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swyman

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I plan to build a log processor. I have been planning to do it for some time, just have not spent the money but I have everything planned out. I will convert my current splitter and I have a 50' elevator. Need a pump and a power source, looking for a 3 or 4 cylinder diesel. I have found harvestor bars but still lack a source for a hydraulic motor to power it. Guess I will have to just buy a small motor and make a hub to fit a drive sprocket to power the bar. Here's my splitter, will need to rework to make an adjustable multi wedge.
 

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Double AA I got your PM & replied, however...I am booked till mid Jan. I PM`ed you my rates & availability!

short notice??? LOL, yes it was! Sorry, hope all goes good with the Mt. Leb job.



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I plan to build a log processor. I have been planning to do it for some time, just have not spent the money but I have everything planned out. I will convert my current splitter and I have a 50' elevator. Need a pump and a power source, looking for a 3 or 4 cylinder diesel. I have found harvestor bars but still lack a source for a hydraulic motor to power it. Guess I will have to just buy a small motor and make a hub to fit a drive sprocket to power the bar. Here's my splitter, will need to rework to make an adjustable multi wedge.
Man that splitter is WAY too cool.......:cheers:
 
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Double AA I got your PM & replied, however...I am booked till mid Jan. I PM`ed you my rates & availability!

short notice??? LOL, yes it was! Sorry, hope all goes good with the Mt. Leb job....
I replied to your PM, thanks for sending it. I'm sure I'll be calling you. While I did meet my goal of dropping and chopping the two smaller trees it took far too long. I was able to get the fourth ground man, but I wasn't able to saturate them. (as I had bragged about being able to do earlier).

I go off my meds when climbing, and I was really feeling my age when we got there, and my first climb only exacerbated that feeling. It was a hard dead tree and right away I gaffed out and twisted my knee before I made my first significant cut. That gimped me pretty bad and made an already bad start worse all day.

My 30 year old chipper was feeling it's age too, the drive system froze up and it quit working, fortunately, unlike my problem, it happened near the end of the day and we got all the brush chipped up. But now I've got the bigger tree tomorrow and no chipper.

We left several tons of wood on the job after we loaded a beefed up Chevy 3500 Pickup and the dump to their limits. I'm going to try to get the chipper looked at tomorrow, and am am getting a 5 ton dump to get the wood. But without the chipper job cost just shot up.
 
pdqdl

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That sounds like a typical day at my business, too. It seems that almost every day something goes bad and eats all my profits.

Except that I have never gaffed out since I bought the Geckos. They really stick to a tree! I really like them a lot.
 
ropensaddle

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That sounds like a typical day at my business, too. It seems that almost every day something goes bad and eats all my profits.

Except that I have never gaffed out since I bought the Geckos. They really stick to a tree! I really like them a lot.
Yup this tree stuff is a money pit don't know why I did not just become a crab fisherman :monkey:
 
pdqdl

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Ehhh coulda done worse things lol like a vacuum cleaner salesman lol:cheers:
One of my better friends from High School started out selling vacuum cleaners. Later, he worked for me. After that, he went to work for one of my customers. Later, I worked for him when he became a manager for that company.

He ended up being the Executive Vice-President of a realty company that owned and operated zillions of dollars worth of real estate. He never told me his salary, but it wasn't small. When he finally left their employ, he reported to me that he got a lump settlement for 3 full years of pay!

So...even selling vacuums can lead to good things.
 
ropensaddle

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One of my better friends from High School started out selling vacuum cleaners. Later, he worked for me. After that, he went to work for one of my customers. Later, I worked for him when he became a manager for that company.

He ended up being the Executive Vice-President of a realty company that owned and operated zillions of dollars worth of real estate. He never told me his salary, but it wasn't small. When he finally left their employ, he reported to me that he got a lump settlement for 3 full years of pay!

So...even selling vacuums can lead to good things.
Yeah your right, just humor was all. I try to keep my spirits up with humor sometimes with success sometimes not so much.
 
ropensaddle

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I'll take the ropes word on that one..

.. I thought them things died out in the fifties though.. never actually heard of anyone getting them in modern times. lol.
Naw there alive and well lol them things are weird critters they don't seem to have a top or bottom flip em over on a black piece of paper they will crawl the same as on their belly. I got them once and yes she was worth it lol.
 
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Funny how some stories converge!

The vacuum salesman turned PDQ employee came to me once with a small mite on his finger, asking me "What's this?"

It turns out that you don't need to go to a fancy seafood restaurant to order up some crabs. As I recall, he found as many as he could wish for at the local pickup bar.
 
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