It rained all day yesterday but I still managed to get in a couple hours until the slopes got too slippery to walk on.
Certainly not product scale harvesting… but that’s not what we’re doing anyway. It s great way to get exercise while gettin’ stuff done at the same time… with a little help from machinery.
Warm weather is coming, so before the black flies get too bad, time to spend outdoors cleaning the property before too many other summer chores take over.
The further I dig into this embankment, the harder the ground. Under 2ft of soil is a clay and stone mixture that is like drying to dig through cement that is almost set.
I figured the stumps would be the difficult part. Come to find out, not really.
The teeth finally arrived for the bucket and of course I had to get them on and try out the CAT before sundown. Whoa! Teeth make all the difference. I mean, I knew it would but wow, sure is easy now. I pulled this stump out of the ground in one back drag and then with one pass forward I picked it up. Like a kid in the candy store, I had to get out and take pics. 🙂
This video is about our BearCat homemade discharge chute.
Disclaimer: This is a prototype design we made only for temporary use. It is not an authorized piece of equipment by the manufacturer. If you decide to build one for yourself, you agree to do so at your own discretion, risk and liability.
I wanted a chute that would blow chips right into the quad’s dump cart. Its a little more than 1 cubic meter (yard) of material. We previously would fill the cart with the 3″ BearCat chipper but filling it just once and dumping would take a whole hour. When I recently purchased this 8″ wood chipper, the first objective was to fill the cart with a custom chute. It did so easily, 5 times an hour. Although, there is still some things to consider, like the huge amount of airflow from the chipping action causes blowback of chips. It makes a mess but that’s not a big concern for us.
Spring has sprung, and while the weather remains cool, its the best time to do some outdoor work.
Recently I had rented a post hole digger and had the choice to either transport it in the back of the truck or tow it. I opted to tow it. The fellow and the rental place came out with this unit, which I thought was pretty slick. The wheels and axle (Figure 1 and Figure 2) stay on the machine, while the tow bar detaches.