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rowan lee

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About rowan lee

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  • Birthday 18/08/1982

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  • Location:
    Co.Sligo, NW Ireland.
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    Gabber production, surfing, landscaping
  • Occupation
    Mine/Exploration Geologist

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  1. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Duals, cheaper option, plus easy to undo as it makes steering a pig especially with the front weights. Generally a smaller diameter tyre is used on non-power assist tractors I believe so you don't get the extra drag when steering but do get the lift required when you start to cut the ground. I tried 13" wheels from a berlingo van but fiddly to bolt on and off.
  2. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Deep into the boggy wildness pulling out some storm damaged beech. Too good to leave behind. Drag was 500m through some rather wet hollows requiring all the extra rubber on the old girl.
  3. rowan lee

    Brush Cutter recomendations

    Thanks Stubby. My 36cc might struggle then, though I could try 4mm in shorter lengths? Haven't used square before. Does it offer any advantage over an equivalent sized round cord from your experience?
  4. rowan lee

    Brush Cutter recomendations

    Hiya Stubby. I haven't used a jet head before. I use 2.4mm line on an autofeed head (36cc machine). What advantages do these jet heads offer? Cheers.
  5. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Clearing endless Laurel on the estate.
  6. rowan lee

    new toy! Thor magik petrol 13t

    Bushes or stops highlighted in red. Your machine has the updated levers, but don't see the bushes? I did a stint with single controls but went back to double handed operation after seeing some horror show pictures. I found that my left hand thumb and first index finger were getting a little too flirty with danger at times. Have you got the 4-way? Really efficient in the right sized timber.
  7. rowan lee

    Any new small charcoal retorts out there?

    Most have another crack at this myself during the summer, I have used the biscuit tin method with a 25ltr can in the past just for personal use. What species are you using there Beau, and do you use full size fire wood logs or smaller off cuts?
  8. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Semi seasoned stuff from last summer
  9. rowan lee

    Split Dilemma

    Haha, option 3, interesting idea, an infinately variable length splitting chamber. Wonder what the pushing power is though on good tracking ground?
  10. rowan lee

    Split Dilemma

    Don't know if you have a log pick, but useful for slewing and dragging big lumps into position on your own (especially pieces closer to ground level as in your instance).
  11. rowan lee

    Will the logs go mouldy?

    Will it be a pain shovelling up loose logs that are sat on pallets in a big pile? Its a pity the pallet and sheepwire method wouldn't stand up to the rigors of a front end rotator.
  12. rowan lee

    Mini diggers in woodland

    I would love a mini digger timber trailer setup like the one in this clip. Even with just a thumb you could make light work of extraction, though it would make loading that trailer more difficult. Downside I suppose is speed, although currently I use an old massey which creeps around in low gear, but it can't knock hung up trees for me, sling brash out onto the haul mat, lift wood up to waist height so it can be easily snedded, and logged up - the list goes on.
  13. rowan lee

    Massey furguson 30E??

    yeah thats what i was thinking. Interesting project.
  14. rowan lee

    Massey furguson 30E??

    Do those compressor model 30e's have a pto at rear?
  15. rowan lee

    Real World Processor Output

    This post is not exactly relevant to the thread title. But its production levels on the small end of the scale and I don't buy timber in. I can fell and extract 2 ibc cages worth a day on my own (~8hrs), processing with chainsaw and vertical log splitter back at a suitable landing. I am not sure it would be that much quicker with a processor, given much of the time is the felling and extraction, tidying up branches, etc part.

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