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Anyone else see santa early? :)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by JP11, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    Dropped a log on the 310 from my pallet forks. I've been planning a 441C-M.

    The 310 wasn't worth fixing. Blew a hole in the oil tank when the log hit it.

    Oh well. I THOUGHT about going out to the log pile with the headlights on the Kubota.. but the wife already thinks I'm nuts.

    JP IMG_0692.JPG
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  2. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Well guess that's one way to make sure you can have a new toy, destroy the old one! Looks nice.
  3. metalsped

    metalsped Burning Hunk

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    Nothing nicer than a new Stihl! My 361 is plenty of saw for me... will cut whatever I ask of it, and will power a 25" bar is asked to do so.
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  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice
    Must have some serious wood needing cut.
    15 pounds of 5.6 bhp
  5. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    I'm figuring I've got to cut 10 cord a year. I've got about 15 cord CSS, and abotu 5 cord of 100% red oak not included in that.

    Right now... the wood roads are pretty frozen. I'm just twitching back and cutting to 10 foot or so lengths. Piling it up using the forks. I think I'll have to straighten up the stacks by trying out the new saw tomorrow.. then it's out into the woods. I'll save the bucking and splitting for when the snow gets deep.
  6. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I saw him on Black Friday when he dropped of this.

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    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Did you manage to smash it the first time or did it take multiple tries?:)

    Gary
  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Awesome
    Another serious wood cutter. 14 lbs of 5.3 bhp
    With lots of cutters to sharpen :)
    Well hung, 28" ?
  9. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Nice. :) Now its time to update the Signature ;)

    Let us know how you like that 441. I was split on it and the 460. The 460 Won!!!
  10. Cluttermagnet

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    Santa came early with a little Homelite 5 ton electric splitter.;)
  11. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Hmm, I also have pallet forks. Oh, Santa....
  12. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    LOL.

    I really WANTED to keep the 310 as a backup saw. When I first did it... I looked from the tractor and said. Oh well, new handle.

    Upon further review.. the handle mounted to a spot just below the oil tank.. and I hand torn that holder out. Figured I could replace that whole side.

    Realized at the dealers when I had it on the counter... it was pretty much integral. He said over 300 bucks to fix it. Just not worth it.

    JP
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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice new toy JP. Have fun with it. That one will tire your arms out a little quicker I think.
  14. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    Yes that's a 28" bar in the picture. However, it wears a 20" bar for day to day work.
  15. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    JP11, good luck with the new saw.
  16. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    Starts super easy. Runs great. Doesn't want to idle once it's hot. Not sure if that's a function of the "break in"mode or not. Says it runs different the first 5 to 15 tanks of fuel. It goes thru the fuel FAST. But it goes thru the wood just as fast. :)

    JP

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