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Log Rover in use
Actually getting to use it after a couple of years building it...

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 Log Rover capstan winch being used to encourage another unwanted conifer away from the oil tank and the road

Log Rover capstan winch being used to encourage another unwanted conifer away from the oil tank and the road

 and down she goes - landing short of the Log Rover obviously...

and down she goes - landing short of the Log Rover obviously...

 some young helpers loading the first logs into the back of the Log Rover

some young helpers loading the first logs into the back of the Log Rover

 Making use of the towable log splitter until we get the onboard one built

Making use of the towable log splitter until we get the onboard one built

 just checking it would still lift with some logs in - no worries

just checking it would still lift with some logs in - no worries

 sitting a bit lower with the extra weight of logs on

sitting a bit lower with the extra weight of logs on

 tipping out at home - much easier than doing by hand

tipping out at home - much easier than doing by hand

 first payload dumped

first payload dumped

 Gassing up in Bernies front garden

Gassing up in Bernies front garden

 Dual fuel filling points working well

Dual fuel filling points working well

 Jack posing instead of trying to remove the unwanted tree

Jack posing instead of trying to remove the unwanted tree

 Setting up the capstan winch

Setting up the capstan winch

 Once the tree was ripped up with the winch (took some effort...), Jack takes over in winching it up the slope

Once the tree was ripped up with the winch (took some effort...), Jack takes over in winching it up the slope

 The Crew.

The Crew.

 not actually in use, but an impressive sunset shows off the newly painted splitter

not actually in use, but an impressive sunset shows off the newly painted splitter

 splitting some sycamore for a neighbour

splitting some sycamore for a neighbour

 big rounds no problem

big rounds no problem

 splitter working very well

splitter working very well

 visiting one of stockpiles, in a quarry this time.

visiting one of stockpiles, in a quarry this time.

 doing it's

doing it's "transformer" act

 Bernie cutting some large rounds of sycamore

Bernie cutting some large rounds of sycamore

 Splitter lowered to the ground, so save lifting the large rounds up

Splitter lowered to the ground, so save lifting the large rounds up

 straight in

straight in

 nicely split

nicely split

 once all the big rounds are split into more managable chunks, the splitter was raised back up to a more comfortable working height

once all the big rounds are split into more managable chunks, the splitter was raised back up to a more comfortable working height

 a couple of split logs in mid-flight into the load bed

a couple of split logs in mid-flight into the load bed

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