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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #420 on: November 18, 2019, 08:41:37 PM »
 :D :D :D

Keep your blades tight and your eye on the ball ;D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #421 on: November 18, 2019, 08:47:15 PM »
 :D :D

Laughing with you, not at you. 

Theres always something. 

I cant even throttle up without tension on the blade or Im sure I would have done that. That still leaves me plenty of things to overlook though. 

I think its remarkable that you sawed at all with out tension. So thats kind of an achievement.  :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #422 on: November 18, 2019, 09:30:31 PM »
Not sure how it even stayed put. I had just turned the handle enough to check if it tracked ok, and put the blade guards on....Then I must've went and grabbed the log off the pile and went merrily sawing away.. It was three full turns short of tight.  8) Glad the good Lord watches out for me, that's a clatter bang noise no one wants to hear.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #423 on: November 18, 2019, 10:23:22 PM »
My blade tension handles are painted bright pink for that exact reason.  More than once it has saved me.  
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« Reply #424 on: November 19, 2019, 01:47:42 AM »
@Southside at least your tension handle matches your shoes! :) :) :)
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« Reply #425 on: November 19, 2019, 06:51:14 AM »
Been hiding this😕. Few months ago we got a lemon beagle pup, goes everywhere with me. Put her in the truck placing the retractable leash between the seat and console allowing a very short leash. She sits on the console watching where we go. Truck is new with 2025 miles, were headed to camp. At 1/3 mile from the house she jumps to passenger seat and to the floor, her leash isnt long enough to be on the floor. I reach over to pull her up and up she comes but when I look up there is the utility pole in front of me, quick turn to the left, right hand mirror explodes, bang  left hand rear door, cab corner and box side implode. Dog is fine, Im fine but my truck, well I took it to the truck doctor yesterday for $6000 plus in repairs. 
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« Reply #426 on: November 19, 2019, 07:31:35 AM »
Ouch !!   No dog is ever free, just some cost more in different ways.  

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #427 on: November 19, 2019, 08:16:38 AM »
   At least the dog is okay. We must keep our priorities straight. Sorry about the other boo boos. :(
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« Reply #428 on: November 19, 2019, 08:19:39 AM »
At least you kept all 4 wheels on the ground!  
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« Reply #429 on: November 19, 2019, 09:02:42 AM »
you know, had you screamed like the dukes of Hazard, everything would have been fine!   move_it :D :D :D
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« Reply #430 on: November 19, 2019, 10:22:31 AM »
@Southside at least your tension handle matches your shoes! :) :) :)
I am not in Kansas anymore Doc.... :D
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« Reply #431 on: November 19, 2019, 05:53:01 PM »
Oh no, did you click them together? :o  If you wind up in Ks, do not say I did not warn you.  I think you have to twirl a little as well.  if you wind up near here, I will come and pick you up.   :)  If your purse matches you shoes and tension handle, you may have to ride in the back of the truck! :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #432 on: November 23, 2019, 03:54:50 PM »
...and I documented it. I am moving the mill and was making good time so I pushed it a bit much. I got the mill head up on the trailer and moved 2 track sets. Then I went back down wthout the trailer (which was still loaded, unloading comes later when the track is reset) and tried to get the rest on the Mule alone. The porblems was the 2 6x6x12' beams, they are just too long, but I figured out a way, then I put 2 more track sections crosswise on the bed and 2 6x6x8' on top of them. I was pretty pleased with the way I rigged those 12 footers. I thought about tying the track and short timbers on, but they seemed secure. It was a load.


 

Anyhow things were going pretty good until I was almost at the top of the hill and that's when it all broke loose.  Gas cans, chainsaws, timbers, tools, tracks, all gone to heck. But those 12 footers were still where I put them. :D



 

It was a heck of a mess in the middle of the hill to untangle, but I got most of it straight and came back for the rest in a second load.  Next time I take 2 minutes and throw another strap on.
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« Reply #433 on: November 23, 2019, 05:34:16 PM »
Dang @crowhill sorry bout the truck, but at least the pup was unharmed.
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« Reply #434 on: November 23, 2019, 05:35:34 PM »
@Old Greenhorn you sure do put that mule to work.  Go on easy on her now and then will ya.
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« Reply #435 on: November 23, 2019, 06:24:49 PM »
@Old Greenhorn you sure do put that mule to work.  Go on easy on her now and then will ya.
Actually, that wasn't a real heavy load, just awkward. Earlier in the day I had pulled my road trailer (just a 5x10) up with the mill head, 2 sections of track, some timbers and other stuff, that load barely made it just from the weight. More on that in my thread.
 BUT, not to worry, now that the mill is up the hill and behind my shop, her life gets a lot easier. SHe will skid logs to the mill, get me around, but I won't have to run everything UP and DOWN that skid road. So it will be mostly skidding work. I only take hitches of 3 logs or less. So yeah, she does get a break.
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« Reply #436 on: November 23, 2019, 06:31:53 PM »
I figured even though I don't have a mill yet, my dumb thing does have something to do with cutting. When I was home on leave in October, my fields had gone well beyond the capacity of my finish mower to cut. I was planning to get a brush mower next year anyway, so I went ahead and got one so I could do the mowing and my dad didn't have to do it. Unknown to me, my neighbor had removed the grates off the riser for the dam and put them on my boat ramp over the summer. At some point, an old man who I allow to use the boat ramp occasionally to fish moved the grates into the grass on either side of the ramp. All this happened over the summer, so I was not around to see it because I am stationed in Hawaii. Anyway, I found the grates with my brand new brush mower. Here is the after and before pics of the grates (neighbor sent a picture of where the grates were last time he saw them - not sure why he felt the need to put them on my property instead of his own):


 

 

I didn't see them until it was too late because the grass was 4 feet tall. This is the result:


 

 

The mower seems to be ok other than the blades are beat up. Not to bad considering the grates were made of 1/4 inch steel frame and rebar. I don't know if that counts as I did something dumb today as much as somebody else did something dumb and I get to pay for it. About $150 for new blades.

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« Reply #437 on: November 23, 2019, 07:41:19 PM »
I have a 5' brusher as well and like bandmill blades they are great metal detectors and any other hidden gems.
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« Reply #438 on: November 23, 2019, 08:56:46 PM »
you should have shear pins in the bush hog. Did they shear? If not I would get some grade 2 bolts and put them in. Bolts are cheaper than gearboxes.

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« Reply #439 on: November 23, 2019, 09:00:52 PM »
Mine has a shear bolt. Took it out many times.
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