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Collecting Firewood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by wetwood, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. wetwood

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    Found this video thought I would share it.

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  2. MasterMech

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    I'm diggin' this guy's retrieval rig.

    Loading/unloading on the barge looks a little hairy. _g
  3. nate379

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    Not to be a Debbie Downer

    I'm all about doing stuff the "easy way" but winching those little peckerpoles was not exactly productive.

    No tail lights or even a flag on the long logs... just asking for an accident or a ticket from the DOT.
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  4. schlot

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    Love it. Looks like a well thought out process...and using a raft to gather wood ups it's coolnest factor.
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    Thats got BogeyDave written all over it :)
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  6. mywaynow

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    Talk about low impact logging! Never seen so many dedicated small machine models in one clip. I would man up and load the small stuff by hand, but to each his own. Seems a waste of time to strap a cable to a 20lb limb. Very cool though.
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  7. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    I was thinking the same thing, but if the guy had a back problem this way he could still keep working.
  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Makes me very grateful that I can go several hundred feet from my house and cut all the firewood I need (w/o a boat!)
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    Clearly with all the ingenuity involved there must be a simple way to put a seat on that skid steer and drive that sucker instead of towing it around like a wagon. Great little machine though!!
  10. Jags

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    There actually is a ride on attachment for those things, but I believe that limits it to driving from the rear, not steering it from the front like this dude is doing. That makeshift pontoon kinda scares me.!!!
    I also thought that winching those tooth picks was taking it a bit far.
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  11. Lumber-Jack

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    That's a lot of equipment just to keep the house warm. ;hm
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    Seems like a lot of pine or soft wood.
    Pretty cool contraption though.
  13. tcassavaugh

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    way cool...don't think that it was in the u.s. as the plate looked european. so dot wouldn't be a problem. sometimes, in the name of "safety", we complicate things a lot more than they need to be....jmho

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  14. ScotO

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    Boy I could use a rig like that.......would be nice to get those saw logs off of the ridge.
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    notice the license plate that looks like a European tag, Scotland, England or somewhere. Those guys do crazy things, just look at some of the towing videos of them towing 18ft sailboats with tiny Volvos and the like!!
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    You would not want to make a mistake with the throttle, then you would be in the water with the track machine coming in after you.
  17. Thistle

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    Its interesting,but I'd much rather have this instead.....::-)

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  18. Gasifier

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    I thought that track machine is very cool. Great for smaller trails, woods with a lot of trees close together like mine. These would not get as good of traction but they look handy as well.

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    ;lol That would be nice Thistle. But that will cost ya a little more.
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  20. loadstarken

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    Funny I came across this video the other night when I was surfing on my phone on how to stack a HH.
    I was going to post it but got caught up in firewood videos......hehe
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    This is one I saw before. Looks like it has good traction. I don't think I would want to be under the load going up stairs though. :rolleyes:

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    WOW. This is impressive. To bad this couldn't pick up wood. ;lol

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    Pretty damn ingenious IMHO.

    I'm a self confessed gadget junkie, and think the entire setup was pretty slick.

    Cheers!
  24. Thistle

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    Those are pretty slick.I see similar units with 2 or 4 'highway' tires in front used for placing concrete in areas where they cant use a pump truck or get the chutes any closer.Most of the them are riding buggies,I started out with those old Prime Movers that are walk behind & some of the earliest had removable starter pull cord you wrapped around that pulley & did your thing....:rolleyes: I so much prefer electric start on those beasts.
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    Canada? Alberta?

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