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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.
  • Interests
    Gabber production, surfing, landscaping
  • Occupation
    Mine/Exploration Geologist

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  1. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    I have been busy weekends of recent cutting out new rides through a boggy wild woodland, getting through leggy birch and rowan mostly. Here's a few videos detailing the process from standing tree to split log. Please excuse the crappy editing, grainy footage, poor sound quality in these plus the double speed effect. https://youtu.be/ag4fHC4LOs4 https://youtu.be/Hjf6VotN7Kw
  2. rowan lee

    new toy! Thor magik petrol 13t

    (presume that's 10'' high rings not diameter) About 5 seconds on a pto version of the magik 13. That's picking the log up from table at waist height, splitting and next log in hand again. I have a video somewhere.
  3. rowan lee

    new toy! Thor magik petrol 13t

    Did you get the 4-way head? I find it great for smaller diameter timber up to about 14inch (which is about 90% of my production)plit in half on the tip of the blade.
  4. rowan lee

    Our new 79

    The latest arrivals to join the fleet of 60 odd 70's series we run in the mine.
  5. rowan lee

    my Firewood production set-up

    Could be a setting in the Tuscan mountains for all I know Marcus. I am liking the uniqueness of the crawler and the G-wagon. That looks like my kind of holiday.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Clearing endless Laurel on the estate.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. rowan lee

    what logs have you been chopping today!

    Semi seasoned stuff from last summer
  14. 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?
  15. 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).

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