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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2300 on: October 14, 2013, 09:09:56 pm »
I believe it was. The other Pete he drives I know for sure did. Just picked it up from there about a month or so ago.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2301 on: October 14, 2013, 09:13:14 pm »
I thought it looked like their work.  the shape of the standards and the Hydra head board gave it away. 

I grew up with those guys. they build great trucks

Is the new truck on their truck of the month web site?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2302 on: October 14, 2013, 09:26:09 pm »
Not that I'm aware of...
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2303 on: October 15, 2013, 12:26:10 pm »
Fabtek 344B Forwarder. Works a hardwood selection harvest this past winter  January, 2013.
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2304 on: October 15, 2013, 01:21:35 pm »
Ron - What species of tree is it that the forwarder is loading?  I presume the one on the ground is from the same tree...my guess is beech but since my experience with them is very limited it's a WAG at best.

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« Reply #2305 on: October 15, 2013, 07:13:30 pm »
Yes, American Beech.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2306 on: October 15, 2013, 07:19:43 pm »
Those are nice looking trucks. I really like that Pete with the Prentice loader.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2307 on: October 15, 2013, 08:43:49 pm »
That forwarder really caught my eye. I have never seen a short one like that around here.
You guys may have long trucks,but short forwarders.  :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2308 on: October 15, 2013, 09:27:51 pm »
Nice pic Ron. I like those fabteks. I see Jason Lutke has a 344b for sale right now.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2309 on: October 20, 2013, 09:06:00 pm »
John Deere 1270E Processor. Getting ready to start a CTL pine and aspen harvest. A Ponsee Elk forwarder will be picking up the CTL wood behind  the processor. Dunn Timber harvest, September 2013.


  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2310 on: October 22, 2013, 08:03:44 pm »
 The Ponsee Elk Forwarder follows the John Deere processor in the CTL pine and aspen harvest. Dunn timber harvest, September 2013.


 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2311 on: October 25, 2013, 08:54:28 pm »
My little log truck. Mixed hardwood Evans job aug2013

 
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« Reply #2312 on: October 25, 2013, 08:57:21 pm »
My 1964 c4 treefarmer pulling a 42 inch red oak

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2313 on: October 25, 2013, 09:01:01 pm »
You may have a little truck,but that loader looks big.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2314 on: October 26, 2013, 06:16:07 pm »
Oak matts are placed across the wetland on the access and forwarder route to prevent excessive rutting and ponding by the CTL harvesting equipment.


 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2315 on: October 26, 2013, 10:26:59 pm »
Oak matts are placed across the wetland on the access and forwarder route to prevent excessive rutting and ponding by the CTL harvesting equipment.


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Ron, are those mats 'tied' together (spikes, webbing, other?) or the cants just laid side by side?  And are they left to rot after the job?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2316 on: October 26, 2013, 10:39:08 pm »
Those look to be pipeline style mats that are 4' x 16' and 8" thick, and bolted together with 4 long bolts.  Yes, you usually save them for the next job as they are not cheap.  look up "pipeline mat" and you will see companies that specialize in producing, selling, and renting them.

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« Reply #2317 on: October 26, 2013, 11:46:50 pm »
What Stumpjumper said. I was out the other day retrieving some with a grapple skidder, some areas we put them in with the skidder because our forwarders can only lift the mats right next to the machine, they are heavy.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2318 on: October 27, 2013, 09:02:08 am »
We are having a power line upgrade. I see them things 3 deep in places.  :o  I see truck loads of them things now. And stacked by the roads waiting to be hauled under the power lines. When all this is done,I would think those could be bought cheap.
They use to make them out of hemlock in this area. I was talking to a logger and he was selling hardwood,maple, to a place in New Vineyard,ME that makes them.
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« Reply #2319 on: October 27, 2013, 11:18:10 am »
Yes, they are the type mats used for pipelines and power lines. They are carried out to the job site on logging truck or flat bed, placed by the forwarder and then retrieved when the job is done for use elsehere. The are bolted or cabeled together in 6 x 20-22 foot oak plank sections.

A good time to get them is when the power or gas line company's are done with their use of them. They often give them away for the taking.
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