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Offline Rob

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1040 on: November 14, 2005, 05:36:53 pm »
The oak market is down here in Southern NH also , we are on a 100 acre select cut for wildlife , mainly deer as the property is soon to be a deer hunting camp . The are some very large red oaks and it's a shame we have to cut them now with the price being nearly $500 per mbf less than it was 6 months ago .. The lot looks very nice almost nothing standing but Red Oak , with some mixed in Hemlock , Pine .. The deer are loving it . I'll try and get some pics as we will be done by weeks end.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1041 on: December 11, 2005, 01:36:05 pm »
Logger's Service & Supply Truck. This used mobile welder's truck makes a good service and supply truck for the logging company. Mosher lowland hardwoods timber harvest; 9/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1042 on: December 11, 2005, 01:50:13 pm »
Yes that's a dandy. Alot of fellas around here have panel trucks where they can get inside out of the cold, hot sun or bugs and file the saws and fix things for their machines. There's a post up there of mine someplace with one and a forwarder braced against the door for extra security. People like to steal tools on the weekends.  ::)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1043 on: January 03, 2006, 03:57:55 pm »
Some more Wood Hauler names noted while on the road.

"Hooter Patrol"
"Chapter II"
"Pedlar"
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1044 on: January 04, 2006, 05:54:04 pm »
Nice Thread Ron. Thanks for the time you put into all the pictures. And the same to everone else that has posted. Great Forum here lots of good info. 8)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1045 on: January 06, 2006, 01:43:07 pm »
here is a picture of my BIL cutting aspen on the landing. He's a mechanical engineer  for Bell helicopter down in Fort Worth, TX.  He and my sister were up for christmas, and he wanted to help me out for a few days.  So, after a short trainig period ( he'd never ran a chainsaw before) I put him to work cutting on the landing. He did pretty good too, especially considering the mess I made of the landing( I never ran a skidder before.  Aspen pulp is at $102/cord at the ainsworth osb plant in Grand Rapids.  Lot of money for pulp.  $102/cord-$16/cord= $86/cord on the landing, and this is wood off of our property, so no stumpage.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1046 on: January 06, 2006, 02:51:01 pm »
That's a good price barbender, it's more than the Burla Group is gonna pay here. They dropped the price to mid 80's pricing. (~$75/cord). No private producer is going to be selling there unless they just like excercise and giving wood away. I'de rather make worm food and pecker poles out of it. Their mill yard is going to be pretty empty for awhile.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1047 on: January 11, 2006, 09:29:09 pm »
"pecker poles out of it" we cut a lot of them  ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1048 on: January 12, 2006, 05:34:04 pm »
Wow, 75.00 per cord is that landed at the mill...

Here it is the grand price of 47.00 (CDN) on my landing....what a joke!!! :-[

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« Reply #1049 on: January 12, 2006, 06:17:16 pm »
No, roadside price Woodhog. We were getting $110 a cord a couple years ago. According to the news tonight UPM in Miramachi is faultering. UPM puts the blame on the inefficiencies of it's labour force, which has caused the mill to be unprofitable for the last 10 years.  And another contributing factor I beleive (and this is speculative) is Irving undercut them on a contract for pulp deliveries by $20/m^3 with cheap crown wood (180,000 m^3). A contract that UPM made with a Quebec company for wood from private sources, but it was never signed.  ::) But, apparently Irving had to obtain wood later from Fraser/Nexfor to overcome a shortfall, because of closed deliveries of private wood.  I got that info from 'Atlantic Forestry Review'. ::) All kinds of fun stuff.  :-\

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1050 on: January 13, 2006, 07:29:38 pm »
Ron, Where was that CCI harvest located?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1051 on: January 13, 2006, 07:44:34 pm »
bwalker,

The harvest was being done in the area behind the Iron River water tank and the old Bates mine.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1052 on: February 15, 2006, 10:27:56 pm »
Had a good time watching this little skidder working in my back yard today.



 
They're finally getting underway with the power line I've been whining about for the past 2 years.  This guy is helping to clear the right of way.  Here he is delimbing a twitch by driving over them with the blade.  It's amazing how quickly a good operator can clean up a whack of logs this way.




Headed for the landing with a half-truckload behind.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1053 on: February 15, 2006, 10:35:18 pm »
That is some skidder!
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #1054 on: February 16, 2006, 07:59:10 am »
She looks like she could swim, logs and all. ;)

That's quite a whack of wood.  :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1055 on: February 16, 2006, 08:11:40 am »
That is not a skidder is a SKIDDDEEEEEER
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1056 on: February 17, 2006, 02:53:09 pm »
I guess if you want a big skidder you have to buy Canadian eh?

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« Reply #1057 on: February 17, 2006, 05:05:07 pm »
Biggest skidder I have ever seen. Paul, I have to wonder how it might work in your part of the woods although doing endo's probably is not an issue. ;D
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« Reply #1058 on: February 17, 2006, 05:24:45 pm »
I've seen them use skidders up on the Nass River, BC. We laid out most harvest blocks up there for skidder. In the area we were at, the ground was more rolling and not steep mountains. Although we were in full view of coast mountains with snow on their peeks.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1059 on: February 19, 2006, 12:30:23 am »
 Was out riding with a buddy of mine yesterday who runs a Ponsse harvester.  He is working on a black spruce clear cut right now, I'll try and post the pics I took.  I love watching those machines- they are amazing.
Too many irons in the fire