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« Reply #1520 on: March 16, 2017, 10:15:33 PM »
as always nice neat piles bub awesome job I hate picking up short wood with the buggy how many forwarders u got running on that job looks like a lot of sorts as well its amazing to me the difference in the states all over you guys have all self loaders round here they want you to have the loader so they can put an extra tier of wood on
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« Reply #1521 on: March 16, 2017, 10:24:01 PM »
Our trucks have been yarding wood here for the last month or so, but almost all of the aspen in the last 3 nights, with 20+ loads being directly delivered to the mllls daily as well
Wow, never seen anything like that.  Seeing that much stacked up all over the place, its a wonder there are ANY trees left ANYWHERE!
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« Reply #1522 on: March 17, 2017, 07:02:43 AM »
That is an amazing amount of wood.

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« Reply #1523 on: March 17, 2017, 08:08:13 AM »
Piles look really nice, mind boggeling amount of wood there!

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« Reply #1524 on: March 17, 2017, 09:32:52 AM »
Our trucks hauled the wood off of the job we're working right now, to this site. It is situated on a "10 ton" highway, so we can haul this wood into the mill through the spring breakup period. The mills are pretty full right now, with one only taking 25 loads per day from us. So we get yard it out here, and deliver it as the mill uses up their winter stockpiles. If you drive around  northern MN in the spring, you'll see these yards scattered around the countryside.
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #1525 on: March 17, 2017, 09:39:29 AM »
In north MN we don't have very many people . We do have vast tracts of county, state , federal  and still have large private timber holdings . That's why we have so many mills within 100 miles .
A bunch of chainsaws a BT6870 processer , TC 5 International track skidder and not near enough time

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« Reply #1526 on: March 17, 2017, 12:19:42 PM »
Never saw anything like that before. That would make heck of a good start on the Trump Wall.

We need to lobby congress to make it a wood wall. ☺
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« Reply #1527 on: March 17, 2017, 12:31:04 PM »
FWIW, forest managers say that the wood growth is outpacing harvest in MN by a fair amount. I know that yard makes it look like we raped the whole land, but that aspen came off of one job, about 240 acres, and we removed roughly half of what was standing.
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« Reply #1528 on: March 17, 2017, 02:08:39 PM »
ok i see now pound it out all winter pile it and draw it in the brake up  8) 8) who cares if you did rape it it will grow back  :) :)

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« Reply #1529 on: March 17, 2017, 05:30:42 PM »
...who cares if you did rape it it will grow back...

That's the exact attitude that gave us a predominantly aspen forest. To answer your question, I care.

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« Reply #1530 on: March 17, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »
We lost a private timber baron if I can call him that . His name was Jack Rajala and during his lifetime he planted I think 4 million White Pine . He also pioneered Bud Capping . So our forests are being replenished and managed much better than ever .
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« Reply #1531 on: March 17, 2017, 06:03:47 PM »
as always nice neat piles bub awesome job

Yup, he's one heck of a operator, he can even bend the piles. :D
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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« Reply #1532 on: March 17, 2017, 06:58:47 PM »
...who cares if you did rape it it will grow back...

That's the exact attitude that gave us a predominantly aspen forest. To answer your question, I care.

Clark
there must be a market for it other wise they wouldn't be cutting it  :)

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« Reply #1533 on: March 17, 2017, 08:29:11 PM »
 Working through a stand with some really nice thick areas.   This is hemlock, shaky but makes nice pulp in a hurry.



  

 

Also some patches of nice mixed black and white Ash on this job.


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« Reply #1534 on: March 17, 2017, 08:37:02 PM »
We can not begin to get our forest near that 50 year old Aspen they like . You find some then you find a lot with punk knots all over 60+ years old . I think clark needs to go for a walk in the woods in Itasca county and see some cut to length operation thinning .
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« Reply #1535 on: March 17, 2017, 08:39:08 PM »
 Some ugly wood too.  When it's this size it adds up fast though.  (Soft maple)



 

I've been trying some new bars.  Iggesund BlueLine straight from Sweden.  About 3500 tons with it so far and it hasn't even been flipped yet.

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #1536 on: March 17, 2017, 09:39:03 PM »
 Enough of this small wood stuff.

Red oak 42" across the hinge. 50' to the first branch. It had a lot of big friends.


 
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« Reply #1537 on: March 17, 2017, 10:38:57 PM »
Enough of this small wood stuff.

Red oak 42" across the hinge. 50' to the first branch. It had a lot of big friends.


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That is a wicked stick of wood 👍 not alot of stuff of that size left around here.

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« Reply #1538 on: March 17, 2017, 10:51:16 PM »
ok i see now pound it out all winter pile it and draw it in the brake up  8) 8) who cares if you did rape it it will grow back  :) :)
Unfortunately "raping or butchering" a woodlot is more common out our way than some of these guys are used to. I love working around the good small growth and I won't cut bolts. I almost made a joke the other night about posting before and after pictures of this next 5 lot clearing job I'm going to 😂

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« Reply #1539 on: March 17, 2017, 11:06:47 PM »
 I'm getting sick of plowing /pushing / blowing snow. Got the sawmill yard cleaned out yesterday, had to forward wood out to the processor because it's not worth fighting the snow anymore with a skidsteer. 

 
 Hauled snow today, all day. 😂 3 triaxles going Nascar style, little D4K had all he could do to keep pushing the pile up. That 490 Komatsu is quite the snow shovel, they did have a 350E Cat down there this summer that was just a touch bigger.

  
 I went up to try and open the road to my log job tonight, like a fool I left my snowshoes at the house. It's 1 mile in from the town turnaround around, it was miserable. Wagner left 12-13k ft in there and they are crying because the yard is running out of wood, they had 5 days to come pick it up, not my problem they don't want to pay good money for good truck drivers. 😂 the roads plowed but it's on them, I wouldn't send my log truck up there. 

 
 Got about 75' in and realized it would take me 3 days to blow my way in. 😂


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