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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881243 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2380 on: January 05, 2014, 09:39:12 pm »
Most of the pine logs up here go for power poles, Bell Pole is the name of the outfit that gets most of the logs. A few go for log homes, a lot less than there used to be after the housing crash. And I've never seen a load of logs like treeslayer's up here :o They look like perfect cylinders.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2381 on: January 05, 2014, 09:57:53 pm »
We usually cut ours at 16.5', unless it's a special order. We did a trailer load in November of some really clear pine trunks. I cut them all at 41' length, filling that trailer with only seven trees. :) On the small end, they had to be at least 16", and any size on the butt. Not sure where these were sold or what kind of $$$ they fetched.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2382 on: January 06, 2014, 10:04:01 am »
Basically, our pine markets are anything less than 20" is cut 100" for the Potlatch stud mill. A lot of beautiful logs are cut up 100" and sent there because they pay as much or more than log buyers, it's a hassle free wide open market, and they pay promptly. Oversize logs arr cut from 10'-20', with 16's being most common. When I referred to "logs" in my previous post what I meant was tree length. Either way, we have a lot of nice pine timber cut into 8' 2x4 because that's where the money is.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2383 on: January 07, 2014, 12:08:59 am »
This is a question for the guys with small operations like the guys who are one or two man crew who just have a skidder and some chainsaws. How do you get your skidder to the job. That might be a dump question just wondering. I have towed a timberjack 225 on a big gooseneck trailer with my f250. I know that was to much for a f250. But now we use the log truck with a home made trailer to haul the skidder around.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2384 on: January 07, 2014, 08:38:16 am »
My taylor weighs 20k so I hire a dropdeck @ $80. an hr.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2385 on: January 07, 2014, 08:45:16 am »
Yep same here I hire out the trucking to move my TJ240.  I wish I could find someone local at 80/hr.  THe cheapest I can find is 100/hr.  Adds up quick.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2386 on: January 07, 2014, 08:45:39 am »
I have a guy with international dump truck and a 9tone tag along.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2387 on: January 07, 2014, 09:36:27 am »
 I haul a TJ 350 for a guy with my truck and trailer. It's a 10 ton trailer with removable log bunks.  When he bought the skidder, he hauled it from Minnesota to Missouri with a one ton dually and a gooseneck.



  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2388 on: January 07, 2014, 02:28:35 pm »
Haul my JD440 and 550G dozer on a 20k lbs GN flatbed with my F350.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2389 on: January 07, 2014, 07:19:06 pm »
Bobus2003 what year f350 do you have.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2390 on: January 08, 2014, 08:28:08 pm »
A couple pics from our latest job.   

Tree length cedar merchandised to a 4" top.  Longest ones are 35'

 

Spruce logs heading out the trail

 

Cable skidder and power saw used for larger hardwood

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2391 on: January 08, 2014, 08:39:59 pm »
That's nice Cedar, Ken ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2392 on: January 08, 2014, 09:16:53 pm »
Nice cedar. Mine's all rotten in the middle that size.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2393 on: January 08, 2014, 10:27:08 pm »
Bobus2003 what year f350 do you have.

Currently a 2012 Reg Cab, used to use a 06 Crew cab, and a '99 F250 before that, pushed the limits of the F250 though.

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« Reply #2394 on: January 11, 2014, 04:18:59 pm »
Bobus2003 whats the specs on your trailer. I am looking for one but don't know what I should get.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2396 on: January 13, 2014, 04:04:16 am »
Bobus2003 whats the specs on your trailer. I am looking for one but don't know what I shouuld get.

I have Longhorn 32'+4' gooseneck, 20k lbs rated, tandem Dexter 10k Oil Bath axles running duals.. and a Longhorn 20'+4' gooseneck, same specs

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2397 on: January 22, 2014, 10:05:46 pm »
Don't know what beavertails or tilt decks are running around these parts but to move a big shovel on a lowboy (4 axle truck, 2 axle jeep, 2 or 3 axle trailer with a 2 axle booster) you're looking at about $600 a move. Why most loggers with allot of iron usually invest in a lowboy. They pay themselves off real quick. Especially if you run a hayrack when not moving machinery or you have one of the quick change 5th wheels or move for other outfits.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2398 on: January 27, 2014, 01:57:51 pm »
Ron, have a  DC70d my self just wondering where this one is located. I'm in northern wi.  Have you seen many with processing heads on them the one I got has a 2 roller Fortec on it, a1300 model I believe.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2399 on: February 01, 2014, 09:07:56 pm »
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