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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Don't forget "Rick", but he won't come help split or stack, so pretty much a useless unit of firewood measurement!
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    Wow, I don't remember it being snowy here then. I do remember in the late 90s when we got a huge storm on April 1st. I want to say it was at least a couple feet. I remember driving into work, driving around fallen trees on the road.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    This was Thursday here. Not the most snow we've ever had in April, but still feels a bit odd!
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    The last Ash I cut, it was 52" across on this log. I didn't count rings, but tree guy said it was maybe 100 years old. The ash was so dry that you light a split with a match I think & burned very hot, stove was 350-400 degrees occasionally. Made great burning wood, didn't think it had any...
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    Eat enough of it and you will look like a light Hippo, aka Hip-O-Lite
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    Would I be home before the street lights come on? Mama gonna tan my hide if I'm not back before they come on...
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    I am not a fan of marshmallows, but I do love fluff on rare occasions
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    You forgot putting bananas inside your fluffernutter sammich...
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    You want sacrilege? I have an even easier pancake recipe, buy a box of Krusteaz Buttermilk pancake mix, mix a bit thinner than they say, but use milk. Let stand 10-15 minutes, then cook in cast iron skillet with butter, then when you flip, spread butter on top, flip and butter that side too...
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    I see larger than housecat prints in the snow, I've seen a Fisher cat in a tree, but haven't seen an actual bobcat by the house. I saw one next town over at the crest of a hill just off roadside. Neighbor once said "a mountain lion is trying to eat my dog", but I'm pretty sure it was a bobcat...
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    Gordon, you closed down your pancake shack?
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    I do what I can!! Just don't mention a certain high elevation state out West, gets his porcupine quills all out of sorts! Good to see you back Hunt, place just isn't the same without ya!!
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    Who meeeeeee???
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    This year I am burning the last I have of a 100 year old Ash tree that was standing dead and felled summer of 2022. It was 50" or so across at the bottom, I posted it here when we cut it. The wood was dry then, and after it was split and stacked in the totes with my plastic bladder covers, it...
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    You're welcome, I'm always trying to keep things light! There is way too much negativity out there, usually for no reason other than to make the commenter feel better about themselves. One of the former members, he was just mentioned a couple pages ago, used to give everyone a gentle ribbing...
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    Wow, you get to hunt landowners? Around here we only get issued white tail doe & buck tags!!
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    Off Topic: 24 years ago I used to be up in your neck of the woods daily. Schenectady, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, Amsterdam, etc.
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    I'm all over the place with my (un)calibrated eyeball method. My neighbor has an old tape measure that broke so he saved the first 20-24" at the end and a piece of sidewalk chalk. I saw a guy on YouTube use a contraption called a "Mingo Marker" that puts a green dot every 16"...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I also like to do firewood when it's cold, was out on Sunday clearing some trails at a local park. Sorry, no tractor this time either. The 4 wheeler is faster, lighter, and with the log arch, I can move a decent size log. This was a fallen dead ash. It was about 20°F outside so we didn't...
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    That it is. Yes I typically stretch the definition of "tractors" & wood...
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    That depends on how tight I hold the steering wheel!! That back half always wants to swing to the side if the rears are up, then things get real puckery real fast!!
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    Easier said than done! I don't use the tractor much in winter, mostly afraid of it getting stuck, maybe if I had chains for it. I've thought about chains for the loader, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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    I use my small loader to move these totes and it will pick them up but it will also pick the rear wheels off the ground in a heartbeat, so sometimes its a full on "code brown" as she starts tipping forward. I also don't hinge the middle much as that throws off the center of gravity quickly, so...
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    I cut the access opening in my crates a little lower. I cut 3 horizontal bands and leave 2 plus the very bottom. I find this helps get to the wood pieces in the bottom rear of the tote easier. It doesn't seem to have affected the strength, however I wouldn't think of stacking them. I also...
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    You guys like the photos, so this is how I spent my day in storm prep. I have 5 totes full of ash leftover from last year, but I feel better knowing I have a crate prepped for next year. This red oak came down in a crazy summer storm in 2021. This is the 3rd log from the stump, took...
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    I tried to go to the one in Daytona Beach, FL and it took 20 minutes just to get into the parking lot!! We turned around and left, went to the one outside Florence, SC. on our return trip North. Best gas station I've ever been to, and the pulled pork sammich was amazing!
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    Sorry John, was running out the door & saw the email, wanted to pass it along in case someone was interested. Wasn't fully paying attention!
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    Haix has a $100 off sale on certain XR200 Air boots, ends tomorrow though, enter "AIRPOWER100" at checkout.
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    I have a makeshift 3pt fork system on my loader until I get the time to weld up a quick attach setup. I know that it is not easy to drive the forks under the very bottom of the totes plus it digs up the ground. His forks are too wide to fit in the available slots in the bottom of the totes...
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    Creative solution!!
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    No, they're not, just tossing in my 2 cents on Haix boots.
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    I have a pair of the lighter weight zip up boots from Haix. They are super lightweight, the zipper still works great and they're cool in summer. 1 downside is the soles telegraph the terrain at times. Overall decent, I got them on factory seconds deal & I couldn't find why they were rejected...
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    I want one, I'll add it to my Christmas list
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    Yes, I wouldn't expect anyone could get stung 17 times, & just shrug it off, I figured there be a few days to recoup. All good here enjoying the weather in the high 70's-low 80's, keeping busy. How about yourself?
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    Ouch... Glad she was ok after all that.
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    I knew a woman who worked in a restaurant, and they never did any maintenance, at least not correctly! So one day she decided to paint the restaurant kitchen ceiling instead of actually cleaning it. So she starts painting right over the grease and the grime, meanwhile her husband is cooking on...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    No tractor today, and no pictures, but I do have a story involving cutting wood. I was doing some volunteer work last night, clearing some walking trails in the woods with my small chainsaw. I took the 4 wheeler in as far as I could go, and when the trail got narrow I went on foot. I was...
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    Suggestions on 20” pro saw

