Just got hit with 4+ inches of heavy, wet snow. Dug out the Toro. Bought a few gallons of ethanol-free gas. Started on the second pull.
That sure looks like smooth bark Hickory or pignut. I don’t see any rays that would point to Oak. I have cut some of that for next year and it is super hard and heavy.
Thanks. I'll try to get a pic of the tree and see if I can scrounge some leaves.
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This is a 4-stroke. But my old, 3HP, 2-stroke snowthrowers started on the first three pulls at the start of each seasons. Not fussy about fuel. No air filter (!). Techumseh engines.
Is it still scrounging if it was cut into 9’ lengths and stored for I’ll get too it sometime? Maple is now 18” rounds.
The saw wasn’t cutting great yesterday so I sharpened the chain and lowered the rakers a little today before cutting, Major difference in the chips. View attachment 862814 View attachment 862815 View attachment 862816
That's what I've noticed.Sometimes there seems to be little to no smell, other times it is more noticeable, and not always the same.
I think the piss oak reference is mostly used when cutting Pin Oak, but I could be wrong.
I initially heard the phase from my first Father In Law, who was a tree guy back when they all ran Homelite XLs. I remember him saying … "Smell that … that's piss Oak"!
Sweet!.Storm coming … better hide!!!
Yea, I got me a Limmy, and she is ported … with 32" 404 that I square filed!
Not to much dust floating around in a snow storm lol.This is a 4-stroke. But my old, 3HP, 2-stroke snowthrowers started on the first three pulls at the start of each seasons. Not fussy about fuel. No air filter (!). Techumseh engines.
I told him that they are bulletproof too .Man that thing is clean! Those are damn near indestructible! I'm very jealous! Don't forget they have a oil filter under a side cover. Probably a 5HO filter but some did have 1UY's. I've seen them never changed before and plugged. Also if it has a shift detent never mess with it! LOL! Rod adjustment only. Also you want to make sure to run a motorcycle approved oil. I run yamalube 10-40. They have clutch plates just like a motorcycle in them.
Did I mention I'm super jealous!! Still has original rubber!
You need one of these, not too far up the street from you.
That 404 will be nice for stumping and cutting dirty wood.
Just realized it's got a wrap, might not be the easiest to flush cut with.
Still a little warm for it here in MD, in the afternoon’s at least. The skeeters are out in force but I gotta get everything bucked and split before I drop the next 8 trees haha.