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

  1. WmTreeCo.

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    Looks like groundie is still throwing logs over the shoulder......not enough plywood to get the giant-mini to the drop zone? Or maybe hes bored? Or training?
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    Lol. That dude is an animal.

    House is dug into the backside of a steep hill that doesn’t really dry out (and we had a lot of rain recently) just beyond the lift, so not worth even trying to bring anything up there (think swamp). I might bring my tractor to winch a few logs down to grappling range. But is easiest just to make piles and then grab them and chip later. These are small piles but we had some huge ones going. 60” boss grapple picks entire pile up without leaving a stick and gently places on chipper tailgate, then feeds. All whilst chatting on the bluetooth from my climate controlled enclosed cab. The whole thing is a rather European, tea sipping type affair really (think Tree Service of the Future). Lol.
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    let my trainee get her first climb in today approx. 65' up 3 funny looking trees owned by a private individual but they needed an inspection and we are the only ones around that climb and have the proper gear for it.

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    I witness a knickleheaded greenhorn ram our cherry picker through a brand new 3068 nine light man door
     
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    Tractor worked sweet to winch things into reach of grapple. Its not everyday I use both machines, but when I do it’s pretty slick. This is just brush, but we had 35’ logs coming off the plywood road and into chipper. Was actually fun. :)

    I’m starting to get used to mid morning starts (by the time everything is set up and what not) and then just annihilating everything in sight.
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    Dead ash removal. Left the wood but I forgot how the dust makes me gag.
     
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    Anybody looking for a real sharp ground doggie there is one available out here in Cinci.... KIMG0518.JPG
     
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    My chipper would love to chomp on that load. Where is the old tractor and slip scoop?
     
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    Is he still employed by you? Lol

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    No he is long gone. In the summer I had been telling him not to shoot so high with the Wraptor anchor line. He did not listen and I was in front yard and went in back when he started up on it. I got to the tree and heard what sounded like a loud gun shot. We both knew what that was and he gunned the Wraptor. I would have rappelled were I him. The stem he was attached broke and he was free falling at about 65 feet. He tried to grab another limb with his arm pit but that tore out too. I thought I was looking at a dead man falling but at about 3 feet from the ground his climbing line snagged on something and he slowed to a stop. He was all scratched up...but alive.

    Think he probably schit his pants as he had to take the rest of the day off and called his girlfriend to pick him up. I finished that tree and the schit he broke and did the huge pin oak for dead wood next to it too. Cleaned em both up by myself. *****.

    I could tell stories about this guy for an hour but not worth the breath. Amazing he isn't dead tho.
     
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    Shorts? Two different colored socks? Send him packing.
     
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    Sad thing is if he had a cdl we would gladly hire him

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    I just started a new kid today. No experience with trees (yet) but class A CDL holder at 19 years old, which is pretty impressive. So far he seems like a good kid. Too soon to tell really though, obviously. Time will tell. I hope it doesn’t go the usual way. Lol
     
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    I just saw that post come in as I was typing mine. lol
     
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    God... he looks like one of those Bartlett wannabe arborist nerds. Lol

    That must be what they do when they’re not talking bs to people about how precious and irreplaceable their ratty assed trees are.:laugh:
     
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    Some hard core arboristing today.:)
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    Too bad that wild thing can't walk around on its rigs like a space movie it looks like it should be in :)
     
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    Having a recovery day after being in Pittsburg for five days. Learned a lot. Met a lot of good people.
     
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    Yeah, I have the lift and the terex. That pic was yesterday. We ran out of height with the bucket and had to grab the lift for the top and whatever else the bucket couldn’t reach (I ended up using it to bring the trunk down to flopping height too). It would’ve been a pita to climb even if we wanted too.. and it was cold as hell.

    What did you want to know about the bucket?
     

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