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M7 and the Cherry Tree

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Blog series by Tony updated 2581 days ago 3 parts 8321 reads 48 comments total

Part 1: Tree Cutting

2587 days ago by Tony | 22 comments »

So this is the reason I have not been so active on LJ for the last few days. My new neighbours cut down a tree (May) on their property as it was in there way – they did not know what it was at the time and they had the tree surgeon cut it into short 1.5 (5ft) lengths so they could take it to the dump. I was not sure what it was either, as it had no leaves left on it – anyway they said I could take it providing I got rid of all of it for them. So not wanting to be unwilling neighbour I...

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Part 2: Final Day of Cutting with the M7

2587 days ago by Tony | 15 comments »

So the penultimate episode in my saga with the M7. Today I finished cutting all the timber I could with the M7. There were several really big, but short pieces I would have liked to cut up, but they were less than 1 meter long, by 75 cm wide. Very heavy, but too short to manoeuvre onto the M7 alone – The M7 is really designed for pieces longer than 2M in length.This was a physically tiring exercise, with only one person, yesterday I did have some help and it made the job much easier – t...

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Part 3: The concluding Part

2581 days ago by Tony | 11 comments »

So finally I have recovered some energy from lifting those heavy logs on my own – now that summer has finished here – we had 7 days of sunshine, the longest day of the year has passed and winter is racing towards us (My wife says whoopee “soon it’s time for skiing”) I will try to give some information on M7 and Stihl 660 used for my Cheery tree cutting.Let’s deal with the Stihl 660 first of all. I am not going to bore you all with the technical details; these can be found on the Stihl websit...

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