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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1420 on: March 11, 2008, 09:05:58 pm »
 I sure wood like to have a forwarder ;D it make for a easy day in the timber. how long of saw logs does it handel ?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1421 on: March 11, 2008, 09:24:22 pm »
 I noticed orange & blue paint on one tree, is that the cut boundry?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1422 on: March 12, 2008, 12:11:51 am »
Forwarders of this size bunk will carry 8-17 foot sawlogs. The shorter logs are placed on the bottom with the longer logs being placed on the topload.

The trees with the blue painted ring at breast height and stump mark are the trees to be cut. The orange spots are marks made by a timber purchaser while looking at the sale prior to bidding. Some timber buyers will place their own marks of another paint color on the trees while making their own volume cruise, designate veneer trees, etc.

Our cutting boundarys are marked with red painted line trees. A blue painted "W" on a tree is a wildlife tree not to be cut. A blue painted "X" on a tree is an unmerchantable tree that is not in the tally, but may be cut at the purchaser's option.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1423 on: March 12, 2008, 05:52:56 pm »
Western Star Woodhauler. It is loaded and the load chains are tightened. Plans are to move off 3 loads of sawlogs today. Nixon timber harvest; 2/08.


The Western Star is "ready to roll" with its sawlog load.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1424 on: March 14, 2008, 08:38:30 pm »
Daylight On The Landing. Nixon timber harvest; 2/08.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1425 on: March 24, 2008, 07:51:24 pm »
Logger's Pickup. One can easily recognize a logger's pick-up as it shows the tools and wear of the trade including the empty pop cans inside on the floor. ;) Sheffer timber harvest; 12/08.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1426 on: March 24, 2008, 08:01:26 pm »
I've never seen a loggers truck that didn't have a pail of hydraulic fluid in it. :-\


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1427 on: March 24, 2008, 09:13:28 pm »
And a bent tailgate.   :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1428 on: March 24, 2008, 10:41:54 pm »
That tailgate has got many hours of use left in it yet?  You should have seen ours at work last summer.  Had it been clean one could have used if for a large salad bowl. :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1429 on: March 24, 2008, 10:43:40 pm »
One can easily recognize a logger's pick-up as it shows ...................the empty pop cans inside on the floor. ;)

 :D :D :D Yup,very true and the back of the pickup with cans and coffee cups at times. :D Oh, man the times I've gone for rides in a logger's pickup and the rubbish under my feet.  ::)

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Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1430 on: March 25, 2008, 10:52:28 am »
My tailgate isn't bent but there is always hydraulic oil in there.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1431 on: March 25, 2008, 12:28:59 pm »
My tailgate isn't bent but there is always hydraulic oil in there.
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 There is a very important little word you fogot to put in there between " bent but " . That little word would be   My tailgate isn't bent yet, but there is always hydraulic oil in there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1432 on: March 25, 2008, 02:09:36 pm »


It's not as straight as it looks  ;) ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1433 on: March 25, 2008, 02:14:02 pm »


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1434 on: March 25, 2008, 02:20:10 pm »


What happens when your back cut isn't level and you cut through the holding wood  ;) ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1435 on: March 25, 2008, 02:29:12 pm »
Gas cans: check
Chainsaws: check
Fuel tank: check
Pail of hydraulic oil: check
Banana tailgate: hmmm, are you sure it's a logger's truck? Looks pretty straight to me. ;D


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1436 on: March 25, 2008, 02:56:44 pm »


Basswood logs to be forwarded and a couple hangups.  One was a natural blowdown.  The other was fallen into it to dislodge it and after trying to pull it out with the Mule's loader it ended up 12' in the air.  Had to cut the top out to get it back down and then it was like cutting ends off a teeter totter one at time  ;) ;D  You should never fall trees into others to get them to fall down  ;) ;D  This was actually the second one I'd fallen on it.  I finally had to hook a chain to the orginal and pull it down with the Mule.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1437 on: March 25, 2008, 03:04:17 pm »
That truck's tailgate's been a real survivor  8)  It's got a crease on the outside from the old straps breaking when I flipped a round bale out of the bed and has had enough bar, hydraulic and other oils spilled on it that it'll never rust  ;D ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1438 on: March 25, 2008, 03:06:12 pm »
The inside of my pickup bed won't rust either. Did you know those rubber floor mats will grow about two feet when they are saturated with diesel?


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1439 on: March 25, 2008, 05:06:29 pm »
That's an awesome beech Corley, even if it was hollow.  ;)

Wish our beech was smooth. I don't know how you guys escape scale, because they like warmer, not colder climates. Maybe one saving grace is the females can't fly (I think that's true  ::) ). Nature is interesting at times.

Nice basswood logs, your cutting those as if they were as thick as sugar maples in our woods. ;D

Who needs a tie me down, eh?

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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