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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880766 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1340 on: August 02, 2007, 08:33:52 pm »
The whole truck isn't all on a short bridge at the same time  ;) ;D ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1341 on: August 03, 2007, 06:03:25 am »
It would be on the Shikatehawk. They gotta go around the other way I guess. No bridges there, 'cept down at the mouth where there is a heavier bridge on the 'Hawk'. Our bridge up on the farm, no it wouldn't span the whole bridge. But tater trucks are shorter and haul about 16 ton of taters during harvest, fertilizer the same during planting.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1342 on: September 02, 2007, 07:06:00 pm »
Kubota L48 with Farmi winch.  Small scale selective logging. I can harvest small quantities of logs with this setup without damaging the woodlot provided I wait for dry conditions. Here I am skidding full length, 40' to 48' stems. My skid trail allows this, but I will buck to length when it doesn't.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1343 on: September 02, 2007, 11:03:32 pm »
 
These were taken on Arrow Lake (Columbia River). The logs are decked then hauled down and dumped in the water as needed. The boom boat is busy organizing and securing the logs. Too far away to get a good picture of the tug but the ferry was held up over two hours while he passed with a huge boom. If he traveled any faster he would lose logs. A round trip with a truck would take a day.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1344 on: September 11, 2007, 08:49:27 pm »
Iron Mule Forwarder. The old Iron Mule is slow and steady carrying a load of aspen pulpwood along the hillside. Anderson timber harvest; 4/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1345 on: October 18, 2007, 11:46:05 am »
Some more Woodhauler Truck Names noted while on the road.

"Guard Dog"
"Chip"
"Snapper"
"Miss Elizabeth"
"Fetchin Sticks"
"Bearly Making It"
"Spoiled Rotten"
"Road Runner"
"Tree Hugger"
"Black Foot"

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1346 on: October 18, 2007, 05:08:18 pm »
Timberjack Forwarder. Sorting oak sawlogs at the roadside landing. Austin timber harvest; 5/07.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1347 on: October 18, 2007, 06:54:02 pm »
When I first found this thread, I read through the whole thing, it was a little smaller, only 63 pages I think. :D Now that it's back, I'm going to read it all over again. 8)


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1348 on: October 18, 2007, 07:39:46 pm »
A good ending to this Thread as it dies for lack of interest!  :'(

Anything but dead, eh?


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1349 on: October 19, 2007, 01:09:19 pm »
Timberjack 380B Grapple Skidder. Pulls a grapple of aspen tree lengths out to the landing for delimbing and chipping. State, Wheeler Creek timber harvest; 8/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1350 on: October 19, 2007, 10:06:04 pm »
I noticed there are some pictures that are no longer visable. In particular, I was looking for one that was at the front of this thread. It was some kind of forwarder, and possible a harvester, with two axles on the front and two on the back. It was huge, just slightly larger than Rhode Island.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1351 on: October 19, 2007, 10:14:10 pm »
Dave, do you have a reply # for the post the missing pics are in, or maybe a link to the posts ???

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1352 on: October 19, 2007, 11:44:23 pm »
Furby, I went back through the first 12 pages and I found these: #24-Ron Scott, #94-Jeff, #174-Ron Scott. I think there might have been about a dozen throughout the entire thread. I know Jeff kept finding folders full of photos, didn't know if there were any more missing.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1353 on: October 19, 2007, 11:52:03 pm »
#25 and #94 are off site links and serves as an example of what can happen if we allow them here.
They were used waaaaaaay back then, but we don't allow them now.
Basicly they are broken links.

#174 is a different issue.

If you right click on the red X and then click properties, it will tell you what the adress is for that item.
Try it on a forum pic and you'll get an idea of what it should look like.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1354 on: October 20, 2007, 07:45:55 am »
Wow, holly Toledo. I was just looking at the number of posts in this thread. And Ron was worried way back that the thread would sink. Not in this crowd.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1355 on: October 23, 2007, 11:53:08 am »
Timberjack Grapple Skidder. Taking "a break" at the landing of the total tree chipping operation. State timber harvest; 8/07.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1356 on: October 23, 2007, 11:30:27 pm »
Wow, holly Toledo. I was just looking at the number of posts in this thread. And Ron was worried way back that the thread would sink. Not in this crowd.  ;D
Don't stop now Ron, this is one of my favourites. ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1357 on: October 24, 2007, 11:18:46 pm »
ron what size motor does that Timberjack have in it is it a 450? i have a 450 and it has a darn 453 detriot in it. it would never pull a bunch of wood with that size grapple.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1358 on: October 25, 2007, 10:35:26 am »
I don't know the specific size engines on these, but they will grapple a "bunch" of aspen tree lenghts in a pull with no problem.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1359 on: October 25, 2007, 10:58:59 am »
Aspen "Tree Length Bunch". One of the grapple skidders will move the "bunch" to the landing for chipping. State timber harvest; 9/07.

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