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Offline g_man

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« Reply #1100 on: September 21, 2016, 04:32:42 PM »
What happened to that nice old truck you had grassfed ??
Nice load of fir.

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« Reply #1101 on: September 21, 2016, 06:33:05 PM »
I still have it but I pushed it too hard with a full load and I melted a liner seal. I have been falling behind on things the last couple of years and I have not been able to work on it yet. I really need to put a motor with more power and torque in the truck because the 6v53 cannot handle the hills around my house. I was thinking of trying to fit a 6v92 ta. I think that the 6v53 is only good for about 30k  gvwr and more like 25k around here. The truck has a 51k GVWR and with 4 cords it is at about 47k. I kept hauling more and more until I hit failure  :D 
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« Reply #1102 on: September 22, 2016, 06:15:12 PM »


We don't often run into hardwood this big UP here.  Rare treat.  I bet one of the guys he couldn't guess the stump diameter within a half inch.  He guessed within a quarter.  42.5 in.  Had to buy his breakfast the next day.

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« Reply #1103 on: September 22, 2016, 10:56:22 PM »
Is that bigtooth aspen?

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« Reply #1104 on: September 23, 2016, 05:49:08 AM »
Red oak.  Haven't come across a big tooth over 36 inches yet.

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« Reply #1105 on: September 23, 2016, 10:10:00 AM »
Nice! Oh, and happy birthday, young man ;)
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« Reply #1106 on: September 23, 2016, 05:27:10 PM »
Nice! Oh, and happy birthday, young man ;)
Thanks barbender!

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« Reply #1107 on: September 23, 2016, 05:43:14 PM »
happy birthday day young lad, yep now that I'm a old guy I can say that  8), I should post pictures of what I'm not to cut on this job , huge red and white oak , lots of red in the 50 plus inch on the stump but no yellow dot on them so they are staying

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« Reply #1108 on: September 23, 2016, 07:29:51 PM »
ehp    how would that work if your color blind  :) :)

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« Reply #1109 on: September 23, 2016, 11:40:21 PM »
Red oak was my next guess...either seem wild though! It does amaze me how different the qualify of timber is from MN to the UP.

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« Reply #1110 on: September 24, 2016, 08:23:19 AM »
Coxy, You better figure out how to see those dots on the trees here  8), You start cutting wrong trees and that gets you in real trouble real fast here

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« Reply #1111 on: September 24, 2016, 09:31:27 AM »
As I'm sure Clark knows, we do grow some dandy hardwoods in MN, but it is isolated to small pockets. It seems like microclimates around the bigger lakes foster some good growth. But by and large, we are a pulpwood state. I do get jealous of all the fine hardwoods you fellas get to cut. BTW, on the marked timber/colorblindness issue, one third entry pine thin we cut was marked with a flourescent red paint the state was trying out, because the yellow they were using was causing problems in the thick hazelnut brush that comes up in the open pine stands. The leaves turn yellow in the fall ::) Well, as it turns out, the processor operator on that one is a bit colorblind toward the dull pink color that the paint had faded to. He was already finished cutting the job (he went on the lowboy when I got off, we do that often). So he was long gone when I discovered all the timber that had been missed. Ended up being about 3 truck loads :o My chainsaw and I got a good workout on that one, but truth be told I relish the opportunity to get to do some hand felling. Especially nice pine in a park like setting  ;D
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« Reply #1112 on: September 24, 2016, 01:05:02 PM »
Coxy, You better figure out how to see those dots on the trees here  8), You start cutting wrong trees and that gets you in real trouble real fast here
I can see  just poking some fun  :D

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« Reply #1113 on: September 24, 2016, 02:16:22 PM »
This is what we're currently cutting...

 

 

Sure, it's not wood, but we're still using a cutter!  Heck, we even got a processor, kernel processor that is!

 

 

Might be the straightest thing we get to cut down around here.
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« Reply #1114 on: September 24, 2016, 03:49:06 PM »
^^ Reminds me of a joke about some city slicker observing corn being chopped and yelling at the operator for clear cutting the forest.

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« Reply #1115 on: September 24, 2016, 04:07:07 PM »
  We had a very successful clearcut of that corn forest...  Got another 3 or 4 days worth and then onto the next project!
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« Reply #1116 on: September 24, 2016, 07:17:56 PM »
better you than me  I did that 1 time and never ever again round and round and round not for me  :)

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« Reply #1117 on: September 25, 2016, 11:53:51 PM »
ehp    how would that work if your color blind  :) :)

I've had to mark with a different color paint because one of the cutters was color blind. Something about teal paint makes a guy feel more like he spent a day painting an elementary classroom then a day in the woods.

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« Reply #1118 on: September 26, 2016, 01:10:05 AM »
Clark, personally I like that teal color, it shows up pretty well in the forest.
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« Reply #1119 on: September 26, 2016, 09:18:07 AM »
Here in the Southern end of MN, most corn fields are in standing water.  Watched one framer drive his corn bind into the field, within 100 feet he had to be dragged out as the wheels were absolutely buried


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