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  1. Many thanks for your replies ,all very much appreciated, to try and alleviate the frustrating problem.
  2. Do any of you that have a firewood processor ,that uses a chain saw to cut the logs find that after time the chainsaw "jams" when about halfway through a log.I ask as I have an old JAPA 2100 Firewood Processor and after quite a few loads ,the chainsaw jams when about half way through cutting a log. What causes this? I assume it is the VERY fine burr that gradually builds on the chain bar, as I find once I file the burrs of the bar works ok. That said the burr is SO fine I find it hard to believe that is the problem, ???
  3. Just trying to get up to date with Ash cordwood ( mixed diameter from 8cm to 61cm acceptable), at road side prices ,around the country as I need to buy a few artic loads , so interested in the range of prices anyone has had to pay recently. I am situated on the Glos/Wilts border. Thankyou
  4. Are on board timber truck weighers( whatever type) as accurate as an approved weigh bridge ( one that is tested by trading standards weights and measures dept).
  5. I am wondering if I make some crates made out of 4, 8ft x 4ft Weldmesh panels ,secured together ,(standing on end) ,and fill them with 9" logs , will the logs dryout quite quickly from the beginning of June till the beginning of October. The crates would be out side supported on pallets and covered with a tarp. A bit basic I know,and also very dependent on the summer weather!!!! Negative or positive thoughts appreciated.
  6. Have any of you made a home made feed rack/table that will handle slightly kinked 2.3 + lengths of wood. Having just had a hernia operation,and recovering from it I don't wish to be doing heavy lifting next log season ,so was considering making a log rack to feed my old Japa 2100 firewood processor. Any hydraulic motor power for the log rack would have to come from the tractor hydraulics. So any info/pics of what you have made would be much appreciated. I am only a small producer doing about 300cu mtrs of logs a season so not wishing to spend much money on the rack, I see some manufactured ones are very pricey and sophisticated for my requirements.
  7. When I visited Woodsure, the smell/fumes from the nearby fibreglass factory or whatever it is was /is seem to be a polluting the atomosphere more that the smell of logs burning via a wood burner!!!!!!
  8. I only do a a small amount of forestry clearing windblown trees for firewood. I use a Husqvarna xp 550 with a 15" bar as a nice light saw ,the only problem is the bar is to short for some work, so I was wondering how long a bar I dare put on it before I run out of power. I don't want to buy another saw as so expensive. Thanks for any suggetions
  9. Only use the barrow if customers want logs stacked and I cant park near logstore. I charge £25 for stacking my 1.6cu mtr load of logs and another £10 for barrowing ,total load of logs plus stacking/barrowing £180.
  10. Many thanks for all your replies. I guess I am like a tractor that has done 10,000hrs plus , "showing signs of age through wear and tear"😉
  11. I am now 70, and I supply a small mount of firewood, but I am finding that the backs of my legs from my knees down are aching ,especially when walking about,and pushing a barrow load of logs. If any of you also suffer with the afore mentioned problem I would be interested to know if you have sought medical advice about the problem and if so have you had any advice as to how to alleviate the problem, apart from being told "GIVE UP."!!!
  12. Any update on this thread would be appreciated . Would you buy a Rotatech chain or bar again? Or is it as always you get what you pay for? I noticed that the Rotatech chain and bar I used on my Japa2100 firewood processor seemed to create a lot of sparks compared to other makes of bar and chain I have used,giving me the impression that Rotatech chains are made of inferior quality metal.
  13. I am sure I read some where on the "net" that some one had constructed a poly tunnel type of structure on one of the very exposed Scottish Islands, (not necessarily saying it was to dry firewood!!!!). I would be very interested to know of any structures similar.


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