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First day with a Lone Wolf 200t

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lone wolf

lone wolf

MS 200T King
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Prowling The Pine Barrens
I had one of my climbers cut a small limb over a pool and it speared a puncture in the liner. It's been 25 years ago but the repair cost more than the job grossed.

I guess I deserve it for sending him in a tree with an 09.

Sucks.
Couldn't cut it fast enough so it didn't fall the way you wanted?
 
Neckerson

Neckerson

Traveling Tree Tramp
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81
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30
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Navarre, Fl
I guess I deserve it for sending him in a tree with an 09.

Sucks.
You know what's really funny about that... We had a guy for a couple weeks a year or so ago, who formerly worked for a large company that starts with the letter before B, said he'd been climbing for 10 years. Our boss buys 193t's, you get one - you break it, you better fix it, or climb with a 170. So this new guy said he could climb, we take him on. Turned out he hadn't climbed a tree in years, he was a bucket kinda guy. Well, most of our workspaces aren't bucket truck friendly, so we climb. A lot. We pull up to a job, there's a pine removal. He sees a pine in the front yard, figures, hey, here's a pine, must be it! Well, no. The actual tree is in the back, leaning over the house, in a tight enough spot we also couldn't bring in a lift. Ask him if he brought his gear. Yep. Ok, here's the tree. He looks at the tree, then looks at us. Up to now, he hasn't admitted that he doesn't climb, so he puts on his spurs and an ancient belt, and goes on up. Slower than even me, and I ain't fast. We have to talk him through rigging everything. Anyways, this guy manages to pinch the bar on a brand new 193t, block goes the wrong way, smashes up the saw. The next day he shows up with an 009. We just kinda stared at him. Couple weeks later he had to let a ground guy climb a tree for him, he quit bringing climbing gear after the pine. He didn't last long.
 

Del_

Career arborist
Joined
Feb 18, 2002
Messages
26,141
Location
South of the Mason/Dixon.
Couldn't cut it fast enough so it didn't fall the way you wanted?
I didn't see the cut that did it.

Cutting fast would make the butt come down first before the tip could swing. So my guess is he cut fast. It was only about a 2 inch cut.

We used to get six Stihl 009's at a time for $175. ea. They we right from the warehouse in factory boxes. We got a break that way. Not a well made saw and we moved on after a few years to better models. Still for a bunch of rookies in the late 80's a worthwhile climbing saw.

This would have been about 1990.

We then went to Stihl 020's.

Then to my favorite, the MS 200T

I'm retired and solo these days and have 2 200T's for my own minimal amount of tree work I still do. Maybe a day per week....or even two days sometimes.

Removals are almost a thing of the past unless it is for an existing client. I don't give free estimates anymore to first callers.

I'm glad to see the good reputation you're earned with your 200T's!

Dan
 
tree MDS

tree MDS

Daddy
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May 8, 2007
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9,556
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CT
The idle seems a little low (stalls), but I'm guessing that's because the saw will loosen up as it breaks in? Not that I don't know how to turn it up, just thought I'd ask you first?
 
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