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Bush that was you up there monkey man??

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On 9/9/2021 at 1:55 PM, Nwatson99 said:

Bush that was you up there monkey man??

 

NO Neil  ; I gave that crap up 30 years before those photos were taken . That is the Son of a close  Friend of mine , whom I used to help out on occasion waaay back in the day .  Derrick  bought nearly all of MY gear  including saws back then ,it's his Son Trevor who is very skilled at climbing and sawing .  FYI : 85 % of MY sawing involved felling trees ,limbing at ground level  occasionally marking timber ,so the sawyer could make field yield cuts . That's a term for sawing timber into usable log lengths . I did 90% of that type of work after Vietnam on #5 continents mostly  exotic hardwoods :thumb:

Up until  2014 I still occasionally climbed pruned toppled  or fell trees but a serious rotator cuff injury ENDED all of that stuff  for ME permanently :124:

2014 & 2016 I had both Rotaor cuffs done , MY right has #15 PEEK anchors  the worst MY surgeon had ever seen . I have the video disc of MY surgery and Dr. Cohen a shoulder elbow Knee specialist ,explained it was akin to sewing wet toilet tissue  and I CONCUR :ack: . The Dr. having   had done MANY sports figures was highly recommended  and ONLY after MY close Friend and also a physician , pulled a favor and got ME in within a couple of months  . That Man is in High DEMAND  12-16 months out is Normal wait :no: . Neil I should of had Both done #20-25 years sooner ,it wasn't muscle aches ,it was TORN everything . I had NO choice as I was unable to even lift MY arm,  I could ONLY move MY wrist . I also had to have an artificial tendon repair , along with Both biceps reattached it was UGLY :facepalm: 

 

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Dang brother sorry to read all of that. 

I have climbed some and was good at it but my experience is 95% from ground level with felling,  limbing, cleaning, and brush fires. :thumb:

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I have four Stihl saws in cases, in carts, on the farm, two light weight 18” bar saws, a power head with a chain saw and a 15’ trim saw attachment and a larger 30” bar heavy saw for larger diameter trees. I do not cut anything up off the ground any more. Trees are hard on old bones and bodies, if you fall or have one snap and whip back on you. I just drop the bigger trees now using logging notches or a 600’ anchor rope with a cross angle pulley then, cut them where they lay or use the tractor with the grapple to pick them up and stack them or cut them up, etc.

 

The Sthil holds up well to daily hard work, when you open the case it is ready to go. Not the lightest saw, but trustworthy as a daily on the ground, cutting saw which is what I need.

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