    I have always owned Stihl, just what my dad bought, what I learned on and never had a reason to look elsewhere. I have a 029 that I bought about 1997 and it's still going. I cut 7-8 cords a year between my house and my neighbors. I bought a used proMS-391 a couple years ago, run a 25" bar on...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I think I need one of those!!
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    USA made bearings?

    Sure was an expensive box, with a Chinesium bearing inside!
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    USA made bearings?

    But to answer the OP's question, yes, there are bearings made in the USA, but you can't buy them. Schatz Bearing in Poughkeepsie, NY makes bearings in their facility, however they make the utmost quality bearings only for organizations like NASA! I live near there, I called them when I needed...
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    USA made bearings?

    Did you look on the bearing inside the SKF box? I bought these from NAPA. Read the box, then read what's stamped in the race, something doesn't match up, but I can't quite put my finger on it....
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I think you could've gotten right in on that jump rope, you missed your shot at the Logger Grand Championship!!
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    I'm not sure, but in my experience, curved handles were easier to hold onto when swinging. A little more ergonomic for your hands. Also as Gordon found out, I can't remember seeing a straight replacement handle anywhere, so they seem to be more readily available. I never felt like I could get...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    No matter what color you *try* to stain red oak, it will always have a reddish hue to it. White oak is like a blank canvas and can be stained any color you want, even black. Now since these are all shorts, I guess it's possible that they milled every part of the tree and got some funky dark...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I just pulled a bittersweet vine out of a cedar tree this past weekend. It had wrapped and twisted around itself the whole way up the tree, fairly amazing how thick it got so far this year! I put a choker chain on the middle (chest height) and pulled with the loader. Luckily most of it came...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm on solid ground, I just may not know what i'm talking about!
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    I am just getting into the dozer world. Bought mine last year, haven't played with it much yet. I have to charge up the battery and get back on it. Have lots of clay to push around. I don't have "rocks" as much as I have ROCK! My entire property seems to sit on ledge, and not shale, I mean...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Let me guess, those stump chairs are the best looking part of Colorado?
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    Cherry or cedar? You've mentioned both, not that I could help you either way, I'm just curious...
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    I think its a all or nothing type of thing, those of us that have them and have not had problems love them, then the rest who strongly dislike them for whatever reason. TO me, they were a huge upgrade over regular caps, and I have had no issues with them.
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    Next we'll hear about Jstpssng looking for the meteorite fragments in the northern Maine forest that crashed a couple days ago. Some Maine museum is offering $25,000 for a sizeable chunk. and he'll still have no wood in the shed! OK, I'm kidding, but it always seems that something comes up...
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    Cuts down on the mosquitos in that area!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I also don't use someone elses fuel as there is no way to know what you're using. I don't take any chances.
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    Stihl had a 1 year warranty when you bought their new saws and trimmers etc. But will up it to 2 years if you also bought a 6 pack of their synthetic 2 stroke oil (grey bottles) at time of purchase. Not sure if they still do this, but for the extra couple bucks, it seemed like a good deal to...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I got a Stihl MS290 that had been run on straight gas and the damage was catastrophic. Ate the rings down to the piston, I mean they were gone. Metal bits and shavings everywhere, oh did I mention the giant hole in the side of the block? I yanked the engine and used the case in my older...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I saw a bunch on Friday in the neighbors field, made me want to check the spring season dates. I want to see what Hunt was raving about!
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    Learning how to drive with a trailer..

