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Re: Red pine vs white pine
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2019, 04:56:55 PM »
Yes a tractor is good solution to save shoulders and backs. Some of us ain't 20 no more. :D
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Re: Red pine vs white pine
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2019, 07:45:38 AM »
Some, or all mills, not sure, have log loading attachments. Some manual and some hydraulic. Here's one for Woodland Mills. He's talking about his trailer kit to.


I love that guy's videos. I have a Wood-mizer LT15 which does not have a log loading attachment. You can buy one like he has with the winch thing, or go up to the next model and get hydarulics ($$$ for a personal mill imo). I was going to go with the hand winch and use a log arch on my ATV to move trees at first, but instead ending up buying a Kubota L2501 which has made life a million times better. Though it's still a small tractor and has its limits. It won't lift some of the red oaks I got, but will drag them and lift one end at a time just fine, as well as flip the real heavy logs.

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Re: Red pine vs white pine
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2019, 07:52:20 AM »
But the reddest stuff around here is a red montmorillonite clay subsoil, and the red pines do not like that stuff especially well. 
Likely the pH is more basic with the 2:1 expanding clays.
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Re: Red pine vs white pine
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2019, 07:55:40 AM »
For me, I wouldn't be moving anything bigger than 18-20" and cut to length at the stump and yard out with an arch on a wheeler. I would make my piles along side parallel to the mill, roll off the pile with a peavey and use the log loader. Only cutting for myself, non production. I'm not there yet. But probably 2 years out from now. I have lots of nice fir. Any waste, I would stack at the house to burn for heat. It all makes heat. :D
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Re: Red pine vs white pine
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2019, 08:23:50 AM »
Yes, clay zones here are circum-neutral.  Perfect for a vast array of species....but not red pine.

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