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Re: Contract feller
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 08:18:42 AM »
As far as the liability he was bonded and insured. A local amish logging company.  I have to say that I have seen some bad sites after logging not many but enough to know good from bad.  And this fellow did a nice job. Now there's tops and firewood to clean up but I told him to leave it as I would clean it up.  As far as charging he charged .12 a board foot (120 per thousand) to cut and to skid. Now the band milling and trying to find a kiln to dry 40k bd ft... that is going to be the to the tough part!!

Did they use horses/mules to skid?  Do you have pictures of the logging site, just curious as to how they cut/skid.
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« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 08:23:51 AM »
If you're using this for a barn, air dried should be sufficient.  (Unless you are talking about a climate controlled barn.)  If kiln dried, it would move some as it regains moisture. 
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 08:32:12 PM »
He used a lot impact skidder. Most was done with a tracked skidsteer.  I will take some pictures tomorrow.  They did grade all the trails when done.  It was raining most of the time they were cutting but the ground is good draining and it wasn't to bad other than the lay down yard.

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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 08:42:20 PM »
Amish using skidder?  Interesting, I always wondered what they did when skidding.  Or felling for that matter
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Re: Contract feller
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 01:39:11 AM »
Might be mennonite, they allow more technology but look pretty similar otherwise.
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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2017, 09:28:17 AM »
Well here around Middlefield Ohio there's a gaggle of amish.  And don't kid yourself most have dozer's and skidder's they wouldn't stay in business if there only used horses!! They will used them but the price paid for trees goes down due to production cost.  And yes they have cell phones and house phones with fax machine etc... they just don't use cell at home and the house phone is not connected to the house. 

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« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2017, 05:12:42 PM »
Each community will determine it's own rules, though they are fairly similar. 

There are a few communities near us.  One allows about any equipment to be used for business purposes, but transport is horse and there is one phone line for a long list of businesses.  Another allows equipment, but no pneumatic tires.  They use solid wheel bicycles and modern tractors with rubber laid over custom steel wheels.  (Personally I think it would be great for brush hogging!)  Third one I know of allows engines for powering equipment, but not transportation.  So there will be an engine on a cart powering the PTO and hydraulics of say a round baler, but it's pulled by horses.
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