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What do you take to the woods?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by AgTech4020, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. bowtechmadman

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    I cut on my own property and my neighbors property so usually the gear goes on the back of my Arctic Cat TRV (has a big plastic box).
    - 3 saws (40,50,70ccs usually), if I know I'm dealing with bigger stuff that day the 60 and 90 find their way in place of others
    - gas/oil (gallon of each)
    - small chainsaw toolbox with files, screwdrivers, sockets/scrench etc...
    -chaps/earplugs/helmet/gloves
    -small axe, 3 plastic wedges
    -small first aid pack (stays on the quad always and includes some maxi pads to stop bleeding)
    -Yeti of coffee, jug water
    -4x6 trailer follows the quad
    If I use up a gallon of fuel I'm done for the day.
     
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    rd35 Just an average Joe's brother!!

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    These days I take an 018, MS260, and a 066. Everything under 8" diameter (approx.) I cut with the 018. Then I fire up the MS260 to cut all the stuff up to 18". Finally, I get out the 066 to cut up the big stuff. Last tree I cut up was 36" at the base. I put 2 heaping full loads of wood on my Dad's 7'x14'x2' high GN dump trailer and still had to fill my empty pickup truck bed stacked up to level with the top of the cab on my last trip in order to get that tree hauled to the house! I always take 3 chains per saw, my scrench, tuning screwdriver, mixed gas, chain oil, and a cooler full of iced down bottled waters. This usually keeps me running all day long!!!
    Its' funny how that little 018 runs and cuts so good. It gets me thinking that it is my fastest saw....and then I fire up the 260 and it changes my mind...and then I grab that 066...what a monster of a power house!!! Each saw works best in its particular use. I would never consider trimming limbs with the 066...too heavy. I used to be a one-saw guy...and the MS260 did the job quite well. Only problem I ever had was when I tried to cut stuff the 18" bar wouldn't reach through after cutting both sides. The 066 solved that problem. 28" bar (and a 42" bar hanging on the shop wall just in case)
     
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    I got to much crap to take everything. 1 or both saws, an axe, fuel/oil, wedges, PPE about covers it. If I am after something I spied on an earlier trip then the appropriate crap gets loaded.
     
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    something I have noticed folks to the north say property I call it land here in VA , 3 saws, gas and oil , beans , nabs, drinks, water , tools , chains, axe maul and wedges
     
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    A gallon of mix in a day is some serious cutting.....but I'm to old to run a saw all day. Lol
     
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    Can't believe no one takes any toilet paper, that's a must have.

    Steve
     
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    TP is always in the truck lol
     
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  8. AgTech4020

    AgTech4020 ArboristSite Operative

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    I can honestly say I don’t even own
    a cant hook. I probably should have one as it might save me a chain here or there. When there is no snow I’m cutting already fallen ash. Once the snow hits I start falling dead ash or elm which ends up somewhat supported by the snow.


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  9. NCPT

    NCPT Love my saws

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    I would be worried about that pile of logs falling on me while driving that load.
     
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    Fortunately it's a quick quad ride to the pooper and Army taught me not to pee on my hands so good there.
     
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    s sidewall Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Bet you didn't chew on those so called Chiclets chewing gum in the mre either.

    Steve
     
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    I'm surprised more people don't take a firearm with them. Mine goes on after my wallet daily.
     
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    Eat the peanut butter and you don't need TP...:surprised3:
     
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    When I was in the woods cutting firewood, all I had was a Poulan SD25. I took it, spare chains, gas and oil along with an axe. Now I usually cut on someone's land where I am close enough to civilization to be safe. I carry my 3 saws, box with chains and tools, 2.5 gallons of gas and a gallon of bar oil. Also bring along a come along and tow chain.
     
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    Sounds like what my dad did back in the day.

    Steve
     
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    You will if you Thought it was just gas.

    Steve
     
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    Hatchet, swiss army knife, duck tape, take-down mini fishin pole, a tarp and some rope and some tyvek, space blanket, mini pillow, 1377 and some pellets, mess kit, Benadryl, water, lighter..?
    Oh yeah, and some toilet paper.
     
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    I agree

    Absolutely every single place i am i have at least one fierarm on me with a spare mag. I avoid “pistol free zones” at all cost.

    I even turned down jobs before if the employer didn’t let me carry.






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    If I lived in a place where I felt threatened enough to have to carry a firearm everywhere I went I would move to a better place.

    :chainsaw:
     
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    Hmm.
    Do you lock your doors at night when you go to sleep?
     
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