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The march to 150

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by jrider, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. jrider

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    533FA5B3-45C2-436A-951C-58DA99DB6C58.jpeg 76BEFF18-AB20-44A4-B39A-A29C3614657E.jpeg 2DC7CFCA-6B1F-429B-8138-B95D44E40E05.jpeg 1C05B958-DFF7-4D7F-BCD5-8258BE0391F2.jpeg C62F0432-AA02-4FE6-BA8C-AADDD957F200.jpeg I am serious this year about trying to put up 150 cords. I usually get 115-130 done but this year will be different....so I keep telling myself. I do have a good jump on things this year and I’m pretty sure I have the material. I like to make one windrow pile at a time but this year I have 3 going. The first and third pic are my oak lines, the second pic is my mixed hardwood line and the last pic is oak and mixed that will get sorted as I go. The last pic are long pieces I keep separate.
     
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    Wow, hard work, but nice!
     
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    629D96CF-80EA-4E96-8B65-978E5DE46D9C.jpeg E87F5E30-2782-486F-91EC-4F041D0B8FED.jpeg 6D6E93E2-B839-43C6-9B5E-CCAAA81BDFBC.jpeg C0204237-3AAB-43B8-BCDE-0C878DD90416.jpeg It’s been a while since I posted but progress has been pretty good. The long pile is just over 100’ long of all oak. I have a few other piles going, another oak, a mixed hardwood, an all cherry, short cutoffs, and longs. I would guess I’m at about 85-90 cords so far. My tree service has decided to bury me in logs this year and I must have at least 70-80 cords of logs on site to process. I’ve spent the last 2 weeks doing very little as I had an emergency appendectomy. Finally ran my small saw saw for about 4-4.5 hours today. Hoping to be close to 100% by the end of the week.
     
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    @jrider Are you going to keep the chainsaw operator you had cutting wood while you were on the mend? Keeping him on the saw may allow for a more gradual transition for you to get back in the swing of things.
     
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    His time is very limited- a former student of mine who is now 26. I wish but it was pretty much a one day thing
     
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    At least you got some good supervisory time in along with some teaching. :cheers:
     
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    Nice Job! we haven't been dry enough for long enough to get much processing done here. It has finally quit raining but the heat has come in like everywhere else and I just can't stay it very long at a time. Anyway, again, Nice job and very impressed!
     
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    Golly! That would be fun for a few days, but 150 cords..... Too much for me. I have about 12 cords drying and don't have room for more. That'll keep me going for 3 years at least.
     
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    EE290237-F849-4C63-AC27-4914543E94FF.jpeg Just finished up my second oak pile today.
     
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    It's a shame that you are so lazy.....

    HOLY CATS J, my gosh man, you go buddy, you go!!!!! :surprised3: :eek: :rock: :D
     
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    Haha!
     
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    Wow, and I thought twenty cords was a lot!
     
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    Pretty amazing piles! A lot of work represented there....
     
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    Me too. I have about 20 cords I need to get done and haven't turned the first wheel. Between shoulder surgery, rain and more rain and heat haven't got started this year. Hope to get some done before grain harvest starts. I do at least have the logs cut and piled so they just need to be bucked, split and loaded in the trailers.
     
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    That's a [email protected] :rock:. Are they a few sneaky bits of red gum eucalypt, second last pic, near end?
     
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    We don't have any eucalypt here on the east coast, that I know of at least. Sycamore is what I think you are referring to.
     
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    I have 87.5 cords delivered in the last 5 weekends with 35 more on order. I will definitely hit my goal of 150 based off what’s still left in the field
     
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    Wowzer!!!

    Do the splits in middle on bottom dry ok?

    How do you load splits? Loader/ grapple to dump trailer?
     
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    The splits in the middle dry well. The ones on the bottom do ok as long as I have a little bit of bark and splitter scrap built up on the ground. If they are in direct contact with the soil, we all know they won't dry much if any. I've been doing it this way over 20 years and it has worked well for me.

    As far as loading, its all done by hand. I have a dump truck that holds 2 cords thrown in loose with the very back of the truck being stacked to keep it all in. It doesn't take as long as one might think. On my big delivery days, I try to have a helper.
     
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