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

  1. tree MDS

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    They’re pretty sweet for sure. After a year I’m still finding myself falling more and more in love with my truck.

    I need some of those helmets too. I’ve known I needed them for years now, just haven’t gotten around to it. I used a headset a few weeks back doing a little crane work, and we’ll, you know the rest. Definitely on the short list.
     
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    dbl612 ArboristSite Guru

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    be careful paul, you are closing in on 2016 with all this new equipment and radios and all! just kidding, you still know how to work.
     
  3. Griff93

    Griff93 ArboristSite Operative

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    Elevators are really nice. My buddy that I work with a lot bought an altec rear mount 75 ft on a freightliner 4x4 chassis. It's a really awesome truck. The reach works very well with our crane.

    Now instead of yelling directions at your guys, you get to yell at them for hitting the button.
     
  4. tree MDS

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    So the “Sena DIY” helmets treestuff sells for $220, is that the way to go?

    I don’t have a lot of time and patience to get all nerded out with this crap, just want it done.
     
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    I’m having shelter tree put the helmets and Senas together.
     
  6. tree MDS

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    What about the Tufftalk muffs with everything integrated? Sounds pricey, but maybe the way to go?
     
  7. tree MDS

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    Seems like it’d be easier, what with worker turnover and all - new guy, clip system into new hat. Next!!! Lol
     
  8. tree MDS

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    Tufftalk Lite?
     
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    I’m not sure about those. I’ve heard there’s been issues but I don’t deal with TreeStuff unless I have to.
     
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    But in other news I got my Akimbo preorder from wesspur done. Now comes the waiting.
     
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    What is an Akimbo? Is that like some new brand of elevator bucket? Stat, baby.:laugh:

    No, I like the looks of that Akimbo thing. I was looking at them some months back.

    I found the Tufftalk Lite muffs for $250 at your shelter tree’s website. I just know I hate those giant black and red peltor muffs, so that (and the price) is what drew me to those.
     
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    Rock Exotica is making it. For me that alone is a golden selling point.
     
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    Seem to be a cheaper and easier solution. They’ve been at the last two expos. We’re running senas but are considering these for the next round. They’re trying to figure out how to mount them to the protos for us
     
  14. tree MDS

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    So these guys showed up this afternoon right next door to where we were working the last two days. Bad ass crane, for sure. I was guessing it to be at least a 90 ton, but I don’t really know anything about cranes. Was definitely big. The climber wasn’t sure himself. I think he said it was still good for like 6500 lbs out like this. You can see the block and rope where we were working finishing up some smaller trees. lol. Guy told me I should probably get out of the way while he cut the top, “just in case”. Not that it tipped over or anything (the crane), but I was glad I got out of there. Yikes. Just goes to prove my point that almost any idiot can cut a tree down with a piece of equipment like that - and still look impressive (to the untrained eye anyway).
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    So the other company did a tree right next to the tree you were working on huh? Must have been a tight property line.
     
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    Yeah, there’s like three different property lines that meet right where those trees are. We were all trying to beat the snow. Of course I lost. Packed up and headed home in like blizzard conditions, half foot on the ground, accidents and traffic jams every which way. Had to abandon the IH chip truck and the Ram in a parking lot (headed out to hopefully get them this am). That bucket is an animal though,, 11,500 lb chipper on the back, thing just plowed through everything. Including at least one guys front lawn (a little). Lol.

    Gratuitous plywood pic just for you.:surprised3:
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    I dubbed those tractor lights my “slave driving lights”. Lol
     
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    I went to dump the chip truck and when I got back this rats nest was waiting. [​IMG]

    Have an MRI scheduled for Monday. Tore my rotator cuff and have to find out what’s in my near future.
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    Hi guys,
    I am reading all the posts but have not had time to post,
    so just a check in for some here that know me, :cool:
    So I have been on this job with just over 1,ooo tree removals and stump grind, more like 1,o2o, just saying,
    we started this job back in October and I would say we have removed about 89% of them,
    this is a massive job, massive euc's , pines, etc,, and an awesome chance for training,
    so, I don't post much but I am here all the time,,I am mostly beat and too tired to post,,
    I will get some pics,
    Jeff :cool:
     
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    Damn, man!! I’m sorry to hear this! I honestly hope everything works out for you! Could be the best possible time of year for something like this to happen anyway (maybe?).
     
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