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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2017, 07:06:15 PM »
Nice pics and good job, just wondering why you as a European are using the Humbolt. I didn't know that style until I moved to where I am now. I personally would have used the conventional cut and probably had my notch even a  little lower where you had yours and my back cut at the same high or a little lower where you had yours. Not trying to criticize, just wondering why you prefer it.
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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2017, 07:26:42 PM »
teakwood I really enjoy your thread.  Banjo
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« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2017, 09:20:37 PM »
Sometimes the good ones has to go to make it better for the rest.
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« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2018, 10:10:28 AM »
Nice pics and good job, just wondering why you as a European are using the Humbolt. I didn't know that style until I moved to where I am now. I personally would have used the conventional cut and probably had my notch even a  little lower where you had yours and my back cut at the same high or a little lower where you had yours. Not trying to criticize, just wondering why you prefer it.

That's a good question! I definitely learned the humbolt technic here on the FF. As we fell lots of trees a day i just adapted all my movements to a minimum so i can do it faster. the humbolt, if done correctly which is not that simple, just gives you a nice, straight butt on the log (as you can see on the pic where i have my hand on the log) so i don't have to make a second cut to square the butt of the log.
And i like the technic because i can cut low and saving any inch of the log will give me more money. ;D ;D 
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« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2018, 10:34:50 AM »
Sometimes the good ones has to go to make it better for the rest.

In the first pic you can see a tree on the right side (with a blue mark) and another blue one is on the left side (not in the pic) and another blue one further down, which are even bigger and nicer than the one i dropped. The blue trees are my future trees, the dominant ones.
The 3 blue ones stand in a triangle and the red one was in the middle of it. So with falling only one in the middle, although a real nice tree, i help 3 future trees to get more light.
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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2018, 11:52:35 AM »
Atta boy
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« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2018, 06:27:29 AM »
The small ones are a real PITA ::) 16 trees in that hitch on 8 chokers 


 

The bigger ones are ok. I will be very happy when the day comes i just need to put 3-4 trees behind the skidder ;D

  

 
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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2018, 09:14:32 AM »
Thats pulp friction, the days when youre logging for burger flipping money! 

Nice work, itll pay off!
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« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2018, 12:11:31 PM »
Seeing the spaghetti wire electrical wires reminds me of the tropics (Thailand to India)  for sure.  Just run another wire...no worries.  Fortunate that there is a market for the small stuff, Teak is a great great wood.
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« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2018, 08:42:44 AM »
Thats pulp friction, the days when youre logging for burger flipping money! 

Nice work, itll pay off!

That's right but the difference with teak is that also the small ones are worth something. The small ones are around 10$, so that hitch was 160$, more or less. Not much but it ads up, i am cutting 2200 trees this year. 
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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2018, 08:46:09 AM »
Seeing the spaghetti wire electrical wires reminds me of the tropics (Thailand to India)  for sure.  Just run another wire...no worries.  Fortunate that there is a market for the small stuff, Teak is a great great wood.

 :D :D yeah, these countrys they just don't get it, electrical, phone, tv, internet, everything is in the air looking like a plate of spaghetti. One tree or branch falls and there we are without electricity, again!
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« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2018, 03:21:39 PM »
Well sign me up for teak!  In oak thats about a $40 load laying on the ground for me. 
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« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2018, 07:03:53 PM »
yeah but i had to plant and maintain it over the last 13 years, i'm still in the red numbers but thats the first year a real nice amount  gets in as a return. Finally i'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thursday we loaded the first long wood container. The logs have to be: 7 meters in average length and 61+ cm circumference average in the middle of the log length, fairly straight.
101 logs in that load and the final amount was 3277$ for 23.8m3 volume

 

  

 

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« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2018, 07:07:01 PM »
Hey youre makin it happen with what you got.  god willin, thats what counts.
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« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2018, 09:28:37 PM »
Seeing the spaghetti wire electrical wires reminds me of the tropics (Thailand to India)  for sure.  Just run another wire...no worries.  Fortunate that there is a market for the small stuff, Teak is a great great wood.

 :D :D yeah, these countrys they just don't get it, electrical, phone, tv, internet, everything is in the air looking like a plate of spaghetti. One tree or branch falls and there we are without electricity, again!

Yep, people haven't seen wiring til they get to India.
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« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2018, 06:51:57 PM »
First load of short wood. I payed the loading per contract because i didn't want to deal with so much short sticks.
180$ per load, so they came with 6 guys and lasted 4 hours for the 26.5m3, 660 logs :o
 

  

 

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« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2018, 08:52:04 PM »
Hate to ask but I have to...

What do you get for that short wood trailer.  For us backwards Americans he's loaded up over 7 cords of short teak logs.
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« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2018, 08:55:58 PM »
That's a valid question.

1950$ , so more or less around 2k. I'm pretty pleased with that price because these logs where all from smaller and/or not so straight trees.
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« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
nice to see pictures that don't have snow. 😂 your going to get 3 cuts to a rotation or ? what's the ideal age ?

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« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2018, 10:00:01 PM »
Normally its around 18 years for the clearcut.  precommercial thinning at 5, first commercial at 9, second at 13 years and clearcut at 18.
i will make another thinning at 17/18 years and let the rest grow to 25, 30 or 40 years, then you talking serious money
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