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    Is Pancho ill?

    Is there a local county extension agent that you could have come take a look? They would be much more familiar with what is typical for your area this time of year and might have already dealt with similar cases around town.
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    Whats the best handheld electric chainsaw sharpener?

    Don't get me wrong, it works great and makes a sharp chain (even for guys who can't sharpen well if it's set up properly). I guess I just feel the motion is more laborious than an electric hand grinder: you have to slide the file out far enough, slide the chain forward, and sometimes...
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    Painting a chipper

    How'd your project go? I know it has been a couple of years, but I just stumbled on this and was wondering if you followed through on the painting and if you had any before/after pics?
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    Whats the best handheld electric chainsaw sharpener?

    I was trained with an Oregon electric sharpener when I started out. I've only tried sharpening with a hand file once, and it seemed laborious to me, but I'm sure it's because I didn't know what I was doing. The handheld sharpener can definitely make a sharp chain, you just need to know what...
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    Whats the best handheld electric chainsaw sharpener?

    I like the Stihl sharpener. Stihl's stones seem better and last longer than Oregon's.
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    Older BC1800 Chipper Belt Adjustmenr

    So, I recently purchased a '97 Vermeer BC1800. The belt is squealing on the bigger logs more than I think it should. The belt adjustment seems super easy according to the manual. Upon removing the shield though, I quickly noticed the "scale" was no longer visible. Looks like a sticker has...
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    No. I haven't yet, but I plan to.
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    So, for anyone wondering how things turned out, I put a new pump on it last Friday and that seems to have fixed the problem. My knowledge of hydraulic pumps is very limited, but after installing this, I'm not sure how the old one was working at all. The old one was power up/gravity down, but...
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    I think it is #3. It's just weird because I thought they were a solid business and they were so adamant.
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    I think the placement is fine and am now leaning towards just replacing the pump, but I think I will do this first.
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    That's what I thought too, but these guys were adamant. I better do some checking first, huh?
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    For those who are interested, I took the truck to a trailer/truckbed shop today. Two guys came out and looked and said the lift was set up WAY too far forward. They are going to try moving it back at least a foot next week and seem to think that will make a substantial difference in the...
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    Thank you. Yes, it is electric. That gives me some starting places to look into.
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    Weak dump hoist help!

    Hello all. I recently purchased a chip truck and finally got to use it today. I've had the bed up and down fifty times working on various things, but today was the first time I tried dumping with a load of chips. It didn't go well! It wouldn't even try going up until we had pulled out almost...
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    12" vs 18" chipper

    Thanks for the input, guys!
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    12" vs 18" chipper

    Hello! I know this topic has been covered a ton, but here is my situation: Up until now, I have just been hauling brush in a dump trailer and I just bought a 2000 F-450 7.3 with a homemade chip box that I am super excited to put to work! I think I got a real deal on it because of California's...
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    Altec chippers

    Thank you for responding, Trevor. Next question: if cost wasn't too different, which would you choose, the 2010 Altec or a 2012 Vermeer BC1000 XL? The salesman said he prefers the altec because it has a more simple design and doesn't rely on electrical components as much as the vermeer. That...
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    Altec chippers

    Bump Did you ever find out anything? I'm looking at a 2010 CFD1217. I've only ever used Vermeer and have no familiarity with Altec chippers. Anyone know if they are any good? I appreciate the help!
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    Pole saws

    I LOVE my Sherrill 22.5 ft carbon fiber telescoping saw. It has served me well for around three years. It was rebranded "Stealth" under Notch. Anyway, I went to buy another the other day just to have a backup and found that they have discontinued them. I can only imagine it is because of...
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    Wisdom: Share it (tree or other)

    Above all else, guard your heart.

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