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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1500 on: August 19, 2008, 02:07:14 pm »
I carry a first aid kit in my brush saw harness as well as fire retardant ansil pack.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1501 on: August 19, 2008, 05:40:12 pm »
 Hitachi 150 Tracked Harvester. This tracked processor is being used on a cut to length timber harvest. A Valmet 544X Forwarder works with the processor. Ewald timber harvest; 5/08.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1502 on: August 20, 2008, 07:35:36 pm »
Hitachi 150 Tracked Harvester. Cut to length harvesting; Ewald timber harvest; 5/08.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1503 on: August 21, 2008, 04:46:46 pm »
Valmet 544X Forwarder. The Valmet fowarder is used to support the Hitachi 150 tracked harvester in the "cut to length" timber harvest; Ewald timber harvest; 5/08.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1504 on: August 23, 2008, 11:46:54 am »
Valmet 544X Forwarder. Wood processed by the tracked harvester is forwarded to the landing'decking area.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1505 on: August 23, 2008, 12:01:03 pm »
What kind of trees are those ?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1506 on: August 23, 2008, 03:25:17 pm »
Those are aspen in the above photo . The timber sale was mostly aspen and red maple, and some black cherry.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1507 on: August 23, 2008, 04:46:29 pm »
So does it go mostly for pulp or do they saw those nice aspen?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1508 on: August 23, 2008, 05:36:35 pm »
10 inches and up will go for sawlogs if straight and sound and the rest goes for pulpwood.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1509 on: August 24, 2008, 09:09:06 pm »
Kenworth Woodhauler. The Kenworth woodhauler picks up the sorted wood products decked along the access road. The wood deck in front are aspen sawlogs.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1510 on: August 26, 2008, 11:16:29 am »
Kenworth Woodhauler at the landing. The Kenworth has been turned around at the end of the access road and is now being loaded with aspen pulpwood for transport to the Tenaco mill 40 miles away.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1511 on: August 28, 2008, 07:29:25 pm »
Timber Harvest Completed. This shows some of the thinning area a couple days after completion by the tracked harvester.  The harvester does a good job on getting the slash down. Ewald timber harvest. 5/08



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1512 on: August 29, 2008, 05:39:59 pm »
FT-153 Fabtech Tracked Harvester. The harvester arrives at the timber harvest area for unloading. This harvester replaces the Hitachi 150 tracked harvester seen on previous harvests as the timber producer upgrades to a newer and faster machine. Maturen storm damage timber harvest; 8/08.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1513 on: August 31, 2008, 10:14:12 am »
Fabtech Tracked Harvester FT-153. The Fabtech unloads on the county gravel road to prepare the access into the harvest area. Maturen timber harvest; 8/08.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1514 on: September 01, 2008, 06:49:09 pm »
Fabtech FT-153 Tracked Harvester. The Fabtech harvester clears and widens the narrow winding two-track road into the storm damaged timber area as the first order of business to allow for truck access and hauling. Maturen timber ahrvest; 8/08.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1515 on: September 08, 2008, 06:28:09 pm »
Looking good...

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1516 on: September 16, 2008, 12:22:39 am »
ron i was curious you said
Fabtech FT-153 Tracked Harvester. The Fabtech harvester clears and widens the narrow winding two-track road into the storm damaged timber area as the first order of business to allow for truck access and hauling.
 

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But do you bring in a dozer to build the roads afterwards to build the roads? if so dont the stump holes give ya problems?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1517 on: September 17, 2008, 09:44:26 am »
We very seldon use a dozer since we have many existing two track roads that usually need minor improvement for timber hauling. In this case, there was already an existing winding two-track road with a firm base, but not wide enough and with curves theat were too sharp for the 100 foot wood hauler to negotate. (Our loggers are very particular with their semi's and don't want to dent them or get them dirty.  ;) )

The Fabtech cut additional marked trees along the two track to widen and straighten it out for wood hauling. The valmet forwarder was then used to pull the stumps and fill the stump holes and pack the road in. The woodhauler then packed it in very well for a firm base.

When we left the harvest area the road was graded with the forwarder blade as neded and by dragging a tree top over it to smooth it out for two wheel drive vehicle use. We left the landowner with a good passable road that a pickup could hardly negotiate to begin with.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1518 on: September 17, 2008, 04:04:25 pm »
As what Ron said about the Trucks not getting messed up, some truckers here don't even like a road with green limbs over hanging and swatting the mirrors.  And they will tell you right quick. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1519 on: September 19, 2008, 07:15:57 pm »
If you ever had to pay to replace any of those chrome trim parts you would understand why...
Too many irons in the fire