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  1. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Thanks. Hope my big trees grade well for me. Never know until they’re on the ground.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    You found any material there for some handles
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    For sure, I’ve got lots of hickory that I’m not going to harvest. It’s not worth much at the mill and it’s good for the critters. I’ll likely knock down a couple smaller ones and get some billets drying.
     
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    Looks great, I've got an older uniforest myself, I think its the 40. It needs a clutch because the guy I got it from sprayed grease all over it when lubing the chain. It doesn't pull hard enough to stall the tractor, although when I tore it apart and cleaned it off real good it did, once lol. I may take a torch to it to see if I can get the grease out of it. If anyone has any ideas I'm open to hearing them.
    It has done a lot of work for me, it's just working nowhere near it's max capacity. I use it a lot for directional felling and pulling trees thru a heavy canopy, it's paid for itself with the tree work I've used it on and it is a nice ballast for the loader as well, but it's a bit expensive for that lol.
    How many sticks you figure to pay for it.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I stalled my tractor once...oops. Been running it at about 1200 instead of 540 PTO rpm of 2200. I got all my trees marked yesterday, grand total of 166 trees coming out. I’d say 15% of that is 1 log trees, the rest are 2 logs minimum.

    At that number if everything grades “pallet” at $300 per thousand bf I’ll pay for the winch and put $200 in my pocket, total on my loan was $5k to get some extras. I’m lined up to make some good money I think. Ain’t no way all my trees are pallet grade lol. I’ve got some really nice sugar maple out already, 4 sides clean, no end defects and very little heart wood. Good stuff
     
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    chipper1 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Thats great, it sounds like it was a good investment!
    I find things I can do with mine often.
    I bring my 4x8 trailer down hills with my zero turn, they are to steep to drive up with the trailer loaded. Then I will hook the trailer to the winch and load the back half of the trailer heavy, then I just winch the trailer up. I do this in nicer yards I can't skid the logs on.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    That’s pretty slick, definitely lots of uses for them. Couldn’t be happier with mine. My friend Mike and I are kicking around the idea of starting a low impact logging business when him and I retire from the military. We have a lot to learn but the winch has opened some doors to ideas we’ve never considered.
     
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    Guys will load an old hood with rounds to skid the sounds across swappy areas too.
    Not sure I posted this here, but I've needed mine to get out of a few sticky situations, just be sure the plow doesn't get down below the mud. I was able to get out pretty quick on this one with the cable doubled back through a pulley mounted about 6' up on a tree.
    Look at the size of that log lol, it was just a little firewood at a gtg, they had a good laugh, this picture was posted a few times and not by me :).
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    Yup, mine has gotten me out more than once. Nice thing about the igland is the blade flips up for more clearance if needed.

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    That's one reason I liked those. I found this one used so I grabbed it up and split the cost with a buddy to clean up tops on his 50 acres. He ended up giving the other half to me when he didn't go thru with working out there so I don't have too much into it, if I fix the clutch it will be a good machine for many more yrs.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Got these out at the end of the day yesterday. Had my tractor sitting on an atv trail, used my snatch block to turn the cable 90* to the logs that were about 75’ into the woods off the trail. Pulled all three at once. Not a huge tree, 20” butt log, but had some weight to it being that it’s sugar maple. Tough going in the snow we’ve gotten in the last week, lots of brake steering to haul it out but I made it...4x4 someday. Going to grab 6 more of similar size today after I’m done with some appointments this morning.

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    Slacker Hunny Locust Skipchain Sparker

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    I had to go turn the heat up just looking at that pic.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Lol! It was actually a beautiful day yesterday. 25* and sunny, I love days like that in the winter, outside all day. Wouldn’t have the same feeling if I were from NC I’m sure.
     
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    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Very nice Josh! A bucket full of snow, or a log would be even better, will help give you a little better steering. Snow like that has me tapping the brakes on my Kubota too though. It's really adding up around here.
     
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