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Offline coxy

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1760 on: July 02, 2017, 07:14:00 am »
got to love loading those slippery slime things  they look like our soft maple and ash one touch and the bark is gone  few years ago a new truck driver was loading ash on a small hill I told him turn around or your going to have a mess but what do I know a full bunk of them fell off the back I would have left him there but my truck was in front of his 

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1761 on: July 05, 2017, 06:59:05 pm »
I'm getting the controls on the new machine adjusted and dialed in, and the Buffaloking is becoming quite fond of me, I think😊 I got 160 cords on the landing yesterday, that's one of the biggest days I've ever had.
Even though you have a new machine to work with being able to put 160 cords on the landing is a very productive day.  Very few operators would be capable of that.  That does look like awfully good yarding though.  Hats off to the harvester operator as well.   smiley_clapping
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1762 on: July 05, 2017, 07:56:05 pm »
Thanks Ken! The thing is, we have another forwarder operator that I struggle to keep up with! His piles are messy for sure, but the fact remains he is just a very smooth and efficient operator. He puts out 100 cords a day and yawns😊 But back to reality for me, we moved into a hardwood block, long skids and 6 loads a day is doing good. It's all in the wood.
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1763 on: July 11, 2017, 09:24:18 am »
Long time lurker, first time poster.

My father in laws Mule is getting one last workout with me by its side.  Just picking up maple tops to make heat after this family lot was cut for grade this winter.





It's an honor to have his friend and world class saw builder at the controls before it gets trailered off to it's new home. 



Had lots of good days and hard days on small jobs with him, he and the mule will both be missed.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1764 on: July 12, 2017, 06:30:49 am »
Man id love an old forwarder.



Chubby red oak




And a nice white oak that i had my hopes up for #1 stave.  (Cutting high above fence wire.) Oh, hey the saps up!



Hello ringshake.  :/





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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1765 on: July 12, 2017, 07:06:04 am »
could that be caused by a fire  I know some spot around here where a fire went through they look just like that   my dad would say about the year the fire went through and I would count the grow rings back and he would only be a year or two off   if I'm bidding on logs in some places I will stop in the local coffee shop and ask some of the old timers if a fire ever went through the area before I bid 

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« Reply #1766 on: July 12, 2017, 10:50:45 am »
I dont know, if it was its fairly recent.. In the time this fellow has owned it.  Ill ask but no one has ever mentioned a fire.  Hes just a few doors down from my house and ive not seen this in any others.

It was a pig pen about that time frame.  Maybe related.  Isnt shake from bacteria?

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1767 on: July 12, 2017, 05:06:08 pm »
Wind damage to wood weakened by a bacterial infection
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« Reply #1768 on: July 12, 2017, 09:07:20 pm »
a pig pen would explain it  ;D

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1769 on: July 12, 2017, 09:11:23 pm »
Yup rinowoodicitis. ;D
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1770 on: July 20, 2017, 10:55:21 pm »
 

 
 Trying to get hay cut but good luck. 😂  got another 38 in tonight, knock more down for the weekend.
 

  

 
 Cutting the oak around the landowners cabin before i moved, had to get behind the one, cut the front and push for all i had as i cut, hung over the cabin, i sized it up 3 ways and it came down to brute force. 🤘
 

  

  

 
 Picture of my timbco on my lowboy, explains why i asked the lowboy questions a while ago. Im permitted heavy enough for it, just doesnt fit. Im on a new job, actually 3 lots in a row, doing the middle one which is a heavy cut right now, landowner took a couple pics last night, been cutting till dark every night when i get done with dirtwork. 

 
 

 
 I dont know how many of you like doing concrete work in the heat, miserable. My project from today. 🤘
 

 
 Long story short i quit the boats last friday, 15yrs and i said enough, cutting wood and dirtwork fulltime. I dont know if its my area, maybe its because of where i live ??? Some of these guys think there is like a "wood mafia" or act like they are untouchable ??? I had 2-3 other loggers try and put a friend of mine out of business last yr, the gloves have come off and im starting to choke the daylights out of these guys, you would be amazed how 1000 cord of dry wood ahead advertised for less than green wood will change attitudes 😂

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1771 on: July 20, 2017, 11:06:20 pm »
Good luck  Barge,
Here's where the fun begins.  8) 8) 8)

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« Reply #1772 on: July 21, 2017, 12:00:09 am »
Good luck  Barge,
Here's where the fun begins.  8) 8) 8)
15-16hrs a day, 8 days a week. 🤘

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« Reply #1773 on: July 21, 2017, 05:44:17 am »
At 33 you can do that, When you get to 62, It will be 10 to 12 hours 7 days a week. :D :D
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« Reply #1774 on: July 21, 2017, 08:16:37 am »
Good luck  Barge,
Here's where the fun begins.  8) 8) 8)
15-16hrs a day, 8 days a week. 🤘

It's still worth it.
Sure beats working for someone else.
I have a 2 year escape plan to go full time on the farm.
It's hard to do these days but with hard work it's doable.
You might not make as much money but it is ten times more rewarding.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1775 on: July 21, 2017, 09:10:58 am »
We got all our hay in the bale finishing just yesterday. I hurt my leg jumping for joy! ;D  We made 490 round bales and 300 some small square bales. Glad it is done. I liked to sweat myself half to death the last few days.

I hope the new plan works out for you bargemonkey. I sure do enjoy working for myself.

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« Reply #1776 on: July 21, 2017, 10:22:40 am »
It has to feel good getting off the boats, Barge. I held on to the security of a job I didn't like for years, finally jumped ship (no pun intended😊) and I couldn't be happier. I'm not self employed, but I do love my job now. I've said it before, I admire your drive and all the different enterprises you have going- I couldn't keep it all straight!
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1777 on: July 29, 2017, 09:38:19 am »
the guys from the state electrical company are dropping trees out side my finca and i can have the wood for cheap because i made a deal with the local school, they have the right for that wood but don't have the money nether the equipment to work those trees.
After watching how they drop several trees !beaver style! (make one 45 degree cut on one side and another 45 degree cut on the other side and run for you live) i went home and geared up and show them how to fall a tree correctly (and i am not really experienced with falling large diam trees)
It's a tropical cedar
 

  

the yellow guys are from the electrical company (it's incredible that a company with 15k employees and at least 300 fallers don't have one single expert in that field who can gave them training!!)
 

 
 

 
 

 

it's aprox 50" diam
 

 

we will see if my 540 can handle the main log :D or if i have to cut it in pieces. on such trees i sure regret that i sold my 088 with the 36" bar


 

just the branches will throw a ton of timber
 

 

nobody is perfect! Have you ever stuck two saws in a tree and had to go back to get a third saw?? ::)
 

 

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« Reply #1778 on: July 29, 2017, 10:17:09 am »
Not since i started pounding a wedge in above my saw when bucking.

Nice tree.  I wonder how many powerlines the state electric company has taken out that way.  :D

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« Reply #1779 on: July 29, 2017, 01:43:47 pm »
 :D :D I got you beat teakwood about 25 years ago I stuck 2 saws and wrapped  a skidder around a tree trying to get the saws unstuck and one MAD dad  :D it happens just another day in paradise  8) I would rather be getting saws unstuck then sitting in an office some place  ;D  just like when people tell me they have never split a tree  ::) I tell them you haven't cut to many then have you