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Timbermcpherson

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  1. Timbermcpherson

    Arborists Job Vacancy

    Sure, when do you want to start?
  2. Timbermcpherson

    Courant tool hook

    And on the fourth day, God brought forth zip ties, and Lo! Never did a petzl caritool fall to his good earth to be lost for all time to the arborist who doth get right wankered about it.
  3. Timbermcpherson

    Arborists Job Vacancy

    There reputation is known in NZ to, I have had 2 guys work for me from the UK that had worked for them
  4. Timbermcpherson

    Arborists Job Vacancy

    jezz you boring robotic HR hack, here is how your write a want ad (yes it mine BTW) First rule, no wankers You know the deal, you should know your sh**, or at least have a good chunk of it and be prepared to learn. Assuming your a physically and mentally functioning adult (for a tree climber) Be great if you can drive. Best you live relatively near us in xxxxxxx, no point having to work more just to pay to get to work, you kill trees for a living, least we can do is drive a bit less but run over possums when we do. If your the type that sucks the life out of a room, a general screw up, need mothering or thinks other people will do all the work, you should have done better at school because we get sh** done, being a consultant is a different category. Everyone works hard, everyone gets along, we have great clients and we do a wide variety of work from camelias to big ass macs. We slay giants, save specimens, our work can be seen from google earth, and little kids think we are super heroes. We have fun. We have the usual tree toys you know and probably a few you dont. I like good kit. We find joy and coffee in what we do, we watch each others backs and nobody gets hurt, nothing gets broken. Now that bits damn important, nobody gets hurt, nothing gets broken. If you dont fit, you dont stay. Days can be to long with whiners and lifes to short and it can be a hell of a lot shorter for a dumbass in this job. Must love dogs, because only strange strange strange people dont. And you picked climbing trees for a living, your already stranger than your mum would have liked. Me? Im the older semi broken climber/business owner who will be your chainsaw carrying ghost of xmas future if you dont come up with a better plan than climbing until your to broken to climb anymore. But until then, lets do some treework, because it might be a insane career choice but its the freaking best job most days. Blah blah inspirational bs blah blah blah
  5. Timbermcpherson

    Gamechangers in the industry

    The GRCS, no more smoking ropes or shock loading, positive rigging made the job, smoother, faster and safer for climbers and ground crew alike.
  6. Timbermcpherson

    661 or 500i??

    There is a saw company called stihl Whose first run of new saws can be dismal With warranty denile They will cost you a pile Those build after are much harder to kill
  7. Timbermcpherson

    Addvise thoughts welcomed

    Grab it with 2 winch lines throwlined into the canopy , if its leaning at 12 oclock, winches should be about 7 and 5, give it a little pull to make sure its not rested on the other tree. climb it and bomb it down carefully to where winch lines are set. Set 2 more points lower, get out of tree and change winch to lower points, tighten them again and bomb down to those points. By then you can probably either climb it without the lines or winch and fell it.
  8. Timbermcpherson

    6 June 75 years ago

    In 1966, upon being told that Charles de Gaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S. troops must be evacuated from French soil, President Lyndon Johnson told Secretary of State Dean Rusk: 'Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!' So, at end of the meeting, Dean asked de Gaulle if his order to remove all U.S. troops from French soil also included the 60,000 plus soldiers buried in France from World War I and World War II. De Gaulle never answered.
  9. Timbermcpherson

    Stihl Photo Competition - Win a Model Stihl MS500i

    Come on, its Stihl, they were short of making 3.8 billion in revenue last year. They didnt make that kind of money giving good things away, heck sometimes selling good things can be beyond there reach! I was thinking what they stand for scum travellers illicit hot loot saws treeworkers ignorantly hold loyalty Saws that induce high loans suckers told its honestly labeled sweetly tuned it horrifies logs spends time in hell logging scamming teutonics imblaze homeowners lies echo Every chainsaw hastily operated Or husky Hopeless undertuned saw quits very abuptly requiring neverending accessments Has ugly starting qualities varying annoyance regularly neutering arborists handmade under swedish quirkyness values really need altering yeah its friday evening and the Gnt's are going down well on an empty stomach
  10. Timbermcpherson

    Vanguard 37hp efi

    Most diesels weigh quite a bit more than the petrol. The 35hp petrol is 59kgs and the diesel is 170kgs in the Kohlers. Thats and extra 100kgs + of tow weight that your trucks hauling about, day in, day out, adding to your truck fuel bill, brake wear, and trailers wear and tear. Its probably not a huge amount, but I doubt its often considered.
  11. Timbermcpherson

    Isuzu v Mitsubishi

    I was looking at new trucks a while back -35,000 pounds worth of tipping isuzu 4wd on the yard. Dealer was going on how it had all sorts of features including a rather impressive stereo with all those other add on mod cons. I asked if it had a limited slip diff (as my current 27 year old NPS 4wd tipper doesnt) and he said no Am I the only one that sees idiocy of a 4wd WORK truck not having LSD but an entertainment system? I can install bluetooth cheap if I think its needed, but it would be nice if they worked harder on the critical aspects of a work truck.
  12. Timbermcpherson

    Echo 2511 woes?

    I have got 2 years faultless use out of my first 2511 with the other newer one not giving any trouble so far, but I have been thinking about that muffler mod.....damn you all! I dont need the encouragement!
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    Post your stump grinding photos

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