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#1 TAHOE ONLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 03:56 PM

I told my son back in Feb I needed to cut this tree down(mulberry with rotten center) or is was going to fall, I just got my new saw a few weeks ago. Had a quick storm roll through and down it came, gotta cut it tonight so we can go to work in the
morning. No windows broken in Tahoe thankfully, but I'm betting on some good scratches.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 03:59 PM

Can a mod turn pics, stupid "smart phones"
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Posted May 17, 2015 - 04:05 PM

I thought folks bought a 4x4 so they could climb over stuff like that.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 04:13 PM

I think I got them turned the right way.  Close call, I worry about that with just about every storm.  We have a lot of trees around our house.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Thankfully there are only 2 trees close to our house and they are both in good health. I do keep an eye on them. If the oak in the back yard comes down and falls on the house they will never find us again.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 04:25 PM

I have a large Elm out front that will fall before long. Been watching the lean in it!


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 04:43 PM

You need a 400 pound atv with a 5000 pound winch. They can move that, I see them doing that in the commercials
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Posted May 17, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Can a mod turn pics, stupid "smart phones"

That is exactly why I don't, won't, never will own one.  Not about so spend $90+ a month to have a darn phone that only does what it wants.  I get along real well with my little ole TracFone at $8 a month.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Can a mod turn pics, stupid "smart phones"

That's another reason I have a camera and a phone. One I call on, the other I take pics with!


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 05:46 PM

If you got enough scope ( length of rope ) I've taken some big trees with my cub 100 when I owned  it.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Put stuff OFF and it soon becomes ON your stuff, hee! Get that little saw out and start whacking!  The tree that is!  Scrap fire in few weeks after the leaves die off and you can break up small stuff. Big stuff have to stack for later times when dried.


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 07:17 PM

Well, after I ran and got gas, mixed a gallon, hand sharpened chains on both the Stihl 290 and Poulan 260, I got to work. Used Poulan to cut limbs, Stihl for bigger stuff. I need to tune it better, cuts out and shuts down when it gets hot. Need tl learn to sharpen chains better, not holding edge, dulls pretty quick. Used the Sears and Hauled brush to pit in field, left the trunk for another day.
Wife and I just got back from a relaxing weekend in Nashville, In. Then I gotta do this.
No damage to Tahoe other than a scratch down the upper plastic panel by back doors. I can always paint those.
I have 2 huge cotton woods too, if the ever fall toward house, they will tear some stuff up. Someday I will get them cut down.

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 07:21 PM

I just told my wife today to get quotes on getting a pine tree by the driveway cut down. Its leaning towards the garage/driveway.

Glad you had no major damage! I do enjoy a chance to use my chain saws...

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 07:25 PM

That sucks but I am glad it wasn't worse.  Nothing like hearing from the insurance company "was it a ficus tree?  You're only covered if it's a ficus tree".


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 07:39 PM

Hey, I was in Nashville yesterday. Took my parents to Big woods pizza and brewery. Got my growler filled. Love that place. Sounds like you got the right equipment. Start chopping the cottonwoods.

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