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Expensive trip to Paul Bunyan
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:28:36 AM »
 I went to the Paul Bunyan show looking for a conveyor and table to speed up the process with my Timberwolf splitter, and came home with a Brute Force 14-24 Processor.
 I ran a couple cords through it after I got home, and so far it does a great job.
 I'm going to be using it mostly in the same location and will have an extension to run longer logs. Almost all of my firewood logs are 6"-16" ash so the 14-24 should do fine.
 Very happy with the heavy, well thought out construction of the Brute Force.

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Re: Expensive trip to Paul Bunyan
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
I don't know if Bangor ME is too far for them guys next year in May.
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Re: Expensive trip to Paul Bunyan
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 10:51:37 AM »
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So how many cords a year do you process? Sounds like you bought the perfect machine for the size of wood you run. Enjoy the new processor. 

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Re: Expensive trip to Paul Bunyan
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 03:34:52 PM »
 I'm over 50 full cords so far this season with the TW and will do at least that much more by the end of the season. I can get a full cord in my 7x12 dump trailer in about 1/3 the time it takes me with the TW,no conveyor, and hand cutting rounds next to the splitter.
 I work full time and deliver a load on the way to or from work nearly everyday, after I get home I get a load ready for the next day. I spend my weekends cutting and hauling logs.
 This processor should give me extra time for other things.
  I figure I'll do 100-150 loads(cords) a season, and burn 10- 15 here. I don't have the time or desire to do more than that right now. I've been doing 30-50 a year for several years now, and have a good base of customers with no advertising so far. 

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Re: Expensive trip to Paul Bunyan
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 05:17:49 PM »
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Sounds like you were ready to move up to a processor. Years ago when I worked nights as a mechanic for a grocery wholesaler I would take a cord of wood a night on a dump trailer and deliver it in the morning after work on the way home. I would get home feed the cows and hand throw another cord on the trailer on the weekends I had a buddy and his two sons help and use  another pickup and dump trailer.Back then he burned 10 cord himself so for the trees and my equipment he helped me.  I used to sell around 50 cord a year.Back then I sold a lot of ash and mulberry. The last 10 years I haven't sold wood it's all I can do to get the 10-15 cord ready that I burn my self. I have a home built processor I still am working the bugs out of. My wood size is all over the board so a processor doesn't work the best. I am only cutting locust and hedge for fire wood. Once in a well a ash gets cut. 

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Re: Expensive trip to Paul Bunyan
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 08:06:04 PM »
 Yeah, I don't think this processor would work nearly as well for me if I just had tops to run in it. I have a couple years worth of standing dead ash on my farm, and several other places that would like dead ash removed. I haven't priced ash from any of the full time timber cutters, but I'll bet there are deals to be had there too.


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