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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881071 times)

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Offline John_valmet

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1540 on: October 23, 2008, 04:18:12 pm »
to be honest gary i have always been interested in what it would be like to work in the US on a harvesting site. Ive always been told by people ive worked with who have worked in canada and austraila that its the same as here only everything is much bigger lol.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1541 on: October 24, 2008, 10:08:31 am »
How large of a cutting area are you working with the 3 harvesters? Are there additional forwarders being used also? It sounds like you have a good product mix to sort and market.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1542 on: October 24, 2008, 10:32:35 am »
we only use two forwarders a new valmet 840.3 and the 860. thats enough to keep up with 3 harvestors i cant remember the actual size of the patch i just remember that there was approximatly 15 000 tonnes of standing timber to harvest  ::)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1543 on: October 24, 2008, 10:49:15 am »
i hope this helps give you some clue to the size of the patch ron. its a shot from before the we started the site. the patch both sides of the road was harvested.
 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.377658&lon=-3.435533&z=16.1&r=0&src=msl

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1544 on: October 26, 2008, 03:28:55 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/v/3OisG3meFks&hl=en&

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1545 on: October 26, 2008, 03:45:59 pm »
All you need FabTek, is the Youtube URL as typed below. Html code doesn't work in the forum threads.


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Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1546 on: October 27, 2008, 08:46:00 pm »
to be honest gary i have always been interested in what it would be like to work in the US on a harvesting site. Ive always been told by people ive worked with who have worked in canada and austraila that its the same as here only everything is much bigger lol.

I am not so sure the jobs here are bigger. While we do have some 6-8000 cord jobs, it looks like you have the same size jobs there. We still have some 100+ cord jobs as the private woodlots are being more and more fragmented. And on many of those larger jobs, the loggers are still using big tracked feller bunchers along with big grapple skidders. Those jobs are not of much interest to a smaller cut to length operator, at least not to me.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1547 on: October 28, 2008, 05:38:28 am »
yeah im not that interested in feller buncher - grapple skidding operations. infact i dont think in the uk we do anything like that to be honest. its more cut to length jobs. also skyline jobs too they were quite populor but less now because contractors tend to use harvesters and forwarders to do the skyline jobs. For cheaper rates than the skyline gangs. which i think is not very fair.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1548 on: October 28, 2008, 11:19:02 am »
The soil types, landscape and management objectives will usually guide the method and equipment we allow to perform the harvest.

Our selection harvests will be "cut-to-length" with chainsaws, harveters and forwarders and our pine row thinnings and selections between rows and clear cuts or land clearings, and chipping operations may use feller bunchers and grapple skidders.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1549 on: October 28, 2008, 11:55:32 am »
thats probably why there aint many if any feller bunchers work in the uk because the ground is too soft. i havent been on a site yet were our forwarders could go without band tracks or wheel chains.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1550 on: February 13, 2009, 09:39:47 am »
This thread just needed bumped up. Lots of new guys around.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1551 on: February 13, 2009, 09:46:03 am »
Am suprised to read more about cords,than millions of board feet in a sale.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1552 on: February 13, 2009, 09:51:17 am »
I'm surprised not to see m3. Not. 

Sometimes even more surprised that the photo posting tutorial isn't noticed. But I can understand when there is a photo posting icon in the posting header. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1553 on: February 13, 2009, 09:58:29 am »
I guess when a guy is putting a minimum of 5 million boards a year on the ground,"cords" lose their luster.

My bad,for being desensitized..............

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1554 on: February 13, 2009, 10:02:34 am »
That's a lot of boards, 'bout 10000 cords.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1555 on: February 13, 2009, 10:21:16 am »
I'm going in the field this afternoon. We have a Ponsee processor cutting hardwoods, and spruce/fir, so i will grab some pictures and videos if i get a chance.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1556 on: March 02, 2009, 04:16:36 pm »

For those of you who ever wundered how they got the chips out of the trucks when they got to the mills ..   

                       
 
 

This was taken at the Tembec mill in Témiscamingue Québec . Both wear being unloaded at the same time . I work here been here for five years I used to haul chips for them before from Bancroft and Huntsville Ont.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1557 on: May 10, 2009, 05:02:35 pm »
Loaded Chip Van of Scotch Pine Chips is pulled up the steep hill on the access road after spring break-up. The John Deere 450E pulls while the 380 Timberjack grapple skidder pushes. Schirmer wood chip harvest; 4/08.

 



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1558 on: May 14, 2009, 06:19:54 pm »
Equipment Used On A Fuelwood Chip Harvest. Clearcutting wildland scotch pine plantation for fuel chips. The areas will be replanted next spring with 2-0 red pine. Schirmer Fuel Chip Harvest; 4/09.

411 EX Hydro AX




380 Timberjack Grapple Skidder




Small Trelan Chipper


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« Reply #1559 on: June 26, 2009, 08:02:54 pm »
Scotch Pine Chip Harvest. The timberjack grabble skidder pulls the poorly formed Scotch pine trees to the chipper for processing and blowing into the chip van. Schirmer chip harvest; 6/09.







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