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Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by treevet, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. tree MDS

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    Yeah, spread them out in two parallel rows on somebody’s lawn and let the sun and air do it’s thing. Lol.
     
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    Hasn’t been full sun here for weeks
     
  3. tree MDS

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    Hasn’t been great here either. Some more inches of rain today. I’ve been putting off ordering a fresh couple stacks of plywood, think it’s time though.
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    They are adjustable, slack is taken up thru the tongue plate for the pintle.
    Jeff
     
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    pdqdl Old enough to know better.

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    While there may be some merit to the idea that the crossed chains will catch the tongue, but I am pretty sure that is not the reason. When the chains are crossed, there almost isn't any chance that you will go around a corner and rip off a safety chain because it is too short. The chains would have to be very short with widely mounted attachment points before it would bind up.

    When the chains are not crossed, you must make sure they are loose enough that it doesn't bind in a sharp corner.
     
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  6. tree MDS

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    Ah, Sunday,,,:heart: :)
    We kicked some tree ass today. These pics probably don’t do the hill justice, but you get some idea. There was another smaller maple I climbed and rigged down too, but this skanky oak was a miserable bastard.
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    I believe federal guidelines state that chains shall be crossed and also shall not be twisted. I could be wrong but don’t yell at me. I don’t make these rules or completely agree with them.

    Nice looking truck Jeff. Sorry they demoted you to a dodge.
     
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    I've been through Michigan state police commercial inspection a couple of times. Always cross the chains but also twisted. They never said anything about the twisting. Maybe they found so many other violations that they felt sorry for me. I have to twist them or they'd drag on the ground. Also tow it with multiple trucks with different chain attachment points so need different chain lengths.
     
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    I have one employee out with the flu and his brother came in this morning and started dry heaving. I sent him home and Lysol’d the cabs. I’m not flying solo so I’m calling subs.
     
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    Oil change time. This thing takes 11 gallons of oil.

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    240 cummins?
     
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    looks like a mid 70's TMS300.
     
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    pdqdl Old enough to know better.

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    That's not really so bad. My old semi truck took 13 gallons, and I am certain that it got a lot more miles & oil changes than a crane.

    Nice old rig, btw. It looks like you have two different sizes of wheels & tires. Why haven't you converted the front wheels yet? Expense, steering geometry, or something else?
     
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    Now we’re talking!!!:)
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    Did I see the new elevator on one side and ole stubs on the other? Must be nice
     
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    Yeah, two crews on one job. What better use for a Sunday? Hell, I’m two days ahead of the game already by the time Monday rolls around and it starts raining again. Lol.

    Never tried that before. Setup was a ***** and seemed to take forever, but once things got rolling it was pretty cool watching that job get its ass handed to it from both sides. The lady had major annoying potential too, so was nice just to get in and out before the bullshit even got started.
     
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    Yep. It's a TMS300. It's got an NHC250 in it. It's terribly slow on hills. Some of the 'mountains' around here it's 10mph by the time you get up them. It's a good crane though. In very good mechanical shape with a good chart. It's got a 104' main boom and a jib so it's got some serious reach. At some point I'll probably do a motor swap for an NTC350. It would be really nice to have a jake brake as well.

    I think it's just the picture scaling. The crane has 22.5's front and rear.
     
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    we had the same crane for several years. it will out chart a 50 today. we also swapped engines to a 350 with an RTO11608LL trans. the rt613 will not take the torque of the engine. we also had to upsize the radiator. had plenty of power and low end gears for creeping around the job site.
     
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    And the war rages on..
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    I’m beginning to reach the limit of what I can do with dead trees with this 60 footer. Need an elevator stat.

    Ordered 4 sena helmets for my workers yesterday so I don’t have to scream anymore. I now can talk coldly into the mic.


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