    My tips. Either borrow a trailer from a friend or Go rent a uhaul trailer, don't tell them it's your first time. They have insurance if you hit something! Go drive around an empty parking lot first just to see how it follows your truck. Try backing it into parking spaces, get a feel for how...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I bought a couple sets of these, game changer on the picking up rounds. So much easier since you don't have to bend down as far.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yes, I find all sorts of things to keep this busy all year long.
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    I guess if you factor in your time, then no, it's not cheap overall. However the equipment I use to move the wood, my splitter, my main saw, and the wood stove in total cost me say about $5000. I own the land so I'm paying taxes on the trees regardless. Burning wood allows me to only use say...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I never had a problem burning green ash, seemed to still burn clean. This year I've been burning that giant dead ash I posted a while ago, it was 52" across at the base. It catches on fire in a couple seconds and burns very hot. The small slivers and the thick bark worked great for kindling.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I thought you guys would enjoy seeing a different type of mill, I know I did. I liked the complex yet basic alignment setup and the rolling cart feed table and the outfeed tables. Nice efficient set up, yet not fully automatic.
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    Stumbled across this video today, thought it was fun to watch, however I skipped to about 4:30 when he actually starts sawing. I have zero patience for videos where they go on & on talking about what they're going to do in the video, all that can be said in 30 seconds, and then just do it!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Why yes it is!
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    I have an over-under, 20ga. on top, .22 on bottom. Inherited it from a family friend, never used it, like it more for uniqueness.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm sure a nice green branch or stick would work too, you know, since you're surrounded by trees and all.
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    I never had stink bugs until about 6-7 years ago, each summer there seems to be less of them, but the first couple years it was like a plague! Maybe the European hornets were eating them, and that's why there were less, who knows. I know the stink bugs annoy the dog and she bites at them in...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It's not that I think I'll keep them out, just don't want to close in the shed so much that they move right in because it's cozy. Most of my equipment is outside, some (like log splitter)get small covers over the engines etc. It would be nice to have a lean-to style shed to put some of the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I want to build a similar one but larger to fit equipment in. I think the struggle will be making it enough to keep the machinery protected, but not to o comfortable to house vermin! I like the sliding barn door idea!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We used to raise turkeys, so much better tasting than store bought, and cooked faster since they weren't pumped full of water and salt like Butterballs. I've never had wild turkey, a local guy said to either just cook the breasts or get a roaster bag and cook it in there. It's tougher than...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We have similar rules up here for feeding, both turkey and whitetail.
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    I'm up to 16 of them, I was fortunate to find a warehouse where I bought 8 in one shot. They had biodegradable face paint in them. They would buy these big totes full, then break it down into smaller containers to sell to big theaters for the actors makeup. I got a few that had mulch dye in...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If I had a mill to run my own lumber, I'd make racks...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yes, they stayed clean and unharmed. The truck did more damage unloading them! They are for a main girder in my garage, I don't want a column in the middle.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I cut out one side leaving the corners for strength. Ive been using them 3-4 years and no signs of being weakened. I don't stack them so this works for me. I then cut the plastic bladders for a "roof". I can't find a current pic, but I cut an opening that lines up with the cage opening and...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    So the title of the thread is "tractors & wood" but since it doesn't clarify, here is my "tractor & wood" pic from this weekend! They were too long to fit up driveway sideways, so I ratchet strapped the log arch to one end, then made a choker on this end, hooked it to the bucket and backed them...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    OK, I don't feel as bad now...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    When I read chains, my mind went to logging/skidding chains not saw chains, so I had no idea how they were fitting in a ziplock bag! Wow its been a long week!!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We lucked out, only -4 Friday night into Saturday. Not sure what the wind chill was down to, truthfully I didn't want to know! Car started begrudgingly at 8am Saturday, but I didn't try any equipment. Didn't fire up the stove until Friday evening when I got home from work, but it was a little...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Haven't heard from him in a while, but I'm sure Hunt is just sitting there, enjoying that South Carolina weather, listening to all of us!!
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    Digging 400' Trench for cable

