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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2013, 12:22:09 PM »
SCSmith:
Unfortunately, the big oaks are very close to the house. No way I can use the backhoe in those cases. I will get few pictures this weekend and post them later so you see what I have to deal with.
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« Reply #61 on: September 07, 2013, 05:36:22 PM »
Here is few pictures of red oaks very close to the house. I got them 3 sides of the house.

 

 

And here the one that is leaning over the garage:
 

 

And here another next to the sun room:

 

 
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #62 on: September 07, 2013, 06:35:16 PM »
Just jumpin in late here, so welcome mrowsh.  Sweeet Deeeere!  I want one to play with too.  Sweeet saw too.  Thats gonna make some dust!  Got a shed yet, or are you planning on mostly mobile (with those tandem axles)?

As far as those red oaks go, sounds like you are thinking this through and should do just fine. we got the before pics, cant wait to see the afters...'specially when that mill gets to ya.
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« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2013, 09:34:28 PM »
Thanks m wood

It is me and myself to clear the land for the shed. The youth energy has gone! So, my progress is slow. I am trying to get the shed ready for Thanks Giving when the saw gets here. Sure hope to make it by then.
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2013, 12:42:19 PM »
Those are definitely some challenging removals!  Glad that it's you and not me! :D
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2013, 08:23:47 AM »
Yesterday worked a little cutting up few pieces of C channel beams to fabricate a fork for the bucket. Almost 90 percent done.
 

 

And here is what I harvested from my Aquaponics system for Sunday night dinner:

 

  

And here is what we enjoyed for Sunday Dinner:

 

 

Thanks God, life is good!!
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« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2013, 09:54:25 AM »
Welcome to FF too. If those forks dont hold together for you, look into getting a set of CTI forks installed. They are a little pricey but well worth the investment. Also i have been using a Garret hand held wand; the same kind used in airports and courthouses etc. i use a lucas with $400 blades and cannot afford not to check. Blue or black stain is a dead givaway of metal.

Ive been lucky and have never hit another type of foreign object other than metal.  They are under $200 bucks and no hassle one button on and off. No setup required. Just my 2 cents worth and good luck.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2013, 11:45:03 AM »
The idea of forks for your bucket is great, and am thinking you will be doing some more welding at the lower joint "soon" if you don't add some gussets outside and inside of the channel at that joint. Maybe not, but better to do it before it twists apart from a load rather than repairing later. IMO  ;)

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« Reply #68 on: September 09, 2013, 07:21:31 PM »
beenthere:  That is the reason I said 90 percent done with. Yes, I am going to weld two brackets for extra support.
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #69 on: September 09, 2013, 07:42:47 PM »
I had to get my personal welder to make my forks for my backhoe. I commend you for knowing how to weld.
My welding looks like chicken stew......if ya know what I mean.  :D

When you're finished, these forks will become a good friend. I can't do without mine.
If ya get time, post a pic when finished.
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« Reply #70 on: September 09, 2013, 08:16:31 PM »
Mrowsh,an easier and satisfactory way to pick up you logs would be to take two three foot pieces of heavy angle iron and bolt them to the bottom corners of your bucket,inside or out whichever is easier.I used them for years.Cut a point on the tip and a swale further back to cradle the log.Easy on easy off to use the bucket. Frank C.
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« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2013, 08:49:57 AM »
bandmiller2:
Would appreciate a picture of what you have. That would give me a better idea. A picture worth at least 200 words!!
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2013, 10:33:30 AM »
Almost there now!  Just need to rust proof the forks, and maybe add a bottom base support from forks to under the bucket. Or maybe not!
 

 

 

 
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2013, 08:23:02 AM »
Started clearing an area in order pill up the logs. Had a little issue will hanging a pine tree way up on an oak. I had to drop three more trees in order to get the pine down. One of the oak that had all the weight on was a typical widowmaker, and as I thought it did spit on me. I booked as soon as I heard a crack side way and it missed me. I should have done what I had done before in this situation, but I took a stupid chance and got away with it.
I usually wrap a chain tightly few turns at the bottom about two inches above where I am going to cut.
I do not think I am going to take a chance for the rest of my project!
I took a picture of the pine hanging on the oak, but I forgot to take a picture of that oak till it was all done with. The spilt is about 10 feet long.

 
I dropped few more after that one.
 

 
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« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2013, 10:47:48 AM »
I'd suggest you get some chainsaw felling training, if I'm reading your tale right.
Sounds like you went under that hanging pine and cut the oak. Better to have used the tractor to pull the pine butt off the stump and pulled the pine down out of the oak.

Also, mentioning that you use a chain just above the felling cut to keep from splitting the oak tree, means you could have used the boring technique (but shouldn't have been felling the oak that held the pine tree).

Hesitated saying anything, but am concerned that you are taking chances here that didn't need to be.
However in the end, you may cut trees down the way you want to and not the way I would. ;)
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« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2013, 03:50:07 PM »
Tested the forks. Works good.
 

 

Another lift went well with two logs:

 

 

Tried pushing under the third log and lift, but hit a stump and kept pushing! Bend the fork!  I guess stumps do not give much!!
 

 

So, for the rest of the work, I just used the 4X1 bucket

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #76 on: October 08, 2013, 11:24:37 PM »
Sorry to hear that your forks bent like that. Tremendous forces are at work with heavy equipment. I attached a pic of my CTI forks i had mentioned earlier. That 5 way bucket is really cool and may work out except for the really biguns. Ernie
 

  

 
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« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2013, 04:59:54 AM »
Hey Ernie, do you recall how big that one was? I assume close to 36 inches.
Lovely log there.  You got pictures of the lumber you cut off of that one?

I am going to fix the fork and update it a bit.
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« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2013, 09:13:54 AM »
Watch them stumps.  :D   I know the feeling ::)   Either get something smaller to put the forks on or be more careful. I'm one to talk.  :D
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2013, 09:28:05 AM »
That log was a dead ash, one of a dozen;  a few are even bigger. They are still sitting in the pasture awaiting their fate. Im still working on getting buildings put up. The site dozers are actually starting next week as long as it quits raining long enough.
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