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Offline Ron Scott

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1140 on: July 03, 2006, 12:54:27 pm »
Iron Mule Forwarder. At work; Austin timber harvest; 6/06.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1141 on: July 03, 2006, 05:44:53 pm »
Ron how much wood do those Irion mules hual out at once?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1142 on: July 03, 2006, 07:38:18 pm »
Approximately 1.5 cords or about 750 bd. ft. average when carrying mostly 8 foot lenghts.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1143 on: July 04, 2006, 01:47:15 am »
Thanks thougt it was something like that.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1144 on: July 04, 2006, 12:07:26 pm »
Rubberboots with kevlar are safty but they are egendering  perspiring feet.  Against this drawback are special fleecesocks helping. If you wear this socks, you can work the whole day and in the evening when you put off the rubberboots, your feet are dry.

The same is being valid for leather boots with kevlar.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1145 on: July 04, 2006, 08:30:14 pm »
Would you have an internet link that describes the above mentioned socks...my feet need all the help they can get in those rubber caskets...Thanks

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1146 on: July 05, 2006, 04:42:06 am »
You can also get a kind of slipper from Mark's Work Warehouse, Zellers used to carry them also. They are blue-gray in color and only ride up to ankle hieght. I find them and some good polymer insoles make my feet comfy in those safety chaulk (we call'm cork) boots. I'm like you Woodhog, my feet need to be in comfort or I feel like a crippled old man by 5 pm.  Now if they could just make those boots so they don't chaiffe the hair of your legs. :(

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1147 on: July 05, 2006, 06:43:06 am »
Hello Woodhog,

got to this link: http://www.hellyhansen.com. Helly Hansen . An other pic is here:http://www.wobestellen.de/td-socken+heavy+navy-833964-2945.htm

Helly Hansen produces the best workwear for logging. In Germany all men who are working in the forest wearing this clothes.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1148 on: July 05, 2006, 07:08:09 am »
I've never had any better luck with HH than I have with Viking or Husqy. A pair of those boots will barely last a season when working in thinnings. The sides and edges that are thin rubber always break down. The best set of rain gear I had was from a supplier in BC with double lined bibs and coat. Don't waste your good money on Gortex garments, you can buy that stuff for $2-3 a square foot and these big name brands stick an outrageous price on them. The best Gortex boot I ever had and still use is made by Red Wing in the US. I've had others and they break down before a year. My current boots are 3 years old.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1149 on: July 05, 2006, 07:44:02 pm »
I have a pair of Rocky boots with goretex that have lasted about 3 years now. They do need to be resoled, but the goretex is none the worse for wear.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1150 on: July 09, 2006, 10:47:33 pm »
Woodhauler, "Get R Dun". Loads Sawlogs from along the two track access road through the timber harvest area. Austin timber harvest; 6/06.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1151 on: July 11, 2006, 10:24:02 pm »

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1152 on: July 12, 2006, 06:39:23 pm »
Looks like you have some sawing to do, for sure. Looks like an off bearer sitten back waiting for some boards to tale. Can't disappoint him. ;D

{tried posting early this morning but the server was down or something}  :'(

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1153 on: July 30, 2006, 07:58:10 pm »
Woodhauler "Get R Dun" leaves the harvest area with another load of hardwood sawlogs. Austin timber harvest; 5/06


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1154 on: July 30, 2006, 09:50:27 pm »
That is interesting, four drive axles on a shortlog truck. Must be tough on tires. ???
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1155 on: July 31, 2006, 12:40:47 am »
Just guessing, but I bet two of those axles are air up cheaters...  I'd say the front one and the back one...   
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1156 on: August 03, 2006, 07:33:24 pm »
Woodhauler Get R Dun; "picks up steam" as it moves a load of sawlogs out over the two-track access road. Austin timber harverst 5/06.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1157 on: August 09, 2006, 10:57:14 am »
 
For those of you who ever wundered how they got the chips out of the trucks when they got to the mills ..   

                       
 
 

This was taken at the Tembec mill in Témiscamingue Québec . Both wear being unloaded at the same time .

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1158 on: August 09, 2006, 02:18:26 pm »
Great pictures Marcel. I was surprised no one had posted similar before. I've seen them do the same at Nackawick. It is also a Tembec mill, co-owned by Burla in India, where they make Rayon for clothing.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1159 on: August 12, 2006, 07:31:28 pm »
No equipement on my land as yet.They just came in to cut for a few days to try to get ahead of the forwarder.Here's a white pine that is a 3 footer.


This tree is about 80 years old.There are many more trees of this size to be cut.I have more pictures in my gallery if you want to view them.
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