Sounds like a "fun" filled day lol. Mine was "fun" too, but that's why they call it work .Well wouldn't you know, never got very far into production. Started out opening the box of new belts sent from Hakki PIlki dealer. They sent the wrong belts. I needed three A45's and the sent A38's. The difference being a PTO driven processor uses the 38's, mine is gas engine driven so it needs different (longer) belts. Dealer is almost 6hr drive westward, round trip. Had to drive 30 min into town, NAPA only had one A45 belt in stock. Well, I only needed one to go with the 2 used ones, might as well. Damn NAPA, their prices are double that of the dealer. An hour later I am back home and the belts are on. Meantime, the dearest wife took it upon herself to start up the EastonMade splitter herself and split 1/2 cord of oak. Processor ready to go. Next to attach the grapple to the skidsteer. Battery dead. Had to go get the truck and give it a boost. Next, hook up the grapple. You think I could get the two hoses on the couplers? No sir. I cracked all the lines on the grapple to allow some hyd fluid to drip out, left them cracked open. When the sun beats down on the black hoses, it builds up pressure in the lines making it impossible to attach the couplers. Emptied the pressure on the lines on the skidsteer (a process that involves tuning on the battery key but not turnover the engine, then release the park and cycle the joysticks through all the motions). At least that's what usually works. Not today. I think I damn near burst a blood vessel in my head trying to pop them in place. The wife was watching, she said, "You know, it's just not worth it." She may very well be right. This isn't a one off. It's a weekly occurrence. All this before 11:30 am. Fun days.
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Good news is truck walked thru inspection again!! It wasn't raining when I started out, but I got half way to the shop, and the sky opened up,,, thought I was gonna drown before I got there!!!!Yep, glad I got the wood cut and hauled yesterday,,, gotta walk down to get the truck from inspection shop... hope its done before the rain!!!!
Have a good one!
If you are confident knowing who the thief is, wait it out. Let the police do their thing, if they do at all. Later on in life, when the thief least expects it, issue your own justice.Morning. Gents.52*/72*/clear. Happy Lobster day. Last Saturday for the campground market. Picking some corn after I get the truck loaded. Lawn mowing for sure later. Got some good info on the scumbag thief yesterday from the Stihl shop. Trying to restrain myself and let the cops do their job. Have a great day all. FS.
Hope things turn around for you OldMaple.52F/11C up to 65F/18C with overnight rain ending. Been a couple of stressful days, kid losing control of my car and backing it down into the ditch. Find wrecker, get it towed to the mechanic. Problem with the dump truck, off to another mechanic. Problem with the van getting ready for vacation and trying to find unavailable parts. Then 2000 rounds of 9mm target ammo shows up. All is good now. Make it a good one everybody.