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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2015, 07:15:49 PM »
I dont see a plunge cut in that stump. Unless your version of a plunge cut is something different than what I do.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #101 on: March 05, 2015, 10:44:22 PM »
^ There are 100 different ways to plunge cut.

OP-  thick hinges will cause hangups.  One of my previous bosses would yell out stay with it stay with keep givin it to her..if I got out too early he'd ask after it was on the ground what are you scared of it's only a 10,000 pound tree falling from the sky  :D
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« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2015, 12:57:55 AM »
^ There are 100 different ways to plunge cut.

OP-  thick hinges will cause hangups. 

100 ways to plunge cut??

Thick hinge's will cause barberchair's, maybe I am wrong but I do this type of work everyday, and have learned as I went. Back to the topic, I look forward to the pic's of what everyone is cutting. And I will be putting more pic's up soon

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« Reply #103 on: March 06, 2015, 01:30:01 AM »
well bro.....gutting the heart is a plunge.........blocking a face is a plunge.....siswheel......you get the point. not all plunge cuts are gol.

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« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2015, 09:49:30 AM »
Got to remember that the plunge cut is to do 90% of your cutting before the tree does any moving. With that being for safety, you only have a back strap to cut and get away from the tree in case some of it drops down where you were standing. If your at the tree chasing it your not as aware of whats happening up top.
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« Reply #105 on: March 06, 2015, 10:21:36 AM »
Ed_K, that is what I call bore cutting. I guess its all in the names. My plunge cutting is pushing the bar tip into the notch in the center, cutting any wood I may miss doing the felling cut.
I can get away at cutting a much bigger tree w/out pulling splinters with a smaller bar. And I still leave a back strap on if it is leaning a certain amount.

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« Reply #106 on: March 06, 2015, 06:48:18 PM »
This was this week, still on the small low grade tract, weather around here has been something else and it doesn't help that this land it practically a swamp! Lol...
One more load monday to go and then on to some better timber .. 

 
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« Reply #107 on: March 07, 2015, 10:05:37 AM »
 

 

How's this for prime timber ? Averaged just under 0.06m3 per stem or roughly 35 to 37 trees per cord.

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« Reply #108 on: March 07, 2015, 03:24:32 PM »
How's this for prime timber ? Averaged just under 0.06m3 per stem or roughly 35 to 37 trees per cord.

Holy crap Jamie.  I thought my block had small wood.  There have been days I'm only averaging 0.11 m3/tree and complaining.   How many stems are you handling a day?
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« Reply #109 on: March 07, 2015, 03:32:06 PM »
I usually average somewhere between 800 and 900 stems per 10hr shift according to the computer  .... if you factor in the multi stemming it's likely closer to 1500 stems. Back in the summer we had guys in doing time studies on us, in all softwood that ran 0.07m3 per tree i had one count of 320 trees per hour and the other was 260 .... lot of multi stemming to get any kind of production

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« Reply #110 on: March 07, 2015, 09:29:24 PM »
I just had my new record last week at 273 stems/hour, no multi stemming.   Not very Big wood :D

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« Reply #111 on: March 08, 2015, 10:50:42 PM »
 

 
 Some ok oak and a few redpine. 

  

 
 Isnt actually a bad sized pile of wood for only 4.5 days this week. Waiting for the snwo to drop and weather to warm up. 

 
 Friday i had to go to the port of albany and work on a tug, and now back to my boat tomorrow. Its getting old.
 

 
 Thats a friend of mine who i got to come help me set valves, change a few heads and lash adjusters on that boat when i get home again. They will pound that boat on the canal and lakes this yr for 7 months flat out. 

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« Reply #112 on: March 08, 2015, 11:48:39 PM »
Yuppers BargeMonkey, that is quite a pile-a-wood you show across the water there, beyond the tugs...   8) 8)
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« Reply #113 on: March 09, 2015, 09:06:58 AM »
Yuppers BargeMonkey, that is quite a pile-a-wood you show across the water there, beyond the tugs...   8) 8)
  :D  thats the scrap dock @ the port of Rensselaer. Still pretty icy. Everything is parked now, get home in a few weeks and start in again. Need to buy more lottery tickets.

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« Reply #114 on: March 09, 2015, 06:38:15 PM »
A few white oak from today, oh and maybe a hickory or 2

 

 

 

 

 

  

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« Reply #115 on: March 09, 2015, 07:14:44 PM »
You guys are all cutting some pretty good wood ! ;D Barge monkey,that Grimmels  scrapyard?
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« Reply #116 on: March 09, 2015, 07:25:44 PM »
So il logger your cutting some dandy white oak makes for a fun day when you know your making money  :D. Thanks for scharing your good fortune.
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« Reply #117 on: March 09, 2015, 07:38:14 PM »
harvest fee tax???

Sure. Didn't you see those state employees planting, pruning, thinnning and harvesting the trees? I guess the property tax they collect every year just doesn't cut it, pun intended. Well, it is Illinois. :-\ :snowball:
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« Reply #118 on: March 10, 2015, 12:27:26 AM »
Thank's auto car, just another day in the wood's. And yes buckeye, the state sure does they're part  :D. If it is a marketable tree and it grow's in illinois then they want they're share. I am just doing the falling on the job these latest pic's are from so they wont be taxing me.... until tax time ::) 8) 8)

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« Reply #119 on: March 10, 2015, 08:29:23 PM »
 Very large cottonwood all done yesterday



 


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