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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1900 on: June 10, 2011, 05:46:50 pm »
yep neat to see that set up.
i guess those are the saw logs on the right and the tops are on the left? if so what do you saw out of logs like the second one up on the pile?  pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1901 on: June 10, 2011, 06:06:09 pm »
I wouldn't call those "sawlogs". "Bolts" maybe.... and barely at that. A lot of pallet wood comes from "bolts". Short stock. Some of the high grade aspen/ white poplar is sorted out for things like solid core doors too. I used to mill a bunch of that up in WI.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1902 on: June 10, 2011, 07:08:12 pm »
Aspen can get pretty big at times. On our lot we had lots 20-36" dbh that were cut. One mill required a special ticket for over sized aspen, stuff over 24" on the but.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1903 on: June 10, 2011, 07:16:17 pm »
The decked aspen that can be seen in the photo will be going as pulpwood. The tops will be chipped.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1904 on: June 10, 2011, 07:41:56 pm »
i bet that log will make toilet paper just fine. ;D  just wondering. thanks.  pc
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1905 on: June 10, 2011, 10:19:16 pm »
I so wish we had a Pulp mill here.. So much wood gets wasted because of Size or Crook. Even if i could do post and pole out of the tops I could greatly reduce waste.. but USFS and the Sawmill say no.. So i end up with huge slash piles

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1906 on: June 11, 2011, 12:26:15 am »
One of my friends is in the firewood business on the side.  He hates waste and uses a special jig to  cut off 18 inch  sections from  the slash in a CTR saw on his  loader.    He has it set up where he can back a trailer under the saw.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1907 on: June 12, 2011, 07:22:05 pm »
Another View of the Landing/Decking Area. Aspen and mixed hardwood sawlogs and pulpwood are decked on the left awaiting trucking and the Top wood is decked on the right awaiting chipping and trucking. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 4/11.
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1908 on: June 18, 2011, 12:43:29 am »
The company I work for at my day job brought these back to the mill today for some PM between jobs

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1909 on: June 18, 2011, 02:26:33 pm »
Whos are those woody?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1910 on: June 18, 2011, 06:23:39 pm »
Lacy's Eddies brother
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Cleereman head rig
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McDonugh gang saw
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TS end trim
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1911 on: June 18, 2011, 07:27:23 pm »
i thought he had a 490 prentice skidder? that is quite a pair :) they are nice
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
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FEC 1000 slasher
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Danzco Delimber
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1912 on: June 19, 2011, 11:26:05 am »
The 490 was a loaner while the Tigercat was in the shop
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Cleereman head rig
Cooper Scragg
McDonugh gang saw
McDonugh edger
McDonugh resaw
TS end trim
Pendu slab recovery system
KJ4WXC

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1913 on: June 19, 2011, 11:57:47 am »
O OK :) I saw them working on the gravel road off 622 with the prentice. it looked like a good skidder, but i bet he likes the tigercat better :)
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

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1914 on: June 19, 2011, 03:55:38 pm »
The prentice is much faster but the tigercat pulls a little more at one time.  So I guess it is dependent on how your crew is geared
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Cleereman head rig
Cooper Scragg
McDonugh gang saw
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Pendu slab recovery system
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1915 on: June 22, 2011, 01:08:30 pm »
Chipping the Top Wood and Loading the Chip Van; Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 5/11.

 



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1916 on: June 22, 2011, 04:10:07 pm »
look @ all those axles on the truck and trailer
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

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1917 on: June 22, 2011, 04:45:17 pm »
look @ all those axles on the truck and trailer

Most the chip trucks the saw mills run here have 5 axle trailers and 4 axle trucks.. Makes for heavy payloads without overloading during weight restrictions

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1918 on: June 22, 2011, 07:46:37 pm »
wow! never seen anything like that around here :o
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

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1919 on: June 22, 2011, 10:10:04 pm »
How much can they Gross on a truck like that?
Full time Mill Manager
Cleereman head rig
Cooper Scragg
McDonugh gang saw
McDonugh edger
McDonugh resaw
TS end trim
Pendu slab recovery system
KJ4WXC