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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2260 on: September 20, 2013, 08:24:19 pm »
Thank you- I can't spend too much time tidying my piles, I try to make them so they are easy for the trucks to load out of. I hauled out of enough scrappy piles when I drove truck ;) I make them as neat as I can, as fast as I can :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2261 on: September 20, 2013, 08:59:43 pm »
Aspen and white spruce pulpwood-

 
Job finished, last look back 8) I've been driving almost 2 hours one way for this one.
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2262 on: September 20, 2013, 09:05:43 pm »
I don't know what the problem is, I keep posting the same pictures ::)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2263 on: September 20, 2013, 09:17:52 pm »
Are these the ones,
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2264 on: September 21, 2013, 05:21:59 am »
Several truckloads in them piles.  Nice big landings make life convenient.  I'm some glad our pulpwood does not all have to be 8' anymore.  Most of ours is cut 16'.  I too would be very happy to see a job done that requires a 2 hr one way drive. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2265 on: September 21, 2013, 06:04:46 am »
Yes, it's surprising how much wood is sitting in a pile. Even what looks like a small pile. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2266 on: September 21, 2013, 12:23:15 pm »
Nice pictures barbender, looks like a nice clean jobsite. If I could stack that good maybe my trucker would give me a better deal  :D

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« Reply #2267 on: September 21, 2013, 04:59:32 pm »
This was a job from this summer, our conventional crew cut this block (you can see the tree length piles in the background). They hand bucked the red pine logs and I forwarded them to the landing since I was on the same job. Pine markets are such in our area that logs don't pay as well as stud bolts, so if it is less than the 20" Max diameter that Potlatch accepts, it gets cut to 100" and sent to them. So all of these are over 20", 12-20' long. Poston, eat your heart out  ;D
 
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« Reply #2268 on: September 21, 2013, 07:00:29 pm »
A few more- conventional landing, JD limber, JD 748 skidder, and a Cat skidder, I don't remember the model.
 
The Cat grabbing a small bunch as I forward wood out behind him, it's fairly unusual for us to work next to each other like this.
 
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« Reply #2269 on: September 21, 2013, 08:10:46 pm »
Not all days are nice piles and big landings :(
 
It's not a big deal blowing a hydraulic line on the crane, but I sure dread the ones under the cab in the belly pan. It was about 95 that day, I know that won't get any sympathy from the southern members, but that's too hot for people that spend half the year below freezing ::)
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« Reply #2270 on: September 22, 2013, 11:38:30 am »
Too hot to be messing with hydraulics.  What a sweaty job...
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2271 on: September 22, 2013, 01:42:53 pm »
At least you were smart enough to scrounge up a hunk of cardboard to lie on while crawling around underneath. Nothing like wallowing around in hot oil soaked sand.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2272 on: September 22, 2013, 02:44:07 pm »
Your right Piney, once my clothes get "hydraulic mud" on them they usually go in the garbage ::) So, it is nice to have something to lay on. That particular hose was the main supply line going to the valve block that feeds the crane functions, probably about 10 gallons sprayed out in the belly pan. I really hate losing toxic fluids on the ground like that, but there is really way to recover it when it happens that quickly :(
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2273 on: September 25, 2013, 03:36:01 pm »
 

 
 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2274 on: September 25, 2013, 05:21:05 pm »
That looks like a nice set up, EricR. Do you cut for yourself, firewood or a sawmill?
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« Reply #2275 on: September 25, 2013, 05:35:11 pm »
I like the looks of your setup, too, EricR. :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2276 on: September 25, 2013, 05:51:23 pm »
It would be tough to beat for low impact work ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2277 on: September 25, 2013, 08:40:30 pm »
I like it.  And then some.  What year is the tractor? Hp?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2278 on: October 07, 2013, 12:07:40 am »
I currently am logging with a John deere 550a and use my cat skidd steer loader to load with I got 2 straight trucks a 600 and a 700 ford I am a small operation here in the Appalachian mountains of ky looking to get a bigger jd 700h dozer

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2279 on: October 07, 2013, 11:57:10 am »
A nice load of red oak 

 
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