Started laying the ground work last year

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  1. eipo

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    Thats a little better than 2 full cord. The racks belong to the customer and he has a forklift.
     
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    I almost forgot, the biggest round to go through the Wolfe Ridge yet:

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    And some silver maple waiting:

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    So not much for an update. Work has been crazy, our Son Graduated from High School and its been a bit warm lately.

    This was the 5th and final load I hauled to my saw shop... Final tally was 8.5 full cords which netted $1530. All the wood was free to me.

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    I did also sell 1.5 face cords of custom 11" wood to a local guy that has a Morso stove. That was $100.
     
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    Nice setup and good luck:yes:
     
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    Looks great eipo . I hope business is going well. It seems to me that the biggest challenge in the wood business once you get a system set up would be aging the wood.
     
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    Its moving as fast... or I should say as slow as I want it to. I dont work well in the heat and its been hot this summer.

    I seem to be catering to specific tastes... 75% of what Ive sold has been short wood for Morso stoves. The most recent I was able to sell them the cut offs that have been sitting for about 3 years. They were tickled pink to have seasoned wood they can burn this year because they couldn't find it anywhere else.

    Seasoning and rotating will be a challenge with limited space. But I'm not intending to be high volume.
     
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    Your system looks pretty efficient for sure! Be careful, a few years ago I said I wouldn't sell firewood, & now I'm looking at around 50 cord this year. I have a habit of buying "cool" equipment & then thinking gee maybe I should make a little money with this stuff. It just snowballs every year. Where ya at in MI?
     
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    50 cord wouldn't be too bad. Manageable.
     
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    Well.... After being laid up for the last 2 weeks from knee surgery, and getting by for the 3 months previous in much pain before the surgery, I turned some attention to getting equipment ready for splitting season. Albeit very late.

    I get to the splitter, and the hydraulic oil is milk. Not water sitting on the bottom of the tank, not air because the splitter hasn't been run since last winter... All the oil is milk.

    I wasn't expecting that and remedying the issue isn't going to be fun. No leaks, no weather. The only thing I can think of is oil with poor additives couldn't keep up with the off season.

    Edit: Looks like I was using it well into June of this year. I dont remember that. Oil was fine then though. So frustrating.
     
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    Wow, I’d be pretty pizzed to find that on a machine I spent so much on and kept under cover!
     
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    Maybe just a bad batch of hydraulic oil.

    I'm irritated, but not mad. Things happen.
     
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    Turns out I never followed the direction to remove the plug in the tank breather. I always wondered what that sticker meant.

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