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deadwoodgregg
06-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Looks totally safe.



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Protecting the shed with the bucket loader.

Power lines.....no worries.

Old-Time-Lifter
06-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Seems safe enough to me...

mslman71
06-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Might be time to spring for the climbing gear.

Fishman15
06-09-2014, 07:54 PM
So he carried the ladder up the ladder which was being held in place from the inside of a tractor bucket? They don't make enough beer to do this...

jamalfudge
06-09-2014, 07:58 PM
How would you suggest cutting it down, OP?

deadwoodgregg
06-09-2014, 11:38 PM
How would you suggest cutting it down, OP?I wonder what happened from this point onward. There is still a lot of tree left above him.

hmmmm16417
06-10-2014, 12:00 AM
So he carried the ladder up the ladder which was being held in place from the inside of a tractor bucket? They don't make enough beer to do this...that's why there is whiskey! when beer just won't cut it

Old-Time-Lifter
06-10-2014, 05:57 AM
So he carried the ladder up the ladder which was being held in place from the inside of a tractor bucket? They don't make enough beer to do this...

He carried the ladder up the ladder past high line wires... that takes talent my friend...

ajdahlheimer
06-10-2014, 06:54 AM
I wonder what happened from this point onward. There is still a lot of tree left above him.

I assume he was going to attempt to "top-it", brah. Which is the right tactic to do.....just nothing nothing like this. Holy shat.

beachguy498
06-10-2014, 06:55 AM
He carried the ladder up the ladder past high line wires... that takes talent my friend...

Beyond my testicular fortitude to even own a ladder as long as the shortest one up there. I have someone do all my tree work for me, just not worth the risk. I worked with a guy who was taking down a tree about 8 years ago on the weekend and he called in dead on Monday... no joke, dropped it right on his head.

Rob

ajdahlheimer
06-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Beyond my testicular fortitude to even own a ladder as long as the shortest one up there. I have someone do all my tree work for me, just not worth the risk. I worked with a guy who was taking down a tree about 8 years ago on the weekend and he called in dead on Monday... no joke, dropped it right on his head.

Rob

Yeah, I used to climb 'em and top e'm for extra $ when I was younger. Not anymore though. Too damn risky and I'm too stiff now.

My old neighbor's dad also was killed falling a tree.

rpark
06-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Hilarious. Wonder if he took out the wires or the garage or his ladder, when the tree top came down? Yes an after pic could be priceless

beachguy498
06-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Yeah, I used to climb 'em and top e'm for extra $ when I was younger. Not anymore though. Too damn risky and I'm too stiff now.
My old neighbor's dad also was killed falling a tree.

The guy I worked with ran our cafeteria, nice guy but in no shape to be screwing around taking a big tree down. It was his neighbor's tree and he was helping out. I have a tree service that is pretty reasonable, I need one taken down now but it can wait.

gixxer0.6g
06-10-2014, 07:39 AM
When being cheap goes a little too far.

paolo59
06-10-2014, 08:24 AM
When being cheap goes a little too far.


LOL This is where, although a bit pricey, a certified arborist might just be what the doctor ordered.

ajdahlheimer
06-10-2014, 08:27 AM
The guy I worked with ran our cafeteria, nice guy but in no shape to be screwing around taking a big tree down. It was his neighbor's tree and he was helping out. I have a tree service that is pretty reasonable, I need one taken down now but it can wait.

Same with this guy. Out of shape 50 year old guy who was helping out a neighbor by pulling a rope while the guy cut it down. It didn't help that the guy was an alchy likely 3 sheets to the wind at the time either.

Dave76
06-10-2014, 08:46 AM
So he carried the ladder up the ladder which was being held in place from the inside of a tractor bucket? They don't make enough beer to do this...


He carried the ladder up the ladder past high line wires... that takes talent my friend...
Pfft.... The guy's not stupid. I'm sure he tied a rope to the second ladder and pulled it up using the rope. Much safer that way.

daPhats
06-10-2014, 09:08 AM
How would you suggest cutting it down, OP?

Cut the limbs off one by one and lower them with a rope. Then with a crane for the trunk. We take out Garry Oaks and Fir trees in my area. The only way to get them down without hitting a house is to use a 100+ foot crane.

VoxExMachina
06-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Reminds me of this

http://assets.finda.co.nz/images/thumb/h/d/d/4pjhdd/602x381/first-choice-forklift-training-ltd.jpg