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  1. Thanks. Yes, a few less wrinkles back then. We did that tree over 2 Saturday mornings, to give the ground crew at the Golf course time to clean up without burying all the brush with big logs. Huge tree, shame it spit up the way it did. They weren't interested in trying to save, so down she came. Too bad.
  2. RC0

    Madrone take down

    If you've never seen a madrone, they are a lot like Eucalyptus. Strong, hard wood. Over here often leaning and rotted at the base. Lots of sway for a climber. This was actually 2 leaners intertwined....one resting on the other.
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    An easy one

    It depends on how heavy the wood is. It can be hard to break the step cut the wider they are. The logs in the vid were 8-10ft or thereabouts. Which is ok, so long as theres no lean to them. Conifers ideally. If you go that big on anything with a slight lean theyll break and fall before you are ready. Try. 5 footer and get the feel if it.
  4. RC0

    An easy one

    I give that up to be honest, wasnt helping me at all. Feel much better working without breakfast.
  5. RC0

    An easy one

    Some boots I got over here. Made from ballistic nylon. Super light. Great boots. Dakota is the brand. I answered your second question to Matty F
  6. RC0

    An easy one

    10 slings at a time, leaving the highest, no 11 attached to stop the rope drifting out. 11 then becomes no1 of the next set. As Im re-setting Dave chips whats down.
  7. RC0

    An easy one

    A step cut Timon. And as the log starts to tip over, push hard to get the bottom off the stump to stop it rotating
  8. RC0

    An easy one

    Its the perfect saw for those limbs and situation. Quiet, compact, ergonomic, enough power for one-pass cutting....nothing wasted.
  9. RC0

    An easy one

    Me and Dave have had a few gruellers of late....so this was a nice job. Perfect weather, nobody bothering us throughout
  10. RC0

    Tight spot Take down

    I didn't take a break on that job mate. In fact, I didn't have breakfast that day either. Just a big dinner later, and a couple of cans
  11. RC0

    Tight spot Take down

    Thanks all. Ive had the battery saw probably 3 years now. Its good for anything less the the guidebar length....rubbish at anything more. Ive had lots of use from it, not issues or complaints. If it broke tomorrow Id get a new one.
  12. RC0

    Tight spot Take down

    Thanks Paddy. 18 is a little big for firewood, but acceptable in this case. Its a fair compromise if Im having to rip them while still up the tree.
  13. RC0

    Tight spot Take down

    Tricky Grand fir from this week. Day for 3.
  14. RC0

    Hazard Tree take downs

    We had quite a few trees make it down to the road, and some right across and down to the lake. But no cleanup on our part. Machines on standby just to scoop it to one side.
  15. RC0

    Hazard Tree take downs

    Its dangerous work because the state of the trees obviously....like dead, rotten, hollow, split, leaning etc. Often hard to read which way they're weighted because we're on a slope. Often hard to make your cuts into any sort of reliable hingwood that aligns with where you want to aim the tree. Sometimes they start to sink and trap your saw just trying to cut the face. Sometimes instead of tipping the tree, the wedges just start splitting the already knackered wood apart....not a good feeling. Barberchairs and widowmakers never far from your mind. Have to spend quite a bit of time cutting and prepping escape routes....and even then they still inadequate. A major worry too was the HV lines down on the road, and the risk of a tree cartwheeling down hill and right through them. Aside from the danger of electrocution of the construction workers down below, it wouldve put 2 towns out of electricity, and we would've been thrown off the job facing massive fines. So, a few heartstopping moments came and passed throughout.


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