    For mine they did pretty much exactly as Fixastuff and Backroad posted. They dug with trencher and buried the orange continuous conduit and wire all at once. They ran it up the pole and to the house on the other end, I just had to be there to discuss path. They had to do the conduit because...
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    Snow removal accident

    I feel bad for the guy, if he was helping a neighbor or just doing his own, it's unfortunate he was hurt. Skilled or not, if you have a machine, you're going to use it and it just takes 1 second of lapse in thought to get hurt. Yes maybe this made the national news because he's an actor. But...
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    Yes, not sure on the specifics, but yes, tubing with loops around the tree, all dumping into larger tubes to IBC totes. He pumps up into Totes on truck or trailer, then pumps into the holding tank for the cooker.
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    Duds, you're about 2 hours from me, I used to be up in your neck of the woods daily about 25 years ago driving through Albany, Saratoga, & Amsterdam. Nice area too. A guy around the corner from me has a small Syrup operation, tries to do 300-400 taps, but I think he usually ends up just shy...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My better half comes out and helps also, begrudgingly of course, but she helps because she knows how warm the house is with the stove running...
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    I have that same bumper for my 2N, but I have the brackets for the plow that hang down off the front axle, so I have to get longer bolts to go through that as well as the bumper. Handy tractor to keep around, starts right up after sitting all winter, I put non-ethanol fuel in it and disconnect...
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    Looking for info - 3 point log splitter

    Dont forget to account for the added heat of the fluid that the tractor now has to cool since it wasn't designed to cool fluid in a splitter setup. Get a prince pto pump and a separate hydraulic tank to cool the fluid, and run new lines between it all. this will extend the life of the tractor...
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    Submersible well pump went out, thoughts?

    My water just stopped one day, it was a combination of things, but it turned out the main reason was the wires were grinding against the inside of the well casing which was wearing them thin and that was causing the low flow and eventually loss of power. Got pump at HD My pump is down 380' and...
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    My neighbor burns about 6-7 a year, he lights stove in October and it runs until April non-stop. Most days its 90 in his house! He's got 14 cord in the Greenhouse shed, and probably another 3 outside stacked. He's friends with a tree guy who drops everything that's close by, saving the saw...
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    I remember when I was a kid, in the boy scouts, we used to participate in this thing called the Klondike Derby. It took place at a local Scout camp the week between Christmas & New Year, we slept out in tents under the roof of the shooting range. Concrete pad, simple gable roof above, 4' high...
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    really need your advice if you have ever had an insect infestation !!!

