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Re: Swing video
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2016, 08:38:09 am »
Thanks chep! Yes, I gut the heart from the face also, almost every good sized white oak gets that treatment and the ones I don't think I can beat through the back cut get it also. Nice cutting!

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Re: Swing video
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2016, 11:29:33 am »

A three'fer. I use a wedge on every tree, every time over 10" dbh. And I haul butt as soon as I see movement.
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2016, 01:52:21 pm »
 I used that cut 50 to a 100 times a day and probably a lot more when dropping 400 plus trees a day. I never used a wedge, or the plunge cut or had one chair on me. I stayed with the swing until the tree was right where i wanted it to lay, then i'd saw it off the stump.
 NO' NO, Don't go there, my felling method had nothing to do with me getting hurt >:( >:(
 The Co. always gave me the job where there had to be precision falling. I loved being put up to the challenge. I wish i was on my feet so i could make a video of dropping trees, to show how easy it is to lay trees down.
 CCC4 you do a darn good job. If i was logging and needed a tree feller to tip 50 cds a day, you'd have the job 8)
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2016, 02:48:31 pm »
     Good video, although I wasn't sure if it was really CCC4 with a shirt on  ;D
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2016, 05:53:30 pm »
lumberjack48, that is one heck of a compliment! Much appreciated!

barbender, too funny!! Guess you will never know for sure!  ;D

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Re: Swing video
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2016, 07:34:58 pm »
I came across a tree today with pretty good stem lean that I needed to roll into a clear pocket. I thought of this discussion and shot a video of the action. Hard to tell in the video but the crown of this one was behind the one in front to the right.

I'm certainly not the epitomy of safety but I prefer to look up and step back as opposed to walking away. Feels safer to me.

Didn't chase it quite right so she peeled a little, but that came off when I trimmed the flare.


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Re: Swing video
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2016, 07:44:36 pm »
Nice work mang!...all the way around! I can totally appreciate your lead set and it takes a good faller to do planted pine and set lead in rows!

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Re: Swing video
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2016, 07:58:50 pm »
Thanks! I appreciate it.

It's actually a clearcut but I'm at a corner of the property line so the trees in front of where Im cutting can't follow that same lead. They have to be cut top towards the camera into the spot where the trees I'm cutting were after there gone if that makes sense haha hard to explain it typing.

Setting lead is still very important in a clearcut I have found to keep things organized and running smoothly, little more room for error though.

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Re: Swing video
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2016, 08:08:08 pm »
No I understand, I do that quite often. I was doing "T" post leads the other day...strips straight down and strips straight across the bench below, each skidder would hit in different ground and not be jamming each other up. I took a pic of the lead, it is on my phone, I will try and upload it to my gallery 2moro.

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Re: Swing video
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2016, 02:58:28 pm »
The only critique I can give is that sometimes they don't go where we want or do what we think with any type cut, and I think the cameraman was in the greater risk department here. When one goes the wrong way it's hard to get out of the way when you're already out in the open.

Other than that I am a master logger, and see no problems with the way ccc4 cuts logs. He knows the consequences.
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2016, 05:15:17 pm »
I'll add a few things, but not in the way of critique.

The first is based on being a former safety coordinator, and my role was to help change workers habits. Some are good, and some are bad.The revving of the chainsaw for instance; no grief given from my end, I just attribute that to a simple habit. Behaviorists say if you do something consecutively for 21 days, it becomes a habit, so if there is any bad habit a logger truly wants to change, try, try, try doing what is right for a month and it reverses itself.

The other is that I have logged on and off for the last 25 years as well and put a lot of wood on the ground. I went to Maine Certified Logger Course with the attitude that I knew what I was doing. An hour into the week long course based on the Game of Logging principals, and I started paying attention. A friend who has been logging for 40 years said the same thing when he went through the course. I have nowhere near the skills that many of you have, but that course truly helped me get a lot better, a lot faster.
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2016, 06:41:06 am »
Nice videos, thanks for posting. On thing we do is cut the sides. It helps with root pull. Not sure if its right or no, but when cutting pulp and logs get criss crossed sometimes or working around bolders we just back cut until it starts to move,leaving wood attached. It helps keep the butt from flinging up and all over the place and is quick. We do this mostly with smaller dbh trees, nothing big. I don't want to go to the barber and sit in the chair. Work safe!
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 05:42:17 pm »
I came across a tree today with pretty good stem lean that I needed to roll into a clear pocket. I thought of this discussion and shot a video of the action. Hard to tell in the video but the crown of this one was behind the one in front to the right.

I'm certainly not the epitomy of safety but I prefer to look up and step back as opposed to walking away. Feels safer to me.

Didn't chase it quite right so she peeled a little, but that came off when I trimmed the flare.




  I've made this same swing many times a day. But i would never cut on the heavy side of the tree. The way i see it in the video, its a good way to lose a saw.
 I would have made the same notch, but i would have been standing on the opposite side of the tree. I would have started my back on the right side, sawing around to the left side waiting for the swing to start, watching--it, watch--it, sawing it off the stump just at the right second to lay it down right where i want it.
 Boy thats nice Spruce, i've cut a few nice patches like that, but far and far in between.

 
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Re: Swing video
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2016, 07:29:32 pm »
 I'm with LJ 48, I bent a bar to almost 90 degs on a cut like that >:( and my x chopper squished a 2171 jons  :o .
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