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#1 BillTheTractorMan OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Our very old grainery/ machine shed was almost lost last night. A 70yrs old tree decided to crack in half and drop on the shed. There was only a slight breeze last night as well. Spent all day cleaning up, still have more to do.


My grandpa is in a couple of pictures. he's 72 yrs old, has cancer, and no fear of heights.

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 06:56 PM

When I first got married, I had long hair. Until one day I was up in a tree and my hair got tangled in a branch. When I finally got down, I cut it.

 

You might want to tell Grandpa that beard is a safety hazard. Your welcome!


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:13 PM

When I first got married, I had long hair. Until one day I was up in a tree and my hair got tangled in a branch. When I finally got down, I cut it.

You might want to tell Grandpa that beard is a safety hazard. Your welcome!

he's had that beard since he left the military. he has gotten it stuck in the mill once, had it burned off a couple times, and he still refuses to trim it. we just do our best to keep him safe and keep him outside. doctors have said the day he starts slowing down and isn't active is the day his health will take a turn for the worse.



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Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:35 PM

Sorry for the tree damage, but it looks better than it could have been. Grandpa looks to be enjoying himself, let him do what he can safely!


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 07:42 PM

That looks to be a huge tree that could have caused much more damage. Glad to know that it wasn't any worse. Keep Grandpa and his beard active and safe.


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Interesting use for a conveyer. How are you going to get the limbs cut and off without them falling on the building?


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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:10 PM

Interesting use for a conveyer. How are you going to get the limbs cut and off without them falling on the building?

 

He is renting Old Buzzard's forklift. 

 

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 10:25 PM

I know it isn't good but glad it's not worse or someone hurt. Hope you recover well.



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 12:18 AM

When I first got married, I had long hair. Until one day I was up in a tree and my hair got tangled in a branch. When I finally got down, I cut it.

 

You might want to tell Grandpa that beard is a safety hazard. Your welcome!

I'm thinking Grandpa is doing fine.. I think he has years of beard safety under his belt. 


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Interesting use for a conveyer. How are you going to get the limbs cut and off without them falling on the building?

small chunks at a time and tossing them down.

we did as much as we could from the buckets of the two tractors.

this is what we have left. had to call it quits when the lightening started up. then everything was wet and to dangerous to by working with.

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:26 AM

Looks like you are getting the upper hand on the situation. That's a nice big shed! You wouldn't want to loose it. 



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 07:02 AM

I am glad the bldg will make it and all the workers are safe.

Isn't it odd how trees fail like that? On the way to work, there used to be a pine tree. Must've been 100' tall and big. It's weathered a lot of storms in its life, but a mid sized wind storm that followed a two day soaker did it in. Roots and all.

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 02:24 PM

Got one more limb knocked down today before the down pour hit.

My younger brother makes a good weight to hold brush down in the truck.

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Some more pictures. Due to the wind and rain we couldn't safely do anything until today.


Grandpa is using his Greenworks electric pole-chainsaw. He loves it. Although where the extensions connect seem weak and wiggle it does a good job. Very light weight and easy to use.

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Posted July 21, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Got some more done on it today. We are using the tractor with the forks on it to hoist logs off. Have to put a 14ft extension to reach up high enough.

Almost done but we got some rain and its too slick to continue tonight.

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