    There has to be other 4 bedroom places to live in town..
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I would trim the branches starting at the butt, a combination of walking on top and cutting below. If the top is that hung up, I doubt some branches at the butt are holding up much weight, especially if butt is on the ground. I'd go as far as I could safely reach for a cross cut at least to...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    All of these are gigantic to my battery saw, obviously not for bucking logs, but to keep on the tractor when you are trimming trails in the Spring, it's amazingly handy!!
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    It looks like the top one is saw only, & maybe the 2nd one come with a battery & charger? I only went by what little bit showed up in your post, I didn't follow the links. Just wanted you to be aware that could be different.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If I remember correctly, Hunt was fairly impressed with his, I don't think it was enough to convert to electric completely, but it did very well. I have a little one from Stihl, it's the best Father's Day gift ever (aside from my daughters of course!!) Super handy for anything that the 4"...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Can you take the rear doors off the trailer? They can stick out then to get those up to 16'
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    The trouble with these guys is, you never really know how bad the slit is inside and exactly when its gonna go when you're cutting it. Yes you can take precautions, but if the middle is mush, she'll wanna go sooner than you think, since there's less solid meat in there to hold it together. I...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I actually cut down 1 more course on the front, leaving only 2 horizontals, not 3, with zero structural loss. I'm not stacking mine as I use the plastic inner to make a "roof" over each one, instead of a shelter over all of them. It also gets me another 12"+/- of stacked wood on top, getting...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Load 4. It's poplar, but will work for my buddies firepit. & Yes, she's a handy machine. It needs lockers in the axles to be a true snow machine, but she does pretty good. Engine is a 4 cyl. Industrial Ford. I think it'll pick up about 1600lbs, as long as it's not turning. You try to...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If you can stretch the definition of tractor just a hair, then these fit here! Load 1 Then loads 2 & 3
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Then there's me, just a shlub cutting some firewood for heat.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm with you Skeans, I often wonder why some tree felling videos call for such a small face wedge. I typically go with 1/3 for a couple reasons, I can't tell you the last time I used a wedge to drop a tree, I've done it, just can't remember when. I also get a good idea of the condition of the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm always in awe of this tractor, just looks so capable.... Then I remember this is only the younger brother of a much larger machine!!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I have a dead ash that is in a corner where the main road line makes a 90 degree corner to feed the neighbors house. This tree is also in a line of trees, so I have only 1 direction I can drop it. The power company refused to touch it since it is more than 10 feet from the power lines. If I...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Here the SPF comes in so wet, most good builders want KD D-F,L, (Kiln dried Doug-Fir, Larch) Don't see much S-Dry, and if its stamped that way, it usually isn't dry by the time you get it, sits out too long.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I think around here, it's tulip poplar.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'm going to say not much, as this is a lot of photoshop editing, the mismatched alignment and the repetitive logs on the ground are dead giveaways. Now if the machine did actually exist and would do 3 logs at once, you would need quite the staff running a lot of machines to keep this beast fed!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yikes, sorry to hear that...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Can you remove those 3 point pins and slide a solid bar through the holes? Would that keep the splitter from being able to "curl" all the way & keep the cylinder from meeting up with the thumb?
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    As you wish!
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    I get a lot of that type thing with Bittersweet vines, wrapping themselves around themselves almost choking themselves out! Much smaller in size though, but looks similar but on a smaller scale.
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    Ratchet straps that actually last

    I typically buy the Harbor freight ones for about $7. Bright orange and yes they get left in the back of the truck and yes they get Rusty and faded and then I go buy a new shiny set for another $7. However for the items that I really want to secure, I bought a nice quality set from Lodi...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Overkill? Naah, I typically use a hand grenade to kill a mosquito...
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    Yellow Jacket Nests While Bush hogging, whats your plan?

    CRC Braklean available at any auto parts store. The red can, gives them instant cancer and they drop. Works better than most bee sprays. I had European hornets.... Had... Dropped them mid air.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Just thinking out loud... what if you set up some rollers under the mill, 2 at each end running parallel to the log that raise on a jack setup. Some of you use a jack to help center the log for taper, what if that had rollers like an outfeed table to a table saw like these but farther apart...
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    Being ripped off by dealers

