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    Everyoneís Profession

    Letís show off what everyone does to pay for these beautiful toys.
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    The after of releasing the most dominant trees available in that area.


    Hereís a stand thatís in its 60ís
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    I make sure you're orthopedic procedures are done correctly, but not so much anymore. Professional traveler party animal US ambassador.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I see you are a trend setter of todayís talked about attire.
    But way behind on the social distancing aspect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I never wouldve guessed Id be wearing that outside
    Thereís only a few times Iíve had to wear them outside well working and it sure hasnít been well during this stuff thank god yet.


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    Something a little different what itís like inside the cab of one of these European machines.

    https://youtu.be/IAjsdU-XXy4

    https://youtu.be/OLwzJd3euQU
    And a little bit of hand falling a few years back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeans1 View Post
    Something a little different what itís like inside the cab of one of these European machines.

    https://youtu.be/IAjsdU-XXy4

    https://youtu.be/OLwzJd3euQU
    And a little bit of hand falling a few years back

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    That's cool. When I was younger I worked for a water district. We had to take down all the bark beetle ponderosas out. We were felling three at a time like dominoes with pie cuts and back cuts in the last two hitting cones set out in the forest. Young dumb deadly stuff.

    These days I only burn oak that I drag out of the forest. Earlier this year during the stay at home suggestion. This was all limb wood. We had just got into the trunk. The rest will wait until fall. Nevermind my Redneck neighbor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    That's cool. When I was younger I worked for a water district. We had to take down all the bark beetle ponderosas out. We were felling three at a time like dominoes with pie cuts and back cuts in the last two hitting cones set out in the forest. Young dumb deadly stuff.

    These days I only burn oak that I drag out of the forest. Earlier this year during the stay at home suggestion. This was all limb wood. We had just got into the trunk. The rest will wait until fall. Nevermind my Redneck neighbor.
    Itís always fun to domino a few here and there it can keep you out a bad spot vs being right under something that could be deadly. Did they show you how to walk a tree around on the stump to change the direction of the lean?


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    Iím a paint and coatings manufacturerís rep.

    Hereís a floor I trained a contractor on. Anyone in Phoenix that wants their floor done Iíll give you their number lol.

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    [mention]NorCal_In_AZ [/mention]
    Thatís a beautiful floor out of curiosity whatís the coating called and whatís it durability is for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal_In_AZ View Post
    Iím a paint and coatings manufacturerís rep.

    Hereís a floor I trained a contractor on. Anyone in Phoenix that wants their floor done Iíll give you their number lol.

    Is it meant to look like that or does he need more training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal_In_AZ View Post
    Iím a paint and coatings manufacturerís rep.

    Hereís a floor I trained a contractor on. Anyone in Phoenix that wants their floor done Iíll give you their number lol.

    I want to do something like that to the floor in my guest house.

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    Thatís a beautiful floor out of curiosity whatís the coating called and whatís it durability is for?


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    You can park your airplane on it. Seriously, itís tough stuff, but like any other coating it can be scratched. Just need to watch how you treat it. This is Seal Krete HP metallic epoxy flooring. You can send me a PM if you have any questions, Iím a rep for Rust-Oleum and Seal Krete is one of our brands/products.

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    Is it meant to look like that or does he need more training?
    Itís two colors blended on the floor. We had the home owner right there telling us how much to add and blend. You can blend it more and get a softer look, but then you loose some contrast of the two colors.



    This solid blue one shows much better in the photo.

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    I want to do something like that to the floor in my guest house.
    If you get serious about it just hit me up. I can either walk you through how to do it and what materials you need or get you in touch with a local contractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeans1 View Post
    Itís always fun to domino a few here and there it can keep you out a bad spot vs being right under something that could be deadly. Did they show you how to walk a tree around on the stump to change the direction of the lean?


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    Yes but I've had a 100 year old pine spin on an internal branch catching a 440 Mag and burying it two feet in under the forest floor. We dove out of the way. It was still running buried in the dirt. Where I live, the timber built most all of the LA Basin back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Yes but I've had a 100 year old pine spin on an internal branch catching a 440 Mag and burying it two feet in under the forest floor. We dove out of the way. It was still running buried in the dirt. Where I live, the timber built most all of the LA Basin back in the day.
    Thatís the bad part about doing a Saginaw style face they pop off the stump a lot easier vs the humboldt style faces we use out here all the time. Most of that big second growth is right around that age and pushing well past the 200í mark so every little ticket we have in our belts need to come out to save out as much of the stick as possible. This style of face is a humboldt or block face used where you need the hinge to bend without sacrificing any wood off the butt with a face.
    Another trick is to pop a jack seat into the back cut first like you would for a back leaner to help keep a healthy hinge without having to beat your guts out.

