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gorman

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I’ve decided I’m most likely going to have to ante up for a kboom truck with a mech saw. I’m not going to be able to deal with bucket chucking and climbing many years from now. Told my wife the other night and she asked how much they cost....
 
mikewhite85

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Took out a couple pretty large Ash. Spent 2-3 hours cleaning up twigs! Even with the BMG rake.

Here's the bigger one being felled:

Had a pretty serious codom. When we notched it we realized it was still split all the way down. Ended up using the GRCS strap, a chain, and sling to guy it together. It was a little bit nerve wracking but it came down nice.
 

DSW

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I’ve decided I’m most likely going to have to ante up for a kboom truck with a mech saw. I’m not going to be able to deal with bucket chucking and climbing many years from now. Told my wife the other night and she asked how much they cost....

I know some 60 year old, beer bellied, farm boys who couldn't climb ten foot into a tree if their life depended on it, who are professional bucket chuckers and will be until they retire.
 
tree MDS

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I know some 60 year old, beer bellied, farm boys who couldn't climb ten foot into a tree if their life depended on it, who are professional bucket chuckers and will be until they retire.

Yes, but those beer bellied farm boys are probably tougher stock than gorman. He’s probably right in getting ahead of this thing.
 

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I'm buying a 33 foot van lift and chipping right into the back of it.

Topping and removing anything I can get to.




 
tree MDS

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Hey Paul...you think you can keep all that stuff rolling when the ash td's are all gone?

Tropical storm Isaias came through three and a half months or so ago now. That storm brought so much work the ash takedowns almost stopped for a few months dealing with that. All the trees with heavy canopies got hit hard. I don’t think one of those scarecrow looking ash went down. I saw maybe one during that time and that had a weak crotch and amazingly still had a full canopy (real bushy).

I’m hoping if things go the way I plan I can pay my bucket off next year (payed my farming tractor off this year finally). That’ll help a lot. Then payments will be back to what I’m used to currently.
 
Tigwelder83

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Some days you get an easy one... put this on the ground and put the saw back in the truck...
 

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Jakers

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Had a police detail today. Half day minimum but we only needed the kid, he was a kid, for about two hours. He was also half an hour late. Filled the new truck with straight dead white pine chips.
Oh the aroma!
You ever had problems with dead pine or spruce starting on fire in the chipper? My old clapped out woodchuck disk chipper lit up twice this year from dead spruce
 

hitoppa

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