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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1260 on: December 25, 2016, 11:04:12 AM »
Merry Christmas all. Cutting Red Oak and Pine on this huge lot. 650MBF of hardwood and pine to go, lots of cordwood too. Should be here till I retire or my body gives out.

That is one nice looking Jack and the timber is very nice as well

The BuffaloKing in front of a stand of old growth white cedar. We cut all the other species on this block and reserved the cedar.
We had a discussion a while ago about balsam fir, and how much the quality of it can vary by site. This site had very good balsam, some of the butts where pushing 20" and still sound.

Why is the cedar being left?  I have some very nice fir and spruce to cut later in January.  Many of those will be pushing 20" and solid.

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« Reply #1261 on: December 25, 2016, 07:05:53 PM »
Ken, here on the fringe of the white cedar range, cedar is usually reserved for wildlife, especially as thermal cover for deer. The cedar is unable to regrow because the deer eat all the seedlings. So I guess we protect it for the deer because we can't protect it from the deer :) ::) As you get farther north into the state, forest managers cut a little more cedar. We did cut as much of this as we needed for access, and I might try to buy some of it if I can get it cheap. There are some decent saw logs for cedar, the problem is here decent cedar would barely make a hardwood saw log.
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« Reply #1262 on: December 28, 2016, 07:40:44 PM »
I just had to take some pictures. I cut a Balsam Fir of a life time yesterday.  :D  It is alright to laugh. I know it is not a glory species but I spend a lot of time cutting them. Fir is what I have to work with. I have never come close to cutting one this nice. Most have butt rot and any big ones always had butt rot. This one looked clean, no big butt flare or bulges and hollows. Sounded solid. No woodpecker holes. Nice size - 17" DBH

 

 

It turned out solid. Here is the first log.

 

 

 

 

This is what is left above the first log. Note the stump to the left and behind.  It is typical. I cut 7-1/2 feet of rot off the butt of that one. You can see some of the pieces.

 

 

Here is the second and third logs

 

 

It was 20" at the stump and I got six 10 footers out of it for 320 BF Int. I know it is not a huge tree even for fir but I have never come close to a 300bf fir tree. I don't think I gotten a 200 footer and I have cut several bigger  in diameter than this one. I just had to show it off.  ;D

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« Reply #1263 on: December 28, 2016, 08:31:09 PM »
 that's a pretty nice tree   8)   is that all you cut is the fir  looks like you have a lot of young white birch coming in does it ever get big enough to cut  around here it only get 8-12in on the stump and dies off if they do get bigger they look like most of your fir  just like here no frost in the ground  only on the main trail

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« Reply #1264 on: December 28, 2016, 10:15:31 PM »
That's a dandy for sure  8). The second to last pic looks like a telephone pole with bark on it  :D :D.

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« Reply #1265 on: December 29, 2016, 12:24:27 AM »
That's nice balsam. Brag away!
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« Reply #1266 on: December 29, 2016, 03:41:46 PM »
Well done g_man!  $300 Christmas Tree? ;D  All the best, Rob.
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« Reply #1267 on: December 29, 2016, 03:55:16 PM »
Well done g_man!  $300 Christmas Tree? ;D  All the best, Rob.

Thanks, Well close.. ;D...... 320 BF makes it a $100 Christmas tree up here.

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« Reply #1268 on: December 29, 2016, 10:07:52 PM »
I just had to take some pictures. I cut a Balsam Fir of a life time yesterday.  :D  It is alright to laugh. I know it is not a glory species but I spend a lot of time cutting them. Fir is what I have to work with. I have never come close to cutting one this nice. Most have butt rot and any big ones always had butt rot. This one looked clean, no big butt flare or bulges and hollows. Sounded solid. No woodpecker holes. Nice size - 17" DBH

I noticed on one of the pictures that you were using a snatch block to save some of your smaller trees when winching in the nice fir butt log.  Shows how much care and attention you pay to your property.  Nice job
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1269 on: December 30, 2016, 12:16:43 PM »
Let's see if this works. Was bored yesterday and work and took some video of our old processor hacking down some hardwood pulp.


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« Reply #1270 on: December 30, 2016, 11:50:40 PM »
Nice Chevy.   How do you like those bars?

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« Reply #1271 on: December 31, 2016, 07:29:14 AM »
the new Oregon???

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« Reply #1272 on: December 31, 2016, 08:59:18 AM »
They are just the normal old Oregon bars. Last I heard they didn't make the new style for the old mount on this machine. Not sure what bar I prefer they each have their positives and negatives, but these are the easiest to aquire so that's what I usually run.

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« Reply #1273 on: December 31, 2016, 01:05:40 PM »
Well done! Nice professional processor operation doing clean work with good wood utilization and slash management.
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« Reply #1274 on: December 31, 2016, 02:28:01 PM »
I'm on a mixed Black Spruce Balmy Lowland Hardwood site. The birch in here is the most twisted stuff I hve ever hauled on the forwarder. The kind of stuff where a straight stick makes more of a mess because it doesn't fit into the "puzzle" ::) I feel bad for the trucks, every time they make a grab there will be about 5-6 sticks hanging out and falling off.
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« Reply #1275 on: December 31, 2016, 07:14:37 PM »
I thought they were the spredmax with that black tip.   I have used them with the n104 mount like you probably have.   They're really nice.

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« Reply #1276 on: January 01, 2017, 06:31:47 PM »
see if I can make this work, my computer blew up so trying to us the wife's , My computer guy is to be back in 2 days so will get a new one

 

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« Reply #1277 on: January 01, 2017, 06:38:37 PM »
eph,new saw? Looks clean.
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« Reply #1278 on: January 01, 2017, 06:46:22 PM »
just a few pictures from today, I got more but will need to download them

  

  

  

  

 

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« Reply #1279 on: January 01, 2017, 06:48:55 PM »
couple more , few are from different days as you can tell by the snow

  

 


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