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Offline Stephen Alford

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« on: January 12, 2021, 10:48:51 AM »
   Recently there have been some discussions on track gear and harvesting cedar.  Granted this is a piece of gear for the lone operators. They have some merit...storage, price , maintenance, and does address woods access issues in the winter. Just wondering if anyone has one . Anyway just thought they were interesting , hope this connection works...

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   On a plus note for 2021 had 12 huns at the feeder this morning. Have not seen any in years.




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Re: snowdog
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 12:48:29 PM »
OK i will bite, what is a "hun"

looks like the machine can make tight turns and get into locations a snowcat cannot

skidder sled, if it was longer it would work better?

also saw this bobsled made out of a 55 gallon barrow
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Re: snowdog
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 04:43:34 PM »
I know what a hun [hen] is but what is a 55 gallon barrow? Maybe a barrel? 8) 8)

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Re: snowdog
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 04:47:34 PM »
Usually huns means Hungarian Partridge.
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 07:45:07 PM »
@Stephen Alford there is a dealer for them here, know a few people that have gotten close but not bit the bullet, sorry for lack of helpful information. Seems like you have the ability to rig one up with some old sleds from out back though 8)

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 06:22:15 AM »
its kinda sorta like what bolens built in the 60's and called a snowmobile

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 07:51:06 AM »
They are pretty neat. I saw one at a local dealership, looks good. If you are to get one, I think a guard for the chain drive would be a wise investment. 
I've been looking for one as well to make small trails on our property so the family can easily go snowshoeing and skiing. My son is 2, and a second one is on the way, so it'll be a while before they can break in a trail.  :D

I hope this link is OK, this fellow built a few neat machines over the years. A few home built snowmobiles and 1 machine he calls the snow trackTor, which is similar in design to the snowdog. He built a different hitch to match his customer's needs. I've been pondering sending a message for pricing for a Tracktor or a small snowmobile, but we don't have much snow this year.

https://www.brx800.net/services
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 08:27:29 AM »
    The off the shelf version B13 ME is 3500 us no reverse...here 5000 for same (+tax) . The model that caught my eye was one with a 17 hp b&s made in Wisconsin. A little more power  for the tug.  95% of property here is privately owned. Crossing someones land on a skidoo appears recreational and considered a tresspass.  Never had a problem on snowshoes or skies. However the goal is to be in the best possible woodlot on any given day. With social distancing and health closures such as coffee shops  (meeting and discussing woodlots) I thought stepping up the boots on the ground hunt may be prudent ...or in this case sled tracks. ;D   A home build as Mr Mudfarmer has suggested is possible for sure but this years work has to be laid out pretty much in the next 60 days.
    You lads are correct they are Hungarian partridge. Non native brought here in the late 1700/1800s by the British as a game bird. Any type of foul was always near the top of the list for barter. In the bygone days eggs were the currancy. Huns were always a good omen.
    Your right Mr Snowstorm they were. The concept has also existed for a long time in  northern Russia on the Tigre.    Oh if that fancy shamcy plow truck starts to give you grief let me know...I am good to go.. :D



 
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 05:26:04 PM »
   Found this vid today Mr Dom thought it might be of interest to you.  On another note under the flag of ...full disclosure...the habs play the leafs tonight....go ...LEAFS... :D


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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 06:17:08 PM »
  Found this vid today Mr Dom thought it might be of interest to you.  On another note under the flag of ...full disclosure...the habs play the leafs tonight....go ...LEAFS... :D


That is a slick setup. I agree, snowmobiles are not appreciated in fields and are frowned upon. 
Full disclosure as well...Go Habs!  :D gonna be a fun season with all Canadian teams playing each other so often. 

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2021, 07:46:27 PM »
Leafs?
Habs? 
Pfffft !
Jets, Jets, Jets ! ! !
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2021, 08:53:24 PM »
Leafs?
Habs?
Pfffft !
Jets, Jets, Jets ! ! !
na, GO FISHING or HUNTING
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2021, 07:16:52 AM »
   The off the shelf version B13 ME is 3500 us no reverse...here 5000 for same (+tax) . The model that caught my eye was one with a 17 hp b&s made in Wisconsin. A little more power  for the tug.  95% of property here is privately owned. Crossing someones land on a skidoo appears recreational and considered a tresspass.  Never had a problem on snowshoes or skies. However the goal is to be in the best possible woodlot on any given day. With social distancing and health closures such as coffee shops  (meeting and discussing woodlots) I thought stepping up the boots on the ground hunt may be prudent ...or in this case sled tracks. ;D   A home build as Mr Mudfarmer has suggested is possible for sure but this years work has to be laid out pretty much in the next 60 days.
    You lads are correct they are Hungarian partridge. Non native brought here in the late 1700/1800s by the British as a game bird. Any type of foul was always near the top of the list for barter. In the bygone days eggs were the currancy. Huns were always a good omen.
    Your right Mr Snowstorm they were. The concept has also existed for a long time in  northern Russia on the Tigre.    Oh if that fancy shamcy plow truck starts to give you grief let me know...I am good to go.. :D


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no more snow than we have had so far that would almost do it. i stopped to see stephen a few yrs ago when we were on his island. he was pretty easy to find just ride around until you see his f450 ford. lets say it dosent quite look like any other f450. did they finish the new highway next to your garage??

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2021, 09:34:30 AM »
   Well Mr Snowstorm you may have noticed my truck but I noticed your navigator. From one ol sailor to another....rrrrrrrh best be avoidin dem waters of da Hudson me hardy there be pirates in dem woods .   :D
    Couple pics of the truck...it is special , my wife wont ride in it and my daughters wont borrow it. Cowboys were never meant to walk only ride  8)

Top of the truck when we get a skiff of snow.



 

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2021, 01:17:31 PM »
only two things missing
second set of headlights connected to the hi-beam
a truck bed crane
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2021, 05:11:11 PM »
On another note under the flag of ...full disclosure...the habs play the leafs tonight....go ...LEAFS...


Do you know how to tell when its spring?

The leafs are out.;D

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« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 09:40:15 AM »
    :D Why don't you lads grab your okie sticks for a little game o shinnie... The potiemouths vs dasmartypants . Give you an opportunity to see more lumber in three periods than ya can put through a mill in a week.   :snowball:   Meet you back of the....
 

 


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