The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?  (Read 16398 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rick f

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
  • Location: Blueberry land- DownEast Maine ( Columbia Falls)
  • Gender: Male
Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« on: January 26, 2015, 05:28:37 am »
Luckily I'm working cutting firewood a 1/4 mile from the house. I'll bring the skidder out to the barn along with the farm tractor . I can cleanup and plow with the tractor after the storm. The skidder will make it easyer to get back into the woods. We have a hayfield 1/8  mile to cross to get into the woods.14"-20"+ here in Downeast Maine.   Winds up to 50 mph expected. >:(

For the guys involved How do you prepare for the storm?
664 clark skidder
1- 562 husky
1- 254xp husky
1 - 268xp husky
1250 JD farm tractor with skid winch
5040 kubota farm tractor

Offline furltech

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 355
  • Age: 49
  • Location: river john nova scotia
  • Gender: Male
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 05:41:44 am »
Well they say we are going to get some snow also .I think i will just cut and skid today so i dont lose anything in the snow or have to dig around in it

Offline g_man

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 795
  • Age: 71
  • Location: NEK VT
  • Gender: Male
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 07:38:11 am »
I sure am glad we have the White Mtns to shield us from those big coastal storms. We only expect 4 to 6 inches here.

That much snow and wind would shut my little operation down for a while.

Offline Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10201
  • Age: 2013
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • My homepage
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 08:30:43 am »
I'm going to cut a pile of slabs for the boiler. Fix the pto shaft for the generator. Make sure I have plenty of hot chocolate so I can stand in front of the window and watch the snow come down.
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"LogRite!

Offline doctorb

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4062
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Glyndon, MD
  • Gender: Male
  • Unofficial Team Physician
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 08:54:53 am »
Put more wood in the stove and enjoy my aging lab Buzz.  Maybe 6" here forecast.  Panic (the dreaded White Death) has arrived in Baltimore!
My father once said, "This is my son who wanted to grow up and become a doctor.  So far, he's only become a doctor."

Offline brendonv

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 814
  • Location: Seymour Connecticut
  • Gender: Male
  • Arborist
    • www.VorioTree.com
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 09:02:05 am »
18-30" expected here.

Ive just moved 2/3 of a cord into my mud room.  Tow chain, shovel, pillow, and food in my truck. I have to drive to the loader at the lot i plow for another contractor. Every year i tell myself im not plowing anymore, never seems to work. Like clock work we get a ton of snow when i get busy with tree work too. Lame.
"Trees live a secret life only revealed to those that climb them"

www.VorioTree.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vorio-Tree-Experts-LLC/598083593556636

Offline treeslayer2003

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1927
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Marylands eastern shore
  • Gender: Male
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 10:16:52 am »
Put more wood in the stove and enjoy my aging lab Buzz.  Maybe 6" here forecast.  Panic (the dreaded White Death) has arrived in Baltimore!
hi, where is glyndon?
3-6 here is what they say........i sure wish it was froze.........

Offline Raider Bill

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6800
  • Location: S.E. Tenn & Floridas Gulf Coast
  • Gender: Male
  • Who will pull the wagon when everyone rides?
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2015, 10:32:41 am »
7 pounds of NYS 5X and 7X chedder cheese thanks to Pete from bear Swamp and something to wash it down with. I'm ready bring the noreaster on!!


  

  

 
Kubota L-4200, Ford 8N, S-10 4WD Beater truck, Chainsaw, Bush Hog, couple ATV's and 141 acres of trees I'm not sure what to do with but I sure do have fun and enjoy being in the woods!
The First 50 years of childhood is always the hardest.

Offline WmFritz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2263
  • Age: 58
  • Location: St. Charles, Michigan
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 10:40:20 am »
I knew one of you guys from the tropics would be chiming in.
I was expecting Mesquite Buckeye to be the first one though.  :D
~Bill

2012 Homebuilt Bandmill
1959 Detroit built Ferguson TO35

Offline beenthere

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 26970
  • Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
  • Gender: Male
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 11:04:17 am »
MB is busy entering "smiley" icons...   ::)
south central Wisconsin
 It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

Offline Raider Bill

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 6800
  • Location: S.E. Tenn & Floridas Gulf Coast
  • Gender: Male
  • Who will pull the wagon when everyone rides?
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 11:38:22 am »
MB is busy entering "smiley" icons...   ::)

Not nearly as bad as " down under" used to.
Kubota L-4200, Ford 8N, S-10 4WD Beater truck, Chainsaw, Bush Hog, couple ATV's and 141 acres of trees I'm not sure what to do with but I sure do have fun and enjoy being in the woods!
The First 50 years of childhood is always the hardest.

