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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880744 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1300 on: May 18, 2007, 09:49:35 pm »
 
  Nice , we did get a good load of that white stuff this winter , we have to meet up some day ... maybe later this summer when I get back from the Arctic ,  :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1301 on: May 19, 2007, 11:50:08 am »
 

 Thanks Marcel, I ended up doing the side pixels to 450 then used another photo shop to crop it and it worked.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1302 on: May 19, 2007, 09:03:39 pm »
Nice set up you have there.I myself would like to see the front of the log up off the ground some.I have twitched out some good size ones with what I have and I've always have the front off the ground,not much at times.Now that I look at your winch I can see why.When my winch is raised like yours,my mast,the top pulley is a good 5 feet from the ground.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1303 on: May 20, 2007, 06:43:07 pm »
 That was a posed picture. I usually have the butt up on the plate.I've found that I like this arrangement as there seems to be less pull on the cable and the butt can slide around on the plate when cornering.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1304 on: May 22, 2007, 07:41:44 pm »
Logger's Pickup; GMC Diesel. Note large tool box, forwarder and skidder fuel supply tank, extra chain saw, chainsaw fuel supply tanks, oil supply container, and small tool box.  Malmborg timber harvest; 3/07
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1305 on: May 22, 2007, 09:42:42 pm »
Yep, that's a logger's pickup, bent tailgate and all.  :D

Most of the loggers here have gone to cargo trailers at the landings. Some are pretty well equiped with generators, welders, air compressors, fuel, hydraulic oil, spare hydraulic hoses, spare parts, etc.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1306 on: May 22, 2007, 11:35:22 pm »
Yep, that's a logger's pickup, bent tailgate and all.  :D
That's called a "Smileing" tailgate in the trade.. ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1307 on: May 25, 2007, 09:50:46 am »
Hey Marcel,
Man the spring snow was tuff this year. I wound up working on the skidder through most of the winter (outside and on the snow) I did not start cutting untill the third week in March and by then we had a good 3-4 feet of very heavy snow. I got a set of ring chains for the front and the 440 would slowly chug through most of it but man it sure sucked fuel till I got the trail packed. All in all the three loads of pulp that I sold covered about 75%of what I spent on chains, parts, fuel and oil ::) The good news is that things should be ready for next year ;D.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1308 on: May 29, 2007, 08:19:22 pm »
Some more Woodhauler Names noted while on the road.

* Low Bidder II
* Heart Beat
* Slow Ride
* Snatcher
* Coca Cola Kid
* Big Red
* Golden Comet
* Dakota Shane
* Half Breed
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1309 on: June 02, 2007, 05:32:28 pm »
Ponsee "Buffalo" Forwarder. New Page red pine timber harvest; 5/07.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1310 on: June 15, 2007, 06:42:26 pm »
Chipping Red Pine Tops. New Page red pine timber harvest; 5/07.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1311 on: June 16, 2007, 05:55:11 am »
Ron, I feel we need to do something like this with a lot of our red pine plantations as soon as the crown begins to lift (lower limbs die off). 6' x 6' spacing is pretty close for pines after 25 years.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1312 on: June 16, 2007, 05:19:19 pm »
What do they do with those Red Pine chips Ron ?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1313 on: June 16, 2007, 08:06:25 pm »
Dumping a Load Of Chips. Chips are being dumped at the New Page pulp mill in Escanaba, Michigan. Chips are being used for boiler fuel at the mill, cogeneration plants, and for heating local schools depending upon the quality produced.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1314 on: June 17, 2007, 11:54:18 pm »
Looks like a pretty high dollar chipping operation! Do those drivers have the option of staying in the cab? :) One of my co-workers hauled grain for a while, dumping in Superior, Wisconsin. He had his wife along for a ride one day, they got to the dump and he gets out of the truck, thinking she will follow. She says she will just stay in the truck, so he tells her its a pretty extreme angle and she needs to get out. Well she makes a pretty big fuss so he let her stay. When she came back down she had her chips and coffee spilled all over her and her eyes were bugged out pretty good. They are divorced now
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1315 on: June 18, 2007, 10:23:04 am »
This was discussed on another thread where the chip truck had slipped backward on the ramp. No one should be allowed to stay in the truck.
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« Reply #1316 on: June 18, 2007, 04:49:39 pm »
Ponsee Delimber. Yes, this is a high dollar red pine timber harvest and chipping operation for biomass fuel. New Page red pine harvest; 5/07.

 
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« Reply #1317 on: June 18, 2007, 08:45:53 pm »
Information told to me: Red/White Pine clearing WI DNR is having done to reduce fire risk. Muscoda,WI 6/07

First time I've seen equipment like this up close and personal. Pretty neat.  :)

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1318 on: June 22, 2007, 11:05:16 am »
Loading Chip Hauler. New Page red pine harvest; 5/07.

 
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« Reply #1319 on: June 23, 2007, 12:58:44 am »
That is a serious chip trailer  :o Here that would be a B-train load.
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