My brother calls me up last night, says bring the big saw (075 stihl) tomorrow, got a big tree to take down.
So off I went this morning, over to big brothers, Had breakfast (farm fresh eggs, buckwheat cakes, fresh smoked bacon and sausage, lots of coffee and fresh whole raw milk)
Get that out of the way and off we go to see a member of his church. Thats when I found out it was a willow tree I knew I should have asked. The trunk was only about 8 feet high, before it branched out in a gazillion different directions. But it was also about 5 feet in diameter. Stupid thing had branches on it where big enough that the big saw wouldn't have cut in one pass straight down through. Getting the branches lopped off was a pain, never knew just quite when they where going to fall. Then it took me almost an hour to whittle the butt off. wet, stinky and nasty.
I know one thing, after man handling that 075 all day I am definitely buying a Husky 372XP one way or another. That Stihl will where you out