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Title: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 05, 2014, 12:50:58 pm
Dad called and told me I lost some 20" pines that almost took out my cow shed down south.  I picked my just rebuilt PP365 with 20" 3/8 and my fav in this series PP445 with 20" 3/8.

My camera has been fubarring with me lately so if I get any pics I will have to try my wives camera (acts like it is dead even when new batts installed and just shuts down without taking pic  ???).  I'm not real big on pics during work so dont  hold your breath waiting for them.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun on June 06, 2014, 09:57:38 am
Just trying to learn wife's camera before taking off.

OK takes huge pics and have to resize before uploading to site.  Also notice if to be still or the pics are fuzzy like some show.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 06, 2014, 10:02:46 pm
Sorry guys I just cant do the pic thing once I get started.

1 down. The smaller pine didnt take the full 20" bar so I used the 365 to break it in. Dad used the 2000 to limb with. One I bought new in 94 and gave to him later on.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: 3000 FPS on June 06, 2014, 11:50:13 pm
The 365 should cut through that pine like a hot knife in butter.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun on June 07, 2014, 10:25:05 am
The 365 should cut through that pine like a hot knife in butter.

It was. Even the 365 making it's 1st cuts on new piston kit. The pine was no challenge for it. 

The only challenge was me. Cutting on wrong side working my way up the hill. Took 3 times before woke up and  I went on the upper side after the rounds would fall and roll down into my left foot shin area. Duh moment

Todays bigger pine isnt near the cow shed but up straight behind it on the steep part of hill. My dad had actually flipped the 4wheeler in this area 1 year before. I'm not looking foward to the walk up to the dang thing.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun on June 07, 2014, 11:13:50 am
Time to go. Just taking PP365 for the pine on hill.

Dad just informed me there was a seasoned oak he needs cut up for the smoker so he can split it ( 275gal heating oil tank). PP445 will get that job. He stated his 3300 54cc .325 20" struggled on that log.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun on June 07, 2014, 03:17:05 pm
Pine on hill was only 18" at about 3' from ground, used 365 again.  Got a pic at about 16" when I was taken a break.

The seasoned oak was 18" and could not even slow the 445 down. Dang I love this saw. Dad couldnt believe how it flew through the log his 3300 struggled with.  ;D

Also cut up a smaller poplar that was down across the trail. No pic of this one.

Will have to resize pics for posting here using the software here.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun on June 07, 2014, 03:34:26 pm
Resized a few pics for now.

Still trying to figure out this red wild flower I seen on the hill while taken a break.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun on June 07, 2014, 03:35:57 pm
Dad cooking with the oak. Man that chicken was goooooood off the smoker.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 07, 2014, 04:10:14 pm
Had to know. Search wasnt long.

Found that wild flower in the data base. http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Silene%20virginica

(http://uswildflowers.com/images/full/dsc_5466.jpg)
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: 660magnum on June 07, 2014, 04:59:03 pm
That smoker is made out of an old fuel oil tank. The best devices are the ones you make yourself utilizing some existing device that is no longer needed.

My dad made a lot of smokers out of different size oil drums. They cooked good. He liked the little small drums the best.

He gave them to friends and relatives. The oil drums were thin and they would only last two or three years.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: 3000 FPS on June 07, 2014, 05:06:45 pm
Great pics Kevin.  That little lizard you showed reminded me of finding a **** toad out at the property.   I also like the smoker too.   You guys sure have a lot of vegetation around there.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: man of stihl on June 08, 2014, 06:37:40 am
Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: 660magnum on June 08, 2014, 10:58:16 am
We know where you are going when you retire
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Tractorsaw1 on June 08, 2014, 01:45:13 pm
Sure do love me some bbq chicken!  Nice pictures man, seems like a month ago everything was still brown, now its all green & gangbusters.  I have a big semi type water tank off a concrete truck I have been wanting to make a big smoker out of.  Thanks again for posting!
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 08, 2014, 03:44:56 pm
We know where you are going when you retire

I thought about that setting up there on that pine.

I have more pics taken in the hills. Just need to resize.

Took some of the flats before creek crossing then flat behind creek and then up to hills and in.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 08, 2014, 04:38:48 pm
Few more resized.

Looking down from 2nd pine to roof of cow barn. Then up the hill. Then some down the hill. Then looking up the 2nd hill from the valley.

Couple of bigger poplar that dad wants me to drop.  They look so small in pic, but would take at least 2 2.5 of me with hands joined around to reach dbh.

2 pics show brown area that is a dead bamboo patch that didnt make it through this winter. 
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 08, 2014, 04:43:49 pm
more pics info above.

The pic with the plowed areas is mine to that tan house you see at end of pic. This is the flat land behind the creek.

The pic with taller grass  is mine till you see the smaller pine row. Pines are my border trees we planted. Can see 2 of them along the road at end. This is frontage from front of creek to road.

Then I own to the top of 2 hills I am taking pics inside of.


Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: 3000 FPS on June 08, 2014, 10:28:47 pm
How many acres do you own there.
Title: Re: PP365 PP445 chosen for duty
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 09, 2014, 12:03:04 pm
How many acres do you own there.

 17 with 2 pieces I bought 11.5 and 5.5. Seems like more with the hills. 

Dad has 12 to left of me and then my bro has 12 left of dad.  Back in 93 we bought 3 sections out of a broke up farm. Then in spring 94 I bought another smaller building site they sold 5.5.  I wanted more but it as they kept selling off buttttt. Wrong timing kept me from getting  38 more I wanted  behind me and 50 beside skipping 2 small places and circled in behind joining up in hills. 
Had just bought place up north where I am at.  So had to pass on them.