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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #180 on: July 25, 2002, 07:29:56 pm »
James, we don't have any rocks around here.  :D
The closest thing I've seen to a rock was the concreted base of a Power Pole in town one time years ago and on it some youngster had written the Ad for a local radio station.  ROCK 105.  I laughed till I thought I'de die.

Sea Shells wouldn't work, Huh?

If these kids are anything like we were then, the harder you make it to move, the more determined they are to move it.  I may get better results by putting wheels on it.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #181 on: July 25, 2002, 07:44:46 pm »
Large Rocks are excellent here also, but usually had to find unless we haul them in. Expensive, bit that's done sometimes also.

Tom,
How about a couple alligators tied to those logs down your way? :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #182 on: July 25, 2002, 08:05:53 pm »
The kids would just eat them Ron.  :D ........the gators I mean.  :D :D
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« Reply #183 on: July 25, 2002, 09:03:44 pm »
Ahhh the subject of road closures.  Last week we spent four days in the Pigeon River SF reclosing roads.  We got the north half done and the south half will have to wait til fall.  We used mainly earthen berms and mixed large rocks, stumps, logs etc in with the dirt.  A couple places we used large boulders for blockages.  We set them into the ground a foot or so.  This makes it hard to pull them with a 4x4.  Most of our wildlife openings and some other areas are accessed through heavy pipe gates that have a chain and padlock on them.  For the most part these stay locked.  Some of them we have problems with people cutting the locks but not too bad.  The worst times are bear dog training season and bear season.  This brand of hunter around here has no respect for locked gates.  One lock I picked up had been cut off with a torch :o.  At this particular site I built a berm behind the gate too.  They still cut the lock off even though there was no way over the blockage on the other side.  Some of the managers want to try something new.  Treated barrier posts.  We've put some in but they are doomed to fail.  We wanted to drill them and put a piece of 1/2" rebar in the center to keep them from being cut off.  Oh no then in case of a fire the fire officers couldn't cut them off.  It did no ggod to remind them that the fire crew would have a 450 JD dozer or a big four wheel drive that could push out or drive around the posts.  Oh well job security 8) 8)  
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #184 on: July 26, 2002, 03:17:16 pm »
Road closures are a major management issue and concern in forest land and resource management, both pro and con. Especially in public land management.

All are aware of the Roadless Areas initiated during the Clinton administration and still under debate.

Road closures are worthy of a new Thread.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #185 on: July 26, 2002, 03:28:47 pm »
Timberjack 380C Grapple Skidder and its Carrier. Being loaded for transport after the job is done.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #186 on: July 29, 2002, 07:02:11 pm »
Iron Mule 5110 Forwarder. With a bunk load of aspen pulpwood.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #187 on: August 01, 2002, 07:47:59 pm »
Valmet 544X Forwarder. Loading aspen pulpwood on harvest area for transport to the landing.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #188 on: August 04, 2002, 03:32:50 pm »
Red Pine Processing Area. Note the slasher in operation and differnt product piles. Tops are in background awaiting the chipper.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #189 on: August 11, 2002, 09:15:49 am »
Timber Harvest Access Road. Timber harvest access roads often need to be improved for access and trucking. This hill section of road is being straightened out some and graded before receiving 200 plus yards of gravel. 4 wheeled drive was needed to make the sandy hill before the road work.

A John Deere 750B Crawler does the work.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #190 on: August 11, 2002, 09:56:57 am »
That kinda looks like what I've been doing lately except I use a D9 Cat for the access roads,I just got done my 65 acre clear cutting job,so I guess tomorrow I'll be starting my white pine thinning job it oughta be a fun time,nothing like workin the woods.
  Here's a pic of my new


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #191 on: August 11, 2002, 10:42:10 am »

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #193 on: August 12, 2002, 06:29:02 pm »
It's good to see some posts by loggers from other parts of the country. Keep them coming!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #194 on: August 12, 2002, 06:43:49 pm »
Aspen Deck. A "whack" of aspen pulpwood. Double decked side by side awaiting trucking.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #195 on: August 12, 2002, 07:32:02 pm »
looks more like 40 whacks  :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #196 on: August 13, 2002, 06:40:10 am »
Ron,

  Here's a pic of my friends Deere 640 w/ big floaties :D

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Her's My Buncher :o

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #197 on: August 13, 2002, 06:55:34 am »
Here's another pic my chipper

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #198 on: August 13, 2002, 09:17:29 am »
This was about 3 days work and 4 truck loads were already hauled out so I called it a "whack". A " mechanized whack". Done with feller buncher, 2 Cat Grapple skidders tree length skidding, and a slasher processing at the landing. No wasted motion.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #199 on: August 13, 2002, 06:32:21 pm »
Hood Slasher. Processing aspen sawlogs and pulpwood and decking at the landing.


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