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Re: My Pith is Off Center
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2016, 12:37:49 PM »
... Andries a crawler loader is like bull dozer with a bucket on the front. You could probably get one with forks but I have never seen one.
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Re: My Pith is Off Center
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2016, 07:04:34 PM »
Better you than me in that kind of weather.
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« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2016, 07:14:39 PM »
-33 and outside do not go together! 

I do like the mitts.   My grandmother knit me a pair like that except she did not complete the trigger finger on on of them.  I could have my finger out for the trigger or in the main mitt for when walking..... I wonder what ever happened to those.

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Re: My Pith is Off Center
« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2016, 11:39:27 PM »
It's so cold that the tape measure has frozen to the log.   :D

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« Reply #104 on: April 26, 2016, 08:59:15 PM »
It's so cold that the tape measure has frozen to the log.   :D


 :D :D


Andries is that tape measure in millipeters or inchworms?
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« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2016, 09:08:43 PM »
I don't know anything about my pith, but have a crawler loader with forks that probably does. It out lasts me every time I fire it up. Forks work an hour then sometimes pith off center and go limp.... I guess I over estimate their staying power.

   

 

 

 

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« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2016, 09:20:40 PM »
Nice Dresser, they make good units.  Had a TD-9H on the farm we used to pack bunk with.  Can't see the whole thing, but that track looks tight from my house!
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« Reply #107 on: April 27, 2016, 12:30:07 AM »
4x4

The tracks are set to Dresser specification, 1" to 1 1/2" slack between track idler and front idler. I've had the tractor for a long time and it has been good to me. I keep up on the maintenance schedule and it has not let me down. It has some leaks, nothing serious, it is in better shape than I am. New sprockets, idlers and tracks have approximately 1,500hrs on them.
Good looking out for me, I appreciate your observation/comments, thanks.

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« Reply #108 on: April 27, 2016, 03:15:20 PM »
Everyone should have a crawler/loader  8)
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« Reply #109 on: April 27, 2016, 07:22:27 PM »
Yeah, then they will find a wohle lot of things in life really aren't as bad as they thought they were. :D
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« Reply #110 on: April 27, 2016, 10:30:36 PM »
 :D :D
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« Reply #111 on: April 28, 2016, 06:08:43 AM »
I have sawn several Pines this week that were "off center".  They are what they are.  When you encounter them just square the cant up and saw through from either the hump or horn side. 
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« Reply #112 on: April 28, 2016, 09:17:25 AM »

Seat time vs wrench time. ;D


 

But when it's running good, which really is most of the time, it gets a lot of work done.
 

 
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« Reply #113 on: April 28, 2016, 09:53:28 AM »
One With Wood, Weekend_Sawyer

Like your choices in support equipment, not sure how we got in My Pith is Off Center!!! At least you can see my pith in pic #2 of my earlier post and in my next picture.

I enjoy pictures, so here is another, who needs forks???


 

 

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« Reply #114 on: April 28, 2016, 12:29:07 PM »
Ooh, I got bucket envy!

By the way Danny, thanks for this thread, I learned some things.

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« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2016, 05:11:08 PM »
 Talk about crooked pith, this Bull Pine was the poster child for it (made good firewood).

If you own a crawler loader long enough, you won't be able to afford food or clothes, just look at the operator!!!

 

 

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« Reply #116 on: May 02, 2016, 07:30:32 AM »
 :D :D
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