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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2200 on: May 17, 2013, 01:40:05 am »
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You are right, it is a skidder. Itīs a Franklin skidded with a crane. In Germany the most skidders are modified with a crane cause the normal grapple skidders are senseless in Germany. We havnīt got enough space for them in the forestīs so we have to use cranes. If i can find a pic of the back of the skidder Iīll post it here. Youīll see than how it works.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2202 on: May 17, 2013, 10:20:42 pm »
You guys sure have some cool toys over there. Ive watched some videos of older 240 Timberjacks with the big butt plate and two winches. Always thought that would be kinda handy to have, you could either sort out your skids or at least work off both sides of a trail without kinking the cables every which way. If you dont mind my asking, what brands of conventional type skidders can you still get in Europe?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2203 on: May 18, 2013, 01:34:19 am »
You guys sure have some cool toys over there. Ive watched some videos of older 240 Timberjacks with the big butt plate and two winches. Always thought that would be kinda handy to have, you could either sort out your skids or at least work off both sides of a trail without kinking the cables every which way. If you dont mind my asking, what brands of conventional type skidders can you still get in Europe?

There are still a few like Franklin, John Deere, Camox, Noe, LKT, HSM, Ritter, Welte and a few more I guess. Most of them come with a crane or get one before delivery. Even though cranes are very common over here HSM , one famous german brand placed a special crane- less type on the market last year: http://www.hsm-forest.net/hsm-805-s.html

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2204 on: May 18, 2013, 01:56:43 am »
Here is some more from Germany - me and some pinewood for chipboard: 



  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2205 on: May 18, 2013, 05:53:50 am »
Nice job stacking and thanks for the pictures.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2206 on: May 18, 2013, 09:07:08 am »
Nice looking piles  ;)
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« Reply #2207 on: May 18, 2013, 07:51:44 pm »
I could look at those photos all day long.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2208 on: May 18, 2013, 08:27:41 pm »
In the third pic of the forwarder piling wood it looks like a masons line(string) strung out where the  front edge on the pile to be. wow thats planning. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2209 on: May 18, 2013, 08:34:47 pm »
Good eye 240b.   :o   Now that you mention it,the fifth picture I see some too.
And I use to to enjoy seeing pictures of Southern logging.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2210 on: May 19, 2013, 12:23:39 am »
I just saw the string line, too. I guess it makes me not feel so bad, I usually get to make my piles on stumps and dozer spoil piles from punching the road in ::)
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« Reply #2211 on: May 19, 2013, 01:13:59 am »
The line is my cheap trick to make nice looking piles :)  Sometimes itīs very usefull and it only takes a few minutes to set it up.  Of course  I donīt do this for every little pile since Iīm also able to do  without... :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2212 on: May 19, 2013, 01:28:58 am »
Neat, straight piles are impressive, regardless how you get them that way. Good job.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2213 on: May 19, 2013, 08:05:49 am »
I like to take pride in my piles as well but they never look that neat.  Great job the truckers must love you.
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« Reply #2214 on: May 19, 2013, 09:43:36 am »
Nice stack, wow.  Mine are always crooked and leaning. :D. Nice equipment, I love seeing what you have over there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2215 on: May 19, 2013, 04:38:34 pm »
I'm guilty of painting a dashed line once in a while. I usually put more effort into it when I'm forwarding a job on my own- we often have two or  more forwarders on the same job, all piling in the same piles. Then there is no sense in being that much neater than the other guy, I would just get frustrated ::)
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« Reply #2216 on: May 22, 2013, 12:16:29 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2217 on: May 31, 2013, 02:52:50 pm »
i just bought a 511 ex hydro axe and was debating on buying a track machine with a processing head. but i bought mine for 20 and didnt think i would be able to find a cutter in that price range. a guy in the woods does pretty good just topping. i can finish up with the knuckle boom and delimber what he dont get

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2218 on: June 07, 2013, 08:47:13 am »
Hey guys,
Iīve got some pics from Germany for you..

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German.logger93, what brands are those farm tractors? Some of them look like John Deere and others like Case, Valmet, or Fendt. I can't read the names on them.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2219 on: June 07, 2013, 03:29:16 pm »
Hey guys,
Iīve got some pics from Germany for you..

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German.logger93, what brands are those farm tractors? Some of them look like John Deere and others like Case, Valmet, or Fendt. I can't read the names on them.

Looks like a Case IH and a couple Steyrs?..