    I bought bearings from Napa. They were special order and the box clearly says "Made in Japan" on the outside. Multiple places... I open the box and the bearing has "Made in China" engraved in the race. So Japanese boxes to transport Chinese bearings?
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If I remember right, didn't former member OldPath had a similar idea, except he has a mast sticking up from the middle of the splitter with a cable winch? He runs out the cable, hooks the log then drags it to the splitter, then with the remote he can lower the round as needed. The mast has a...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I have a few random logs, 2 hickory, 2 black walnut, a good bunch of white pine, some red oak, thought some of it might be worth something to a sawyer, but I can't get a single place to call me back, I even offered to deliver it to them... I guess I'll have to bring them down to Hunt!!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Its been so hot everywhere this summer, I thought I heard Hunt say "You know Colorado wasn't all bad".....
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    Never got into motorcycles, not enough wheels for me!!
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    About 7-8 years ago, maybe more I lost a lot of my cedars, some blew over, some went over in an early wet snow storm before the ground froze. And some started dying off, I'm guessing because the deciduous canopy got too tall and thick, and they lost enough sunlight. Here I find more ants in...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I'll throw some 18" cedar logs on top of the oaks before I head down!!
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    Yes of course. I can go to NAPA 5 miles away and get those 90 degree elbows you had for $16. And they will probably leak in 2-5 years. Or I can go 20 miles to CAT dealer and pay 3x as much but probably never change again.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Our local NAPA actually carries some hydraulic parts and can make up lines.
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    Some things just leave a lasting impression I guess...
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    I think you're making it up Hunt, that scenery looks beautiful!! Well, except for that silly giant truck in the way.....
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    I always wanted to get one for that purpose, thought it would work well.
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    Without getting into political preferences, just simply stating a fact. We are typically a Democratic state because the majority of the 7 or 8 million people in NYC who vote, vote Democratic. The rest of the state only has 11 million or so residents. So to be Republican, all the voters would...
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    Yeah around here not so much, I'd have to go even further upstate then yeah, I could go for 100+ miles easily. Our governor is also not exactly gun friendly, she falls into the "punish the law abiding & the criminals will just have to listen" category of idiocy...
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    Unfortunately it is a generalization we get a lot, I guess it's similar to how most people feel about California, it's not just Los Angeles... San Diego may have the best weather on the planet, and I hear Northern Ca is gorgeous. I'm not sure if Hunt will admit it, but there's probably a spot...
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    Who said anything about "stuck". Just because i prefer actual "dirt" under my feet, hardwood trees, and some white stuff for a few months of the year....
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    Do you have to get all lumber used in "residential" (habitable) building graded and signed off by an engineer like we do here? If a building inspector walks on a site he needs to see all the grade stamps on the lumber. If no stamp, then (s)he needs a letter from an engineer who is certified to...
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    I don't think that trailer is going to roll all that easy...
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    Nice car in the background!! I'm assuming the hood trunk & door are open to vent off all that awesomeness!!!
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    This Bank is KILLING Me….

    I recently drove by a guy mowing a situation very very similar to this... He had a push mower with the handle removed, and a rope tied to the back somehow. He was lowering it down the slope and pulling it back up. I didn't say it was a good idea, just something I saw, and me and the...
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    Aside from the spark plug quitting on me, absolutely fantastic. My neighbor has a big Husky, if I remember right its around a mid 500 series xp with a 24" bar, and it cuts very nice also. I've been very happy with the Stihl, no complaints. When, well I should say, "if" my ms029/290 ever...
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    Speaking of bad saws... How's that new echo treating you? :LOL:
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    I wonder how the view is under that bus??? ;)
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    My rule of thumb is, more than 3 steps, chain brake goes on...
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    I was cutting a couple weeks ago with my MS362, (I wonder where I got that from?) no such safety feature but I see how that may become more mainstream, like seatbelts in cars & the higher 3rd brake light, etc. I was cutting large (east coast large) 30"-52" ash tree and ran the saw out of...
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    I keep hearing you hate that place, but yet you keep bringing it up!! :p
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    I do not have a tractor skidding winch, but I do have some choker chains I made up for dragging logs. I bought a bucket of 5/16" chain online for $2.50/foot, tractor was asking $6.50/foot. Yes what I bought was likely Chinese steel but I am not using it for overhead lifting and I highly doubt...
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    No tractor, but did feed the chainsaw quite a bit today. That's a 25" bar on the saw... Then split some fresh cut maple, and stacked in my totes. All done
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    That is why I phrased it as "if I need to", I should have expanded on my comment. I haven't yet because I haven't needed them to be non-slip yet.
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    I bought a set from Agri-Supply, and they have been wonderful. I've had them about 4-5 years and still look just as good. I've had close to 2000lbs on them (which is their weight rating) and they hold fine. I also use them as forks on the front of my loader and get them into all sorts of...
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    No tractors, but my neighbor got a delivery from a local tree guy. A giant dead ash tree via dump trucks and a log loader truck. He only agreed to take the wood because the tree guy said it was 3' just at the stump. As you can see, the tree guy needs a new tape measure!! We worked on it...
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    I mention those words in this house and the Mrs. will divorce me, not sleep on the couch, not stay at her mom's a few days, not trial separation, not counceling, just divorce!!!! LOL!!
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    It's only good on a turkey sandwich!
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    I thought they just made mayonnaise. :)
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    Interesting realization. I recently rode an old Honda 3 wheeler, late 80's vintage & I was reminded why they were done away with. I didn't have any incidents, but being so unstable over rocks and side slopes, made me glad they added the 4th wheel. Only 3 wheels makes the machine turn downhill...
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    Saved by a steering wheel

