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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,587
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I split and stacked four loads of Beech today, picture 1884 & 85 is what's left of the Beech pile. I'm hoping for two face cord so we'll see how much we have after I'm done.

It was a great day for it, not many bugs at all. When I came in it was 60 degrees.
 

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clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
708
Colorado
Sure does look beautiful all lined up like that and so clean looking--pretty trees and stuff too--wonderful temperature but my sky was prettier with our white puffy clouds and baby blue sky with a high ceiling--lol but you had a hard working and nice day--good for you--now go soak in some epson salts that will help..clancey
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,587
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Sure does look beautiful all lined up like that and so clean looking--pretty trees and stuff too--wonderful temperature but my sky was prettier with our white puffy clouds and baby blue sky with a high ceiling--lol but you had a hard working and nice day--good for you--now go soak in some epson salts that will help..clancey
U funny.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,164
Ottawa, ON
I hear the black flies are peaking this weekend in my neck of woods!
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,587
Foothills of The Adirondacks
These are two Maples that I plan on getting out this summer. I'm thinking of getting the lower one first and I'm thinking the top Maple will hold the stump down so it won't swing up, what do you think?

The lower Maple I plan on bucking up from the top down.
 

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Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
908
Massachusetts
These are two Maples that I plan on getting out this summer. I'm thinking of getting the lower one first and I'm thinking the top Maple will hold the stump down so it won't swing up, what do you think?

The lower Maple I plan on bucking up from the top down.
Yikes. I understand your idea but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable working underneath a horizontal tree like that. It seems risky.

What about top down on the top tree and see how it all reacts after every cut?
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,587
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Yikes. I understand your idea but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable working underneath a horizontal tree like that. It seems risky.

What about top down on the top tree and see how it all reacts after every cut?
I should've put this in my original post, the Maple that is up higher is set back from the lower Maple.

There's a big drop off on the backside of the higher Maple so the rounds might take off down the hill but I can get to that from the bottom side.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,587
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I finished splitting and stacking the two face cord of Beech but before that I cleaned the filters and checked the oil in the MTD 20 ton.

Pictures 1894 & 1895 are what's left of the Beech pile and the Maple.
 

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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,848
Downeast Maine
Busted one of the check chains on the 3pt hitch today. Waiting to hear back from the dealer on their price, but already have one in the Ebay cart.
 

JimBear

Minister of Fire
Dec 15, 2017
647
Iowa
Busted one of the check chains on the 3pt hitch today. Waiting to hear back from the dealer on their price, but already have one in the Ebay cart.
What are you calling a check chain? The chains that keep your arms from swinging out too wide ?
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,848
Downeast Maine
What are you calling a check chain? The chains that keep your arms from swinging out too wide ?
Yes, that's what the dealer calls it. I broke the pin that holds it to the frame, which also bowed out the clevis. The threaded portion on the lift arm side also got bent. Found some dealers who have the whole part, but also need the pin replaced. My local dealer was short staffed yesterday, but I'm not holding my breath anyway.
 

JimBear

Minister of Fire
Dec 15, 2017
647
Iowa
Yes, that's what the dealer calls it. I broke the pin that holds it to the frame, which also bowed out the clevis. The threaded portion on the lift arm side also got bent. Found some dealers who have the whole part, but also need the pin replaced. My local dealer was short staffed yesterday, but I'm not holding my breath anyway.
You can use a grade 8 bolt with flat washers on the frame side if needed. I have seen & used several tractors that have had bolts used for replacements for that hardened pin. Is it possible to use some heat to straighten the clevis & adjustment arm. I have very seldom had to adjust the two point arms but do regularly have to adjust the 3rd arm depending on the implement being used.

What type of tractor do you have ? I know you have shared it threads here before but I can’t remember.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,848
Downeast Maine
You can use a grade 8 bolt with flat washers on the frame side if needed. I have seen & used several tractors that have had bolts used for replacements for that hardened pin. Is it possible to use some heat to straighten the clevis & adjustment arm. I have very seldom had to adjust the two point arms but do regularly have to adjust the 3rd arm depending on the implement being used.

