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Lifting Big Rounds into the Truck

Post in 'The Gear' started by WarmGuy, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. wkpoor

    wkpoor Minister of Fire

    Oct 30, 2008
    Amanda, OH
    Public Employee, I'm 49 and figure at least 15 more yrs cause I need health ins. and SS isn't available to suppliment my meager retirement till 59&1/2. Man I wish somebody had wised me up in my youth to go get a public sector job.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Northern IL
    If that is referring to me, you are oh so wrong. I am privately owned.
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  3. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

    Apr 8, 2008
    Near Williamsport, PA
    Don't need a public sector job to retire before 60. My uncle retired at 55 and I could have too if my 21+ year job wasn't wiped out by a merger. Still plan to do it when I'm 62 but 55 would have been nicer! Early planning for retirement and watching debt are the keys unless you are fortunate enough to earn 6 figures/yr but even then watching debt is key.

    Sorry to derail the thread....but I was actually thinking of this thread yesterday afternoon when I had 2 large rounds left of a big hickory tree. I was tired by then and the truck was about full anyways so I'll go back some other time with a helper or my slitting axe! Did think of maybe parking the truck downhill and rolling them into it.
  4. BrianK

    BrianK Guest

    Me too. My wife keeps the receipt on her left hand ;-)
  5. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

    Nov 18, 2011
    N. California
    How are you getting paid? Tree work? I have rolled 'em up a 8' 4x4. My truck has strong racks. I was thinking a ramp, and a winch would work well.
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  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yes I do tree work on the side......use the wood to heat my house and that saves a lot of money, too!

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