    This last picture is of a soft face Dutchman used to swing the tree out in this case to the right hand side of the stump to get into lead with the other log. To make it work you start with your sight cut putting it in deep enough the tree sits out to the side slightly, then put your face in typically a humboldt and add relief cut into the stump progressing less as you make each relief it allows the tree to sit on the reliefs pulling the hinge which rolls or swings the tree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    These days I only burn oak that I drag out of the forest.
    I have a bunch of oak from a tree felled on my own property, but I imagine I'll be getting firewood permits from the USFS once that starts running low and collecting wood now that I've got a pickup truck.

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    I'm a botanist who is employed as a lab manager/researcher that works on projects related to community restoration, seed germination and dormancy patterns, and the ecology of rare and endangered plants. One of those jobs that requires a wide variety of skills, but most of my family thinks I'm a horticulturalist, which is a set of skills I rarely have to dabble in. Basically I'm totally useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    Went to school for Graphic Design/Illustration (BFA). Over a decade in that field, I worked my way up to Art Director - and absolutely hated my job.

    For the past 13 years, I've been running a 5 Axis CNC in the aerospace industry. Its stress free and if I break a sweat, I'm doing something wrong. As a bonus, I literally make twice as much as I did as an Art Director.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    I have a bunch of oak from a tree felled on my own property, but I imagine I'll be getting firewood permits from the USFS once that starts running low and collecting wood now that I've got a pickup truck.
    Last time I paid for a permit to collect downed wood from the kings forest, it cost $35. I'm pulling wood off private property. The last go around was three cords of split oak. It was supposed to be for personal consumption but I posted the pile on FB and someone came back with an offer for a grand. We were just keeping busy and out of trouble so why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeans1 View Post
    Thatís the bad part about doing a Saginaw style face they pop off the stump a lot easier vs the humboldt style faces we use out here all the time. Most of that big second growth is right around that age and pushing well past the 200í mark so every little ticket we have in our belts need to come out to save out as much of the stick as possible. This style of face is a humboldt or block face used where you need the hinge to bend without sacrificing any wood off the butt with a face.
    Another trick is to pop a jack seat into the back cut first like you would for a back leaner to help keep a healthy hinge without having to beat your guts out.

    This last picture is of a soft face Dutchman used to swing the tree out in this case to the right hand side of the stump to get into lead with the other log. To make it work you start with your sight cut putting it in deep enough the tree sits out to the side slightly, then put your face in typically a humboldt and add relief cut into the stump progressing less as you make each relief it allows the tree to sit on the reliefs pulling the hinge which rolls or swings the tree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB_Underdog View Post
    15 year GM Master tech, left dealership life and warranty work a year ago for life at a MAXimum sized used CAR dealer. Three kids, partial remote learning, and a teacher for a wife= switching to night shift and playing Mr. Mom during the day. Get home from work in the AM, walk the dog, help the kids with their online schoolwork three days a week, make them lunch, then try to sleep for a few hours before I do it again. Starts next week, gonna be a ride!
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    Iím amazed that in todayís technologically advanced world that clear cutting is still done this way. Youíd think there would be massive machines that would do the job. Pretty sure there is, what am I missing here?
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    Iím amazed that in todayís technologically advanced world that clear cutting is still done this way. Youíd think there would be massive machines that would do the job. Pretty sure there is, what am I missing here?
    You start getting around 5í or larger and over 200í tall you canít handle the wood. Thereís always something bigger then what can be cut mechanically and sometimes itís not profitable to bring in a machine to cut a small piece either.


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    Yeah, that was one of the big draws of the MAXimum sized used CAR dealer I switched to, everything is by appointment only.

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    In the last few years as a high end performance mechanic I really hated it. It might have been the fumes and noise from the dyno but what I hated was we had big windows so all the customers could watch what we were doing. Felt like a monkey at the zoo. Plus it's hard to have the owner watch as you take a sledge hammer to their AMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    In the last few years as a high end performance mechanic I really hated it. It might have been the fumes and noise from the dyno but what I hated was we had big windows so all the customers could watch what we were doing. Felt like a monkey at the zoo. Plus it's hard to have the owner watch as you take a sledge hammer to their AMG.

