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James the Narcoleptic Tree Cutter-the link

Discussion in 'Tree Care Videos' started by John Paul Sanborn, Jun 6, 2007.

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    Save MONEY

    I forgot to mention a wedge and hammer as well- LOL:cool2:
     
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    Nightmares.

    These vids go to show you that we are side by side with chaos every day. :msp_sleep:
     
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    I have a feeling the guy just get's up in the morning one day with some kind of vengeance in mind or some kind of insurance fraud in mind, so he throws a rope in the kids hands, and cuts away. He makes it look like it was supposed to go away from the house, but really? Noooooooo, he set that whole thing up. There's no way any men are that spacially unconscious. :poke: That house was going down that day no matter what. There wasn't even enough of a clear drop zone for two kids to pull that behemoth over into anyway.

    Tree Falls on Cottage 3GP - YouTube
     
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    John Paul Sanborn Above average climber

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    Probably was not paying attention to where his saw was. Plus they had the rope too low to provide decent leverage on that big top. What I will do first is test pull to see if I can make the tree move at the moment of bend.

    I regularly have clients who are a bit new at the trade who want to dump a short spar against a small lean with two men and a rope.

    For that matter I did something similar a number of years ago with crew who had no background using the GRCS. Poor communications on my part let me cut the hinge too narrow...only $8k damage to the house, damage to my ego was priceless....
     
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    surprised it didn't shoot him outa it !! :bang::buttkick;;
     
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    NEKS Tree Svc I get up there

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    Alright...

    Here i am, a newb, gettin flak, and this guy is a complete idiot, man, makes me look like a damn genius. I dont feel so bad, maybe the guys think im actually james hahahahaha
     
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    i was going to post this on your thread about rope and spikes :taped:
     
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    NEKS Tree Svc I get up there

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    this is what i was trying to explain i wasn't going to do from the start

    LOL I appreciate the thought, this guy has no common sense, and is more worried about drinking on the job than being safe. Those guys not putting him up in a bucket truck to get sections of it instead of all at once were just as much at fault as him. They let him put himself in that position for laughs, while it was funny, i didn't think any of them had any common sense after i saw the tree fall and the guy was laughing about him being off center.
     
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    That's not the utility guys job. Kinda like the crossing guard piggy backing you across the street. Not his job..
     
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    NEKS Tree Svc I get up there

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    :O i thought that was his boss that said he was off center, my bad
     
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    The commentary reminds me of bum fights.
     
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    Wow. Some of you actually know that guy?
     
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    Thanks for sharing this video it was a good experience .
     
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    I watched your video and really its very scary to cut the big tree like this.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful video with us. It was really very amazing.
     
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    This was the Youtube description of the video posted at top of this page

    We take a big tree down, and it hit our house. There isn't a lot of damage really, was still a lot cheaper doing it ourselves. The one quote we got was about $4000. Logs from this tree were sent to a friend with a lumber mill and the wood will be used for a future addition. :)

    In believe you, not. The tree ended up smack bang in the middle of the house, i cant see how they could have pieced it out and still had millable logs
     
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    Great Just Great!!
     

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