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Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by twochains, May 21, 2013.

  1. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    So primed the system 20 times, changed the fuel filter it was nasty... still wont start, lots of grey smoke but no fire...

    Think the glow plugs are dead, gonna pick up a little radiant heater and try again tomorrow
     
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    Is that an intake heater or glow plugs or both?

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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    threw the volt meter at em nothin.

    Glow plug machine with some fuse issues, lots of stuff only works when it wan'ts to, fuse block is all goofy, fuses don't always connect when you want them too.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    I'll put this here, kind of a long vid, and I'm not the worlds best operator.

    On a side note called in the cavalry yesterday, motor stop servo decided to say **** you *******... so its disconnected now, stealer wants $560 for a new one... I didn't call back, cause she shuts off with the key, and if something happens I have a wire to it to shut it down as needed. Makes for a pretty good anti theft device though.

    Anyway about the vid, last of the logs from the clearing project, not enough for a full sized log truck, but more then I want to leave. Essavator was a little cold this morning... some things where movin a little slower then others... 17deg F, only needed to start her twice before she stayed running.


     
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    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    There's a heater in there right? Sounds like it's time to "T" in for a quick coupler. Makes life so much easier.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Heater? whats that?

    Heater don't work, I probably need to tear apart the cab and get a whole bunch of stuff working, for now though it does what its supposed to the rest is just creature comforts.

    I've made some of those quick couplers for the wifes old Mercedes diesel, does work slick. The excavator doesn't really need em, its starts right up in the cold cold weather, just runs pretty rough at first, 10-15 seconds and it clears up and purrs, just have to get through that first couple of hiccups
     
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    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    What are your lengths at?
     
  8. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    On this load it was mostly 16's a couple 20's and a couple 12's

    12's is ultra rare and only one mill takes em.

    Several where cut down 32's to make 16's as the last full load was already overweight

    Trailer did good, bunks could use some support in the middle but overall its better then 4-6 logs at a time without bunks
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    That gyppo load of mine grossed 1470 bf lost a couple hundred to rot/deduct, but that is still 470 bf more then I figured on using the trailer for... More then paid for the time to build the bunks...


    Also stumbled on this guy, "authentic" west coast logging, good stuff

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQenIkh6vTbTcwjKO4t_sA
     
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    Which mill they going to? Gram?

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    Never in person, in videos they look pretty neat. Even have a Leveler. Same crane as a 12/1470 Deere.
     
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    Yeah I've only seen one up at the show in BC once as a kid but there's a used one for sale around here with a logmax 5000 we've been talking about as an option. For a forwarder I'd really consider the Buffalo they look like a great machine.

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    I think a 5000 would be smaller than. You would want.
     
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    It's on the smaller side but one of the crews on the same tree farm is running one, I'm sure I could make it work.

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    I'm looking for an equipment operator if anybody's interested. Running a forwarder full time.
     
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    Not trying to stir anything just an honest question for the professional users of chainsaws as a result of the never-ending chainsaw posts about poor and inadequate oiling. Is that really a common problem? i figured that you guys should know especially those who run longer bars.

    My dad taught me to look and make sure oil was spraying off the end of the bar. If so, you were good to go. I adjust my oilers to the point where the oil tank is almost empty when the fuel tank runs dry - figuring that the manufacturer knew what it was doing when it sized the tanks and if anything this could result in over-oiling. I haven't given it much thought beyond that and my chains still circle the bar. I do have a ported MS361 that despite adjustment to the max always has plenty of oil when the fuel runs dry.

    Other than a hot smoking bar what signs indicate too little oil?

    Thanks,

    Ron
     
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    You'll see the rails burnt as well, even on the long bars I have you'll run them wide open and still have a little left in the tank Ron.

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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    yup, factory has it pretty well figured out.

    you have to stay in a range of length though, 36" on a 461 is pushing yer luck for example (but then the clutch isn't up to it anyway)

    Keep an eye peeled fer hot spots, usually close to the power head on the under side or the nose will get hot, either one.

    This is different then a pinch hot spot though, or if yer running a super dull chain (where most of the "saw junkies" get confused) a dull chain is working 4 times as hard anyway, and therefore creating that much more heat.
     
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