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Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2018, 11:44:28 AM »
What do you do with the ruler/square?

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Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2018, 02:01:48 PM »
What do you do with the ruler/square?
I use the T square for sighting in anchor points for  90 degree to lay guy ropes on heavily side leaning trees.
Plus for gun sighting the facecut to lay in tight quarters.
When you're in the business 5 days a week removing trees in residential and commerical properties  you need precision gun sighting. The sight marks  on the saw are not good enough
If I can't find a 90 degree to lay anchor point for guying, I make one like this.


 

 

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Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2018, 08:34:07 AM »
Interesting Willard

So you never have to cut and pull at the same time?
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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2018, 02:40:42 PM »
Interesting Willard

So you never have to cut and pull at the same time?
Like I said earlier if I have enough tension in the pull rope whether it's on the truck or ratchet puller on a back leaner I can just cut and the tree falls.
But if the back lean is too heavy I bore cut the back cut, leave a strap so the tree is not committed to fall.... for safety.
Then right before I go to the truck to pull it over I make a cut into the tree  deeper then the thickness of the backcut strap... about 6 to 10 inches below the strap.

When the truck pulls... the strap wood breaks free.
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Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2018, 02:50:24 PM »
I'd love to work with you for a couple weeks to learn some of your technique. If I were a kid, I'd offer to do it gratis, just for the learning experience. As it is, I'm too far away, too old, and too tied to my existing job to make the offer  :^/

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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2018, 10:32:07 PM »
I'd love to work with you for a couple weeks to learn some of your technique. If I were a kid, I'd offer to do it gratis, just for the learning experience. As it is, I'm too far away, too old, and too tied to my existing job to make the offer  :^/
Your'e only 49 that's not too old,  :laugh:
 
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2018, 05:41:32 AM »

Your'e only 49 that's not too old,  :laugh:
 
It's getting close to too old  :^D
I think tree work would be easier getting into while young. Get your mistakes out of the way while still resilient. Me particularly though, I have a blown out back. It works ok right up until it doesn't, and then I'm out for a week or so. That's fine for doing stuff on my own, but not as cool when someone else is depending on you. I'm lucky that I'm a big fish at my current job, and they pretty much have to work around it, but not too many people need a dummy that can't even do dummy's work sometimes  :^D
I'm looking for my exit from surveying, and tree work has been the closest thing I've been interested in in awhile. IT was on the table, but I don't think I could go to work in a box with bureaucracy every day. The boss is getting old, and I'm not really interested in surveying for anyone else. I don't need much money. Just a few bucks here and there til retirement kicks in. I've got my eye on a couple really small outfits that could possibly use occasional help. Just need to get my skills up, and have something to offer.

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Re: Rope Anchor to Vehichle for Tree Pulling
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2018, 06:10:08 AM »
lxskllr,
worst thing to for your back is a leather belt. Years ago I had a period with a recurring  pinched skyatic nerve in my lower back. I stopped wearing leather belts and started wearing stretchy elastic belts, wider the better.
Elastic suspenders on work pants do the same too.
I find the new stretchy denim  jean material alot easier on the back too.
Even the newer heavy canvas work pants and bib coveralls have good stretch now....makes a big difference when your working.

Good luck with your future endeavors.
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