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Sunny and hot here today but no blackflies yet !
Started a new project today :)


The first issue started with the driveway that a Jackwagon wannabe lumberjack started it and cut the driveway .

My truck is parked by the powerpole at the end of that mess .
It took me an hour to make a walking trail to the bubble that needs to be cut out .
I even had to fill about 25' of bog with fir and spruce branches .
Looks like a LOT of work....

The kind of hard work that Looks fun


Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
 
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Small Oak scrounge. probably about 1/4 cord. Felled by a tree service fro a neighbours garden 50m up the street. I helped carry it through the house to the road and...load into his van for ferrying down to me. If only it hnd landed on the wood pile ready split, that's the only way it could have been better!

Oh and the wheel barrow was another recent scrounge from anther neighbour in the street. I pumped the tyre up and this evening it was used th shift the oak out to the back and next to the wood pile ready for stihl, husky and fiskars to go to work.

Hmm...I need to do some weeding.....or stack more wood to hide them. Still the rose should look nice in a few weeks.
 
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Well I hauled 8 heaping wheelbarrow loads of green wood from around the yard to the splitting area. Fitbit says 14,000 steps so far today so I’ll sleep well tonight.
I know how you feel - I've done similar for two days this weekend. Cut several loads from the mess of tops left on the neighbors property. Finally got through the maple to some red oak. The maple is light enough to burn now, but the oak is still heavy and wet. I think if I sit down for long now after dinner it will be nap time.
 
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The NY GTG was good! Truck only got 18.8 MPG on the way up, so I slowed it down on the way home (65 instead of 75). It now says 21.7 MPG at 300 mi (so I averaged 24.6 on the way home).

That mileage may be worth slowing down for!

My cabin is 2 mi in on 4WD road, then down my 1/4 mi driveway, you can't keep it trimmed and get there the same day! It will just have to live with what happens.
 
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Thanks for looking that up, now I don’t have to.
quote: "guy I work with who has a reputation for talking a pair of secateures"

oh, oic... clippers. I read it too fast I guess. first. since he said had a reputation of talking to a pair of ... I read it as he talked a pair of secretaries into going mtn bike riding with him... when he went. my kinda guy! :rolleyes:
 
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The NY GTG was good! Truck only got 18.8 MPG on the way up, so I slowed it down on the way home (65 instead of 75). It now says 21.7 MPG at 300 mi (so I averaged 24.6 on the way home).

That mileage may be worth slowing down for!

My cabin is 2 mi in on 4WD road, then down my 1/4 mi driveway, you can't keep it trimmed and get there the same day! It will just have to live with what happens.
sounds secluded!! :yes:
 
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That's why I keep a 150' of 17,000 pound bull rope on my truck. If it has to be pulled uphill, I can put a snatch block on a tree or something, and pull back down hill. Or, I can hang the snatch block on the side of a tree to get some up lift. I've used the bull rope to pull our old Chvey C60 full of wood out of mud with our Ford F600, and never snapped a rope.
What bull rope you using, looking at buying a new larger one (5/8) as well as a power puller, I have some large red oaks that need some encouragement to go :surprised3:.
 
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Looks like a LOT of work.... The kind of hard work that Looks fun Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
I was thinking the same. I liked the scenery... just not sure I would be up for it all... I mean... laying in 25' across bog just for a path... good pix!
 
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Another vote here for lifting the front of the machine with the bucket and shoving logs under the tracks.
What bull rope you using, looking at buying a new larger one (5/8) as well as a power puller, I have some large red oaks that need some encouragement to go :surprised3:.
I bought a 150' long piece of 1/2" amsteel and had thimbles put on both ends. Can't use a capstan winch with it, but it sure comes in handy for pulling down trees that are leaning the wrong way, or for pulling something - no stretch. I have a pulley that the sheaves rotate to put the rope between them. IIRC the amsteel is rated at 30,000# and it is light enough to float on water (without the thimble ends). The 150' piece, pulley, chain to go on each thimble and a 12' piece of 3/4" or 1" bull rope to attach the pulley to a tree, along with 3-4 clevis shackles all fit in a 5 gal bucket, along with a (IIRC) 150' piece of throw rope and an 8 oz. bag.
 
