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Offline barbender

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« Reply #4940 on: June 30, 2020, 12:51:37 AM »
That is nice red maple. Up here it rarely makes it to sawlog size, and if it does, it's usually got bad frost cracks in it.
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #4941 on: June 30, 2020, 08:24:23 AM »
Your getting out some nice logs cutter !
I've been doing precommercial TSI and taking the firewood. I'm giving processing on site a try. So far it seems pretty inefficient but it is kinder to spring time trails and it is nice to come out of the woods with a load ready to toss in the shed.


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You could save yourself some steps and aggravation if you could set your splitter up to tow it from the other end.  That way you would have the split wood right at the tailgate of the trailer rather than having to carry it back around the splitter.
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« Reply #4942 on: June 30, 2020, 08:50:59 AM »
You could save yourself some steps and aggravation if you could set your splitter up to tow it from the other end.  That way you would have the split wood right at the tailgate of the trailer rather than having to carry it back around the splitter.
You are right !!!  I never thought of that. It would help a lot. The small stuff I can throw but like you say most of it takes a couple steps at least plus I stack a row over the tail gate which seems like a long walk. Thank you for the helpful suggestion Haleiwa.
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« Reply #4943 on: June 30, 2020, 03:39:46 PM »
Thanks Doc.

Hey Wudman, no, I never thought about a hydraulic cylinder for a top link but I like the idea. That would be very useful. Thanks for the idea and the picture. I like the old Ford. I bet that old tractor has done a lot of work over the years.
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #4944 on: June 30, 2020, 08:52:42 PM »
change the transmission fluid on a yearly basis as it likes to accumulate water,
Most transmission water contamination is the result of an old/cracked shifter boot.
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« Reply #4945 on: July 01, 2020, 03:01:37 PM »
I think in this case it is mostly condensation due to short duration usage and it not coming up to temp enough to vaporize the water.  It would build water when it was always kept under a shed and not used in the rain.  I replaced gasket under the shifter plate and that didn't solve the problem. 

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« Reply #4946 on: July 01, 2020, 10:22:05 PM »
I think in this case it is mostly condensation due to short duration usage and it not coming up to temp enough to vaporize the water.  It would build water when it was always kept under a shed and not used in the rain.  I replaced gasket under the shifter plate and that didn't solve the problem.

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I had a 1956 Fordson Major diesel for many years and it was a strong running machine. I had exactly the same issue regarding water contamination. The gear shift area I'm sure is a contributor but I stored mine under cover as well and had the same water build up. I'm convinced it was from not getting fully warm for a long enough time. Condensation was the culprit. It got so bad before I caught on the first year I owned it that it would slush up the screen in winter and the three point hitch would not work. Being 90w oil didn't help either. I changed it every second season before winter.
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« Reply #4947 on: July 03, 2020, 10:20:06 PM »
 I had a visitor the other day, he heard I was cutting spruce and had to take a ride up, Mr Clem Carron, most of us in this group wont ever come close to the amount of wood this guy cut, he had 2x of the first 820s Crawford built, quite a pile of iron back in the day. He bought some of the iron I've got new, kept his full tree before he went CTL. 
 
 


 @Old Greenhorn  so I think these guys went a little further 😂 guy said he wanted big pine, shows up with a car trailer... whatever money's green, send it. Just over 1.2k ft, 5 sticks, he was more loaded than the picture shows 😂 
 


 Went to the GF's yesterday and continued fishing stuff out of the weeds... 
 
 


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 So this weekend is 2yrs in business, today was busy, tomorrow is going to be nuts. We sat down and did the math, lower your fuel prices just enough and your inside sales more than make up any diff, tomorrow is 1.99 gas, beer sales, i should trade my hardhat in for a turban / yalmuka combo 😂They CLEANED us out of almost 200 bags of ice today, sitting here on the phone making ice till midnight 😂 
 


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« Reply #4948 on: July 03, 2020, 11:00:08 PM »
I was beginning to wonder about you, haven't seen a post in a few days and thought maybe somebody caught up with you. ;D Yeah, that guy had a load on, wonder how far he was going? AT least his truck didn't squat like my sissy little thing did. :D
 I am glad to see you have the 'weekender business' just like we do here. Gonna open the store doors again soon? Maybe wait until the holiday revelers are settled down first?
 It's also good to see the old guys getting around to check out the young bucks. Keep banging at it.
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« Reply #4949 on: July 03, 2020, 11:37:29 PM »
Up Duanesburgh way, he was still loaded pretty good, I dont think he and I where on the same page when he said "bigger pine" 😂 Honestly I think next week your going to see Cuomo shut the state down again with the Covid, we haven't opened the doors and dont plan too, between that and the protest stuff, it was going on up on Cobleskill, Cairo, Oneonta a couple of the girls here have a concealed carry permit and carry so you get to guess which one. 😂 The blondes been around so I've been busy nights, down here bagging ice right now for the morning, should be a good day hopefully. 

