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by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Generosity of People Astounds Me
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Generosity of People Astounds Me

The generosity of people often times astounds me... A year and a half ago a friend of mine and me had this idea; I have a farm that overlooks Mount Washington some 150 miles away. He is a Lead Guitarist for a band, so a seed of an idea started, in the interest of the many people dying from the Opiat...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

True, you got me on that one. I have a book called "Endless Tracks in the Woods", and it talks at length about the differences between "Crawlers" and "Bulldozers". I should have known "this young-fella" had a more modern view of crawler/bulldozers! We have had some old equipment here, but no skip lo...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old School Land Clearing
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Old School Land Clearing

A woman at church's ex-husband has a D-8, cable blade with Pony Motor for $3,000 as it sits. This is the entire reason I started this post. I know I would have to replace the tracks; that is a given, but the other aspects I had questions about. I was not so much concerned about the cable blade becau...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old School Land Clearing
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Old School Land Clearing

Well I had to go make a new account on ImageBox because it has been so long since I posted photos on here I forgot what my Password was. Anyway I got a photo of that Hitachi 160 excavator...with its !@#$%^&* track off. Yep, even rental units throw tracks in the rough stuff. This was a very rocky mou...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old School Land Clearing
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Old School Land Clearing

You can rent a good size, brand new excavator for around $3k/wk (maybe even less if you do a 3 month rental), and you can do maybe 5-ish acres in a week if you work at it full time. I'd go that route if your time is not the limiting factor. I worked for a guy that had an old Cat with a stumping bla...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

A topless woman stole a bulldozer and drove it into an apartment complex...or at least that is what the headline read. Apparently the bozo's that do reporting do not know the difference between a front end loader and a bulldozer because that is what she actually stole. I swear, someday I am going to...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old School Land Clearing
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Old School Land Clearing

I got quite a bit of land to clear of stumps and was trying to think of the best way to do it. I know weight and horsepower right? But how? I have cleared a lot of land here, on my own farm and for other people, but have always rented the equipment. That worked well, as long as the weather worked in...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I got the power...
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: I got the power...

One thing is for sure, a wedding band is cheaper than a new wife, and a silicone safety wedding band is cheaper than a finger.

Pretty simple math there, but I am a slow learner...been down the aisle a few times toting a woman in white, and a few times to court as well. Both places are expensive.
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Update on my Health
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Update on my Health

I have not been on this forum much, because I really have not been doing much. As most people know, I got cancer that has really been kicking in my teeth lately. Hopefully I do not come across as whining on this, because that is not my intent, but there is not a lot good to report. In January I stop...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Daily Grind
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Daily Grind

You could throw some of that heat our way.

On June 2nd we actually had frost here, which is odd even for Maine. The rule has always been to not plant the garden before the first full moon in May, and yet frost happened AFTER the full moon on May 27th...very strange.
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: I got the power...
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: I got the power...

I heard of it happening with wedding bands too. When I worked for the railroad we were not allowed to wear them for this reason, and it was enforced. Me? I still wear my wedding band, or at least did until last week. I was swapping out the bucket on my backhoe and pounding pins and the shock broke m...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Kicking You While Your Down
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Kicking You While Your Down

I really have not been on here much lately. Cancer has really gotten me down the last few months, and slowed me up. I quit logging back in January, sold my John Deere 350D to someone who wanted it pretty bad, sent Katie back to work (she is a banker), and got a logger to come in and clear the wood I...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: What Happens When Us Old Farts Die?

You and I are friends Stan, but had you done that in front of me I would have cuffed you beside the head. I say that because I did that very thing once. A guy just berated a young high school woman at McDonald's for not counting forward the change right and made a mistake. She was in tears and he di...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: The Dipstick Diaries
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: The Dipstick Diaries

When I was doing diesel tech schooling, our instructor was an old duffer that knew his stuff, and knew my family, and if a person was to go back far enough would see we were related. In any case the principal of the school had an old David Brown tractor he wanted rebuilt that had the Perkins Engine....
by CuttingEdge
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: The Dipstick Diaries
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: The Dipstick Diaries

I have to be very careful when I check the oil on my skidder. It is not like most engines where the dipstick is nearly vertical, or close to it. On my skidder it is almost horizontal, like 15 degrees. Not only does just a little bit of movement off from seated mean the line is wayyyyy down making me...