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    Nr Boroughbridge, England
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    Woodland owner

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  1. about 400kg for log contents. I get 2 bags of logs to a IBC that weigh 200kg each.
  2. Thank you for your advise, I never got to the bottom of this. Been using my spare processor as 370 did my head in. So basically yours was cutting diagonal and wearing the bar out fast? So the Oregon Control Cut bar & chain helped? or just the bar? Any details greatly appreciated.
  3. Hi, I process firewood into IBCs ready for drying, thats straight forward. I have a problem unloading IBCs into bulk bags, how do you do yours? after some ideas. Currently I have a decent size hole in the bottom side of the IBC, lift above bag, tilt IBC and hand ball out into a open bag. Not liking this method as labour intensive and I prefer to bag a couple of days prior to deliverying to stop mould. Had a few mould problems last yr as some bag stock got mouldy. Im liking the idea of tipping cages into a conveyor hopper and bag using a conveyor as seems more controllable. or possibly tip ibcs into a tipping trailer thats at the right height and funnel the end. Also need ideas on how to tip the logs out of the cages. how do you do yours? after some ideas.
  4. Ive just sold some spruce to a haulier. He offered £44 ton. 1st load was well seasoned for 3+ years and didnt weigh alot. 2nd load had 1/2 fresh and 1/2 well seasoned and got 28ton. Ive also been offered £47 a ton roadside of a few people. For comparison haulier also offered me £55 ton for fresh ash so think hes a bit low on his prices. Hes hastle free to be fair and has to make a living.
  5. Thanks for the advise. I agreed to loan the mill, once I have it setup and running, the seller will run me through it etc. Sods law the same day I agreed to loan the mill, I sold a artic load of softwood and they took all my large spruce, sighh (loaded when I wasnt there). All my large ash was taken last week grrr. Ahh well. I may as well by the sounds of it try & trade my ash/spruce for some better sizes & breeds. Or sell mine to pay for more fit for purpose grades. If I decided to just waney edge my timber for fences etc. Is spruce or ash worth treating & what with? ta
  6. I have loads of 1 use ibcs, very clean. metal/platic bottoms, £15 each collected. Based in Dalton, North Yorkshire.
  7. A friend of mine is selling a Lumbermate 2000 for £3500, its electric start, 30hp engine, 30" cut, 13ft extended bed, trailered, not done much work, left undercover outside. Hes a gamekeeper and milled his own wood for animal pens, fences etc. My question is I own a woodland and have plenty of felled Spruce and Ash, not big diameters but some reasonable 12" - 24". Over the next few years I am building some holiday lodges, building fences, buildings to clad, furnature to make and general timber requirements. Would it be worth my while in buying a saw and using the timber I have? any advise welcomed.
  8. I spoke to David last year, nice guy however a bit cheeky with his prices, offer £22 ton for seasoned softwood & £35 ton for the seasoned ash. Was'nt worth selling for that. He's only 2 miles down the road too.
  9. I dont currently have any Ash I want to sell however may change my plan and cut some down as the interest seems to be there. Not many people have posted current prices tho. I have just sold a artic load of well seasoned spruce for £44 ton roadside, is this good or bad?
  10. Ahhh I get you, im not sure. I am cutting longer & heavier lengths than I used to so its possible the extra weight is making the difference. I'll check it out. Thanks for the pointer
  11. no, feed belt pushes timber to the length stop. then belt stops. bar is pulled down, chain starts, then cuts. Belt does not start again untill I make it start.
  12. Haha, that made me laugh. Even funnier than a misstype, I am a Firefighter too haha.
  13. I mainly burn Spruce, I really rate it. I only mainly have spruce & ash in my woodland and prefer to bun spruce. Gives out loads of heat, burns quite long, light to carry into house, easy to process, no need for kindling just a firefighter. Just need to convince my customers to buy it lol.
  14. Whats the current prices please. I have some seasoned and fresh felled processor friendly ash in 12ft lengths, I also have some very dry processor friendly spruce in 10ft lengths. I was wondering what its worth if I sell any. Just debating to keep or sell as I sell logs part time. Im located in North Yorkshire, 5 miles from the A1 nr Boroughbridge, good roadside access.
  15. I never James, I was going to buy a expensive bar to try then decided just to buy the cheapest ebay bars for £14 delivered. Dont last long but are cheap.


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