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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 10:51:48 AM »
Ice sucks.  I was in Springfield when they had their big ice storm in... around 2007.  

This storm was bad enough that we lost branches and a few trees from sticky snow.  Well, at least the goats have some food they can reach.   :D

I'm thinking real hard about laying down some Cedar branches, topping with a pile of cut wood from stuff I cut down a few years ago, then tarping the whole thing.  Can go back and get it when the ground freezes...

Sure looks like the next snow is going to stick around a few weeks...
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 11:27:31 AM »
Yeah a couple good days then really cold this weekend. I got somre green i need to get cut up and put in the shed. Im thinking about going and cutting some more dead stuff before this weekend if this ice ever melts off.
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 09:16:31 PM »
Where is the auction at ?  It sounds like round two this weekend they seem to be all over the place with there predictions we will see when it gets here.  I'm ready for a freeze up theres a lot of dead trees to get out but has been to muddy to get to them 
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 11:59:46 PM »
Where is the auction at ?  It sounds like round two this weekend they seem to be all over the place with there predictions we will see when it gets here.  I'm ready for a freeze up theres a lot of dead trees to get out but has been to muddy to get to them
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2019, 09:33:34 AM »
I for one am glad my local snow forecast is decreasing.  Talking a max of 2" now.  The old snow is melted down to around 3" left and should be less as we are supposed to get rain before snow.  Those are numbers I can work with!  

With the cold coming, the ground should freeze up even with a bit of insulation.  

Kwill, you must go to a lot of auctions.  How far do you go for them?  I try and keep tabs, but I don't see any that catch my interest until February.  
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2019, 09:51:58 PM »
Depends on the auction and what they have. Sometimes i can buy sometimes i cant. They are calling for rain turning to snow and maybe a dusting and wind blowing 40mph. i dont think they know what its going to do. Suppose to be really cold though. Wont get to do much tommorow with the cold. Maybe piddle in the shop.
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2019, 11:10:08 AM »
We only got a skiff of new snow.  Nothing to really mention.  The good news about the cold is the ground froze up good.  Only needed 4x4 to cross the creek.

Pulled this load of ugly wood out Sunday afternoon.  Standing dead Elm that was in the fenceline (ingrown barb wire) and needed cut out anyway.  Branches crumpled up on themselves when it fell, so most of it stayed out of the snow.  The bark was barely hanging on, so what did get in the snow got the bark knocked off.   ;D



Will probably run the trunk trough the sawmill.  It's too big to fit in the door, and I don't split Elm.   >:(   ;)
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2019, 11:34:17 AM »
Thats all we got to. I need to get out and cut a little more. The wind is so bad today though.
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2019, 07:32:44 PM »
Went down in the woods to !ook around today and found some dead standing red oak. Cut it and hauled it in before we got the rain this evening. Got it all cut up and in the shed.


 

 

 
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2019, 07:38:56 PM »
 

 
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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2019, 07:44:42 PM »
Hey Kwill, that arch looks great, glad you got some wood to stay warm.  Looks like you could have started at the end of that long pole and worked your way up to the arch.  all looks good!

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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2019, 07:57:30 PM »

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Good looking rig. I would hate to think how many old Ford's and Ferguson's tractors years ago I bought repaired and or restored and sold to acreage folks. I just sold a Ford 961 a couple years ago a friend pickup at a auction cheap. 

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Re: Cut a little jag before the snow.
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2019, 08:53:23 PM »
Hey Kwill, that arch looks great, glad you got some wood to stay warm.  Looks like you could have started at the end of that long pole and worked your way up to the arch.  all looks good!
Yeah that was a long one. I had one more that was like it. That arch gets used alot. I bring in firewood with it right next to the furnace shed. Cut it up right there and put in the shed
Also bring my cedars to the mill with it. Try to keep everything out of the mud.
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2019, 12:09:50 AM »

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Good looking rig. I would hate to think how many old Ford's and Ferguson's tractors years ago I bought repaired and or restored and sold to acreage folks. I just sold a Ford 961 a couple years ago a friend pickup at a auction cheap.

