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by CuttingEdge
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Update on my Health
Replies: 6
Views: 177

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: 269

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: 3
Views: 147

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: 265

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: 1169

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: 1033

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: 1033

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...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 20 Below and Blowing 20
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: 20 Below and Blowing 20

They said Saturday, at the top of Mount Washington, it tied for the second coldest place on earth. The temperature was -38 below zero, but with the wind chill, with sustained wind of 84 mph, and gusts hitting 115 mph; it was -100 below zero. At those temperatures the weather instruments freeze, so t...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Where the hell does stuff disappear to?
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: Where the hell does stuff disappear to?

The surest way to get what you are after is to inconvenience someone else. Yesterday is a case in point. The weather was extremely cold with horrendous wind, something like 27 below with wind chill. So the snowmobile trail groomer gets stuck in my field and he calls me up and asks for my help. Skidd...
by CuttingEdge
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Carb and why I hate gas engines
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Carb and why I hate gas engines

Cold starting engines can be perplexing; why certain engines start in really cold temperatures while some do not has always escaped me. I have owned a lot of equipment, and operated even more,and while an engine on the screen will fire right up and go, the loader that fills that screen may not. Some...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 20 Below and Blowing 20
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: 20 Below and Blowing 20

We had strange weather for sure. During the morning, on the back side of the storm, it was still 15 degrees so I fired up the dozer and hoped to get my roads busted open before the temperature dropped and the winds swept in. That did not really happen and I got caught in part of it. The sad part was...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Carb and why I hate gas engines
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Carb and why I hate gas engines

When it gets below 0 degrees (f) it is a big question mark as to whether a diesel engine will start or not. heck it is even a bigger question mark on whether it even SHOULD be started! (LOL) I prefer diesel engines myself because as Amos says; fuel...air...compression; something is going to happen, ...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 20 Below and Blowing 20
Replies: 4
Views: 829

20 Below and Blowing 20

Well that is the old saying anyway, but that is not really what happened today. It was more like the blizzard we got was 27 degrees blow zero (f), the wind was blowing at 47 miles and hour, and we got 18.3 inches of snow on the ground. With the foot of snow we already had, yeah...waist deep! That wi...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: This global warming thing is down right cold...
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: This global warming thing is down right cold...

I think this is just God laughing at Al Gore and his cronies. The same guy that claims the world now has a heating blanket on it, and mankind is the culprit, has a $5,000 a month electric bill, and claims seas will rise to catastrophic levels, has a mansion on the California coast. Even worse was th...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: fixing up the front yard
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: fixing up the front yard

I miss having ROPS on my bulldozer. I have it, and I can put it on, but it does not fit in my barn with it on and in the winter I store it in there to stay out of the snow, and to clean out the sheep barns. But my skidder has ROPS and what a difference logging. With ROPS and Limb Lifters I can drive...