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  • Birthday 03/21/1984

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    Prince Albert Saskatchewan
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    Farming, Logging, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes

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  1. Nice bike to start out on. Would’ve loved to have one when I was that age. I had to settle with riding on the gas tank of my brothers dirt bike lol. Those things as a rule don’t depreciate. Course this Covid mess could change that in a couple years but usually you can use em and sell them for what you paid for them or darn close.
  2. Ouch that’s quite a difference in price alright. Pays to shop around for sure. The oil cooler for the cat is kind of the same, I’ve gotten prices anywhere from 700$ all the way up to 6,000 for a non classic cat replace my. Classic cat part was 2800 which is still a lot. Looking like if I have to get one it’ll have to come from Florida so that’ll be a lengthy wait I’m sure. Need to get the old one out first and inspect/test it.
  3. Well getting close to just working at home in the shop or around the yard full time now. Slowly getting caught up. I should go do some more v ditching on my rented land but not sure I’ll bother. Might need that water next year anyways lol. Finished up burying the brush piles this afternoon and moved the hoe back home again. Glad to have those cleaned up before it rains. Was talk of snow in the forecast later this week but that was only on there for a day. Now they’re saying clear skies and colder temps. Still calling for rain tonight and tomorrow. Good day to work on the cat maybe. Pulled the belly pans off today and getting ready to pull the oil cooler. Not looking forward to the project especially if I have to dig into the motor. Would much sooner be working on other projects like building a degelman dozer mount for the John Deere. Bought a blade quite a while back but didn’t realize the mounts were different from a 4450 to a 4560. Frame widths are the same but it’s longer and the fuel tank sticks out front more. Need to build something to mount out I front of the fuel tank and and new push pole
  4. Run it out it’ll be fine. I once went snowmbiling with my brother and friends up north in a remote area. Put fuel on the sled at my usual cardlock spot. Got to where we were going and the sled didn’t want to start very well. Added some gas line antifreeze and injector cleaner that they had at the store where we unloaded and got it going. Ran fine all day except when it sat and got cold. It would take a bit if cranking to get it going. Made the 100 mile trip across the lakes and rivers with heavy slush spots and signs that said no stopping on the ice. Went to fill up on my way back home the next day at the same cardlock and discovered my mistake. They switched a gas pump out for diesel. I haven’t lived that one down yet with my riding buddies lol. Put about 1.5 gallons of diesel into the tank that holds 10 gallons. Aside from a little hard starting and a touch of black smoke it ran perfect all day.
  5. Cleaned up the big pile today, was almost all out so figured it was safe to burry. Picked out some more of the bigger stuff in the other 2 piles and burnt up today again. Hopefully be able to clean those last 2 piles up in the next couple days. Going to hook on the v ditched tomorrow and do some before it freezes up to hard. Made a drain pan for the cat today too out of a old oil furnace diesel tank. Had been outside open for years so figured it would be safe. Needed something pretty large to hold all the oil/coolant in the transmission. Hopefully get that torn apart beginning of the week if I start to catch up on work.
  6. Weather has been holding yet so getting a little more done with those brush piles. Most of its burnt up now so hopefully in a few days I can have them all buried. Covered up the one small one already. The big pile burnt really well so there isn’t much left there to clean up. First and second pic are the same pile taken this morning and later on this afternoon again. The other 2 larger ones are still pretty hot in the center. They had a little more dirt in them so I’ll have to rake them out a bit. Be nice to have them cleaned up before the snow comes at least. Last year I got chased out in a winter blizzard. 2 days later we had 2’ of snow and snowmobile season had started lol. Still hoping to do a little bit of harrowing yet too where dad did that fall work. Ground is starting to freeze up in the shade now though so hard to say if I’ll get to that or not.
  7. Got to work on cleaning up some of those brush piles from last fall today. Burnt pretty hot for a while. Starting to die down tonight a bit but still pretty hot in the center. Hopefully pile it back up in a few days to burn again and then burry what ever is left
  8. Have a hard time doing that as it’s constantly in the back of my mind when I’m away what I should be doing but still need to do it once in a while. If it hadn’t been for my brother I likely wouldn’t have gotten away. Possibly vice versa as he was debating on going too. He’s kind of the same as me only worse for the work part. Puts in some long days at work and then at home doing more work. Hopefully we’ll be able to get away this winter on some more snowmobile trips. Dad wants to go back logging this winter though as prices have come back down some finally so hard to say how much free time I’ll have. We actually looked at a really nice bluff of white spruce this morning on private land close to home. Kind of a bidding war yet though. Always somebody will to work for less it seems so it’s hard to say if we’ll get any there or not. Real nice timber though and only 6 miles from home so it would be a shame to not get some of it at least.
  9. Lol yup they’re kind of a neat bird though no real fear of humans. You could plunk someone down in the middle of the wilderness and with some food likely have them eating out of your hand pretty quick. Other names are grey jay and Canada jay.
  10. Took the day off yesterday kind of unplanned but was nice to get away for a bit anyways. My brother texted me 9:00 Saturday night wondering if I wanted to go quadding on Sunday. At first I said no I can’t take time off but thought about and decided to say screw it and go play. I got up at about 5:30 and got stuff ready so I could bring the cat back home. Scrap guy was coming to clean up the stuff dad gathered up last spring so he was my back up plan to get the cat home if it wouldn’t drive back. Worked out ok though and I had the cat back in the yard on its own power by 7:45. Loaded the quad up after that and headed out. Had a nice ride and the weather was perfect. Followed the torch river between the Hansen lake road and candle lake. Nice scenic little ride. Put on around 50-60 miles. Cooked hot dogs at the turn around point and got swarmed by whiskey jacks. They were eating right out of our hands. Had to stand guard over the food or they’d have cleaned us out lol.
  11. Rotella t is a little bit hard to come by here too. In the spring we were buying pails on sale for 62.99. Now it’s 85$ and up. Non sale prices at some places are over 100. We went back to our old supplier and refilled the barrel we had. Was still 800 and some dollars though. currently needing close to another 100 and some gallons for the cat. Not looking forward to that bill. Oil cooler went so the transmission needs to be flushed and the hydraulic oil is due for a change. Final drives too.
  12. Still that way to the best of my knowledge. Charter buses as well. I’ve heard claims that they’re safer that way but when you hit a large object or roll it sure comes into question as to why there isn’t. Driver always has a seat belt but the other seats don’t.
  13. Pretty similar to grandmas 78 Buick lesabre that I fixed up in high school and drove. Still have the car. Drove it around a little bit this summer again. Carb was acting up though. Never got time to tear it apart. Leaking gas out around the accelerator pump.
  14. Sat on the bus for all of my school years and often thought about the possibility when we were siting there with nothing else to do. In a rural community with all gravel roads and not a pile of traffic the risk did seem pretty low. Has been a few collisions over the years in the surrounding area though. Bad one about 4.5 years ago that some of you would’ve heard about I’m sure with the humboldt broncos hockey team. 16 people killed when a semi came through a stop sign. Miracle anyone survived really. First responders had a rough night that night.
  15. Sounds like better weather for the weekend here maybe so hopefully stays nice for you guys too. We’ve had a couple good hard frosts here now. Sand flys have finally disappeared.
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