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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880945 times)

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Offline beenthere

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2160 on: March 09, 2013, 03:30:50 pm »
Good video, and thanks for posting it.
Looks like great weather for cutting some trees. If we had less snow, this would be a good day to be out.
But I don't enjoy climbing up on deep snow much at all.   :)  It is like one long, long stairway.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2161 on: March 09, 2013, 03:45:29 pm »
I only plowed the driveway 2 times this year. It has been cold though and the place I am cutting tends to get wet. It is frozen solid this year 8)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2162 on: March 10, 2013, 07:35:01 am »
Nice job grassfed
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« Reply #2163 on: March 10, 2013, 04:17:04 pm »
Thanks beenthere and Peter. Here is a shorter 4x speed version. Its kind of funny with the music my wife suggested. ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2164 on: April 11, 2013, 04:17:56 pm »
Me a couple saws the skidder and loader.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2165 on: April 11, 2013, 05:00:18 pm »
240b, where was this picture taken? looks like a lot of areas here in PA. What are you running for a loader?
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« Reply #2166 on: April 11, 2013, 06:17:42 pm »
picture is at home in central vt    my loader is a '95 180d  the 240 is a '95 also..

 

 

 



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2167 on: April 11, 2013, 06:30:13 pm »
Very nice looking "Jack" but where's the door?  Although I worked without a door for many years after getting one it was hard to do without. 

Nice bunch of hardwood logs as well.  We seldom get to cut quality hwd logs on private land here. 
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« Reply #2168 on: April 11, 2013, 06:50:30 pm »
Have you ever had any problems running rings on the rear of your machine? Not to get this thread off topic, but I was told by a few people that running rings on the back in real rough ground was hard on the no spins in the axles, seeing as there is quite a lot of weight on them with a big hitch sucked up tight. I like that loader alot, been thinking that will be my next purchase. I think the convenience of being able to sort would be great, even if it doesnt ultimately add to the production. Real nice looking setup for sure.
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« Reply #2169 on: April 11, 2013, 07:20:45 pm »
Ken, the door came off because the beech regen was so thick I couldn't get it open (or closed) most of the time in that stand,but yes the door is usually on. I don't think I would want an open cab again, I had one for years. I do cut a bunch of junk also.   this was last summer on the same property, nice stuff, huh.

 

  


PAFaller, never had a problem with the rings on the back, the rear end has a diff lock, not a no-spin,which might not like all that traction. The skidder will not steer on steep frozen ground with ring chains on the front. (If the tires were loaded it would probably work,just not enough psi to force the caulks into the ice.     Locally, the ground we have is a lot like WV.

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« Reply #2170 on: April 11, 2013, 09:00:02 pm »
Good to know. Not sure exactly where you are in VT but Ive seen a lot of the state, my wife has family up around the Randolph area. We usually try to get up there and see our nieces at least once in the summer, and Ive attended the expo in Essex Junction 2 or 3 times. Are the markets holding pretty steady up there?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2171 on: April 19, 2013, 09:49:33 pm »
International Skidder S7C
Looked like it was just being used for firewood.

 

 
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« Reply #2172 on: April 20, 2013, 08:41:55 am »
International Skidder S7C
Looked like it was just being used for firewood.

 

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Is that a 'chip' outta that plow (I'm sure it's not a 'plow' ::))?  And the tire chain is missing a link or two.  Seems that sucker has been used hard. :o :)

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« Reply #2173 on: April 20, 2013, 09:13:57 am »
Yes,John,that is a chunk out of the blade. good eye on the missing linK. He had a bunch of D rings holding things together. But I see he had the winch covered on it.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2174 on: April 20, 2013, 11:35:54 am »
240b, I really like your loader and skidder
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« Reply #2175 on: April 20, 2013, 04:14:04 pm »
That cut out in the blade isnt uncommon. It may have been done on purpose, many guys cutting softwood in the winter would run the limbs off the trees with their skidders, at least the top and 2 sides anyways. Back when that machine was brand new most of the wood was still cut with chainsaws and yarded with cable machines. As mechanization took over you dont see that as much anymore, most big crews have stroke delimbers or pull thrus on the landing loaders. Or have graduated to CTL technology and the processors do it all.
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« Reply #2176 on: April 23, 2013, 08:49:33 pm »
The guy that cuts for me is trying out a new JD 1510E 8 wheel forwarder, 6 cly.
This pictures has no tracks on it. They came and put tracks on it.
 

 

This is showing the cab swings with the boom.

 

 

I went for a ride in it today.That is quite the unit.
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« Reply #2177 on: April 23, 2013, 08:59:31 pm »
is it new? or the almost new one that milton cat had?

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« Reply #2178 on: April 23, 2013, 08:59:37 pm »
1110e looks like

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« Reply #2179 on: April 23, 2013, 09:06:28 pm »
I thought it was a 510E. That was on the side. I forgot where he got it from. I pretty sure it was brand new. I looked at real hard on Saturday and not a scratch on it,the bunks looked like they was never used.

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