    Glad to hear tractor, & more importantly you are ok AndyMA.
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    It looks a bit tail heavy on the trailer at first with the tractor waaay back there, but then you look at all that wonderful black walnut and realize that the tractor is nothing in comparison!! Nice job helping the town out and nice "compensation" for helping!
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    LS or Kubota

    No GM killed Oldsmobile then Buick and bought Saab.... Explain that one.
  155. L

    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    At this point I think gas needs to cost less than a kidney for a full tank...
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    Just the snowball effect in the bathroom, one little thing turns into a huge pile of work at the end! I did my master bath renovation at the end of 2020 and knew it was going to be extensive. Ended up going down to studs there also, just one thing after another, but the Mrs. is happy now, she...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Hunt knows I'm only busting his stones, since OP isn't here to do it!! I think a little break in between tractors & wood once in a while is a good thing, keeps the group from getting stale. I wouldn't do it to anyone with a tractor question or any good tips to share. Just a light ribbing...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Guilty as charged.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Oh admit it already, you miss Colorado big time!! :p
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Just like the guberment loves our money.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That they did, but I would like to find a longer lasting solution.
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    I tried putting my 3pt implements on pallets, figuring that would be better for the equipment in general and installing onto the tractor. The pallets rotted away very quickly, not sure why exactly, other than they were set off to the side out of the way next to the woods line, and it's possible...
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    I'm with deezler ,I would rather use a IBC tote with the pallet built in, than try to keep that bag upright. Plus if the wood is wet at all, there is no way it will dry as good in the bag despite the ad saying "fabric provides optimal air flow"..
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    It's nice to know someone is checking up on you, I usually get contacted daily only about my extended car warranty... I'm sure this is more common for you guys in the Vermont/NH/Maine States, at least more so than us, but there is a Village down here that was visited by a moose, not once, but...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    When I worked for the state, I went up to Plattsburgh to help clear some broken hung up branches, they called them widowmakers because they would come down like spears right through tents and pop-up campers. I was the ground crew, cutting branches smaller and feeding the chipper. One day the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    So you're sayin' I need to bring twice as much oak down with me when I visit, that way we can slab up what I need for cabinets and countertops, and we split up the rest for your firewood... Running out of room on the trailer for that 4 wheeler you wanted!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yes, I am not showing those pics to my wife either, your Kitchen is gorgeous Hunt!
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    Nice shirt Hunt!!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    In my experience with storing firewood, I will ask, how long do you want it to keep it before burning? If you are 2-3 years ahead, then 8' log length sounds like the right way to go, but as someone else said, if you could throw down sacrificial logs the other direction so they are not in the...
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    Ethanol is great at removing water, and "they" say it burns cleaner, but the ethanol falls out of the mixture after a short time, I think its like 3-6 months, it also leaves behind a green powdery grit that clogs everything. So again the Gubment thinking they will save the planet by cutting...
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    I'm with Billrog, I think there is a chip of something stuck in a fuel passage and its just enough to upset the balance of air to fuel once you let in more air(choke off). I could be spark plug not burning hot enough anymore, but my money is on a carb clog. It's obviously not in the jets or...
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    Greetings and Salutations

    As the owner of a 1947ish ford 2N, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that they are not the best machine in the world. Now, before all those ol' Ford die-hards get their knickers in a wad, I didn't say it was a bad machine, I just said it wasn't the best. Now in 1947, I am sure that they...
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    He's thinking, I just don't want to go to work, it's just too perfect of a day, besides, it's an empty lake, no one will see, how would my boss ever figure it out that I went fishing instead!!! I was also wondering how you knew so much about the that Canoe from a photo!!!
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    Yes, that happens a lot around here too, we have villages that are in larger towns, but no one knows the names of the towns, only the city or village names. And the same as you have there, the names usually aren't consistent. I've also worked on projects where the house is within a certain...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If it would stop raining for a minute I would!
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    Not that it means anything, but I noticed your name, I live about an hour from the original Woodstock site, and about 45 minutes from the Village of Woodstock, NY
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    Finally got back to cleaning up the big hickory tree that fell across my access road. I broke out the MS362, it likes to eat hickory apparently! I don't expect to get any more snow, at least anything worth plowing, but I was using it to push the gravel back into the driveway from snowplowing...
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    Ford Industrial 172

