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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881228 times)

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Offline Stephen Alford

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1280 on: April 21, 2007, 07:04:09 pm »
Started a new hardwood thinning. (RM 4 SM2 WB2 14m 81-90% CC ) In this part of the world I think we forest influence more than we forest manage. A personal goal is to try to maintain as much forest land base as possible. Whatever can be done to accomplish this is a good thing. The second objective is to meet the needs of the landowner. Offer the options however landowner rights still matter. If a landowner's choice is not something I can agree with then that is the time to move on.





 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1281 on: April 21, 2007, 07:06:45 pm »
One picture will probably suffice unless your trying to post 3 different ones. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1282 on: April 21, 2007, 07:14:28 pm »
Ya ,goofed  somehow was trying to post 3 different pics,  had the before and after thing.  Stephen
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1283 on: April 21, 2007, 07:22:29 pm »
You can use the 'Modify' button in the original post and place the other photo names from your gallery. Use the code by copy and paste from here into your modify post above. ;)

Maybe these are the photos ???

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Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1284 on: April 21, 2007, 07:56:24 pm »
Thanks SD  :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1285 on: April 23, 2007, 06:55:18 pm »
Iron Mule 4000 Forwarder. Parked at the landing/decking area and ready to start a days work. This is an older and "somewhat used" machine, but performed well on this timber harvest with no down time. I'll be closing the job out tomorrow. Anderson timber harvest; 3/07.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1286 on: April 24, 2007, 05:21:03 am »
This is an older and "somewhat used" machine, but performed well on this timber harvest with no down time.

Yeah, looks like 'broken down bronco Bruce'  ;D :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1287 on: April 24, 2007, 08:01:37 pm »
This is an old Timber Jack with some beech logs.Logs was nothing to brag about,but better than pulp prices.Was about 15 minutes from my house.

 


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1288 on: April 24, 2007, 08:06:50 pm »
Iron Mule 4000 Forwarder. The "Old Girl" had her oil changed today and will now be moved out to another job. Her forwarded wood is now in waiting for the trucker.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1289 on: April 26, 2007, 04:51:38 pm »
Woodhauler "Fox #3" is preparing to leave with a load of oak sawlogs as the owner/driver climbs down off the loader. Anderson timber harvest; 3/07.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1290 on: April 29, 2007, 09:23:54 pm »
Logger's Pickup. Anderson timber harvest; 3/07

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1291 on: May 01, 2007, 12:09:07 am »
 Logging in beetle killed spruce.
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1292 on: May 11, 2007, 11:35:12 am »
Here is our home built, excavator based, combo forwarder/harvester. Used only as forwarder for now, we will install a Patu stroke harvester on it next week. It has a huge lifting capacity and fast loading speed due to is rotating cab. On 1000 hrs test, we had no major problem. We want to start production of this machine in 2008. More details on the tests and pics in harvesting mode soon.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1293 on: May 13, 2007, 11:42:19 am »
I finally got a picture of the new winch on a clearing job.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1294 on: May 13, 2007, 04:12:06 pm »
Can you resize so we can see it? ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1295 on: May 14, 2007, 07:59:48 pm »
Load of Oak Sawlogs. The Peterbuilt leaves the landing/decking area with a load of oak sawlogs. The 18 and 20 footers will be milled into crane decking material.
Austin timber harvest; 3/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1296 on: May 15, 2007, 09:08:01 am »
I have never seen an axle setup like that. The first and fourth ones appear to be tags.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1297 on: May 17, 2007, 07:49:14 pm »
 I down loaded a Hewett Packard photo program but I having problems making the photos to the 44 kb's when its small enough to be loaded into my folder it to blurry.
 Guess I need to look for a different free photo fix prog.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1298 on: May 17, 2007, 09:30:41 pm »
Ed
Regards the pic.
Did ya follow the good Help guidelines?

Resize to 450 pixels longest side first
Yer photo posted is way down to 99 pixels on the longest side. The file size then might take care of itself. Give it another good shot. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1299 on: May 18, 2007, 01:58:13 pm »
Hi folks, I am posting some photos of some harvesting work that I did on my farm this winter.

Kingdom Hill Farm Aspen Harvest 2007
 
Aspen stand prior to felling note red arrow indicates where hard hat is for reference (note windthrow in backround)

Aspen stand after felling red arrow is where hard hat was

 and some shots of the skid trail after harvest

aspen pulp by road waiting for mud season to end and some 20-24inch dbh 16 foot aspen saw logs
 

I did most of the felling and skidding in 3-4 feet of heavy snow I did not take any pics while I was working because I was afraid that the camera would get smashed.
Mike