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Good looking rig. I would hate to think how many old Ford's and Ferguson's tractors years ago I bought repaired and or restored and sold to acreage folks. I just sold a Ford 961 a couple years ago a friend pickup at a auction cheap. 
I got alot of flack for buying that 8n. Even more for putting a loader on it. They said you wont be able to steer it. Steers just fine. Its been a very handy little tractor. Even more now with the grapple i built. I was on another site that was abouut those old tractors and when i would post about what i wanted they would all say how dumb a idea in was to do that to a 8n. But when i bought that tractor it was what i could afford at the time and dont regret it at all. Id like to have another one without a loader just to put on the arch. Gets a little tight sometimes in the woods.
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
 

 




 


I have posted this before.  Nice to keep the wood and chain out of the dirt.  also easier on your back!!

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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2019, 04:13:36 PM »
Yeah. I cut most of mine while its still on the arch most of the time. Glad i got that wood in yesterday. Got a pretty good rain overnight and its not to warm out today
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I got alot of flack for buying that 8n. Even more for putting a loader on it. They said you wont be able to steer it. Steers just fine. Its been a very handy little tractor. Even more now with the grapple i built. I was on another site that was abouut those old tractors and when i would post about what i wanted they would all say how dumb a idea in was to do that to a 8n. But when i bought that tractor it was what i could afford at the time and dont regret it at all. Id like to have another one without a loader just to put on the arch. Gets a little tight sometimes in the woods. Quote Kwill

I was repairing and rebuilding them in the late 70's threw the 90's. Back then there wasn't all of the sub and compact diesels of today. I farmed and worked in town at night doing maintenance lots of people at the plant were building and moving to acreages. They would buy a MTD garden tractor at the farm store and a year later it was worn out and couldn't push snow. Back then I had a couple TO-20's out on the farm I had bought cheap that the rear rims and tires were shot from fluid. Repaired them and threw a quick paint job on. I sold them to a couple truck drivers at the plant that had moved to acreages. They liked them and soon after people were contacting me either looking for a tractor or had 8N that wouldn't run. I had learned to work on these when I was a kid in the 60's as we had a TO-20 and a 9N at a small truck stop my folks had we used them pushing snow and mowing. Back then we ran 8 volt battery's and a heavier starter drive so you could get them started. The next thing I knew the farm yard was full of ford, ferguson tractors and two row equipment. I got to farming too many acres and had too many cows and the next generation was moving to the country and they wanted a nicer tractor and loader and didn't mine payments. I sold out what I had. I still repair a few for friends or friends of friends. I did one this winter for a guy that bought it in 1978 when they moved to the acreage. His wife had bought him a new JD compact for his retirement a few years ago and the old 8N was not running any more. He didn't want to get rid of the tractor and wasn't finding anyone that wanted to repair it. He got to asking around and found me. I had retired from my town job a couple years ago so I have some time in the winter but didn't really want to work on it. I went over and looked at it. It needed a fair amount of work I threw out a number to repair and he didn't even think about it. He said when you have time come pick it up and repair and if you need money up front that's not problem. So I went the 20 miles and hauled it home he didn't own a trailer big enough to haul it. It was a fairly nice tractor was still on 6 volt. Was a late model 8N with side dist and had a all hyd loader with a front pump. So I got it running to see what we had low on compression clutch weak we already knew rear tires and wheels bad. Wow this tractor needs some serious money spent. I called him told him what I had found and what the cost would be to do engine and clutch and he said no problem I want the tractor fixed. So I repaired it and today he loves it and pretty much has parked the JD.    

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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2019, 03:46:47 PM »
 The big tree in the pic is dead and I'm trying to figure out how I can get it out. Not gonna be easy.

 
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« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2019, 03:49:44 PM »
long rope or chain, if roots are rotted not too hard.  pull over from a long distance.

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« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2019, 04:45:16 PM »
Just like the Johnny Cash song...."I got it one piece at a time...." Use the winch on your arch and a snatch block for those hard to reach places. Have fun and be safe, Scott B.
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