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« Reply #11120 on: June 23, 2022, 04:36:04 AM »
I'd give another vote that you're freezing you're evaporator if it starts cold and then warms. Another problem can be if the condensate drain gets plugged up and it fills with water.
this unit has 2 drains 1 on each end. the hoses from the compressor are quite long running under the cab to the rear then up and inside. the compressor used to be a inexpensive sanden.used to be $320??
Thanks to everyone. No ice both drains are dripping and the intake tube is inside the cab and clean. To be clear the air from the vents is still on the cold side. I havenít checked temp to see if itís a 20 degree difference or not but it is cool. What I mean is the cab heats up. I think itís just a old system. Black cab and hydraulic heat and it just canít keep up in the afternoons. Im not complaining though itís still a no sweat environment.
Cheap trick for some heat lose might be to put up some tinting on the windows.
They have a slight tint now. And yes Iíd like to try something but I was thinking more like those fancy shades or something thatís I can take up and down as light diminishes. Iíll prolly deal with it this year lol

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« Reply #11121 on: June 23, 2022, 08:34:21 AM »
Some guys can run with those roll up shades, some can't. I fall into the latter camp. They really mess with my depth perception. What I would do on the hot days, was pull the rear ones down (2 side windows and front windshield) as you aren't looking through those when running the crane. 
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #11122 on: June 23, 2022, 09:46:24 AM »
Yeah the roll downs are sort of a mixed blessing. 
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« Reply #11123 on: June 23, 2022, 11:08:50 AM »
Had a fairly productive 3 days before the rain shut us down, got 15 loads out. Moved to the back of the job Tuesday morning, about a half mile skid 1 way and a STEEP hill to climb. 

 As usual camera doesn't do it justice but it was a 2nd gear diff locked 1 log at a time kinda hill for the little 548

 1 of the 2 local scragg mills has everybody cut off right now, the other one that is still open was very full when I went there last Friday

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« Reply #11124 on: June 23, 2022, 12:28:25 PM »
Coop:  Is the export buyer arranging the trucking?  Who bucks?
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« Reply #11125 on: June 23, 2022, 12:54:37 PM »
I would love to try a 548 g3 to see how it pulls the trees around here .  NW , most are due in the first part of July but I have lots to cut , had a good talk with one of the big farmers around here and things are not good at all , prices on houses are dropping fast with lots now asking $100,000 less and still not selling where 2 months ago they were selling for over asking by lots.  The bottom has fallen out around here sorry to say but it had to cause things are just way over priced , lots of guys looking for firewood logs but we do not cut hardly any of those here . I'm sure there is going to be a lot of land owners looking to get their bush cut this year to make extra cash , we are just going to have to face the facts , we are all going to have to sell all our equipment to Barge cause he is the only logger making big money and thats because he is not logging but is playing on a boat 

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« Reply #11126 on: June 23, 2022, 01:40:18 PM »
@NW, the exporter (Laird Logs out of Darlington MD) handles all the trucking and processing. Everything goes to his yard tree length and he bucks and sorts it there. @EHP The 548 is a nice little rig, gets around the woods great. Can be frustrating when you're trying to skid long distance because it can't pull much wood compared to a bigger skidder. It has the power but the grapple is just too small, always dropping logs and rebunching etc. From a purely production standpoint the ideal setup would be a 748 on the main trail with a 548 feeding it

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« Reply #11127 on: June 23, 2022, 02:33:40 PM »
Ed I'm seeing alot of things come to a halt and quick, certain places are still selling and others will take a beating. No one can get enough wood or get guys to cut wood, had a couple calls in the last week from small mills and the forester from Prentice about work, only thing keeping prices up out here. I've got enough dirtwork thru the end of the year and turning it away. I'm fueling my truck / iron for .03 over rack price / delivered and still crying poverty over fuel prices, just wait till China opens back up again and starts buying up more oil, I don't think we have seen the peak yet. Go buy that 648G3 I had, 18" longer frame than a 548 but was same width as a 28L model. The tasty iron deals are coming around but I'm not seeing fire sales yet.

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« Reply #11128 on: June 23, 2022, 02:52:00 PM »
Oh Barge , it's coming . I see 2 year old 648's asking just over $130,000 now and under 5000 hrs and look good . Even 240C's jack skidders are coming down in price . That piece of equipment in your picture you just posted is going to cost you a lot of coin and I mean a lot . Ask me how I know those things are not cheap to have a round lol

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« Reply #11129 on: June 23, 2022, 08:01:36 PM »
Coop that's a wonderful thing when the trucks just show up.  Our biggest challenge.  One day our driver is up to driving and then another day he is in too much pain.  Need 2 drivers hauling 2 loads each.  Maybe we've solved that, hoping so but will know for sure if they drop trailers on Monday.  

I expect a lot of iron will get put on the block, owners aging out, fuel up, everyone and the blind mice see an economic recession coming.  Since everyone sees one coming it's not likely to be bad, the bad ones are bad because you don't see them coming.  

If China does pickup then export pricing picks up as well and they have to chase the same scarce wood as anyone else.  If China does not pickup then oil is falling (down to $105 today).   Personally I'd rather have China pickup so the USA is not carrying the world economy.  Japan still is down and EU is not good.   It would help support the RO pricing and I have some RO that needs to be cut this fall.
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« Reply #11130 on: June 23, 2022, 09:05:49 PM »
 

 

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« Reply #11131 on: June 24, 2022, 07:48:39 AM »
1 bunk trailers :D.

Love it!
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« Reply #11132 on: June 24, 2022, 08:00:19 AM »
Happy Birthday barbender!  smiley_crown_grin smiley_trap_drummer smiley_guitarist
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« Reply #11133 on: June 24, 2022, 09:36:54 AM »
Thanks teakwood!
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #11134 on: June 24, 2022, 03:24:27 PM »
Happy Birthday barbender
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« Reply #11135 on: June 24, 2022, 03:30:59 PM »
1 bunk trailers :D.

Love it!
Been that way since the beginning out here unless itís a mule train or hay rack trailer. We canít ship anything under 17í anyways and preferred is 36ís or 40ís so who needs extra weight or a trailer that doesnít follow you worth a fill in the blank.

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« Reply #11136 on: June 24, 2022, 03:41:44 PM »
 

 

 

 

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« Reply #11137 on: June 24, 2022, 04:48:16 PM »
Nice logs!  
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« Reply #11138 on: June 24, 2022, 06:06:33 PM »
Nice logs time two 8)

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« Reply #11139 on: June 24, 2022, 06:21:47 PM »
X3 ! 8) 

@so il logger how old are those oaks? Growth rings look very wide! Beautiful timber


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