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So you’re the guy I cuss at for the design of this or that? My background is heavy diesel mechanics as well as performance diesel pickups.


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lol nope! thankfully lol.. We get the designs from the OEM and then figure out a way to put the part together, keep it together, and make it look pretty lol. We do cosmetic parts like grilles, trim pieces (interior and exterior). Basically anything plastic that bolts on the vehicle that can be painted or plated or both :)

side note: just picked up me first diesel pickup in july.. 2012 2500 Cummins
 

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Here's a scary thought, after seeing all this highly intelligent talent, how are all these upcoming millennials with their degrees in advanced basket weaving and socialist studies going to run this world?.......LOL.......:1zhelp: :yikes: :eek1:
they'll be asking their mommy and daddy to do it while they sit in the basement eating cheetos
 

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Here's a scary thought, after seeing all this highly intelligent talent, how are all these upcoming millennials with their degrees in advanced basket weaving and socialist studies going to run this world?.......LOL.......:1zhelp: :yikes: :eek1:
Hey now we’re not all like that some of us do work for a living.


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I've been managing a PVC pipe manufacturing facility for 31 years now...probably hang it up in a few years (if not sooner) and ride the mountains when I choose.. :)
 

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Journeyman welder 14 yrs. 24 yrs. Firefighter, retired 13 yrs.
 

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20 years of hurry up and wait ! 5 left to retirement :yikes:


 

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I grew up logging as well Skeans1. My Dad had a small operation. We mostly logged in steep rough country. I can see your a pro at falling timber. We didn’t have all the modern equipment Not even a skidder with grapples. I got to drag a lot of choker cable, but falling timber and skidding logs is still to this day my favorite job I ever did! Running skidders is like driving side by sides rock crawling only on steroids. Probably part of my addiction today!
 

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Local driver, pulling racing tires.
 

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Professional Farrier. 24 years full time 4 years part time prior to that but shod my 1st horse at age 13, 36 years ago so basically been at it most of my life.
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Handmade shoes forged to fit on feet!

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Hand forged hoof picks!
 

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I grew up logging as well Skeans1. My Dad had a small operation. We mostly logged in steep rough country. I can see your a pro at falling timber. We didn’t have all the modern equipment Not even a skidder with grapples. I got to drag a lot of choker cable, but falling timber and skidding logs is still to this day my favorite job I ever did! Running skidders is like driving side by sides rock crawling only on steroids. Probably part of my addiction today!
While completely different I get liking things you did with your dad. To this day I still love hauling hay. I don't have enough land to bale my own but I love getting out there and throwing some square bales around. Not so much putting them up in the barn but I've been doing it for 26 years. I like seeing these young guys that are way more fit than me poop out. They'll learn technique makes it so much easier. I still stack my own on the trailer though. I just don't trust anyone else to do that.
 

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I appreciate you guys. Just had mine done Tuesday. One more time in 8 weeks and then trimming through the winter for me. I don't mind doing a little trimming but don't have the nerve to take a chance screwing up my own shoes. Not sure my back would take it anymore either. A lot of folks are trying to go to natural trimming around my parts and then they wonder why their horse is sore after a good 20-30 mile ride. We are in the Ozarks and its rocky.
 

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Professional Farrier. 24 years full time 4 years part time prior to that but shod my 1st horse at age 13, 36 years ago so basically been at it most of my life.
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That's really cool! Not something everyone can do.
 

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I am semi retired. I have worked in predictive maintenance for 42 years. Five years back I was going to retire but was offered a chance to work part time as a adviser. It has worked out well for me I get to continue using my skills so I don't forget them but still get five days off a week. Before semi retirement I was the lead person in the Predictive Maintenance program at a large
paper mill. I have certifications as a level three vibration analysis, level two ultrasonics, level two thermographics and level two in motor current analysis. Also balance fans in the fields and shop balance.
 

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I grew up logging as well Skeans1. My Dad had a small operation. We mostly logged in steep rough country. I can see your a pro at falling timber. We didn’t have all the modern equipment Not even a skidder with grapples. I got to drag a lot of choker cable, but falling timber and skidding logs is still to this day my favorite job I ever did! Running skidders is like driving side by sides rock crawling only on steroids. Probably part of my addiction today!
I grew up in the industry it’s what I love and enjoy. We’ve done some pretty steep stuff with the equipment that use to be just tower ground if the soil is right I can climb almost 40 degrees in the harvester, if I was on a tether line we’ve been told 60 degrees maybe 65 degrees.

In my previous life when I was hand falling all the time it was a very enjoyable way of making a living but even at 31 I’m feeling the effects from doing it. As far as skidders we haven’t had a rubber tired skidder in over 20+ years it’s been track skidder and the forwarder depending on the size of the logs.

A few years ago I built this to handle our longer lengths we cut out of out to 41’ it sure makes life nice compared to setting chokers.

When you guys cut did you ever get the enjoyment of cutting on springboards? Or falling with jacks?


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Now that’s the way to git er done!
No, we didn’t! LOL
 
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I work for a small automation company that designs control panels for machinery or entire production lines. This is 99% 480vac or 575vac and 1200 amp main breakers or smaller. I supervise the drawings & panel builds while writing the programs that I load in the PLC's, HMI screens, and variable frequency drives. I might work in the office for a month or more before travelling to the end user to commission the machinery. It's the perfect amount of travel now. Earlier in my career it was the inverse.

I have worked all over the United States. I have traveled to Canada (once), Brazil (10+), Mexico (twice), Guatemala (twice), Honduras (once). Brazil is my favorite. All international travel is halted due to Covid. Travel within the US is first class flights only, or driving. Right now I'm in California on a startup for a 750hp filtration system (three 250hp fans) for a recycling facility.
 
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