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Bobby Goodson question..

blkcloud

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I don't log in the swamps so here goes..
Once Sumetreo cuts a tree with the stumper.. It gets drug to the landing.. Then it appears that each log gets put on the hydraulic saw and has about 2 feet of the base cut off.. When they leave a job site there is a pile of chunks left over as big as a house.. My question is.. Why don't they just cut them shorter with the stumper to start with,and that way they don't have to cut them all again?
 
Fishinfreak99

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Can't run over them with the skidders if they are three feet tall stumps everywhere. Not all trees get the first few feet cut off, just the ones with a swelled butt or some rot in the first few feet.
 
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Swells get scaled out at mill, so they have to pay x amount for trucking the logs where he paid extra for hauling more tonnage and the mill will cut the swells and rot off too. Also their forest regs/ or landowner might state they would like stumps cut down to a certain height. As for the piles left over, I remember one of their shows when still on the air that they had a grinder brought in and took care of them
 
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Watched some reruns of swamp loggers today, I think it was on DEST channel 286 here. really like that show.
 
Weesa20

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so that guys like me can turn that butt pile into a pile of $$ selling firewood. I've sold about 20 cord of the current butt pile and have about 20 more cord to go. Not in a swamp, but same concept. Low stumps and highest quality part of the tree to the mills.
 
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