I learned a few lessons yesterday.
Posted August 12, 2010 - 04:40 PM
Also, I try not to crank my saw until it cools off in the Fall! I do have a tractor splitter, but prefer to split with a maul, if the weather isn't too warm. I'll have to modify my splitter to work with the JD 790, since it uses tractor hydraulics. ~~ grnspot110
Posted August 12, 2010 - 05:26 PM
I'll have to agree with you Bill. My 17 year old son is as indestructible as I thought I was when I was his age. That being said, I can still out work him at 41. He doesn't quit, doesn't want to be outdone by the old man, but I can tell he gets worn down quicker than I do. Which works out for me, 'cause then I have to slow down so he can keep up.
I'll add a #4 lesson to Daniels list... If at all possible, when hauling firewood, take along someone younger than you, to do the work, while you stand around to supervise and tell them how good it is for them to learn how to work hard!
Posted August 12, 2010 - 06:03 PM
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Posted August 15, 2010 - 09:00 AM
We did that for 2 years. Then Dad had the chance to buy a heavy duty 3/4 ton "Well Truck Special". We didn't have to use the bars anymore but with the 2" lift that was built into the truck, I did have to slow down a little. I've since learned that you shouldn't go fast with a trailer anyways. Of the thousands of things my father has taught me, how to haul safely is one of the things I use the most. Thanks Dad.
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