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Offline nativewolf

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #7040 on: February 22, 2021, 03:52:08 PM »
I may be a bit of a wimp :D.  Rain stopped, just cold and a bit wet so back at it, lucky this site is so close to home.  Be careful in that wind @ehp !

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« Reply #7041 on: February 22, 2021, 04:15:01 PM »
Had my 462 on tailgate of my pickup and wind blew the saw right off .


See - I have always said those Stihl saws are built too light... :D
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« Reply #7042 on: February 22, 2021, 06:35:45 PM »
Well its been pretty nice here. Did center pins and bearings in the forwarder over the weekend. Finished and hauled it back today after my taxes. Well both survive another year! 😂 

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« Reply #7043 on: February 22, 2021, 07:01:57 PM »
One thing no one has said a word about  is at the end did you end up making any more after spending a million or more dollars on.machines and your eating up your timber alot faster .
I see a couple of these guys who are in over the 15-20 a month # and the fall comes so quick. Friend of mine is 12k deep right now and can't keep help, hes buying a buncher shortly. Im sweating spending 60k on a skidder and another used dozer right now, i can survive off pulpwood and firewood if i have to, trying to keep the debt low for when i do jump on a low hr 830B or a NEW loader. The wood is out there is you don't go nuts. Alot of this forum is regional, I go jump into a newer harvester / forwarder theres 4 other guys here who will take my lunch money the second i start bidding on state jobs, not even funny, Wadsworth, Sweeney and Reynolds put out a pile of wood alot of guys can never dream about and they are set up to do it. 1 mil bucks doesnt even get close. 2-3 gets you in the game and then you need 2-3 guys who want to work.
One of the biggest risks of getting into a situation like that is having no choice but to work in conditions where you know you should park the rig.  Ice, deep snow, deep mud; all will damage equipment (and maybe operators), but if the money for the payment isn't in the checking account, it will seem like there is no choice but to risk it.  When a major machine gets put out of action for a month or two waiting on parts (or worse, money to pay for them) the hole only gets deeper.  I know of one farm that had a self propelled sprayer eat a hydraulic wheel drive, about 12 to 15 to repair, but instead they traded machines for well over 50 K boot money, just to roll over the financing rather than come up with the cost of the repairs, and didn't really get much of an improvement in the sprayer they were running, just deferred payment for a year.  Do that a time or two and all it takes is one bad year to put you in the "used to be" category.
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« Reply #7044 on: February 22, 2021, 08:19:34 PM »
 Starting that early isn't on my daily to do list but sometimes its got to happen. 


  It was only a white out snowstorm all afternoon, another 6-7" of snow, goodtimes. One of our guys breaking a hole in the #3-#4 crushed pile in hopes it will break up enough to haul and get the driveway put in on my job this week. 
 

 
 I hope everyone is sitting down because the rides just going to get worse. My cost on 87 went up .13 cents last week, ethanol free premium is going out of sight. 1yr ago I was buying gas for 1.14 during the start of Covid... probably see 3.00 gas in 10days. 


 

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« Reply #7045 on: February 22, 2021, 08:32:36 PM »
probably see 3.00 gas in 10days
Regular here at my cheap place was $3.199 (yesterday).  Everywhere else $3.45!
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« Reply #7046 on: February 22, 2021, 09:15:31 PM »
👎👎 on the gas prices!

Here's the other part of my forwarding video, I had trouble uploading it- so part 1 is second🤷🏽‍♂️

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« Reply #7047 on: February 23, 2021, 12:15:51 AM »
This is a wake up call for some of you guys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #7048 on: February 23, 2021, 02:10:35 AM »
Video i strung together from clips that been in the phone for years.  Listen for my neighbors 12g blast at the exact time the first one hits the ground.   

