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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by NPKenny, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. NPKenny

    NPKenny ArboristSite Operative

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    It looks near certain that I will be making a move to Amarillo within the next month. I've been trying to get things in order but have a few looming concerns relating to CAD treatment.

    Where is the wood to cut? It has to be somewhere, but I really didn't see trees except for in people's yards.

    Also, any good experience with panhandle saw dealers?

    Obviously, the choice to move has to be a comprehensive decision.
     
  2. Chris J.

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    Amarillo? Better get ready to use your saws on cacti & rattlesnakes :hmm3grin2orange:. Seriously, I haven't been to Amarillo in many years, but I don't recall seeing very many trees. Maybe some scrubby mesquite trees?
     
  3. NPKenny

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    Cacti and Rattlesnakes was all I knew growing up in Southern AZ. I've been spoiled lately with Ponderosas and Oak. Is it safe to say my automotive affliction may get a bit more attention for a while?
     
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    They have different uses for chainsaws in Texas.
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  5. Log Splitter

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    Cut your firewood off those fence post that hold up the only two strands of barbed wire that are the only thing stopping the wind between Amarillo and the North Pole. :)

    Seriously, I have a friend that moved there a few years ago. He hated moving up there but loved the place after he arrived. Now he's in San Fran and wished he could get back to Amarillo.

    Hopefully you'll like it there just as much.
     
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    trees amarillo LOL if you wantin somethin for heat corn is about your best bet up there since ya can get it right there.

    im southwest of fort worth plenty to cut here!!
     
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    The only standing timber in Amarillo are the fenceposts at the stockyards!
     
  8. ropensaddle

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    Awww heck, just come on down to my place with a semi and I will
    load you and we will both make a killing!
     
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    It appears someone here besides me has lots of corn in the bin:clap: :cheers:
     
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    I've got to ask..... where in NE Arizona? Gallup? Defiance?
     
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    im in vernon texas 3 hours south of amarillo. we sell pecan and mesquite for firewood. mulberry is probably the most abundant tree here, then pecan, maple, red oak. but if its just unfarmed land its mesquite and salt cedars.
     
  12. NPKenny

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    I live in Holbrook, but work mostly in Snowflake. All of these towns run together after living here a while.

    I cut fire wood in Heber and Pinedale.
     
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    Mesquite firewood??? Good night man, that is cooking wood. I have a stack in my yard for that purpose solely and traveled to great lengths to get it. I had never considered it as firewood seeing as how they aren't big trees (I have heard everything is bigger in Texas), eat chains alive, and have attack thorns.

    OK, I can live with that.
     
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    I spent many years in the service (San Angelo) down in that country. Driving around and seeing all those weed mesquite always gave me the 'wants' to lay in with a chainsaw. Dunno why I didn't get one and go into the firewood business.

    Always wondered though. How is it for drying? I scammed a couple pieces to try as knife handles and perhaps a pistol grip but it never seemed to dry.

    Harry K
     
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    Not to mention the pecan. That is A#1 BBQ smokin' material. You could cut it really short and make chunks or chip it and bag it. A 50# bag of chunks sells for about $12, and a 3# bag of chips goes for about $2. That beats milling logs for lumber!!
     
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    So what would you pay for a 18' by 6'by 8' load?
    Hickory that is!
     
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    Hickory is good smoking material too, but pecan is 2x better. That is one of our southern boy secrets. I thought you'd know too!! I grew up on the oldest pecan orchard in Arkansas, outside of Texarkana.

    If I had the quantity of hickory you speak of, I'd use it in my wood stove. It is hard to beat hickory in a stove. How much partner? :)

    ps: I love Hot Springs, I'll be there this weekend in fact. The in laws own a couple lake front lots. Go Hogs Go!
     
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    My property is full of hickory and crowding my oaks! Yes I do know the
    pecan is great bbq but is, as all the walnut family the same genus as our
    hickory! I may cut my hickory off there is a BBQ joint that would purchase
    a grapple truck load, here locally but don't know what to charge!
     
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    McLards? Maybe? I might could round up some good customers here in northwest arkansas and east OK. Lots of BBQ joints that need your help.

    I would split and stack it carefully, and sell it monthly. Most BBQ joints are poor on the business planning. A steady monthly supply of quality RopeNsaddle hickory at a known price would make things easier on them. Like I said about the pecan, Academy Sports sells a 50# bag of small logs of hickory, pecan, or mesquite for $12. You can beat the hell outta this.
     
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    My biggest issue is dealing with the splitting time and such
    the loaded logs 18 foot is more my style. I have to keep
    climbing and using my bucket! The fuel would eat up a
    great deal of profit but if I decide to cut I will pm you
    to see if you are interested! I may have to load the trailer
    and haul it in 15' logs, instead of the fuel eating grapple!
     

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