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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881300 times)

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Offline sawguy21

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2060 on: November 27, 2012, 10:09:34 pm »
They were a common sight here.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2061 on: January 11, 2013, 09:39:34 pm »
Heres a few pics of the job we're cutting now. Getting pretty close to getting it completed, if the weather would only cooperate. There will be around 500 cd of aspen, once that is cut we will start on the ash.
 
Counted a 110 rings on the tree to the right, it was solid all the way up. Don't find to many aspen that size in these parts.
 
Sure like how these trees cord up, had to shave some bark off this one to get the 8 foot choker around it.
 
This was Tuesday, trying to beat the thaw. The truck in front is loading logs. The truck in the rear is loading pulp.
 
The ash on this job site keep me up at night :o Some board footage in these babys!

Had some hard rain here last night and today, dreading to see what things look like when I get there monday moring. Hopefully the rest of guys are getting though the weather, sure makes it tough.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2062 on: January 11, 2013, 10:40:40 pm »
 

  

  

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2063 on: January 12, 2013, 07:48:17 am »
keen,that tree makes that skidder look small. A tree that size takes alot down with it when it falls. I wonder why the trees did not get cut before. Looks like alot of small stuff coming up around it on your last picture. I see you have just about as much snow as I do.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2064 on: January 12, 2013, 01:00:02 pm »
Keen, what happened to the orignal arch on your c5? i see a deere arch now? you are cutting some great logs, good job :) bogue, that is the cleanest pine job i have seen. where is the slash?
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« Reply #2065 on: January 12, 2013, 01:31:38 pm »
It's a big mud hole now.  Raining all week and still more to come.

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« Reply #2066 on: January 12, 2013, 04:07:19 pm »
 

  Here is something you have not seen before...

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« Reply #2067 on: January 12, 2013, 04:43:48 pm »
Bogue nice looking work there, whats the pine sold and used for there? Yeah, thecfarm not much snow this year. Its pretty much all gone now, 60 degrees today :-\ Treefarmer87 the deere arch was on it when I bought it. It was originally a grapple/cable, the guys I got it from were working on alot of slopes and put the arch on it. Maybe it will get a paint job this summer so it doesn't look like a mut.

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« Reply #2068 on: January 12, 2013, 05:04:45 pm »
I cut a lot of Aspen like that around here, i liked cutting it at -10 to -20, no limbing, come out like high line poles. When its 60 degrees they don't slide very easy and pick dirt up.

That looks like a big White Ash your standing by, cut a few Black Ash that big.

Nice size row cut pine, i cut many thousands of cds of that here in the Chippewa National Forest

FABTEK all i want is the cash that machine is worth.
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« Reply #2069 on: January 12, 2013, 05:35:18 pm »
That's the new improved fabtek in escanaba right now?   Heard about it. You must be the engineer that refined it?

I think it will work. There is definately a market for fixed heads here and Deere was missing out.

Do you own this head and market through deere, or sell it to them?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2070 on: January 12, 2013, 09:05:47 pm »
keen, i would like to have a grapple and arch to convert mine to a grapple skidder. all the ones i have found are way too big for my c6
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2071 on: January 12, 2013, 11:33:39 pm »
Keen, this is the first cutting of these trees. We are just thinning for chip and saw. 

  

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2072 on: January 13, 2013, 12:17:42 am »
is the skidder a 648H?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2073 on: January 13, 2013, 12:22:10 am »
Yes, Tree farmer

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2074 on: January 13, 2013, 08:21:11 am »
There is a very good small log market in that area.  The Company I worked for has a small log sawmill in Holden.  Are these logs going to Holden or Bogalusa?
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« Reply #2075 on: January 13, 2013, 08:52:03 am »
Bogalusa

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« Reply #2076 on: January 13, 2013, 09:39:33 pm »
That is nice mill.  I have been there several times.
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« Reply #2077 on: January 14, 2013, 08:09:18 pm »
nice equipment there. Thats my kind of work in the pines. I like seeing the green grass. not much green around here.

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« Reply #2078 on: January 20, 2013, 06:23:08 am »
Yarder side just outside of South Bend, WA. Stroker clearing the chute/ processing and shovel sorting and loading. Tank mount Madill yarder.
 

Cougar Mountain in foothills of the Olympic Mountains, South Western part of Olympic Peninsula. 171 or 172 Madill yarder; can't remember which. Smaller Kobelco shovel sorting/loading and Kobelco with Waratah clearing chute and processing. Kenworth T-800 "long logger", 4 Axle truck with 2 axle long log trailer, and pup. Gross 88,000 but should have a permit allowing more since it has the pup.
 

Looking over the edge where the processor is at. Bottom end was shovel logged wher it meets the old clearcut.
 

At the above unit looking East toward the head end of the Wishkah river and farther East the Wynoochee river, my stompin grounds.
 

Up the Wishkah river. About 2 miles as the crow flies from the pic above. Cat yoader loading, Komatsu sorting, and Komatsu with Waratah processing. Next pic is another Komatsu shovel swingin in turns on a lower bench to the landing.
 
 

Timber King buncher just to the right of the above shovel.
 

New Deere near the last two jobs. On what I call the Donut Hole. Old train turn around with a knob in the middle. Originally set up to be downhill logged but the op worked the shovel to the top and slid em over the edge. Had a Yoder on this job as well. Jewell conversion.
 

Out of Forks, WA. Dahlgren Logging. I believe this is one of their two Berger Marc VI yarders. Tallest production Yarders ever made. 130ft tubes and hang out around 9000ft. Dahlgrens own the only two in existence. Check out the Flying Cats vid on Youtube.
 

Different Dahlgren side south of Forks. Madill 3800C with 624C Waratah.
 

All of these were taken in the summer of 20011. I was interning for a timber comany doing log quality and logging compliance. I worked all the way from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Columbia.

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« Reply #2079 on: January 20, 2013, 08:12:30 am »
Nice pictures OlympicY, thank's.