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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #820 on: January 25, 2016, 08:38:34 PM »
Got the loader moved to the new job and stacked up the wood from last weekend. Everything from the back of the loader is logs.

 

 

Not as nice as ehp's or Alex's but it is what it is. Now waiting on the log buyer.

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« Reply #821 on: January 26, 2016, 07:24:53 AM »
 That's still a real nice pile of wood. I only shipped 5300ft yesterday because last week was so cold.

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« Reply #822 on: January 26, 2016, 07:52:42 AM »
nothing wrong with those logs, they got a nice heart in them , I had a ok week last week, just over 33,000 feet of grade logs , this week is not looking so good, it rained a lot more than what they were calling for

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« Reply #823 on: January 26, 2016, 10:18:02 AM »
what would cause this?


Sure looks like lightning hit near that first branch. Enough electricity to crack the tree at the cambium, but not kill it. Then the tree keeps growing with that internal burn mark. It seems most of the blast is on one side radiating away from that to little damage on the opposite side. I had a walnut that was somewhat similar, but the bark was partly blown away high in the tree, not below. Similar burn pattern all the way down to the ground.
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« Reply #824 on: January 26, 2016, 11:12:42 AM »
 Forester thinks lighting or fire, we counted 16 rings back to the damage, and landowner doesn't remember any fires back to when he bought it in 87. I didn't see any damage in the top, going to look again tho. I thought it was going to have some veneer before cutting it  >:( :( .
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« Reply #825 on: January 26, 2016, 05:28:31 PM »
Got the loader moved to the new job and stacked up the wood from last weekend. Everything from the back of the loader is logs.

 

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Not as nice as ehp's or Alex's but it is what it is. Now waiting on the log buyer.

not bad looking logs at all, hm usually pays pretty consistent, if you see my pile from last week you week you would laugh, lot of white birch and black ash, a few logs here and there but mostly pulp. Had the 450 stuck weekend before last and couldnt bring myself to snap a picture, glad I had an excavator close by.  :D
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« Reply #826 on: January 26, 2016, 07:15:20 PM »
30" on the stump spruce, not big for anything else but the biggest spruce so far on this job.


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« Reply #827 on: January 28, 2016, 01:41:48 PM »
what would cause this?
 The whole tree to the first branch is like this, I've never seen this in oak.

Could be a "moon ring" as we call it in german. Caused by a sudden and strong freeze. Mostly seen n hardwood like oak or ash.

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« Reply #828 on: January 28, 2016, 05:34:20 PM »
Log buyer came today. Looking back toward my house.

 

 

Buyer at work

 

 

3515 bf he bought

 

 

loadin' up

 

 
 

 






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« Reply #829 on: January 28, 2016, 06:04:30 PM »
  I loved cutting big Spruce like this in -20, -30, no limbing. Fall it, hook it, and head for the landing. A one man band can pull a lot of wood in one day.
30" on the stump spruce, not big for anything else but the biggest spruce so far on this job.
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« Reply #830 on: January 28, 2016, 06:11:58 PM »
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« Reply #831 on: January 28, 2016, 07:01:40 PM »
I am working in a wetter area on my property. There is mostly fir spruce cedar and Aspen.
I managed to get my main skid trails cut and frozen in just in time for last week's hard freeze. The area I am working on is about 15-20 acres and is bordered by a stream. A few spots have blowdown and most of the aspen is long in the tooth. I have shipped 40 cords of aspen pulp while I built my trails and I hope to cut another 100-150 more before thaw. I should also get 10-20mbf of fir sawlogs and maybe 3-5mbf of cedar. I'll try to get a picture of the landing tomorrow 









This is a closeup of the same hitch for scale. This is a full load for the 440B



The Beavers had started on this one  ;D
 
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« Reply #832 on: January 28, 2016, 07:15:33 PM »
nice stuff, I got no pictures today but did cut some pretty nice hard maple, cherry and hickory today , cut 32 trees and piled out 25 veneer butt logs .

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« Reply #833 on: January 28, 2016, 10:03:45 PM »
 

 
 Not bad for 2.5 days, have 5 days in the job total so far. Went on a cutting spree this afternoon, 2 hrs in the timbco is about all I can get with the 460 in a long day. 

 
 Had a tri-axle load to far out of reach, and cracked a bunk on my forwarder monday. Road is to icy for me to bring my truck up, use the next best thing.  :D
 

 
Start my day in the dark and and end it in the dark walking out from cutting. Been sawing 2 hrs every night when I get done in the woods, behind about 100 bundles of grade stakes in January which is uncommon. This is a nice stick of black Walnut we where sawing for a friend. 

 
 Wish I had some of these slabs for countertop in my store.  :o  got 4x 8 quarter and quite a few 5 quarter out of it, been inside for 2yrs under cover so she was a bit dry to saw.

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« Reply #834 on: January 31, 2016, 05:43:27 PM »
Log truck has not been here sense Thursday so this is what I cut after that , no cutting today , 50 degrees out and raining 

  , got about 8,000 more feet out at other landing

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« Reply #835 on: January 31, 2016, 05:45:37 PM »
high grade loaded on small truck that goes over to where they load the tractor trailers that head to USA

  

 

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« Reply #836 on: January 31, 2016, 05:47:42 PM »
so close to 50,000 feet this week which is a lot better than I thought but I donot think I will be doing much until maybe Friday with all this rain and mud

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« Reply #837 on: January 31, 2016, 08:51:50 PM »
that's funny your logs go to the US  some of mine go to Canada  ???

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« Reply #838 on: January 31, 2016, 09:47:30 PM »
so close to 50,000 feet this week which is a lot better than I thought but I donot think I will be doing much until maybe Friday with all this rain and mud
You sure do cut some nice stuff. I couldn't cut 50k ft a week around here if I worked like a man on fire, that's covering some pile of ground, I may ship 20-25k from last week and that was a great week for me. How's that forwarder treating you ?

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« Reply #839 on: January 31, 2016, 10:34:34 PM »
so close to 50,000 feet this week which is a lot better than I thought but I donot think I will be doing much until maybe Friday with all this rain and mud
Man thats a lot of wood how much is that worth


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