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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by stircrazy, May 29, 2012.

  1. stircrazy

    stircrazy Member

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    Got a new saw last week, so had to go test it out yesterday.

    I went to my normal spot and found this.
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    So a little while later it looked like this

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    Steve
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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Healthy truck load there!

    New saw must have done alright.

    pen
  3. stircrazy

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    new saw worked awsome. night and day from my old one.

    I had to go out and buy an X-27 splitting axe, the rounds stalled out my 4 ton splitter.

    The X-27 took me an average of 30 swings to break up the 18" dia rounds ( and I am not a little guy) .... its just pine but I think 4 of the rounds are pretty much fatwood, the axe would just bounce off it the first 3 or 4 swings. so I am going to have to make sure I keep that stuff in mind so I don't load the insert with itand have a melt down.

    Steve
  4. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    That is a sweet truck. Love those F trucks.
  5. stircrazy

    stircrazy Member

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    thanks, ya she is a good truck, only use it now for getting wood and hauling my travel trailer, the hopped up 7.3 will tow a house if you need to.

    Steve
  6. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    Nice Job. With a hill like that I would be chasing rounds all over the place.

    Didn't you get a 455 Rancher? Looks like it did a fine job.
  7. stircrazy

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    ya it was a close battle between the 455 rancher and the 290 stihl, both were the same price, but the rancher came with the free case and a 3/8 chain so I went with it, even though the still showed higher HP numbers by a bit. I think I need to get a 20" bar as I had to take the bark off thoes big rounds so I could cut all the way through them with the 18" :)

    Steve
  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Great looking truckload there,nice truck too.
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice load.
    Looks like the woods is pretty dry already, made the big rounds allot lighter to get on the truck :)
    455 works OK with a 20" just don't file the raker to far down.
    Looks like a successful & fun wood cutting trip.
  10. stircrazy

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    ya, most of the time the wood is at 15% when I cut it down, haven't checked any of this stuff yet though, and now we have had 3 days of rain.....

    I figured the 455 would be a heck of a lot better than that ryobi I had with a 20" bar..

    Steve
  11. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    A day in the woods is better than a week in a stuffy office. And when the woods are in BC :eek: So much the sweeta'

    Bu this 30 strikes to a split . . . that's gotta' stop Dude;hm
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  12. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    i just started scrounging pine this year. never burned it before in 35+ years of burning. never split it before 'cept maybe for campwood or kindling. so i told my son that his chore for the day was to go out and plit up somma-dat pine over there. he split NONE of it and i accused him of slacking. i went over there to try and split it and it was as difficult as any elm or stringy green hickory i ever encountered. hmmmm....maybe i need to rethink this pine thing. all irrelevant now with a hydraulic splitter.

    OT
  13. stircrazy

    stircrazy Member

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    your telling me !!

    Steve
  14. stircrazy

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    normaly pine splits no problem, just a lot of resin in some of the bigger older stumps.

    Steve
  15. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    Sell it to some Yuppies for 'FatWood', buy your self a triax load of that nasty ole Oak no one wants;) Well, not sure if Oak is available in BC though . . .

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