Offline doctorb

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4062
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Glyndon, MD
  • Gender: Male
  • Unofficial Team Physician
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 11:46:47 am »
Glyndon is near Reisterstown.  I'm about 35 minutes NW of B'more.
My father once said, "This is my son who wanted to grow up and become a doctor.  So far, he's only become a doctor."

Offline clww

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5106
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Williamsville, VA & Some Interstate Near You
  • Gender: Male
  • Oh yeah? Watch this!
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 12:23:09 pm »
We're only expecting a dusting here at The Beach. Starting out as rain late this afternoon, then turn colder and change over to snow before daylight tomorrow. Dodged another bullet here. All you folks up north stay safe. :snowball:
Many Stihl Saws-16"-60" Husky 372XP
"Go Ask The Other Master Chief"
18-Wheeler Driver for Millis Transfer

Offline DeerMeadowFarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1098
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Central Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2015, 02:38:18 pm »
Took the skidding winch and grapple forks off of Fergie, put the bucket and the snow blower on and she's all fueled up. 10 gallons of extra diesel in containers.
Generator fired on 2nd pull yesterday! Topped it off with fuel and moved it closer to the switch panel in the barn.
Walk behind snow blower fired up relatively easy yesterday. Topped it off and moved it to the front of the barn. 20 extra gallons of gasoline in extra containers.
Bring it!  :snowball:

They've already cancelled work her for us for tomorrow and 2nd shift is going home at 10:00.

Offline Holmes

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1768
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Royalston ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • 1840 house
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2015, 02:55:40 pm »
  Shored up some roof supports that cover the sawmill and tractors.  Put fuel in the tractors,  tried the 4' snow blower and the drive chain broke. Now it's off to repair the 3/4" chain. Heck I fixed that chain 12 years ago when I bought that snow blower.  :)
Think like a farmer.

Offline Brokermike

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 56
  • Location: Southwestern vermont
  • Gender: Male
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2015, 03:21:44 pm »
7 pounds of NYS 5X and 7X chedder cheese thanks to Pete from bear Swamp and something to wash it down with. I'm ready bring the noreaster on!!


 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.) 

 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.) 

 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

Best fridge picture.........ever
Don't Jersey Vermont

Offline sandhills

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4936
  • Age: 44
  • Location: east egde of the hills, Nebraska
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2015, 03:36:58 pm »
Nah, he forgot to get Natty!  :o

Offline clww

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5106
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Williamsville, VA & Some Interstate Near You
  • Gender: Male
  • Oh yeah? Watch this!
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2015, 05:46:38 pm »
Many Stihl Saws-16"-60" Husky 372XP
"Go Ask The Other Master Chief"
18-Wheeler Driver for Millis Transfer

Offline loggah

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1620
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Campton New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Just hangin' around :)
    • Johnson Hollow Sawing and Shingle Making
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2015, 06:22:59 pm »
Well my JCB 214s backhoe is plugged in,my kubota is ready to go, got beer and hard cider in the frige,and just in case i picked up a 1/2 gallon of captain Morgan !!!! ;D ;D My wife made sour dough bread and got a venison stew in the crock pot ! Don
Interests: Lombard Log Haulers,Tucker Sno-Cats, Circular Sawmills, Shingle Mills, Maple Syrup Making, Early Construction Equipment, Logging Memorabilia, and Antique Firearms

Offline Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10201
  • Age: 2013
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • My homepage
Re: Nor 'easter on the way, How are you preparing for it?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2015, 07:26:39 pm »
The best sounding part of that is the sourdough bread. food6 food6.

We are fighting the usual battler of the generators here. Thanksgiving day was rough on pto shafts, and I am in the process of fixing one. The other needs a new yoke. Neighbors bigger (as in big enough to run the whole barn) wasn't available, so my parents drove to Salem, NY, to pick up an even bigger one. They got home with it and, you guessed it, it has no PTO shaft. ::) ??? >:( :D I dropped one of the caps on the new u-joint I was putting in and all the needles fell out, but fortunately, for the fist time in my entire life here on the farm, I was working in a garage with both heat, and a clean concrete floor. Found every one of them, including the one stuck on the toe of my boot. :D I hate tight u-joints without heat or a press. Fortunately it came apart once I manage to break all the clips out. Going to get my balljoint squeezer and take that home and finish putting it together. I'm hoping all of this preparedness will drive the storm out to sea. :D
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"LogRite!