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Post By: coalnewbie » Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 3:22 pm

I was wondering about my load limits, love the machine.... but do you think this guy is pushing things a bit far.


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Post By: Olllotj » Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 3:46 pm

Foolish, when i see the tractors just sitting there.

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Post By: coalnewbie » Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 4:00 pm

OJ is a poop. :D

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Post By: tsb » Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 5:20 pm

As long as you don't go down a hill.


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Post By: Sunny Boy » Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 5:36 pm

As long as you don't try to stop going down hill. :D

Like the joke about two guys who see they are being staked by a lion. One guy stops to put on his running shoes. the other guys says, "Why are you doing that ? You can't outrun a lion." The running shoe guy replies, " I don't need to out run the lion,.... just you." :D

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Post By: NoSmoke » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 4:45 am

I had one, but it was chain driven and not that robust. I tried to skid wood with it, but as other mentioned, kind of silly and abusive when I had a tractor that could take the punishment better.

Today? That 6x6 would be better off as I have a log loader trailer, but even to get that to work on an ATV requires a hydraulically controlled movable walking beam suspension so the weight of the wood can be adjusted so tongue weight on the ATV was just right. A person can make an ATV to work in the woods, but why? A new 4x4 ATV costs $7000 or so, and this bulldozer with rebuilt engine and new tracks cost me $10,000.
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Post By: coalnewbie » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 11:57 am

Nice set up my friend. The Polaris jest was an example. My Polaris will just move manure out to the back field. When TSHTF I move into the bigger leagues myself as I have no choice.

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Post By: NoSmoke » Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 6:45 am

The skidder is a more efficient way to move wood in terms of money, but my wife noted I only smile when I am on my bulldozer. I am not sure what it is, but I just love tracks. I have had a bulldozer since I was 10 and just like their slower pace, their go-anywhere ability, and less fuel consumption.

I think for me, a bulldozer with a loader and 4 in 1 bucket would be better than a blade, but I could be wrong. I have never had a 4 in 1 blade, but the concept seems sound. I have however, had both a John Deere 350 with 6 way blade and one with a loader, and liked each one. My John Deere 850 only had a 4 way blade (not 6), but on bigger tractors it is silly to have a 6 ways blade anyway as it just skids you sideways if you come up against a stump or boulder...which of course they are designed for. And in pushing soil, efficiency dictates a person slot-pushing to keep soil from rolling off your blade edges. You can finish grade with them, and for farm fields it is good as the wider width allows for flatter fields, but smaller dozers are more nimble.

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Post By: coalnewbie » Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 7:06 am

Yes all that but for me rubber tracks ... It was love at first sight. Bombardier SW48. 4 way blade. Unstoppable.
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Post By: NoSmoke » Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 7:08 pm

I have been gun shy on rubber tracks, but I work in the woods. Maybe it is unwarranted???
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Post By: NoSmoke » Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 7:17 pm

I have been thinking about getting into land clearing myself. I got 70 acres on my own land to convert stumps into field, and several hundred acres for other people. Around here the going rate is $3000 per acre, but I think I could do it for a lot less than that. I think the key is in using innovative equipment and just working for myself. I am retired so my only goal would be to stay busy, keep my bulldozer going, and make some nice fields.

Here we have lost all but 6 paper mills, wood is down by 1/3 of what it was 4 years ago in price, and property taxes are almost as much as what the wood grows on a given acre per year. I can make $35 per acre per year with forest products, or make $500 with sheep; that is pretty simple math.

Granted I cannot just sit on my duff and watch sheep grow, it takes daily work to convert white wooly things, eating green grass, pooing out black pellets to make red meat, but the pay per acre is so much better. Naturally the rub is, it takes a lot of money to convert forest into tillable farmland; and big equipment.

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