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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1800 on: February 09, 2011, 07:53:15 am »
A former TF dealer told me it was an 86 or newer or newer than an 86.  I forget which  ;D  I sent an an e-mail to Franklin/Tree Farmer with the serial # asking what year it is and never heard back from them.  I assume it's one of the last true Tree Farmers before the Franklin takeover/merger. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1801 on: February 12, 2011, 07:07:16 pm »
franklin is actually out of business.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1802 on: February 12, 2011, 07:15:48 pm »
i think they went out in 2006 :'(
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1803 on: February 13, 2011, 09:05:42 am »
I heard that they stopped production but didn't actually go out of business  ???  Website still looks good  :)  But no one answers e-mails  :-\
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1804 on: February 14, 2011, 01:56:21 pm »
What an interesting read! Took me days to get through.  :P

Ron, by any chance, did you take close up's of the log arch used by the amish horse loggers?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1805 on: February 15, 2011, 08:16:42 pm »
At present, I don't have any close up photos of the Amish horse arch other than what have been pictured. I may be able to get some in a week or so when I check the job again or when i'm at their mill. The horses have been moved off the job now since all the wood has been cut and they only have hauling to do.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1806 on: February 21, 2011, 09:01:12 pm »
Red Oak Sawlogs & Pulpwood. Cut to length products wait to be forwarded to the landing. Schirmer hardwood sale, 11/10.
 


Note the split sawlog. A good log can be damaged during falling and bucking. Falling this tree across the two track road and its uneven ground caused the sawlog to split and lose of value when cut to length. In this case, the mill owner's son split the log so it was taken to the mill for a salvage cut.
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1807 on: March 10, 2011, 04:12:07 pm »
4835 STX SkidSteer. The Amish use one of their skid steers to work the landing/decking area and sort their wood products for hauling. Schirmer hardwood sale, 12/10.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1808 on: March 11, 2011, 10:38:20 pm »
cut some walnut today and got another photo of the truck and trailer.
 




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1809 on: March 12, 2011, 09:25:35 am »

Note the split sawlog. A good log can be damaged during falling and bucking. Falling this tree across the two track road and its uneven ground caused the sawlog to split and lose of value when cut to length. In this case, the mill owner's son split the log so it was taken to the mill for a salvage cut.
 

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I don't think it split because he dropped it across the road, but when he bucked that log off one end was resting on the ground and the weight of the tree was being supported by it. Then it looks like he made a small cut into the top of the log down to the depth of the split and then began sawing up from underneath and he did not cut fast enough which caused the log to split. With red oak like that you need a big saw to be able to power through the log and not give it a chance to split. Another way to prevent that is to ring the tree and cut down into the log a couple inches all the way around before you begin making the up cut that will help immensely but you may still get some pull out if you saw is not powerful enough.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1810 on: March 12, 2011, 09:26:35 am »
cut some walnut today and got another photo of the truck and trailer.
 

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Nice looking logs Paul :) you going to saw those up yourself?

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« Reply #1811 on: March 12, 2011, 12:56:27 pm »
Judging from the first picture you have no rear suspension travel  :D
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« Reply #1812 on: March 12, 2011, 01:01:57 pm »
not sawing these myself. they will be sold in a semi truck load lot.
the right rear suspension is mashed down to the block or almost. it seems a little more soft than the left side,but has no broken leaves or anything else that i can see. it does come back about 6'' to 8'' when empty. pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1813 on: March 13, 2011, 11:21:08 am »
i like the log body,toolbox and head gate on that truck, nice logs too :)
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« Reply #1814 on: March 13, 2011, 04:16:38 pm »
those log bunks are stout. i cut them off a log bed that was on that truck when i bought it. they are 4'' sq tube 3/8'' wall uprights sandwiched between 2- 4'' angles 3/8'' thick. the bunks will come off by just taking 4 bolts out and it has a 10' steel flatbed with a gooseneck hitch. the front rack is 2x2 tube with 1/2'' rod across it. i have laid big logs on it by accident and it dont give a bit. the toolbox i bought at auction for $5. my 660 w/ 25'' bar will fit in it. its pretty handy.
i kinda think you can build it heavy enough that it wont break or bend out of shape, or you can do it light and redo it and redo it. build it to last a lifetime or spend your lifetime fixing it.  pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1815 on: March 13, 2011, 08:03:15 pm »
you are exactly right, you wont ever have to worry about it
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1816 on: March 19, 2011, 12:20:53 am »
Here's a few pics of the black ash I just finished cutting for a friend. He's building a house and wants to use it to make paneling for his ceiling.







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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1817 on: March 19, 2011, 08:54:06 am »
Nice looking ash. I had a whole acre of mature black ash that the beavers flooded after surrounding stands were harvested. I wouldn't say they were all as nice as those, but they had some decent sizes up to 14" inches or so. These would be not real old, but at least 80 years old because a fire went through about 1908. Found some charcoal in cedar stumps in the area and grandmother knew it burned when she was young, born 1900. The areal view of my woodlot shows them still alive back in 2000.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #1818 on: March 19, 2011, 11:38:27 am »
Beavers kill a lot of ash around here too. It seems that flooded stuff usually has the bark fall off of it, and then it will stand there for a long time. I love getting that stuff for firewood, it's nice and dry and so hard you can feel every chainsaw tooth hit it. In a regular ash stand, when a tree dies the bark stays on and it rots right away. Donk, this stand looked to be about 70 years old, there where big burned Cedar stumps throughout the stand here too.
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« Reply #1819 on: March 19, 2011, 12:29:55 pm »
nice logs, there isnt much ash around here. if you run across it they dont give you much money for it
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