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I don't think I've ever had a job that had so few things to hit below me.

 

Nice to have  a MEWP.  I wonder about the economics of it. Conventional roped climb would have taken 2 hours for that side.  c/w Cost of MEWP hire?

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I think the whole point of the video is to make you think about efficiency up the tree. I don't agree with Daniel on many points, but it does make me think about how i could do that tree more efficiently and safely. Some of those big branches were too close to the boom for my liking, and it is one of my pet hates, dealing with a massive mess on the ground. That is not an efficient use of resources.

 

 

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thanks Steve.

 

I was able to chip the whole mess with the skid steer and one man on the grond in less than an hour. Plenty more raking to so after that, but all the big stuff was handled by the skid steer.. Chipper is a Bandit 1590xp with a 140 hp engine.

 

So a lot of this depends on what kind of chipper and material handling equipment you have.

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I would have liked to see a bit of consideration for the ground staff.

 

Nothing wrong with bombing it out, but I like to see a bit of action with the butts.  Butts towards chipper so flipping some of those pieces instead of landing basically where they fell...  anyone can do that.

 

Either through choice of cuts or flipping with your other hand.

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Yes- Definately go with the mechanised aspect instead of wasting your back on a job. How many hear boss say ' oh not enuff money on the job' but is happy to let you do the grunt work. K

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3 hours ago, slack ma girdle said:

I think the whole point of the video is to make you think about efficiency up the tree. I don't agree with Daniel on many points, but it does make me think about how i could do that tree more efficiently and safely. Some of those big branches were too close to the boom for my liking, and it is one of my pet hates, dealing with a massive mess on the ground. That is not an efficient use of resources.

 

 

Yes I got that. At one oint though he say it's all about getting stuff down as safely as possible, as quickly as possible. But you can't have both. Fair enough he admits to a few mistakes because he's rushing.

It's interesting to see how others work. I have my own set of tricks, like I chase cuts through then flip the butt away from the stem with the end of the bar just as it detaches, I deliberately tear branches off to get them to land butt-out, and I have got a 2-sink cut that I use which is along the lines of the multi-undercut trick in the video, you can get phenomenal swings with it. I do that cheat undercut too, but usually when darting things off, it works great but I usually end up planting the dart. I did one once that speared the ground so hard the groundy then had to fell the branch using a sink and backcut.

 

It's never about speed, though. I'm sure we've all done some pretty fast wrecking at the end of a day so as to get offsite for good that day, but speed day after day is an accident waiting to happen, and not having to wait long. And never the luxury of a big flat lawn below that is going to get dug up afterwards anyway. If only...

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