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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1260 on: March 20, 2007, 02:48:13 pm »
Woodhauler's are often given a personal name by their owners. Her "Sexy Lady" is being loaded with pulpwood at the landing. Gothard timber harvest; 11/06.



Some other owner named woodhauler's recently noted at work were:

"Pine Marten"
"Shorty"
"Mad Dog"
"Hooter Patrol"
"Hog Tied"
"Big Wolf"
"Attitude"
"Carpenter"

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1261 on: March 20, 2007, 03:47:31 pm »
Hooter patrol...That cracks me up,
But hey, anyone giving of their time to watch out over owl's is ok in my book.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1262 on: March 20, 2007, 09:13:51 pm »
KevinH,

You crack me up. :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1263 on: March 25, 2007, 07:54:14 pm »
good thread--but jeezz--took three nights to get thru it all!!!!!!! continue

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1264 on: April 17, 2007, 04:28:24 pm »
John Deere 440-B Cable Skidder. This small cable skidder provides support for cabling trees out of wet areas and up hill sides where selectively cut trees can not be reached directly by the iron-mule forwarder. Malmborg timber harvest; 3/07. 


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1265 on: April 17, 2007, 06:42:12 pm »
That's a nice looking/clean 440 there. 8) :) ;) ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1266 on: April 17, 2007, 07:01:47 pm »
Wow!!  :o
That early 70's machine looks brand new. I had one of those in the A-model many moons ago....

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1267 on: April 17, 2007, 11:00:49 pm »
Yes, this logger takes exceptionally good care of his equipment. The best that I've seen with older equipment. The 4010 Iron Mule shown earlier is also his.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1268 on: April 18, 2007, 10:47:03 am »
 Just bought a 40A Tajfun 3pt winch. Pictures coming soon as I get it a little dirty  ;D . It'll be easier pulling 7/16s cable than 3/4 plus it comes with 200' of cable I shouldn't be pulling the end off so much.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1269 on: April 18, 2007, 05:03:48 pm »
4510 Iron Mule Forwarder. The iron mule forwarder pulls a load of aspen pulpwood uphill on its way to the landing/decking area during a break in the weather. Malmborg timber harvest; 3/07.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1270 on: April 18, 2007, 07:54:21 pm »
Good luck pulling out 100 feet in a straight line through the woods.   :D   Looking forward to the pictures.That is a hyd winch,right?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1271 on: April 19, 2007, 08:05:29 pm »
 thecfarm, no it doesn't have the hydraulics.When I went to look at the different sizes I found that the hydraulic ones still have a pto shaft to the winch and the price is almost double for the hydro-remote control. I started by looking for a fully hydraulic winch and couldn't find any that would pull more than 63' per min and theres no production in that.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1272 on: April 19, 2007, 10:03:49 pm »







Pile of 10' grade and 100" sugar maple saw bolts.  Pile was started with a little seed on March 12 before the frost laws went on.  They went off yesterday at 8AM 8) 8) 8)


Winter's production of firewood.  Rough estimate is there's 140 cords in the two piles.  I've probably got another 30 cords or so to pick up  8)


Pile of 10 and 12' basswood grade logs.  Too bad they aren't worth more :(


Beech sawbolts.  I'll have a train load to go out next week  :)





1st train of the day  8).  The 1st in five weeks actually :)


2nd train of the day 8) 8)


3rd train 8) 8) 8)



5th train  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) loaded with maple on the lead and 12' basswood on the pup.  We were just a bit short of maple grade for a full load.  I got to BSing with Mark as he was binding down the 4th load and forgot the picture ::) ;) ;D


100" maple sawbolts and a few maple grade logs are all that's left of the big pile.  Mark'll be in tomorrow or Monday for them.  Shouldn't miss a train load by much if he comes in tomorrow and it'll be over that if he comes in next week.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1273 on: April 19, 2007, 10:12:40 pm »


1975 Model 5000 Iron Mule with a load of maple saw timber


Pic taken earlier when there was still snow and the tire chains were still on.  The load is hardwood firewood. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1274 on: April 20, 2007, 07:30:01 am »
Holy cow you've been busy!

Great pictures Greg, thanks for showing us. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1275 on: April 20, 2007, 08:25:53 am »
Looks like you need to subcontract some sawing.  ;) Wouldn't want them logs spoiling.  :( Looks like some fine saw logs there. To bad I'm so far away or I'd be over with the trailer after some bass carving stock and some beech turning stock. I'd love to have a banister and spools made of beech.  :) I never tried beech before but it has beautiful grain.  8)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1276 on: April 20, 2007, 12:12:51 pm »
I'm not sawin em  ;D  The maple and basswood grade logs go to Baumgarten's Mill in Tower, Mi.  The maple sawbolts go to Robbins Flooring mill  http://www.robbinsfloor.com/  in Millersburg, Mi. and the beech and other hardwood sawbolts go to Bunker's Mill in Vanderbilt, Mi.  We cut quite a few beech this morning and talked about what nice logs they make but couldn't come up with any reason to saw any for our own use  ;) ;D  The plan is to run for another month then knock off for haying season, sawmill moving season, and barn repairing season then go back to the woods the end of August or so.  That's the plan anyway  ;) ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1277 on: April 20, 2007, 07:53:50 pm »
Iron Mule 4510 Forwarder. Packs a load of aspen sawlogs to the landing/decking area. Malmborg timber harvest; 3/07.


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« Reply #1278 on: April 21, 2007, 04:45:29 am »
What price are the aspen sawlogs? We were getting 280 mfbm for aspen veneer at one time. Not sure of the price now. Had to be chalk white, but knots didn't matter.

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« Reply #1279 on: April 21, 2007, 08:15:52 am »
125 bucks a cord for 10' logs with at least a 10" top. 
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