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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881217 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2400 on: February 01, 2014, 09:37:04 pm »
That beast looks very experienced. ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2401 on: February 02, 2014, 06:05:31 pm »
A few pics of the current job we are on.   Harvester working in an area heavy dominated by cedar and spruce.

 

 Porter cleaning up area.  Notice the larger hardwood logs and pulpwood that was cut with a powersaw as they were quite large for the harvester to deal with.

 

 Load of tree length cedar.  Notice that this trucker has his self loader attached to the side of his trailer.  Only set-up I have ever seen like that. 

 

 Couple of loads of hardwood pulp headed to the mill that is less than 20 miles away.  Harvester is headed to the fuel trailer.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2402 on: February 02, 2014, 06:19:19 pm »
Looks good. I have never seen a self loader on the side like that. Could you please get a picture on the other side?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2403 on: February 02, 2014, 06:20:49 pm »
I've never heard of a loader mounted that way, either.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2404 on: February 02, 2014, 09:00:37 pm »
I've never seen a side mount either, but it looks like an innovative way to solve a problem.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2405 on: February 02, 2014, 10:49:34 pm »
 ??? That load would get him pulled over here.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2406 on: February 02, 2014, 11:51:56 pm »
I think it is all white cedar, I don't know if you can fit enough on to be overweight.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2407 on: February 03, 2014, 05:51:49 am »
I've seen sideloaders before on B trains for 8 ft pulp an d they were detachable.They would leave them at the site too reduce weight.That was 15 years ago,haven't seen one since,probably more trouble than they were worth I'm thinking.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2408 on: February 03, 2014, 06:23:54 am »
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Only way he can load shortwood or treelength and take the loader with the load. It is also the first time that I have seen such a setup
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2409 on: February 03, 2014, 08:30:24 pm »
I'd also like to see a pic of the other side I'm curious about how its mounted?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2410 on: February 04, 2014, 04:06:52 am »
I'll try to get a pic today of the side mounted loader if he shows like he is supposed to.  Our truck had the front differential blow apart last Thursday so our landings are getting full.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2411 on: February 04, 2014, 06:26:24 pm »
??? That load would get him pulled over here.

That load only weighed slightly more than 45 tonnes (100K lbs).   We are allowed 49.5 tonnes on many roads around here. 
Here are a couple of pics of the loader set up on the side of the trailer. That set up allows him to haul 2 1/2 bunks of random length wood or tree length.  The load of hardwood he was putting on in the pictures would weigh about 55 tonnes when finished which is quite a bit overweight but it's only a few miles to the mill.

  

  
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2412 on: February 04, 2014, 08:25:25 pm »
Now I see. Interesting. That is one of those things that I put the brakes on driving down the road,turn quick into driveway,or whatever,and I have to go back and check that, I tell the wife, I have to check this thing out.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2413 on: February 05, 2014, 07:04:34 pm »
 

  

 

 

 

 

 



Heres some of my dads and I's fleet. 2004 JD 648g3 prentice loader 180 and a bell feller buncher. Whats missing is our 2009 540 and we do have another bell.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2414 on: February 06, 2014, 04:04:35 pm »
I think every one should get a OC3 so i don't feel alone
Yep that's what I thought

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2415 on: February 06, 2014, 04:10:35 pm »
Got a picture of it,so I know what I am looking for to buy?  ;D
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« Reply #2416 on: February 06, 2014, 07:42:00 pm »
Got a picture of it,so I know what I am looking for to buy?  ;D
you must be the only one who doesn't know because i am sure every one else knows. but i guess just cause you are a Mainer
Yep that's what I thought

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2417 on: February 06, 2014, 07:50:37 pm »
Maybe I was the only one to ask too.  ;)
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« Reply #2418 on: February 06, 2014, 10:48:02 pm »
Got a picture of it,so I know what I am looking for to buy?  ;D
you must be the only one who doesn't know because i am sure every one else knows. but i guess just cause you are a Mainer
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What the heck is an OC3?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2419 on: February 07, 2014, 12:04:48 am »
OC3??? No one has heard of it for being such common knowledge ::)
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