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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #940 on: February 19, 2016, 05:29:28 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.

In Ontario, $102/cord wouldn't cover the costs.  At least $50/cord to the trucker to haul it to the mill, $25 to the land owner, leaving $25 for the logger, to pay for what?  Coffee?

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« Reply #941 on: February 19, 2016, 06:56:48 PM »
I know Canadian dollars are different but I could only dream of that price per chord, try 33$ a chord hemlock and 21$ for pine delivered.

Sending a self loader load of pine nets me around 80$, luckily it comes out attached to logs.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #942 on: February 19, 2016, 07:11:41 PM »
I know Canadian dollars are different but I could only dream of that price per chord, try 33$ a chord hemlock and 21$ for pine delivered.

Sending a self loader load of pine nets me around 80$, luckily it comes out attached to logs.

Nice spruce from today:(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)



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« Reply #943 on: February 19, 2016, 07:26:37 PM »
Yes was trying to qoute northernloggers post but it didn't work I guess

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« Reply #944 on: February 19, 2016, 10:41:47 PM »
     Nice maple, Chevy! Good on ya' for cutting those saw logs without cracking them in half. I've seen a lot of processor operators that can't seem to understand that it isn't a saw log anymore when you split the ends ::)
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« Reply #945 on: February 20, 2016, 07:31:56 AM »
I'll second that barbender.  All of the log buyers we deal with love that many of ours are hand cut, because there are so many "production oriented" crews that split astronomical amounts of butt logs. People just don't care anymore. =\
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #946 on: February 20, 2016, 08:08:33 AM »
I've often wondered this myself. Why ruin the most valuable part of the log. We cut with a Quadco intermittent and yes there is a occasional mishap. 99% of our logs are not split and we were just cutting some nice hard maple.

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« Reply #947 on: February 20, 2016, 08:42:30 AM »
Nice photos Chevy. Enjoyed them. Glad you remembered the camera.

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« Reply #948 on: February 20, 2016, 08:59:26 AM »
Haven't had trouble with splitting logs.  Maybe these log splitting operators should use sharp chains? 

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« Reply #949 on: February 20, 2016, 09:03:35 AM »
I think it's mostly guys that push too hard while cutting them off the stump. Or yes, dull chains
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« Reply #950 on: February 20, 2016, 11:12:58 AM »
Dull chains, tweaked bars, and pushing are all good ways to split the bigger ones.

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« Reply #951 on: February 20, 2016, 06:00:19 PM »
Still wackin this Pine lot. Some nice ones these last few days.

 

 



  
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« Reply #952 on: February 20, 2016, 06:09:16 PM »
We probably cut 95% pulp wood, so the processors don't get into saw quality hardwood very often, pallet if anything. Most of the time guys just aren't paying attention, IMO.
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« Reply #953 on: February 20, 2016, 10:05:01 PM »
 Not really any good "cutting pictures" but it's what I've got.  :D
 

  

  

 

 
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« Reply #954 on: February 21, 2016, 08:05:49 AM »
Quote from: chevytaHOE5674 link=topic=80957.msg1364741#msg1364741 date=1455984778
Dull chains, tweaked bars, and pushing are all good ways to split the bigger ones.
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But it also take a very talented operator to process those bigger ones without breaking things.  I don't get to cut a lot of hardwood logs but do know that it is not as easy as it may look.  What size head is that on the ponsse?
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« Reply #955 on: February 21, 2016, 09:25:26 AM »
Pretty sure he runs a 73.

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« Reply #956 on: February 21, 2016, 10:44:07 AM »
73E head. ha

Takes a little bit of skill and jockeying to get a 28" tree safely on the ground with a 21" bar.

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« Reply #957 on: February 24, 2016, 06:25:11 AM »
Still gettin some big pine down. Trucker says his loader was grunting on a few of these. Off to the mill. Feel real fortunate to be cutting such nice timber.



 

 

 
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« Reply #958 on: February 24, 2016, 08:29:06 AM »
Nice pine!

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #959 on: February 24, 2016, 04:35:27 PM »
My pine isn't nearly as nice as David L's... but the view's decent.



 

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