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Took Down a BIG ONE today
« on: September 03, 2016, 07:35:55 PM »
Poplar 5'3" on the stump. The tree was topped a year ago and I took the trunk down today for a friend. About 75' high in a very tight area. All went well, we rigged a pull cable about 25' up stripped the bark, bored it to check soundness..."it was really decent all the way through".  and wedged it good, pulled over fine. Tree must weigh 30-40 tons or more. Used an MS 880 with Cannon 50" bar for main cut and finished off with a 461 w/28" bar. Also used my 171 to strip bark. Had a Tractor and dozer onsite. Now comes the fun part, getting all that big wood out of his back yard and to my place for a stock of big wood for my saws!!













 

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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 08:34:13 PM »
Yes you did, and a mighty fine one at that.   8)
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 08:54:10 PM »
BIG tree,BIG saw.  ;D
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 09:01:06 PM »
Would have lovd to have felt the earth move, under my feet  8).
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 05:43:20 AM »
Wow, impresive.

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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 06:31:18 PM »
Lot of bar. Glad it ended up on the ground as planned. Nice job.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 06:50:10 PM »
Would have lovd to have felt the earth move, under my feet  8).

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 09:02:37 PM »
now to flatten the stump and put a few bee hive boxes  food1 could not find a beekeeper smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2016, 09:16:25 PM »
It was reported in Oklahoma as being an earthquake!   :D
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2016, 11:09:41 PM »
5.7 rictor scale :D :D
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2016, 12:03:35 AM »
killamplanes.... :D :D.....that's a biggggggin
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 09:27:47 PM »
Nice! One of those occasions where the big saws come in handy.
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2016, 01:06:15 PM »
That is some BIG timber! I wish so much there would be trees that big where I live. Rhodes being a medium sized island in the south - east part of Greece just doesn't have many trees and most of them are very small. Just imagine that an MS261 is considered to be a monster saw!!!
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2016, 02:39:33 PM »
Your not going to grind that stump down for your friend?  :D just kidding

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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2016, 09:40:53 PM »
Very cool!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
I'd rather be in the woods.
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2016, 06:29:11 AM »
Your not going to grind that stump down for your friend?  :D just kidding

Nope, but he's going to convert that log into tooth picks. How many do you recon he'll get out of it?. :D
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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2016, 07:01:49 AM »
I would say a fair estimate would be the size of the US's current :-\ debt load...... approximately 21 Trillion toothpicks!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2016, 07:12:33 AM »
I would say a fair estimate would be the size of the US's current :-\ debt load...... approximately 21 Trillion toothpicks!!!!

So the tree could potentially pull the US out of debt?.  8)

Just imagining him carving toothpicks and selling them to tourists at a dollar a piece with a photo oportunity. Kind of reminds me of the Berlin wall. :D
If it hangs to the left, your likely to be a Husqvarna man.
If it hangs to the right, your likely to be a Stihl man.
Anything else is an uncomfortable compromise.
                             AND
Walking with one foot on either side of a barbed wire fence can become extremely uncomfortable at times.

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Battle of the BIG LOGS
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2016, 07:55:57 AM »
That big tree made some big logs... Bucked them with the 880, then it was a battle to get them up and over the steep bank.... Took three small machine to do it. But other than hauling the big ones home its done. Then some fun with the big saws.  Some pics..













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Re: Took Down a BIG ONE today
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2016, 06:46:35 PM »
I haven't seen a John-Deere 40 crawler in decades .Neat little machines for small jobs .

Lots of companies made those little 2 or so tons machines at one time.Cat,JD,IH ,Allis Chalmers,Oliver  .They would walk through mud that would swamp a larger machine .I think the skid loader pretty much took over for them .


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