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Hardly seems worth it. Modest chainsaw and an axe and you'd have that done in a few hours

 

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36 minutes ago, Big J said:

Hardly seems worth it. Modest chainsaw and an axe and you'd have that done in a few hours

 

Like to see that J. I know an axe can be quite quick but a few hours for 3 tonnes?

 

Chris if you are in the South West PM me. 

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Just now, Woodworks said:

Like to see that J. I know an axe can be quite quick but a few hours for 3 tonnes?

 

Chris if you are in the South West PM me. 

I split and stacked 15 tonnes of ash in 13 hours over Christmas. Not including cross cutting, which took 2.5 hours with assistance from my brother and my forwarder. Slightly oversized logs, I'll admit :D

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37 minutes ago, Big J said:

Hardly seems worth it. Modest chainsaw and an axe and you'd have that done in a few hours

 

True, but not everyone has the time, the tools, the inclination, or the ability. 

I suggested to the guy I've been working for that he should have two young lads to recommend to clients who want the timber leaving for firewood, who could come along a couple of days afterwards to chop and stack it for them. 

I've driven past three previous clients' houses in just the last few days where there are fat piles of timber just sat there exposed to the elements, where I expect they'll be in a year's time too. I would have loved that as a Saturday job when I was in school. 

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3 minutes ago, Big J said:

I split and stacked 15 tonnes of ash in 13 hours over Christmas.

Perhaps we should change your moniker to Gunga Din 😉

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3 minutes ago, Big J said:

I split and stacked 15 tonnes of ash in 13 hours over Christmas. Not including cross cutting, which took 2.5 hours with assistance from my brother and my forwarder. Slightly oversized logs, I'll admit :D

What do you charge an hour? 😀  Most I have ever done with the processor is 17 tonnes in day and that's without stacking

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Just now, peds said:

True, but not everyone has the time, the tools, the inclination, or the ability. 

I suggested to the guy I've been working for that he should have two young lads to recommend to clients who want the timber leaving for firewood, who could come along a couple of days afterwards to chop and stack it for them. 

I've driven past three previous clients' houses in just the last few days where there are fat piles of timber just sat there exposed to the elements, where I expect they'll be in a year's time too. I would have loved that as a Saturday job when I was in school. 

Fair point. In my defense, I passionately hate processing firewood with anything other than a processor with a log deck, but I don't have one anymore so needs must. I just did 90 minutes a day over my Christmas break to keep me active and get some peace from the kids. I'm very experienced with an axe, which helps, but 3t of douglas (which splits easily) is a mornings work at most.

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Just now, Woodworks said:

What do you charge an hour? 😀  Most I have ever done with the processor is 17 tonnes in day and that's without stacking

Haha! A lot of it is because it's oversized and we used the forwarder to ring up. Machine lifts the log, person on each end to disc off the rounds and repeat. Then because the rounds are a little larger, I just stand them up on the ground and split in situ (the ground is covered in wood chip).

 

Again, just to reiterate, I hate doing firewood!

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