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Offline coxy

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« on: December 24, 2017, 05:45:49 PM »
butt chewed out today   I needed to move my skidder 7miles down the road had to be at the job before Tuesday the guy that moves it trailer is on top of a mountain that is covered in ice and I didn't want to sand 4 miles of road to get it out  so I pulled my tire chains and started down the road 3miles of it is county rd the rest it town rd my wife is behind me with the 4ways on I keep looking back to see if anyone was coming  behind us about a mile in the trip a few cars went by things went fine then this suv come up on us I got over as far as I could more than half the skidder was off the road this lady starts blowing the horn I'm waving her by she wont go keeps blowing the horn I'm not stopping  the shoulder ran out so back in the road I go she then starts to pass ::) I go about 2 miles up the road there is a person standing in the road I didn't think anything of it till I got about 30ft from them its HER she made me stop starts screaming at me calling all the good names you could think of telling me I have no right to be on a public road with it because its to big  ???  :D I could run someone over with it I gave her a good lesson about words and told her what is the difference if its on a trailer or I'm driving it you would be in more danger with it on a trailer I'm calling the cop I said good tell them ill be up bowers rd and get    out of my way  ill be there for a hour and a half  two hours putting the chains back on  well wouldn't you know they showed up  :D she told them I tried to run her over  :D my wife came on glued at that time she said to the guy I think if he would have tried he would have succeeded  :D he got a chuckle  then  we got talking and said she complains about everything  but he had to check it out     this is the same lady that joined the fire co and every day at noon she came to the fire house and couldn't figure out why no one came to the fire call  :D :D it took everyone at the fire house a month to get it through her head it was the noon whistle  ::)    so I got my Christmas eve butt chewing from a loony  went almost a year with out someone chewing me out

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Re: got my
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 06:54:16 PM »
Coxy, I feel for you. Just too many stupid people in the world and you can not cure stupid. Wish I could have joined the caravan with my Steiger and trailer!!!!!
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Re: got my
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 07:48:59 PM »
Paul get yourself some yellow strobes for that 518. Your always getting into something huh? Good to hear your doing well and staying busy. Need to see some pictures of your cat in action or piles of all that ash you have been cutting.

Are you selling that ash for pallet logs? .20/board foot? Just curious as Im cutting out the ash in my woods. Have a Merry Christmas!


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Re: got my
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 09:32:28 PM »
Ahh - the holidays bring out the best in people.  I had to go to town Friday to take care of a couple of things and pick my wife up at the airport - I swear every human for 300 miles was out on the road and not a single one of them had ever driven before or knew what the word civility was.  It does seem that it is getting worse every year. 

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Re: got my
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 10:11:29 PM »
 Wait you actually took your chains off 😂 what kind of an outlaw logger are you ? 😂 once the roads are frozen it's all fair game here. Winter time we don't have issues, summertime moving hay equipment we get 2-3 idiots a yr who think they have more rights than a farm tractor on the road.

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Re: got my
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 11:13:51 PM »
They are out there.....a friend had the combine towing the 35' grain table, met a car on the highway overpass.
Same thing, the woman gets out screaming "you have to back up! I'm calling the police, you shouldn't be on the road!"

He camly told her, I have all day. Then got back in the cab.

She backed up.....lol.


A few others around here have learned it's not wise to tailgate a manure spreader.....

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Re: got my
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 11:41:56 PM »
coxy, the part about the noon whistle is hilarious.  :D  A friend was coming down a steep road with a fully loaded logging truck, met a car pulling a travel trailer. The tourist insisted he back up! No you back down, I have the right of way. The guy replied he didn't know how to back the trailer so my buddy backed it down to the first turn out. ::)
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Re: got my
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 01:09:03 AM »
All my gear carries concessional registration for insurance reasons but... once you got number plates even the hi-way is fair game.

Running a stick steer 667 GM with the exhaust blown out at the manifold to a repair place... straight up National route 1 for 10 miles... is one of the more interesting places I've ever taken a machine. Shop guy said hr could hear her coming for a good 5 minutes.

No complaints though: I think I had them all scared  :D
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Re: got my
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 07:06:59 AM »
Paul get yourself some yellow strobes for that 518. Your always getting into something huh? Good to hear your doing well and staying busy. Need to see some pictures of your cat in action or piles of all that ash you have been cutting.

