Last nights job. Felling cotton wood

mweba

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Local farmer job cleaning out his fence line. Eight cotton woods in all. Got some vid and just a couple pics. Homelite410 came up for some parts so he came along. That is Mike standing by the trees.

 
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I did bring a couple saws along but due to time restraints, the 562 was the only one used. I ran a soft wood grind on the 28". If to do it over again, less aggressive would have been better for wet cottonwood. Soaked chips clog everything up. Mike brought a ported 5100S and a new 2171 for break in, both very strong saws.

Three vids. Sorry kinda boring

[video=youtube_share;SW_vrzInIp8]http://youtu.be/SW_vrzInIp8[/video]

This tree was second largest of the bunch and needed the most attention. Spent more time studying than taking video on this one.

[video=youtube_share;qs2Ak4U-AMU]http://youtu.be/qs2Ak4U-AMU[/video]

This vid isn't great due to the distance from the cut but at 45 yards, the camera still shook when she hit. Good sized tree.

[video=youtube_share;mDnL0inHBnE]http://youtu.be/mDnL0inHBnE[/video]

Ran out of day light to film the biggest tree. Going back today to finish up and get some pics.
 
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Doesn't take long for cottonwood to get that big.


They suck SO MUCH water out of the ground too. I dropped a few (about 2/3 that size) at my folks house a few years ago. Now that area where the trees used to be is always wet - it's amazing watching the water practically pour out of them once they're down.....


Good stuff Mitch. And nice helper. :)
 
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You are right, it's incredible how much water they pull. The big one laying down by itself stalled my saw out a couple times. Water poured out the kerf, plugging the clip deflector, binding everything up. And the smell is horrible! The farmers want these trees gone in the worse way. No crops grow around them.


I try to bring the kids along as much as possible. Hopefully they will see how hard I have to work for what we enjoy, leading them to get a good education.
 

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Nice, missed this one. I take it the 562 is doing well so far from the looks of it? How does she like running it?
Ya man, I love it. That coming from a guy that jumps saws faster than about anyone. Sounds like Randy will be cutting my new piston soon as well:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:


Majority of the cuts on this job were chest to head height, if I had to do that with the 372....
 
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