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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by millbilly, Feb 18, 2014.

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    Ive done favors -for a little gas & oil funding, it's the adds that want you to be a tree service complete with ins., but you can have the wood for Free? ya right.
     
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    Be right there and I’ll wash and wax your car when I’m done with the trees.
     
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    would be sort of funny if you showed up and said sure I will pay you 500 but the 500 will be to purchase the timber rights for the property and place a contract in front of them.

    500 dollars and you own every tree ever planted or growing on that piece of land till the end of time.
     
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    Not craigs list but a friend of a friend asked i'd do a favor for his relations & take down 2 trees that were a bit "iffy condition & position wise as the guy in question had suffered a non lethel heart attack .I went & looked & it was around a $250 job or I would take the wood in lieu It was agreed I would have the wood for payment, as it was only a short distance I took up the faller /buncher & chipper took down the trees & chipped the smaller branches, left the chips as he said he could use them .I guess from arrival to completion around 40 minuets, took away the wood This morning received a letter stating that I owe him 200$ for the the wood as the (quote minimum tineI spent on site he was over charged ) I have given him the hourly rate for machine & driver & also chipper & the bottom line is he owes me a further $275 I am awaiting the outcome with interest ,I didn't seem to be able to get through to him that because a "bit of kit takes down & cuts to length logs in as it were the blink of an eye it 's cost to do a job is less than a/several guys with saws doing it by hand+ when you cannot convince him that the machine costs more than $20,000 there's not a lot of hope I have told my friend to leave me out of any future work for this guyIt'sa strange scenario but a #of jobs are the dogs "do dahs" up to the time it comes to get paid & then there are all manner of snags
     
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    What buncher are you running? Last time we moved ours, it was $600 1 way. Weighs a bit over 45 tons.
     
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    No good deed goes unpunished.
     
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    The baby Volvo EC 310 & the job was only some 200/300 metres across the meadow
     
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    here is one https://madison.craigslist.org/tls/d/madison-husqvarna-chainsaw-package-440/6762020834.html

    Husqavarna 440 and kit he wants just 500 dollars for it.

    a new 440 is 320 dollars
    a new case 50
    the sharpener 50 claimed new and a waste of time either way
    a new hard hat 50
    a new gas can 10
    a spare loop of chain 15
    a jug of bar and chain oil 7.

    so if I went and bought all of that new today I would be at 502 and some tax but look at that bar either very used or very abused

    do people actually buy this stuff ?

    if they really do I should buy a new saw every year cut the years firewood with it my bar still wouldn't look 1/4 that ugly then sell all of it for exactly what I paid
     
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    Looks like the chain is on backward.
    https://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_7XhwbCJBpmJ_600x450.jpg
     
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    Yep. If it cuts good now imagine how good it will cut with the chain on correctly.
     
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    What FB's are you using we have 3, the baby EC 310 a FB3800C with Gilbert head & we have just aquired a FB 2800C used but not abused ( more than normal )that has stood for a time so having to go through the hydraulics
     
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    Timberjack 2628.

    Had a 425 Timbco as well but it was a leaky bastard and to redo the pumps was going to cost pretty much what the machine was worth. It was nice that it was a leveling machine plus had the swiveling head.

    I didn't realize Vulvo made forestry equipment. I'm used to seeing John Deere, CAT, Timberjack, etc.
     
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    Some people might, if they do not look around.

    Most times, it is a 'negotiating tactic', although, to me, it suggests a less than promising transaction.

    Probably will (lie) brag to his friends what he actually gets for it.

    Philbert
     
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    Send him a formal invoice for the entire job, including wood disposal costs and fuel surcharges, and he will jump to declare that you agreed to do it 'for the value of the wood'.

    Philbert
     
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    he wouldn't like the price I would give him for it , but he can tell his friends what ever he likes.
     
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