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Title: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: TimT on September 03, 2016, 07:35:55 PM
Poplar 5'3" on the stump. The tree was topped a year ago and I took the trunk down today for a friend. About 75' high in a very tight area. All went well, we rigged a pull cable about 25' up stripped the bark, bored it to check soundness..."it was really decent all the way through".  and wedged it good, pulled over fine. Tree must weigh 30-40 tons or more. Used an MS 880 with Cannon 50" bar for main cut and finished off with a 461 w/28" bar. Also used my 171 to strip bark. Had a Tractor and dozer onsite. Now comes the fun part, getting all that big wood out of his back yard and to my place for a stock of big wood for my saws!!(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43612/IMG_2022.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1472945462)
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Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Magicman on September 03, 2016, 08:34:13 PM
Yes you did, and a mighty fine one at that.   8)
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: thecfarm on September 03, 2016, 08:54:10 PM
BIG tree,BIG saw.  ;D
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Ada Shaker on September 03, 2016, 09:01:06 PM
Would have lovèd to have felt the earth move, under my feet  8).
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: mrselfreliance on September 04, 2016, 05:43:20 AM
Wow, impresive.
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: clww on September 04, 2016, 06:31:18 PM
Lot of bar. Glad it ended up on the ground as planned. Nice job.
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: John Mc on September 04, 2016, 06:50:10 PM
Would have lovèd to have felt the earth move, under my feet  8).

And "feel the sky the sky tumblin' down..."
 -Carol King / James Taylor 1971

Sorry, couldn't resist
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: DDW_OR on September 04, 2016, 09:02:37 PM
now to flatten the stump and put a few bee hive boxes  food1 could not find a beekeeper smiley
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Magicman on September 04, 2016, 09:16:25 PM
It was reported in Oklahoma as being an earthquake!   :D
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: killamplanes on September 04, 2016, 11:09:41 PM
5.7 rictor scale :D :D
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Carson-saws on September 05, 2016, 12:03:35 AM
killamplanes.... :D :D.....that's a biggggggin
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: deerslayer on September 05, 2016, 09:27:47 PM
Nice! One of those occasions where the big saws come in handy.
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: George Zarifis on September 08, 2016, 01:06:15 PM
That is some BIG timber! I wish so much there would be trees that big where I live. Rhodes being a medium sized island in the south - east part of Greece just doesn't have many trees and most of them are very small. Just imagine that an MS261 is considered to be a monster saw!!!
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Den69RS96 on September 09, 2016, 02:39:33 PM
Your not going to grind that stump down for your friend?  :D just kidding

Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: woodsdog2015 on September 10, 2016, 09:40:53 PM
Very cool!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Ada Shaker on September 11, 2016, 06:29:11 AM
Your not going to grind that stump down for your friend?  :D just kidding

Nope, but he's going to convert that log into tooth picks. How many do you recon he'll get out of it?. :D
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: woodsdog2015 on September 11, 2016, 07:01:49 AM
I would say a fair estimate would be the size of the US's current :-\ debt load...... approximately 21 Trillion toothpicks!!!!
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Ada Shaker on September 11, 2016, 07:12:33 AM
I would say a fair estimate would be the size of the US's current :-\ debt load...... approximately 21 Trillion toothpicks!!!!

So the tree could potentially pull the US out of debt?.  8)

Just imagining him carving toothpicks and selling them to tourists at a dollar a piece with a photo oportunity. Kind of reminds me of the Berlin wall. :D
Title: Battle of the BIG LOGS
Post by: TimT on September 12, 2016, 07:55:57 AM
That big tree made some big logs... Bucked them with the 880, then it was a battle to get them up and over the steep bank.... Took three small machine to do it. But other than hauling the big ones home its done. Then some fun with the big saws.  Some pics..

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Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Al_Smith on September 12, 2016, 06:46:35 PM
I haven't seen a John-Deere 40 crawler in decades .Neat little machines for small jobs .

Lots of companies made those little 2 or so tons machines at one time.Cat,JD,IH ,Allis Chalmers,Oliver  .They would walk through mud that would swamp a larger machine .I think the skid loader pretty much took over for them .
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: woodsdog2015 on September 15, 2016, 11:24:07 AM
Great pics.  Quite a log.
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: HolmenTree on September 15, 2016, 12:22:33 PM
Thats big wood TimT,great job.

I have no problems getting rid of cottonwood or big poplar for firewood.
Mills won't even look at it if it's grown in a residential area.
I felled this 90 footer for my daughter for free with the help of a linesmen friend to lower the tri plex cable to the house.
I blocked it up and noodle splitted all the biggest rounds with my 395XP-32". Left a couple big rounds for a local carver

The neighbors brought their saws to limb, splitters and quads with trailers and the tree was cleaned up in 2 days.
It was an odd shaped tree it was quite a bit larger in diameter at 12 foot above ground measuring over 4 1/2 feet.

Now if I can only get all my paying customer jobs done the same way :D
 

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Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2016, 10:50:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, I think I will cut some big pieces for the yard and the rest can go to my neighbor for his boiler/stoves. For me it was the enjoyment/challenge of taking it down and moving it all home.
 I am very pleased with the 880 and 50" Cannon bar. That saw did a great job. With the 404 skip chain it really uses the power in that soft wood, but man does it go through it compared to the 461 with the 28".  Holman Tree, that is something a little different .. and also a big tree. Looks like plenty of customers willing to burn the Poplar/Cottonwood. Good News. Thanks.


 
Title: Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
Post by: Awesomesince72 on January 29, 2017, 10:11:27 PM
I love the old guy in the first picture. Reminds me of the old timers around here. They always seem to come out of the woodwork when you're taken down some big trees.