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 a different pile now, and the splitter comes in handy for clamping steady a branch for sawing into rounds

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...

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Photographer and journalist giving direction

 Bernie having to throw the chainsaw kit bag up to me for the sixth or seventh time...

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

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

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

once all the winching, sawing, splitting pictures were complete, they started on the detail interior shots

 then the engine bay shots

then the engine bay shots

 then the stationary 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...

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

Logrover and Unimog ready for action as we set about clearing up some windblown trees for the farmer

 little and large

little and large

 waiting for it to get light enough on a cold january day for another job

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

some other windblown ash the farmer wants split up - we do the work and can take half the wood

 work in progress

work in progress

 sun just about managing to rise

sun just about managing to rise

 Back to Logie Farm another day to finish up the job

Back to Logie Farm another day to finish up the job

 Two log splitters in action today, and three young

Two log splitters in action today, and three young "helpers"...

 If they can be lifted, they split with the splitter in the normal position

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

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

then Becky splits a round larger than her

 even tricky knotted rounds of this green ash present no real challenge

even tricky knotted rounds of this green ash present no real challenge

 that was some quite tough woodgrain in there

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

having the splitter lowerable to the deck was definately a good idea - all the unliftable rounds now in chunks ready for splitting

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