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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #2160 on: January 13, 2018, 10:54:48 PM »
You guys have small wood, the job I'm moving off same age has 25ft in height our thinning wood is as big or bigger then your guys clear cut size. How old is it?

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« Reply #2161 on: January 13, 2018, 11:49:01 PM »
Black Spruce varies a lot depending on the site, on poor sites it might be 100 years old and 4" diameter. 1270, that looks like nice stuff- what we're cutting now is probably only 3-4 sticks.
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« Reply #2162 on: January 14, 2018, 06:16:39 AM »
Ken is that the factory rops on your komatsu or did you add the gussets? 

That dozer is original.  It is a 1990 that I bought from the first owner.  About 4500 hours on it.  Quite small but works like a charm and will start on the coldest of winter days

Here's a nice black spruce.   The biggest I've ever come across was almost 20 inches but I'll take a steady diet of these any day.   About 75 feet tall.

That is a dandy black spruce.  We have a30+ acre stand of pure black spruce to move into next week.  Hope there are some patches like that as it is easy to process.  Much easier than our red spruce to limb
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« Reply #2163 on: January 14, 2018, 11:25:48 AM »
Wow - with those CTL machines your dimensions are measured down to a 1/32 inch resolution. That amazes me. I get confused with a stick graduated finer than 1/4"  :D  Some nice CTL videos posted too - Thanks

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« Reply #2164 on: January 14, 2018, 03:13:27 PM »


Not a bad little turn for the 225. Working a small view lot, saving the firewood for me, the poplar is going to be sent down the road.
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« Reply #2165 on: January 14, 2018, 03:40:54 PM »


Here she is after several hours of pulling.  Love that old machine.

This was on Thursday of last week.  Before Mother Nature came in and took away most of the snow. Had about 2 on the ground, which kept my skid road nice, although it was a pain in the neck to move around cutting. 

Now we have icy patches of super hard boiler plate,  was hoping to go ice fishing today, cant get the sleds to the lake.
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« Reply #2166 on: January 14, 2018, 04:12:39 PM »
Wow - with those CTL machines your dimensions are measured down to a 1/32 inch resolution. That amazes me. I get confused with a stick graduated finer than 1/4"  :D  Some nice CTL videos posted too - Thanks

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The measuring systems are not that accurate!   They are pretty reliable in consistent wood to under 1/4 inch but 1/32" is pretty optimistic.   I think they just put that setting in to make us feel good.

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« Reply #2167 on: January 14, 2018, 05:34:07 PM »
Gotcha - like a truck scale that weighs with 20 lb graduations but is lucky to be accurate within 500 lbs. Just makes it look accurate.

Nice pictures mf40. The Jack looks good in the snow. Same weather here. Wallowing in 2' of snow and way cold last 3 weeks. Then shoots up to 52 degrees and rains 2" Friday and back down to 10 below today. The woods are like concrete now.

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« Reply #2168 on: January 14, 2018, 07:07:30 PM »
The sensors are capable and I'm sure they could measure to the 32nd if we were working with steel pipe.  Of course the wood has so many variables with bark thickness, wood density, knots and limb stubs etc.

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« Reply #2169 on: January 14, 2018, 07:08:16 PM »
Why thank you, but to be honest, I've been thinking about trying me a Stihl. I'm not much of a brand loyalist😊

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« Reply #2170 on: January 15, 2018, 07:09:06 AM »
but mike he had a red/black saw  ;D

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« Reply #2171 on: January 15, 2018, 09:11:21 AM »
A few posts back, there was some talk of starting diesels when it's cold out.... we have a couple of old allis chalmers that say to go full throttle until first fire.  It does help and now I know why !!    Love this forum, learn something everyday. 

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« Reply #2172 on: January 15, 2018, 11:32:06 AM »
but mike he had a red/black saw  ;D

They bleed orange :)
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« Reply #2173 on: January 15, 2018, 11:38:04 AM »
Ken is that the factory rops on your komatsu or did you add the gussets? 

That dozer is original.  It is a 1990 that I bought from the first owner.  About 4500 hours on it.  Quite small but works like a charm and will start on the coldest of winter days


Nice, is it a d31P?   -18 or -20?

Mine is a D31p-18 and the tin and rops mounts in back are identical but your cab has more gussets.  I cant really tell if the tube layout is the same but my sweeps are different.  I think mine is an 88 or 89. Hours unknown but its probably alot judging by the wear in the control linkages.  Does start really well even without the grid heater hooked up.    Have you had any major issues?
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« Reply #2174 on: January 15, 2018, 08:25:12 PM »

Nice, is it a d31P?   -18 or -20?

Mine is a D31p-18 and the tin and rops mounts in back are identical but your cab has more gussets.  I cant really tell if the tube layout is the same but my sweeps are different.  I think mine is an 88 or 89. Hours unknown but its probably alot judging by the wear in the control linkages.  Does start really well even without the grid heater hooked up.    Have you had any major issues?
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Mine is a D-37E.  No issues at all with machine.  When I bought it several years ago it had just had its first undercarriage work which included new everything.  Works like a charm but a cab would be nice
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« Reply #2175 on: January 17, 2018, 07:49:40 AM »
I thought everyone would want to see some more pictures of my rotten fir  ;D





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« Reply #2176 on: January 17, 2018, 08:14:23 AM »
Looks like foder for my OWB.  :D  I just about cut everyone down I come to now. Let something good grow. I did have a few acres of real pretty stuff. No rot!!! I had some areas they grow about 4 inches across and break over about 3 feet high. Than I did have a lot of standing dead fir. OWB took care of that problem.
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« Reply #2177 on: January 17, 2018, 08:22:47 AM »
An OWB encourages TSI👍🏼😊
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« Reply #2178 on: January 17, 2018, 11:36:13 AM »
Speaking of TSI.. Have any of you guys ever heard of a futures contract on timber cutting?  Say a binding agreement where i do the TSI now out of my pocket to secure first rights of refusal on subsequent harvests?   Not saying at a cut throat price or anything.. Just something to ensure if i labor to improve a stand i/my son will get the chance to cut it when ripe.
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« Reply #2179 on: January 17, 2018, 05:40:02 PM »
Mike, There are all sorts of timber lease contracts.  I'd structure without the optionality you described.  If you do the TSI that means you should do the harvest.  You made an investment into their woods.  If you google Timber Lease Agreement you should find some that provide a starting point. 
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