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Busted up logger Wast to know if there is $ in Owning a saw dearlership?

Discussion in 'Arboricultural Injuries and Fatalities' started by Logger4Life, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Logger4Life

    Logger4Life ArboristSite Operative

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    Hi it is Logger4Life here I was in a bad logging accident on 9/19/12. I was felling a over grown mixed hard and soft wood Timber stand here in PA . I am cutting all of the hemlock and they are huge over 100' most of the trees are on the property hard or soft wood. this timber should have been cut a few years back and the owner would have made a fortune now I am as all the Hemlock is dead,or shook, or about to dye . The white pine will never stay upright now that all of the hemlock has been cut out we are also take any of the hardwood that is worth taking witch is almost all of it the Redoak it unbelieveable 3' to 5' at breast height Huge timber. I miss it but I won't be felling for a long time if ever again as I was felling a huge hemlock down a point and everything is so tightly grown together that even after cutting my 2 exscape pathes I still never saw the dead whitepine that was grown up through the canope of the tree that I was cutting . I cut the hemlock and as it started to go I ran up the left path up the hill and turn ed and watched as the hemlock fell away from me . As you can imagine to my suprise the white pine behind me broke off at ab out 30' up and was drop straight down like a hammer hitting a nail. Hitting me right on top of the head first then slide off the right side of my hardhat then gouching me in the neck and hitting me in the right shoulder, then I started to get pushed forward down the hill the tree top then slide down my back and hit my right on the back of my heel of my right foot. And after a Month of healing and waiting I have had a headache ever since that day my back is not broken anywhere but there is some disc and nerve problems going on and my left shouder is 2" higher than my right . Also my bad ankle the one that I crushed 7yrs ago is broken again along with my heel bone so I am as of now done as a Feller and that hurts the worst of all my injuries. I am awaiting reconstruction surgery on my right foot . And Comp is trying to screw me as usual I am just trying to think of something that I can do to stay around the business but I can't get hurt to bad doing anymore. I loved felling trees and logging period. Now that I am not going to be able to anymore is going to be hard. AS of right now I am only 33yrs old and have 2 young girls and a wife to provide for and haven't worked in a month and Comp they don't care as long as they get to keep your money. The system is unbelieveable to just leave people like me or anyone for that matter with out a way to eat or pay bills.
     
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    Wow! So sorry that happened to you! Good you are still around though! I just got back from dropping a hazard tree, (tornado damaged, multiple tension points and overhead stuff) yep, you just never know about trees.

    No idea on opening a saw dealership, or at least a shop with repairs and mods and parts, etc., but sounds like maybe it could work for you. Will you be getting any sort of insurance money from this?
     
  3. Rokon

    Rokon AboristSite Guru

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    Sorry to hear about your accident.

    Owning a saw shop depends on your area and how ready you are to be tied to it. More research would be wise.

    You may be better off becoming the logging boss, directing a crew from the safety of your truck. :)
     
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    zogger Tree Freak

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    man, this is weird. The other "hurt loggers and others" threads stay on the chainsaw forum, and this one got moved?
     
  5. Freakingstang

    Freakingstang Doctor Freakinstein

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    I'm Glad you are doing (somewhat) better Jay... Hope things get better for you...
     
  6. Logger4Life

    Logger4Life ArboristSite Operative

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    Thanks everyone I appreciate everything . I am not sure about any $ yet as I have to go to court all because of the owners not filing out a accident report . I just can't believe that they are trying to say that it did not happen at work when I told the owner what happened ASAP after it happened. I am not sure why they move it either . I am even considering selling 10 or 11 of my saws just to pay bill's. I aready had to let my brand new 372xpw go and that was a hard choice. Jay
     
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    Sucks! Hope you don't have to sell saws!
     
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    Freakingstang Doctor Freakinstein

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    Damn Dude, i hate to see you get rid of some saws, but if you have to and have any more 372's, I'd be glad to help out a fellow in need.
     
