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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:40 AM

On Saturday, we went over to my in laws to remove a tree that they had cut down.
(Friggin Brilliant on my part... Hottest day to date and 9000000% humidity... On the upside, my FIL wasn't there to direct -Just Kidding Ray :poke: :D)
It's an "European Elm". Which appears to be part cotton wood (sticky floaty things), part Weeping Willow (was affecting the septic 30 feet away) and part Quaking Aspen (pithy, waterlogged, worthless wood that stinks)

The trunk had gotten to 4' 6" at the cut line.
We started by limbing the beast and dragging them down into the woods to a pre determined location
My little 81 worked like a champ. Small enough to be nimble and strong enough to do the job.
My MIL has more pics, but KK took these. She and her Boyfriend Hayden were HUGE help on this job.

This piece is about 14' long, and 4'6" at the big end.
In the first pic, it looks like I'm a moron and hooked to the wrong end... We needed to turn it around to avoid some stuff and get it lined up better.
I got it moved to where you see it in the second pic, and if either the chain would've stayed on the bottom or the ground wasn't sloped, I could've pulled it. As it was, she started to come up and I was exhausted enough to know my reaction time was long and to play it safe. So we cut it in half. No problems then.
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Ffwd to yesterday
After getting the garden plowed,
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(Thank you Ryan) I decided to let Ryan have some woods time on his own and I would work on the little stump in Moms front yard... :wallbanging:

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Unlike icebergs, there was WAY more than 3:1 underground vs showing.
This tree has been dead for 8 years. Should have been nothing left to fight with.
Was everything the little backhoe and dozer had. Here I am dragging it the length of the property to push it over a bank we have where the twp dumps extra ditch dirt. It is way heavier than it looks and there are root chucks trying to pin it to the ground.
How I didn't lose traction a few times, I don't know, but she was sliding each of the tread marks back about an inch most of the way.
This job was more than I would've asked of the equipment if I'd known how big it really was, but it got done.

Whew. More today, then a picnic this afternoon.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:01 AM

Looks like some good seat time, even with the humidity!


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:20 AM

I love that dozer! I still want one someday :oh_shucks:


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:20 AM

Oh cotton wood....oh oh cotton wood....I love to carve that wood!



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:29 AM

Oh cotton wood....oh oh cotton wood....I love to carve that wood!


Come on down, there are two 7' pcs and an 8' pc plus lots of 12" branches.
You load.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:35 AM

I love that dozer! I still want one someday :oh_shucks:


This was in a pond when my Dad and Grandpa bought it.
Guy was running it sideways on a steep clay bank. Then Rode it sideways into the water.
Bet that was one heck of a ride. He was just finishing up the project when it happened.
"One Last Pass" syndrome
I was to young to remember the work sessions on the repairs.
It will sit for years and then get back in the game with minimal coaxing.
Last year I went over her and topped off all fluids and it's now on a more regular schedule.
It's done lots of work and has been one of the most trust worthy pieces we have.
That reminds me, I heard a squeak on the tracks.
Next time Ryan is up, the pins need oiled again.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:47 AM

Come on down, there are two 7' pcs and an 8' pc plus lots of 12" branches.
You load.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:57 AM

In Ryan's plowing pic, are the rocks at the base of the slope to ward off sledders in the winter?


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:56 AM

In Ryan's plowing pic, are the rocks at the base of the slope to ward off sledders in the winter?

The trench I opened up last summer starts there. The rocks are to keep kids from getting to close to the edge.
The trench and ice water usually deters pretty well.

100' to the left is "the" hill. The slope back up towards the garden is more than enough to stall out.
Pulled many sleds up that... Both mine and theirs.
Dad could've said the same.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 10:57 AM

I have a 1010 and it has been most unreliable thing I have owned.Run it for 10 minutes and work on it for 2 hours.I kept loosing braking and was down to braking in reverse on the right side but now that is gone.Was taking it  to my shop to investigate and it shut off and would not start and that is where it is sitting now.Those steering clutches do not like to sit around for long periods or they stick.



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Thankfully those issues aren't in all of them
The brake bands are getting thin. May need to do those eventually.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 01:09 PM

Alan, you didnt bring nearly enough dozer to make it a fun fight. What you needed, was an International TD-9, would have been perfect.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 01:14 PM

I have a 1010 and it has been most unreliable thing I have owned.Run it for 10 minutes and work on it for 2 hours.I kept loosing braking and was down to braking in reverse on the right side but now that is gone.Was taking it  to my shop to investigate and it shut off and would not start and that is where it is sitting now.Those steering clutches do not like to sit around for long periods or they stick.


Do you have the service manual?
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 01:22 PM

This was in a pond when my Dad and Grandpa bought it.
Guy was running it sideways on a steep clay bank. Then Rode it sideways into the water.
Bet that was one heck of a ride. He was just finishing up the project when it happened.
"One Last Pass" syndrome
I was to young to remember the work sessions on the repairs.
It will sit for years and then get back in the game with minimal coaxing.
Last year I went over her and topped off all fluids and it's now on a more regular schedule.
It's done lots of work and has been one of the most trust worthy pieces we have.
That reminds me, I heard a squeak on the tracks.
Next time Ryan is up, the pins need oiled again.

My grandpa had a construction company (I was never around it since I was 3 when he was killed in a accident), they once had a Cat D4 dozer jump into gear while it was sitting there warming up and it drove through the lagoon. Luckily it had a high enough exhaust and intake it made it clear across the lagoon and out the other side. They then caught it and got it stopped before any damage was done. 

 

I was at a auction with a oliver crawler, I really wanted it but I knew I didn't have the money (only had $500), the crawler was in real nice shape, it was kept in doors and was running when it was parked about 5 years ago. It had great tracks, undercarriage, sprockets and ect. I didn't stay to watch sell because it was going to be a really long auction and I had a lot to do that day.

I then talked to a friend later in the week and I asked him what it sold for. He said "it took the auctioneer a long time and he barely got it up to $500" :wallbanging:

 

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Do you have the service manual?

Jeez I thought I would get a little sympathy but you just want to take advantage of the broken hearted.

 

I do have several and you are welcome to borrow or copy them.






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