a different pile now, and the splitter comes in handy for clamping steady a branch for sawing into rounds
thats seasoned oak being cut across the grain - very smooth cut with little ripping or shattering - looks like we guessed the angle of the wedge about right...
weighed this load of mostly oak on the quarry weighbridge afterwards, and it was 400kg
New heavy duty rear springs fitted recently are keeping it all sitting square nicely - thats now 2,550kg with the splitter and logs on board.
Bernie loads up the latest addition to the fleet, his new Unimog
Log Rover and Unimog collecting some logs, whilst Charlie quarries some gravel in the background
An hours work to chop and split half a ton of logs
The day Land Rover Owner International magazine visited to write a story and take some action shots of the Log Rover. Staging a "loading the kit up shot" here
Photographer and journalist giving direction
Bernie having to throw the chainsaw kit bag up to me for the sixth or seventh time...
they wanted to the home made sheet metal folder in action
discussion on when to leave the warm garage and venture out into the brewing storm
once all the winching, sawing, splitting pictures were complete, they started on the detail interior shots
then the engine bay shots
then the stationary shots
and after the motion shots and the unloading shots, they wanted a shot of my head against the garage door - not sure what for really...
Logrover and Unimog ready for action as we set about clearing up some windblown trees for the farmer
little and large
waiting for it to get light enough on a cold january day for another job
some other windblown ash the farmer wants split up - we do the work and can take half the wood
work in progress
sun just about managing to rise
Back to Logie Farm another day to finish up the job
Two log splitters in action today, and three young "helpers"...
If they can be lifted, they split with the splitter in the normal position
otherwise they get split into managable chunks whilst on the deck with the splitter lowered - here Jack has a go
then Becky splits a round larger than her
even tricky knotted rounds of this green ash present no real challenge
that was some quite tough woodgrain in there
having the splitter lowerable to the deck was definately a good idea - all the unliftable rounds now in chunks ready for splitting