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Offline mike_belben

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« Reply #240 on: June 10, 2018, 10:32:18 AM »
Nice rigging mr stephen, i need to make a self release snatch like that.  You sure do some precise work!


Dozer is just sitting there apart.  When i had the aim to get under it there was a constant creek flowing between the tracks.  Then i fractured my arm doing a triple gainer off the wood trailer and crawling under anything is painful enough to make me find something else to do.  i have no money to pour fuel through it anyway so meh.. Let it sit, the dirt piles arent going anywhere.  Just gotta stay home and let the kids get older for a while and be patient with how life plays out.

I have been putting up firewood, laying out my operation better, getting into camp bundles and gardening like crazy between dishes, feedings and internetting.  Also reworking the quad into a mad max thinning machine, sorta miniature version of your tractor.  Need to get some overhead shelter up.  This sun is relentless and im barking up the melanoma tree.

Ill get some pics up later for ya.  Im glad you popped up, i was getting a little worried in your absence. 
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« Reply #241 on: June 12, 2018, 07:05:28 AM »
   Hey mr cfarm hope you get a chance to take some before/after pics.  Great to see your endeavors.  :)

   Well mr  Mike ...I hear ya... balancing domestics and work are always a challenge.  By the time you raise your children you find yourself looking after family seniors.  Just the way of it.  For cooking my mentor is a lad by the name of Jamie Oliver. Great meal plans...healthy,inexpensive and quick.  like most tasks tools make the difference. In the kitchen my go to is a quality blender.  First sign of "dodgie" in she goes.  :D   For the garden my "mantis" is the boy. Stihl now makes a version, it looks a little more rugged.  Had frost again last night but did plant the cold crops last week in my little grow plot.  The BRS in the pic is one I leveled with the clearing saw last year.  Boy did it like that.   ;D



 
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« Reply #242 on: June 12, 2018, 02:53:04 PM »
I did take some pictures. Really not much to see. I had this piece cleared off for at least 10 years.  So these stumps have been there that long too. Mostly white pine. Some I got,some I could not,maybe another 10 years.  ;D The could not ones are about 3 feet across. There must of been a few red oaks in there. I try to leave the oak,good food for the wild life. Those sumps was only about 1-1 feet across and came out pretty easy. Some of those white pines stumps,I had to work on them.
Even dug out a few rocks.  :D  Kinda low on the few too.
Is that red soil? Looks different than what I have.
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« Reply #243 on: June 13, 2018, 07:16:26 AM »
   The red is due to the high iron -oxide content (rust really ;D). Really hard on undercarriage. You do well not to break your tractor dealing with stumps and boulders.  You must have  "datouch"   :)

   Well yesterday was one of ...dozdays .  Hate that crunch noise. Was not even under strain.



 

Spent the day prepin for the extraction. Went well got the ol boy back to the ER.   Only charged me 70$.  He was really impressed with the prep work. Said most people never have a concern for his gear.   On the down side thats gonna be it for awhile.  You all stay safe  :)



 

 
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« Reply #244 on: June 13, 2018, 03:19:00 PM »
Never said I did not break my tractor digging rocks.  :o :( Stumps I don't bother with much. Those critters come out hard. And than some. But so have some of the rocks I have dug out.   ::)  Where's the dumb dumb smiley? If the stumps have been in the ground for 10 years they come out easy. White,red maple stumps are gone in half that time,but those white pine hand right in there. 

Can't tell. What did you break?
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« Reply #245 on: June 15, 2018, 07:06:32 AM »
   Well things are looking up...just the clutch.  I know compared to some of the  mechanical magic I see on here this is pretty basic. The idea with this thread was to share the farm tractor in the woods experience. Well to quote Mr snowstorm if your gonna own it and try to make a living best be prepared to learn how to repair it.   The one issue is the armour.. gets bent over time and the on/off gets to be a bigger challenge every time. The nice thing about the farm tractor I find is recovery and repair for a one man operation is not so bad. Have had to fix a lot of stuff in the woods . Not easy at all. Let the parts hunt begin... :)



 

 

 

 

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« Reply #246 on: June 15, 2018, 09:52:48 AM »
Way to get'r done there old timer.  Yer makin me and my dead dozer look bad!  

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« Reply #247 on: June 15, 2018, 09:55:18 AM »
Not to jinx ya i hope, but how much trouble do you have with sticks and tires making love?  I dont want to even say that 4 letter F word.  
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« Reply #248 on: June 16, 2018, 06:46:11 AM »
Looks like you took the center right out of her! That's not too bad of a job and I know it's pretty minor for you Mr. Alford! ;)

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« Reply #249 on: June 16, 2018, 07:04:35 AM »
   Jinx Jinx double Jinx...Hex be gone...turn around...SPIT.  Nope i am good. Never had a flat on the tractor. the rears are forestry specials put on new when I got the tractor. The fronts have been replaced a couple times just wore out. Do a bit of road travel doing tilling mowing snow etc. Its a mindset thing in the woods i know there vulnerable and cut accordingly.  With the winch the wood comes to you as opposed to the grapple where you have to go to the wood.
   On another note meet a nice young couple yesterday. He and his wife were working on an extension to his fly tying shop in the rain. Picked up what he called "the deadly dozen" as a gift for a buddy getting married. Got a couple like the one in the middle for my hat.  Oh ya baby in the woods its its all about LOOKS... :D


 
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