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Old 02-01-2013, 12:56 PM
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Thanks man for the insight. I have a buddy that climbs for a tree company, he has been teaching me the basics. Although I will be looking to hire him in the future when I get this tree company off the ground... Im looking to start small maybe just a chipper/dump truck, and I have a buddy who also rents cranes so I will get a good price there as well. Seems like you really know what your doing, I wish you were closer, I would throw you some jobs that i get asked to do that are over my head.
I started it with in April with a 2004 Vermeer bc1000xl chipper, Vermeer sc352 stump grinder and a 1991 gmc cabover dump. Bought all new climbing lines and rigging gear. I mean the equipment isn't cheap but the profit margin certainly makes up for it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:19 PM
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yes and seeing as i already have all the saws and top of the line climbing gear, and the fact that I'm half monkey there is no reason not get into this more seriously... What size chipper would you recommend to start? To be honest I would just rent the stump grinder/crane while starting to make sure things take off. And if you don't mind me asking how much does insurance run for a smaller tree op, annually.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:09 PM
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Good stuff. Lots of different types of work/jobs... Goof luck this year!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:08 PM
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Great looking setup! Best of lock this year!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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You've got some nice equipment! Keep it up!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:16 PM
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Very nice work and equipment! Keep up the good work!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:27 PM
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yes and seeing as i already have all the saws and top of the line climbing gear, and the fact that I'm half monkey there is no reason not get into this more seriously... What size chipper would you recommend to start? To be honest I would just rent the stump grinder/crane while starting to make sure things take off. And if you don't mind me asking how much does insurance run for a smaller tree op, annually.
Thanks guys I appreciate it.

As for the chipper mine is a 12"feed I wouldnt get anything smaller than that. I wish I had a dual roller feed on mine but this works just fine for me right now. The cummins motor in it is outstanding with no complaints. As for the stump grinder the sc352 has been nothing but a headache. I just sold it last week and am glad to have gotten out of while still keeping my shirt. Grinding is a nice niche market but you really have to market yourself well to the area around you to make money and be super efficient. But whatever you do stay away from any grinder with a diahatsu turbo diesel.
Cranes are nice, haven't worked with one yet but everyone seems to love doing work with them. But they come with a hefty price tag, usually they charge you by the 1\2 day to day to come out for a job from what i have been told. Any thing that requires crane work I turn away, its just more than i can handle right now. I'd rather turn down a job than put myself or company in a bad position.
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Pretty impressive for a full timer, and your part timing this!! Nice job man
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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Looks like you have an awesome company! Keep it up!
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:37 AM
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Nice work man. Is that a rock hound on the wheeled deere? How does it stack up against the harley rake ?
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