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

  1. gorman

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    The new guy is working out ok. He has a little bit of a too primitive style of climbing I’m not cool with but refuses to incorporate new stuff. He works the ground well though. Enough to ignore the extreme occasional racism.
    Know the guy for a long time. Never knew he harbored extreme views. I try to keep discussions away from these issues.

    Got a pinhole in one of the air tanks on the bucket and I can’t get a replacement. I have to find a tank of the same diameter with the right ports and have it cut and welded.
     
  2. tree MDS

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    The Omme isn’t racist. Just saying.:laugh:
     
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    That’s great that he works the ground and all, but from my experience those kind are rarely content in situations like that for very long (second fiddle, if you will). I’m betting as time goes on you’ll be hearing more and more racist and derogatory remarks.

    I don’t mean to be negative, and I hope it doesn’t turn out like that for you. I guess I’m just speaking from my own experiences is all. I swear I’ve hired that same guy!!
     
  4. mikewhite85

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    Took out a bunch of mid sized trees. It was hot!

    My back up whipper chipper over heated so I checked the fluids and changed the oil. Ran nice tonight. Tomorrow's another day. The woodchuck has been at the shop with a bad clutch for a month. Cant wait to get it back.
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    It was a beautiful day!,,:dancing:
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    Jeffers!!! :happybanana:
     
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    Yes it was.
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    Another company let me borrow their BMG broom to try it out. We were on a hillside and in very short cut grass. The kind that has little or no roots. Ripped up a bit but really not to bad for removing 6 decent sized dead ash. I like it
     
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    A buddy of mine had one and we had just got done doing a stone dead American elm that just got bombed. there was shrapnel everywhere I thought I was looking at a 2 hr rake job he pulled that bad boy out and it definitely impressed me! Wish we had one when we were doing a DED parkway contract several years ago that would have been nice.

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  9. tree MDS

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    This place has one of the softest, most plush, green lawns yet. Gotta be on a lot of chemicals. Not leaving any plywood down too long here, I know it’ll discolor. Nice the way the lift puts hardly any pressure on even wettest lawns with the plywood. Amazing the difference without that extra 20k lbs the bucket has over this thing.
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    Wasted half the day locating a fuel filter for the Giant before it totally died (was on the way Saturday). I guess that’s why it’s called preventative maintenance. I did just do the 250 hour oil change, I was supposed to do the fuel filter when I changed the break oil at 50 hours. Guess I missed that detail. But we picked it up and got the rest of the silver we started Saturday down and out, plus some wood from the last couple trees dumped along with. Not a bad day for a Monday.
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    Knocked down a storm damaged choke cherry after a bunch of aspens. Root flare was cool. Had to go back to the truck for a bigger saw. 20190916_184418.jpg
    Gotta call my wood turner. He'll love it. Too bad the inclusion is so deep.
     
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    nscoyote ArboristSite Operative

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    This is from Friday.

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    Bell brought on their own guys for the line clearence work.


    After they were done the town called me to finish removing the rest.

    This is what I got left after line clearence was done. IMG_20190912_123245.jpg
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    Me and my guys working away at it. Not glamorous or anything fancy.
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    And the site when me and my guys finished up.
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    Not alot of fancy climbing or rigging left after the line clearence company came in. Just alot of big wood and broken cutters.
     
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    nscoyote ArboristSite Operative

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    Fairly easy job today. Not too involved. Little Hawthorne tree client wanted it removed as they felt uncomfortable with the way it was moving the ground up/down when the wind blows. Having a walking path, house, and sidewalk/road in the fall zone the liability was greater then their comfort level allowed.

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    Not a big or complicated tree but a few breakables in the dropzone.

    Client (town) was doing the cleanup so my job was only to get it on the ground smoothly and without risk or damage to anything.

    Other then a slight snafu with my saw throwing a chain everything went smoothly.
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    Everything went off beautifully, stacked all the brush out of the way for the town to collect and went for lunch with my groundie for the day(daughter)
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    The love affair grows.:heart: Nice day too.:)There’s a chipper to the right in the (dirt) driveway on the third pic. Nice drop zone. Got a late start by the time we moved everything off the job we finished last night and got set up, but the Omme saved the day with this setup and it’s reach. We’re smoking through this job. Very pleased.
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    Hows the boom speed with the Omni?
     
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    Really happy with the boom speed actually, Treebilly. Like Phil said when I asked him about it before buying mine “it’s fine, it just is what it is. I don’t even think about it”. That’s how I feel now. It just is what it is. I don’t think it’s slow, it’s just different than a bucket. Tom (dbl612) said he thought it was fast, so that was encouraging coming from him.

    I know I really like the safety features, like when that big ass upper boom is way out and it slows the rotation down for me. That’s nice. Especially if you’re snaked in between a couple leaders, or close to a trunk, or whatever.

    I cut and tossed the entire canopy on these, then broke out the grcs and actually rigged it over to the second ash with a couple pulleys and the big x ring so the guy didn’t have to stand underneath it for rigging one of the trunks. Worked sweet, and then when the one was done it was already all set on the other tree ready to go. Worked sweet.
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    Pruned out a big ol Cottonwood this morning. 20190920_114744.jpg 20190920_114759.jpg 20190920_114708.jpg Then climbed a lil ash in the afternoon. Got rained on just when we were almost done raking.
     
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    So I got jammed up today. Laid out the plywood and brought the bucket in, rugged out the lower branches and went to get in the tree to finish it off climbing when the **** hit the fan.
    I rigged maybe 8 branches when I noticed hundred of giant wasps swarming around me. There was a nest in a cavity about 80 feet up. So I had to bail, call every crane company I know and set one up for tomorrow. I had a police detail for today too. This is going to be a hairy one. One pick, the whole top. [​IMG]
     
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    what could that whole top weigh? 3500# and the crane can set up close. no drama.
     
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    Crane has to be 50-55’ away due to wires and a septic system. I’m trying to book a 80 ton.
     
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