The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts





Author Topic: Older Equipment  (Read 1098 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Autocar

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2951
  • Location: Twenty five miles southwest of Lima Ohio
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Older Equipment
« on: October 15, 2013, 05:17:28 PM »
The other day I pulled up to State Route 33 a busy road between Fort Wayne Indiana and Columbus Ohio. Nothing coming so I start across just started rolling and it was like I shut the key off. Truck was loaded and trailer was loaded with logs just that fast I had both lanes blocked and trucks was backing up. I put the old Autocar in reverce and used the starter to push it out of the intersection. Figured out the 12 volt coil on the fuel pump gave up the ghost. I turned the manual fuel screw and she fired right up and away I went for the rest of the week turning the fuel screw in to shut the truck off. Fifty two dollars later and shes good as new. I like the older equipment with a little help there so much easier to keep rolling.
Bill

Offline clww

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5160
  • Age: 52
  • Location: Williamsville, VA & Some Interstate Near You
  • Gender: Male
  • Oh yeah? Watch this!
    • Share Post
Re: Older Equipment
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 07:36:54 PM »
Ain't that the truth! ;)
Many Stihl Saws-16"-60"
"Go Ask The Other Master Chief"
18-Wheeler Driver for Crete

Offline snowstorm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4098
  • Location: maine
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Older Equipment
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »
had it been a newer truck a tech would have to plug his computer into it to find what was wrong

Offline hardtailjohn

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 527
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Marion, MT
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Older Equipment
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 11:46:48 PM »
More than once I have come home under power, thanks to being able to turn the thumbscrew on a Cummins! Snowstorm's right...a newer truck and you'd have had to plug in the computer. Thanks, but I'll take the thumbscrew!
I'm so far behind, I think I'm ahead!

Offline Autocar

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2951
  • Location: Twenty five miles southwest of Lima Ohio
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Older Equipment
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 10:08:55 AM »
I'll second that, a fellow at least can repair alot of the things yourself.
Bill

Offline exSW

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Keystone West
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!Well here at least
    • Share Post
Re: Older Equipment
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 10:46:49 AM »
As long as you spend more time working with it than on it old stuff is great.I've been doing a lot of the opposite lately.It doesn't owe me a dime, it doesn't owe me a dime I keep telling myself.
"well I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison"

Offline redprospector

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1611
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Cloudcroft, New Mexico
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Older Equipment
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 09:17:04 PM »
I love my old equipment.
I've got a 40 year old skidder that I put $5000 into a couple of years ago. I wanted to cry about it, but I thought about the payment on a newer (not new, newer) skidder. I was happy to spent the 5 grand then. I know what I've got.

I just bought a 2005 Dodge Cummins, but you can bet I won't be getting rid of my old 97.

Andy
1996 Timber King B-20 with 14' extension, Morgan Mini Scragg Mill, Fastline Band Scragg Mill (project), 1973 JD 440-b skidder, 2008 Bobcat T-320 with buckets, grapple, auger, Tushogg mulching head, etc., 2006 Fecon FTX-90L with Bull Hog 74SS head, 1994 Vermeer 1250 BC Chipper. A bunch of chainsaws.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Older sharpening equipment!!!!!!

Started by Gipper on General Board

2 Replies
1029 Views
Last post April 17, 2005, 05:19:44 PM
by james
xx
as I get older

Started by hiya on General Board

9 Replies
2074 Views
Last post June 25, 2006, 03:23:58 PM
by sawguy21
xx
as I get older...... Is it just me....?

Started by jjmk98k on General Board

31 Replies
5179 Views
Last post March 30, 2005, 02:47:32 PM
by breederman
xx
Older saw year

Started by jwilly3879 on Chainsaws

20 Replies
2897 Views
Last post September 16, 2014, 07:15:45 AM
by jwilly3879
 


Powered by EzPortal