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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881220 times)

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Offline Bill Johnson

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1220 on: February 16, 2007, 03:04:58 pm »
Last winter this happened.


Now this winter we have this.








I'm pretty sure someone had some pretty mean explaining to do after this was all said and done with.

These pictures are attributed to logging operations in the central part of Ontario, say Bancroft-South River area or so I've been told.



 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1221 on: February 16, 2007, 04:53:18 pm »
What kind of a lame brainer would take a piece of heavy equipment out into that soup swamp. Any man with intelligence could see that wouldn't be a good idea.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1222 on: February 16, 2007, 07:21:48 pm »
I guess they don't float so well do they. I bet the owner was not the one who did it.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1223 on: February 16, 2007, 10:36:13 pm »
It's easy to look at that picture and wonder why anyone would venture into that area with equipment, but soft spots can sometimes be deceptive.  I've seen guys with many years of experince get in a pickle in areas that didn't look bad at all before-hand (never seen anything in real life go out of sight quite this bad, other than the odd picture floating around the internet)  A tracked machine like a buncher has a lot more flotation on their first pass through an area, and I've worked with them on ground that seems almost too soft to walk on.  It's the forwarders, or especially wheeled skidders that usually get into the trouble on the multiple passes over wet trails.  If the buncher's getting stuck you're prety much ... we lets just say good luck getting the wood out.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1224 on: February 16, 2007, 11:17:13 pm »
Did you ever get it out bill? :o :(
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1225 on: February 17, 2007, 07:15:50 am »
Well I guess you could also blame the guy doing the layout of the harvest. That would be considered wetland area and be buffered if the layout man was worth his weight. They normally running machinery through wetland and spring holes?  ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1226 on: February 17, 2007, 09:41:26 am »
Just another day in the woods...!!!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1227 on: February 17, 2007, 12:11:24 pm »
Muskeg & Tea Berrie swamps have a way of letting you down :o ::) in that part of the country. Don't freeze even in the coldest winters....Trappers will walk around them. ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1228 on: February 17, 2007, 04:42:51 pm »
He's back.Here's a piece of euipment he's added since he was here last Aug.




It's a John Deere grapple with a winch.It's not a big one,but this is what he wanted.He's been doing a real fine job with it.He's been going after the one's that are all over the lot.He's keeping one stand of white pine just in case we get a lot of snow again.He's ricking them up in the woods for the forwarder to pick up.Seems odd to see pine and hardwood mixed up in a pile.But that is what the forwarder is for,to sort out the logs at the landing.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1229 on: February 19, 2007, 07:53:55 am »
They were able to fish both these machines out eventually.  The one from last winter required them to corduroy the wet hole and using 4 excavators and a skidder they were finally able to get it out. 

Sorry I don't have any photos of the extraction process.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1230 on: February 19, 2007, 08:00:03 am »
What did they have to do to get them running again? I bet that was an involved process.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1231 on: February 22, 2007, 07:39:10 am »
HI ya ! Took these pictures of a new (to me) creature in the woods awhile back. ::)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1232 on: February 22, 2007, 07:42:51 am »

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1233 on: February 22, 2007, 07:46:18 am »
It also had a grapple attachment  as well as a brush mower for trail and road maintenance.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1234 on: February 22, 2007, 07:40:00 pm »
Is that a JD, Stephen? Colors look like it.
Looks like a all-around do-everything machine...are those rubber tracks?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1235 on: February 22, 2007, 08:23:40 pm »
Hi ya!  It was a cat. Rubber tracks. It was doing trials and I was just there to watch. The drivers seat was bidirectional which was neat.  The trees were felled but the head was not a buncher style.  The clam was then put on and the trees dragged to a modified porter with an inch-worm on the front bunk.  I have seen big bunnies make deeper ruts.  Stephen
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1236 on: February 22, 2007, 08:33:15 pm »
What kills a lot of these machine ideas is the fact they cost more than I can get out of the wood if I cut every stick, and that's not the way I want to manage my woods. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1237 on: February 27, 2007, 07:51:02 pm »
"Chaining" The Iron Mule. Chains are now needed on the Iron Mule forwarder so that it can negotiate the hills in the harvest area. The logging crew assists the "boss" laying on the cold ground under the mule with the task. Austin timber harvest, 1/07.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1238 on: March 02, 2007, 05:50:36 pm »
Iron Mule Forwarder Works On Hillside. Pulpwood is being loaded on the Iron Mule for forwarding to the landing. Chains on the front tires provides the traction needed on the snow covered slope. Austin timber harvest, 2/07.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1239 on: March 05, 2007, 07:31:53 pm »
Timberjack Forwarder. Unloading and sorting oak sawlogs at the landing. Austin timber harvest; 2/07.


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