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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880724 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1720 on: November 09, 2010, 06:09:43 am »
keto dose not use feed wheels. it has tracks there are times they will slip. most of the time they dont. there are lots of vids of them on youtube

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1721 on: November 09, 2010, 08:29:42 am »
A well trained operator is certainly needed in these high priced technical machines.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1722 on: November 09, 2010, 08:04:16 pm »
Do processors break down a lot? Yes, but it depends on the abuse they recieve. You can't take someone that is used to hammering through the woods in a skidder and just throw them in a CTL machine, they will destroy it in short order. But even with a good operator that doesn't abuse the machine, they are high maintainence machines.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1723 on: November 11, 2010, 02:56:13 am »
I found some short film clips of some classic forwarders on Youtube.

Stornalle was considered a great forwarder back in the days. They still have a great reputation for being able to work in rocky terrain where everything else gets stuck.


Skogsboxer was a common logging tractor back then. They are still sought after in Sweden.


Both were based on the strongly built Volvo BM 350 farm tractors. The motor was a three cylinder slow running thing giving about 60hp. They were manufactured in the 1960-ies.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1724 on: November 11, 2010, 08:30:28 am »
I like the throaty sound those tractors have. Reminds me of my little John Deere 450C when he's under load. Pretty backdrop with all the snow too.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1725 on: November 13, 2010, 10:04:20 am »
The Ponsee Fox Harvester makes it turn on the lowland cutting strip. 11/10




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1726 on: November 21, 2010, 08:35:34 pm »
Ponsee Fox Harvester, H6 Harvester Head

 


 A Ponsse Sales Rep points out the features of the Ponsse H6 harvester head.

 


The Ponsse H6 Harvester Head has a cutting diameter of 25 inches.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1727 on: November 25, 2010, 10:21:58 am »
just a moment - I ll try again soon

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1728 on: November 25, 2010, 11:50:29 am »
that is a cool harvester
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1729 on: November 25, 2010, 11:57:19 am »
Tree Farmers were manufactured by CanCar.  My C4D forwarder which is newer than an 1986 has CanCar on the ID plate.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1730 on: November 26, 2010, 09:15:03 pm »
 i just finished reading all 87 pages of this great thread. heres a pic of my dads tractor we use to load logs.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1731 on: November 29, 2010, 08:05:30 pm »
It is often asked if the chains should be put on the front or the back tires. Here the chains are being put on the front tires of the 440B JD Cable skidder. Schirmer hardwood sale, 3/10.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1732 on: November 29, 2010, 08:11:42 pm »
nice skidder
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1733 on: November 29, 2010, 08:31:37 pm »
I do love those little 440's

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1734 on: November 29, 2010, 08:35:58 pm »
 I like having the front chained up if only one set is available, why does he not have the sid ecovers on the engin , where they off to check a few things , I would never take to the bush with out them in place , there is just too much to go wrong with a limb going in there   :o :o  It sure don't take long for a limb to find the chain and climb into the pump  ::) :o :-X
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1735 on: November 29, 2010, 08:53:08 pm »
He must have taken the side covers off while putting the chains on for some reason. This guy is very particular and careful with his equipment so he wouldn't run without them. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1736 on: November 29, 2010, 09:59:59 pm »
My 440 Doesn't have factory Engine Covers.. I have a Home-made set, but they tend to make it over-heat.. Did the 440 have Engine covers from the factory? I have never seen one with them

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« Reply #1737 on: November 29, 2010, 10:06:22 pm »
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    As far as I know they did.
  I saw that the machine was really clean and not abused from the pics, one reason for asking, for a machine that old it sure stands proud.  :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1738 on: November 30, 2010, 06:22:31 am »
My 440 Doesn't have factory Engine Covers.. I have a Home-made set, but they tend to make it over-heat.. Did the 440 have Engine covers from the factory? I have never seen one with them
    if for some reason you have a pusher fan you must have the side covers with the holes in them.  some of the b's had pusher fans.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1739 on: November 30, 2010, 06:46:49 am »
The owners manual lists side covers as an option.

My skidder did not have side covers when I got it but it had the hinges. I once had a limb break off the oil pressure sending unit. I saw what I thought was a black thread coming out of the engine and going up toward the sky.  A couple of seconds later I realized what it was and I shut down the skidder. I did not damage the engine but I had to spend the rest of the day  bagging black snow to clean up all of the oil. I lost about 3/4 of a gallon of oil in a few seconds. I now have side covers. 
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