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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881193 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1380 on: December 20, 2007, 10:52:34 pm »
That set up really does make the job easier.  8)  I have wanted something like it but then I would have to go back to work to justify it.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1381 on: December 21, 2007, 09:04:57 pm »
Well done! Looks like a very good service vehicle with items available in time of need.
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« Reply #1382 on: January 12, 2008, 08:38:44 pm »
I currently run a 1270D doing mountain sides.  I've got 7000hrs on it so its alittle more work.  But come March 1st, I'll be getting my new 1470d.  I can't wait.  I've started posting stuff about it on my site...http://www.TheTreeHarvester.com.
Check it out.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1383 on: January 12, 2008, 10:09:33 pm »
i liked your pitchure of the head and sun set/rise. put it on as a background.
good job nice one you dont see many like that perfect

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1384 on: January 13, 2008, 12:06:59 am »
That's a nice looking harvester. Tell us more about your operation and the kind of wood you are cutting. What kind of forwarder is that you have?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1385 on: January 14, 2008, 08:13:16 pm »
Sometimes you have to use what you have. :D
Yea thats a FORD!  8)






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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1386 on: January 15, 2008, 04:36:53 pm »
Oh come on! At least get a Chev  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1387 on: January 15, 2008, 05:06:52 pm »
But he'd need the Ford to drag the Chev out. ;) :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1388 on: January 15, 2008, 05:57:29 pm »
Once upon a time I got my old Chevy stuck but it was OK because it took TWO Fords to pull it out.  A full size Bronco and a Ranger.  My Ford owning friends couldn't rib me about that one  :) ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1389 on: January 15, 2008, 07:58:07 pm »
i had my john deere 648E skidder pull out my chevy tracker yesterday. ;D wasnt much a pull though.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1390 on: January 15, 2008, 10:04:14 pm »
 I ended up replacing the clutch on my ford ranger clearing for my log cabin thats now 22 yrs old, the ranger lasted 10. I've had every brand up pickup, always liked the one I'm driving now  ;D .
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1391 on: January 15, 2008, 10:07:14 pm »
Toyota eh?  yikes_smiley  :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1392 on: January 16, 2008, 07:58:37 pm »
 GMC  ;) . who knows what the next will be. Crummies I buy Crummies.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1393 on: March 04, 2008, 07:27:06 pm »
Iron Mule 4510 Forwarder.Forwarding aspen pulpwood; Sheffer timber harvest; 12/07

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1394 on: March 05, 2008, 07:39:13 am »
Ron,

A few questions about the Iron Mule if you please. Are the bunks long enough for 16 foot logs? Can you load spotted trailers with the boom on the Mule? Is there a winch aboard for getting unstuck?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1395 on: March 05, 2008, 11:44:40 am »
Rick,
Here is a good thread with lots of Mule info.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,21155.40.html
Post 50 covers long logs.
Short answer to your questions are, Yes stack 12's or less on top to hold them, Yes you can load a trailer and No winch from the factory, I have not seen one with a winch.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1396 on: March 05, 2008, 06:18:05 pm »
Pretty much as Reddog said. We allow a maximum of a 17 foot log which they will carry on a topload. I haven't seen any with a winch either. Some have asked about the articulation joint between the operator cab and the wood bunk. He is a photo of the 4510. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1397 on: March 05, 2008, 08:09:25 pm »
Reddog and Ron,

Thanks for the info. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1398 on: March 06, 2008, 05:46:04 pm »
Working in Deep Snow. Falling a hard maple in deep snow takes some extra effort. The sawyer must clean out to the base of the tree prior to starting his tree falling task in this selection harvest of northern hardwoods. Nixon timber harvest; 2/08.

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« Reply #1399 on: March 06, 2008, 07:33:58 pm »
 No fun limbing out either, one min the bole was up to my knees next it was at my chest. Took me a min, just to get back up on top of the snow. Makes for a real long day  >:( .
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