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Re: 100 ft dead pine
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2021, 08:45:25 PM »
Tocotodd you are correct and i am still learning and still here , that is a good thing. On that one i should have dropped the service and did not ,won,t happen again.
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2021, 06:28:08 PM »
Had one this weekend a 2 year old dead pine 14 in at the base but at least 115 ft tall over an out building . my climber said he could do it but from another tree . I asked if things go wrong you are tied in to the tree that is not close ,that will hurt when you swing into it . he replied ,yes it will but i wont hit the ground. I have a fine crew and will not let them do something that i feel good about .we took the skid steer and grubbed out a path to put a rope in it and made it happen. The building would have cost me 5,000 but i will not put my guys in a position where they are danger or we will pull off. Do i have an ego ,yes but not for one of my crew .

i learned this weekend ,when you wait until it is dangerous you have to pay more.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2021, 06:51:20 PM »
another one yesterday 80 footer ,way dead with a rope in it . i had already put a notch in it and bumped it with the skid steer . the top stuck in the ground right next to me . just keeping looking up is what i learned . I had my hard hat on because of the tree but you just never know.You guys doing this every day ,don't trust a dead one.

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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2021, 08:35:40 PM »
 

 

 About a year ago I got smacked in the nose with a limb from a dead pine.  It was much smaller than what you are dealing with but I realized I had no future in modeling that day.  My nose did not really need to be broken again but stupid people win stupid prizes.  

Al, I'm glad that you are okay.  Be careful and say hello to Vic for me.
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2021, 09:47:47 PM »
Ouch. That's not Magicman toe territory, but it still isn't pretty😬
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2021, 09:49:18 PM »
I've also noticed that my generously sized nose attracts a lot of hits, it's been broken several times.
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2021, 03:27:29 PM »
Caveman you are correct i should have been looking up. 
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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2021, 04:28:13 PM »
I don't think anyone should be any were near a dead tree when the pulling starts, it is bound to shed something on the way down. It is risky enough just cutting let alone pulling or falling on it's own.

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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2021, 05:03:46 PM »
hilltop you are correct and i will agree . i know better . just got in a hurry for no reason . This one tuned me up. i have had much worse but i was prepared . this one was an easy tree and i dropped my guard . it will not happen again.
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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2021, 08:17:06 PM »
Everyone gets a reminder once in a while, if your lucky you live to tell the tale, play safe!

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« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2021, 11:12:04 AM »
Finished a good job this weekend .Started 3 weeks ago and had to wait until it dried up to come back. There were 3 120 footers near and one over part of the house . For 3 weeks i have been thinking about those 3. Thankfully they were not dead and could drop them in the yard after trimming and missing the septic tank. It,s done with no mistakes ,i can sleep better now. 

December will be 13 years and not had to make an insurance claim ,i hope it last.
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« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2021, 06:27:31 PM »
Normally don,t work on Sunday but today i had to put three down and 3 more easy trees behind us . why we worked was to get those three big ones off my mind and it is now ,i can sleep well.

I brought my weekend climber in to help out . On 2 he was at 60 ft with a 550 i with a 36 in bar.that is a big saw to run out of a bucket . He climbs and runs the bucket . We could not just drop them because of power lines. 

I run the bucket during the week but save the difficult jobs for him . it is so nice to have good help . Not always i did one this week that was a challenge but we did it without wrecking a new shelter. Not an easy job but it worked and it keeps me thinking . i have to think to keep going.
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2021, 02:15:27 PM »
A former coworker got cocky and was spiked by a widowmaker, he is in a wheelchair. Stay safe, I would rather talk to you than about you.
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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2021, 04:21:19 PM »
Thanks Sawguy . at my age i am not cocky and all about my crew being safe. 
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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2021, 07:37:01 PM »
Hey slider, good to hear that all is well down your way.
A long bar on a MS550 and 60 feet up, now that is BIG tree country! Well done on another arborist season. 👍
Weíve now got six inches of snow thatíll be with us until April. The tree service is shut down for the year, but Iím going out to shovel the snow offa the LT40. 
Iíll mill a bit more until the temps get down to the painful part of the thermometer. 😩
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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2021, 05:46:10 PM »
Andries we don,t have much snow here in georgia but it has been one wet year. We have been having to pick our jobs that were on somewhat high ground. I am going back to the last job that we did and hope my ms 251 is there . I have 2 but one did not make it home. we take 5 or 6 saws when we work i guess i lost count.

Hope to see you and your wife next year at Jakes if he can have the project.
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