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Falling pics 11/25/09

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Burvol, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Westboastfaller

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    Pretty much agree with all this in the cold environments that would be off coast where I have 'logged in' approx 6000 winner SAW hours. The wood is likely just really tough up that way. pretty much you are only going to b-chair if you left to much hinge and you hit with your next row. That's usually Just Pine. Not the Aspen, Birch or Cottonwood...they are bullet proof. Prehaps because they do break off easier? BC Fallers speaks of this and it may be true. (Although I have fell everywhere and in all seasons in BC) Now if you Fell cottonwoods all winter in Central BC and went to the coast the next day to fall the same species of cotton wood that is not frozen wood then you may get killed that day from a chair. Yeah that should be in the book more importantly. BUT it's NOT. Along with anything about falling on the west coast.
    Books a guide line.
    Big difference between -20c and -40 c
    Just like metal, after -35+ things snap.
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    Right! Trees are endothermic



    'Heated from the sun' A heat energy from without.
     
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    posted too early ....^^^^
    Through photosynthesis it brings in a light energy so it's endorthemic.
    If it has ice in the tree and it's starts melting from outward warmer temps it's a endorthemic process

    How about this one?
    The tree cell survives the cold by displacing the water away from the cells.
    There is more energy in water than ice but when the water freezes the energy is released into a heat.
    Would that not make trees in cold environments exothermic in the winter
    How about if I told you a $40,000 heat detector installed in a helicopter to find bear dens so we don't run over anymore with mulchers ..but It just kept picking up the heat of the spruce trees at -30 c in one January?
     
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    I thought i had a dull chain once ,the fir tree was just frozen.

    Hullo Jamie

    Tl:dr
     
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    Looks like it fell pretty much where you pointed it. Ron
     
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    Goes to show you gotta be ready for anything!
     
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    bitzer has a longer bar so I believe that was intentional. Ron
     
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    Yes sir! Very hard leaning and top heavy sugar maple. It went faster then I thought tho. The little back cut on this side of camera was all it took. Cleaned up pic...

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    Let's see your stalactite...


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    109BE631-1F28-4F8E-B0A9-FCE98731D347.jpeg I got a couple of them forming today, but from cutting I beam rather than sharpening chain. Getting a good start on setting up our new mill finally after spending 90 days in camp with only 10 days at home so far this year. So sick of spinning wrenches on other people’s stuff. Also brought my new Skidder home yesterday.
     
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    Which ways it leaning?

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    Not sure Bob....been to busy trying to figure this one out the last 9 days. Just got back to the northern reality tonight though. Hope all's well pard.
     
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    Every which way. Nothing a triple hinge, tongue and groove euro reverse bore cut can't handle. Ron
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    I bet that was an awesome change of pace. Where did you go?
     
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    About right. Few taps of a wedge and I figured out it needed a little sawing on the face to get it moving. Thank God it was dead calm. Ended up with a 10fter and four 8' sawlogs. Plus 3 more 8' pulp sticks. The tree is completely rolled over in the pic. The hold wood is 180 from where it was standing.

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    I spent about 1/2 hour last week trying to figure out how to cut the flat places out of one of those. Ended up with 2 12's and 3 not very good 8's but got paid for 'em. Probably made me an extra $.03/hr!
     
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    Yeah they can take some doing sometimes to really utilize
     
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    Florida gulf coast. Pretty nice, but glad to get back home to the canyon.
     
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    Almost did not put those 3 top logs on the load and then got to the sawmill and looked at some of the crooked stuff in their yard and decided I worry too much! They got really low on inventory this winter, not very good working conditions in the woods crooked.jpg
     
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