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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2002, 08:28:12 PM »
An HD4 set up with a blade and a clam would be a nifty little machine.  A neighbor had a clam trailer he pulled with a D4 Cat.  The clam plugged in to some outlets on the back of the dozer.  It worked good but was a little big.
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2002, 06:45:49 AM »
  I run: Stihl, Oregon and Windsor.   The only problem i have had with any of them is my own fault.   Such as things like: trying to bend them to far one way or the other after getting them pinched,  :Drunning over they with the Cat :D, etc..
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2002, 09:34:04 AM »
The Oregon Pro has a bright finish and the nose is not as narrow as the Power Match Plus, other than that they are the same.

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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2002, 11:19:45 AM »

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Sandvik makes a lot of carbide inserts,  drills,  boring bars,  etc.,  for machine tools.  I think they also make insert teeth for chippers.

LW,  you were asking about the crawler my uncle had,  funny enough,  he called me today to chat.  It was an Allis-Chalmers HD4,  4cyl.  diesel.  He said with the grapple boom and the blade,  he guesses it would weigh about 3 tons.



  4 cyl, diesel, grapple AND a blade, and you said $7K? hmmm..I just got my truck paid off..next I would really like to get the mortgage payment gone away (90% of people are telling me I'm nuts to be thinking that way- but debt is debt)- I'd like to be paying on a new toy and knowing that the house and land won't go away if things get bad.

  To get totally off-topic, has anyone looked into long-term health care insurance? You always hear tragic stories of health care bills taking the house and all. I'd like to be the winner at that particular interaction. ;D  lw
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2002, 07:12:54 PM »
LW,  to reply to the "off topic",  I have no idea of your family situation,  but you could save the house,  if you have kids you trust,  or whoever is going to get the house when you go to the big woods in the sky,  by deeding it to them with a provision that you can live there as long as you wish,  or until you move on.  If it isn't in your name,  they can't come after it for bills.  Get a lawyer's advise to avoid tax implications for both sides.  You could just sign the title over,  but if the future owner ever sold,  their base would be what you paid,  which could throw some huge capital gains taxes on them.  You could also "gift" it,  I believe 10,000 bucks a year without tax consequences to a child,  but you need an attorney to set it up.  Make sure the attorney is well-versed in estate planning.
I'm not sure about the health insurance part,  but I think you can get something called "catastrophic" insurance which protects your estate in the case of stuff we don't want to think about.  Or,  you could buy the crawler and leave instructions to knock the house down the day before they take it away! 8)
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2002, 12:40:26 PM »
as far as the IRS and ones primary residence.  If you sell your house that you have owned and lived in for at least two years, you pay no taxes at all to them.  and you can do this every two years, no limit no penalty. :D
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2002, 09:42:10 AM »
C-5,
Just got this from world renown chaisaw guru, Walt Galer.

Winsor bars are made in Milan, Tenn. USA. The company has been acquired by Blount, who also owns Oregon. The company started out in Vancouver, Canada, on Windsor street, which is why the name. It moved to Tenn. several years ago.

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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2002, 10:36:52 AM »
And now we know the rest of the story 8)  Thanks Kevin!
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2002, 05:38:25 PM »
G'day Corley,

My favourite bar at the moment would have to be the GB Pro Hard Top, solid nose bar.  I was having trouble with my Stihl Rollermatic binding up with chips - never had that before -, so tried the GB hard nose, and really like it.
Most bars Ive had have done well, (Ive liquified a bar tip before, but that was ignorance, nothing else) providing you spend the time on them making sure the rails are even length, gap or gauge consistant etc.  I dont like the way you cant grease the newer roller tips either, although they say you dont need to.  So why did we have to before???
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2002, 09:27:26 PM »
Our favorite bars are windsors and GB.  I've actually gone through 7 stihl tips in 5 days cutting large frozen hard maple with a lot of plunge cutting.  Finally managed to obtain a GB that fit my 084, and never lost another tip on the job.  The Windsor bars offer the same durability and are what we use the most.  We also ran into kinking and lube problems with oregon bars whether they belong to the same company or not.  A good bar should outlast 3-4 tips in terms of wear, with decent care and maintenance and cut upwards of 50-60 MBF, if not more depending on the species and cutting conditions.
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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2002, 06:01:22 PM »
I was at a forestry show not long ago and the Oregon rep told me that oregon has been supplying sthil with sawbars for some time now because sthil can`t keep up with the orders did anyone else hear anything like this!

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Re: What's your favorite bar?
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2002, 10:52:06 PM »
the one thing I liked about oregon bars, when I fell trees (27yrs) is that the bar hole never plugged because the hole was cut angled away from the direction the chain moved.
Most of the other bars with the hole cut at 90 degrees plug up rather quickly.


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