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    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post
    I have had trouble looking up the exact specs for this saw's chain, so I just order the OEM chain by mail.
    You should be able to find an Oregon chain for it. Try this saw chain lookup guide

    OREGONŽ Hand Held Chain Saw Replacement Parts

    or bring your saw or an old chain into a shop that sells saws as a dealer ( not home depot or ace hardware ) they will give you a standard Oregon number to use. Then your good to go on your own from then on.
    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post
    I have had trouble looking up the exact specs for this saw's chain, so I just order the OEM chain by mail.
    Got it.....around here.....we just take the old chain in to the saw shop.....they make me up a new chain in about 5 minutes. One advantage to living in a logging town. Good luck!
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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    Forks are really king when it comes to big logs, I will never be without them.



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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    Yes, forks are real handy. Until (if ever) I get a real set, I cobbled up a set of slip-on forks based on a design by someone here on TBN (sorry, I forget who). They work really well, I just have to be careful not to roll the log back onto me and the tractor. And to the OP - great find on the wood, and fine looking tractor too.
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    Kubota B7800, LA402 FEL, Homemade cab, 60" bushcutter, 74" rear snowblower.
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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    Just about a week later, and I estimate I have cut and moved about two to two-and-a-half cord of wood, when it's finally split. Cutting the logs into rounds on site and moving them one truck-load at a time seems to be about 1/3 faster than moving them with the tractor, not even counting transportation time between home and the site. I'm doing one or two short-bed loads a day, depending on how much stamina I have.

    -2013-04-13-17-16-a

    The picture doesn't really do it justice, but it'll give you some idea.

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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    After using my fork lift attachment to load logs I decided a grapple works much better. I have much better control picking up and putting the log or whatever else where I want it. With the grapple I just drive up, open the grapple, rotate the bucket, close the grapple, and lift.

    If I did it right you can see the grapple in the attached photo. It is a simple one I bought off eBay. It has proven to be a very useful attachment.
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    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post
    Just about a week later, and I estimate I have cut and moved about two to two-and-a-half cord of wood, when it's finally split. Cutting the logs into rounds on site and moving them one truck-load at a time seems to be about 1/3 faster than moving them with the tractor, not even counting transportation time between home and the site. I'm doing one or two short-bed loads a day, depending on how much stamina I have.

    -2013-04-13-17-16-a

    The picture doesn't really do it justice, but it'll give you some idea.
    Free wood - any way you can get it is good
    I would agree, with a 2 mile trip your truck is the best bet. Plus it is all blocked up when you get home.

    jmckelvey, I have a similar grapple on my bucket and.you are right they are very useful
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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    I built a log fork a couple of years ago for my quick attach. I made it with the forks 75 inches on center because I buck my wood to fifteen inches. If I pick up the log in a way that my fifteen inch cut misses one fork, then it misses the other fork too. I do my bucking on the fork. I cut most of the way through on the fork and finish the cut with the log on the ground. I have a bad back and can't do much of the bucking bent over.

    My build thread is here: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...log-forks.html



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    Default Re: Moved some logs today

    I'm about two cords through the pile. Here's the second one.

    -2013-05-05-18-40-a

    Split every lick of it by hand so far, because... well, I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment. I do like swinging that maul--CRACK! The pile is getting smaller and smaller. As soon as it's gone, I'll go back and get some more. Y'all should see the stack of logs that the excavator made. I couldn't really even begin to guess, but I'd say there must be at least twenty cord in there.

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