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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Got 5 more buckets yesterday, more scheduled for later today if my plans go well.
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    92utownxh ArboristSite Operative

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    I've turned into a big fan of good all terrain tires, at least for my use. I used to have a lifted Jeep with Pro Comp Xterrain tires. Great in mud and off road, but they were terrible in snow and ice. I was better off driving my little car sometimes. Then I got a set of Kelly all terrians. They were 33x12.5 so even the all terrain tread was really good. I loved those tires! Excellent in snow and ice, decent in all but the deepest mud.

    I had a set of the Kelly ATs on my old truck. Excellent on snow and ice. Decent in mud.

    My new to me truck has BFGoodrich ATs. I like them, but on that truck they are fairly loud. It's annoying really. Good tires, but on that truck they are loud. I've read similar reviews about them being loud on trucks. They are a load D tire.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Pretty pissed off this morning. Trying to fix the exhaust in my truck as a gasket under the cab was blown out.

    End up breaking two studs and having to cut the third. But the gull darn studs will not come out!!!! Wailed on directly with a hammer and they won’t even budge!!

    Now it started raining. Have to hope the new drill bits my wife buys will be hard enough to drill them out.
     
  4. MountainHigh

    MountainHigh Selective Tree whacker

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    hmmmm .... are your BFGoodrich AT's the newer KO2's? Mine are very quiet (F150) on pavement and reported to have longer tread life than previous versions - time will tell. Scratching my head why your tire noise experience is so different .... do we get better rubber up here ? or are our roads softer? :p
     
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    MountainHigh Selective Tree whacker

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    good luck with that ... never much fun!
     
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    I feel your pain! I've been there on an exhaust before. best of luck. hve you tried drenching with penetrating oil? or a gas torch on the stud.
     
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  7. Bobby Kirbos

    Bobby Kirbos Scrounger of Cellulose Based BTUs

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    Is it possible that the studs are welded to the flange? Do they possibly thread into the flange? I have a spot on the Tucson with studs that thread into the flange, so I know that some mfgrs do that sort of thing.
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    bfg,s are my favorite, bumper deep snow and still going. IMG_20180917_130611915.jpg
     
  9. steved

    steved ArboristSite Guru

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    I've not been a fan of BFG since they sold me around $1200 in their All Terrain KO tires that were an inch out of round and wouldn't stand by their product...ended up selling at a huge loss to an offroader, and buying new tires.

    Been running Cooper or Michelin ever since...

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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Update. I borrowed an air hammer and was able to blast 2 of the 3 out. The third is up high and at such an angle that it just doesn't want to come. But if I bolt up the other two I can use the other side of the manifold as a jig to drill the bastard out. So will be trying that this evening.
     
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    The Nitto Terra Grapplers are decent compromise for a daily driver.
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    I thought you meant for splitting rounds . . .

    Philbert
     
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    Wayne and I were back at the bone pile tonight, great night for cutting. We’re about half done with the pile. I ran the ported 590 tonight. Haven’t ran it in 3-4 months, forgot how fun that saw can be.
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    I’ve learnt three simple rules in life......1. Pay a professional to do your plastering. 2. Pay a professional to sand your floorboards. 3. Pay a professional to do your exhaust work.
    All three are dirt cheap and not worth the pain.
     
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    Left handed drill bits are your friend in this situation...they will grab and spin out a stuck bolt most times. I have a small set off to the side for just an emergency, they aren't that expensive to have in the tool box.

    I fought my own wood hauler battle today, blew a fusible link the other day, found the culprit today...had a piece of harness on top of the trans completely devoid of insulation for a span of three inches!

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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I prefer a 45 series 18"or 20" for that , I cut out a few holes in the sidewall so they won't hold water and make a skeeter hatchery ;)
     
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    I brought my tractor home from up north this morning, it's been up there 2 months. Figured I would head to the bush and cut some trees down and get a load home. Cut a dozen trees down quick and started dragging them to the landing. Making good time and thinking if I spent 2 1/2 or 3 days I will have a couple hundred logs out. Then the tractor stopped moving. Darn, shut it down quick and jumped off to see what happened. Ripped the damn main hydraulic line under the rear end off the filter again. $300 on the ground in 2 minutes. This is the third time for this darn pipe. It's tucked up out of the way but branches get everywhere. Raced to the Dealer to order a new one, got there at 5:05, they close at 5 but the parts guy was just shutting his puter down. Got it rush ordered and it'll be here Saturday morning. Drove back home and there sitting on the shelf was the one I ripped off last year, I had forgot that I was able to get it straightened out. 3 more pails of oil and a bunch of cursing and I should be back logging by noon tomorrow. The ash are really going downhill fast. Lots of ant damage and branches are breaking off real easy. Lots of them have no leaves at all on them. The bases are pretty rotten and I cut 2 or 3' off the bottom of a bunch of them.
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    I'd be making a skid plate to protect that deal...one way or the other.

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    svk A little bit of everything

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    That third bolt was not to be had. Could not get a good angle with the drill.

    Cleaned everything up then gooped the gasket heavily with high temp RTV. Smooshed it all together with the two new bolts and smeared the overflow smooth with my finger. Will let it cure overnight and test it out.
     
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