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chipper1

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Good looking kids. Did they help with the dragging the brush out of the way? You should be getting a lot of wood from that tree. Being out in the open should make bucking it up easier.
Thanks, they did a great job, also had help from another member who was in route to my place and I asked swing by for a bit :).
It's hard to get a feel for the size, already into 12" wood on it on some of the branches, hoping to get some boards out of it. I Was happy to get most of it out of the yard for them, I know they appreciated it, dad kept saying you don't have to cut it all today. I was just trying to finish the tank on the 346 lol.
 
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It sucks even more the second time.
Neither my first or second time, but still sucks. That's the price you pay for living on a hill... I think it's a combined of gravity, wood shrinking) settling and the pallets below that start to give way under the weight.
 
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Ran a tank thru the 550 mk2 yesterday. Next time I go back will be with the tractor and trailer to load the rounds and drop the two cherry trees beside the white oak as well as take down a couple other learners on their property.
I also diced up a bunch of red oak and black locust at our place this week and I've got at least two more locust to cut up today and a smaller red oak, maybe a locust top that's hanging if I get to it.
White oak at my parent's place
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I didn't split this, it just fell apart because of the stress fractures from the storm.
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Ran a tank thru the 550 mk2 yesterday. Next time I go back will be with the tractor and trailer to load the rounds and drop the two cherry trees beside the white oak as well as take down a couple other learners on their property.
I also diced up a bunch of red oak and black locust at our place this week and I've got at least two more locust to cut up today and a smaller red oak, maybe a locust top that's hanging if I get to it.
White oak at my parent's place
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I didn't split this, it just fell apart because of the stress fractures from the storm.
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What are your thoughts on the MKII.....liking it?
 
chipper1

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What are your thoughts on the MKII.....liking it?
Liking it.
Its exactly what I had hoped it would be.
Similar power to a 254 but with all the benefits of a modernized saw. Even if the 254 has a tad more power the 550mk2 will cut circles around it when you calculate the savwd time with the flippy caps, return to run master switch, cative bar nuts, and the fuel economy, then it has better AV and air filtration.
It does weigh a bit more(than the 550 oe), but if you figure its performance is more in line with a 55cc saw that might help mentality wise in that area.
The chain wasnt the best for the wood.
 
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