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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1920 on: June 22, 2011, 10:12:02 pm »
Our chips trucks were running around 105,000 lbs gross

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1921 on: June 22, 2011, 10:39:49 pm »
Won't see anything like that on our highways either. How does it turn without scrubbing the tires?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1922 on: June 23, 2011, 05:14:09 am »
Nothing like that here either. During 80% weight restrictions in the spring you aren't likely to get a truck out of the woods roads to begin with. They turn to slime in some areas. Our trailers are just as big, just not the x's. The trailers have more air flow in the load to.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1923 on: June 23, 2011, 08:28:44 am »
Looking back through this post I figured you guys would get a chuckle out of this one.  1993 K1500.  "The heartbeat of America".  Maybe some day ill get a skidding winch on the tractor.


 


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1924 on: June 23, 2011, 08:47:11 am »
Gday

All those axles and you can only gross in at 105000lbs 47.6 ton  :o :) :) :) :) Down her we can gross in at roughly 39 ton or 89000lbs  I think on mechanical suspension and abit more than that on full air with a bogie drive semi pulling a triaxle trailer  ;) and then you get into bogie tri tri B double and at 60 ton/132000 lb ;) gross

Bobus whats your cutoff diameter for sawlogs sounds like your leaving a fair bit in the bush Mate  ???

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1925 on: June 23, 2011, 09:05:52 am »
That truck should be able to gross over 130k if i remember right. Maybe more because it has 2 pusher axles on what looks to be a 9' spread.

An 11 axle michigan log truck is legal at 164k gross.

They scrub the tires pretty good when making sharp turns.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1926 on: June 23, 2011, 10:53:39 pm »
Gday

All those axles and you can only gross in at 105000lbs 47.6 ton  :o :) :) :) :) Down her we can gross in at roughly 39 ton or 89000lbs  I think on mechanical suspension and abit more than that on full air with a bogie drive semi pulling a triaxle trailer  ;) and then you get into bogie tri tri B double and at 60 ton/132000 lb ;) gross

Bobus whats your cutoff diameter for sawlogs sounds like your leaving a fair bit in the bush Mate  ???

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1927 on: June 26, 2011, 07:40:37 pm »
Serco Slasher Feeds the Chipper. The topwood piles are fed to the nearby chipper and the chips are blown into the waiting chip van to be hauled to the nearby co-generation plant for fuel wood.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1928 on: July 02, 2011, 12:47:07 pm »
The topwood is chipped and hauled to the local cogen plant while the aspen pulpwood awaits trucking during a 2 week mill shut down. The John Deere grapple skidder remains parked on the landing. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 5/11.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1929 on: July 06, 2011, 07:48:34 pm »
The mill has opened back up after its shut down. The decked pulpwood is now being loaded out. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 5/11.
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1930 on: July 10, 2011, 07:14:30 pm »
Valmet 644 Forwarder. The forwarder of the logger working on the 80 acres just over the line from the timber harvest we were doing, 5/11.
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1931 on: July 10, 2011, 09:17:53 pm »
thats a good pic ron.  that is a nice machine
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1932 on: July 28, 2011, 07:55:56 pm »
The landing and decking area where all the tree length slashing, chipping, and hauling took place has been cleaned up, and the timber sale contract is getting ready for closure. The landowners are quite happy with the work and will plant the area with wildlife trees and shrubs. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 7/11




 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1933 on: July 28, 2011, 08:39:34 pm »
Nice clean job Ron.  :)

I always thought that if wood was cut it should be taken and used, but some loggers like to leave their left overs, all too common. Not a lot of waste, but usually some "nubbins" left about. It'll all make soil I suppose. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #1934 on: August 01, 2011, 11:50:18 am »
Many of the landowner's management objectives can be obtained through a well planned timber harvest. One of this landowner's objectives was to improve deer management on the property. One of management directions was to plant wildlife shrubs, and food plots on the property.

In this case the logger prepared the landing/decking area for planting and seeding prior to closure of the timber harvest contract.
 



The landowner has 30 apple trees ready for planting on the landing/decking area along with planned wildlife food plot seedings.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1935 on: August 15, 2011, 12:46:08 pm »
Tree length skidding over an area of hydric soil during periods of heavy rain caused some rutting which will need correction before the timber harvest is closed. The area had been previously rutted and torn up by ORV travel on the existing trail. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 6/11.





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« Reply #1936 on: August 18, 2011, 08:32:32 pm »
The rains have ended and after a drying period, a dozer is brought in and the rutted area is repaired. The original rutted ORV trail is now filled and graded into an environmentally suited trail road as an improvement to the landowner's property. The timber harvest is now completed and the contract can now be closed. Holcomb/Allen timber harvest, 6/11.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1937 on: August 18, 2011, 09:08:11 pm »
looks good, around here the usually leave ruts like that :(
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« Reply #1938 on: August 18, 2011, 09:12:26 pm »
I would kick someone right in the ~%&@ if they left the ruts. Should be in the contract not to leave it like that. I would start to haul rocks and fill the ruts up on my land while they was still logging.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1939 on: August 19, 2011, 02:45:44 am »
Nice cleanup, but sad to say, it's not something practiced too often here. On crown it's rutted pretty bad too in places. Makes for a nice surprise sometimes when grown over and your walking along with a brush saw and drop into them ditches.  ::)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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