Once You Go Lumberjack

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Discussion in 'Chainsaws and Power Equipment' started by fuelrod, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. fuelrod

    fuelrod

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    Had a big blow down stump(s) that had been on my list. I hate seeing trees in my wood that are not all nicely parallel (vertically) and I was in the area with the right machines to check it off my list. I cut the smaller maple off the stump a while ago, knowing the larger Hemlock would hold the stump in place that was all in one "root ball" although it was only about 12"-16" thick, it was a good 10+' tall.
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    you can see how shallow the roots got into the gravely soil
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    Chained the log to the excavator, the stump cut was just above eye level
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    that stump had to have a 200 sq/ft "footprint" and boy did it go back down fast and blow a ton of air when it landed!

    I used some old hemlock logs to ease the slope in there for the excavator 20190915_144838.jpeg 20190915_145516.jpeg
    everything went well, still a worrisome job.

    I was there moving some rocks around, creating a wall of sorts to hold the fill to level a spot for my wood racks that was out of the way.

    Before;
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    rocks, got plenty of em.
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    after;
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    Sorry for the long (rainy day) post. This was done last month but I just learned how to get my pics off the phone moved to the computer, I hate typing on the phone.
     
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    That’s a lotta work right there fuelrod :yes: Nice job getting ‘er done and staying safe! :handshake:
     
  3. Chaz

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    I can only imagine the whoomp that rootball made.
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    Glad you got it done safely.
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    Nice stacks
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    That is an amazing root ball for that size of tree. Good equipment you have there.
     
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    That is some serious equipment you have there. I suppose it makes the work easier, it at the same time leads to bigger projects since you have the ability. Thanks for sharing.


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  6. fuelrod

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    Toys, some guys like boats, big campers, fast cars, etc. I like land, lots of it and the toys to take care of, enjoy it and improve it :yes: not to mention I'm not getting any younger :eek:.
     
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    Fuelrod, I am envious of your line of machinery!

    A few years back a couple of kids were killed when they were playing in the "cave" and their dad was cutting wood and cut the log and the root ball fell back in. Terrible.

    Good job on being safe and man what nice equipment!
     
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    Having the right equipment sure makes a dangerous job less dangerous. Great job fuelrod.
     
  9. SKEETER McCLUSKEY

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    That's why you have styrofoam rocks on that skidsteer.
     
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  10. fuelrod

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    I got a fortune invested in those things:D

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    I need more toys!
     
  12. T.Jeff Veal

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    Nice work. We cut a good many blow downs. I try to knock the rootball back in the hole too.
     
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    Me too.. and fuelrod knowledge and experience :D
     
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