• Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-15-2018
    Not really offended, just got aggravated, I tried to agree to disagree, I tried to give credit to different terrain, species, weather, etc... but it seemed like it just wasn't possible for some people to see that just MAYBE things could be different from what they are used to or trained so that's why I said spank me or whatever but you aren't telling me how to do something Ive done all my life in a way that I deem more dangerous than the way I do it. I even in a round about way issued an invitation to get together and help each other and all I kept getting was a "DONT DO IT THAT WAY! TSK TSK TSK!"
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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-14-2018
    Yes Father, spank me or send me to the corner. :rolleyes: Tell ya what, you do things your way and I will do them mine. Theres nobody else's ass on the line except mine and yours when the saw is running and the trees are falling. I am not in the business of training or trying to teach ANYBODY how to cut timber. My sons can do the same thing I did and my father did, when I get too old to do the cutting I will quit and they can either sell out or continue the family business. They have both watched me cut millions of feet of timber and were fortunate enough to watch their grandfather do the same thing so Im sure if they want to do it they will have a general idea of what works.
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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-14-2018
    Ive cut very few coniferous trees, probably 100,000 ft or less and that was mostly pine so I cant say as to the differences. Of those I have cut, I remember them being way less prone to splitting than hardwoods though so I can see how getting away from the stump is very viable.
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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-14-2018
    All of this I agree with. I never said I stood at every stump and played ring around the roses with falling trees. In closing, we all do it the best way we know how and so far its worked for us, we are still here! I think it would be a great idea for us to go to each others job sites and watch the others work if the opportunity ever arises. Im certain we can all learn something from each other.
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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-12-2018
    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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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-11-2018
    :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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    12-08-2018
    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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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-07-2018
    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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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-07-2018
    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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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-07-2018
    Hebenbush is another old timer name for a tree around here, any idea as to what the correct name is?
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    12-07-2018
    :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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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-07-2018
    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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    12-07-2018
    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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    12-07-2018
    Elm.
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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-07-2018
    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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  • Huntaholic's Avatar
    12-06-2018
    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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