    Or nothing more stressful as having the owner of the car standing next to you while when you start the engine you just built for the first time. Never had an issue with all the motors I built, but I just didn't like it.
    Plus it doesn't help that I'm allergic to grease. In my teenage I never understood why the skin on my thumbs and fingers was always peeling off. Then finally I put 2 and 2 together to realise it was from the oil and grease I was getting on my hands from bike maintenance. So I have to wear gloves and if they break and I get grease on my skin, off it peels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8edgMTBMXer View Post
    I am a high school/middle school Band Director/Percussion Instructor. I coordinate 9 middle school programs, and one high school program. About 120 kids total. I write and arrange all the music they play, run rehearsals, baby sit parents, baby sit administrators, do private lessons with a total of 48 kids per week on top of all that. I also have an honorary mechanical engineering degree by way of all the repair and maintenance I have to do on the equipment...I will possibly retire as a percussion repair tech, as I like to tinker and fix things.

    I also do studio/session work with drums and bass guitar...and sometimes do live sound

    I don't sleep

    From the time I was 7, I knew I was going to do something with drums/music for a living. It started with touring and playing with rock bands, and the teaching thing just sort of came naturally as I love to "talk shop" and figure out how things work.

    I have a Bachelor of Music Ed, and a technical degree in sound engineering...possibly planning on getting a Masters in Percussion Pedagogy, but at 51, don't know if I am ready to do the school thing again...
    That is awesome! Kids always win with teachers with that kind of passion! Keep it up!

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    That is awesome! Kids always win with teachers with that kind of passion! Keep it up!

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    same to you!! My uncle - who was one of my influences in teaching - did the same kind of work as you back in the 70's and 80's.

    I always tell my kids that they will become great musicians, but my more important task is that they become great people...who also kick ass at drumming. Life lessons are 60% of the curriculum...
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    I would like to hire you to keep my house cold while we are enduring this NorCal heat wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
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    never thought of it as being an oven, but yeah...even more respect to delivery people
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    I love you, not to be weird or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    I drive around in this big brown oven and deliver bikes and bike parts.
    The ups guy came at like 6 am the other day
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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    I drive around in this big brown oven and deliver bikes and bike parts.
    Thanks! I love it when Brown Santa shows up at my place.

    Side note, my old UPS driver had a great sense of humor when I had my bike shop many years ago. One time he comes rolling in on Halloween and said with a big grin on his face, "guess what I am today!" Of course, since he was in his usual uniform, my guess was UPS Driver. He laughed and said "no, I'm a turd!" and then ran out the door to his next stop. That was nearly 30 years ago and I still chuckle when I think about it.

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    It's very much appreciated right now. The first few months of the pandemic I was working 60-70 hour workweeks. Christmas volume with literally no help. UPS finally realized that we're not slowing down any time soon and has been continually hiring drivers and adding more routes. It's been a huge relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    It's very much appreciated right now. The first few months of the pandemic I was working 60-70 hour workweeks. Christmas volume with literally no help. UPS finally realized that we're not slowing down any time soon and has been continually hiring drivers and adding more routes. It's been a huge relief.
    I hated the holidays when I worked in a UPS sorting center. I canít even imagine being a driver. Thank you for what you do.


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    My UPS guy is awesome. He takes the time to bring my packages up a flight of stairs to my deck and will also bring Fed Ex stuff up too which they leave at the street. For that I kick him a hundo at Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fajita Dave View Post
    Unfortunately I work in industrial refrigeration. If you get me some compressors, evaporators, condensers, pipes, vessels and anhydrous ammonia I can get your house down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit if you'd like.
    Ha! I was an industrial reefer guy in my 20s. Worked on the Central Coast of California at a Vegetable cooler. After a little accident that left some scars on my left bicep, I decided it was time to go back to school. After that was all said and done, I ended up being an English Professor at a local Community College. Life is full of twists and turns.

    Side question, "Have you ever shrunk a dollar bill using anhydrous?" I used to have one as a book mark, but I must have lent out the book it was in or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikeloco View Post
    Ha! I was an industrial reefer guy in my 20s. Worked on the Central Coast of California at a Vegetable cooler. After a little accident that left some scars on my left bicep, I decided it was time to go back to school. After that was all said and done, I ended up being an English Professor at a local Community College. Life is full of twists and turns.

    Side question, "Have you ever shrunk a dollar bill using anhydrous?" I used to have one as a book mark, but I must have lent out the book it was in or something.
    I have not shrunk a dollar bill down but I've seen one! Our operating procedures are very strict so we never have any liquid ammonia just laying around to play with.

    It's been pretty fun keeping this system maintained. It was kept to a very high standard when I got there and nothing is done without a very high degree of safety with the right equipment. Always some risk involved when working with ammonia of course.

