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Offline semologger

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1360 on: October 25, 2007, 10:59:10 pm »
ron i have looked thru this forum alot. how do you get so many pitchures of equipment?
you have alot.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1361 on: October 26, 2007, 08:42:42 pm »
I'm a consulting forester and usually take photos when I'm out administering  logging jobs, attending workshops, logging events etc.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1362 on: October 27, 2007, 11:51:39 am »
Prentice 325 Delimber. Set up at the landing to delimb tree lengths prior to chipping. State timber harvest; 8/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1363 on: October 28, 2007, 10:27:43 pm »
 

thats all folks

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1364 on: October 28, 2007, 10:33:30 pm »
The last pictures could have been in the B.C. interior. Very typical, except for the Freightliner cab over with the sleeper but a lot of guys are hungry right now.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1365 on: October 29, 2007, 09:59:48 pm »
Trelan Chipper 233. The chipping unit for this chipping operation. State timber harvest; 8/07

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1366 on: October 31, 2007, 09:05:21 pm »
Finally got around to taking some pict's of a current job thats taken more than 2yrs to complete due to being very wet.
Foley lot 10/07. This was before cutting.
 
 Then after, its not the exact same placing by 50 odd ft.
 
 Here's the Taylor pulling a turn.
 
 When we started this job 20mbf of beech were nice trees,2yrs later its all diseased.
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1367 on: November 02, 2007, 09:36:15 pm »
Loaded Chip Van. Ready to leave the chipping area with a load of chips. State timber harvest; 8/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1368 on: November 02, 2007, 09:45:29 pm »
That critters got some tires under it.Around here they just use a regular 2 axle trailer.I have seen some special trailer boxes that dip down in front of the tires.If I ever have a camera by one that is parked I will take a picture.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1369 on: November 03, 2007, 12:11:50 pm »
I also noted the large amount of axles on that trailer, around here the max is 3, for a tri axle trailer with one having an airlift that you raise when empty
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How do they make enough money to pay for the scuffed out tires on that thing when it is turning.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1370 on: November 03, 2007, 04:58:02 pm »
Use these chip vans around here. Built in town.



Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1371 on: November 05, 2007, 07:27:19 pm »
The Service & Support Vehicle. An important unit for every logging job. State timber harvest; 8/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1372 on: November 08, 2007, 08:33:56 pm »
A "true" clear cut. This was primarily an over mature aspen stand. All trees were removed and chipped. State timber harvest; 9/07.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1373 on: November 19, 2007, 05:24:12 pm »
4510 Iron mule Forwarder. Parked on the harvest area with a load to be forwarded to the landing while the operator takes his lunch break. Sheffer timber harvest; 10/07.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1374 on: December 05, 2007, 02:10:32 pm »

 i love this post..  ;D i also like seeing how every other logger does things.

 delbert

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1375 on: December 07, 2007, 10:22:07 am »
We seem to have lots of photos of equipment used to harvest, process, and transport wood but not a lot of shots of equipmnet used for silvicultural purposes.

This is the bracke (Bracke Kultivatorn) which I believe was designed and originally built in Sweden. It is a patch scarifier though the model used in parts of Canada had a seeding mechanism built into it just by the rear mattock wheels.

 

My experience using the seeder was that this design would have been better served if it were left on the shelf. The seeder plates were alway jamming up with the aluminum latex used to coat the seed, and slightest amount of humidity caused the seed to clump up.

 

This particular bracke is beginning used a patch scarifier this site will be hand planted next spring.  In this instance the prime mover used is a John Deere 648G.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1376 on: December 11, 2007, 03:57:28 pm »
A few more "woodhauler names" noted while on the road.

"Logger's Limo"
"Got Wood"
"Sporting Wood"
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1377 on: December 11, 2007, 04:16:06 pm »
I wanted to comment on what was used for scarification here on local private woodlots. That is the C&H plow. Unless you have dry ground your working on, this machine should never be allowed off the float. It will ruin a sensitive site in a hurry, then those rows fill with water like ditches. If you have a good dry site, it still is best to scarify in the fall and plant in spring so the loose air pockets get worked out by the natural elements (rain, snow, thawing). Still have to be careful of pockets of duff that got turned over, prone to drying out in the summer heat. On old fields we have good luck with plowing and then spray 2 or 3 years later.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1378 on: December 20, 2007, 06:57:56 pm »
Here's my service truck I just assembled from a 1991 chevy 3/4 ton 4/4 that I bought new in 1990. I had the cab freshened up, it's just like new, then put the boxes on. it has a fuel tank for loaders and such,air compressor all kinds of tools, jacks, saws, shovel, fire ext, big first aid kit, extra clothes, oils, grease and grease gun, ropes, chains and lots of other stuff you could need on a logging job. It will be so much nicer than crawling over and digging through all that stuff in the old pickup bed. :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1379 on: December 20, 2007, 07:02:51 pm »
Looks like a dandy. Secure enough to keep the tool thieves out.  ;)

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