Are you selling that ash for pallet logs? .20/board foot? Just curious as Im cutting out the ash in my woods. Have a Merry Christmas!
20 cents a ft  :o  I'm getting 1050 14in an up 900 12in an up  and no heart restriction  same goes for the r oak  the r oak they are making wheel barrow handles out of them  seen some at  H D and they where 22.50 a pair

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Re: got my
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 07:10:01 AM »
Wait you actually took your chains off 😂 what kind of an outlaw logger are you ? 😂 once the roads are frozen it's all fair game here. Winter time we don't have issues, summertime moving hay equipment we get 2-3 idiots a yr who think they have more rights than a farm tractor on the road.
they just put new black top down just before fall  :D 

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Re: got my
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 09:34:56 AM »
Coxy, you handled yourself well.  I am a pretty decent person most of the time... It O can't stand ignorance, or dumb people!  I don't know how many times I've been passed on the tractor on back roads. I get it, it's slow, I do it too.  The difference is, I wait for a straight stretch, with viability!  Why do people pass me on the crest of a hill or a blind corner?  I'm always in a pretty good sized tractor, I won't be hurt when they wreck!

About 6 years ago I drove the Timberjack 230 about 3 miles down the MY state rd, pretty sure all 3 town cops on duty drove past!  Pretty sure the chief was the only one that waved back.... While shaking his head!
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Re: got my
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 12:03:25 PM »
had problems but never had someone ever stop and try to chew me out, I just do not handle that kind of stuff very well . I have driven a 740 JD 130 miles one way on a hwy before and never had a problem , skidder was to wide and to tall to float , float guy said we had to take the tires off it . I drive on the roads a lot here cause small jobs and your next job is a mile or 2 way

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Re: got my
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 12:59:20 PM »
coxy that num skull would have a big time fit here in the fall with all the farm machinery on the road
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saw logs all day what do you get lots of lumber and a day older
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Re: got my
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 01:08:35 PM »
Ha this makes me think back to a fire I had one time. The boss took his Timberjack 230 forwarder and went around a cop car because he wouldn't move so we could travel it out the road. Boss was so mad and didn't want to lose the machine if the fire went fast so he barreled down into the ditch and went along by the cop car the ring chains scrubbed in places on the side of the car. Cop never opened his mouth about it!

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Re: got my
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 02:55:34 PM »
Ha ha ha :D :D :D
coxy, you must have had the Spirit of Christmas in you at the time, thought Santa Claus was watching, or something. From all your post through the years makes me believe you are not always that understanding.  :D :D :D
Glad you handled it the way you did. If that had been me I would have gotten coal in my stocking last night. :D :D :D

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Re: got my
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 07:12:53 PM »
Where i escaped from i was getting $100/day fines for having a registered medium duty truck in the driveway.  You couldnt even have a fabric garage. 

Where i escaped to, knuckle booms get pulled a few miles by grapple skidders. I drive loads of logs down the street with my detroit singing.  The dozer has made a few trips up the road too.
 


Yeah i dont miss the old place at all.
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2017, 08:41:51 PM »
Was that an HOA fine or govt law?  I read horror stories about the whole HOA thing and there is no way I could ever  live in one of those. 
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Re: got my
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2017, 10:01:13 AM »
Coxy:
You should have given that woman a nice kiss on each cheek and the see her reaction.
That would have been the icing on the cake in my opinion.
If that is the worst that has happened to you this year you've had a very good year.
I wish you a better one next year.
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Re: got my
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2017, 10:12:39 AM »
They are out there.....a friend had the combine towing the 35' grain table, met a car on the highway overpass.
Same thing, the woman gets out screaming "you have to back up! I'm calling the police, you shouldn't be on the road!"

He camly told her, I have all day. Then got back in the cab.

She backed up.....lol.


A few others around here have learned it's not wise to tailgate a manure spreader.....

Ed

Ed:
Your last statement reminded me of the following;
My dad once asked a bus driver what the funniest thing he had ever seen driving a bus.
The fellow responded with -  about 3 weeks ago driving S on RT 7 just S of Middlebury, VT I was the third vehicle following a farmer doing 20 to 22 mph with a tractor and a loaded manure spreader.  The first car behind the farmer was a honking the horn big time.  All of a sudden there erupted a momentary dark cloud.  Supposedly the horn honking ceased.  The bus driver claimed that the tractor operator never looked back, got to his turn off and just kept going.
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Re: got my
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2017, 10:27:10 AM »
 I did a small job for a lady in town 2yrs ago cutting ash ahead of the ash borer. She was real happy with my trucker moving a few of the logs to a friends sawmill for her husband to make firewood pallets. He didn't charge full price to move them, the mill was only couple miles away. Just heard last night that a month ago she stopped him passing her house while hauling off another job just up the rd. She read the riot act to about logging was bad and all. He smiled said have a good day and drove off. It's ok to help me out but not the neighbor up the rd  >:( . Waiting for a call to come cut some trees  :D .
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