    Silly question & I think someone on here would know the answer right away. I have a Ford Industrial engine 172 gas and I put a new radiator cap on it, but I think the temp/pressure is too high because there isn't any fluid in the overflow, despite the radiator being rather full of coolant and...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    This is what I do as well, except I tried the zip ties and found them to be more hassle than they are worth. I just set the plastic cover on once the wood gets close to the top, then stuff wood in through the opening so it's full like these photos. If it's real wet wood, I don't fill it quite...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Top right has comment count, the pages might be off if you look at 15 or whatever per page instead of 10
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    And this message makes 20K in this thread!!!
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    That would be fantastic if there was a processor available nearby to rent.... The nearest rental place is 45 mins away, lucky if they have any firewood equipment at all.
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    I do 90+% by myself, I do get the Mrs. out there on occasion to help stack in the crates, it just goes a lot faster. I built an outfeed table and she's happy to take the logs off of there, she has zero interest in touching the splitter.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    It's like your in my head!! I wanted to make a sloped table as well, but I don't always get straight logs. In fact most of what I go for now is the crooked or severe leaners that won't roll down so good to where I can cut them. But if you do end up putting something together, I'd love to see...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I had the same thing happen on my MS029, the muffler melted into the top of the bar oil tank, there was no re-figgering with that, the case was toast. Luckily, my boss' Son-in-Law put straight gas in his MS-290, & the entire saw was headed for the scrap heap. I jumped on that, & put my...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Let's see, you're about 750 miles away, at 17mpg, & 4.50/gal, that's about $400 in gas round trip, oh wait.. plus factoring the cost of one of my 4 wheelers you wanted, a couple bandsaw blades, some refreshments, some ammo to try out your shooting range, another drone so we can race....
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    We have Shag Bark hickory here, i have one that came down in a storm this past summer. There is a straight piece about 18' long and 20" dbh maybe. It's hard to tell as it's flat on the ground & I didn't measure from the stump. I figure I'll take the top for firewood and try to find a mill to...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I saw the railing with the fog behind it & thought.. How does this guy get to drive his tractor and wood crates over a public walkway bridge?
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    My indy rear does not do that at all, I towed a 1500 lb popup camper with mine and had very little sag, maybe an inch at most. Mine is also older and not the spongy ride of the newer machines. And yes, if space between trees isn't an issue, a Kubota or similar SxS would be preferred. I know I...
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    I'm going to disagree with you just a little on this one. Typically a pickups lowest point off the ground is the rear differential, since all stock trucks have a solid rear axle. The only way to increase this is to put on larger tires (unless you swap out to an aftermarket axle). So a stock...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Not a problem, just wanted to make sure you saw an answer to your inquiry. & no, I don't expect most of you to read all of this! I have never owned a side by side, they are typically just out of my price range, an not as common around here used. I am sure having an extra seat would be...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    That's an easy one, back to Colorado!!!! LOL:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Maybe they didn't forget, maybe they didn't live long enough to retrieve them, or no longer had hands after stealing them & getting caught. It's fun to theorize how things could have happened. I sense a new spinoff thread coming!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    This arborist needs to find someone else to sharpen that chain!! Watching him start that steep face cut was painful to me.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    And that will vary depending on what you are cutting. Softwoods, I like them a little lower, power through cedar and poplar. But for red oak, take them down too much and the saw pulls too hard and can bog down or chatter in your hands. Now a pro like Skeans will have his method fine tuned...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I have one like this, it works fine, but I feel the top hook has a bit too much play in the hinge, & it could be a tad sharper, each can be remedied, just haven't yet. I'm still on my original handle. I was also gifted a smaller one of similar design, but painted red with a integrated steel...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    One for firewood / plowing / utility etc One for the Misses to help out, only 2wd but good tires so she helps move a small trailer full of split logs & kindling etc. One just for fun, a lot faster, more agile, 4wd but no hitch One for the daughter, a little Honda 70 so she can zip around the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    If you can use the pre-cut piece hinge method as Helogabals suggested, you can pull from the side if you have a strong anchor point. You don't need to pull straight back towards the felling tree. The hope would be that the top of the tree falls between the grove of trees before it becomes...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I was curious how you were doing with your mill... Now I know the answer is "not at all"!
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Some areas of my woods are dense, so I end up with this situation at times, just no clear spot to drop the tree into. I am cutting out the weaker, broken, or otherwise damaged trees, so they get hung up in the larger, healthy trees. My hope is to only have to do this now, thin the lot to where...
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