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« Reply #880 on: February 06, 2016, 05:19:55 PM »
That looks good. I bought back 7 acres of The Farm. I might of cleared off a acre. There was mostly hardwood. Sold it for pulp. The little softwood went into a burn pile. This was all before the OWB. Cut the stumps down low and we are mowing it. I am working on getting the rocks out of it. Slow on digging the rocks out. Some was on top of the ground and not much bigger than my head. Only mowed around them for almost 10 years.  ::) Am just about done where I can mow. I've been doing some with a push mower because it's so rough. It's a hard place to do much,all my water goes down there and stops. Now we can see the field across the road from the house. I hope to level out some of it this year. It's a on going project.
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« Reply #881 on: February 07, 2016, 05:06:34 PM »
A load of hardwood logs leaving for the mill

 

 

Nine hours this weekend for a nice pile of Hemlock pulp

 

 

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« Reply #882 on: February 07, 2016, 06:41:19 PM »
  Nice job, you guys are awesome.

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« Reply #883 on: February 07, 2016, 06:59:59 PM »
Some nice sized hemlock, it's all shaky ???

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« Reply #884 on: February 07, 2016, 08:52:32 PM »
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.

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« Reply #885 on: February 07, 2016, 09:04:20 PM »
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.
Still a nice pile for 9hrs. Still so much big old hemlock out there. You having trouble getting loads thru right now ? Didn't know how much wood they had sitting there.

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« Reply #886 on: February 07, 2016, 09:07:04 PM »
    Swamp landing, with the old Dodge for perspective ;) This job has Aspen, Black Spruce, Tamarack,  Balsam, and a little Birch and Black Ash.

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« Reply #887 on: February 07, 2016, 09:22:04 PM »
Finch has a lot of wood in the yard but the trucker said they are afraid of an early breakup. Just started to freeze up the skid roads here but there is also a lot of water in the ground.

Cut up all that pulp and only had to sharpen 3 times, that was nice.

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« Reply #888 on: February 07, 2016, 09:30:56 PM »
$102 a cord is good.
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« Reply #889 on: February 07, 2016, 09:40:21 PM »
 I like CTL pictures like that.  ;)  watched this guy down the road just walk thru 2+ million ft of redpine in a very short period of time, told me he was doing 100mbdft a day average without pushing it, I felt like a child who just watched his dog get run over. I've been on so many lowgrade lots lately I wouldn't know what good wood looks like.
 I've been averaging 800 ish a load for hemlock pulp sent up north, none on these next couple jobs, kind of hemlock-ed out.  :D

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« Reply #890 on: February 07, 2016, 09:48:05 PM »
    And my helper Walt-



He comes with me most days, the last few days I ran another guy's machine so I left Walt home (trying to be conscientious ). Walt didn't like it one bit, my wife said he went around the house whining all day :( :D
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« Reply #891 on: February 07, 2016, 09:55:57 PM »
     Barge, we pretty much just speak in cords up here, whenever we get into mbf we're all scratching our heads trying to make sense of it  :P :D  100mbf would be around 200 cords, right? That is killer production, it must have been pine in the 18-22" dbh range? We had a final felling of some really nice Red pine once with our big harvester (Ponsse Bear). There were 2 forwarders behind him, AND a grapple skidder skidding poles out :o They were figuring he was cutting 300 cords a day if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #892 on: February 07, 2016, 09:59:01 PM »
He looks like Yoda, trying to get that "force" to work    :D

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« Reply #893 on: February 07, 2016, 10:04:23 PM »
     This site had a lot of blowdown on it, so a feller buncher was brought in to go ahead of the processor. We don't often do this, and with a new kid in the buncher, I don't know if we gained anything. The sale had been hit by straight line winds, after the buncher went through it looked like a tornado had also passed through :)


     Decked, poor ol' Walt isn't much to look at. I heard down south he would be referred to as "bless his heart" ugly  ;D
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« Reply #894 on: February 07, 2016, 10:17:08 PM »
What lineage is Walt?  Pug? Boston Terrier?  We've got a Pug.  She's puggly  ;) ;D
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« Reply #895 on: February 07, 2016, 10:32:06 PM »
NW Ohio must not have rocks...  ;D

I can tell you we had plenty there when I grew up. Minnesota was worse. The big one there was the size of a small house. :-\
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« Reply #896 on: February 07, 2016, 11:08:20 PM »
What lineage is Walt?  Pug? Boston Terrier?  We've got a Pug.  She's puggly  ;) ;D

     Walt is a "Bugg", a Boston Terrier/Pug cross. His brother, Oscar, is also part of the family.  Oscar has more of the "so ugly he's cute" thing going on, where poor Walt is so ugly you feel sorry for him. He has quite an under bite, so his bottom teeth usually stick out- unless, of course, his tongue is sticking out (which it usually is) ;)

     Mesquite, what part of MN did you live in?  We have a pretty wide variety of soil types thanks to the glaciers. We live on sand, no rocks at all. Other areas, nothing but rocks.
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« Reply #897 on: February 08, 2016, 03:21:00 PM »
Boy that's a pile of wood barbender!!😊
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« Reply #898 on: February 08, 2016, 05:05:16 PM »
$102 a cord is about $200 a thousand Int. right? That's about what good pine sawlogs bring around here delivered to the yard, at least the last time I looked into it.
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« Reply #899 on: February 08, 2016, 05:17:21 PM »
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.
how many tons would your cord way?


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