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13 hours ago, scotspine1 said:

How big is this tree? 

Not a bad idea. That tree is about 35ft tall, pretty sound. It forms part of a old hedge that has been left unmaintained that is now just a row of trees. I'd have no problem climbing the main stem of the conifer. Not sure if I'd want to be up there if I'd secured the split stem to it though.

 

I'll call the customer tomorrow and say it must be done with machinery. She's an old doll, half deaf. The shed is filled with junk she has hoarded over the years. As is every other space around her house. Trying to explain a MEWP to her should be fun. When we were there one of the neighbours came out, surprised to see us, said 'theres no way in the world she would ever pay anyone to work on her trees'.

 

Thanks for all the replies. It'd annoyed me not doing it but it seems that I called it right.

 

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15 hours ago, Will C said:

the best thing you can give to the competition is a bad customer.

Equally the best thing you can give to a bad customer is the competition!

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No biggy.
Me and my crew could have that done in a couple of hours.
MS200T yeah! - best saw ever!
What are the best jeans for tree work?
I’m thinking of giving new-skool a go, how do you tie a Blake’s hitch?
Why do you Limey pussies wear helmets? 
 
Well get ya saddle on then, you've got the job!
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This is all hypothetical, I’ve had a few drinks.

 

No access for machines and won’t pay for machines are two different things?

 

I totally understand you walking away from this job mate, I would have sprinted.

’Accept minimal damage to shed = have your pants down if a flake of sawdust touches it’.

 

Chancers mate, they live and breathe. Previous advice has been spot on.

 

You were right to walk, I wouldn’t look back.

 

BUT

 

Hypothetically this was for your best client.

Money no object and genuinely no machine access for crane, tracked MEWP etc.?

 

How would you do it?

 

That split is nasty. It could close or widen at any point.

It’s not 35’ either, look at the butt.

 

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I have done worse.

Now days I would want an hourly rate for job  like that.

You could strip it out roped into the stem behind,use that to rig from and "ping" pretensions sections back using a GCRS.

It's your skin and you were there not me,the client sounds like a twat.

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On 16/05/2020 at 19:36, Mark Bolam said:

No biggy.

( yr last job fucked up big time) 

Me and my crew could have that done in a couple of hours.

( yr two uninsured weed smoking mates) 

MS200T yeah! - best saw ever!

( that you bought stolen) 

What are the best jeans for tree work?

( ones yr mum bought you) 

I’m thinking of giving new-skool a go, how do you tie a Blake’s hitch?

( soon as you work out how to use a ladder you will find out ) 

Why do you Limey pussies wear helmets? 

( we have valuable brains in our heads...... Yrs???) 

 

On 16/05/2020 at 19:36, Mark Bolam said:

 

Had to post a rejoinder to this  ( If i may Mr Bolam)  k

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Finally got back to sort this today. Customer finally agreed to a MEWP. Narrow lane only allowed us a small (ish) one that couldn't reach the tip. Braced the split, winch holding the stem, bit of polesaw action from the MEWP until I was happy to go unto the stem, then chog it down. Sever bottom and lift, then lower the stem. No damage.

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1 hour ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Result, thanks for the update.

 

Lock those ratchet straps shut though.

I was just using the straps to stop any more splitting. Do you reckon I should have used them to close the gap?

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