Putting the new husqvarna to work

Regency139 Posted By Regency139, May 2, 2013 at 9:55 AM

  1. Regency139

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    My in-laws decided to have some trees taken down to open up some room at their new house. Thinking they were just going to have a few removed I told my father-in-law to have the tree company leave the trees for me. Well as you can see they removed more than a few. Time to get to work!
     

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  2. thewoodlands

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    That will keep you busy 4 awhile. What are the different types of trees in the pile?

    Work Safe
    Zap
     
  3. Nick Mystic

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    Looks like a sweet deal! Be careful trying to cut up on that stack since it is easy to lose your footing on loose logs. Even cutting logs down at the bottom can cause shifting and it doesn't take much of a hit from wood that size to do serious damage. Will you be able to perhaps drag logs off the pile with a truck or tractor and get them out in the open before you start cutting on them? A little extra prep time can make a big safety difference.
     
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  4. bogydave

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    Like said , be careful.
    I like to cut off the free ends then drag a log or 2 out of the pile using the PU.

    Sure looks like fun ;)

    Think I see some cherry, maple, some type of poplar.
    What else in in there, Oak & beech?
     
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  5. Thistle

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    I do the same,cut what's easily accessible,then get the log chains,cables or ropes out.

    Work safe & have fun.
     
  6. BoilerMan

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    Looks like a great score! Not to derail, but have you used your 455 much yet? Mine was set up much too lean from the factory, had to take off the carb limiters (carb removal required) so I could tune it to how I like it with out the spark arrestor screen, much more responsive and cuts much better. Also idles much more steadly and consistently.

    TS
     
  7. WellSeasoned

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    Awesome score! As others have said, definitely pull logs down with chains or a tow strap. Have fun
     
  8. paul bunion

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    Big pile of wood you got yourself there. Is it possible to hire someone with a knuckle boom log truck to cart it home for you? Looks like a full load or more. If you have the space you can have it laid out flat and up on stringers all ready to cut.
     
  9. billb3

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    wow, merry christmas
    that'll keep ya out of trouble for a while
     
  10. HDRock

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    Nice pile , that should break in that new saw real good
     
  11. firefighterjake

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    Hummana Hummana Hummana!
     
  12. Flatbedford

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    Either that's a BMF pile of wood or a tiny chainsaw. Enjoy!
     
  13. Ralphie Boy

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    You could use up that new saw on that stack of trees. I could call the boys in to help you move them trees with this. You just let me know!;lol
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  14. Regency139

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    Sky crane nice! So far I have three truckloads worth cut, split, and stacked. Two guys from work have already "volunteered" to help me process the wood. No rush though. To top it off when it rains it pours. I had an old oak tree taken down in my backyard yesterday. I think i'm all set for a few years.
     
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  15. Regency139

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    This is what's left of the tree I had removed yesterday. There was a good chunk of rot at the base of the tree and I didn't want it falling on the house, my neighbors house and shed, or my shed. With all the storms we've been getting it was well worth the cost. The tree guys backed their truck right up to the tree and pieced it out since my septic fields were at the drop zone. Since I'm not one for watching I helped drag the branches to the chipper and the guys helped me out by bucking everything.
     

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