Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

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Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:19 am

Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

And then a big fire when it’s all said and done.

So just off my yard, in the woods is a big pile a nonsense the previous homeowner left for me. There’s a big pile of a dirt/wood hippy substance that needs condensed, the. Piles of rotting pallets and rotten lumber, plus brush; lots and lots of brush. There’s also brush piles scattered about my acreage that need attention.

I’m using the cub to push stuff around. I gotta tell you this thing is a beast. It’s basically a mini bull dozer. I’m very surprised by what I was able to do with the cub. The only thing I’ve been worried about is puncturing a tire. It was hard to tell what’s under this crap.

Then there’s four small trees to be removed, and one hickory that’s about 24 inches diameter.

Once all that is done, I’ll have a nice open area that I can burn the brush. This will be nice because I can drag stuff up from the yard to burn here. It seems I’m always cleaning up stuff around the house and it’ll be nice to have a burn pile out here.
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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:52 am

Your property looks very much like mine! In addition to the 8 acres of pasture that we mow, we have about 12 acres of woods, and they are always changing...losing branches, falling down, vines growing up them...never realized how much work it took to make a woods look "natural"!! :lol:

The cubs are good at pulling the trailers full of equipment like chainsaws, etc, then hauling away brush, either to a burn pile, or to hook up to the car and take to the land fill where they turn it into mulch. It would cost an exhorbitant amount of money to have someone else do this. Besides, what else would I do to keep me off the streets and out of trouble??!!

OK, time to go out and replace that battery cable on the cub!!

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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Eugene » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:13 pm

I have a downed tree on the acreage. Will trim and cut into fire wood. I'll stack the limbs into brush piles for rabbits along the edge of the woods. I replenish the brush piles from the next fallen tree since the piles rot down.

I have two burn pits on the acreage. Take garden and yard waste from in town house and dump into the first pit. I occasionally get a truck load of pallets which are cut up for wood furnace kindling. Scrap lumber from pallets goes into the 2nd pit.
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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:22 am

The cub is a perfect tractor for my acreage, minus the fact it doesn’t have a loader. It is perfect for mowing the 3 acres of yard I have, then managing 6 acres of woods.

This burn area will be used for garden and landscaping waste. I’ve got some bushes around the house to remove, and I need an area to burn junk.

Usually I burn pallets in my furnace as well, but these are too far gone. Been up here since before I bought the place. This big ol hickory will feed my furnace for a while though. I dropped it this weekend, but need to cut it up yet. It is bigger than I originally estimated.

I don’t like having brush piles for things to live in because then my dogs chase those things. These piles definitely are housing critters. I also don’t want anything living so close to the chickens. I’ve had issues with things killing the chickens before.
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1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw

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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:59 am

My first burn pit is a shallow ditch. 2nd burn pit is a deep ditch that I'm throwing rocks in, to slowly fill it up. The 2nd ditch, can't get a tractor in, is where I burn pallet pieces with nails.

Since you have a blade, scrape out a shallow pit, perhaps a foot or two deep, berming up the sides. Burn pallets and other debris. When finished, blade the pit shut, covering up the nails.

I have a weed eater that I mounted a carbide tipped, course cut, saw blade. It will cut brush and small trees up to 4" in diameter, off at ground level. Dangerous, if you do this make sure there is no one else in the immediate area.
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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Eugene wrote:My first burn pit is a shallow ditch. 2nd burn pit is a deep ditch that I'm throwing rocks in, to slowly fill it up. The 2nd ditch, can't get a tractor in, is where I burn pallet pieces with nails.

Since you have a blade, scrape out a shallow pit, perhaps a foot or two deep, berming up the sides. Burn pallets and other debris. When finished, blade the pit shut, covering up the nails.

I have a weed eater that I mounted a carbide tipped, course cut, saw blade. It will cut brush and small trees up to 4" in diameter, off at ground level. Dangerous, if you do this make sure there is no one else in the immediate area.


I like your plan for burning pallets and other things with nails. I’m honestly surprised I haven’t punctured a tire yet doing this. I’ll make sure to keep things with nails separate.
1948 McCormick Deering Farmall Cub:
- International L-54 blade
- Woods 59 mower
1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw

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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:37 pm

Update:

This weekend I got the big hickory mostly cut up and hauled back to the house. The other 2 small trees are cut up and brought to the house as well. I messed up my chainsaw cutting the stump. I dug around a good bit with a shovel before cutting, but somehow I managed to find a rock with the chain... The cub has been impressive at helping me do this. I’ve been using it to move dirt and logs.
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1948 McCormick Deering Farmall Cub:
- International L-54 blade
- Woods 59 mower
1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw

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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:42 pm

Here’s some action shots with the cub. While dragging that one log, I didn’t cut the whole way through; I was actually dragging the big piece with just that little bit attached. That hickory is strong wood!!
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1948 McCormick Deering Farmall Cub:
- International L-54 blade
- Woods 59 mower
1994 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8: 42" rear discharge deck
Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw: 24" bar w/ skip tooth
Craftsman 18" chainsaw

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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:49 pm

I use a saws all with occasional nail blades to cut tree roots.
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Re: Cubs, Trees, and Chainsaws... oh my

Postby BigBill » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:04 pm

When I was logging firewood full time I had the maker n breaker for saw chain. I purchased saw chain by the 25’ rolls and made my own lengths.

I was doing a friend a favor with my new 100cc husky saw with the 32” bar. I was cutting a dead standing tree. I hit a pipe inside the middle of the tree. I’m running the .404” chisel saw chain. It lasts double the life of the .375” chain the teeth are bigger. My point is I have replacement tooth kits to repair where I hit the pipe. I changed out four teeth. Then I set up my pro chan in grinder and made them all equal.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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