Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: LMAO...knowledge of old CAT's helping in the modern age

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Elma, Wa.
    Posts
    340

    Default LMAO...knowledge of old CAT's helping in the modern age

    So Monday I start a new job for a small outfit in my area....I am a logger by trade.....mainly run processors.....spent my youth skinning cat logging in No. Cali...and running strokers......my new boss has 2 D6C.....one newer...has torque converter....and a older one...manual clutch with a Johnson bar.....apparently....the hooktender is confused as hell as how to run the older cat.....when I told my new boss tonight I knew about older cats and own one myself.....he was happier than a fairy in a mushroom patch.....even today...the knowledge pays off lol

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado West
    Posts
    1,169

    Default Ellipsis: look it up.

    You don't need to use so many.

    edit:I'll clarifiy......... Too.......many........of............ these......makes.....it.......hard.........as..... ..hell.......to.........read...................... .....................................
    Last edited by ronm; 02-21-2016 at 06:50 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Strafford, MO
    Posts
    13

    Default .......?

    Congrats on the new job! I hope you have fun continuing to perform...... something you enjoy....... restoring a dwindling way of git-ner-dun with a Johnson bar. The scenario you describe reminds me.......two Euc 10 yard pans my Dad owned, one with power shift.... the other direct drive....both 4-53 Driptroits. I loved skinning the power shift.....15 years old.....on a big scraper...... spending my summers building various sized agricultural ponds, and private roads. Dad also owned a DW10, and a 60 that we pulled behind a 76A D6C. I got to run everything................! None of the machines since........the modern machines I have today........compare to the sweet smell of the 76A DPM(look it up), and the low tones, turbo music, from a straight smoker pipe, when she opened up under a load.
    One of the joys of wisdom, school of hard knocks, old school as my son says.......is pulling off something someone else hadn't imagined.........attempted for lack of understanding and trying. I suspect this hooktender you will be working with may be of this caliber. While the DD6C might not be the performer of the PS6C, it may hold its own with the right skills at the wheel, in some applications. Such is the case.....I learned early on.......Bill was an old cat skinner that worked for my Dad. God rest his soul.....he would show up before anyone else, stay after others had gone home......come in on Saturdays and turn wrenches....topic for another time. Bill could work on all types of equipment of his era.....probably had no formal education, but what do I know, he might have been an engineer. One Saturday.......there he was on top of a Euc, hands and arms pitch black up to his elbows. I had gone to the job to catch up on some dozer work and found Bill tweaking on his pan. I spent the next few hours learning how, and getting in his way as they used to tell me, to adjust the top end of a 4-53. After that day it became difficult for me to lap Bill on a haul cycle........no one ever knew how hard I tried.
    I also learned the importance and value of seasoned operators. Men like Bill don't show preferences for different tasks......they may have thoughts but they don't vocalize them....they just show up and perform miracles. Your new job may afford you an opportunity to teach.......if minds are open.......improve a business by your position, lots of possibilities. I looked up a word used in the previous post, ellipsis. I have a higher education than the average bear but I didn't store this word from my assignments.....could be results of >50..... After applying the meaning to the original text.......Romn, I get your point, but I don't agree. One of the attractions to this discussion site for me is the various words and ways in which people communicate from all necks of the woods. I prefer those that text their thoughts rather than being grammatically correct......it gives the reader an added flavour. As recent and past threads have proven.......much consideration is required before one can or should reply. Hard to read is a text from my 23yr old son.......texting job information or a question. I defer to a phone call to ask what he is saying. Hey, the original post could be a pre texting form of communication......run along thoughts. My opinion isn't meant to annoy.......the real intent is to respond to.......Hillbilly........Keep us posted.
    Last edited by smocat35; 02-21-2016 at 02:45 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Laveen (Phoenix) Arizona
    Posts
    580

    Default

    If I may be so bold, let's not get too carried away picking on Hillbillybjopkr and his use of .....'s. I am concerned that he possibily would get embarrassed and stop posting.

    So, let's go easy on his typing style, OK Guys?
    Walt D7-3T

    No longer have my D7-3T. Plan to buy a D8-2U & D8-13A in future.

    Now, I no longer have access to the D8-2U and 13A.

    Also, I simply LOVE Kitty Cats. Had 19 at one time. Not quite as many now.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado West
    Posts
    1,169

    Default double post-

    sorry.....
    Last edited by ronm; 02-22-2016 at 07:20 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado West
    Posts
    1,169

    Default

    Hey, he's an ol' catskinner/logger! Most of them have a pretty thick skin...
    Hopefully this isn't turning into the Ladies Aid Society, after the way Oil slick & Pops go at it, the rest of us should get a little slack...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Petaluma, California
    Posts
    3,813

    Default Sensitivity Training

    Hey Ronm,

    At times I wonder if I'm being too rough on OilSlick, so I consult with my wife, Mrs Huney. I asked if I should stop my behavior that I'm inflicting upon OilSlick. She gives me the Green Light, usually followed by "Don't Stop"... Hahaha...Just wanted you to know that I have a Go, full speed ahead... As for the dot dot dot thingy, I try and stop at three... Roflmao

    Have a good day OilSlick... Hey, if anyone else wants to kick OilSlick around a little, I don't mind sharing...lol
    Glen

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bakersfield CA
    Posts
    1,726

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 7upuller View Post
    Hey Ronm,

    At times I wonder if I'm being too rough on OilSlick, so I consult with my wife, Mrs Huney. I asked if I should stop my behavior that I'm inflicting upon OilSlick. She gives me the Green Light, usually followed by "Don't Stop"... Hahaha...Just wanted you to know that I have a Go, full speed ahead... As for the dot dot dot thingy, I try and stop at three... Roflmao

    Have a good day OilSlick... Hey, if anyone else wants to kick OilSlick around a little, I don't mind sharing...lol
    Glen
    Tell the truth Pops!! When you were working late the other night she told me you were to hard on me.

    Gotcha!!! LMAO

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Elma, Wa.
    Posts
    340

    Default first day at the new job

    you guys are right....I have pretty thick skin.....the dot thing...its just how I type...OCD thing hard to explain.....I don't scare that easy.....I really REALLY enjoy this site...I do spend a lot of time here reading old post...sucking up as much knowledge as I can....mind you...I have been around equipment 34 yrs...got tossed in a D6D 28 yrs ago.....I was 10 (dad was hungover bad....and I wasn't setting the chokers fast enough).....have run at one point in time damed near everything under the sun....scrapers...lots of them....compactors....more dozers than I could list...was damn good on a grader at one point...skidders (stump jumpers)..Delimbers (strokers)..which landed me into Dangle-head processors....which I love.....but dozers will always have my heart....especially the old ones.....once my lil D4 warms up when working....the aroma takes me back 15 yrs...lmao

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    5,095

    Default Apprenticeship.

    Hi, Hillbilly.
    ONLY 34 years??????????? Sounds like your apprenticeship has a little way to go yet. LOL.

    Just my 0.02.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •