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tree MDS

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I can’t really get into starting too much with turkey day coming up. I think I’m just gonna ambush the guys with full on firewood splitting/stacking (a tree guy with no firewood!!??) and equipment maintenance.

Been picking away at the maintenance thing, but the chipper needs it’s 500 hr oil change and new blades installed, etc. The big one also is the elevator bucket needs grease before winter sets in. Hopefully it’s warm enough later that the grease flows through those tubes. Hate that job.

We greased Spidey in the shop the other day. That was nice. Obviously the rotation had to be done outside, but everything else we could get indoors. That’s gonna do wonders for keeping on the maintenance schedule with that this winter. Love that thing.:):heart:
 
tree MDS

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Slip scoop, baby! (Just for you, Dave) Tractor really is a firewood beast, though. Loading a cord of wood in my old one ton is a breeze this way. Hard to even imagine the old way anymore (one stick at a time).
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jzack605

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Today was an interesting one. A cherry removed in a Brooklyn backyard, the only access was through the apartment. I wasn’t on the removal part but they had to drag the brush carefully through the apartment and to the curb side.

Me and one other guy went in to grind the stump a few days later. We had to rent a small (too small for the stump but the only option) walk behind grinder to get it down to grade. Our route with the machine was down a few steps, awkward turn, wheel through apartment, MAYBE 1/8” on either side of wheel going through door frames and had to remove the window and lift through window. The stump was full of rocks and a metal plate to keep things even more interesting. 1F127909-5032-434B-9B28-381FA26A2A11.jpeg
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Today was an interesting one. A cherry removed in a Brooklyn backyard, the only access was through the apartment. I wasn’t on the removal part but they had to drag the brush carefully through the apartment and to the curb side.

Me and one other guy went in to grind the stump a few days later. We had to rent a small (too small for the stump but the only option) walk behind grinder to get it down to grade. Our route with the machine was down a few steps, awkward turn, wheel through apartment, MAYBE 1/8” on either side of wheel going through door frames and had to remove the window and lift through window. The stump was full of rocks and a metal plate to keep things even more interesting. View attachment 776121
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I've wondered about jobs like this. we've done some where you have to go through a school but that's completely different...
Would it be better to to bring in one of those lil homeowner chippers and chip the small stuff in the back and only have to worry about wheeling a garbage can through the house vs dragging brush? Obviously the chipper would actually have to chip a branch bigger then 1/2" diamiter efficiently...

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jzack605

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I thought about that too, but there’s still the challenge of getting that piece of equipment in and if it’s worth adding the extra step of chipping where the tree stood and hauling that chipped debris through the apartment and into a truck.

dragging brush was probably the wrong term to use. the crew that did the removal walked the bigger pieces through and smaller stuff in landscape bins. From what I heard it worked out excellent.
 
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Getting ready to do a couple small pruning jobs with my rocksteady worker. His older brother (39 years old) refuses to work on Saturday because that his Pokémon day. Lol. The kids that see him in the parks must think he’s a pedo or something.
 
tree MDS

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My new kid reserves his Saturday’s for jiu jitsu. Lol. That would be all fine except he’s just a big, lazy, dumb, worthless pansy. Lol

A little more firewood today before the storm and then back to trees as soon as the dust clears.
 
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Got two huge “cords” of wood stacked in the shop just in time for the snow. Well, we split and loaded the last one in the storm, but it wasn’t bad. Me and non jui jitsu actual worker kicked ass (as usual).

I fixed my favorite old school bad ass 372 too. Was a good day.
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Griff93

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I had this guy follow me home. We already have one of these but having a spare is better, right? This crane barely fit on this trailer. It's been sitting for about 5 years and needed some work when it was parked. Hopefully after a few repairs we'll be able to put this one into service as well.

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Ben84

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Chipper found this treasure in an arborvitae trunk yesterday. The drum is mangled. Thank good the knife didn't make it through the chute or housing....
 

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