Tractors and wood! Show your pics

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Skeans1

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NW OR
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JD 6410, JD 730 Crop Row, Kubota B3030
I've only delivered white pine to two very local places. One a family owned mill and the other a good sized log yard that has a Hancock buyer/scaler come around regularly. They both do it the same way. They want the branches trimmed flush with the log and they measure (by eye mostly) the largest diameter of the colored part of the knot. Sounds exact to say 3" red knot or 2" black knot max but it is still open to a lot of interpertation based on where and how many knots and what the rest of the log looks like or the log price. Higher prices brings more scrutiny.

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Sometimes higher prices do, that’s where special order stuff come into play such as fender logs or floating logs being big money for not so good logs. We will see a size of knot such as 1” radius some times it’s 1” circumference depending on which grade as well as where it’s going.
 
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Jstpssng

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Maine
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Kubota L3301
It seems to be and I could probably held out for a higher number but this allows me to get more of the lower grade logs out and sold at a decent price
Do they cover the trucking fees, or does that come out of your check?
Either way that's a nice nest egg, and a good incentive to go back at it. 👍
 
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fruitcakesa

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CavendishVT
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M6040
Do they cover the trucking fees, or does that come out of your check?
Either way that's a nice nest egg, and a good incentive to go back at it. 👍
Comes out of my check and we start up again tomorrow. Supposed to only be in the 70's and less humid.
 
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Gordon Gould

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NorthEastern, VT
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Kubota L3010DT, Kubota M5640SUD, Dresser TD7G Dozer
I've done some more thinning, on and off, on a section of mostly hardwood pole timber. This where I left off last time.

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It now looks like this.

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I'm going to put a tractor road thru here and keep on going.


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shooterdon

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Near Johannesburg MI but in the middle of nowhere
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2019 LS XR4140 HST Cab; 2020 Kawasaki Mule SX; 2021 Bad Boy 54" ZT Elite
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Hilbilly

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Barriere, BC
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Kubota Grand L6060HSTCC
Just curious as to how much a single log, say 12" diameter, 16' long would be worth at that price.
 
 
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