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Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by Samuel.M.Peyton, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. ATH

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    Might also check into options for putting the mini on the back of the six by six.
     
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    661Joe ArboristSite Operative

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    Could use the small knuckle crane to load it into the 6x6.. just saying
     
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    Del_ I'm completely reformed.

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    The attitude that all used gear is crap paves the road to chapter 11.
     
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    Cool beans...you are on your way! The only thing I don't see in your setup is IPM. With your education look into that. It does offer higher profit margins often - especially compared to removals. The difference is a client is shopping for knowledge of the pests and management & and confidence in the contractor as opposed to removals that are often bottom dollar shoppers. ArborJets new Tree IV or Rainbow's Q Connect a decent spray rig (make it so you can load it on and off you F250) and a starting assortment of product would be in the $10-15K range (largely dependent on the sprayer... personally I wouldn't get anything designed for over 40-50' spray. I'm not interested in drifting an entire neighborhood!
     
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    No doubt...just make a space for it on the bed. Shorten the dump bed and leave room between the cab and dump box.
     
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    Hire a CPA to help me decide how best to use it. Yeah, pretty boring but prudent.

    Also, if I had that kind of money to spend, I would think about retirement soon.
     
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    Yea so now he has the mini,the chipper,at once or the trailer and tracked lift along with the mini at once. Alot of equipment on one rig.
     
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    I like that concept. It's funny because the m35A2 were rated for 5,000 lbs off-road and 10,000 lbs on road . . . and that didn't matter if there was a dump assembly on them or not. I believe the dump assembly and bed will probably come out to 2,500-3,000 lbs. How much do you think a knuckle boom assembly weighs? About the same?
     
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    I'm 25. :laugh:
     
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    I'm afraid that I would need to have a 5-ton to make this setup within safe capacity . . . you all are right. That would be a sweet rig!
     
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    Depends on the size of the assembly.
     
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    I think you could run a small knuckle crane/ grapple and the mini and be fine weight wise on the 6x6 and still pull the trailer and tracked lift just fine. Only a scale will tell the truth
     
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    Start maxing out a Roth IRA....doesn't have to be from this...but might be worth considering making the max contribution for 2017 and 2018 off of the top then start Jan 1 2019 with monthly contributions that will hit the max by end of year. Just do that from cash flow...pretend as if the money were never there. Then if/when you get married max her contributions too. I'm 42 trying to build up to our max...wishing we did it sooner!
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    My ***** about the m35, and any ex military rig is that they are kind junk from the start, big heavy and slow, but then assembled by the lowest paid outfit around, seems like a bunch of em run for a bit after the auctions and then puke and get parked in a back yard gathering moss.

    The axles while heavy duty, tend to break when abused just a little bit.

    the bodys are a joke, colander is a good discription

    the doors might as well not be attached

    Heaters will maybe warm yer mittens

    Forget about A/C

    Seats are not much more then some foam wrapped in cellophane.

    They take a random size tire, that is hard to find and expensive when you can find one.

    Someone said they can do 60? never seen one going more then 50 and it was screaming.

    as for 24v theres nothing wrong with that, many large trucks run 24v, as well as heavy equipment, so lights and stuff are off the shelf items, alternators and starters can be expensive, but they are a lot tougher then the 12v alternatives (which are probably as expensive or more so)

    But hey man its your money. Spend it how you see fit.
     
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    Another thought... how involved in the TRAQ stuff do you want to be? Consider a resistograph and/or sonic tomographer if you have the market to use those. In many areas that would really set your abilities apart.
     
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    What experience do you have with the axles of the m35, or in what instances did you see the axles fail?
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    off road 4x4 stuff, and just about every used one you find the front axle is roached.
     
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    Go for the M7060 HD.

    International 4700 or 4900 Chip/ Dump Truck.


    International 4700 or 4900 Refurbished Bucket Truck.

    Don’t go any smaller than a 90xp chipper: a 150/200 would be advisable.
     
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    You are handicapping yourself by not getting CDLs.

    The Tractor you referenced with a loader weighs basically 7,500 lbs.

    Save yourself the Aggravation & get your CDLs.
     
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    There is a Whole Bunch of Truth in This.
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    5 Ton, M8xx dump.

    It’s at my house.

    The engine is locked up; MHC250 Cummins.

    Listen to Northy.

    Something like this, preferably an International, around the year 2001.
    http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eB...y=63733&pm=1&ds=0&t=1510702384660&cspheader=1
     
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