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« Reply #7049 on: February 23, 2021, 05:39:21 PM »
 

 
Getting some yellow poplar down, normal 4 log sort of stuff, not the largest but this area is too densely stocked.  Removing about 40% of basal area
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« Reply #7050 on: February 23, 2021, 07:11:44 PM »
Staying steady and hammering out loads pretty much every day.  Now when I mean "loads", all things are relative but so far so good.  Haven't busted anything, so it's been a good couple of weeks.

Snow's rather deep here too.  Normally we don't get a heck of a lot, but it's waist deep in places and snotty & thick, so first approach to the stems is a bit of a slog.
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« Reply #7051 on: February 23, 2021, 08:11:11 PM »
@nativewolf what I would give to cut good wood in NO snow... 😆 

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« Reply #7052 on: February 23, 2021, 09:02:09 PM »
ya , I'm cutting junk wood for me and snow to about me knees but that could change tomorrow with this heat , today I cut mainly black oak and its not good stuff , Its strange on how much difference I see it timber with tree types and size in just moving 5 miles either way . Head west and see very little black oak or locust 

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« Reply #7053 on: February 23, 2021, 09:32:55 PM »
@nativewolf what I would give to cut good wood in NO snow... 😆
Wait wait...this is our snow pic!  Tomorrow it is 60+ and it will all be gone.  Ok, actually it was 2" of sleet.  Not bad to get around on (bit icy) but a lot of moisture.  Ground is just springs with water just oozing out of any track.  We got a load out by 8am and that was it.  Just dropped from then on.  
I'm sure this is nothing new for you guys but last winter we had almost no moisture from Jan to April.  Like 4 days off due to weather and it was all rain.  This winter has hovered right around freezing, keeps ground from absorbing but by 9 am it is usually mud.  
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« Reply #7054 on: February 24, 2021, 01:05:51 AM »
@nativewolf what I would give to cut good wood in NO snow... 😆
Well youd have to start with giving NY the finger... 

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« Reply #7055 on: February 24, 2021, 01:11:37 AM »
Is this how you cut your trees up high 😂

 

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« Reply #7056 on: February 24, 2021, 07:07:05 AM »
Not sure about anyone else but I  thought about it, used can be cheap- too cheap.  I need to talk to someone that owns one but it is a 5 year sort of itch to scratch.  Dustin would laugh but at 400 a walnut I think it could pay for itself ona couple of stands we manage 
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« Reply #7057 on: February 24, 2021, 07:25:42 AM »
Zoom and bucket would just take all the fun out of things!    Headed up to a site today to check out a big nasty pine removal at a cottage.  Easing into actually charging for my time now.

Sugar season's coming on hard & fast here, so I gotta get my own logging done and did asap

In fact there's a big sugarbush about 40 min north of here that was tapping a week ago which is really early.  In fairness, they have about 20,000 taps so they can't drill in a day.
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« Reply #7058 on: February 24, 2021, 07:38:52 PM »
Im not advocating putting in stupid hours but sometimes its got to be done. To some people an extra 700 isn't alot of money, 🤷‍♂️ pulpman texted me again last night at 730, "you ready again, thats 3 in a row, 4 in 6 days, and will be back again daylight 30 on Friday. Yup... i will be ready... watching the sun come up 😆. 


 
 

  Going to be one of the next pieces of ink I get, theres alot of truth to this ☝️. 
 Hammer the driveway in, we make a #3-#4 crushed item, got most of the base in today, roll out fabric in the morning, 


 

  my quarry is literally 1.5 miles away, NYC paid for the first 150yds and the fabric... 🤷‍♂️ going to have an extra special driveway 😆 bring my Prentice down and HAMMER up a woodpile, I want to be done here in 10-14days. I should have bought a ProPac yrs ago... 

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« Reply #7059 on: February 24, 2021, 11:57:05 PM »
Well if we went to visit Barge,  there would be non stop action, you would get your a** put to work and he would take care of you with plenty of beverages to enjoy 😂.  Get the Tat!!! Awesome 


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