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    logging22 Cuttin to live, livin to cut

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    Sorry to hear about the trouble. The local saw shops here are closing one by one. Husky dealer was first. Couple months ago. Now a friend of mine that works at the local Stihl place let slip that they may go under as well. Thats a bummer for them. Kind of good for me at the same time. I opened a small shop last year. Been a little slow. Then the Husky guy went out and things picked up a little. If the other one goes, i might be able to get out of the woods for good. Getting banged up and older by the day. I love logging, but i would rather be here for my grandkids. Money in it? Yes, a little. If you really like it and have a decent location it might work for you. Get well soon and keep posting on your progress. If logging was easy, everybody would want to do it!!:msp_biggrin:
     
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    You are still healing.
    Sitting around, alone, thinking about everything will really mess with your head.(Been there done that)
    33 years old gives you the opportunity to go in many directions.
    My experience with logging makes me think you are in a family operated business, small town, probably will vote for Rommney.
    As difficult as it may be to leave everything behind, you will do awesome in a big city, working for all kinds of tree services.
    33. Holy Cow.
    Make a change, now.
    Selling/Repairing Chainsaws and small engine stuff is for old cig smoking, one eyed fat mean people living in their father/mother's basement.
    Urban forestry is wide open for Youngblood.
    It is hard to recover from injury. Really Hard. Once you accept that as a fact, you will know what foot to push off of.
    PS
    Consider a vasectomy too.
     
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    logging22 Cuttin to live, livin to cut

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    Hey douche bag. Im not sure who you are talking too, but you are in the wrong place, bad time. I log every day. Have been since you was a pup. Probably are a pup. The OP was banged up and needed a place to vent and ask questions. Who the hell are you to come in here and start crap?? PS. You get your nuts cut off, punk.
     
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    I sent that response to Logger for Life.
    I apoligize if I sent this to the wrong person.
    Nevertheless,
    I will KICK YOUR OLD MAN ASS!:chainsawguy:
     
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    I just received discipline from AS.
    1. Hard to get in trouble by a company called AS..
    2.Am I really going to Kick "an old man's ass"
    3. I have no arms or legs.
    Work Hard, Love what you do, have fun.
    I love this site.
    Take a Chill Pill. WE ARE TREE PEOPLE.
     
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    How do you figure that getting into tree service work is a good idea for someone who just got smashed in the woods? I'll bet my life that "Mr. Bowler" hasn't spent much time with a rope and saddle.

    But I am sure he is about to tell ME all about life now...........waiting..............to get MY "old man azz" kicked..........and learn stuff..........about what I should do.........

    The arrogance and abrasive behavior is truly impressive.
     
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    You'll have to get through me to get to him....................................................And I don't play fair.:angry2:
    AND that particular gentleman could tear your arm off and beat you to death with it.
     
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    There is a whole group from OK,MO,Ar,Ks, Tx that would have that old mans back.:msp_angry::msp_angry:
     
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    I'm pretty sure there are a couple of us from Ohio that have Jay's back too
     
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    Cracker got Les banned for that dumb chit? Shaun Babbler just made muh poo-poo list………..
     
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    not cool to get les rilled up and banned. i had to sling the bowler guy some bad rep
     
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    Well, good time of the year to try opening a shop. Maybe just start with repairs? There are a buhzillion saws out there that just need cleaning and new lines and filters. You can knock them things out fast. I have no idea what getting into a dealership might cost, probably expensive. but you need nothing besides the tools you probably already have to do most repairs.

    As to the saws you have now, heck, you'll have something to sit on the shelf when customers walk in (that's what I have been doing in anticipation of the same thing, having a little shop,l accumulating used saws and making them runners). Repairs, used saws, maybe other small engine stuff, there ya go. Won't get rich, but keep some cash flowing your way.

    This is a good time of year to sell saws, fix saws, and buy cheap mowers/blowers/trimmers to work on over the winter.
     

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