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Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by treevet, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    Friday came across a street gum forked crotch splitting apart,, knock knock um pls can you move your car as the tree above it is splitting apart,, nope keys are away cant do it today... Ok high winds predicted so i used old climb rope & lashed the upper canopy limbs and hog tied the trunk best i can allowing movement but secured 2 parts from failure hitting ground... I come back today after a nite of 40mph winds and yep the rope trick seems to have worked but HO moved car closer and right under tree ffs


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  2. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    luv job for a mate so no $ twas a stone hard motherless dead gum not 40 foot but tricky open spreading canopy over garden fountain & wifes rare rose bed, brick fence and on other side a neighbors plastic roof yard shed,, yeah I know ladders bad but in this case spurs wont dig in rock hard dead gum & limb dia to small to brace and there was no usable TIP even if checked as stable as 5+ years dead wood and rotted roots so best i could do without all my day gear was run a rope cut pull and and hope.. did mention no $$ anyhoo all went good

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  3. ropensaddle

    ropensaddle Feel Lucky

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    Ladders are a tool and can be productive and safe. I use them from time to time as long as your tied in what difference does the ascent method matter?
     
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  4. tree MDS

    tree MDS Daddy

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    This thing!! I think that's about as far as the bucket reached. I mean I could've moved up closer, but why bother.
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I used to live in this town.
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  5. jefflovstrom

    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    the drum shaft broke and the drum fell on one side and,,

    Not a beautiful day, but I will look to the silver lining, that way I can say "it was a beautiful day",,
    so, one of my crews was working a big job and I got a call that a chipper knife went thru the chute,
    doing big removals and trying to chip all the big wood,,
    all was going good until that big moment when they called,
    it seems a knife went thru the chute,, Morbark 15",
    what they did not know, was the shaft that the drum is on sheared off at the drum,
    probably gonna cost mucho,
    So, the beautiful part is no one was hurt.
    Jeff
     
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  6. no tree to big

    no tree to big Addicted to ArboristSite

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    This happened a few days ago, not really sure why. I have a feeling one of the heli coils pulled out of one of the repaired holes from when the shaft broke years ago. There Def is a weird looking spot in the metal on the right side tho. Was a fairly new set of blades. [​IMG]

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    Another morbark shaft bites the dust. What year was the machine?
     
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    How many hours on the chipper?
     
  9. tree MDS

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    This tree got its ass handed to it. Old school style - like before treemen wore backpacks and purses and used the Internet to snitch on each other. Lol image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    ropensaddle Feel Lucky

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    ropensaddle Feel Lucky

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    Yes its amazing sometimes how lucky we are in equipment malfunction. I once saw a knife of a mitts merril fly out and stick in a tree 70 yards away it buried pretty dad blang deep deep enough it might of taken someones head smooth off. I'll be home this time tomorrow as my time here is two weeks past original schedule. Its been loads of fun seeing the valley, coast and redwoods; who knows, I might get called back as I forged a few friendships or i might head over mds way :p
     
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  13. jefflovstrom

    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    I think 2011
     
  14. jefflovstrom

    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    About 4500 hours,
    Jeff
     
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    I've heard they only just recently fixed the issue with the sub standard metal used for the feed roller shafts and disc/drum shafts and chassis. 2016 and down is buyer beware.
     
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    Only a matter of time Jeff. Our older BC2100 broke a shaft close to 5000 hours. **** wears out, gets weak. Bad thing with ours is it was with new blades. A fresh set of knifes can really tear **** up. We had around 20K putting it back together.
     
  17. jefflovstrom

    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    Is this true?
     
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    Slowly but surely she's coming. [​IMG]
     
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    I counted the bunnies, today. First they are cute... then they are tasty.
     
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    ropensaddle Feel Lucky

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    And then they are fried lol
     
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