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    New toys

    Just got a Nupla McLeod and Rogue Hoe in the mail yesterday, as well as 200 5"x8" x 3' tall blue pin flags. With this addition, my roommate and I have in our college apartment:

    2 McLeods
    1 Rogue Hoe
    1 Pulaski
    1 Pick Mattock
    2 Cutter Mattocks
    1 3' Bow Saw
    2 Hatchets
    1 Folding Saw
    1 Gravel Rake
    2 Leaf Rakes

    1 Trek Topfuel 9.9SSL
    1 Santa Cruz Blur LT
    1 Trek Remedy 8
    1 Jamis Bam

    plus too many spare bike parts: tires, tubes, wheels, bars, etc. and a ParkTool Stand and tool kit.

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    Right now, my garage contain:

    100 Corona McLeod
    100 Rogue Hoe 70H
    40 Rogue Hoe 74HR54
    20 Rogue Hoe 60A
    20 Rogue Hoe 80RH
    100 Pulaski Nupla
    40 Council fire rake
    2000 pin flag
    12 dozen of flagging tape
    all for sale (store will be online before xmas)

    plus...

    Kubota U55
    Kubota SVL75
    Morooka VD300
    John Deere 17D w/ 3 buckets + thumb
    Ditch Witch SK650 w/ 4way blade + bucket
    2 ATV
    4 chainsaw
    1 brushcutter
    too many powertools
    Dynapac LF60 compactor plate
    laser level
    few GPS units
    about 30 various hand tools
    a lot of safety equipment
    many first aid kit
    my beloved Dakine Builder pack

    I guess there's probably too much stuff for a typical trailbuilder...but that's just a part of what I need! We also rent a lot of stuff.

    Oh, and there's also half a dozen bikes but I mostly use a Slayer70.
    A trailbuilder from the north

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    Quote Originally Posted by HypNoTic View Post
    Kubota U55
    Kubota SVL75
    Morooka VD300
    John Deere 17D w/ 3 buckets + thumb
    Ditch Witch SK650 w/ 4way blade + bucket
    I want. Kinda makes me want to move to Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HypNoTic View Post
    Right now, my garage contain:

    100 Corona McLeod
    100 Rogue Hoe 70H
    40 Rogue Hoe 74HR54
    20 Rogue Hoe 60A
    20 Rogue Hoe 80RH
    100 Pulaski Nupla
    40 Council fire rake
    2000 pin flag
    12 dozen of flagging tape
    all for sale (store will be online before xmas)

    plus...

    Kubota U55
    Kubota SVL75
    Morooka VD300
    John Deere 17D w/ 3 buckets + thumb
    Ditch Witch SK650 w/ 4way blade + bucket
    2 ATV
    4 chainsaw
    1 brushcutter
    too many powertools
    Dynapac LF60 compactor plate
    laser level
    few GPS units
    about 30 various hand tools
    a lot of safety equipment
    many first aid kit
    my beloved Dakine Builder pack

    I guess there's probably too much stuff for a typical trailbuilder...but that's just a part of what I need! We also rent a lot of stuff.

    Oh, and there's also half a dozen bikes but I mostly use a Slayer70.
    Stop that you cheater!
    HypNoTic, I've been thinking about a Council Fire rake. Guessing what it would cost me to buy and ship 1, do you think it's a worthwhile expense?

    sambs, that sounds like a well rounded list.

    Here's mine:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I've been thinking about a Council Fire rake. Guessing what it would cost me to buy and ship 1, do you think it's a worthwhile expense?
    It depends a lot on your terrain and how you build trails. There's 3 situations where we use it.

    1) on trail days with a good turn out. The fire line technique is massively impressive with a few fire rake ahead to break the duff layer. It's lightweight so even kids and small ladies can use it for a long time.

    2) on very important amount of organic layer (8"+) where we either a) remove everything or b) cut a thread and import material on top. In some place, we built a trail on top of 2ft of organic matter by adding a geotextile, rocks and dirt on top. The fire rake was used to create the base layer.

    3) on rock slab to remove the moss. But we tend to use the Rogue 70H more and more for this type of work...

    We don't bring it everyday, but it's definitively part of our toolkit

    PM me your address and I can send you a quote for a fire rake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HypNoTic View Post
    It depends a lot on your terrain and how you build trails. There's 3 situations where we use it.

    1) on trail days with a good turn out. The fire line technique is massively impressive with a few fire rake ahead to break the duff layer. It's lightweight so even kids and small ladies can use it for a long time.

    2) on very important amount of organic layer (8"+) where we either a) remove everything or b) cut a thread and import material on top. In some place, we built a trail on top of 2ft of organic matter by adding a geotextile, rocks and dirt on top. The fire rake was used to create the base layer.

    3) on rock slab to remove the moss. But we tend to use the Rogue 70H more and more for this type of work...

    We don't bring it everyday, but it's definitively part of our toolkit

    PM me your address and I can send you a quote for a fire rake.
    I like the light weight. I'm recovering from an illness and don't have anywhere near the strength I used to have. I used to be able to swing a McLeod all day, now I'm good for about an hour and I'm done for the day. I know there are lots of places I can use a fire rake.

    I'm hoping to be able to use it in place of a landscape or leveling rake + light duty digging. I tend to trash landscaping rakes.

    I'm on the road right now but when I get settled, I'll get in touch.

    I could be up your way soon. At least as far as Cornwall.
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