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« on: March 27, 2008, 08:54:07 PM »
Hey yall I was just wondering how many guys on the forum are under 25 and run thier own show or are co owners with family or whoever
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Re: Young Guns
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 08:57:33 PM »
28 here, own my own circus, started when I was 24

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 09:21:53 PM »
I'm 32 and started on my own when I was 17. Can't seem to get it out of my system.

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 10:23:09 PM »
im 16, im trying real hard to get started. it seems like im close!
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Re: Young Guns
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 05:41:24 AM »
17 here. Started my show just after I turned 16. Hired a guy to work with me and after a month bought a 2007 johndeere with a bunch of logging "goodies".
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Re: Young Guns
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 08:53:08 AM »
Maine, Zack I was hoping you boys would jump in on this thread. Zack what kind of equipment are you running or looking for for your new business
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Re: Young Guns
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008, 01:19:09 PM »

Glad to be kicking around :D  I dont miss much on this forum.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 07:26:13 PM »
  A logging friend of mine in his early thirties said he is gonna look for some lots for me this summer, because I have decided to keep my lot for a " rainy day"





This thread kinda quieted down for a bit, so I figured i'd bring it to the fore-front to see some other people post.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 11:32:44 AM »
Ya it did I was hopeing for a better responce. I figured there were more young folks on here than just me, you and zack.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 11:42:49 AM »
Thanks to you young'ns for hanging out with us.  Great to hear about your plans and ambitions, and we wish you all the best in your ventures.
We'll learn a lot from you, and just once in awhile, you might pick something up from the old'ns here.. ;D ;D ;D

Also, you will, in the meantime, provide the new young'ns the encouragment to maybe jump into the business, like you are doing.

We're glad you pulled up a stump here, to share your adventures.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 11:53:20 AM »
Thanks for all the encouragement, I try to learn something from everyone I talk to. I have never met an old man (pardon the use of the word old) that wouldn't tell you "If I'da knowed then what I know now" so I try to listen and learn what they know now and apply it to myself.
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 12:40:00 PM »
Well, I guess it's time for me to chime in here now too.  I guess I could be considered a young'n here too.  I am only 29 and I do run my own show butt... and a really big butt.... it's more of a gong show. :D  I am currently building a bunch of my own equipment that will be suited to my particular needs.  Currently I have a tracked skidder unit and a forwarding trailer in parts.  Everything is in pieces but will be getting welded up as I have time off work and once the white stuff melts. 
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Re: Young Guns
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 12:52:40 PM »
My piece of advice to you guys is to further your formal education.  Take some business courses, natural resource management courses, work on an associates degree evenings or a couple days a week at your local community college.  It's a good investment in yourself that won't hurt a bit  ;)  :) :)  That said I went to work in the woods while I was still in HS, and college.  I put school on the backburner, went to other occupations and finally back to college, got a bachelors degree and a civil service job while dabbling in the woods on occasion.  Now I'm back in the forest products industry on full time basis and wish I'd have stuck with it right out of high school while continuing my formal education.  I wouldn't trade the education for anything  :) ;D  That's my experience, advice, and 2 cents  :) :)    
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 01:07:51 PM »
Wish I had the time for school but between the farm,logging,shoeing horses and  firefighting I have a full plate.Maybe one day...
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008, 11:46:34 PM »
coon what all are you building? I build most of my equipment.
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2008, 11:54:06 PM »
I am always building something.  :D  Actually I am building a low ground pressure tracked skidder unit with an arch grapple system.  This machine will also pull a forwarding trailer  that I will build too.  This is a prototype system of my own.  Going to be a slow process with working away from home (gone  for 10 home for 5)   :-\
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2008, 06:36:14 PM »
Coon, are you building the skidder from scratch or are you starting with an old crawler tractor for a base
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2008, 05:32:10 PM »
I suppose I could add fill in here, names Greg, age 24, and been logging fulltime since the summer I turned 18. Well, I had to take time off for my semesters at college, but still logged and cut firewood on weekends, then went back at it fulltime for the summers. I have seen there are some guys on here from PA, I would like to pick their brains a bit for any advice on getting into the business in this neck of the woods. Its a lot different than the woods on NH and Maine where I cut my teeth logging.
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Re: Young Guns
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2008, 07:58:58 PM »
I'm 24.  I started when I was 17, a week after I graduated.  My uncle owns the company.  I started grapple skidding on our first chip crew.  I did that for a year till we bought the second chipper, so I skidded on that one till we had a whole crew setup.  I went to forwarding, I did this for about 6 months.  When I was 19 I got my first harvester.  I had a valmet 546h.  I was doing pine stands for a while, but went to well sites and pipelines.  Tell you what, hardwood is pretty hard on the old valmets.  Then August of 04, I got my first new machine.  It was a 1270D timberjack.  Awesome.  I did all hardwood thinning.  I was the only TJ we had for 2 years, then we got a second.  Since I had the experience, I did the hills.  I never left.  Hills are my specialty.  In November 07 I moved to TN and am doing all mountain side.  I believe I'm the only wheeled harvester doing mountain sides.  I am now in charge of our southern operations.  The main part of the company is in northern michigan.  I just got my brand new 1270D ecoIII yesterday!! WOOT!  Now my crew consists of 1270D and 1710D.  We are gonna tear up this mountain like its never been before.  I am ecstatic!  So make sure you guys check out the new pics I get in the next few weeks.  www.thetreeharvester.com   
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