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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2020, 03:05:58 AM »
Thanks guys. I'm beat tbh.

Now we have 2 days of fishing before heading home.... that's if I don't buy a small dozer.
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2020, 02:31:26 PM »
Buy it!!!

Truck won’t like pulling that home I am sure


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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
Ohh, nice dozer.

The Diesel creek guy has some great info on dozers. Mainly the undercarriage and blade. Looks like that's a 6 way blade (great) and komatsu are solid.

Drop it at my place, I service it!! Just 8k, we can tow that!

https://www.ritchiespecs.com/model/komatsu-d20a-6-crawler-tractor
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2020, 08:31:26 PM »
What are they asking for it Ken if you don’t mind me asking?


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« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2020, 11:34:26 PM »
Anything near 10k is great for a nice  one
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2020, 11:47:09 AM »
Ohh, nice dozer.

The Diesel creek guy has some great info on dozers. Mainly the undercarriage and blade. Looks like that's a 6 way blade (great) and komatsu are solid.

Drop it at my place, I service it!! Just 8k, we can tow that!

https://www.ritchiespecs.com/model/komatsu-d20a-6-crawler-tractor
Yeah I watch that guys vids also....

I googled the specs right after the pic.  Lol
I think this one has a 4 way blade, but haven't actually looked at it yet.
Trying to talk myself out of it for 2 reasons. It needs steering clutches (not cheap nor fun) and I don't have a trailer. Wouldn't be fun trying to fix it up here.

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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2020, 09:20:17 PM »
Ohh, nice dozer.

The Diesel creek guy has some great info on dozers. Mainly the undercarriage and blade. Looks like that's a 6 way blade (great) and komatsu are solid.

Drop it at my place, I service it!! Just 8k, we can tow that!

https://www.ritchiespecs.com/model/komatsu-d20a-6-crawler-tractor
Yeah I watch that guys vids also....

I googled the specs right after the pic.  Lol
I think this one has a 4 way blade, but haven't actually looked at it yet.
Trying to talk myself out of it for 2 reasons. It needs steering clutches (not cheap nor fun) and I don't have a trailer. Wouldn't be fun trying to fix it up here.

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Brother, get used to fixing it where it breaks. Do that or spend a fortune moving it. Get a crane and get at it!
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2020, 01:10:54 PM »
It does have the 6 way blade. Push blades are on the outside of the tracts.

Don, its not Green,,,,,,,,,
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2020, 10:49:47 PM »
Roger on that JR.
I didn't pull the trigger because of the distance. Need to think about it. Might be cheaper to just get a decent one up there, to begin with.

Left some more tools, including some fishing gear. Had to throw in some shelving to organize.

Back home now. Don't know how many more times I can make that trip, non stop. Quickest time yet, 21 hours. Ugh
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« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2020, 11:27:08 PM »
Is that a shed you built up there? I'm going to build a small (6x8) to keep the quad and gen in. Fit nice behind the cont and can move with forks.
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2020, 11:36:45 PM »
Ken , we usually spend one night and two days making the trip down to Bullhead from Seattle area. One day trip is a mighty long day. You are going to pull a JR and end up in the ditch doing that

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« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2020, 11:48:35 PM »
I can’t say I haven’t offered a spot on the trampoline for ya to sleep


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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2020, 12:29:18 AM »
Ken , we usually spend one night and two days making the trip down to Bullhead from Seattle area. One day trip is a mighty long day. You are going to pull a JR and end up in the ditch doing that
You're right, but I only have so many days to accomplish these projects and still have a day of rest. It will be planned different next time tho.

JR, store bought, last time we were there. The place that I rented the skid steer from had sheds for sale, delivered.
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« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2020, 01:09:33 AM »
Not sure about going that way yet. Free is tuff to beat plus a little work and tin, but so is time. May put that $$ into an awning to park under now, then next to the shop when I don't want to park inside.

Yup, time is a commodity that never seems to pan out!
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2020, 07:03:11 PM »
Nice property, Ken. Looks like a lot of work and a lot of fun!


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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2020, 07:05:54 PM »
Hey did you see where the two Eastern counties of Oregon voted to secede and become part of Idaho! Man, the state is growin'!
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« Reply #66 on: November 24, 2020, 07:15:37 PM »
Well, if we can get nor cal to get in on that I would be right in the middle of it!!
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #67 on: November 24, 2020, 07:22:28 PM »
Well, if we can get nor cal to get in on that I would be right in the middle of it!!
Jefferson, right?
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« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2020, 07:28:47 PM »
Yesir!!! If I thought it was going I would have bought north a little.

