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change of pace

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by plow kid, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    [​IMG] I wish it was fall again, yess I will admit I am starting to get bored with cutting grass and mulch jobs.:(

    This is the 100th tree I have taken down sence I started, 33" trunk at chest height and made me 4 cords of firewood:blob2:
  2. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    not bad, but you cut down all your trees with a little saw like that? go spend some money and buy yourself an 044. i got one of those with the 25" bar and love it. i was thinkin about a 28 inch bar, but for up in the tree its a bit too much. if you dont climb at all though, spend another couple hundred and buy an 066 magnum w/ 36" bar. another good saw. if you are into big timber then i would say from what i have heard to go into the huskies. they got some very powerful saws.
  3. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    I have larger saws, but I won a bet($50) from a guy I know who said a little saw couldn't take down a large oak,theres your proof,.. we have a 066 with a 32" bar for the "large" stuff and a 031 with a 25" bar along with a 036 with a 20" and 24" and 28" bars.

    ps. go and buy a 019t or 020t for up in the tree, I wouldn't want to swing a $500 saw around from my belt.
  4. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    how old are you? just curious. well, anyways. i used to own an 019, thing was a piece of garbage. so i now have an 020T that i climb with. i love it. however once the wood starts gettin up there i bring up my 044 with the 25" bar. that costs, that saw, just shy of $700.00 but i can do most logs with that, and if i need to i can always put a bigger bar on it, or if i am just plain old crazy i can bring up my 066, and that saw cost me about $900 - $1000

    when i am up in the tree i want a good reliable saw, not some cheap saw that will run out of gas real fast and may not start.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    ill take my 028 and handle most any job. what stihl are you holding.
  6. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    1. I am 18

    2. The saw is a 017 with a 18" bar with 3/8" chisel chain.
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Why do we have profiles for? Sorry I had to ask...and yes I am being sarcastic.
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,412

    Thats not a little saw, just looks that way next to the big boy holding it lol...
  9. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    plow, how long have you been climbing for now? and do you think you could do this one? there are only about 8 or 10 cables in it, a tree rod, and a drain pipe, some branches are cracked at the base, and there are about 6 leaders, each one is something like 2 feet. base of the tree is about 6 feet if not more.
  10. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    ok now this is a big saw, i am about 5'11" this is my big saw, i think i need to get a bigger one soon.


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