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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by masculator, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. rogue60

    rogue60 ArboristSite Operative

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    Future is in good hands lol
    To think they learn this chit from the internet it's all real ya know...
     
  2. 2strokenut

    2strokenut One nut loose

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    the world getting more ****ed up.
     
  3. trains

    trains Firewood hack

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    Hey Derwoodi,
    Thinking of you and your wife as the 10th anniversary of the Black Friday fires approach. If you head up there, hope its a time of good memories of her brother, and the pain is somehow a bit less for you both.

    Respectfully

    T
     
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  4. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    trip to Darwin our 1st was perfect just 3 days but as the monsoon season not fully started we had clear weather was fuggin hot n humid but we had expected this

    B52 with heap of other mil planes
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    Hotel was great cheap easy our 1st airbnb run

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    dear wife hooked up a croc and later had one on the lunch plate
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    did heaps of other stuff Museums Fogg dam got to Adelaide river can recommend it
     
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  5. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    i saw some good croc bubbles along the cause way but freaked out wife wouldn't let me out of the car.. Fogg Dam near saves you the $$ trip to Kakadu

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    Humpty doo pub git here for feed,, thats a plate of Croc, Barra, Buffalo, Pork ribs and Beef $30 bucks my lamb roast was fuggin grouse.

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  6. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    Valentines day and i get to go fishing....

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    Caught nuthin big enuff but that not the point

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  7. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Derwoodii, do you guys use a big shot to get lines in trees? I use a shackle on a throw line and hurl it up, just change the size of a shackle depending on how high etc. But somedays I get it first throw and sometimes an easy one can take 20 attempts. Starting to piss me off and I wonder if a big shot is going to be any better, especially on the higher throws ?
     
  8. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    I use a length of sash cord and arbor throw bag and can get this up reasonably accurate 40 - 50 foot sure some days are better than others .. you can get Arb throw line cord in throw bag its lighter more accurate and allows throw of 60 plus feet but its not as strong as sash cord which i often use to pull out hanger and dead spars..

    I used big shots sure are great when needed but its not often i do


    https://treegear.com.au/collections/climbing/throwbags-throwline-accessories
     
  9. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Thanks. Am using 3mm dyneema because I gota roll cheap, but might try thinner stuff. What are the throw bags like if you miss a target and have to drag the bag back to rethrow? the shackles can catch sometimes and be an arse, but with 3mm dyneema they always come out before the line breaks. Even if i have to tie it to a car or the tractor and drag the phucker out. But if the throw bags don't get stuck I really should get one or two and it won't be such a risk stepping down to the thinner line either. They come in different weights. Which would you suggest?
     
  10. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    3mm dymeema perfect,,, throw bags are designed to pull back & pull cord down clean soft too not bust windows or your head ,,,, until the cord takes a wrap, snags a under bark, lands & hooks up 5th story window sill,,,(ask me how i know this),,,,, then ya stuffed..

    Always have a spare bag and different weights ,,,, a handy tool is 4+ meter pole of conduit with a hook on its end helps ya get that last bit down
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Thanks very much for that. Ha, yes, looks like shackle is stuck so you yank on it and it comes free and nearly takes ya head off :) Sometimes, when a throw goes awry, I stand back and wonder how the fark it got so tangled and over that but under that and round that. It's like a one in a million turn of events that seems to happen every 50. Like the one in a hundred year storm that is happening every two years.
    Good idea on the pole too.

    Thanks again.
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    While I'm on a roll, am looking at buying some 10t (say 20t breaking to give me some working load wriggle room) bull rope to pull trees over. Am needing about 60-100m to keep the tractor clear in those circumstances I can't get a block on anything to redirect. But in the case of emergencies I need to be able to 'cut the cord' rather than slingshot my tractor down a gully or over a road, etc.

    I'm leaning towards 12 strand dyneema for the performance and weight and ease of splicing, etc, but fark me that's expensive.

    Any suggestions, apart from learn to climb and block them down?
     
  13. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    scrounge about ask maybe fire dept, habour wharfs crane company places that use rope winches with old stuff out of service they have to chuck out,,, Dyeema be best as 60+m of wet rope weigh heaps hard to handle ..

    I found a rope manufacturer here that lets me buy for nuthin off cuts and seconds
     
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  14. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    spent the evening sucking bees out of a hive that had become a issue... so a chap and i used a vacuum hooked into bee box to suck them out,, all worked perfect till we discovered the car battery had gone flat :(



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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Anyone here in Queensland and interested in some beer money please? I'm chasing about 1000 seeds of Eucalyptus sphaerocarpa, commonly known as the Blackdown stringybark. Have read it's native to the Blackdown tablelands.

    Don't know if anyone there sells seeds, but happy to pay into the many hundreds if not and someone wants to write off a day to scrounge up the seeds from some good specimens?

    Justin idea but if nobody keen or can't find a seeds supplier will shelve it.
     

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