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Old 12-25-2017, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mccutter View Post
How about hiring a young lad experienced with a chain saw and YOU lift him with the forklift?
That might be the best way to get the job done and safest way as well.
prolly wouldn't cost you any more or very much more than the original plan.

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Old 12-25-2017, 04:15 AM
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How about hiring a young lad experienced with a chain saw and YOU lift him with the forklift?
Those that have a bit more than shit for brains have left home for an education and city jobs.

Those that have stayed, you don't want to have to rely on for anything.

If time allows I'll have the 'girly cousin' across the front pasture move the F/L around and pick up and move a few things around to get used to the workings. As of now she see's it as a formidable beast and way to timid to be useful.

Thinking on it and looking back at my inventory kept with the EIO data base, I do have a pole saw and two blades hanging on the wall in the pump shed. Forgot I had one really.

I know the blades are rusty so a slight cleanup and sharpening might just work for what I need.

I've been working on these trees for about 2 years now and am slowly picking them both apart for felling. 4 or 5 more big limbs and it's time to drop. Between work and weather, dry ground is a long shot on weekends.
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:10 PM
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I've used a 12 ga. Mossberg with 30" full choke, #4, 3" mag loads - up to about 20 feet, 1 shot = 1 limb, up to at least 4" diameter. Ain't purty, but for your purpose who cares??!?

NOT joking - quick, easy, no ladders or "monkey in a tree" necessary... Steve

(Just don't stand UNDER the limb or IN LINE with the power lines)
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