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Winter Firewood
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:33:47 PM »
Made the first bundles of 2021 today.  167 for Schultz's Party Store.  That's Brad on the Twister 8)    



 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 05:50:37 AM »
There's one guy on Youtube doing that. Started out with SxS, then went tractor, and making a good dollar at it. But, small operator, hobby, and has a day job as a CPA. :)
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 02:54:15 PM »
You guys sure have nice straight logs to work with. Good to see the bobcat chained up. The snow and ice hasn't hung around here enough to put the chains on my bobcat yet. 

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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 08:46:49 PM »
Log truck was here dark and early this AM with a 10 cord load of EAB killed ash and scale killed beech.  He had it sorted on the truck.  There's about 4 of the ash and six of the beech.  Not doing much wood now.  That's a good thing. The Thirsty Sturgeon  has started a fire pit for customers to hang out around outside since indoor dining/drinking is still prohibited here.  They're buying a five face cord load a week 8) 8)  



 

 

 
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 06:09:55 PM »
Corley,

That is a great name for a bar and grill! ?menu looks pretty good too! Think it'd still be warm if they deliver to NH?
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 06:14:08 PM »
Sounds like a small bit of positive news from all this pandemic crap.... people are having more campfires!  They are around here for sure!  
I like your processor shed, great for this time of year I bet

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 06:29:32 PM »
West of the Saulte is cottage country ain't it @Nathan4104? I remember driving through there in April, both ways, no gas and everyone gone for winter. ;D Not a whole lot between Sudbury and the Saulte. :D


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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 10:16:17 PM »
West of the Saulte is cottage country ain't it @Nathan4104? I remember driving through there in April, both ways, no gas and everyone gone for winter. ;D Not a whole lot between Sudbury and the Saulte. :D


Well, Im a long ways from that Sault! Im there (and Sudbury) enough for work but its a whole other NB then some to where we are, and still in Onterrible! 
If you thought that stretch was bad, take the north highway next time (hwy11) there is n-o-t-h-I-n-g but black spruce and tamarack for almost 200km between Hearst and Long-Lac, and not much else from there to Nipigon, another couple hundred :)  must be the longest stretch in Canada without a Tim Hortons. 
And not a stick of hardwood but some moose maples and alders in the ditch for the moose to nibble on! 

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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 08:38:03 AM »
Ran a five face cord load yesterday.  Started a bit late in the morning because it was cold and Saturday ;) ;D.  Didn't even get a good start and the Bobcat's fan belt broke.  Off to Car Quest for a new one.  They matched one up to the old one which was broken clean and 39" long.  Came home with a 38.5" one too.  Just in case.  Nothing's ever simple especially with a Bobcat.  The whole procedure took much longer than it should have but it's back up and running and I did get the load of wood done.  But I didn't get to the sugar bush as was the plan.  Headed there in a bit.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 08:54:54 AM »
So, which did it end up being @Corley5
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2021, 08:56:38 AM »
The 39 ;D :D  If I would have came home with only one it would have been wrong :)
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 09:06:15 AM »
I know how that goes! Thats why in my years of parts sales I recommend to people you better take these as well, you can always return to me for full refund whatever you dont need!

More often than not, it earned me a customer for life, and they tended to follow me around because I gave them great service. It made them feel special because no-one else treated them well! 

After all, arent we all in some sort of service related business if you really think hard about it?
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 10:40:12 AM »
Its a good thing a skid steer is so handy when one considers the grief.  Everytime i resent mine enough to say 'im gonna sell it next time its fixed' ... I fix it and forgive it because i need it so badly.  
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2021, 05:08:25 AM »
We always ran local made skid steers (Thomas), but can't buy much local these days. Don't remember belts going. One guy put diesel in the gas engine, that don't help. :D Local food plant bought the plant, later sold off the patents to South Korea. They can't make money unless they can steal potatoes. :D
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2021, 01:39:21 PM »
There's no room to work on them.  There's a lot packed into a little :)  It didn't help that the tensioner/idler isn't right.  I vaguely remember having an issue with it once and making it work...  The new belt was too short to use the idler and it's pulley was way out of alignment with the other pulleys but the belt was short enough that with encouragement and a bump of the starter it went on and is tight without the tensioner but not too tight.  It'll stretch some but not enough to throw.  I don't think anyway.  The only way to get it off now is to cut it.  I'll keep an eye on it and probably should get a new tensioner.
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2021, 01:50:21 PM »
At a certain point, usually by forced obsolescence, a machine just becomes your own one of a kind pile of parts and you make it work however you decide.  



If a machine has a part with a special fitting that pidgeonholes you into using the manufacturers thousand dollar part, i will often saw that chunk off and weld a standard chunk on so it can use the shelf $200 part.   very common practice to sell new machines IMO.  Like changing the battery case on power tools with the same cell structure and voltage for instance.  
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 07:13:21 AM »
At a certain point, usually by forced obsolescence, a machine just becomes your own one of a kind pile of parts and you make it work however you decide.  




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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2021, 10:09:56 AM »
Hello guys! What are your favorite type of wood for fireplace? What do you usually use? Also I'm looking for some good fireplace doors, on what should I pay attention here?

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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2021, 04:16:57 PM »
My favorite is free. 
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Re: Winter Firewood
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2021, 12:28:54 AM »
@Letmero Hardwood of any kind, maple, oak, hickory, beech, ash. They don't throw sparks. Don't put cedar, fir and aspen in there or snap crackle and pop. Ok, so ya got a screen or door, if it works. :D
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