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« Reply #1420 on: February 08, 2017, 06:31:20 PM »
I gave it up yesterday . the snow is just too deep for tractor logging . You get off the trail and it just chatters to get through . I guess if I needed wood I would tough it out but better days are coming .
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« Reply #1421 on: February 08, 2017, 08:34:39 PM »
It is getting deep, and with that crust halfway down it makes for tough going. I have about 20 deer following me around the sale I'm on now eating the buds on the hardwood tops. Well, that was as of Saturday, I haven't worked a day this week, I have been down with the flu. It has really kicked my butt >:(
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« Reply #1422 on: February 08, 2017, 09:32:45 PM »
Get better . I had a colon scope apt for Jan 6 postponed till feb 6 postponed till feb 27 . All flu and cold related hope to make the last one . Hope you recover fast my flu was short head cold lasted 2 weeks .
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« Reply #1423 on: February 08, 2017, 11:47:09 PM »
Thanks Gearbox. I can typically work through a head cold, but the flu just shuts me down. Then, of course, if you are having medical procedures it messes that up. I had a routine checkup scheduled for last Tuesday, I called the clinic and asked if they really wanted me in there in my condition. "Nah, reschedule." :) Those colonoscopies are no fun, well the procedure is a non event but the prep for it is, well, don't make any plans for that day :) I haven't had one but my poor wife has had more than I can remember.
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« Reply #1424 on: February 11, 2017, 07:48:00 AM »
Ive been having a dickens of a time posting pics on here,  I believe it is my substandard internet connection actually.

He is the last turn I made this time home.  Working for my folks neighbors, maintaining their view.  It's a little steeper than it looks. 

 

 
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« Reply #1425 on: February 11, 2017, 08:21:10 AM »
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

 
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« Reply #1426 on: February 11, 2017, 09:56:44 AM »
I gave it up yesterday . the snow is just too deep for tractor logging . You get off the trail and it just chatters to get through . I guess if I needed wood I would tough it out but better days are coming .

That is what used to happen to me. I was going to get a skidder but decided that just wasn't me.  I like my little tractor. But I bought a small TD7G dozer. Now I can make good tractor roads in the summer and keep them open in the winter. Trouble now is that once I get off the tractor and start to wallow with the cable thru the snow things slow way down. Maybe I need to bring the snow blower out :D

 

 

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« Reply #1427 on: February 11, 2017, 10:10:17 AM »
Good time to sit by the fire . Sugar bush time is right around the corner. We will get plenty of snow slogging time then .
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« Reply #1428 on: February 11, 2017, 10:16:47 AM »
Since our other processor is in the shop getting its fire damage repaired they sent us out a rental machine to run. It has a larger crane and newer/larger harvester head. I've fallen in love with it and told the boss he needs to buy it, haha.

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« Reply #1429 on: February 11, 2017, 02:47:11 PM »
pretty warm here today so did a bin of firewood , Im out of firewood logs now so I may send the processor down the road 

 

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« Reply #1430 on: February 11, 2017, 03:15:58 PM »
pretty warm here today so did a bin of firewood , Im out of firewood now now so I may send the processor down the road 

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bring it here. I can dispose of it for you  ;D
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« Reply #1431 on: February 11, 2017, 06:37:26 PM »
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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mf40, now you got the picture thingy figured out, let's see some more close up pics of your jack. :) :)
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« Reply #1432 on: February 11, 2017, 06:49:37 PM »
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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that's why I don't like the cable chokers you cant get the logs/wood off the ground far enough  but to each his own  :) ;D are they 18 4 34 or 16 9 30 tires on there

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« Reply #1433 on: February 11, 2017, 07:56:08 PM »
My mind is blown !! Lol....
I started this thread I don't know how long ago but it was a couple years ago at the very least...
I'm surprised to return to the forum and see that it's still circulating with over 160k views and 1400+ posts !!!...
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« Reply #1434 on: February 11, 2017, 08:25:34 PM »
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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that's why I don't like the cable chokers you cant get the logs/wood off the ground far enough  but to each his own  :) ;D are they 18 4 34 or 16 9 30 tires on there
😂😂 a cable choker is like a unicorn around here, I've seen them for sale but never seen one used, these guys from ME swear by them, 2 milk crates full of chain in my truck.

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« Reply #1435 on: February 11, 2017, 08:28:03 PM »
They may swear by them,but I think they are a dieing breed.
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« Reply #1436 on: February 11, 2017, 08:41:40 PM »
haha whats a choker?  :D
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« Reply #1437 on: February 11, 2017, 08:50:56 PM »
haha whats a choker?  :D
I look everytime I come home to make sure my skidder operator hasn't yanked the winch off my 460, says its a great machine but we need to sell the winch, he basically refuses to use it anymore. The 10 sliders don't exactly make it comfortable. 😂

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« Reply #1438 on: February 12, 2017, 07:01:36 AM »
They are super quick to dump the load at the landing, but come off often, and will never last as long as a chain. 

Its the way the machine was set up when I got it.  I believe going forward, as they break I will replace with chains... one at a time.  Clearly no reason to throw the good ones away.
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« Reply #1439 on: February 12, 2017, 10:09:50 AM »
They are super quick to dump the load at the landing, but come off often, and will never last as long as a chain. 

Its the way the machine was set up when I got it.  I believe going forward, as they break I will replace with chains... one at a time.  Clearly no reason to throw the good ones away.
I've only ever run chain chokers and they turn you into a miserable individual by the end of the day especially with deep snow. The one picture won't load but it showed how I bunch wood for cable versus grapple, piles and kind of a teepee of wood. Cable skidder is still the way to go sometimes. I've got 120 acres of larger stuff that's 1mile skid left on this job, my guy turns a hitch, gets out of one machine and hops in the cab of the other, musical skidders all day long, you can break a good man behind a cable skidder 😂, my cousin has 3 of them and runs his guys like savages. Carrying anything more than an 8' choker is pointless, hook 2 sliders together and go. 

 
 I tried the square chain and didn't feel it was worth the extra, springtime you lose a few but I hook short and tight and rarely have trouble. 

 
 Hook 10 all day it doesn't take long, I keep a box of tissues in the cab to stop the whining. 😂


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