Funny, you go about 50 miles north and it is another state.

Maybe it will work out as Middle America, let the coasts past the mountains fend for themselves,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #69 on: November 24, 2020, 07:44:24 PM »
Thanks Duane.
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« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2020, 12:29:56 AM »
Hey did you see where the two Eastern counties of Oregon voted to secede and become part of Idaho! Man, the state is growin'!

Another futile attempt like the state of jefferson?
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Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« Reply #71 on: April 04, 2021, 04:00:26 PM »
So, I didn't get the dozer, although I did buy a trailer that would haul it. By the time I decided to go for it, he traded it to someone else.
..then I found a local one last week. Same dozer, but hydrostatic, and very nice. I called on it exactly 1 day after someone bought it. Oh well. A skid steer would be more useful, but they're stupid expensive, and not great on steep slopes.

This year's trip is coming up so it's time to organize. I'm going to start off by expanding the meadow, making a pad and roof for my trailer, and at the same time figure out where the future cabin will reside without having to cut out too much mountain to make it work.
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« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2021, 04:04:36 PM »
Started the IAP (Idaho awning project) today. It's going to use a full bundle of 4x4s, 32 feet long. This will be used to cover my 5th wheel and at least the mini excavator....60' long and 15' wide.

The idea is to make it screw together once I'm up there. I bought some 5/16" self tappers to make that happen.

First up was cutting 7 tubes in half to get 14 posts. 3-4 feet in the ground will make them 12-13 tall. Then made a bunch of plates to weld on. All the bare steel gets coated with zinc from a spray can.



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« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2021, 04:06:46 PM »
Stlaser:

Looks good Ken  :likebutton:

So what’s the plan for that northern property? Guessing a home is a few years off or?
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« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2021, 04:07:53 PM »
Assuming you calculated this structure for the snow load of the area? Just checking and reminding a southern border brother  :wink: :wink:
Well, if you consider "it crossed my mind" as a calculation then I would say yes. Lol
It will be braced once I determine the material. .. trying to keep it somewhat light.

We're just trying to get the 5th wheel setup so:
 #1 is snow protection (even though there was less than a foot this year)
#2= drill a well (neighbor just paid 30k)
#3= septic
#4= power (not crucial at this time)
#5= pay off property
#6= win lottery to build nice cabin
#6a= wake up from utopian dream, sell
shop and build cabin myself with all the newfound free time.

#6z= wake up from 2nd dream and put log siding on the trailer.
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« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2021, 04:10:11 PM »
JR:


I like #6, need that for mine now.
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« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2021, 09:32:25 AM »
Assuming you calculated this structure for the snow load of the area? Just checking and reminding a southern border brother  :wink: :wink:
Well, if you consider "it crossed my mind" as a calculation then I would say yes. Lol
It will be braced once I determine the material. .. trying to keep it somewhat light.

We're just trying to get the 5th wheel setup so:
 #1 is snow protection (even though there was less than a foot this year)
#2= drill a well (neighbor just paid 30k)
#3= septic
#4= power (not crucial at this time)
#5= pay off property
#6= win lottery to build nice cabin
#6a= wake up from utopian dream, sell
shop and build cabin myself with all the newfound free time.

#6z= wake up from 2nd dream and put log siding on the trailer.

Invest 10K-15K in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lite Coin and Bit Coin cash right now. Wait two years, then pull out the $15,000 and use the balance to build your cabin

There, fixed that problem...
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« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2021, 10:42:32 PM »
Been drilling holes and welding almost all day. Didn't feel like working on cars, but cars would've been less tiring.
Most of the rafters are done. Made a couple more after these pics.
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« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2021, 08:25:20 AM »
Dumb question but wouldn’t it have been easier to invest in a press punch for the holes?


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« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2021, 03:07:49 PM »
Maybe if I thought about it ahead of time, and wanted to wait.

I used the plasma on all the saddles for the header tubes. Each plate has 5 holes...2 plates per upright X 14 =140 holes and it took about 20 minutes. Just thought the rafter mounts should be more precise.
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« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2021, 10:17:34 PM »
Dumb question but wouldn’t it have been easier to invest in a press punch for the holes?


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