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Burnham

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I was called in to do a bit of bucking for this load of trees destined for use as structure in a fisheries habitat enhancement project. The self-loader operator is very good...a necessity when loading blowdown trees with the rootwad attached :lol: .
 

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Skwerl

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Cool stuff! Love that last picture, B. Your huge smile speaks volumes. :)
 

Old Monkey

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Hey Burnham, looks like a good time out in the forest. Glad to see the new job hasn't made you into a desk jockey.
 

No_Bivy

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did that load hit the highway? or jus to a different site....round here they would bust us for stumps slinging debris everywhere.....tooo many rich people , yah know.
 
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flyboy

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I didn't think it was ugly.I'll haul whatever I think I can get away with when hauling to the woodyard.:/:
 
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flyboy

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If you're haulin' chip'n'saw or pulpwood you can get away with a little more than if you're haulin' saw timber...At least around here anyway.
 

sotc

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now if i dropped one of those root wads in a creek id have to go take it out and then pay my fine:dur: :)
thats pretty ugly but you can lose a little self respect when you see the check that guy takes;)
 

Burnham

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did that load hit the highway? or jus to a different site....round here they would bust us for stumps slinging debris everywhere.....tooo many rich people , yah know.
Yup, John, it was on state highway, though not off National Forest land, for several miles. The rootwads were pretty clean...the soil was dry and the operator thumped them several times on the ground to shake loose debris off before they were loaded. And I gave the load a "haircut" with the 066/36" bar after he chained it down, to keep clearance for passing traffic. Broke the "rules"...I definately was cutting with the powerhead well above my shoulders to achieve that :D .

And yes, that's a wedge in my pocket, and no, I was not just happy to see you :lol: .
 
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