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Okay...Don't laugh, it's called a bad back!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Just couldn't wait for the weekend to cut up one of these puppies to find out what is in there.:)

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  2. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Sweet rig.....Whatever it takes....
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    I want one of those!
  4. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    One of the best tools I ever bought. I use it for everything.
  5. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    I saw a nice, 5 foot wide or so skidsteer mount grapple bucket at the fair.

    Tractor already has skidsteer mount plate, and hydros up front. It would make cutting tree length a snap.

    JP
  6. punchy

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    i am so jealous. i think i need one of those. how much can it pick up in weight?
  7. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I thought about a tooth bar grapple to help clear the brush in the woods, but they are expensive.
  8. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Well...just great... Another toy I need...;)
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  9. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    This is the sub compact series. The loader can handle 600# and the backhoe can lift about 850.
  10. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    This is the best part...==c

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  11. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Now your just showin off...:) Its good to have some nice wood toys...
  12. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    But I am old....
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    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Your only as old as you feel...I am around 85 or so...:(
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    So you're old & spoiled :)
    Sweet set up.
    What attachments do you have?

    Now back to the log, what kind was it?
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    Those toys will keep the saw sharp and save the back. .
  16. woodchip

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    Nice setup there.
    How much wood do you reckon you can you process in a week, say?
  17. clr8ter

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    What do you mean, "don't laugh"? Do you really think anyone with good sense would do it any other way if they had a machine like that?LOL The only thing better I could think of was a skid steer with grapple bucket. More maneuverable. So, yeah, what kind of log is it? Looks like a black birch.....
  18. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    I have a york rake, ballast box, a racthet rake for the bucket, and some forks for pallets. I also have a 16" bucket for the backhoe, as well as the mechanical thumb. I started a thread here on the log. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/tree-id.91289/#post-1194619 I am sure I will pestering you folks alot because I am no good, or new should I say, at identifiying trees.
  19. muncybob

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    Nice!! I plan to one day have that attachment for my tractor. It was my response to my bro-in-law when he asked how much longer do I think I'll be able to cut/burn firewood. As long as I can get fuel for the tractor! :)
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    Baxbad2. Do u split h or v?
  21. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    nice....i have a little JD 1026R with front end loader and mower but no back hoe. the bucket loader saves a bunch on a old tired back. plus, fill the bucket with wood and take it to the splitter or take the splits to the drying pile. i have the 27 ton splitter.....most of my splitting is done vertical. easier right now for me because i have some big rounds. matter of fact...i hear my little diesel calling now.;)

    cass
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    I call it smart. Work smarter, not harder!

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    I find it easier to use the splitter in the upright position. For those big rounds.
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  24. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    +1

    cass
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    I'm 143 in the morning but i get down to 72 or 73 in the afternoon, some weekends if I'm lucky i will even feel in my 40's

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