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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by lefturnfreek, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. lefturnfreek

    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    All loads count what ever the size and type, hauled by whatever.... just keep em coming!!
     
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    Two scoops to fill either the shavings spreader or litter spreader truck. Holds four really big batteries to start it. I have never run that one, he has a slightly smaller one that I used to run, did some firewood with it, loaded the bucket, filled the dump truck. Got a lot, around a cord per bucket load, close enough anyway. I don't ask to borrow any of the big equipment any more, least little teeny thing breaks on them costs a lot of moolah to fix. There's enough gear here to do a big firewood operation, or sawmill logging I guess, just...ain't mine, no resources to fix, so I don't ask. Little stuff I use, nothing real large and expensive.
     
  3. lefturnfreek

    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Yes I understand that point of view, I only will borrow something I can afford to fix or replace. Like you said I'd let the owner run the big equipment even though I use to.
     
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    I had a JD 2010 diesel when I was a kid. It ran my Bliss wood splitter. Bliss recommended 40 HP to run it. Sold it when I got out of the tree business. When we bought our first house my wife said, "we have a 1/4 acre lot, why do we need that big of a tractor?" Made sense at the time, so I let it go. Been kickin myself in the butt ever since. Got a little Ford 641 now, sure would like another 2010, Joe.
     
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    Hard to see the wood but there is a bit over 1 1/2 cords on the truck. CAM00210-1.jpg
     
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    truck1.JPG few loads from the last couple weekends
     
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    truckload.JPG another
     
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    ash man ArboristSite Guru

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    Gotta love/hate all that dead ash deer hunter huh?
     
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    ya its a double edged sword. burns great but kinda sad to see how bare its gonna leave some of the woods around here. That emerald ash borer is a nasty little critter.
     
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    Might be worthwhile to save seeds this year. Eventually it will eat itself out of house and home and new ash trees can get planted after a couple year insurance wait. I would imagine they will remain viable if stored properly like most any other seeds...perhaps, worth a shot anyway.
     
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    A nice load of hard maple from yesterday
     

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    She's squattin!
    You know you got a load!
     
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    mn woodcutter ArboristSite Guru

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    That green hard maple is heavy stuff. It takes some serious weight to squat the old F-350. I love that truck. You just can't hurt it.
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Not my load or equipment but have driven past this a few times over the years and finally got a decent picture. The splitter is a modified baler that I have never seen running but...... I thinks it's a wheel of death variant unfortunately.....the truck is well loaded for winter, I'll give em kudos for that though.


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    Just a baby load here but altogether this year i have scrouged 12+ cords of good hardwood. hurrican aruther really helped me out here..lol
     

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    kingOFgEEEks Out, standing in my field.

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    Late start this year, but this sugar maple has been dead and down for at least 3 years, so hopefully will get split/stacked the next few evenings and it will burn once winter gets in full swing.

    My grandfather said there were a couple tops out in the back field behind the natural gas compressor. When I got back to the house, I told him that I will glady cut up any more tops he finds like that one! :clap:
     

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    I would have to knock on the door to introduce myself, commend his wood hauling equipment, and then ask to see the wheel of death in operation.
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    I've been meaning to but work has been flat out busy, so no time to do a knock and talk
     
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    Jakers Owner - Arbor Jake's Tree Service, LLC

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    :popcorn: just watching for now. ill snag a few pics of the loads i haul. i have a tree service so it happens frequently
     
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