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Offline rebocardo

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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2008, 01:08:52 PM »
> he can hang in that harness ALL DAY

Look at his legs, that is how he stays in the tree that long, he has a few muscles there  ;)

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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2008, 07:18:39 PM »
I guess what I am talking aobut is the HARNESS, cutting into your legs and such. No matter how well it fits you are still hanging all your weight on it all day, ouch.


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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2008, 08:26:27 PM »
 ;D  That's why they make good .$$$ ;)
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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2008, 09:17:48 PM »
Lewee,

 Yes, the risks are real, the talent is real, it is like watching a master musician, or any other skill that has been honed to an edge.

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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2008, 06:24:59 PM »
Chet took some trees down for me a few years ago. That was the first time I had seen someone  do it that was a trained professional. What an awesome site to watch. Dont consider it paying to have the trees taken down, consider it as paying to watch a professional show. Every move makes you want to stand up and applaud.
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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2008, 06:41:27 PM »
It's one thing to learn how to do the work and invest in the equipment required in order to preform the task on a regular basis and something else to just have one or two trees taken down.
You can always save money by offering to be the ground man and run the ropes .
Just have them drop it and walk away, you do the clean up.
Check with local utility foresters, some guys will be doing it as side work, they may or may not have insurance.
Get a couple of quotes just to see what they want.

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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2008, 10:29:21 PM »
I stumbled across a Spruce today that needs topping, if the weather holds on Friday I'll take it down and get a few pictures.

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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2008, 05:34:51 PM »
This is one way to take the top out of a spruce tree.
Used a single rope technique to safety in.




Took all the limbs off one side to load the top in the direction of the fall.

                       



Open face, back cut and one top on the ground.

Not a bad spot to spend the day,  :)


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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2008, 10:14:05 PM »
New boots? :D
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Re: Cutting tree from top down..??
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2008, 10:24:02 PM »
Summer slippers.  ;)

This is the other one I was chewing on, the river washed away the bank causing it to work the cable.
If it broke the lashing wire the cable would have to be delashed and relashed over the river.



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