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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881099 times)

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Offline SwampDonkey

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1820 on: March 19, 2011, 02:47:17 pm »
We can get a good dollar from the flooring plant and from the tool handle plant.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1821 on: March 19, 2011, 07:40:08 pm »
saw this @ the local tire shop today getting a new set of 30.5s

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1822 on: March 19, 2011, 08:09:07 pm »
they do exist, or is that bobby goodson's? pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1823 on: March 19, 2011, 08:25:16 pm »
there is a guy here that has a all chipping operation named ricky allen. i think its either his or tapscott bros logging. i believe he bought it in NC.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1824 on: March 19, 2011, 08:48:16 pm »
Doesn't look like its been used for a little bit judging by the rust on the Clam

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1825 on: March 19, 2011, 09:27:47 pm »
I  saw it sitting next to a large tract of small pine on my way to augusta lumber co. it says 640C on the front panels. then the next day it was @ the tire shop, they are putting 4 new ones on the back :o$$$. wonder how much the machine cost?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1826 on: March 27, 2011, 05:07:24 pm »
A few photos of the last 2 jobs this winter.
First 2 photos are creating a sugar bush for a landowner.




Next photos are cutting pine that will go to FF member Dave Shepard.









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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1827 on: March 27, 2011, 05:20:05 pm »
Nice!  :)

Dave, how do you rank? ;) :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1828 on: March 27, 2011, 05:40:24 pm »
nice job! good pics
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1829 on: March 27, 2011, 07:13:00 pm »
I agree- Very nice looking work!
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1830 on: March 28, 2011, 09:30:32 am »
nice work and some nice looking logs too. makes me a little jealous. sometimes here we cant find a straight tree. pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1831 on: April 04, 2011, 11:49:43 pm »
 
Ran a skidder today  :D   No witnesses thank goodness. I had no idea, still don't I'm sure! Timberjack 480B with a hydraulic grapple. I left a trail of trees that I could follow all the way back to the place I picked em up. Never piloted anything articulated, could not see what I was carrying and did not realize that you have to keep tightening the grapple as the load rolls around in there. I have always thought that the back end of an ambulance was a rough ride... nope, smooth as silk. I was driving on real nice smooth frozen ground and thought the seatbelt was going to pull me in half.
Skidder operators have my utmost respect.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1832 on: April 05, 2011, 07:43:39 pm »
Ran a skidder today  :D   No witnesses thank goodness. I had no idea, still don't I'm sure! Timberjack 480B with a hydraulic grapple. I left a trail of trees that I could follow all the way back to the place I picked em up. sawdust

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1833 on: April 06, 2011, 10:28:41 am »
The one grapple machine I ran for but a few minutes had a detent on the grapple control that applies a small amount of hydraulic pressure to the the grapple so that you don't have to hold it or constantly squeeze the grapple. I think most of them are set up that way.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1834 on: April 09, 2011, 07:53:14 pm »
John Deere 548D Grapple Skidder. Schirmer hardwood sale, 1/11.
 



The Amish logging crew take a lunch break around the fire with the skidder parked to break the wind.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1835 on: April 09, 2011, 10:15:04 pm »
Interesting Idea with the tire on the grapple..

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1836 on: April 10, 2011, 10:10:37 am »
Yes  i to like the tire idea. Might have to try that one. Grapple skidders are all ive ever run. Prob why my pants size are a little to big now days.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1837 on: April 11, 2011, 06:52:44 pm »
nice FMC bobus2003 8) i have seen a couple skidders with the tire like that. what is it for?
1990 Ford F-800
1974 Ford L 9000 Self Loader
1994 John Deere 648E
1985 Franklin 170 Forwarder
John Deere 440 B
1980 Treefarmer C6D grapple
Prentice 210
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FEC 1550 slasher
Danzco Delimber
Sthil 660
Jonsered 2172
Jonsered 2255

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1838 on: April 11, 2011, 07:06:30 pm »
nice FMC bobus2003 8) i have seen a couple skidders with the tire like that. what is it for?
   to keep the graple from banging headed in empty

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1839 on: April 12, 2011, 04:26:11 pm »
thats a good idea, saves wear n' tear
1990 Ford F-800
1974 Ford L 9000 Self Loader
1994 John Deere 648E
1985 Franklin 170 Forwarder
John Deere 440 B
1980 Treefarmer C6D grapple
Prentice 210
FEC 1000 slasher
FEC 1550 slasher
Danzco Delimber
Sthil 660
Jonsered 2172
Jonsered 2255