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Moved my log pile today

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Shane N, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    One of the joys of living down the road from my parents is the ability to bum their tools. I've had my father's new-to-him Bobcat S185 out on my property for the past week. Well, he wants it back, so I rented a rock grapple type attachment this morning to do the last pre-winter heavy machine work.

    I moved roughly 4-5 cords worth of log length wood onto a couple skids in the backside of the property where I plan on bucking and splitting. I don't know how you guys can get perfect stacks of log-length wood. Mine is more of a "pile" than a stack, with logs sticking every which way :). My main intention was getting 95% of it off of the dirt and into a central & permanent location for processing.

    I still have random felled trees here and there that I didn't get to before I had to get back to the day job. So those will have to get bucked and thrown into a trailer to haul to the back.

    This is addicting...

    Hopefully I can get some pictures of my mess tomorrow and start doing some bucking, splitting (my favorite part), and stacking.

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Don't you just love hydraulics ?
    Will speed up the processing & be easier for sure;)

    4 - 5 cords is more than a days work, have fun.
    Almost feel sorry for you to have to move some with a trailer, but I don't :) LOL

    The process all the way to stacking should create several pictures :)
  3. PapaDave

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    My thought exactly Dave.
    He's got cool equipment, some property, a bunch of trees........or so he says.:p
  4. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Haha, I'd go out and take pictures right now, but sadly I don't have electrical service out there yet. Thus, the pictures would be solid black at this time.

    I hope I'll be pardoned if I produce pictures tomorrow :)
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    We will consider the pardon after we see the pics. Tell us about your dog. We know he exist from the pic. ;lol Looks like a mix between a Rot and a cattle dog, or something like that. Cool.
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    Here is another way to move logs if you don't have the bobcat. This cost me less than $10 to build. Dray-1.JPG Hauling logs a.JPG Hauling logs c.JPG
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  7. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    He is an Australian Cattle Dog. Not registered, but he is pretty close to being a purebred. Quite the smart guy.
  8. Shane N

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    Most of my logs are in the 6-10" range. That sled might work decent if I put a half dozen on it. Might need to put a couple side rails on the front to do that.
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    Skidsteers rock! I love them!
  10. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    A man of my word, I am.

    For reference, here is my last post that showed where my log pile was before, as well as the slash pile before it was moved into the clearing:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/my-pile-o-junk-land-clearing-pictures.92678

    With the driveway behind me:
    2012-11-09_11-29-35_116 (Large).jpg

    Turning to the right a bit:
    2012-11-09_11-29-42_442 (Large).jpg

    Truck is to the right of this picture:
    2012-11-09_11-30-12_96 (Large).jpg

    Path to the new wood pile location:
    2012-11-09_11-30-39_346 (Large).jpg

    Some of the mess I didn't get to along the above path:
    2012-11-09_11-30-52_526 (Large).jpg

    Like I said, I suck at making stacks of logs:
    2012-11-09_11-31-04_791 (Large).jpg
    2012-11-09_11-31-19_307 (Large).jpg

    More of the soon-to-be processing area that still needs more clearing and cleaning:
    2012-11-09_11-31-38_912 (Large).jpg

    Looking away from the wood pile area:
    2012-11-09_11-31-33_758 (Large).jpg

    The house will be built right around where that slash pile is now.
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    Shane, if you look closely at the picture you'll see that there is a ratchet strap holding the logs on. For smaller logs, it will work the same; just strap it on. If need be, one could put 2 straps on but I doubt you would need it.
  12. Shane N

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    How do you get those monster logs on that thing anyways? :)
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    Canthook.jpg

    EDIT: with the right tools many times what appears to be hard work is child's play.
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    Great pics Shane.
    That's gotta' be exciting.
    When do you plan for the build to start?
  15. Shane N

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    Thanks Dave. We'll be getting 1/2 mile of power ran out to the property next year, along with the well and septic. Spring of '14 we'll get a construction loan to do the rest. Trying to avoid going in more debt than we have to.
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    That's a good plan.

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