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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881166 times)

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Offline Mark Wentzell

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2360 on: January 03, 2014, 04:34:31 pm »
The second method used here was a pair of draft horses (Belgians I think), pulling tree length. 
 

 


 
 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2361 on: January 03, 2014, 05:05:05 pm »
I bet those horses and a man that knows how to use a chainsaw can make a place look like no one has been there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2362 on: January 04, 2014, 01:43:54 am »
I always enjoy seeing the low impact and especially horse logging. The 848 and monster processor were pretty cool too I guess ;) Keep it coming.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2363 on: January 04, 2014, 12:20:01 pm »
logs layed out to be scaled and sold



 

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« Reply #2364 on: January 04, 2014, 07:03:06 pm »
Great pictures of those ponies, Mark! :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2365 on: January 04, 2014, 09:58:26 pm »
I always enjoy seeing the low impact and especially horse logging. The 848 and monster processor were pretty cool too I guess ;) Keep it coming.
There's definitely applications for both. A lot of landowners like the horses and the tractor for how low impact they are. Both methods are also not that bad production wise, the forester put up about 10 cords for the day. And that was with a bunch of people all trying to learn how to run it, in really crappy wood. The horses put up less wood but I think we were slowing them down :D 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2366 on: January 04, 2014, 10:16:16 pm »
Yeah, quit petting the work horses :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2367 on: January 05, 2014, 01:31:19 pm »
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2368 on: January 05, 2014, 01:32:19 pm »
ha! it worked, I may have this figured out.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2369 on: January 05, 2014, 01:33:54 pm »
treeslayer,are those logs you cut? What kind and where are the logs going to be used for.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2370 on: January 05, 2014, 01:38:38 pm »
nope, can't do it again

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2371 on: January 05, 2014, 01:40:29 pm »
treeslayer,are those logs you cut? What kind and where are the logs going to be used for.
yes sir, yellow pine going to the mill. they will make large timbers from those. 12x12 and such. pics is kinda tricky here, just tryin show y'all what I do.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2372 on: January 05, 2014, 03:08:29 pm »
Slayer your pics always have nice sticks.   

I just upload pics into my gallery, then copy and paste the link in the pic description into my post.  Found its the easiest way on a smartphone.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2373 on: January 05, 2014, 06:51:35 pm »
Those are some serious looking pines from the Eastern Shore. 8)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2374 on: January 05, 2014, 07:10:17 pm »
thanks guys, I have been fortunate to be in nice timber for a while. the big boys with cutters and delimbers don't really like to do selections so I do mostly stay in oversize. copy n paste, gotta try that.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2375 on: January 05, 2014, 07:11:37 pm »
Those are some serious looking pines from the Eastern Shore. 8)
yep, n you got some down yer way.....or ya did, I ain't been down there in a while. you ain't real far really.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2376 on: January 05, 2014, 08:08:25 pm »
Nice! 8) What will the timbers be used for? That's my kind of truckload.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2377 on: January 05, 2014, 09:01:25 pm »
Treeslayer.. man those are some sweet looking logs..  I'll take a load of 8 to 12 footers..  your probably headed in my direction anyway!   ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2378 on: January 05, 2014, 09:16:28 pm »
Those are beautiful logs!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2379 on: January 05, 2014, 09:30:14 pm »
Dave, I have no clue but they pay better for the fat ones lol.
Ken, no pine goin yer way all hardwood goes north. we got little choice on pine now as only one mill left local.
thanks Barbender, we cut off at 52' now because of new length rules.