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  1. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Well another season is here, I have a poplar sale to start probably 120-150 cord then hopefully move on to some oak! Here's the old cable skidder, new engine, clutch, injection pump, lift pump, starter, alternator and some other misc. She's raring to go!
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    Lightning Performance Knuckle dragger swinging member

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    That is some funny chit in your sig line John. Nice job on the skidder. GLWS
     
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    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Well first day back at it... Got about 3/4 load cut and skidded out. Not to bad for not logging for over a year and a half
     
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    Today's progress
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    What saws did you use?
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    What model is your 440? The C's were nice simple little machines.
     
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    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    It's a 440 A
     
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    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Just for reference the pile is now 25 x 50
    Plus I have a 12 x 50 pile not to horrible for a 1 man show
     
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    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Oh and hey guys this sale is all poplar and is going to a paper mill who's biggest client is Victorias secret so please buy your wife, girlfriend, mistress something sexy for Christmas!
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Is it the Westrock mill or Rock ten?
     
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    Deets066 AKA Deetsey

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    Cutting that many in a day, do you try to directional fall or just let em go and skid em out if they hang?
     
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    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Sappi is the paper mill

    And I try to directional fall but sometimes you just have to let them go!
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    We run some of them too.

    So do you just call a local mill and ask what they need? How does that work?
     
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    There a trucking outfit here that has been in business forever and has accounts everywhere. I just call him tell him what I'm cutting he tells me what length to cut it. Then he comes and picks it up, he gets paid for the wood then cuts me a check minus hauling. I know it doesn't work like that everywhere but we're lucky enough here to have a guy like that
     
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    I really like your skidder. Keep us posted on your progress.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Nice. I'd love to find a one man show local to me to go work for on weekends. Would have lots of fun.
     
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    That sounds awesome



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    West rock which is formerly rock tenn formerly a few other names located in St. Paul is all recycled paper now days. I spent 7 years working maintenance there and it’s sucked. The money was great but that was it.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    There paper is clean and smooth. Now this Carastar srap we run is pathetic
     
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