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

  1. AGoodSteward

    AGoodSteward Power Head

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    Removed a 4' spruce. Storm took 1 of the 3 crowns where it was about 18" thick.
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    and ground the stump out by lunch.
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  2. tree MDS

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    So how’d you make out with the tree?
     
  3. gorman

    gorman Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Tied in single line and just descended. My line is still up there with an Omni block. The wasps were swarming but I don’t think they knew I was the culprit just yet.
     
  4. tree MDS

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    I meant did you give it the cut, cut yet.

    I got hammered by yellowjackets the other week. Must’ve gotten stung 12 times. Bastards. I’ve never seen them so aggressive, they were still nailing me five minutes later and 50’ away!
     
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    These were European hornets apparently. Found this poor dead guy on the sidewalk.

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  6. tree MDS

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    Got rained out this afternoon working on a couple oaks. Sucked. Pita trees too. I just had them where I wanted them when the rain hit.
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  7. jzack605

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    Did one small removal, a bunch of shaping, crown raises and structure clearance for my cousins family. Mostly no clean up as they wanted to build a fort for their kids with the wood. Good times with their little guy following me around the whole time, he's pretty enamored with trees and everything I was doing so hopefully an arborist in the making. I underbid it (purposely for family) but it took longer than I anticipated. Was a good surprise when they handed me a check for more than I had quoted for them, and finishing a good bottle of scotch with the husband to end the day off.
     
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  8. STIHL the BEST

    STIHL the BEST Shiny new Member. Only dropped once...

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    Ish!
    I hate wasps.
    Especially up a tree.
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    STIHL the BEST
     
  9. epicklein22

    epicklein22 One tree at a time

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    Brought in a crane and Grace Tree’s spider lift for some pin oak removals this past Saturday. No good pics unfortunately. The job went pretty well though. That 30 tonner is impressive with it’s reach and capacity. We had to stand a few limbs up on the tree furthest away, but more so not to shock load it. Bringing in the lift gave us the extra productivity to get the job done in one day versus me climbing every one.

    The company with the crane has a CMC spider lift and they aren’t very happy with it. Warranty claims for electrical issues, Very sensitive to any load put on it, moves slower and packed full of safety features that really kill the range of motion. They used to rent Grace Tree’s lift before buying their own and while they didn’t flat out say the Omme is better, that’s the vibe I was getting.
     
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  10. tree MDS

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    I had my terex out on the street on this job, but only used it to go over the wires for a couple trees. This thing is just such a stress reducer with its reach and maneuverability for most things. Very happy with the Omme so far. It bad ass.
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  11. tree MDS

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    One of my helpers took this of that (18) spruce job a while back. :)
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  12. gorman

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    So I brought a 50 ton in from bay crane for the day and banged out that spruce tree. I only got stung twice. They followed the top right into the chipper. We did that job and took the crane around the corner and got this dead oak behind a house done too.

    That climber I hired burned me good on that day. He no showed and sent a text saying he got a better deal with another company. Kinda screwed us leaving me short handed on a day where I’m spending 2k on a crane.
    He wasn’t a good climber after all. Refused to learn, refused to use a throw line. On a couple occasions he want to spike a tree instead of setting a line from the ground. I was over paying but kinda needed an experienced worker. Oh well, **** him.
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  13. tree MDS

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    Nice work, man!

    That sucks about the climber. Such typical bs though!! Dirtbags.

    I’m still looking for another ground guy myself. I should actually be checking my Indeed emails as we speak. See what kind of forklift certified, BJ’s stock room workers are out there today. Lol :dumb2:
     
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  14. gorman

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    Lol. Every “resume” I look at has that stupid forklift cert too.
     
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    He'll call you again. They always do.
     
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  16. tree MDS

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    I find that even if I thought they were decent workers at the time, when the wheels come off and they’re finally gone, there’s that sense of relief like “thank god, I don’t have to deal with any of his bs anymore”. Then I realize all I’ve put up with to that point just to try and run a business. There’s definitely no going back.

    I’m sure they feel that way too, but **** em.
     
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  17. gorman

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    Yea, I know he will but he burned this bridge via scorched earth policy.

    Found out he owes money to other guys who paid him in advance and he no showed. I’m thinking he has a crack problem. Definitely not the needle or pills but there’s no other explanation.

    Good thing I never gave him the code to my building.
     
  18. tree MDS

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    They paid him in advance? Lol, who does that?:laugh:

    Sounds like these guys must’ve just fallen off the turnip truck.:laugh:
     
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  19. tree MDS

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    This country needs to buy a remote piece of land and start deporting all these losers there.

    Loser Island. Lol. Like a lesser form of prison. They could have their own little economy and everything.:laugh:
     
  20. gorman

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    Its called Staten Island
     
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