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    1 Day Ago
    Im sure its different depending on location, tree type, understory, terrain, etc... Where I do most of my cutting is in the hills and once you get the bottom cut out, the ones on the hillside generally will go downhill and I make it a point to try to fell my trees into an already open spot. Grapevines, leaners lodged in the tree youre cutting and ROCKS coming down on you are the biggest things to watch for.
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    2 Days Ago
    :D Who is Brian? I like him already! Along with you too stig! I can relate to both of yall is why! Anybody that knows me personally will tell you Im an asshole and I tend to agree with them on that. BUT Im the type that if I can help you I will and most of the time you don't even have to ask. Ive never been real good at filtering my words either so people pretty much know where they stand. Im also the guy that will come get you at 2am in the middle of a blizzard when you drop a transmission and pull your rig home. It all equals out I hope in the end. Otherwise the good Lord will have a lot to punish me for!
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    5 Days Ago
    Im pretty sure the needles you see in the pic are aromatic eastern juniper, aka red cedar. Im in eastern middle TN, about 30 miles north of Cookeville.
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    6 Days Ago
    Thanks for the welcome Johnny! Yeah logging around here can be a challenge for sure. I normally keep 350ft of cable on at least one machine for the longer drags and sometimes that's still not enough.
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    6 Days Ago
    That's correct! :D As far as logging goes, its gonna be hard to walk on to any jobsite and start felling trees, that's where the money is. limbing, topping and bucking aren't really jobs for newbies either. Its way too easy to get hurt or worse with those too. Bucking on the yard is fairly safe as long as the people working around you pay attention.
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    6 Days Ago
    Hebenbush is another old timer name for a tree around here, any idea as to what the correct name is?
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    6 Days Ago
    :D Ellum! Thanks for bringing back memories! I haven't "heard" that species called since my grandpa got too sick to work in the woods! 3rd generation logger here so Ive heard most of the old timey names at one time or another.
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    6 Days Ago
    It does look like a type of pine or spruce, but that would be too easy, that's why I said elm. I THINK there are 2 kinds of elm that grow around here. One is red elm and the other Ive always just heard called wingwood elm. The wingwood variety is what that looks like but that's just a WAG on my part.
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    6 Days Ago
    I love looking at these pics! I made the journey this past June out to commiefornia just to see those trees! Anybody in the timber business needs to see them at least once! They impressed me far more than the grand canyon did. The ONE THING that I would like better than seeing them is getting to cut one! I would make the drive back out there and work all day for free just to get to cut one of them. It wouldn't have to be a monster, something in the 12 to 15 ft dia would do :D
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    6 Days Ago
    Elm.
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    6 Days Ago
    What happens is those little end terminals, especially on the ground wire get sloppy in the plastic holder and fail to make connection. I will take a small screwdriver and open them up a tad to fit tighter in the plastic housing. Ive got 4 or 5 of the 575/576 saws right now and have worn out at least that many more lol
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    1 Week Ago
    FINALLY! I registered yesterday just to reply to this thread and it took until now to get approved! The 576 kill switch consists of 2 wires, one blue coming from the coil, and a black wire that goes to ground. They both sit inside a plastic holder and when you turn the switch to off it completes a circuit killing the coil.
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