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    Gathering winter fuel.

    Following the strong winds over the past few weeks, some guys here thought they'd have a tidy up. I bet they wished they'd never started.




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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Oh dear . That certainly looks a mess, did it walk better than it travelled?
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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Whoops, judging by the route n mess they have had several goes....
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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    I wish somebody would shut that gate.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    It is shut - isn't it?

    This could go on the "Most cringe worthy" thread
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    A case of abandon ship and leave trailer where it is job!!!!!
    Ond lle bu'r arad' ar y ffridd Yn rhywgo'r gwanwyn pr o'r pridd

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by foxbox View Post
    Oh dear . That certainly looks a mess, did it walk better than it travelled?
    It's not here, it's somewhere near Appleby. A Facebook mate posted it.
    I'm guessing the Marshall was parked up to be filed with Loadall, then it couldn't get anywhere near, so 'Plan B' had to be activated with a smaller trailer.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    More of a quad bike trailer job I think.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    More of a quad bike trailer job I think.
    Or perhaps a hovercraft?

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by miketm150 View Post
    Or perhaps a hovercraft?
    Or a job for when its dry enough

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    dont think i would have started that job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henarar View Post
    Or a job for when its dry enough
    Yaarp,, several trees down here, wants to be plenty frosty or July time to get near em..
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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    More of a quad bike trailer job I think.
    Was thinking the exact same thing, big tractors are not always the answer (or never the answer where I live )

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    oh dear .

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Then a poor man came in sight..........

    Last edited by JimF; 23-11-14 at 09:54 AM.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    I was expecting a part 2 involving getting very wet

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Believe it or not, I was soaked through to the skin in that picture. It chucked it down all morning and the cab was far from water proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF View Post
    Believe it or not, I was soaked through to the skin in that picture. It chucked it down all morning and the cab was far from water proof.
    Mate,,,you should of put the doors on,,,, !!!!!
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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    horse and drag job that

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    This is how it should be done.
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    Tidy stack of wood but heck look at his boots.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Those guys are twin brothers and are only 27 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis View Post
    Those guys are twin brothers and are only 27 years old.
    No, sorry Elvis but you are wrong there. They are two Soviet women.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Hello Jim,

    Noting where you are, did you buy that particular County from Newton Rigg? If so, I remeber it well.

    Nice to see it doing what it does best!

    Kind regards,

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by swedehurler View Post
    This is how it should be done.
    squeal like a little piggy

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by foxbox View Post
    Oh dear . That certainly looks a mess, did it walk better than it travelled?
    Makes you wonder where some people bought their tractor license.

    The boy with the chainsaw knew rightly what it was like down there.

    I suppose we have to remember its different in England. Estate manager been told there is a big beech down. Gives the order to clear it up. Tractor man just does what he's told. Thinking not required anywhere along the line.

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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Quote Originally Posted by BenB View Post
    Hello Jim,

    Noting where you are, did you buy that particular County from Newton Rigg? If so, I remeber it well.

    Nice to see it doing what it does best!

    Kind regards,

    Ben
    Indeed it is. You remember it's mate too?
    It would have the crane on originally and my red one had the winch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DairyFarmer111 View Post
    Makes you wonder where some people bought their tractor license.

    The boy with the chainsaw knew rightly what it was like down there.

    I suppose we have to remember its different in England. Estate manager been told there is a big beech down. Gives the order to clear it up. Tractor man just does what he's told. Thinking not required anywhere along the line.
    You'll be glad to know that it's not always like that in England, my estate managers often direct the plebs to jobs with full consideration given to ground conditions, time of day, distance to nearest horsey/jogger related distraction etc taken in to account.

    For that reason Dad and I tend to leave trees and stuff until the summer, especially the ones near the road...
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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    Don't be offended by that ridiculous broad sweeping generalisation of how English farms are run!

    But there is probably a little of it goes on, all the same...


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    Re: Gathering winter fuel.

    [QUOTE=Indeed it is. You remember it's mate too?
    It would have the crane on originally and my red one had the winch
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    Yes Jim I do. I remember a Jones Highland Bear with the top mounted crane, but thought that was red? I remember the blue and white one looking as it does in your photo. If I remember correctly it had a turbo and the technician (John?) made a very good looking exhaust for it.

    I also thought that those tractors belonged to the Forestry Commission and were on some type of long term load to the college? There was a high
    -lead (winch with a tower) County also, but perhaps that went back to the Commission.

    I guess your County would of had a igland double drum winch?

    Cheers,

    Ben

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