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Old 05-14-2003, 09:11 PM   #29
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Re: Handbasket RV

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Ok...I-90 goes all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic...
where is this hell's 40-acres 'handbasket' ..which State? I wanna buy one like that. First thing, I'd do is...>>>> at the risk of having all of you "knowledge kings" come back at a 'fledgling' like me too hard...,,,

Pick? what's a "D8".?
cat,

this is a D8 cat, as in catapillar.

useful in landscaping or general renovations around the house.

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Cat, it is located about 35 miles East of Cleveland, and about 5-6 miles South of I90. Not sure the guy would sell it, but if you are serious, I can get more info for you. Just PM me.

Here is a D8:

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i think the vintage model looks better!

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Yeah, and I bet it is much cheaper. The new ones go for around $345,000 plus tax.
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ever run one?

we had a d-6 rented at work, 6way blade wide tracks.

used it to pull our trucks thru a swamp(excuse me, wetland).

what an awsome piece of machinery! fun to drive!

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used it to pull our trucks thru a swamp(excuse me, wetland).

what an awsome piece of machinery! fun to drive!
That's what I like about you John... always on the P.C. tip.

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maybe i'll start a thread on chainsaws!

yeehaw!

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Na, na, na....

You must mean forest management tool.

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I have run ones that looked like both of those. The "vintage" ones are OK once you get them started. Hand cranks. We hired college kids to turn the cranks, they did not seem to stay with us very long. We hired a couple up by Cutbank to sweep the rattlesnakes off the tracks of the cat as we knocked the top off a hill. They didnt care for that job either.
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John, largest dozer I have run is a 450 JD. I own a JD 420 track loader. It is old, 1958, I believe, with a 2 cylinder gas engine. Only 24 HP, but it would push a house down with no problem. I've seen it pull a 30' long 2' diameter log out of a ravine at a 45 degree angle.

Largest piece I have run is a JD 590D track hoe, that I rented from the local JD dealer to clear the lot for our farm market.

Chainsaws? I have 2 Stihl, an 017 and 025. Man, I got a lot of wood to cut this summer, winter and these spring storms really took it's toll on our 3 acres of woods.
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3 acres of woods Pick????

We have 10 of mature woods, and 20 of 10 years old we are trying to manage, with a small chainsaw. (Husqvarna 350)
You should see Mike with his full lumberjack gear. He nearly looks real. Ex-city folks, still learning.
We like Sthil, we have a matching pair of weed wackers. We often go and play "duelling weedies"
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Chantal, all these pictures of Mike When do we get to see you??

In those 3 acres of woods, I think there is enough firewood to last us the rest of our lifetime. Plus my in-laws live next door and have about 1 acre of woods out of their 10 acre lot. There are 4 very large, 2-3' diameter red oaks that should come down. They will go to the sawmill and get cut into lumber. We have Silver Maples, Ash, Hickory, Red Oak, Cherry,White Oak, and Birch. Cutting, splitting, stacking the brush for burning on one tree will keep you busy for the good part of the day.

I usually get one or two calls from folks wanting to get rid of a tree or two during the summer. We have a woodburner in the livingroom that runs constantly from Oct. to April. Never ran out of firewood yet, and can't see the end in sight.
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ok...one more translation---
Someone said:
" I suppose my english is more limited than most, but I usually can figure out what people are saying: can somebody translate that for me please? "
They were referring to what I said (in code):
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...but, I wasn't lost.
& I've gotten too many PMs from others who weren't lost either.

...for those who got lost 1/2 way down this thread, this subject of "trailer trash" .........applies to 'threads' as well,,,.
Just like RV parks, if the thread doesn't 'speak' to your trend of thought...you can always start a new one.
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Translation: (from the author)...Ahem! Ahem! I have received so many PMs about this from people who say they totally understand what I'm saying; But, to try to make it more clear,
....what I meant was:
I was suggesting that it's a little like what someone said about RV parks...if you aren't pleased with what you see, you can choose not to stay there; the same holds true with [this] thread (any)---& many other things in life, if you don't enjoy the [posts], you can always not respond, or go to another thread..

[end of translation]
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Is this "The Possum Lodge" ? ? ( oh poo...I guess only those who get BBC will know what I'm talking about..."The Red & Green Show"...? ) Well...for the Yankees...or those who are limited in understanding my 'native tounge'....how about "Home Improvement"...and Tim Allen's favourite "Arh..Arh..Arh."

That's what this thread should be called... then all of us women...would leave this Thread. (like I'm going to do now)
...............
The Motto of the Possum Lodge...?
"I am a man---(pause)---I can change---(pause) ---- if I have to ---(pause)---(pause)---I guess"

now, get on with your 'bad selves'...
P.S. To Pick & John: I like the D8...especially the little one. YES I would use one like either one of those on some of these parks...for I, too (surprise surprise) cannot stand "trailer-trash" (those who have ZERO pride about their spaces in the parks.) Hence the reason for my group (below).
I would want at LEAST 8 acres. Preferrably 15 or 20.

Be kind to each other (& to me)
...ya never know when [you] might meet up later!

(see ya! ) My Motto:
I am woman---(pause)---I can change---(pause)----When I WANT to~!

P.S. A new photo of the door art on Bear (inside of entrance door) has just been posted. FYI..
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I am a woman too, last time I checked.

Motto ? I don't have one. It's all B.S (Boy Scout, I mean).

And I say to all that :

Talking about trailer trash, we did a show in a "trailer trash campground", Southern Tier of NY.
"Normal" RVers pulled in for the show, and in a corner were the "permanent".

Here is the pix of a fine exemple of those. I am sure she could be fine company for some people.

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the woman in the picture is my mother
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