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Pete Mctree

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About Pete Mctree

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  • Birthday 01/06/1972

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  1. Pete Mctree

    Margaret Thatcher.

    Her introduction of neoliberal politics has destroyed our country. It has destroyed our primary manufacturing & dismantled and sold off everything else. Her legacy is not a positive one for the UK
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    How Bad?

    Probably still carry more chip than a transit legally
  3. Pete Mctree

    Hazard Tree take downs

    If I got that job all the logs would have to be stacked around the back of the house at the top of the garden. nice work Reg. Do you wear caulk boots on jobs like that to help with the terrain ?
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    Climber looming for work

    I wonder if he tells good yarns
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    arbtalkers arbtrucks

    Nice truck Reg. I am looking for a new truck at the moment & I am a bit jealous
  6. Pete Mctree

    Accompaniment to white and black pudding

    Skinny slices of sourdough, toasted & buttered with some full strength English mustard is awesome with black pudding
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    If you feel like that then you have probably been voting for the wrong party. Your going to tell me that Tony Blair was a real representation of the party next! And if you mean by IRA apologist (sourced from the Daily Fail no doubt)a dislike for any individual that entered into a dialogue that tried to end a war. Fair enough.
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    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    I use ratchet straps in exceptional circumstances and they do help (I have even used chain in some occasions). Usually on defective trees or those that I am going to pull hard and fast I.e. With a big forestry winch. It is not something I do on a run of the mill tree like the one in the original post. The cutting on the first video was a fail - he was not allowed to cut the tree up before it was pulled - they created that split by pre loading.
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    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    You represent probably 0.01% of Arb work then. The rest of us are on the clock & if you are professional and working at speed (or not) then safety is still the priority. Some of the most productive crews I have ever worked with have been the most switched on & safety orientated.
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    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    I don't understand the point you are trying to make - that you could safely cut that tree with a face cut? Anything but a face cut would be at the best be folly - you would remove all control over the cut piece - even if you avoided the barberschair then direction & the way is would depart the stump would be unpredictable & dangerous.
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    Facebook video. Graphic accident

    The coos bay & it's variants are fantastic tools to have in the box, but I am very sure that I would not use it in this scenario though. It, functions by gradually releasing the tension stored in the tree. However, it does not cleanly separate the tree from the stump and because the climber is relatively low down in the tree it could be dangerous. The tree could stay on the stump, hitting the ground tip first & then pushing the butt back towards the climber potentially striking them - not good. Whatever cut chosen when felling in this position, (dropping a long leader from low down in the tree,) then this factor must also be considered.
  12. Same, but was using double estelron
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    Arb chainsaw trousers questions

    The SIPS I have are cool enough & have both vents & tick guards. Not sure which ones they are as the range is quite big
  14. Pete Mctree

    Arb chainsaw trousers questions

    Flexibility & movement, hard wearing & breathability (leg vents a must). Colour not a big issue as long as it is not unpleasant. Tried on quite a few pairs over the years ( I only wear type a) & the top runners for me at the moment are SIPS then Pfanner. They fulfil my criteria & fit me well.


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