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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880796 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2180 on: April 23, 2013, 09:10:15 pm »
And now the old stuff,a Timber Jack

 

 

 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2181 on: April 23, 2013, 09:20:28 pm »
JD does make an 810e but it has 4 cyl.  The crane is mounted on the cab half of the machine.  There is also 10 11 1210 e.  1110 is the smallest with a six     cyl.  Maybe its one off or something new

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« Reply #2182 on: April 23, 2013, 10:06:16 pm »
I went back through my pictures before I downsized them,it is a 1510E,for sure. I forgot the "1" I will go back and fix the past posts.  ;D And you know the worse part,I have it as 1510E in my gallery. Somehow from the gallery to post I forgot the "1".
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2183 on: April 24, 2013, 09:15:07 am »
That's a pretty good size machine.  Very nice.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2184 on: April 24, 2013, 09:26:07 pm »
The guy with the new JD forwarder has this Cat havester with a fixed head on it. He has another havester,but I can not remember what kind it is.

 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2185 on: April 24, 2013, 09:37:26 pm »
Cat's Fabtek  :)
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« Reply #2186 on: April 25, 2013, 08:23:48 am »
He does have a Fabtec forwarder. The JD might take it's place.
This logger is a real nice guy. He was cutting here and I asked if he was going to cut any cedar to kinda push it off to the side and I would get it with my tractor. He did better than that,he brought it right down to the sawmill. I went up to see the new JD forwarder and I was in riding inside and I mentioned the dead white pine that was cut with the harvester. They are going to forward it out for the land owner to burn for firewood.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2187 on: April 25, 2013, 10:47:59 am »
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Prolly a lot easier to move it out, than to "push it off to the side" where it still can be in the way.

Were the pics taken in your timber?
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« Reply #2188 on: April 25, 2013, 01:47:28 pm »
None of these on my land. Some would not bother with bringing it out. The ceder was not in one area. So it was"pushed off to the side" to be picked up at a later time. It was all brought out in one load.
Just like the dead wood I mentioned. there would be a live trees and a dead one. He picked up the live trees and left the dead ones. I suppose he will go back and pick the dead stuff up all at one time,the same way he did the cedar.
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« Reply #2189 on: April 25, 2013, 08:27:07 pm »
thecfarm
Prolly a lot easier to move it out, than to "push it off to the side" where it still can be in the way.

Were the pics taken in your timber?
is prolly like an ex ;) ;D ;D  just pokeing a little fun :)

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« Reply #2190 on: May 02, 2013, 09:44:59 pm »
I saw this while driving down the road.
    Valmet 546 haverster

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #2191 on: May 11, 2013, 10:59:37 am »
the only thing i can see is about all the new machines is you have to be a computer wiz to work on it. i would like to see them last like the old timberjack you posted. but they will be in scrap yard while the timberjack prob be around still.

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« Reply #2192 on: May 11, 2013, 11:13:15 am »
the only thing i can see is about all the new machines is you have to be a computer wiz to work on it. i would like to see them last like the old timberjack you posted. but they will be in scrap yard while the timberjack prob be around still.
  computer wiz yes you have to be. will they not last no. i looked at a 911 valmet a while ago that had 36,000 hrs on it in real nice shape

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2193 on: May 11, 2013, 02:41:01 pm »
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looked at a 911 valmet a while ago that had 36,000 hrs on it in real nice shape

If I calculated right that would be 4 years 1 month and 10 days +- without ever turning the machine off.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2194 on: May 12, 2013, 06:54:55 am »
the only thing i can see is about all the new machines is you have to be a computer wiz to work on it. i would like to see them last like the old timberjack you posted. but they will be in scrap yard while the timberjack prob be around still.

Any machine can last a long time given proper maintenance and care.  The more modern harvesting machinery has only been around for the last 25 years or so.  I would bet that the well maintained units will be operational for many years to come.  My harvester (unknown hours) and porter (29000 hours) are both 15+ years old and chug along every day.  Harvesting machines are just big hunks of iron with motors, hydraulic systems and some sort of drive train.   Replacing parts on them is no different than repairing old skidders. 

At one time I thought that skidders were the only way to harvest wood.   My body began to tell me otherwise after 20+ years of conventional harvest work.  Although we still use a skidder for some work I suspect it will never be my primary piece of harvesting gear ever again.

More efficient machines make our industries more competitive.  I don't see too many farmers still sitting on a stool beside a cow pulling teats in order to fill their milk quota.   

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2195 on: May 16, 2013, 08:18:23 am »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2197 on: May 16, 2013, 10:31:02 am »
Thanks for posting all those pictures, German logger. I always enjoy seeing how things are done in other areas.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2198 on: May 16, 2013, 07:05:39 pm »
German Logger

Thanks for sharing the pictures.  I too enjoy seeing how things are done elsewhere.  I do have a question though.  What is the machine in the 2 pictures before the last one?  It looks like a skidder with a crane.  Some sort of clambunk perhaps?  I thought I have seen most forest machines in action but that one is a mystery! :P

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2199 on: May 16, 2013, 09:25:22 pm »
Nice pictures.  ;D
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