DR TreeChopper

Are there any other brands of tree choppers on the market? If so, anyone with any experiences with them?
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On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 03:31:34 -0800 (PST), Frank Thompson

holy crap! I was going to say something smart-assed like 'a hatchet works for me' -- but I thought I'd Google it first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF9uxexunYo

Now that might be the coolest real tool since the twitcher went mainstream.
The still pictures made me think it was a hydraulic-- then they showed it in action. My first thought was a little army of them mowing down rioting terrorists.
Why don't you want the DR? I'm guessing they are a little expensive- just to cover insurance costs.
OTOH- They look like a good little welding project for a creative guy.
Jim
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I am always suspicious of promo videos like that, where they dice, slice, and even peels onions without tears. If that gadget works as well as it portrays, then it's somereally awesome gadget. They were cutting down baby pines. Makes me wonder if the cutting blades get bogged down with sap after awhile, and ned to be cleaned with gasoline?
Maybe I meant to say "displays" instead of portrays?
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holy crap! I was going to say something smart-assed like 'a hatchet works for me' -- but I thought I'd Google it first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF9uxexunYo

Now that might be the coolest real tool since the twitcher went mainstream.
The still pictures made me think it was a hydraulic-- then they showed it in action. My first thought was a little army of them mowing down rioting terrorists.
Why don't you want the DR? I'm guessing they are a little expensive- just to cover insurance costs.
OTOH- They look like a good little welding project for a creative guy.
Jim
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I'm just looking at the options. DR products are usually a little overpriced.
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Do you know anyone who has actually used one? As cool as it looks, it seems to me to be a bit impractical. My long handled loppers will eat anything up to 2-3 inches with ease. I'll bet I could find a pair that ate 4" trees with a little hydraulic assist.
If not, I think I've seen a chainsaw on a pole that was made for shoving the saw under trees that you couldn't get close to. [how do Christmas Tree farms harvest?]
Jim
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Chainsaw on a pole. That gives me visions of accidents even gorier than the many I saw as a reporter. It sounds like it should be the title of a slasher flick. (-:
-- Bobby G.
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On Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:00:25 -0500, "Robert Green"

I have an electric one on a pole that I use overhead. [My neighbor's is a gas powered one- lighter, so it goes higher]
But the one I'm thinking of had wheels or a skid and you shoved it under a tree. Maybe I'm conflating a couple things because I can't picture how it would work.
Jim
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I can appreciate their use but considering the trouble I've had with a two-section rope-operated pruning saw, I'll pass and call the tree guy. I've seen stranger ways to cut high branches:
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A dolly operated chainsaw would seem to be a lot safer than one waving around over your head.
But now I see that the motor is separate from the cutting end, so my image of a very top-heavy marriage of standard chainsaw and a long stick was somewhat inaccurate <g>.
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That's probably why when I think of one on a pole, I think of mayhem multiplied. I've seen not-to-bright neighbors nearly kill themselves because they didn't know a thing about how to take down a large tree. Many times an accident will involve severing a femoral artery because of the way the saw is held and the victim bleeds out before help arrives. If I can't cut it with the Sawzall, it's time to call the tree monkey (that's what this 4'10" Canuck tree guy I use calls himself and it's accurate).
On TruTV I saw a bunch of people tie down a huge 20' section of a tree 2' across. They had secured it so that the ropes were tensioned to pull upwards to keep the blade from binding and when it was cut through, the huge cut portion began to swing around wildly. Those were some frightened looking riggers.
Here's one of the oddest items that included the term "pole saw."
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 Man accused of insurance fraud involving severed hand released on bond By R. DARREN PRICE - snipped-for-privacy@thestate.com
A Cayce man accused of cutting off a person's hand as part of an insurance scam was released from jail Thursday.
Gerald B. Hardin posted $100,000 bond and was released from Lexington County Detention Center after turning himself in earlier this month. Federal prosecutors say he and another person used a pole saw to cut off an acquaintance's hand to get a payout from four insurance policies in May 2008. He is charged with six crimes, including insurance fraud. The other two people involved were not named in the Hardin's federal indictment.
http://www.thestate.com/2012/02/25/2166153/man-accused-of-insurance-fraud.html
Imagine having your hand cut off for money and then getting stiffed?
-- Bobby G.
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On 11/30/2012 6:37 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzRh_WtyjPU

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On Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:27:06 -0700, chaniarts
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Hehe-- I'm thinking of something a little lower tech, but hey, if the checkbook can handle it, that would be a lot more fun.
Jim
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No, that is why I am asking here.
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On 11/29/2012 6:51 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:

Remember the movie "Soylent Green"? The rioters were handled by bucket loaders. ^_^
TDD
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Soylent green.... is.... pine trees!
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Remember the movie "Soylent Green"? The rioters were handled by bucket loaders. ^_^
TDD
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On 11/29/2012 6:51 AM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:

Looks like it would be rough on the ATV and the rider but it does look like it's effective. I wonder often the blades need changing/sharpening?
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On 11/29/2012 5:31 AM, Frank Thompson wrote:

Yep, I saw this one: ^_^
http://www.epicaviationservices.com /
TDD
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