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  1. Uzi

    Uzi Super OPE Member

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    Had a blast with this thing the last couple days spanned 3 different properties and had cable and power lines running under it. Also an absolutely terrible drop zone because of those lines, landscaping, an air conditioning unit, dog kennel and rabbit hutch that all lived underneath it. My arms and shoulders are screaming at me from all the action with the 3120 today cutting off the base.

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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Nice work! And why did they drop it ? They usually drop those Silver maples here cause there rotten in the middle.
     
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    This one was solid in the middle but dropping a lot of branches up high the owners had one go through the garage and kitchen. Enough times that his home owners was threatening to drop him.
     
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    SWeet. Nice work.

    We did one like that about two years ago. Solid trunk to 14' and a triple maybe 70ft ttt. Good zone no problems. Hollow leaders. Two people got stung. 10,000+ honey bees in the one tube. I saved a piece from maybe 35 40 feet up. 2" maybe holding wood. I should have milled the trunk but the base was filled with metal. Ate five chains I think to get two foot chunk. Amazing it stood in the open next to a three and half story house.

    Edit: Your haulers a beast!
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Yup that would be enough for me. My mom has two in her yard that are about 60 years old and theres a few spots were birds have worked in to it. There days are probably numbered.
     
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    I hate running into bees I know we need them for pollination but they suck to deal with in a tree. I bombed a section out of this maple last year and the second it hit the ground an absolutely crazy amount of bees came pouring out. Don't know how I didn't get stung in the bucket. Id cut just below the hive and never saw any until after it hit. Killed the rest of the day waiting for a bee keeper to round them up and haul them out. IMG_2157.JPG
     
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    Uzi Super OPE Member

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    I'm guessing this one was in the 50-60 range it's amazing how fast they can get big when surrounded by underground sprinklers and constant fertilizer. What part of Kansas are you in? I'm about an hour north of norton.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Don't have a bucket. I was not in the tree when he cut loose a twenty foot bomber. We knew they were there just not how many. Stings were from running people on the ground like me. I run fast too these honey bees were pissed off for hours before going down. Waited four days for the bees guy to finish up. He estimated 13,500. He took for hives/boxes and found two queens. They were splitting for the spring overload in the hive. I'll dig up pics if I can find them and get one of the chunk saved. 22" with 2" holding sap wood. Ugly stem. It had a 12ft hollow section at 30-40 ft up.
     
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    Lightning Performance Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Two weeks ago I had yellow jackets below me for two hours in a black walnut trunk. They got pissed when they hit the ground and so did I. Hit them with Raid and that was that. Hate dem lil bastards!
     
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    Nice job on that tree.
     
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    I will Go out of my way to save bees they serve a purpose but I've never found a good purpose for hornets kill em all haha
     
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    I grabbed a pic of that hollow maple tree leader. I'll try to post it tonight.
     
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    That is a badasss picture, looks like a crew you don't want to mess with. Also, I love the equipment. Job well done.
     
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    Thanks man I’ve got a good crew couldn’t do it without them.
     
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    I found more of those maple tree pics and got one of the hollow section. When I get caught up ill post them here. I think my bust ed screen phone has those job pics.
     
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    Came across another giant Siberian elm this time and it was bigger than the maple 21 ft around at 4 ft up 81” across the longest part of the stump.
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    That's thee most awesome heavy wood hauler, ALL TIME! You win! That is effin awesome!
     
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    Is this the elm with the darker center? My buddy makes benches out of them with his chainsaw. They are beautiful.
    Save that wood
    @Uzi
     
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    czar800 Living a dream!

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    Great job! :campeon:
     
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