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  1. Low loader with bolsters

    Made our lift on/lift off set. Work great. Can't comment on their road legality though. We just use it for moving logs from one spot on the farm to another. It gets a half wagon and drag load on it. Trailer is a 14t herbst. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. How are your Sugihara bars holding up?

    They certainly don't seem to be made to the same exacting tolerances of other well known chains. The links feel stiff even just in a loop to me, can't complain at the way they cut though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. How are your Sugihara bars holding up?

    Might go back to Oregon multicut for the processor in that case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. How are your Sugihara bars holding up?

    Is this a common occurrence with Sugi bars? Cut about 12 cube with it on the tajfun processor, obviously the chain runs faster than most saws so it'll get hotter but didn't expect to see it on a higher quality bar? I am running rotatech chain on it so it could be that but at half the price of Oregon, it's hard to not see the benefit (unless it's wrecking my bars of course) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Spuds Porting and Tuning Thread

    Hi spud. I have an old 034 stihl and a spare 550xp that's out of warranty now. What can be done to these saws and what are the costs? I tried searching the thread for more detail but didn't find what I was after. The 034 currently runs a 18" bar and cuts well but it's sluggish on the uptake and bogs down easily. It'd be nice to run it on a slightly bigger bar for oversize logs and felling the odd bigger tree, even if it meant running skip tooth on a 24" perhaps? It may be getting worn but it's not had a huge amount of use. The 550 is basically a backup and would be interested to hear what it could be capable of if modded ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Advice open barn

    If you used that kind of stuff, make sure you use timber lats or sonething similar along the edges to spread the strain of the wind. From our experience with straw stack sheets, if you use eyelets they all rip out in a strong wind but if you sew in a tube or staple it to a timber Katy every other 4 ft you should do fine. Gale breakers are good but expensive, you can easily fold them back on a dry day though. Personally I'd Yorkshire board the shed down to 3ft off the floor. We've just done a 132ft shed with 10ft boards and they were about 52p per metre if I recall correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Ideas wanted for log screening

    I was once recommended to this company before http://www.trommel.co.uk Supposedly they'll make them any size you require. No idea of cost. I would make an angled frame with some lengths of angle face down about 2" apart and wide enough to tip your IBC's out onto then the 'clean' logs will tip straight into you truck/bag etc. Probably what I'll be doing myself. We reuse the small bits in the biomass boiler so I'd rather screen it after drying than during processing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. what logs have you been chopping today!

    Hand feed is doable on the 400 I've found, (until the last 18" anyway) it's just then having to hand ball all the sticks out of the splitting chamber wastes the time you just saved not using the conveyor to feed it! I think 3's should work as long as the Log holder gets tight hold if the top one. They're all pretty straight by the looks of them. Perhaps a circular saw bench would be faster especially if you could position it to drop the logs onto the conveyor anyway. Aside from that it's grab them in a bunch with the 360 and run the chainsaw through the whole bunch in one go? Means picking them up to tip into IBC's with the skid steer after though or again holding over the processor conveyor perhaps. I'll time the different methods I think and post my findings! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. what logs have you been chopping today!

    Why would it be faster than the tajfun aside from not needing to do a full saw cycle every cut perhaps? Does the v shape of the deck mean you can put multiple smaller pieces in at once? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. what logs have you been chopping today!

    It's far easier with the 400. Have had a Farmi in before we got it and this is quicker for certain. May try putting 3 or more lengths in at a time as long as the log holder can get sufficient purchase so it doesn't snag the chain up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. what logs have you been chopping today!

    How do you all deal with smaller diameter stuff if you get any? We normally get 4-16" delivered but this load of thinnings was available. 95% won't be over 5" I guess and then maybe half of that won't even need splitting at all. If I could fully take out the splitter from the tajfun400 it'd be easy enough to do that way but I can't. Any suggestions? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Bobcat vs small loaders

    You'd beat a bobcat with a mustang anyday. Far better built machines, better balance and cheaper we found. We have a 1650r, about 21k new lifts nearly a ton, get it with foot pedals and levers, gives far better control. Speak to Mick at filtermech, Wakefield. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. firewood processing contractors

    Location? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Cheap, small tractor weights?

    Just about every agricultural dealer will have a set of weights for sale. Tend to come in 25kg or 50kg leaves. Set of old Massey ferguson weights would do the trick. Try eBay actually. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. <p>Thanks for the enquiry I will message you some prices</p>


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