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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by masculator, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. trains

    trains Firewood hack

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    I was half way thru an 18" thick, or so fallen gum when all of a sudden, I am covered in wet stinky stuff, first thought was critter blood, guts n pee, but not thick enough, and anyway, it began pouring out, and I got a good soaking.
    Tree hollow with old bee hive, then filled with 50-60 or more lts of water, just sitting stagnant in the trunk till I cut into it. Yeah it takes off the bar lube pretty quickly, and no, bees wax didnt help.
    Left quite the mud puddle to work in, which seemed to attract the interest of the bees as I continued, but they were more interested in having a drink than bothering me.

    Edited to add, btw, nice saw 2strokenut, is that a newie ?
     
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  2. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    yeah sadly i do envy admire the target rife full bore chaps...
     
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  3. 2strokenut

    2strokenut One nut loose

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    not a new one iv had it for 4 years it cuts about 20 cubic meters this year and larst 40 for the first 2 years of having it
     
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    460cixy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    The central sight is well worth mastering mate
     
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  5. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    one day maybe,,, i do like the tight leather bondage outfit they need to squease into
     
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    460cixy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Yeah the coat makes a huge difference not sure on there rules but we use a similar thing in small bore and have to meet a bunch of thickness stiffness and weight standards same goes for the slings rifles under garments and the same for trousers and shoes if shooting three position
     
  7. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    big day craning away logs we did about 10 of these, the day was all planned jobs lined up, i ran scout kept the sites pegged out, managed the traffic n dim sims & coffee while the crew hooked and saw spanked the sticks,,, a surprise no friday ****s up
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  8. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    got a new saw too a little 311 its ok the poor thing gonna be my tree root tungsten saw so a sad future.. the last saw Stihl 310 wos amazin it survived 7 years of being bashed as a ditch witch i do pity the poor sod who bids for it at auction its rooted


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  9. Jethro 2t sniffer

    Jethro 2t sniffer ArboristSite Operative

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    Kinda sad seeing urban trees getting the chop but interesting all the same and keeps food on the table. My mates got a 311 its not a bad saw really for the hate they get. The muffler fell to bits after 2 winters but was probably loose bolts other wise goes good n rips a 20 real good.
     
  10. derwoodii

    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    yeah agree most of the 10 where dead dying termites or storm busted we strip the canopy & crane away trunks as far cheaper man hour wise than saw logging them up into chunks..

    I dropped a few sticks down for locals to turn fire wood some went to natural bush land as habitat for critters some went to block - stop MX bikers from tearing up parks
     
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    Jethro 2t sniffer ArboristSite Operative

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    Well happy endings all round then.
     
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    rogue60 ArboristSite Operative

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    huntingrob ArboristSite Guru

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    Some good logs there too. What would a decent chunk sell for, say 24" x 6ft long? Been thinking of hitting up the local tree mob when i see them dropping trees in my street.

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    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    I wouldn't know sell price when we have spare sticks we just give them away save input $ cost of cutting it up. The fixed cost would be transport eg yesterday 10 logs $1-1200 a day for crane & operator or 1 log $3- 400 as that the minimum hire charge.

    if can find a crew who can get a big log onto a truck and your place is easy dump off the cost should be just labor fuel time and slab
     
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    That's a nice crane truck that one. If only I could take one of those into the forests.....hmm. Reckon I could do 3 seasons in a day, easy. Getting caught with that though I think I'd be in a bit of strife.
     
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    huntingrob ArboristSite Guru

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    Yeah was thinking of rocking up with a carton and trailer and getting them to drop one in with the bobcat but wasn't sure if they were worth more than that. Handy to know, thanks mate.

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    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    the truck n operator is great it took 3 logs one bigun was 2.5 ton by itself all up about 5+ ton in this load,, that 2 hmm seasons of wood in my fire

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  18. Jethro 2t sniffer

    Jethro 2t sniffer ArboristSite Operative

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    Far out ya can get a whole truck n trailer load of gum for 1200 bucks here 1500 for really nice straight stuff. Usually old farm trees so pritty big but not tooo big a 24inch deals with it 28 be nice but a pain at the same time. Pine used to be cheap but thanks to china ya mite as well get bluegum instead. They went crazy planting bluegum here theres 70 too 120 plus year old trees everywhere almost like there natives now. The magpies came over too haha
     
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  19. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    A mate mounted a hiab to a frame he lifts with the 3ph on his tractor. It's only a 70hp tractor and squats down when he's mobile but it's bloody useful when you need it.
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Wish I could get it delivered for that.
     

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