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Ax Men

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by EZ TRBO, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    Dont worry too much about that, we only just got series 2 over here and I'm just getting to see what all the comments refer to.
     
  2. thejdman04

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    Looks like another season of ax men is coming back on, looks like they got a new aqua logger too.
     
  3. Autocar

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    Personally I like Jimmy, after watching him work with that junk he has . I fell pretty good when I climb into my equipment :D
     
  4. DoosanFan

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    Seen both Ax Men and Ice Road Truckers, both cool programs, but honestly, way over-dramatized, don't you think? I mean come on. Its a dangerous job, granted, but they act like it is a war-zone as someone mentioned earlier. And the focus on that Brad Hewitt guy quitting? Like whats that all about? "I don't respect"? Get a life.

    To be honest, I started watching for the equipment, but the behaviour and overall demeanour of the so-called 'Ax Men' ruined it for me.
     
  5. Wolf

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    great show all around.
     
  6. Heavyduty

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    Yeap, ready for the new season. I read something about one of the crew of a crab boat on Deadlist Catch was robbing banks in between fishing trips. Maybe the Dicovery's Channel pay is a little low?:beatsme
     
  7. AtlasRob

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    You think maybe somebody watching the fishing thought ........ Hey.....I know that guy....... then remembered last time he saw him he was dressed in a ski mask instead of wadders :tong
     
  8. Heavyduty

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    No, the dumbarss just walked in and robbed the place with no mask, just a ballcap. It's like he was out in the parking lot and decided he would rob a bank today.:pointhead
     
  9. AtlasRob

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    I saw the program a few times while staying at a mates house, I'm not into sea and/or fishing but he loves it.

    I came to the conclusion that a person had to be slightly unhinged to do that job. Maybe he could plead that in mitigation. :)
     
  10. Heavyduty

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    You have to be able to stay up days on end with very little sleep. I know between the caffine and whatever else that is used to stay up has to take a toll on someone. They earn the money for sure. :drinkup
     
  11. Steve Frazier

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    I watched an episode tonight and some fool hired Jimmy to work for him??? What was he thinking??
     
  12. PSDF350

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    I was thinking the same thing:pointhead
     
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    That guy is just an accident waiting to happen. Its a wonder how he has survived up till now. He tries to take too many shortcuts. Eventually thats going to bite him in the arse. I like to see him on the show though. Its the comical portion. Makes me laugh every time they screw up.
     
  14. PSDF350

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    He is comicail to a point, then his ignorance just bugs me. I did like the guy that towed him comment (what the f@@@@ wrong with you):D I meen what kind of idiot tries to take a 3500 mile one way road trip with a truck thats falling apart.:beatsme
     
  15. qball

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    i am an equipment geek, as i would guess most of you are. i would love the show without all the dumb drama and b.s. and way more iron shots.
     
  16. Monte1255

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    Agreed! we get enough drama every month when we pay our bills!!! More iron, Please! lets see the inner workings of those yarders and some saw action not just fleeting glimpses of the every day tools. I absolutely hate it when they flash past a good section of "how to" get down to the nitty gritty Hollywierd!! And for once when they slip a track lets see them put it on from start to finish.:drinkup:drinkup
    :usa
     
  17. Iron Art

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    Ax Men is OK but I kinda like the Swamp loggers. Fred
     
  18. Steve Frazier

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    I was shaking my head from the moment Jimmy showed up on this episode. Without any trip prep he jumps in a 20 year old truck and down the road he goes to drive to Florida. No sooner does the narrator mention there could be problems do we hear Jimmy yell "I'm losing power!!" So Jimmy pulls over and the first thing he does??? Check the brake fluid reservoir!! If you doubted before that Jimmy had any clue of mechanical workings it should be removed by now.

    One thing I haven't been able to figure out, if these logs Jimmy and that other guy are pulling out are so valuable, why is their equipment still junk??
     
  19. 53cummins

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    that is exactly what i was thinkin steve.... i mean its not like he could have much overhead when his sawmill is a chain saw and his "barge" has a 5 horse 2 stroke :pointhead:Banghead
     
  20. Autocar

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    I will bet you a dollar to a donut the the Discovery Channel paid everything so Jimmy could be on the show. Everyone talks about Jimmy so we go back every week to see what kind of stunt there do next keeping the rattings high. Now Bobby Goodson he's the real thing ! Looks like a great guy to work for,just my two cents. ;)