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Jzack605

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Long island
Careful, good conditions to destroy soil structure.

Many have a tendency to pulverize the soil to dust, or in this case, mud.
Thanks. It was mostly the street and myself making clean up a pain. I do my best to avoid “turning” the soil and focus more on “mixing” the amendments in and vertically aerating. Definitely hoping I’m not going around messing up soil structure.
 

Gorman

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Location
Rhode Island
I used to use my bucket maybe once a month the first 2 years I bought it. Now, I truly don't remember when I used it the last time. I have to run it every few weeks just to warm it up. I'll have to just sell it one day. one day if i can't climb anymore, i'll buy a track lift.

Always take it on the highway and bring it to operating temp. Just starting it and letting it idle for 10 minutes will cause water to accumulate in the crankcase.
 

Mark Chisholm

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These pictures popped up on my Google history. They are from the last Masters climb i did in NJ. The climber is actually the beast Bert Kuhn. Was such a fun climb for me and it meant a lot to know that my father had climbed it to help set it up. Thabks Google!
 

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Wrangler

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Woodbine
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Finished this damn tree today and had a nice bouncy ride at one point while going down while fully telescoped out...

Learned to move down much more slowly and smoothly.
I find when that happens that clinching your ass cheeks together and curling up your toes inside your boots helps. You can also grab onto the rail but then you don’t look like as much of a cowboy.
 

rico

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Location
redwoods
It's been awhile since I contributed to this thread..Started a good sized job with a mountainside full of 120ft -160ft Firs with brown rot...Spent the day pounding over back-leaners and swinging side-leaners, and the hinge on this stuff was a cross between a stale graham cracker and decomposing cardboard. Not a lick off moisture or sap in these trees so patience was a must.

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Reach

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Location
Atglen, PA
It's been awhile since I contributed to this thread..Started a good sized job with a mountainside full of 130ft -160ft Firs with brown rot...Spent the day pounding over back-leaners and swinging side-leaners, and the hinge on this stuff was a cross between a stale graham cracker and decomposing cardboard. Not a lick off moisture or sap in these trees so patience was a must.

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Wow. That’s quite a day. And to think, all I did was drop and rake up three 80’ leaning Ash trees. Fifteen minutes to fell, two hours to rake up.
 

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