    I have been thinking about finally going to college. My work schedule won't get in the way to much and financially I can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
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    Im a US Air Force combat systems officer (CSO) on the HC-130J. The HC-130J is the combat search and rescue (CSAR) version of the C-130 cargo plane. The plane is responsible for searching for the survivor, refueling the rescue heloís in flight or on the ground, coordinating with other assets to affect the rescue, infil/exfil/resupply of rescue forces, resupplying the survivor, recon of the area, and transloading the survivor from the helos at forward locations to get them to medical treatment faster. As the CSO I talk to the survivor via radio or other means, operate the sensors and search equipment, operate the refueling systems, operate defensive systems (not getting shot is nice), as well as our specialize communication equipment. I also share navigation and other duties with the pilots.




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    Very cool, and thank you for your service! My dad was in the 92nd APS Reserve Unit, which handled loading of the cargo variant C-130ís. Your variant is obviously more sophisticated, but Iíve always thought the venerable C-130 airframe was under appreciated for its role and versatility by the general public. Have you ever seen/flown any of the spookyís or ghost riderís in action?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
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    911... but for fighter pilots.


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    Im a US Air Force combat systems officer (CSO) on the HC-130J. The HC-130J is the combat search and rescue (CSAR) version of the C-130 cargo plane. The plane is responsible for searching for the survivor, refueling the rescue heloís in flight or on the ground, coordinating with other assets to affect the rescue, infil/exfil/resupply of rescue forces, resupplying the survivor, recon of the area, and transloading the survivor from the helos at forward locations to get them to medical treatment faster. As the CSO I talk to the survivor via radio or other means, operate the sensors and search equipment, operate the refueling systems, operate defensive systems (not getting shot is nice), as well as our specialize communication equipment. I also share navigation and other duties with the pilots.




    Photo of my plane from a training mission flying through Rainbow Canyon (AKA Star Wars Canyon) in Death Valley Natíl Park.
    Thank you for your service.

    I grew up near Lockheed and live nearby now. I've always been amazed at how slow those cargo planes can fly and still stay up in the air, especially the C5s. Lockheed was the biggest employer around when I was a kid and a lot of my friend's dads worked there. My mom worked there twice as a programmer and a good friend of mine (retired air force) works there now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shartist View Post
    Very cool, and thank you for your service! My dad was in the 92nd APS Reserve Unit, which handled loading of the cargo variant C-130ís. Your variant is obviously more sophisticated, but Iíve always thought the venerable C-130 airframe was under appreciated for its role and versatility by the general public. Have you ever seen/flown any of the spookyís or ghost riderís in action?
    I have worked with a few of the older AC-130 variants, but not the new J. Most of the special ops aviation I have worked with over the years has been AF CV-22ís, Navy MH-60ís, and the various helos operated by the 160th SOAR. We sometimes function as special ops airlift/airdrop, or as a special ops tanker, when we have the availability to do so without compromising the CSAR mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
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    911... but for fighter pilots.


    Long version:
    Im a US Air Force combat systems officer (CSO) on the HC-130J. The HC-130J is the combat search and rescue (CSAR) version of the C-130 cargo plane. The plane is responsible for searching for the survivor, refueling the rescue heloís in flight or on the ground, coordinating with other assets to affect the rescue, infil/exfil/resupply of rescue forces, resupplying the survivor, recon of the area, and transloading the survivor from the helos at forward locations to get them to medical treatment faster. As the CSO I talk to the survivor via radio or other means, operate the sensors and search equipment, operate the refueling systems, operate defensive systems (not getting shot is nice), as well as our specialize communication equipment. I also share navigation and other duties with the pilots.




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    that is sweet!! And also thank you for your service, and be careful up there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shartist View Post
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    beautiful technique, and a smile as well...no wonder he went pro!!
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    Thank you for your service.

    I grew up near Lockheed and live nearby now. I've always been amazed at how slow those cargo planes can fly and still stay up in the air, especially the C5s.


    Some may consider them strictly cargo planes and some may call them slow, both claims are true... But still others call it the optimal speed for delivering a high-powered cargo of precision Ďmurica to a hostile environment. Iíve always thought this variant was just sick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeans1 View Post
    Something a little different what itís like inside the cab of one of these European machines.

    https://youtu.be/IAjsdU-XXy4

    https://youtu.be/OLwzJd3euQU
    And a little bit of hand falling a few years back

    https://youtu.be/96RzYkOD4M0


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    European? Isn't that John Deere equipment? Amazing Technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8edgMTBMXer View Post
    beautiful technique, and a smile as well...no wonder he went pro!!
    Lol!! Truly, already a full 1.5 knuckles, while maintaining a gymnastís smile, just a natural.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicoff View Post
    European? Isn't that John Deere equipment? Amazing Technology
    Itís a Deere Timberjack made in Finland all CTL Cut To Length equipment is built there.


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