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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
How do you like your side by side? We’re looking at picking one up on a year or so. Kinda leaning toward a Kubota RTV.

Main reason is, I can’t get my MX5200 tractor down onto my lower 15 acres unless it’s fairly dry out. Once I get down in the woods it’s flat and nice, but the hill getting down makes me worry about losing traction and sliding to my death. Tractor = heavy.

The above thread I started when we bought our RTV, the shifting can be tricky but it seems to be getting better. There are times when putting it in H might not go but if you back up some it works fine. It also helps the shifting when you hardly apply any pressure on the brakes. When it goes in for the 50 hour checkup and the plow install, I'll have them check anything related to shifting.

It's a little tank so it does more trail damage when it's wet out than the Rhino.
 

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,453
Woolwich nj
I see your young man likes helping out, what type of wood are you haulin, Oak?
All oak.. Iv gotten over 3 cords of log lenth from this lady. She keeps having trees blow over and the wood is straight. Im lucky.. My son says we are wood magnets...
 

Riff

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2015
110
Virginia
Awesome scrounge on Facebook. Red maple already cut to length, just a short carry over level ground. Got there and he was splitting some of the rounds for fun and told us to take the splits too. Got one load tonight and we were told that he'd hold the rest for us because he's tired of dealing with people who didn't show. Looks like another load or two of red maple and a load of chestnut oak.

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Jun 8, 2020
102
Craig County, VA
Awesome scrounge on Facebook. Red maple already cut to length, just a short carry over level ground. Got there and he was splitting some of the rounds for fun and told us to take the splits too. Got one load tonight and we were told that he'd hold the rest for us because he's tired of dealing with people who didn't show. Looks like another load or two of red maple and a load of chestnut oak.

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Yes, that is a jackpot scrounge for sure.
 

mrd1995

Member
Feb 21, 2020
167
North East, Pa
We moved wood from the carport to the rack outside our basement door in anticipation of our stove install by the beginning of December. I realized that I have learned a lot since I started cutting firewood last February. We got lucky, we had a mix of Ash, Red Oak, Sassafras, and maple I split the largest piece of oak and took 7 measurements across the new split face highest measurement was 20.5%. I wish I would have learned to separate and store wood a little more cautiously. Thank you for reading and providing feedback since I joined.
 

Riff

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2015
110
Virginia
Yes, that is a jackpot scrounge for sure.
Yeah, it's been great. In return I noted when he and I were chatting that he had a downed maple that he's been slowly working on, so I've offered to him to come back, cut and stack it for him (he does burn some wood in a wood stove and a firepit) and do some other work around the property to help him clean up.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I spent the day checking certain trails and getting some American Hophornbeam. Picture 1059 is what we call our small ravine, 1061 is our bigger ravine and both didn't have anything down across the trails, 1062,1063 and 1066 is a Maple that came across our trail from another person's property so I cleared our trail and then bucked a bunch of it up and left everything, I'll call the guy this week, 1068,69 & 70 are some American Hophornbeam I brought home that finished a face cord stack and the last two are from one of the highest trails we have on our property.
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,686
Kirtland Ohio
Nice score it seems like you come across a lot of the Osage. Not a bad problem to have!
 
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JimBear

Minister of Fire
Dec 15, 2017
516
Iowa
Nice score it seems like you come across a lot of the Osage. Not a bad problem to have!
Todays load was remnants of a fence row I took out for a friend a couple years ago. All stuff that didn’t make posts. I think there are a couple more loads there. I left it alone the last couple years, I thought another fella was going to take it but apparently not.

The load I posted a couple days ago was a pile of old posts I tripped over while helping the same fella moving some cows.

I should have several loads on my brothers farm, I have a bunch of posts to cut for him. They are already dozed out & I have the rootballs cut off, just waiting on harvest to finish up & either dry up or freeze up to get started there.
 
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MMH

Member
Jan 21, 2019
150
NV
Built some sides for the trailer, not the greatest but it’ll do. Went and finally got some mahogany, found some bigger ones, 6-12 of them measure 10-12” diameter, all total little under half cord hopefully can make a few more trips before it’s snowed out.
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johnny_pierogi

New Member
May 13, 2020
5
Warren County, NJ
Dad and I borrowed a splitter this weekend to process a Black Gum he had taken down and two Norway Maples I had dropped back in May. The Gum was tough but nothing compared to the Norway. 35 ton splitter had some trouble with it but we got it done.

The only Norway Maple I'd ever take again is from one of my neighbors because I don't have to move it far. These trees are all around junk if not for the decent BTU's
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
With the help of the wife on the Rhino, we put this dead pine by the storage shed on the ground, since it was leaning back toward the shed and rotting, we put the cable on it hooked to the winch on the Rhino.

I split most of it and then took 6 or 7 loads over to the outdoor fireplace, plenty of rain coming in tonight that I'll have it gone by tomorrow afternoon.
 

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,268
Foothills of The Adirondacks
My plan was to get the pine in picture 1084 bucked up but the soft maple in picture 1082 just south of it came down, I think that I'll still get the pine first. The pine was taken down by some winds around the spring of 2020 from the tree in picture 1085. In picture 1086, you can see the other part of the soft maple that will need to come down and the last picture is a different angle of the downed pine.
 

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NickW

Feeling the Heat
Oct 16, 2019
273
SE WI
Nice lfunk11! I've posted the piles of birch, cherry, aspen & pine logs from clearing a cabin building site in northern WI. Probably 12 cord total. What zc fireplace are you putting in there? We are looking at the Osborn Stratford II for the cabin. Excavation starts in spring.
 

lfunk11

Member
Jan 8, 2010
116
Morgantown, WV
Nice lfunk11! I've posted the piles of birch, cherry, aspen & pine logs from clearing a cabin building site in northern WI. Probably 12 cord total. What zc fireplace are you putting in there? We are looking at the Osborn Stratford II for the cabin. Excavation starts in spring.
Superior WCT6940 (same as Montecito Estate - I think). I wanted something that can also duct the air to the basement. That is what that supply line laying in the firebox is for. I have a blower in the ceiling of the basement to pull hot air down there. Anything to cut down on the propane use. Good luck on your build, it is an adventure.
 

shortys7777

Feeling the Heat
Nov 15, 2017
286
Smithfield, RI
Got some splitting and stacking of 2 cord or so of maple. A bunch was split in the driveway a month ago because it was to big to transport out back. Stacking next to the oak that was stacked last spring. I'll be top covering hopefully before any real snow comes.
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