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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1880 on: May 22, 2011, 09:15:32 am »
i havent been around a loader like that much. does he have to get a truck to hook on and move him or does he unload the logs he has for weight and move the trailer mounted loader with the loader? pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1881 on: May 22, 2011, 09:18:22 am »
This job was started on February 18th, but they didn't work most of April due to spring breakup, wet weather etc. They moved back in on May 19th and job is now done with all the wood hauled except for the aspen. The mill taking the aspen has shut down for a couple weeks, so they need to wait until then to haul the aspen.

This is a high production operation, so it doesn't take them long to do a harvest when they get on it.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1882 on: May 23, 2011, 06:42:49 pm »
i havent been around a loader like that much. does he have to get a truck to hook on and move him or does he unload the logs he has for weight and move the trailer mounted loader with the loader? pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1883 on: May 23, 2011, 07:14:06 pm »
A truck hooks on to the fifth wheel to move it any distance from job to job, but the unit has a seperate engine to self propel itself short distances and relocate itself around the landing etc.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1884 on: May 23, 2011, 07:50:28 pm »
looks to be self propelled. front wheels are turned a bit. with a 5th wheel pin on it so it back a truck into it and go. usually a hydr motor drives the transmission and a hydr ram in place of the streeing box all powered my the crane. at one time it was a truck

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1885 on: May 23, 2011, 09:07:36 pm »
looks to be self propelled. front wheels are turned a bit. with a 5th wheel pin on it so it back a truck into it and go. usually a hydr motor drives the transmission and a hydr ram in place of the streeing box all powered my the crane. at one time it was a truck

Thats the way our old Timberline Delimber is.. 6x6 drive, Hydraulic motors at each wheel, 5th wheel pin for distance moves.. Though she will move down the highway at about 20mph

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1886 on: May 23, 2011, 09:22:19 pm »
Most slashers around here are mounted on old 6x6 military frames. As stated they have a hydraulic motor mounted to the transmission input in place of the factory diesel motor. This allows them to move from place to place in the woods all from the loader cab.

Then for distance moves there is a 5th wheel pin for a semi tractor to back under and move them on down the road. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1887 on: May 24, 2011, 12:22:23 am »
i have only seen 1 other loader like this and that was on tv, bobby goodsons all terrian logging ''swamp loggers''. they moved it to a spot with a truck. i think i saw them move it back an forth some with the boom.
inquiring minds want to know. i read that somewhere.  pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1888 on: May 24, 2011, 03:41:18 am »
Lots of them in the woods up here.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1889 on: May 24, 2011, 07:22:22 am »
Nothing new or unique, just some pine plantation thinning...this stand is 25 and finally getting it's first thinning.  Because we are a water utility, we tend to work on a longer rotation than most industrial operations

Bunching from the rows close to the deck


Stacking logs...This particular logger is able to take the bottom log (sometimes 2) and run them through his mill for smaller dimensioned products.  It takes what would normally be a pulpwood thinning and turns it into chip-n-saw or even sawtimber prices. 


Pretty good growth but should have been thinned quite a few years ago based on those rings :)


Everything is pulled tree length to the deck then delimbed...slash is carried back onto the skid trails
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1890 on: May 24, 2011, 02:09:04 pm »
Nothing new or unique, just some pine plantation thinning...this stand is 25 and finally getting it's first thinning.  Because we are a water utility, we tend to work on a longer rotation than most industrial operations

Bunching from the rows close to the deck
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Stacking logs...This particular logger is able to take the bottom log (sometimes 2) and run them through his mill for smaller dimensioned products.  It takes what would normally be a pulpwood thinning and turns it into chip-n-saw or even sawtimber prices. 
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Pretty good growth but should have been thinned quite a few years ago based on those rings :)
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Everything is pulled tree length to the deck then delimbed...slash is carried back onto the skid trails
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What length wood are they cutting? 648 Deere Skidder?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1891 on: May 24, 2011, 06:42:30 pm »
They are cutting mostly 10-12 footers from the butt log, sometimes 16 if they can.

You're exactly right, JD 648.  Prentice 120 loader and a Hydro-Ax 511 round out the other equipment.  They let me drive the JD the other day and pull some wood to the deck...that was a good time :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1892 on: May 28, 2011, 12:55:35 pm »
Logger's Supply Vehicle, Holcomb/Allen timber harvest; 4/11.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1893 on: May 28, 2011, 05:43:22 pm »
they do alot of plantation thinning here too. good pics  VT_Forestry  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1894 on: June 02, 2011, 07:21:08 pm »
Tree Length Logging, Aspen. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 4/11

Feller Bunched aspen trees await skidding by the John Deere Grapple skidder.
 



The John Deere Grapple Skidder makes the pickup and skids the tree lengths to the landing for processing by the slasher and chipper.





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1895 on: June 02, 2011, 08:07:12 pm »
nice pics ron :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1896 on: June 02, 2011, 08:55:12 pm »
The photo's contained within this topic (not to mention the text) could just about teach a non-logger the basic operations of logging even though that person knew nothing whatsoever before.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1897 on: June 03, 2011, 08:20:30 pm »
Thanks!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1898 on: June 08, 2011, 05:03:18 pm »
The Slasher cuts and sorts aspen products at the landing. The topwood is sorted and decked for later chipping. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 4/11.

 







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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1899 on: June 10, 2011, 02:57:56 pm »
nice setup :) that is ALOT of wood :o
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