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Best Way to Take Down a Palm?

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its true mate,

 

although not like, cant move freeze, just real tight sore muscles, not nice atall, got to make sure its all out too, as small shards under your skins is not good either,

 

all in all, a delightful species!

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Thanks for all the advice above, I haven't tried the 'boring' cut idea, got one to bring down on Wednesday, so I'll give that a bash.

 

Hiabs and the like are a bit out of my league at the mo' just running 2 tippers (Canter & Dyna), a 190 Timberwolf and a 210 Bear Cat but I reckon if cut length-ways to a reasonable size, the chippers would handle it.

 

Thanks again.

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Thanks for all the advice above, I haven't tried the 'boring' cut idea, got one to bring down on Wednesday, so I'll give that a bash.

 

Hiabs and the like are a bit out of my league at the mo' just running 2 tippers (Canter & Dyna), a 190 Timberwolf and a 210 Bear Cat but I reckon if cut length-ways to a reasonable size, the chippers would handle it.

 

Thanks again.

 

Just had a look at your website, and it looks like you're doing pretty well to me.

 

By the way, having had a look at your gallery I was just wondering what all that blue stuff is where the clouds should be? Very odd.

 

Best of luck.

 

S

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Fell, sned, and winch into an f* off great chipper in a oner! Bloody nasty things, great habbitat for all sorts of wee beasties over here (perth) which invariably fall onto you when you're cutting! Cant offer much advice, just sympathy!

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How I fell them is 40-50% scarf.Then bore cut from the front through to the back,level with the bottom of scarf,bar width.Put in wedge and hammer in.Then backcut with the step being about a matchbox height above the wedge in the back.I find this keeps them from closing up on the bar.

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coolie,what about climbing/pruning them?

 

Spike 'em, they won't feel anything through the 'husks'. (see pic)

 

Make sure you don't nick any of the fronds you want to keep, even the smallest cut weakens and can kill a frond

 

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coolie,what about climbing/pruning them?

 

I have never climbed one,I have only pruned them using a polesaw from the ground or from an EWP.They are my least favourite palms to work on.

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