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Have anyone in the uk cut a gob over 50%+ to drastically charge the weight of a tree? I know it won’t work with certain wood like ash and most hard woods the risk of barber chair is to high! But on soft wood? I’ve seen a few westcoast guys doing it to trees! I just wondered if anyone in the uk does it occasionally? 

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Yes, mostly in hardwoods. IMO, most barbers chairs are caused by too small a gob. I can't really see how a large gob would lead to BC ?

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Yes I do it working on our Devon banks all the time. As said  you get a bigger hinge and change the balance to aid it going the way you want. Only down side I have found is if its not very big there is not a lot of room for wedges but I am usually doing the bigger gob to avoid needing wedges in the first place. Also this is mainly on small trees

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I find it’s easier to knock over a standing stem/pole with a large gob, less smacking and faffing wedges about. Used it loads in arb. In thinnings work my favoured felling cut is just the back cut!

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It's my normal gob cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usually takes me around three goes to get it right though! 🤣

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Did it several times this afternoon (get your mind outta the gutter). Trees on a roadside wall, phone wire on roadside, fell into a field. Holly, elm. Big gob, two chaps pushing with a ladder, made the back cuts with a polesaw. Well sketchy, county style.

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1 minute ago, Haironyourchest said:

 two chaps pushing with a ladder, 

Brilliant!!🤣

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Have a watch of August Hunicke on Youtube- he successfully uses techniques that you won't learn on a course here...make you're own mind up on the methods. He uses physics to his advantage. 

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