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Author Topic: How far will you go?  (Read 958 times)

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Offline swampfox66

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How far will you go?
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:07:50 PM »
Good evening all. I was curious how far you loggers/timber harvesters will travel on average to harvest a tract. I understand that there are several factors including the timber itself, mill proximity, the economy, etc., but if you could please share what you think is average and what was the furthest you've gone that would help me better understand. Thank you and God bless. 

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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 11:45:07 PM »
 I normally try and stay within 1hr from home, anymore than that your bringing a shop trailer and staying up there. The next 3yrs with the exception of this solar farm I doubt I go 10mins from home. 

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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 11:50:33 PM »
I routinely drive 1 to 1 1/2 hours one way, sometimes even 2 hours- but someone else is paying me to do it.
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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »
We go as far as 2.5 hrs on the pavement plus whatever the main lines will take. Right now its 45 minutes on pavement and 1/2 hr on main line closest to home weve been in a year.

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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 09:53:37 AM »
We will go 100 miles for the right tract i.e. bullit proof winter ground.  Have trucked hdwd logs 250.

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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 07:14:15 PM »
When I was a young man I would stay in a motel all week or till the job was finished. Up to 150  miles was pretty common. Later in years we would drag a camper with use which was a lot of fun camp fire at night, cooking on a open fire. But now I like to work within thirty miles of home.

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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 08:20:52 PM »
Ya know, that does sound like fun.  When my boy is driving age i think ill aim to do that for a while with him just to put it in the memory bank. 
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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 07:44:36 AM »
Almost all of my jobs are within 10 miles of home. Never been more than 20.
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Re: How far will you go?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 07:33:35 AM »
I go wherever. If the timber is good . In the last 5 years I been 5 min from home.
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