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Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by mikewhite85, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. hitoppa

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    Love those porty lifts but I'd worry about getting swatted over on a big td by a swinging limb being lowered or butt hitched. Plus I ain't got $160k like MDS gots. 58971_576908485736927_596463284_n.jpg
     
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    Well if its 160 now it will be 200 by the time your ready!
     
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    Lol. You hit on a good point there, though. It’s definitely a different kind of cutting working out of the lift. The learning curve is a little stressful, no doubt. I’m seeing how the limitations balance out (and way exceed) with the advantages now though. The reach and maneuverability on both the ground and in the air is something you need to work with for a while to fully appreciate. But yes, you gotta watch your ass on a 100’ oak cuz swatting would be some end game stuff. Lol.

    That’s an awesome truck! I spied it yesterday on their site. Very cool. Like a new age Stubs. Even if a little rough, could be worth bringing back to its former glory for sure. I saw where altec was asking 280k+ for that same basic truck new a couple years ago. (Which doesn’t make sense cuz my elevator was much less than that, but whatever. Must be the tires).
     
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    Here ya go, hitoppa. I could see some serious arboristing going on with this bad boy! Lol.
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    If you were doing city cut backs and it started snowing real hard you could plow and continue the cut backs and get paid twice in the same day? Excellent! Arboristing and plowing...sweet!
     
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    Bought the newer one ('11) with your favorite paint just slapped on. The balloon tire unit was Ghandi.

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    Sweet!! That thing looks to be the same wheelbase as Stubs was. Mine had the corner of the toolbox notched out (for lack of better word) for the front of the rear spring shackle due to the cab to axle being so short (I think I measured it at 83” or something like that). You’re probably better off without the big tires.

    Does it run a pony motor? That’s one thing about my new truck, man that thing guzzles the fuel. Running the lift more is a nice change with regards to that. Every two days is like four gallons. Lol
     
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    That thing needs some mud though... especially the wheels. You’ll have to spin up some high end cinci doctor lawn onto them asap!!:laugh:
     
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    No pony motor but hell my travelling radius is about 6 miles so make up for it there. Definitely plan to ride some high end lawns this week. Pitchfork and a blower and good as new lol. Happy Halloween to all! safe_image.gif
     
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    So how’s it going with the new rig, Hitoppa??
     
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    Very happy with it Pablo.
     
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    Goes where even you can imagine, but not in your price range.
     

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    I haven't been on AS in a long time but I see your avatar is my friend Matt, did you know him?
     
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    Yes...I used to be Treevet before getting booted for life mc.jpg
     
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    Welcome back! I miss that guy he was a riot, had some demons, but a good guy.
     
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    Show me a sane treeman lol.


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