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Offline Birchwood Logging

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So glad to be starting on a new job
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:22:35 pm »
Finished up a job today for the past week I have been doing reclamation work water baring the roads and sowen 500 pounds of grass seed I got all my equipment moved today before the snow hit. I will be glad to get back in some good wood making some money it's been rough this winter I will post some pics tomorrow
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 07:28:06 pm »
I hear you on starting a new job.  If everything holds together I'm moving up the road next week to new job with some pretty decent sawtimber.  We've been in too much pulp lately with too many costly repairs.
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 07:38:37 pm »
im just picking up the pace my self too. instead of a load a week i am nailing 1 and 1/2 loads of production a week.
i have survived the winter on about a $250 weekly income. and a few hundred extra on some firewood cut/split orders.
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 07:04:21 am »
Diesel fuel prices and break downs have been bad(got showered twice with diesel when fuel line broke  very scary trying to get back to the landing with engine smoking thought I was going to ignite)but the ground is froozen soild so that's real good.seems to be tuff to make ends meet know matter how hard we work but atleast there is work. No problem getting rid of low grade but hard to make a buck with just a cable skidder cutting that stufff. I have heard guys in Russia have had it bad. I sometimes know how they feel.good luck!
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 02:37:11 pm »
When a guys moving to a new job with better timber, you get a feeling inside that only a logger would know. I never got much sleep the night before i started, i made sure everything was ready to go about four times :D
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 04:53:31 pm »
 :D :D :D Lumberjack 48 hit the nail right on the head many nights I layed in bed playing over and over in my mind how I was going to lay the job out and which tree was the first to meet my saw.
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 09:31:16 pm »
I had that felling went to bed at 9 woke up at 1 am could not go back to sleep my mind going 100 mph on what to start doing on the new job looked out side to find a fresh coating of 10 inches of snow that's my luck so no work today
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 09:57:37 pm »
10 inches >:( Ugh, sorry to hear that.
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 06:13:03 pm »
yup winter has been tough in northern ny to lots of below zero weather rain and ice lots of snow too we got a foot last nite went to the woods this morning and started the skidder on my 2nd hitch lost a clevis in the back tire chain and walked that off the tire well fixed that and finished the day in a blizzard I had 78 trees at 3 oclock and called it quits now im home sitting by the wood fire
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2014, 10:00:18 pm »
Sounds like you did not have to bad of production 78 trees that's pretty good I pulled about 25 trees today around 5k feet had to cut skid roads in today though gonna work tomorrow and see what we can get done
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 11:17:25 pm »
Didn't you promise us some photos?

Sounds like you did not have to bad of production 78 trees that's pretty good I pulled about 25 trees today around 5k feet had to cut skid roads in today though gonna work tomorrow and see what we can get done

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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 09:58:09 am »
I understand completely. ;)
We finished up work on Friday early in the afternoon. Starting a new site next week, too.
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 06:05:39 pm »
I got a better price on this track of timber I've got it for 30 percent last job was 40 percent that was killing me on my low grade stuff I know it's only 10 percent but that buys my fuel. I will try and get some pics tomorrow if my wife will let me use her phone
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 05:42:16 pm »
Nice to start a job where I think I might make some money. Snow was 3 ' in the woods and at least i am cutting big stuff and it dosen't get lost in the snow. Skidder got a workout even after tracking it up yesterday. Loving that 16" bar, have been doing everything with it, and on the 2159 Johnny it screams.

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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2014, 06:34:37 pm »
Finally got a few pics of one of the days loads we are working our way back in to some bigger timber 

    

 
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014, 08:05:18 pm »
Some nice looking stuff your cutting there what are you cutting pine and mixed hard wood. We went from 24 inch bars to 20 inch bars I like the extra power it gives and a lot easer to sharpen. We cut a 40 plus inch red oak today with it no problem.
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2014, 08:55:34 pm »
Eastern white pine, First time running a 16" bar for chopping and it went just fine. the landing saw is a 24". limbing with the 16"also and was real nice running a saw that was light all day. Usually run 18 and 20" bars on everything.some of this pine is nice, 3 and 4 clear faces at 16'. Should bring decent $ next payday. Slow going though with this much snow.

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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2014, 06:45:46 pm »
David-L, are you selling to a local mill, or is it heading North of the border?
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2014, 07:40:23 pm »
Had a heat wave today got up in the 60s worked by my self today pulled out a good load of poplar and redoak I cut pulled bucked and loaded this in half a day 

    

 
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Re: So glad to be starting on a new job
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2014, 07:45:27 pm »
I know im loving this heat wave ill be sad to see it go. Good looking load of logs. Cant wait till i can get out and start logging myself