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post #3136 of 5190 Old 10-11-2017, 06:38 PM
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The teeth are great big steel things with carbide; if you look closely you can just see that.

It wasn't working the day I saw it and took the pictures, and I didn't have my camera the day I saw it working or I'd have taken a vid.

They use it to cut firebreaks through the hills. they have a couple of crawlers with brush hogs for maintenance, the Galotrax only has to go through once I think.
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Some amazing machines on this,
including the ultimate tree topper and mule carrying logs uphill.



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Ok, third attempt to post a reply...

I was impressed with the bit about moving the big oak tree.

I've been transplanting young palm trees with my FEL bucket that are at the limit of my machine; I suppose big loaders could move fairly large trees if you can manage to get under them.

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Here's the tree transplant vid;


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Nice video Mark. Those are an huge pain to remove from the ground. They have so many roots really deep into the ground.

We have a massive fire around my city at the moment. About 5km (3 miles) from me. It's a line of fire close to 25km (15 miles) destroying everything in its way. Several villages had already been evacuated.
If the wind changes direction, it will get ugly really fast. The wind is so strong that there is nothing that can stop these fires. Firefighters can only save houses.

Not my picture but you can see how massive it is.
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Let's hope everything will go alright.

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Wow; I hope you're ok there .
That picture makes me want to use words that aren't allowed on this forum...

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So far I'm still safe. There are two fires at the moment. One closer to the beaches and another closer to the city. We have a line of fire over 30km ( 18 miles)

It's far from being over. There are not enough firefighters. They are just trying to save people and houses. They can't do anything more.

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Maybe you should park the new tractor in your house....
Seriously though, that's really a stressful situation. We're hoping you and your family and your stuff will all be ok.

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Pedro, that picture is incredible.

We have a few fires still burning.
As it stands right now, there were 3,500 homes lost, 40 fatalities and
300 people reported as missing.

One video with a better ending.



and one with what was happening a week ago.



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Mark, I was sure glad when the roots finally popped.
I was beginning to think it wasn't going to cooperate.



Larry, that's a nice looking Ford!
A bit larger than we are used to seeing you on.
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Yeah, that was a tough one; about the biggest my tractor can manage.
I still have to do 6 more, 1 is the same size as the one in the video.

The important thing is to keep it upright; if it falls over then it's really tough to avoid losing the root structure.

We might get a little rain tonight; that would be a good thing.

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Things are better now. All good for me. Lots of long waited rain pouring at the moment. Most of the fires are under control. Lots and lots of destruction on the forest. Over 700 years old forest with really old trees. Eucalyptus with over 120 inches on diameter all burned to nothing. Over 42000 acres of forest totally burned.
The moral of the population is really low because they have lots of memories of this forest. There is an annual picnic that happens where people gather together and have a good time.
Which won't happen any time soon. Really sad.

This forest was planted by the king D. Afonso III on 13th century to protect the dunes and the village ( at the time) from the really strong winds that came from the sea. They also used the forest the get the wood to make caravels they used at the time. We have really big and straight pine trees ideal to use on the boat's mast.

Here is a video of the fire and the destruction. It's on facebook. Not sure if you can see. If you can't, I will reupload on youtube.

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We also got some rain; 60mm I think

So I bought a 20' container for me OH to keep her things in.
I had an idea; I can do 2 jobs at once.

I hauled it off the transport in the field on the other side of the road, then dragged it over and through the gate.
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One on our drive, I let it fall off the poles it was dragging/rolling it on and

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Finally got the driveway graded!

Now I just have to grease the underside, paint the topside, clean the inside [and paint it I suppose], and set it on leveled blocks.
Oh yeah, it needs a civilian door too.
Right after I finish transplanting the other 6 palms.


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Two in one!!
Now that's what I call job planning.

Is it just me, or does it seem to be that Mark attracts long metal items that often require painting.

I wish I had a couple of those in my backyard,
naturally, they'd be full in no time and I'd be wishing for a couple more!!
One designated for welding & grinding would be cool.
Then I'd proly want another for painting in. . . . . . .

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Two in one!!
Now that's what I call job planning.

Is it just me, or does it seem to be that Mark attracts long metal items that often require painting.

I wish I had a couple of those in my backyard,
naturally, they'd be full in no time and I'd be wishing for a couple more!!
One designated for welding & grinding would be cool.
Then I'd proly want another for painting in. . . . . . .

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Or have the containers to store parts and tools, leaving more space in the main shop.

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