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« on: May 09, 2018, 07:20:54 AM »
Curious what time different areas and different start as well as run for hours?

Myself a normal day of mechanical cutting Iíll start about 5 under the lights and be done around 5 greasing till 6.
Hand falling is a 6 hour day here which is nice.

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Re: Start times
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 10:32:38 AM »
 I'm sort of self-employed,  so I start when I get around to it, and stop when I can't take it anymore.  :D Most loggers, excavation people, landscapers etc., start at 7:00. Some do 4-10's, but not many. 
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Re: Start times
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 10:46:52 AM »
My first alarm is 5:45 to put daughter on the 6:10 bus.  Typically the boy starts whining for food as i walk back in, and that goes until about 10pm.  The middle is just a blur of whatever happens between bed and bed.  
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Re: Start times
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 01:39:29 PM »
I am an employee, but I'm as close as you can get to being self employed and still working for someone else. I'm a night owl, I usually start around 8:00 in the morning and work as long as I need to, to move the amount of wood I need to. I can usually start when I feel like it and quit when it feel like it, unless I have trucks that might need help, or if I'm loading bunk trailers. Sometimes I start at 7:00, even 5:30 if I gotta get something done, and we work longer hours in the winter. Work 6-7 day weeks in the winter, too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 07:51:08 PM »
I'm usually on site by 6 unless I worked late the previous night.  My harvester operator normally starts at 4.  I try to help him service mid afternoon and try to get a bit of time on harvester before I go home.  Nearly all industrial operations around here work 24 hours.   Week of days then week of nights for those operators.
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Re: Start times
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 04:49:18 AM »
When logging I like to be moving by 6:00. On my day job I'm usually there before 5:30 and even though it doesn't happen often, I try to be out by 3:30. :(

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Re: Start times
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 08:31:11 AM »
If I get in say a mule train I have to load instead of our driver loading himself theyíre at the site by 2:30, the guys were telling us if itís a clear cut they have to be at the job by midnight. My question is always why the mills donít open till 6 or 7 am.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 08:33:02 AM »
During the summer, we cut 4 12 hour days a week.  Work 5-5.  During the winter we work 5 9 hour days.  I always try to grab a ride into the woods with one of the skidders and be in the woods before daylight.  Start chopping as soon as I can see the tree tops.
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Re: Start times
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 11:28:09 AM »
Few years back some people did a little logging here on the farm. They went in by flashlight to start cutting. They never brought lunch. They were gone by then. 
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Re: Start times
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 12:38:34 PM »
Whats the point in such inconvenient hours?  Starting logging at midnight just sounds dumb to me.  I mean i understand hikin out to a tree stand in the dark, but the trees wont run off over daylight.
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Re: Start times
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 12:40:28 PM »
Not if youíre doing 50 or so loads a day.

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2018, 12:41:16 PM »
So when do you stop?  
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Re: Start times
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 12:47:49 PM »
Normally theyíll start loading at midnight to 2pm, shovel log/yard 2/4am till the last load is gone for the day, processor was double shifts from what I saw 20 hours a day.

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 03:36:06 PM »
Ive never been to the PNW, but man there must be a lotta wood. Its hard to imagine there being enough trees to keep that pace forever.  How many acres a day is that?
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Re: Start times
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 09:32:10 PM »
Depends on the side or operation theyíll clear cut 5 acres tethering, 110 acres will take about 3 weeks if itís already on the ground. Thereís enough wood here with our rotation cycles at 40 years and our replant laws.

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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 10:23:57 PM »
Pretty amazing. 
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