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muad

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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.

Philbert

Nice! I run the AV gas in my 4-strokes too (log splitters, generator, etc.). Have run it in 4wheelers too. As long as it doesn't have 02 sensors, you're good I guess.
 

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We got about 3-4" of extremely slippery snow that started at around 5 and ended around midnight last night.

I drove my girls to school because last time we had slippery snow the bus driver ended up stuck/mildly in the ditch somewhere along the route. So I got to work early and am drinking coffee now.

Need to get up to the cabin to get my duck decoys and outboard to maybe do some hunting this weekend near my house. The small lake at my cabin froze on Monday night.
 

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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"!
That's what I've noticed.
I've suspected that it was a specific species that stunk, but wasn't sure.
I've only had one time that what I thought was red oak smelled.
Storm coming … better hide!!!

Yea, I got me a Limmy, and she is ported … with 32" 404 that I square filed!
Sweet!.
That 404 will be nice for stumping and cutting dirty wood:chainsaw:.

Just realized it's got a wrap, might not be the easiest to flush cut with.
 
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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.

Philbert
Not to much dust floating around in a snow storm lol.
I'm waiting for the snowy dust storm pictures :popcorn2:, I know their coming:lol:.

Funny how many engines I've seen on small equipment without air filters, they just keep going.
 
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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!
I told him that they are bulletproof too :cheers: .
Scrounged up a new toy for the kids that will see some firewood and plowing duties as well. I'm just not sure how helpful its going to be after my first attempt... View attachment 862274
You need one of these, not too far up the street from you.
I'll get you all set up yet :laugh:.
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Sweet!.
That 404 will be nice for stumping and cutting dirty wood:chainsaw:.

Just realized it's got a wrap, might not be the easiest to flush cut with.


She rips through clean wood surprisingly fast also. I did not order it, it was someone else's project, and it came to me with the wrap, Max Flow and 404. With a 32" light bar it balances surprisingly well, and feels much lighter than my 660s, so I plan to leave it as is. I can always fell with this one and stump with a 660!

The other issue with the wrap … makes it harder to access the bar nuts!
 

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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.

Yeah, we warmed up yesterday, and it looks like the next couple of day are gonna get into the 70s. Ugh.

Next week, looks like highs in the 50s.

First fire of the season is coming soon...
 
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