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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880711 times)

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Offline gwilson

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2240 on: August 29, 2013, 09:34:12 pm »
 These are some pictures of my own small crew operating in SC.


  
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2241 on: September 13, 2013, 10:11:53 am »
 

  

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2242 on: September 13, 2013, 04:12:56 pm »
so are you telling us you are making the head for  barko now? fill us in

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2243 on: September 13, 2013, 06:07:25 pm »
I believe I saw that in escanaba last weekend isn't the barko equipment repainted Puma equipment?

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« Reply #2244 on: September 13, 2013, 06:18:08 pm »
I saw it too  ;D  The head does look Fabtekish  ;) :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2245 on: September 13, 2013, 08:17:22 pm »
I believe I saw that in escanaba last weekend isn't the barko equipment repainted Puma equipment?
  it sure is

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2246 on: September 14, 2013, 09:48:12 am »
So is the head for sale to other manufacturers as well.  Like john Deere?  I heard there was trouble with the measuring system on the one you mounted on the Deere. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2247 on: September 14, 2013, 06:22:48 pm »
will it be another 6 months before we get the rest of the story?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2248 on: September 14, 2013, 11:35:15 pm »
is doing cot to length with a processor and forwarder much faster than tree length logging. i use a felller buncher skidder and a loader with a pull thru delimber. i would like to go to do all cut to length out in the woods. rather than tree length but dont think i can afford to make the change over. that would cost alot of money i dont have. also how well do the processors do in oak. i know of one timbco in my area and they use a 525 cat skidder to skid with.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2249 on: September 15, 2013, 08:12:34 am »
CTL is slower than a buncher job almost all of the time.  Some advantages of ctl are less ground disturbance and the ability to leave an better stand because of maneuverability.  For pure production though a hot saw, grapple combo take the prize

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2250 on: September 15, 2013, 10:23:58 am »
CTL is slower than a buncher job almost all of the time.  Some advantages of ctl are less ground disturbance and the ability to leave an better stand because of maneuverability.  For pure production though a hot saw, grapple combo take the prize
X2, another thing is that CTL equipment can often still work in conditions that shut conventional equipment down.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2251 on: September 15, 2013, 11:25:01 am »
We have very few stands that wouldn't just be clear cut out right, so you have to be in nice stands to be able to justify it. And the wood has to be more valuable than pulp prices. They work here rain or shine. I've seen them aloud to destroy roads in wet conditions on public land to keep the wood flowing. We often get on a thinning block in the fall and some block is up for logging on the way in, so much for the road. Just think of the ruts on the land. We find them, when thinning, every one. ::)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2252 on: September 15, 2013, 02:37:06 pm »
thanks for the info very useful

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2253 on: September 15, 2013, 09:01:53 pm »
That's unfortunate swamp donkey.  It doesn't do very well for our reputation.  The job I am currently cutting has a maximum rutting depth of eight inches, any more and we are shut down, or made to fix damage.  I try my best to lay good mat down in trails, but it is difficult when thinning to 80 ft2.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2254 on: September 18, 2013, 08:11:35 am »
I believe I saw that in escanaba last weekend isn't the barko equipment repainted Puma equipment?
  it sure is


The two roller head on the machine is new. The machine itself has been tweaked.  The measuring system on the yellow four roller has been sorted out, and the first one is sold, and headed to Vermont.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2255 on: September 18, 2013, 08:17:39 pm »
I believe I saw that in escanaba last weekend isn't the barko equipment repainted Puma equipment?
  it sure is


The two roller head on the machine is new. The machine itself has been tweaked.  The measuring system on the yellow four roller has been sorted out, and the first one is sold, and headed to Vermont.
   now its getting interesting. lets hear more

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2256 on: September 20, 2013, 08:25:44 am »
The pictured Barko harvester is a new design. It's essentially nothing like the Puma. Took some video of the machine running. I'll try to get it uploaded soon. My videos are never all that impressive, as they are usually taken during the first few hours of the machine's life.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2257 on: September 20, 2013, 03:45:05 pm »
Here's a little CTL work-

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2258 on: September 20, 2013, 07:43:17 pm »
...and more- here's the machine at the end of the woods road, the road was "slashed in" as it's called up here. I threw a bunch of tops, limbs, and a few whole trees across the trail to keep vehicles out, as per the forester's request.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2259 on: September 20, 2013, 08:09:37 pm »