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The above I waited too long and the wind did it for me The hitch is on a 50-60 foot log that believe it or not the old Fergy pulled it like it was a feather .I've got another two or three that need dropped . The wind did a wonderul job right near the splitter .
 
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A standing dead oak can hang on a long time before the wind gets it .A hickory on the other does not .About like a dead ash,maybe 5 years if that long .Unless they present a hazard I don't get real excited about it .
 
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It's down, along with a White Oak and a Sassafras. The last two were still alive but leaning way over towards the house. I had them take all three down while they were here.

Pics later.
 

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Pics:

Going for the Shagbark Hickory first:

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Shagbark down, Sassafras cut to "no damage" length, moving the debris to get to the White Oak (left):

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Up in the air, getting ready to top the White Oak.

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This isn't the trunk of the Shagbark:

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Moar pics:

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2nd to last cut on the White Oak; I had them stop just above/below the fork:

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Misc log pile:

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Shagbark pile; still no main trunk. The Ash I cut down last week with my Council Tool Jersey and Boy's Axes are visible right, bucked up:

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Moar pics:

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2nd to last cut on the White Oak; I had them stop just above/below the fork:

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Misc log pile:

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Shagbark pile; still no main trunk. The Ash I cut down last week with my Council Tool Jersey and Boy's Axes are visible right, bucked up:

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Thanks for looking!
That pic with the tractor: That wood is free for the taking! I have no much, I have no room to store it. Come get it!!!

I-65 near the AL/TN border.
 

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You might take note on hickory you will want to process it rather quickly .Unlike oak it doesn't take weather very well .Real good fire wood though .
 

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The above I waited too long and the wind did it for me The hitch is on a 50-60 foot log that believe it or not the old Fergy pulled it like it was a feather .I've got another two or three that need dropped . The wind did a wonderul job right near the splitter .
Which fergy is that? 20, 30, 35?
 

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I've got a 1950 model also with a midwest hydraulic lift and a barrel full of concrete for a counter weight .Reinforced front axle with fat Jeep tires on the front .It will lift more weight than you can steer it . Too much lift for a tractor of that size . It's also got a big bore kit .
The story behind that one is I ran that thing since I was 13 years old and bought it from the owner some 12-15 years later for $250 Had a cracked block which I welded back together .Still runs like a top .Better than me .I was brand new in 1948 but I don't run as good as I once did .
 

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You might take note on hickory you will want to process it rather quickly .Unlike oak it doesn't take weather very well .Real good fire wood though .
I'm not processing it all - it's free for the taking. Want it? Come get it! i have far more than I can use for the next 10 years.
 
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I don’t think you got fleeced if they used a bucket truck. Not the best sign that the operator doesn’t have PPE, but that’s country tree work. Glad you got it dealt with successfully.
 

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Ferguson TO 20 years 1948 1-315 ,1949 1818-14659, 1950 14660- 39162, 1951 39163-72679 .The T0 30 ran from 1951 to 1954 ,the TO 35 from 1954 to 1960 .
 
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Mine is a 51'. 51k serial. I think I looked it up 12 years ago when I bought it. Best damn piece of equipment, that and my cub from the same year. Will be interesting to see some of this new stuff in 70 years. Not that I will be around to see it. Lol
 
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