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PostSubject: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 pm

Yes a flying brush hog, with 9 cutting units stretching about 30 feet came to our place today to cut the trees along our power line. It's quite a sight to watch this thing work and I'll say quite a talented helicopter pilot to operate it. The power company told us to expect power outages, the first one a bit over 4 hours then regular power came back on, about a half hour latter power went off again and the familiar thump of a chopper was heard.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 pm

:not worthy:
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 4:11 am

One of these bud ? ...........

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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 6:46 am

That's the unit, the only other tree devouring equipment I ever saw that was as impressive was a tree shredder land based, that has a boom that places the shredder over the top of the tree and presto turns the entire tree into mulch in a matter of moments.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 8:17 am

Ohh, would be great to see that happening, don't think we have that in the UK yet though Sad
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 am

All I can say is WOW!! That would be great to watch in person.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 11:54 am

Dale it was and I'm darn glad I didn't have to pay for the service. I took a few pictures but the video is way more impressive. It's only been 3 years since they cleared the right of way with land based equipment, they did a good job but the area is on a steep hillside close to the wires and the upper sections of larger trees were a threat to the lines. It would have taken days of manual labor to even come close to what MD 500 did in a half hour or so.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 1:53 pm

I WOULD love to give my Ex wife a hair cut with that thing. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 19, 2018 7:57 pm

I've never saw that type of blade before.

Railroad has a good saw. Big blade on a long folding arm cuts so fast. Goes through a foot of wood in about 2 seconds. It was interesting to watch.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 20, 2018 2:48 pm



That is impressive. The power company here had problems with little old ladies climbing in trees to keep them from trimming "their" trees. Bet that would get them moving along with a lot of other squirrels.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 pm

Old ladies would be the first ones calling when a storm knocked out their power though. Mad Mad
Tree rats duck and run just a game for them.
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PostSubject: Re: No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog   No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 21, 2018 12:33 am

Hi Yo wrote:


  That is impressive.                                                                                                                                                                                               The power company here had problems with little old ladies climbing in trees to keep them from trimming "their" trees. Bet that would get them moving along with a lot of other squirrels.

In my younger days I much preferred the au natural look, and also had problems with a couple of ladies that liked to trim "their" bushes!  Neutral
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