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« on: August 21, 2018, 02:10:58 PM »

One of my projects.
Just about done now
This has been a nice piece to work on.  If I was digging like this at any other place,multiply the rocks by 100. There was a little knoll,I wanted to cut it down and make it not so sharp,easier to mow. I thought sure I would find rocks there. Very few was found.  :o
There's more video about this project and one more to come.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 02:48:50 PM »
Nice work Ray
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 04:42:23 PM »
Nice progress Ray.  Rocks??  :o
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 04:50:55 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 06:00:21 PM »
Glad I watched til the end. I was gonna comment on the poor tree  :^D  That would be a nice jul tree, and in my living room come December. About all white pine's good for. Jul trees, and smelling nice after getting thrashed by storms  :^D

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 06:57:23 PM »
There was alot of humps,not rocks,but where the ferns grow. Some was more than a foot high and 3 feet across. I have a BIG pile of them and sod too. I have plans for that pile too.
Poor tree,I have 1000's of them poor trees. ;D Was not much growing in the woods. Than my Father and me logged some of the land. Just like kicking a hornet's nest. Those white pines are as thick as hair on a dog.
We call that The New Piece. We bought back 7 acres of The Farm. That helps to keep neighbors away. I don't make a good neighbor. I am up in the morning making noise and well after dark too. I cut off enough so we could see the field across the road and see the wildlife in it. I hauled off one so called stone wall from it. I sprayed that wall for 3 years with vegetation killer. No more poison ivy. Looks like rocks was dumped around the wall,but was never built. I finally got to digging rocks out of the so called field. We mowed around the rocks for 4-5 years. Than when I would go to dig out the rocks,many was about the size of my head and just sitting on the ground. :o  We spent many hours going around small rocks.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 06:58:14 AM »
Did you get new gizmos to put up a video with?

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 07:19:24 AM »
Nice video, Ray.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 10:02:15 AM »
I think a clamp on root rake would help you A LOT with combing out these rocks.  My rock bucket is almost always on for roughing, sorting and clearing.

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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 02:13:26 PM »
Brenda has a you tube channel,MAINEiac Grammie's Homestead. I started to put a few videos on for her. Her subs don't really like my tractor-wood stuff.  :(  They like her cooking ones. One video has 50,000 views.  :o   Mine only bring in under 100. Probably will start my own channel. 

mike,I saw that in another post. Looks like something I would tear apart. The bucket on the tractor is starting to show some wear marks now. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 11:19:39 PM »
Well, im not saying you couldnt.. But i will say it'd be entertaining to watch you try.    ;D



When the dirt stopped coming and it switched to pure demo loads, i figured this bucket was toast, but surprisingly it has held up. The corners get over used untangling the stuff with big rebar and ive bent two tines a little but thats it.  I'll straighten and reinforce them when i get torch filled. 



  Id say i have moved 100ton of big concrete with it this summer.  My tally is somewhere in the 145-150 triaxle loads,  bobcat sorted most every pile. It rides a lot smoother in 'Bell Mode" but the tires got trashed. 






 


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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 05:13:21 AM »
I probably moved that much tonnage in rocks. ;D
I made something to carry small rocks that goes on the back of the tractor. Not much to look at,but saves me from handling the rocks 2-3 more times.
I still need a grapple skidder to haul the big ones into the bog.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2018, 10:26:32 AM »
Anything that reduces carpal tunnel and frayed tendons is worth it!
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2018, 01:38:30 PM »
So, I'm sitting here, minding my own business, watching thecfarm running his New Holland, and I feel a presence behind me, and there was Cowboy Bob with a misty look in his eye.  I swear he could hear a tractor running two counties over.  :D

Nice video, Ray.  I'm looking forward to following your progress. 




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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2018, 02:19:40 PM »
there was Cowboy Bob with a misty look in his eye.  I swear he could hear a tractor running two counties over.  :D


Roxie, did he hear me start my JD yesterday to scrape my driveway? I'm only a county and a half!
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2018, 05:35:26 AM »
Poor Bob. :D   My step son calls it Tractor porn.  ;D 
This project is almost done!!!! I only wish all my land was this easy to work on.
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2018, 09:17:28 AM »
Should of kept my big mouth shut. ;D I have hit rocks. And I do mean rocks. I feel better now. I was thinking that somehow I was working on someone else's land. ::) 
It's a coming. I am not saying it's almost done again.
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2018, 06:32:46 AM »
It's done!!! ;D 
Well I suppose I don't want to say that too loud. Next year the frost will push up more rocks. There is a video coming of my mighty fine work.
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2018, 07:15:51 AM »
Waiting for the video.  8)
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2018, 12:14:38 PM »
I'm letting the forest take back most of my fields.  The sugar maples especially are seeding their way back in.  We're keeping some of it as open ground but any that shows northern hardwood regeneration is left for the trees to grow.
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