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Author Topic: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few questions  (Read 10253 times)

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Offline Kevin

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2003, 05:43:52 am »
When working a tree from above safety is actually being secured in two places just in case one should fail.
The synthetic rope that is used in rigging is rated at 9K lbs.+.
The safe working load on that rope is about 900 lbs.
Rope is the standard in tree removal.
Anyone who works under a tree without a hardhat is a hack, you won't learn from a hack you'll just become one.
For tree felling, Professional Timber Falling by Douglas Dent is a good read.

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2003, 10:20:36 am »
Yea, I saw that cottonwood picture. It is scary, looks like 40+ inches at the base and probably weighs at least 12 tons. I had a locust tree at my old house a few years ago while living in MA, about that size and it covered three houses including mine.

I sucked it up and paid $750 to a tree service to come and get it. They took an aerial crane 100 feet high, cut the crown and lifted it over the houses and dumped it complete into a chipper mounted on the back of the dump truck they had. I would hate to fall into that thing. The father and (3) son team had the whole tree down, cut up, and gone in about an hour. It was worth the money just for the show :-D

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2003, 07:28:01 am »
This what yer wantin to do with a chainsaw ???





 We use a 20" bar to cut 36+" pieces.
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2003, 03:43:38 pm »
I couldn't help but notice those tenners don't protect much of the ankle area eh?  ;D

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2003, 04:59:46 pm »
Ain't never seen dem knee lenght chaps niether, eh.
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2003, 05:25:14 pm »
I think that's the common dress code in that area because of the heat.
Even the tree guys work in shorts.
I know how bad it gets up here in the tree tops when it hits 80oF I can only imagine what they go through down that way.

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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2003, 05:57:50 am »
Yeah, we wear the same outfit for all occasions. Same outfit for diving, shopping, church, funerals, etc. If not, it's a lead-pipe cinch that yer a "tourista".  :D :D :D :D  Specially if ya got them "lily White" stems, stickin outta them short chaps.  :D :D :D :D
 In the dead of winter, we wear Corduroy Chaps and MAYBE even,  :o Socks :o   ;D ;D
 I sweat so bad, that leather boots will rot in 6 months. The climate is NOT conducive to good drying conditions. ::)
 There was only 1 chunk of log where I went down. We keep the area around the mill cleaned up really well, ALL the time. I HATE to step over stuff and stumble around in a work area. I regularly use a rake to knock down the sawdust pile, even.
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2003, 06:08:43 am »
Hey Dead; We know you're safe, we're just pulling your pontoon.  :D
Nobody could stay alive this long doing what you're doing without having at least one eye open.

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2003, 06:56:04 pm »

 I know DAT :D :D :D :D
That's anudder reason why I got these stinkin glasses. Tired of trying to figger out which side of the traffic to pass on??? ??? ;D ;D
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2003, 07:31:40 pm »
Hey deadheader,
If Kev & I wore dat outfit up here in da dead of winter, our lily white legs would be popcicle sticks.  :D
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2003, 07:34:16 pm »
Chet, when do you hang up the hooks for the season?

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2003, 07:52:39 pm »
Don't hang them up. Started in the business in '74 and have not been off since, we work all year long. Winters can be tough, but then again dar ain't no bugs. Actually I prefer working in winter, I'm not a real fan of working in heat.
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2003, 07:55:19 pm »
I wouldn't think there would be enough customer demand to keep you busy through the winter months.

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2003, 08:05:00 pm »
My sideline work slows way down in winter. But my day job subcontrating to the electric utilities is a 52 week a year job.
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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2003, 08:18:02 pm »
How's the competition in your area?
I think we have about three tree services here that advertise.

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2003, 08:37:26 pm »
A little line work ...


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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2003, 08:51:19 pm »
Yup, dats the differance 'tween you and me Kev  ;)  You can hang from dem communication lines, but dar ain't no way I am going to hang from or touch high voltage 'lectric wires.   :o
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2003, 09:00:29 pm »
I have Buckinghams Pro Series saddle which allows me to switch over to the bosun for that type of work.
Those flat sole boots I bought just for footlocking.

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Re: one man saw vs. two man saw and a few question
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2003, 09:22:56 pm »
Ski-use my ig-no-rance, but what da heck is footlocking?

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« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2003, 09:33:34 pm »
Footlocking is a method of asending up a rope using your feet to hold your position while you regrip to pull yurself further up.

It's kinda like doing one arm pull-ups with 50#  tied to yer ankles.  :'(
I am a true TREE HUGGER, if I didnt I would fall out!  chet the arborist