Hello my name is Willard Holmen from the Boreal (Taiga) forest in Manitoba Canada.
Thank You for letting me join your informative forum.
My Grandfather’s farm named Florholmen on the Stjordalselva in Norge is still occupied by our relatives. My Grandfather immigrated to Canada in 1905.My Grandmother is from Moa near Andalsnes.
I have great interest in the pioneering of chainsaw training from Soren Ericcson from Sweden.
Also great interest in the development of the 572XP, X85 sawchain and of course the MS462CM.
I am 59 years old. I have been earning an income with a chainsaw since I was 16 years old. First 20 years as a full time hand faller with Jonsereds, Stihl and Husqvarna saws.
I am an arborist now and own and operate a tree service solo with no employees to keep things simple.
My truck had a Turbo diesel Cummins with rear air suspension and my trailer has a 7 ton side dump hoist on a 8 cubic yard box.
The trailer also carries a Morbark chipper, Vermeer stump grinder and Muck Truck Max power wheelbarrow.