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Still trying to get caught up on here but looks like you guys have been busy (playing in the mud, good luck). Busy time of year for me with tough choices, cut wood, go turkey/bear hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, ride motorcycle (looking for wood;)), lol. So... been trying to do a little of everything. A6968B96-8F2A-47AD-A367-9F22C3CACB2C.jpeg 54C30577-0586-4EC4-A6CB-34AF63F157E8.jpeg Great time turkey hunting with my son:) 47896D70-DCAD-47D3-8AB5-30B92CF54993.jpeg took him back to Bozeman last weekend and it snowed about 3” over there:rolleyes:. A1BDB224-4DA2-41D1-B587-B13FB433C3CA.jpeg Started working up a pine at mom’s that the top broke out of last year D9806298-69F1-41DD-9CA7-A6B71BE5CED0.jpeg Splitter never stalled out but sure made a mess with all the big knots going different directions, ended up noodling a lot of it just to have stackable pieces, and the ported 7900 was faster than splitting anyway, and more fun;). 5BE2F938-2D20-4B31-AFF1-BBDD181786B9.jpeg made a few noodles, lol.
Rode the scrounge locating tool out to check on snow level, might be awhile before I can get into my scrounge area.. 5E29EE33-36E1-4F6B-B84A-0D73351F8CD2.jpeg
 

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Still trying to get caught up on here but looks like you guys have been busy (playing in the mud, good luck). Busy time of year for me with tough choices, cut wood, go turkey/bear hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, ride motorcycle (looking for wood;)), lol. So... been trying to do a little of everything. View attachment 734286 View attachment 734288 Great time turkey hunting with my son:) View attachment 734289 took him back to Bozeman last weekend and it snowed about 3” over there:rolleyes:. View attachment 734291 Started working up a pine at mom’s that the top broke out of last year View attachment 734292 Splitter never stalled out but sure made a mess with all the big knots going different directions, ended up noodling a lot of it just to have stackable pieces, and the ported 7900 was faster than splitting anyway, and more fun;). View attachment 734294 made a few noodles, lol.
Rode the scrounge locating tool out to check on snow level, might be awhile before I can get into my scrounge area.. View attachment 734295
Nice gobblers. What did them bad boys weigh in at?
 
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Still trying to get caught up on here but looks like you guys have been busy (playing in the mud, good luck). Busy time of year for me with tough choices, cut wood, go turkey/bear hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, ride motorcycle (looking for wood;)), lol. So... been trying to do a little of everything. View attachment 734286 View attachment 734288 Great time turkey hunting with my son:) View attachment 734289 took him back to Bozeman last weekend and it snowed about 3” over there:rolleyes:. View attachment 734291 Started working up a pine at mom’s that the top broke out of last year View attachment 734292 Splitter never stalled out but sure made a mess with all the big knots going different directions, ended up noodling a lot of it just to have stackable pieces, and the ported 7900 was faster than splitting anyway, and more fun;). View attachment 734294 made a few noodles, lol.
Rode the scrounge locating tool out to check on snow level, might be awhile before I can get into my scrounge area.. View attachment 734295
Is that a drz 400?
 
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Jeez. Go fishing for a weekend and miss a bazillion posts! My youngest son and a nice lake trout. We scrounged up 4 fish and fed 9 guys. Was cold out at night so my mix of elm, ash and maple kept us warm. On the way home a friend called and asked for help next weekend dropping a 30" tree. Here's hoping for good weather!


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Small Oak scrounge. probably about 1/4 cord. Felled by a tree service fro a neighbours garden 50m up the street. I helped carry it through the house to the road and...load into his van for ferrying down to me. If only it hnd landed on the wood pile ready split, that's the only way it could have been better!

Oh and the wheel barrow was another recent scrounge from anther neighbour in the street. I pumped the tyre up and this evening it was used th shift the oak out to the back and next to the wood pile ready for stihl, husky and fiskars to go to work.

Hmm...I need to do some weeding.....or stack more wood to hide them. Still the rose should look nice in a few weeks.
When you say move through the house do you literally mean through the house
 
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Another vote here for lifting the front of the machine with the bucket and shoving logs under the tracks.


I bought a 150' long piece of 1/2" amsteel and had thimbles put on both ends. Can't use a capstan winch with it, but it sure comes in handy for pulling down trees that are leaning the wrong way, or for pulling something - no stretch. I have a pulley that the sheaves rotate to put the rope between them. IIRC the amsteel is rated at 30,000# and it is light enough to float on water (without the thimble ends). The 150' piece, pulley, chain to go on each thimble and a 12' piece of 3/4" or 1" bull rope to attach the pulley to a tree, along with 3-4 clevis shackles all fit in a 5 gal bucket, along with a (IIRC) 150' piece of throw rope and an 8 oz. bag.
Thank you sir.
The power puller I'm looking at has 25' amsteel on it. Can you tie knots in that stuff, I need a way to adjust the length easily or it's useless to me.

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