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Offline Ron Scott

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1020 on: September 06, 2005, 07:14:34 pm »
"Checking The Pull Down". Pulling down hardwood tree lengths with cable skidder in thick hemlock/ hardwoods stand. Effort needs to be made so as not to damage any standing trees. Mosher hardwoods timber harvest; 8/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1021 on: September 16, 2005, 04:42:48 pm »
More "Wood Hauler" names noted while "on the road"

"Short Stuff"
"Power Stroke"
"Finnlandian Outlaw"
"Against the Grain"
"Unbelievable"
"Nose Cone"
"Dirty Hog"
"Hammer"
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1022 on: September 20, 2005, 07:56:27 pm »
Pulling A Cut Tree Down. The Timberjack cable skidder is being used to remove the selectively marked cut trees within the thick hemlock/lowland hardwoods stand on hydric soils. Mosher timber harvest; 8/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1023 on: September 26, 2005, 04:39:37 pm »
Skidding A Tree Length. The timberjack cable skidder pulls the basswood tree length from the hemlock/lowland hardwoods stand to high ground where it is "cut to length". Mosher timber harvest; 8/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1024 on: October 03, 2005, 01:43:23 pm »
Some vidéo about timber harvest method :
http://www.afm-forest.fi/movies/80.mpg

http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija55V.mpg
http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija120V.mpg
http://www.komatsuforest.com/default.asp?id=1374
http://www.forsttechnik.at/movies/KONRAD-modern-times-mini.mov
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/durchforst.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fahren.mpg
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-steil1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm2.MPG
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http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/TG470_2.mov
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/5600_samsung250.wmv
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/240_softwood.wmv
http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija55V.mpg
http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija120V.mpg
http://www.komatsuforest.com/default.asp?id=1374
http://www.forsttechnik.at/movies/KONRAD-modern-times-mini.mov
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/durchforst.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fahren.mpg
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-steil1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm2.MPG
javascript:openvideo('video13VFB.htm');
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/TG470_2.mov
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/5600_samsung250.wmv
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/240_softwood.wmv

http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/daewoo-L240_2.mov
http://www.afm-forest.fi/movies/80.mpg

http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija55V.mpg
http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija120V.mpg
http://www.komatsuforest.com/default.asp?id=1374
http://www.forsttechnik.at/movies/KONRAD-modern-times-mini.mov
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/durchforst.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fahren.mpg
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-steil1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm2.MPG
javascript:openvideo('video13VFB.htm');
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/TG470_2.mov
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/5600_samsung250.wmv
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/240_softwood.wmv
http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija55V.mpg
http://www.hittner.hr/documents/Akcija120V.mpg
http://www.komatsuforest.com/default.asp?id=1374
http://www.forsttechnik.at/movies/KONRAD-modern-times-mini.mov
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/durchforst.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fahren.mpg
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-steil1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm1.MPG
http://www.menzimuck.com/forst/video/fo-sturm2.MPG
javascript:openvideo('video13VFB.htm');
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/TG470_2.mov
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/5600_samsung250.wmv
http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/240_softwood.wmv

http://www.quadco.com/english/videos/daewoo-L240_2.mov

http://www.rottneusa.com/video/wh20.htm
http://www.rottneusa.com/video/backings/video1_03.gif
http://www.forstmaschinen-profi.de/downloads/silvatecharvester8266th.wmv
http://www.teleforest.com/fre/video2.html
http://timberpro.com/video/TS%20620%20low1.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TF%20820%20CB%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TF%20820%20Combo%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TF%20820%20forw%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TB%20620%20logmax%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TB%20620%20Saw%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/2005%20tour_reduced.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/630%20w%20Rolly.wmv
http://www.rottneusa.com/video/wh20.htm
http://www.rottneusa.com/video/backings/video1_03.gif
http://www.forstmaschinen-profi.de/downloads/silvatecharvester8266th.wmv
http://www.teleforest.com/fre/video2.html
http://timberpro.com/video/TS%20620%20low1.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TF%20820%20CB%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TF%20820%20Combo%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TF%20820%20forw%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TB%20620%20logmax%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/TB%20620%20Saw%20low.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/2005%20tour_reduced.wmv
http://timberpro.com/video/630%20w%20Rolly.wmv

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1025 on: October 03, 2005, 06:01:35 pm »
Great info! Some good showings of mechanical harvesters in action.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1026 on: October 03, 2005, 06:25:49 pm »
that should keep me busy for a little while. :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1027 on: October 04, 2005, 11:00:26 am »
Thank-you, Clark!  :P
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1028 on: October 04, 2005, 12:20:13 pm »
Great collection of videos! :)

The Komatsu design of a combined harvester and forwarder seemed very impressive!  Is it more efficient to use the two separate machines rather than the combined design? ???
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1029 on: October 04, 2005, 12:44:05 pm »
Ever see those old Koering Feller Forwarders?? They were monsters especially with a ful load of treelength hardwood laying on the bunk behind.

Some info and pictures on the beast

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1030 on: October 04, 2005, 01:10:00 pm »
Clark,
you've been busy  :o    Do you collect forestry machine videos as well as FM models.

Octoman,
Combination machines are more of an issue of economics than efficiency, usually driven by small time owner/operator contractors.
There is a father/son team 10 miles from us, who have 1½ harvester and forwarder combos.....1 is full time, the other on standby when needed
They have no intention of joining the big boys.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1031 on: October 05, 2005, 10:55:54 am »
Tree Lengths Are "Cut To Length". Short wood logging in a hemlock/lowland hardwoods stand. Mosher timber harvest; 8/05,


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1032 on: October 05, 2005, 07:21:20 pm »
Check out the attachments, a pic of the Koering tree length and short wood machine.

Look at all the moving heads on the short wood machine!!!


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1033 on: October 05, 2005, 09:35:27 pm »
Many of our engineers and our President designed most of those Koehring machines.  They were innovative concepts in those early days of mechanized harvesting.  That philosphy and innovation has been passed on to our equipment today.  Thanks for all of the great old pictures.  Over and out from the Koehring home town!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1034 on: October 11, 2005, 07:54:57 pm »
Valmet Forwarder. Picks up and removes "cut to length" products hand cut from tree lengths pulled to dry ground by the timberjack cable skidder from the wetter soils of the hemlock/lowland hardwoods stand. Mosher timber harvest; 8/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1035 on: November 08, 2005, 05:52:48 pm »
Ron ,

        How have you been ? Suprised not too see any new pics on the thread from you in almost a month ??? Im gonna try and get some from the 100 acre cut were doing , hopefully before weeks end .

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1036 on: November 09, 2005, 02:43:47 am »
hi
hey syoung we still have a 618 koehring feller buncher,very reliable machine.still gets used as a back up machine must have 20000+ hrs on it 8)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1037 on: November 13, 2005, 11:05:22 am »
Our logging jobs have slowed down some due to current market conditions so the pictures have slowed down also. Hopefully it will pick up after the rifle deer season and as winter comes on.

We have a lot of oak standing on the stump, but markets are poor at present, so the loggers are "sitting" on it hoping for better prices.  :'(
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« Reply #1038 on: November 13, 2005, 02:03:53 pm »
Oak prices are down here in Maine too. Forestys are telling the land owners to wait until the market goes up.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1039 on: November 13, 2005, 04:24:26 pm »
Ponsse Caribou Forwarder. With tracked rear wheels, it works in a northern hardwood thinning. Cleveland Cliff's timber harvest in Michigan's U.P.; 11/05.


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