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Old 12-30-2012, 05:37 AM   #32656
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Jan 1 ride last this year. Probably not so much next year.





Think I'll stud some berg tires today...
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:06 AM   #32657
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We bought a splitter about ten years ago as we heat only with the sun and wood and I do not pay for wood to be cut and split.

The splitter is one of the local hardware store brands rated at twenty-five tons, not sure where that is measured... 6.5 hp engine, hydraulic ram, I have never measured the length of the I-beam but it will more than split probably up to a 30" if you needed, I use 16" stove length.
This thing will part the gnarliest, quadruple knotted piece of wood and not even breathe hard.

We wheel it around the property with the wheeler, split right at the site of where a tree is dropped and split it up into a trailer and haul it up with the tractor to stack it for airing. More often, depending on when the tree was cut I will leave a pile to air and dry and need to move it later. Yes, a bit more work but we consider that paying the heating bill all year long...

Having it here I can use at my leisure, go out and split up a tank full in the evening or work all day if I really want to... Yeah, right...u

Oh, I paid right around 900 bux for it back then, replete with the ten gallons of hydraulic juice to fill the reservoir...
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #32658
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For a small fee you can get the splitter with a crew...



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Old 12-30-2012, 06:28 AM   #32659
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Tom,
We bought a splitter about ten years ago as we heat only with the sun and wood and I do not pay for wood to be cut and split.

The splitter is one of the local hardware store brands rated at twenty-five tons, not sure where that is measured... 6.5 hp engine, hydraulic ram, I have never measured the length of the I-beam but it will more than split probably up to a 30" if you needed, I use 16" stove length.
This thing will part the gnarliest, quadruple knotted piece of wood and not even breathe hard.

We wheel it around the property with the wheeler, split right at the site of where a tree is dropped and split it up into a trailer and haul it up with the tractor to stack it for airing. More often, depending on when the tree was cut I will leave a pile to air and dry and need to move it later. Yes, a bit more work but we consider that paying the heating bill all year long...

Having it here I can use at my leisure, go out and split up a tank full in the evening or work all day if I really want to... Yeah, right...u

Oh, I paid right around 900 bux for it back then, replete with the ten gallons of hydraulic juice to fill the reservoir...

Sounds well worth the investment. I'll poke around the hardware stores first to see about spending local.


I had a stove guy come out and look at my set up with the propane stove and he says the chimney will convert to wood easy enough. I'll be ripping it out this spring and putting a wood stove there.


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Old 12-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #32660
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Sounds well worth the investment. I'll poke around the hardware stores first to see about spending local.


I had a stove guy come out and look at my set up with the propane stove and he says the chimney will convert to wood easy enough. I'll be ripping it out this spring and putting a wood stove there.





Free beer and ribs. Find me at the grill half drunk when you're done.
Be interested to here what you are looking at...maybe the high gas bill's this winter will push Ginger into seeing things my way...

I have a chain saw and a splitting maul, I am not afraid of tree length wood.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:16 AM   #32661
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #32662
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been buying 8cd treelength (truckload) for $1040/load last yr and $880 previous yrs...
I pay an extra 45 a cord to have it cut split and delivered. Money well spent.

My source is $50 cheaper than anyone else around though...
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #32663
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Jan 1 ride last this year. Probably not so much next year.





Think I'll stud some berg tires today...
Studs or screws? I priced out studded tires from Kevin's Cycle in Mass. About $600 a pair with shipping. Ouch.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #32664
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Studs or screws? I priced out studded tires from Kevin's Cycle in Mass. About $600 a pair with shipping. Ouch.

I'm going to the ice, so screws.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #32665
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Filled the bed of my truck with maple today. Camp wood.

Cut and split half a cord or so. Thinking the axe needs to get the axe.

T's gym, open for business, free memberships!

No?

Ok, who knows splitters? What's a kick ass splitter that doesn't cost the same as a 250 dirt bike?
Ill come up and hammer away for a while....your buying the beer right??
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #32666
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Breaking news

http://www.whitehorsegear.com/open-house/

The date has been announced! I think we're all used to keeping the 3rd weekend in May free by now.

I just had a nice trip there yesterday and picked up my very own heated jacket liner! Now all I need is clear roads and temps in the 20's. That's not too much to ask is it?
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #32667
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http://www.whitehorsegear.com/open-house/

The date has been announced! I think we're all used to keeping the 3rd weekend in May free by now.

I just had a nice trip there yesterday and picked up my very own heated jacket liner! Now all I need is clear roads and temps in the 20's. That's not too much to ask is it?
Just looked at that the other day...I was waiting for the new year to post dates for WHACO...

Heated liners are nice...clear roads would be nicer
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #32668
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http://www.whitehorsegear.com/open-house/

The date has been announced! I think we're all used to keeping the 3rd weekend in May free by now.

I just had a nice trip there yesterday and picked up my very own heated jacket liner! Now all I need is clear roads and temps in the 20's. That's not too much to ask is it?
You riding or working the event?
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #32669
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Heated liners are nice...clear roads would be nicer
You said it brother, (early) spring can't come soon enough

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You riding or working the event?
Maybe a bit of both? And calling it "working" is a bit of a stretch.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #32670
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. . . The Merrill is a great place for a show...not a bad seat in the house.
My wife may have seated you guys - she's a volunteer usher. Her and her girlfriends love ushering there because they get to see all the shows for free. She's as frugal as me.
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