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Cant you use an hydraulic splitter, with that locust.

But that takes away all the fun.... And exercise...


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But that takes away all the fun.... And exercise...
Work is the only kind of exercise that makes sense to me,but that's brutal.
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Re: Firewood Processing

Well I am done with firewood for the season. Finished Thursday, got the mess cleaned up yesterday.

Just in time, golfing is in full swing and we play 18 holes every day and the 680 apple trees are now requiring attention. The first spray went on yesterday and the will need another by mid week. I didn't measure but only have about 20 cord this year, the snow got deep and it was cold. However snowmobiling was a blast.

The last pic is what I call "board or plank split". Large pieces that are thin have a lot of surface area and it dries quicker than wedge shaped pieces.
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Re: Firewood Processing

Scout and I are not finished yet - we have a nice log bucked, but not yet fetched from down over a steep hillside. Waiting for better weather (cooler) and maybe even some help. But, either way, this is one of my truck accessible stacking places.

Wishing each of you a Blessed Easter - and a safe summer of ope operation!
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post #2600 of 2718 Old 04-21-2019, 11:51 AM
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Re: Firewood Processing

Nice stacks, guys!

I'm supposed to be getting some wood from the MIL, trees supposed to come down tomorrow. I don't yet know how many, but I expect a good amount of work in my future.

Won't know how much effort until the trees are down and I can get over there to assess the situation, but they are on top of a pretty steep hill. To compound the challenge, her side yard (the only access to the back) gets very wet since some construction was recently done nearby, changing the natural runoff patterns.

Might need to get a Gator or something like that to get the wood up to the trailer.

Here's a link to a thread I wrote a few years ago, there's a post with pics showing the area:

https://www.mytractorforum.com/78-la...-uphill-6.html

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lotust is tough on a splitter too! it splits - but the fibers hold and seem to just stretch - you then have to hack them with a hatch or small ax to separate the halves!! a slow process!! But it does burn well!

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just when I think i'm almost done with wood for the season , more becomes available. It seems like a pile of un-processed wood attracts more un-processed (and free for the taking) wood????
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just when I think i'm almost done with wood for the season , more becomes available. It seems like a pile of un-processed wood attracts more un-processed (and free for the taking) wood????
How are you finding all of this free wood? Do you post an ad?

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How are you finding all of this free wood? Do you post an ad?

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I follow my buddies who are commercial loggers and clean up log landings. It's big stuff no one else wants. People will fight over culls but they are valuable at $100/cord. Log cut offs are free.

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Re: Firewood Processing

What's the difference between a cutoff and a cull?

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None of my neighbors burn wood - Our street was a water shed area at one time - never logged - tons of trees - someone is always having a tree taken down. they call me to come get the wood - in our area - tree guys charge extra to remove the wood.
the ash beatle has also contributed to the tree mortality too!

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Wow, they charge extra to remove it? I had some landscaping done once, the guy said he'd drop any tree for free if he could keep the wood (he sells it as firewood).

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Power Company removed a medium sized fir tree today.I wanted to make it easy on them and drop it on my driveway, but they decided to climb it.Good start for my firewood.
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I follow my buddies who are commercial loggers and clean up log landings. It's big stuff no one else wants. People will fight over culls but they are valuable at $100/cord. Log cut offs are free.
Culls will be cut to normal length, 8'4".

Cut offs are any waste wood cut off the main stem. Generally they are anywhere from 16" to5' - 6' long. They can't be hauled on a log truck because they would fall off between the bunks.

Had to haul this in a roll off. Note the big one in the last pic weighed about a ton.
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Culls will be cut to normal length, 8'4".

Cut offs are any waste wood cut off the main stem. Generally they are anywhere from 16" to5' - 6' long. They can't be hauled on a log truck because they would fall off between the bunks.

Had to haul this in a roll off. Note the big one in the last pic weighed about a ton.
do u have to pay them for the roll off loads..as for the truckin..


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