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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1520 on: September 26, 2008, 07:59:34 pm »
FT-153 Fabtech Tracked Harvester.  Cutting aspen products to length in a blowdown timber harvest. Maturen timber harvest; 7/08.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1521 on: September 27, 2008, 08:44:48 am »
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  What is the aspen used for?
Is it all for pulp? OSB?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1522 on: September 27, 2008, 09:30:43 am »
It's (veneer quality aspen) often veneer product core wood. Take a sheet of birch plywood, you have that razor thin birch veneer outside and the core layers will sometimes be aspen. I can smell the stuff when ripping on the table saw. Has that asprin smell in the dust.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1523 on: September 27, 2008, 11:24:32 am »
Aspen is used for all of the above, lumber, pulpwood, OSB, core stock, pellets, chipwood, etc. depending upon the quality and local markets.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1524 on: September 29, 2008, 12:44:13 pm »
Photos taken on Nighthawk Timber job in Brunswick township (east of Gogama, south of Timmins, west of Gowganda...sort of).

First is a truck being loaded with 8 foot jackpine pulp most likely going to Nairn Centre for chipping.
 



Second is piles of pulp wood and sawlogs at roadside waiting to be hauled
 



Third is the processor and a closer shot of the processing head

 





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1525 on: September 29, 2008, 02:15:44 pm »
Are those seed trees in the background or what?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1526 on: September 30, 2008, 07:39:10 am »
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In the case of Nighthawk Timber (as well as any other Crown forest operators on the Timiskaming Forest) there is a legal requirement to leave living, dying or dead standing trees for wildlife purposes. Our rule set calls for a minimum of 25 trees/hectare (12/acre) well distributed across the cutover of which 6 must be large living with 2 being at least 12" dbh).

Additonally, there is also be a requirement to leave uncut patches to provide additional cover for wildlife but this depends on the total disturbance area (combination of new and old cuts).
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1527 on: October 05, 2008, 12:45:13 pm »
Valmet 544x Forwarder. The Valmet forwarder works along with the Fabetech track processor. Here it picks up recently cut-to-lenght aspen wood products for carry to the landing/decking area. Maturen timber harverst; 7/08.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1528 on: October 05, 2008, 07:32:07 pm »
Well, I hope you have lots of big wood and good price.  ;) :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1529 on: October 05, 2008, 08:10:46 pm »
I should specify that I do contract work for Rottne Canada.

Rottne Canada is going to try and do a demo of the H20 soon. When they do, I'll take some pics.

Here is a picture of the machine in the shop:




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1530 on: October 12, 2008, 08:11:26 pm »
Loading Directly From The Valmet Forwarder. The woodhauler is top-loaded directly from the valmet forwarder. Maturen timber harvest; 7/08.







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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1531 on: October 22, 2008, 03:37:11 pm »
 


A valmet 840 forwarder.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1532 on: October 22, 2008, 04:01:54 pm »
ill post more when i can resize my photos  ;)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1533 on: October 22, 2008, 04:06:55 pm »
Hello John. Is that a coincidence with your last name?

Here is my Valmet 840:

 



Seems strange they are both the same models, but I know they are. Where was that one made?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1534 on: October 22, 2008, 04:11:06 pm »
yeah the name is probably cos i like valmet machines lol, it was made in sweden. used in the uk its a 1997 model a bit older than yours i suspect lol

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1535 on: October 23, 2008, 06:04:22 am »
 




this is my valmet 860 when i was working on a clear fell site in mid Wales.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1536 on: October 23, 2008, 11:26:08 am »
Well Done! What type of harvester were you supporting?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1537 on: October 23, 2008, 02:30:00 pm »
lol there was three!! We had a Daewoo 225 with a Viking havesting head, Timberjack 1270C with a 758c head and also a (Silvatec Sliepner with a silvatec 560 head on demo). i have a photo of the silvatec.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1538 on: October 23, 2008, 03:42:20 pm »
John, nice forwarders and harvester. What lengths do you cut? I see you have two different lengths.

Do you have both an 840 and a 860?

I think all the black painted 840's here in the US were made in Gladstone, MI. and had Cummins engines but that could be wrong. My 840 was at least assembled in the US and had a Sisu 4 cylinder diesel and is a bit underpowered. The 840.2 had a 6 cylinder Sisu engine.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1539 on: October 23, 2008, 03:51:15 pm »
we cut too many different legnths gary lol in one of those pictures of the 860 i was loading fencing stakes at 5'6" then the second picture i was loading 10' saw logs. but we cut stakes 5'6", rails 12', bars 8', pulp/chip usually 8', different saw logs from 6' to 16'.yeah the sisu 6 cylinder is what was in our 860. we have a brand new 840.3 i dont have pictures of that one though and the 860. the 840 is capable to match to the 860. we had the bunk on the 840 extended so it can take two bays of 10' logs easily.