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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1980 on: November 17, 2011, 07:44:24 pm »
Some more woodhauler truck names noted.


this has been the best topic so i wanted to bring it back TTT
& here are a few local truck names:
Crazy Dave
Awful
Bud Man
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Got Wood?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1981 on: November 17, 2011, 09:39:00 pm »
I had crazy Dave and Bud man haul wood.  Crazy Dave was a circus and Bud Man was on time and relaxed. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1982 on: November 17, 2011, 10:12:46 pm »
Some more woodhauler truck names noted.


this has been the best topic so i wanted to bring it back TTT
& here are a few local truck names:
Crazy Dave
Awful



Know both Crazy Dave and Awful, both live in my town.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1983 on: November 19, 2011, 03:34:55 pm »
i'm not far from you, in ryegate.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1984 on: February 18, 2012, 04:35:07 pm »
Here is our 1975ish TJ230D pulling some firewood.  The trees got uprooted in a tropical storm this past summer.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1985 on: February 22, 2012, 10:12:38 pm »
Good looking vintage TJ230D.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1986 on: September 01, 2012, 11:21:48 am »
i havent seen anything posted here for a while so i thought i would post a few pictures, hopefully i do it right!   

  

  

  

  

  

  

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1987 on: September 01, 2012, 11:24:56 am »
i guess the last one didnt come out i'll try it again

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1988 on: September 01, 2012, 04:05:19 pm »
nice pics, that 340 is a rare machine. smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #1989 on: September 02, 2012, 07:34:12 pm »
Nice photos with a good looking 340D at work.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1990 on: September 02, 2012, 09:28:17 pm »
I didn't even know JD made a 340. What year is yours, and what was the last year they made them? That would be a nice size machine for sure.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1991 on: September 02, 2012, 11:43:36 pm »
i havent seen anything posted here for a while so i thought i would post a few pictures, hopefully i do it right! 

Nice pix! I have never seen a JD 340 in person. Are they physically smaller than a 440?
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« Reply #1992 on: September 03, 2012, 07:36:48 am »
Thanks guys, i guess they are pretty rare machines. They only made them for a few years, 84 and 85 i believe. I dont know the specifics about the differences between the 340 and 440. I do know that the 340D is a non Turbo and for some reason you could buy it without a blade or a rear log plate and you could get it with different narrower tires. What the advantage would be to have a skidder without a blade or a rear plate for your logs is beyond me, but luckily mine has both and the regular 18.4-26 tires

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« Reply #1993 on: September 03, 2012, 07:45:14 am »
There is a kid's book called "Logging Machines in the Forest" that I used to get out of the library when I was a kid. I remember seeing a picture of a 340 in there, and it had no blade. I was amused at the time. Maybe JD was just trying to sell a base line skidder with no frills for the most bottom dollar. I don't know.
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« Reply #1994 on: September 03, 2012, 11:53:41 pm »
Seeing this topic back up top reminded me I have pics from last winter I needed to upload. Here it's daylight in the swamp.
 

 

The Ponsse Buffalo forwarder on the landing.


 

 


On the landing with a load of black spruce, I must have been tightening a hose or something. Somewhere between 5-6 cords on the machine, it depends on how much you heap it up.

 

 

Here, if you look carefully in the middle of the photo you can see the critter that snuck up about 100' behind me out of curiosity, I guess. I'm glad we finally have a hunting season for them this year, I like having wolves around but they are getting a bit too comfortable around people, IMO.

 

 

 

 
Well my laptop battery is going dead and I have to hit the sack, I have a ton of pictures from the windstorm this summer that I still have to upload.
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« Reply #1995 on: September 04, 2012, 11:17:54 am »
Nice photos of early morning hours and Ponsee Buffalo at work.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1996 on: September 04, 2012, 05:36:29 pm »
barbender good pic, i cleaned up blow down on Co. 9 from the dam out to Hwy 2 back in the 80's. I can't remember what yr the big blow came across Winnie, it blew down many 1000's of cords, Co. 9 was blocked a couple days. It blew down 3' White pine an Norway log trees.

I just ran in to a 1985 340 JD, they want $25,000. for it.

 

 
Heres a pic of my boy running my C5-D, that arm had that bend when i bought the  skidder, this is 26 yrs ago.

 

 
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This is the Co. truck pulling off the job, he has about 15 cds of Birch saw bolts on, 6 more cords then he can haul legal. Its all back roads to Bigfork and late evening, so why not over load.
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« Reply #1997 on: September 04, 2012, 07:15:30 pm »
Good pics, LJ48. I remember the blowdown on c.r.9, if I remember right that storm totally flattened that area where the recent storm kind of jumped around and hit pockets really hard. I still remember the sign the forestry put out there, "windstorm damage, watch for a new forest appearing soon" :) Now it's all 30-40' tall forest. I guess the forestry was right :)
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« Reply #1998 on: September 04, 2012, 07:51:41 pm »
Very nice photos.  We have the greatest view from our offfice windows, don't we?

Lj, we had a trucker hauling for us a few years ago who hauled in an evening load of tamarack pulp like that.  Crossed the scales over 205000.

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« Reply #1999 on: September 04, 2012, 08:04:39 pm »
205,000 lbs ??

How many axles under that 100 ton load?
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