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what logs have you been chopping today!

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Dead elm and fresh beech :jumping38:









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Took last week off work, so in betwee  other tasks I have been working my way through a load of ash, beech and other bits of wood we've had lying in the yard for a couple of years, also worked on ringing up a large beech trunk we've had in a field for a year or so. Came up with the idea of using some of it as a nice bench for cutting up various other bits by nailing on two bits of leftover baton just before I finished cutting through it. The top is nice and big and slopes towards you, one of the attached stems provides a nice little table to sit the saw on the side.



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Been picking up wood from local farms recently, some very nice, some not so much.... 

Also some splitting. 





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13 minutes ago, briquette_seller said:

What model of Valtra are you running and do you like it?

T174 direct (vario). Got it last year, it's reverse drive to use the log trailer in the cab. It's gone well for us, very comfortable with plenty of power including with the spools. 


Had a few minor issues with the touchscreen but they're sorted. Personally I don't like the slight delay as it shifts into high range at 14+ mph but that's just because I'm used to the smoothness of Deutz.


Having the handbrake on the forward/reverse lever is a good feature and the touchscreen is the best layout I've seen and very useful. 

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the valtra handbrake sure is nice isnt it!


what load weight does that trailer take?


we run a valtra A93 hi tech and definetly could use a lil more grunt on hills but they are nice on crane, lifts really well on idle with a junkari trailer/crane


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