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My stepdad had his woods logged this past week the only thing paying any money is black walnut
luckily he's got a bunch of it. They run 660's with 20" bars on them.







 

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Cool pics, thanks. Gotta love those skidder chains. Would like to find a set for the JD!

Walnut and Maple is the only logged wood in this area.
 

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Logs are being sold tomorrow, 70 logs ranging from 16" to 42" should be interesting to see what he gets.
 

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Looks like a good time was had by all. You sure do have quite the array of equipment laying around outside there also.
 

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Terry Folts Logging, they were the 4th or 5th company to come and look at the trees in the last 5 years.

He was the only one that talked reasonable prices, and they didn't tear up the woods.

And on top of it I picked them up as customers, they run nothing but Stihl :thumbsup:

Stepdads logs



Neighbors logs



The big logs range from 32"-42"

 
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You mind shipping me one of the big logs? I need a good one for testing the big saws at the shop. :cool:
 

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So I guess the 20-inch bars were JUST enough for some of them ! The old Timberjacks... were they stick-steer, or wheel ? I remember some old Tree Farmer skidders that were Stick-steer, Up for right, down for left.... or was that up for down, and left for right ? :hmm:
 

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So I guess the 20-inch bars were JUST enough for some of them ! The old Timberjacks... were they stick-steer, or wheel ? I remember some old Tree Farmer skidders that were Stick-steer, Up for right, down for left.... or was that up for down, and left for right ? :hmm:

They've got steering wheel on them.

Yeah they run 20" bars and 3/8" .063 gauge chain which no one around here runs, everyone runs .050

They came in and logged my parents and the 3 adjacent properties, they took from 60-120 logs off
each place. They will take 2-4 logs per tree unlike the other outfits we talked to that would just take butt logs.
 

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Being easy on the woods is the most important consideration when hiring someone to cut on the farm.
 

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They blew smoke up our ass, on the initial walk through was given a lowball price of 8000$,
before the loggers cut ended up being 5500$ ended up with a check for 3700$
 

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They blew smoke up our ass, on the initial walk through was given a lowball price of 8000$,
before the loggers cut ended up being 5500$ ended up with a check for 3700$

Is there some sort of contract to sign before the work gets started or is it a "we'll give you what we can give you after we see what we can give you...."
 

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They blew smoke up our ass, on the initial walk through was given a lowball price of 8000$,
before the loggers cut ended up being 5500$ ended up with a check for 3700$

What was the price per 1000 FT? I think Walt did better than that with ash.
 

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