIA SADDLE IN THIS THREAD HAS BEEN MODIFIED AND NO LONGER MEETS PETZL'S RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION! So I've always gone back and forth...
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    Tandem Hitch, sDdRT

    I think this concept has been done before with dual ascenders or prusiks for ascent, but I do not know of any use of this for work positioning. The idea was brought about to me from some of Kevin Bingham's use of DRT and his postings regarding that in another thread here on Tree Buzz. The video...
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    Cider

    I've always enjoyed fresh cider. A close friend of mine has an old hand powered press, and gets all the "drops" from a local, high production orchard delivered right to his doorstep. He hosts an annual press day in the Fall, and all kinds of great people come to make it all happen. I can usually...
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    Charlotte!

    The view looks great from here. Who's coming? Who's here already? www.flickr.com/photos/88442373@N06/10840187714/" title="Charlotte! by oceans74, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/10840187714_227f6b2480.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Charlotte!"></a>
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    SRT and DdRT Similarities

    I'd like to begin a thread to discuss our 2 most common means of climbing a tree from an established Tie In Point; Single Rope, and Doubled Rope. My thought, here, is to truly expose the SIMILARITIES of these 2 techniques. I think there are some misconceptions about both types of climbing. There...
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    Unicender w/ Barrel Attachment

    http://www.thompsontreetools.com/srt-barrel-attachment Has anyone used this system?

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