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Author Topic: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?  (Read 3312 times)

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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2016, 01:23:26 am »
where u from double tree belgians? just curious as there arent many of us on this forum from NW ohio ;) just got home a while ago. took autocar from here and my 7 year old son for the first time. we all had a ball ;D. he already told me when we were at the show that he HAS to come back next year again. auto car was well behaved too :D

Rawson. About  half way between Findlay and Bluffton
My wife and I had a real good time. Got to meet members DR_Buck and Kitty. Real nice folks. Finally got me a Forestry Forum hat from them. Also picked up a bottle of Blue Creeper. I've heard great things about it so I figured it was time to try some out.
Already looking forward to next year's event.

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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2016, 01:37:45 am »
I wanted to keep the ball rolling and talk about what you guys thought of the show. I wanted to see the firewood shootout but I believe I missed the bigger models on Friday and instead saw the smaller class machines this morning at 10 AM. No big deal. Still very entertaining. And they still don't make 100% or even 75% "sellable" splits. I was impressed with a few vendors however. I thought Automated Biomass Systems had very competitively priced conveyors and a unique take on a tumbler "alternative". Both can be found on their website. We wanted to purchase their 32' conveyor with a few options on it which was priced close to $11k but someone beat us to it. After looking it over, I think it could be shopbuilt in a full weekend....We will see.....

I hate not seeing CRD at the show. I really like their machines and wanted to eyeball a new model just to see what they improved on. I also can't stand all the 2M Husky items for sale and a Stihl tent with 4 things in it. My head is too big for hats so that's 3 out of 4 Stihl options out of the question.....

The highlight was meeting OH Logger. We covered a chapter book worth of information in about 15 minutes time. I'm glad I am not the only one with a firewood sickness.... 

My brother, dad and I did 2 laps around the whole show and watched every machine in the firewood shootout. Very very cool stuff. Very big payments too.

I have a dozen or so pictures from the show to download off my phone onto the site. Mostly shiny new equipment. I took a lot of pictures on design of some of the firewood equipment too. I'm sure the manufacturers and vendors aren't too happy but I should have been an engineer for sure, not a weld inspector....

Toss out what you liked and didn't like about the show. I know it has one more day to go but report back!
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2016, 01:46:19 am »
**My good friend works for John Deere and we like CAT's so we poke the bear with some of the pictures.....


  

  

  

  

 
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2016, 01:59:21 am »
The first panoramic sorta stinks.
Was researching other kinetic splitters. Ours takes a handful of hardware to keep moving every 6 months or so....
Dream truck at the end (in black of course) but the graphics are AWESOME! 



  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2016, 08:16:54 am »
The skid steer picture.  :D
shamusturbo,looks like you will have to wait until the Maine show to see CRD.  ;D
But I noticed that about the show in Maine. When I first started,lots of stuff for the small guy. I was looking at OWB and that made my mind up at the show. Last time there was only 2 OWB there. Everything is getting big and bigger now. They have forgot about the middle size guy.
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2016, 08:25:25 am »
I thought it was a great show too but its all what youre into. I really enjoyed meetin the two  shamusturbo bros. great guys to talk to and they have the same firewood bug as I do. must be highly contagous :D. it was cloudy at first but around noon the sun broke through and it turned out o be a nice day. it looked like  the cord king operater (salesman) was struggling with his machine and was getting frustrated. hate to see that but that is real life too ;D. agreed on the sllable wood comin out of the machines. why don't they make sellable wood cause that's what we really want to see. most of them were producing real short boiler wood. kinda stinks.  oh and double tree Belgians I'm from Pandora. hi neighbor
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2016, 11:22:32 am »
Jeff, I hope you are feeling better and fully recovered.

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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2016, 12:11:30 pm »
Thank you, but not yet. The stone has passed but I took a physical beating. They found a few squirrely things doing the catscan I now have to deal with as well, so some appointments need to be made in the morning..
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2016, 07:14:02 pm »
I thought it was a great show too but its all what youre into. I really enjoyed meetin the two  shamusturbo bros. great guys to talk to and they have the same firewood bug as I do. must be highly contagous :D. it was cloudy at first but around noon the sun broke through and it turned out o be a nice day. it looked like  the cord king operater (salesman) was struggling with his machine and was getting frustrated. hate to see that but that is real life too ;D. agreed on the sllable wood comin out of the machines. why don't they make sellable wood cause that's what we really want to see. most of them were producing real short boiler wood. kinda stinks.  oh and double tree Belgians I'm from Pandora. hi neighbor

I'm familiar with where you're located now that you mentioned Pandora. I'll stop by some time when I'm in the neighborhood and introduce myself.  Small world I guess. This forum and all the members here are great. One big happy family.
Looking forward to meeting you

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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2016, 08:57:02 pm »
If I owned the company, and I sold a machine to someone in Ohio or for that matter anyone attending the show that already owned one, simply ask them to run it. They could put on a clinic, I'm sure. Some of the guys at the show have hundreds or even thousands of hours on some of these machines and know a lot of little tricks to making the most out of the pole because it is coming out of their pocket. Just my 2 cents.....

thecfarm -I can honestly say I have run all the CTL brands and there is nothing as nice, powerful, and as smooth as a CAT. So naturally, we but heads. Until he wants to borrow it....
They are definitely catering to the farmer/rancher/smaller sized landowner now more than ever. When the firewood processors started, they were all huge and they sort of worked backwards into most of the machines on display on Saturday. They are finally trying to fill a gap between a high end splitter and a processor that won't break the bank.
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2016, 09:19:17 pm »
shamusturbo,coming to Bangor,ME in May? The woods expo will there. ;D
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2016, 11:41:38 pm »
I thought it was a good show too, perfect weather, but was there on sunday for the first time ever...had only ever been there on Fridays in the past. A bit different when some vendors start getting antsy to just go home by mid-day.  Had no choice but to go on sunday this year as I bought one of the woodmizer mills ahead of time and had to pick it up and take it home with me!
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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2016, 08:41:55 pm »
I thought it was a good show too, perfect weather, but was there on sunday for the first time ever...had only ever been there on Fridays in the past. A bit different when some vendors start getting antsy to just go home by mid-day.  Had no choice but to go on sunday this year as I bought one of the woodmizer mills ahead of time and had to pick it up and take it home with me!


hey Scott; is that you?! did u get a mill? congrats if u did!
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 08:56:39 pm »
My wife and I went on Friday.  Got to talk with a guy from Ohio that is a Portage and Main dealer,  lives near Youngstown Ohio .   That made the trip worth while for us as our current OWB is 11 years old.  Also saw a Polar furnace although not as up close as I would have liked (was mounted on a trailer).
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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2016, 10:59:51 am »
Yep John...that was me...thanks for the congrats, it took a while.  So far I got it set up, sawed one tiny walnut log and built a log deck to stage logs, but then was out of town for 4 days.  I figure once I get through my pile of ugly "practice logs" I'll be on here all the time trolling for good advice.  Then it will be time to start dropping the nearly dead ash on the farm to finish the horse barn stalls.
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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2016, 08:08:02 pm »
sounds good. did u cut up them sassafras logs off that job I did last year? there were some nice ones there  ;) what size mill did u get?
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Re: 2016 Paul Bunyon Show in Ohio. Who's going ?
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2016, 01:39:31 pm »
just an lt15 25hp with powerfeed and trailer package.  Sorry late response...been busy haven't gotten on here lately.
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