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Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby lyonch » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:22 pm

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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby lyonch » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:26 pm

The camera ran out of battery when i was talking about the "money cut". I tried to piece it together the best i could. On average, when i have a pile to skin, it takes me roughly 1.5 - 2 minutes per coon to skin with my machine. Feel free to ask any questions or add some insight. I have a different gambrel that i normally use when i have a pile to do, but forgot to switch it before the video started :oops:
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby Tim Anderson » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:29 pm

Looks good...


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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby Prairie Ghost » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:33 am

Looks real good Chris! Can you do coyotes on that same machine?
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby lyonch » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:43 am

Prairie Ghost wrote:Looks real good Chris! Can you do coyotes on that same machine?



Yes i can. I can get to the ears usually before it bottoms out and i run out of length, but that is usally a little detail work with the knife after that anyhow. This hoist with a single pull will bottom out at 440 lbs. I had a coyote on here about two weeks ago, that the hoist started dogging down when i got to the front shoulders :shock: It's amazing how much power it takes to get to the shoulders. That area in my opinion, is the hardes part to tackle when skinning a coyote by hand. When i get some more coyotes to skin, i will video it and put it on the site. I will do one by hand, and one on the machine :wink:
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby Prairie Ghost » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:00 am

Yep the shoulders suck thats for sure
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby Tbush » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:16 am

Very nice :D Used one for years very similar to yours, only a rope around the belly and a single vise grip, yours looks better :D Oh! and we had a foot control which was nice
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby lyonch » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:43 am

Tbush wrote: Oh! and we had a foot control which was nice



That's the next improvement to be done on it Tbush :D They want $175 for a foot pedal that can withstand dust and water and anything i throw at it :shock: If it saves as much time as i think it will, then it is more than worth it 8)
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby bucksnbears » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:46 am

nice video Chris. i don't have a skinning machine but did try my first attemt at skinning coons yesterday. did 2 small coon and one coyote in 14.5 minutes. they were all still warm and it went better than expected. also tried fleshing for the first time. took about 1 hour for all 3 . it went ok but i did put a few small holes in 1 coon and the coyote. with practice and the right tools i think i can get the hang of it. sad damn day for me yesterday. had to put Tucker down. :( he had lymes and his kidneys were failing. sure am gonna miss that little coyote dog.
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby lyonch » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:45 am

bucksnbears wrote: sad damn day for me yesterday. had to put Tucker down. :( he had lymes and his kidneys were failing. sure am gonna miss that little coyote dog.
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God damn dave that is some sad news!!! :cry: :cry: May that little white bugger live in peace chasing those coyotes with ya in doggy heaven :wink:
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby Prairie Ghost » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:33 pm

Shit thats too bad to hear dave my boys are going to be crushed when i tell them he was turning into one hell of a dog.
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby Tbush » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:58 pm

Sorry to hear about Tucker :( :(
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby LeviM » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:59 am

Thats terrible Dave! Tucker looked so good the last time I saw him at Dusty's!!
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby bucksnbears » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:13 pm

the pain is subsiding abit. thanks for the thoughts guys 8) . Chris, sorry to de-rail your thread :oops:
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Re: Skinning a raccoon with my skinning machine

Postby lyonch » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:04 am

It's not a de rail dave! Don't feel bad, I wish we could all have a Tucker!!
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