playing in the snow.....

ScotO Posted By ScotO, Feb 4, 2013 at 6:22 AM

  1. ScotO

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    Enough snow fell through Saturday that we could fire up the ol'snowmobile and play a little, the kids were chomping at the bit to go sledriding (we have a KILLER sledriding hill across the front field at our house), so wifey and I took the kiddos up for some fun. After they were wore out, I went back up on the ridge with the 372XP and sleigh and hauled out nice cherry snag and a white oak that blew over during last weeks' winds.

    Made three trips and got some primo stuff, dry as a bone........

    Their calling for four to five more inches of the white stuff during the next couple of days, may go and get some more. That particular section of woods has a ton of oak leaners and snags, and lots of blowdowns....

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  2. TimJ

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    Looking good Scott............I like when you can get it in that condition.
     
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  3. Redlegs

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    You made that look easy.
     
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  4. WellSeasoned

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    looks great scotty! fun sledding, fun cutting esp w/372, and splitting. nice pics
     
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  5. thewoodlands

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    Nice work Scotty, looks like you might get hit with another clipper system.
     
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    Love it Scotty, You have the same condition I do in that you cant ever stop. Take the kids out and wear them out then turn around and go work in the woods. Good stuff!
     
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    You must be getting the snow we were supposed to get! Just a dustng here...not complaining, though sledding sounds like fun!
     
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    get ready, Bob. Supposed to get 3-6" tonight and another 2" tomorrow night...

    Back into the 40's by the weekend.....
     
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    Nice, enjoy that white stuff.....
     
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  10. ScotO

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    Yeah well I'm feeling it this morning.......I've been dealing with the worst cold I've had in YEARS since last Friday. I'm sore all over this morning!
     
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    I love the pics! Looks like a good day in the woods.
     
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    WS, I love that XP for bucking wood......makes me smile every time I fire it up! That splitter has the winter easy-start system (disengages the hydraulic pump while starting), I haven't started that splitter since early October and believe it or not it fired up on the first pull!

    Yeah Zap.....I'm hearing anywhere from 3 to 6". Hoping they are right, too!

    Swags, I cant seem to get enough! ;)

    Thanks Chief! Looks like you had a great time the other day, too!
     
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  14. ScotO

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    I built that around 12 years ago, Zap. I've used that thing relentlessly, and I've thoroughly beaten the chit out of it over the years. I'll have to dig up some build pictures off the computer tonight when I get a chance. I'll also try and post a video I took yesterday hauling a load of that oak across the field at 45mph, to give you an idea of how tough that sleigh is!!
     
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    Those winds last week loosened up a lot of snags around here too.
     
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    Love that snowmobile idea!
     
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    It is fun to haul it out on the sled.....that's the only way I take wood from the farm.

    Come spring you cant even tell I was in there (save for a few stumps/sawchips....) ;)
    Plus I get to run the sled.....and that is a blast!!
     
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    Ever have a snowmobile going almost 50 mph with around 500lbs of firewood right on your tail? :eek:>>::-)
    Quick video of me running the sled on the bottom field home stretch back to the house. No, it's not easy to hold your smartphone in one hand and steer that thing with the other, but you gotta live a little now and then.....

     
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    Nice work Scotty!
     
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    Brilliant, thanks Scotty :cool:.
     
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    I have to laugh, Billy, as I think most of my neighbors think I'm NUTS....==c..and almost all of my neighbors are my immediate family!!::P
     
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    I can understand that Scotty, but still so cool, love it.
     
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    Dude, I wanted to see the end of that vid to see how you stopped. :eek: You were going at a pretty good clip, did the sled jack-knife when you were trying to stop?
     
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    Nice set up
    Bet the full loaded sled (when driven slow :) ) makes a nice Xcountry ski trail
    & a good sledding trail .
     
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    It stops fine, given you can judge distances and give yourself some leeway....
    I built that sleigh and originally had a homemade "driveshaft" looking hitch to hook it to the sled.....and it jackknifed with that setup. So I had to modify the tow shaft by making the end closest to the sled a "universal joint" setup, and a single pivot (up and down only) at the sleigh. It won't jacknife now, works really well actually!
     
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