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« Reply #280 on: May 01, 2015, 03:14:53 PM »
I think I have officially become too lazy to even saw up firewood by hand.

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That looks like 5 years-worth of my cutting ;D
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« Reply #281 on: May 01, 2015, 03:33:37 PM »
only put one 30.5 32 on this time. A Samson was over $1000 less than a firestone.
 lj48- with this type of timber its a challenge to keep a nice pile. were cutting them 8' to 18' long


In my 36 yrs of logging, thats counting the yrs the wife kept the job going. We cut lots and lots of that kind of timber your logging and it had to be sorted. We had a firewood pile, saw bolt pile and a log pile. I sorted it in the woods when i was hooking up. I cut it to length in the woods, don't get me wrong, i didn't saw the 8 foot up.
  I understand that you can't do that with a grapple skidder. I would have a small Bobcat or a loader truck on the landing, sorting and piling up. Doing it this way you'd only need about 1/4 of the landing room. Then the skidders not tied up on the landing, it could probably make 6 to 10 more turns a day.
  Don't get me wrong, I'm not rugging on you, your getting the wood out. Just throwing some different ways out to make it work better, for you and the trucker. 8)
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« Reply #282 on: May 01, 2015, 05:33:42 PM »
Ken,
Any idea on cost per cord while blocking firewood?
Coxy,

that's pretty neat    thanks for the link

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« Reply #283 on: May 01, 2015, 05:58:33 PM »
Ken,
Any idea on cost per cord while blocking firewood?
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I have no idea of the cost.  I do know that it is not a very productive use of the machine but it is still break up season here so a bit of a make work project.  That lot is where I usually do a lot of my cut and split firewood orders.  I dropped the machine off there to clear some land for a shop sometime in the near future and decided to block some wood.   I liked the video of the splitting wedge hanging off the head on that timberjack harvester on the link you posted.  Neat idea.

That looks like 5 years-worth of my cutting ;D

My six cord is in the front but there should be close to fifty for other customers in the larger pile.  I had to take the picture looking into the sun.  Haven't seen it for a bit

 
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« Reply #284 on: May 01, 2015, 07:19:09 PM »
LJ48- I see what exactly you are saying. Were cutting this wood for a local hardwood mill. Theres not much sorting done most of the time just different lenghts depending on weither its grade, crating, or mat logs. On our last job we had some popple to cut and that was sorted in a different pile. Some day we will have a loader on the landing to cut and stack logs but we have a skidder to get paid off this year. Most of the time the logs dont say in a pile for any longer than a week. On average the trucker is in and out within a hour and half after loading up 7000 bft. Theres always different ways to do the same job but all depends on if you have the equitment to do it with. A log skidder has no limitations just it operator. Thanks for the input theres never a day i dont learn something new. 

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« Reply #285 on: May 01, 2015, 09:00:36 PM »
Thanks Ken, sort of figured as much.  That's a lot of engine to run a bar and chain.
I bookmarked that video because it's both an elegant and extravagant solution to working up firewood.
The scrap metal wedge is so cheap and simple, while the processor head is so expensive and mechanically involved.

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« Reply #286 on: May 02, 2015, 02:33:50 PM »
  eichenberg93  when i pulled tree length Aspen for the Co. they wanted the bolt timber sorted out from the pulpwood. When i started in the morning I'd pull 10 turns and drop them alone the skid road. Then I'd go back an grab another turn, pull up on the skid road and drop it. Now ether unhook the small trees or the big trees. If you leave the big trees hooked and drop the small ones, you can fill up with big trees on the way out. When i did this i would run 10 chokers. I did it this way if i had a long skid. With a short skid I'd drop the big trees first on the landing an pull ahead with the small trees.
 Whats nice with the grapple you don't have to get off the skidder to do this. I know you can't sort it out perfectly, but sorting the big trees from the small trees will make your trucker happy, He'll probably give you a big kiss ;D :D 
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« Reply #287 on: May 02, 2015, 04:43:55 PM »
Not something I would be interested in experiencing with our truckers :D

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« Reply #288 on: May 02, 2015, 05:23:54 PM »
My trucker gets upset if there isn't 25 cord in a single pile that he can load up in one shot without having to climb down and move the truck. haha

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« Reply #289 on: May 02, 2015, 05:30:09 PM »
And they want perfectly bumped piles to load from.
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« Reply #290 on: May 02, 2015, 09:05:04 PM »
And they want perfectly bumped piles to load from.

And all the logs should be cut to the perfect length so that they never have to trim anything....

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« Reply #291 on: May 02, 2015, 10:01:40 PM »
My trucker gets upset if there isn't 25 cord in a single pile that he can load up in one shot without having to climb down and move the truck. haha

Trucker upset; now there's an oddity...//s ;D
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« Reply #292 on: May 02, 2015, 11:13:01 PM »
We have a great trucker and a loader to sort on the landing now. Before we had the loader, he would load logs and toss the pulp/firewood out of the way rather than stack it, even if that was the next load. My son asked him if he was building beaver houses. Then rather than move the truck he would ask us to push the beaver pile to him.

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« Reply #293 on: May 02, 2015, 11:50:30 PM »
We have a great trucker and a loader to sort on the landing now. Before we had the loader, he would load logs and toss the pulp/firewood out of the way rather than stack it, even if that was the next load. My son asked him if he was building beaver houses. Then rather than move the truck he would ask us to push the beaver pile to him.
Gotta love that.  :D  not alot to be made on the Fw or pulp and then youve got to handle it a few more times.

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« Reply #294 on: May 03, 2015, 12:08:25 AM »
 Not 1 tree has been cut this week. But i do have some ok pictures of the bridge work, by the time its done i bet it will be 50 to get across.  :D   

 


 

 The concrete pier sections are coming up from down south somewhere. Saw a tug tow them up on tuesday, and this guy heading out with a light tandem tow today.

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« Reply #295 on: May 03, 2015, 09:00:55 PM »
The lot job is finished 

 
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« Reply #296 on: May 03, 2015, 11:12:00 PM »
Subdivision ? At least your not playing in the mud.  :D

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« Reply #297 on: May 03, 2015, 11:51:37 PM »
bargemonkey, there is a new bridge going up near here, there is a huge barge mounted crane there. i really need to get a pic, it is impressive. it says the baltimore on it, not sure if thats its name or where its from.

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« Reply #298 on: May 04, 2015, 12:57:36 AM »
bargemonkey, there is a new bridge going up near here, there is a huge barge mounted crane there. i really need to get a pic, it is impressive. it says the baltimore on it, not sure if thats its name or where its from.
If you look on FB on some of the tugboat boards you may get something, Baltimore used to be a "local" run compared to when i was in the gulf, but now i rarely see past NYC harbor and the hudson river.  :D  My new wife is doing everything she can to push me off the boats and this was the happy compromise.

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« Reply #299 on: May 04, 2015, 12:04:11 PM »
No. The landowners wanted view of the lake. There home is directly behind where I took the picture from.speaking of mud.We're worried about fires. It's extremely dry already. We're 4 inches low on rain.mud season was 5 days long.
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