What type of tractor do you have ? I know you have shared it threads here before but I can’t remember.
I have a Kioti DK4710 HSE, 45hp Utility tractor with an HST, weighs about 3500 lbs without anything attached. I always tighten and loosen the check links whenever changing implements, not all of them are universal quick hitch compatible, so some of the lower link connections are wider than others. I don't think my dealer is getting back to me anytime soon, if ever, so I called a dealer in Harrisburg PA and they are shipping me the new check link and pin today, less than $90 shipped. I'm going to try and repair the busted check link as well, just for a backup. I don't have any bolts large enough to fit the clevis, but I don't mind waiting a few days.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,760
07462
Worked my regular 8hr yesterday, went out stacked some wood after that, got hit with a t shower, worse south of me, got called back into work at 7pm, worked till 11am today, gona take a cat nap then do some mowing later.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,848
Downeast Maine
This morning I broke down a small stack of logs and slabs with the Husky 460 with the new lightweight 16" bar. I used the tiny MS150 for the smaller stuff, but I do like the 460 a lot more with the shorter bar.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
908
Massachusetts
We're getting 45-50 degree weather and pouring rain all Memorial Day weekend so I decided to take the day and finish splitting/sort/stack the remaining wood I had on hand before the storm. It's long standing dead red oak from my brother in laws place with about 1-2 inches of rot but it was a 26" tree so plenty of good wood left. I split off the good stuff and got about 1.5 cords of grade A out of it. I sorted the trash pile and kept some uglies/mediocre pieces for the fire pit and brought the rest to the dump. This leaves me with about 9.5 cords c/s/s for the stove and 0.5 cords for the pit on hand. I'm pretty happy with that heading into season 2 of burning!

Pile of quarter rounds:

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Rot:

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Fire pit/dump pile:

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Finished product:

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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
727
SE North Carolina
Woke up to a neighbor’s red (swamp) maple on my travel trailer. Didn’t do to much damage just a dent. Luckily it fell right over but did not touch a fence post. Cut everything I could with my 8” electric pole saw till I threw the chain and damaged the drive links. Then to manual pole saw. We were able dig out the tires and scissor Jack on top of fence post, chained to x braced spare posts, was able to lift enough to pull the trailer out.

It was a bad rotten stump that leaned way out over into my yard. Not surprised it came down in the least. Just was a bad timing as we have a double birthday party today and have been making cakes for two days. Logging boot to apron in 5 minutes.

Evan
 

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,801
Kirtland Ohio
Kennyp2339 we worked 16's Friday Sat, and Sun. Up by the lake had a tough go from the wind. Today was nice to have off. I wanted to cut this weekend but just wasn't able to. Maybe next weekend. Everyone enjoy the day. Those who served thankyou!
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,587
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I moved one face cord today and then washed the truck, I didn't have any bugs around today but with the warmer temps coming in, that will change.

I'll finish off the stack that's behind the one I started today and then finish the stack in the back.
 

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EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
727
SE North Carolina
All the maple is split and all the dry wood re-stacked ready to start a new stack of green firewood.
 

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clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
708
Colorado
You people are addicted to wood gathering and chopping and it makes my muscles hurt just to watch all the work you do but I do have a question? If in the wintertime say Colorado and you depended solely on wood burning to get you through the winter time how much wood would you have to have to get your through a winter with "lets say" a thousand foot house if this was the only heat you had in a well insulated house..Now i know your wood is rotated so that it gets dry but for this type of housing and weather--would it be 2 cords maybe or what to get you through the whole winter..Just curious for someday I will have a wood shed and just wanted to know what amount to have on hand for one winter here in Colorado and maybe a back up for another year drying and is "Oak" the best to burn or would it be a mixture of different types of wood....Now everyone of you rest your body and enjoy the summer and stop looking at trees, and Caw get that little lumberjack helping you by sweeping up all the small stuff the have him take a hot bath and cook the darling a steak dinner..lol clancey