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« Reply #4950 on: July 04, 2020, 06:42:45 AM »
I'll bet he had a long drive.  He should know better than to ask you for 'Bigger'. :D
Yes, I too believe we have a long way to go on this covid thing and the numbers are creeping up again very slowly. I think he will tighten things up for the general public that can't seem to 'get it'. Too many people think it is 'over' and stopped thinking. Can't seem to follow simple precautions to get on with life.
 I saw the store Menu on FB this morning with those prices, holy cow. Tempted to just run up for lunch, but you know what the traffic will be like on 28 today. I have to run to Woodstock this morning to check something out, then I will stay close to home the rest of the weekend. Enjoy the holiday!
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« Reply #4951 on: July 04, 2020, 11:19:21 AM »
How close are you guys to Poughkeepsie?  I went there a couple times for a graduation of a cooking collage. 
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« Reply #4952 on: July 04, 2020, 01:37:44 PM »
If im driving 2 hrs.  If barge is, 37 minutes.

Thats how he gets so much work done.  Teleporting from job to job.  You should see how far a round bale will roll at 107 mph.
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« Reply #4953 on: July 04, 2020, 01:59:41 PM »
I am about a half hour from poughkeepsie,barge is another hour from me and be he has to pass here to get there. Still as Mike said, I'd he is driving, it will probably take him 45 minutes. :D
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« Reply #4954 on: July 06, 2020, 11:47:04 PM »
How close are you guys to Poughkeepsie?  I went there a couple times for a graduation of a cooking collage.
 I can be down by Vassar - CIA in about 1hr-20mins, worked on the boat out of Clinton Point down there, my aunt lives 5mins down the road. 

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« Reply #4955 on: July 07, 2020, 12:16:50 AM »
Seen more bears this yr, last job I just finished they where everywhere. Now... the average "City-diot" would have seen the 2 cubs and probably not the mother,  would have gotten out for a better picture 😂 she came out of the grass behind the truck, I knew better. About 1/4 mile from my house.



Washed, chained up, moved her this morning and started cleaning the stuff back from the road. My kids may see the end of this one, I doubt I will, what's nice with this one is we have water and 3PH power at the road, wash plant, all that fun stuff.





Just when you get sick of firewood... oh wait it gets better 😂



I need a GOOD camera for this next job, doing another clearcut for a view end of this week, see VT, ADK, out Cooperstown way, set the stroker / slasher up and level it. 😂 there's 300k?+ of beautiful hard maple on this job I've had to cut for a while, problem is come winter you can't get in here, I've been shut out 2x.



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« Reply #4956 on: July 11, 2020, 07:45:40 PM »
Currently cutting another small clearing job for a shop and small tank farm. Just enough of a driveway entrance to get the skidder and cutter off the road when we unloaded lol 

  

 Wasn’t a big enough job to haul the loader in too so I’ve just been cutting the pulp off with a chainsaw piling it with the skidder and chipping the tops and brush

 

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« Reply #4957 on: July 11, 2020, 08:10:29 PM »
In these times you take it where you can get it, ingenious solution and a fun shot of the skidder piling the pulp.
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« Reply #4958 on: July 11, 2020, 08:43:46 PM »
I just jumped on to review the instructions for the reverse roll quarter sawing and noticed this thread. This is a beach salvaged western red cedar that I’m going to try to get 6 defect free 1.25” x 6 planks for bargeboard.  

 
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« Reply #4959 on: July 11, 2020, 08:48:34 PM »
In these times you take it where you can get it, ingenious solution and a fun shot of the skidder piling the pulp.
Yeah that’s for sure! Thanks I was thinking all day it would make for a cool pic so finally I got out and took one
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