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  1. RyeThomas

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    People complain about CAD, try a tractor addiction. Ughhhh

    Left to right 4510, 4310, 3032e

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  2. Ryan Browne

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    I skidded out a little bit of white oak earlier this week. Hope to do a bunch more skidding in the next few weeks. rps20171221_205047.jpg
     
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    My friend, tre pulling out some ash:
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    I'm cutting down some trees that died of oak wilt at a friend's place. Felled and skidded today and cleaned up most of the brush. Gonna put on the splitter in the morning and get a bunch split and stacked with the help of our friend @Redbull661.

    Here's a couple shots of the logs we skidded up.

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    I dropped a couple of Ash trees earlier this season just about like the log shown above....couldn't drag them with my L245 Kubota. Here's what they look like now! Will finish splitting them up next spring. IMG_1069.JPG
     
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    My Dad on his CK35 Kioti! He decided to use the foldable roll bar frame to mount his chainsaw box for his saw and accessories.
     
  7. Ryan Browne

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    We're working with some topography in this setup, but trying to use it to our advantage. We were loading logs onto the trailer and bucking them up there. Used a TM661, t4driller 350/346, a TM261cmvwV2 (going for a record), and a MOFO 036. Then scooting or rolling rounds down to the splitter and making the pivot down onto the beam.

    The trailer isn't full in this picture, but a pretty good sized load of rounds took 30 minutes to split and stack with me on the splitter and Jerome and Julian stacking. It's pretty fast because the guy who is keeping the wood wants huge chunks for his monstrous wood stove. I bet Julian stacked some 30+# pieces. Nothing under about 20-22" in diameter went through the 4-way more than once.
     
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    Moving some logs to cut into firewood

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    Wish I had something to contribute to this thread...
     
  10. Ryan Browne

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    Finished up the job at my friend's place today. Temps really started dropping and the snow started coming down hard around noon. It was like a gol darned winter wonderland. Nice working weather actually. Especially with heated handles... :)

    Darrell got a little video of us splitting. It was a little faster yesterday with Julian stacking too. Still, put up wood pretty fast. Darrell likes big splits. Like stupid big. After shooting this video he came over to ask us to make some bigger ones. I'm sure some of the stuff we quartered on the splitter weighed 200#. And some of the "all-nighters" we noodled for him must have been close to 100#.

    Anyway, video:
     
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    100 pound splits??? Darrel must have a good back is all I can say .
     
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    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I tried pointing that out to him. I sure as hell wouldn't want to load one in a stove. Not like he's a spring chicken either; he'll be 74 in two years when he's gonna burn them. But he insisted, and he is extremely athletic for his age. He did say they'll be a little lighter when they are dry (as dry as they'll get at that size). Some of them were a little bigger than the big round in the video and I just noodled them in half. Personally I think he's nuts, and that that's not a great way to burn wood, but he seems to have his thing figured out, so who am I to try to correct him. Actually Jerome tried telling him they were way too big, and Darrell didn't skip a beat before telling him he'd been burning wood since way before Jerome "was even a glimmer in his father's eye". Can't teach old dogs new tricks, I guess.
     
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    I'm in pretty good shape too for almost 70 but I'm not that crazy .Even if I could hoist 100 pounds into a wood stove it would be a moot point .For the simple reason my lady fair is also 70 and I doubt she could do much more but roll it across the floor .
    I've split entire oak stumps upwards of 4 feet at the root spread but I noodled them down to a usable size first .I got past that proving how strong I was years ago .Work smarter not harder is my motto .
     
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    D8B02355-F909-451E-8B55-323510D7D0FF.jpeg My CaseIh 5230 and Farmi 501
     
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    Dolmar Junkie Not interested in rehab, just more Saws...

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    Nice setup, what year is your case? I have a McCormick C80 that was manufactured I believe the last year or year before they stopped making Cases and McCormick's together in Doncaster England. I wish on 99° days (you'll have to do the conversion) I had gotten a nice air conditioned cab like that! But I probably need a Farmi winch like that more than the AC..
     
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    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I was up at Darrell's again last Sunday and snapped a couple pics of the man himself. IMG_20180114_181943.jpg IMG_20180114_181956.jpg

    That firebox is about 18-20" tall and about 3' square. He says there's 18 tons of rock in that fireplace.
     
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    1996, the AC left me long ago, still havn’t fixed it.
     
  19. Dolmar Junkie

    Dolmar Junkie Not interested in rehab, just more Saws...

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    How many HP is a 5230? Looks to big to be 52, model numbers are sometimes confusing for me, especially with JD's. Mines simple C80 =80HP without even loosing to much at the PTO.
    I kinda figured that if I got a cab my AC would give up the ghost and I wouldn't be able to afford to fix at the time or would be to lazy.(see: procrastination)
     
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    Dolmar Junkie Not interested in rehab, just more Saws...

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    I can unequivocally state, that I will not be challenging Darrell to an arm wrestling match at this time (but I am going to get on my kids weights right now) make me feel guilty to be in the shape I'm in 2 months from my 50th...
     
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