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Offline WV Sawmiller

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #960 on: August 01, 2020, 09:32:07 PM »
Danny,

   What's the fuss? You have to test the limitations on any new piece of equipment and now you know some of the things it won't do. :D I am glad nobody was hurt and looks like a good pressure washing will have you back where you started. Remember long cables and snatch blocks are your friends.

Well, did you get the logs or not... :D
  That reminds me many years ago when my wife's brother in Alaska was sheep hunting and fell off a mountain and rolled and bounced about 200'. Broke both wrists and had a concussion. 35 miles from the nearest road so one buddy stayed with him and the other 2 hiked out to the nearest road and flagged down a state trooper who called a chopper to go get him. He said his rifle could shoot around corners when he came to a stop. His mom called my wife to tell her about the accident and Becky asked her "Well, did they get anything?"
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #961 on: August 01, 2020, 09:35:04 PM »
Long cables and snatch blocks failed miserably.  My SIL looked at me and said, "Well, I guess you have it broke in now".
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #962 on: August 01, 2020, 09:46:03 PM »
Danny, no need to baby that new, shiny tractor.  Its best to know its limitations and now you know.  Looks like you stirred up a real soupy mess in that second picture.
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« Reply #963 on: August 01, 2020, 09:52:53 PM »
it is always nice to get the new off the tractor so yo are not afraid to scratch it!  glad all is well and we can all learn from your adventure.
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« Reply #964 on: August 01, 2020, 09:57:40 PM »
Oh yeah, been there done that Danny. I have had my Kubota buried up to the frame more than once. (Be glad you don't have mud under deep snow!) :D
I've gotten all too proficient at lifting up wheels to get blocks and timbers under them. Make sure to give your new toy a good wash down, check it over, and grease everything. (And don't drive in that spot!) 
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #965 on: August 01, 2020, 11:05:09 PM »
WV -  more and more I get the impression that you and your family should really not be around any mountains.  Y'all seem to roll down them quite a lot.  There is a place called North Dakota that would probably be a lot safer for you to live, won't roll nearly as far.   :D

Danny  - I would have come and helped you get out - of course from 1/2 mile away you would have heard Brad Paisley playing "Mud on the Tires"  over and over as I approached.  :D
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« Reply #966 on: August 01, 2020, 11:20:19 PM »
WDH that is a great story and well told, at a cost I am sure many of us can understand. I laughed long and hard, but not at you. No, I was laughing with you. Your humility in sharing your day's ordeal is something many of us have been through in one form or another. I have done similar or worse. The decision making process is predictable (from a distance of time), but when you are there in the moment it is certainly different, and that is why it is so humorous. We (many of us) have done, and decided the exact same things as you did, sometimes with much worse results (not that it could ever happen to me :D).
 Bottom line is this: you did something dumb, you used your available resources and got the rig out without damage and everybody went home safe to fight another day. Around here, we call that a Tuesday. Good on ya. Life is tough, get a helmet.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #967 on: August 01, 2020, 11:43:58 PM »
Danny,

How many horsepower did it take to get that stuck?

Glad it ended well.

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« Reply #968 on: August 02, 2020, 06:50:55 AM »
WDH, thank you for the introduction to your new "horse for the farm".  The old saying, "when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging", comes to mind.  I nearly stuck my Kubota a month ago while fetching logs out of the edge of my pond but it was pointed downhill at a very steep angle.

I am glad you got it out.  The wet, summer heat will sap the ambition out a man.  There is a lot more that goes into producing lumber than sawing the logs into boards.  Many do not understand all the touches, steps, equipment and adversity often involved.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #969 on: August 02, 2020, 07:41:24 AM »
Sam,

106 HP did a fine job of getting her stuck.  With HP comes weight, with weight comes trouble, sometimes.  The 2000 pounds of white oak on the forks at the start did not help all that much either.  At least as it comes to weight, with that heat and humidity, I came out of the adventure a little lighter myself.  Looked liked a drowned possum :).  

(BTW, don't tell Jake.  He will play "Mud on the Tires", too, in the 2nd vehicle, the one behind Southside, and he will laugh at me too.  The only good thing is that I know that he has done worse :D).
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #970 on: August 02, 2020, 07:57:51 AM »
I'm listening.
You got to watch my telescopic loader go down in my front yard.
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« Reply #971 on: August 02, 2020, 08:04:48 AM »
I always enjoy getting someone else unstuck, but don't enjoy getting myself unstuck.  :D One reason, most times I stay high and dry when I am doing the pulling. I just hand the chain to the one stuck.  :D
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« Reply #972 on: August 02, 2020, 08:35:44 AM »
I bet Danny has already snaked that log out of the swamp.  

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« Reply #973 on: August 02, 2020, 10:43:14 AM »
I have always found that you need a bigger tractor to get out the one you have stuck.  One time I got my biggest tractor stuck, got my wife and long cable and the 4020 to pull it out, and could do nothing.  Went to a ball game that night, told my neighbor my trouble, and he came in the morning with his 4wd Versatile with duals all around, and it came out easy. If your tractor set very long with water over the gearboxes, would pull the drain plug and see if there is any water in there.  Better now than after you start having problems.

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« Reply #974 on: August 02, 2020, 11:20:40 AM »
 :D You southern boys REALLY know how to get into trouble. I can't be too smug though, gotten myself stuck more than once with errors in judgement. I once came upon a very stuck dump truck, his buddy showed up with a grader, hooked on and promptly buried it cab deep. The D8H arrived on the scene and pulled them out together with a very large chain. I was waiting for a chain (or the grader) to snap but everything held.
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« Reply #975 on: August 02, 2020, 11:36:51 AM »
Danny:
I consider stuck when you have to step down to get to onto the running boards.
My brother and I got dad's MF150 that stuck in plowed ground one day.
Dad was not happy.
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« Reply #976 on: August 02, 2020, 11:39:27 AM »
There is a lot more that goes into producing lumber than sawing the logs into boards.  Many do not understand all the touches, steps, equipment and adversity often involved.
The man speaks truth. Great quote there.
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« Reply #977 on: August 02, 2020, 11:42:27 AM »
Nice Tractor! :)

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« Reply #978 on: August 02, 2020, 11:52:01 AM »
Now in the old days if a logger had done that on one of Danny's tracts..... >:(
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #979 on: August 02, 2020, 12:43:06 PM »
This is how you get found in a peat bog 50000 years from now. 
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