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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881061 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2500 on: September 23, 2014, 09:46:34 pm »
 

  
 Got to the woods today, trying to knock this lot out.



 
 This came in the mail, they must like my picture.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2501 on: September 24, 2014, 09:23:49 pm »
 

    theres a bunch of wood up in the corner of this woodlot, didnt pay to track the Timbco up there, its so tight. 

  

  

 
 Not a bad pile for 3 days. Wood orders coming in every day, hopefully I dont get to this pile this year. 

    the day didnt end to well for him.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2502 on: October 10, 2014, 05:51:27 pm »
I hate when this thread goes dormant so will bump it back to the top.  I should not have mentioned that last week was my best.  This one not so much.  This is how the week started and it did not get much better.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2503 on: October 10, 2014, 06:56:58 pm »
Yikes !! Is there a matching new sneaker for the other side too ?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2504 on: October 10, 2014, 08:42:05 pm »
That rubber looks like some serious $$$$ to me.
I know one day it will me my turn again  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2505 on: October 10, 2014, 09:41:38 pm »
 A brand new 30.5... ouch.  :o

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2506 on: October 10, 2014, 10:21:09 pm »
M Cook
I hear you on finding good help.. We would like to get another processor but just can't find anyone that can take care of the machine and get production..
I'm Duane's kid Brian ( Leonard forest products) and I wish we were getting what the UP guys were for our pulp that would sure help.. At least log prices are coming up..

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2507 on: October 11, 2014, 08:19:44 pm »
 Figured I would post some pictures from today, 

    had 8 of these like that today, cleaning up the wood on the edges of this woodlot, about 3 good days left. 

  

   I bought that 3120xp about 1yr ago, first time im using it and im kinda impressed. Wont carry it to far but she gets the job done.  :D

   the 2 sticks of hemlock sitting on my loader are around 200-220yrs old, the rings are so tight its hard to tell, its a shame they are full of shake. 

    

    not a bad pile of wood for 3 very long days... 7 in the morning till 7pm..  :D   thank god its going to be "tugboat monday" soon

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2508 on: October 11, 2014, 08:36:27 pm »
How many guys are you working with ?   That's a lot of equipment to run for one guy. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2509 on: October 11, 2014, 08:42:22 pm »
 8)Uhm... ive had 1 guy help me the last 2 days to skid. Other than that im the only one, i normally dont have much help.  Cut a bit, skid, slash. Repeat.  :D   the help just isnt out there, and the cost of comp in NY just makes me more determined to not hire anyone. My stuff gets parked while im gone on the boat, got a whopping 600 hrs on my Timbco in 3.5 yrs.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2510 on: October 11, 2014, 10:27:59 pm »
Lumberjack

This labor situation is costing everyone money, the markets are the best they have been in years and the help isn't out there to take advantage of it.  I have more than enough equipment to run a second flail chip crew but don't have enough people to run it full-time.  Meanwhile the markets are putting pressure on us to do more.

Things never stay the same for a long time, so when the economy slows down  there'll be lots of help but probably won't need it.  Such is the wood business, where else can a person have so much fun.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2511 on: October 12, 2014, 11:14:36 am »
Bargemonkey, if my piles looked like yours the truck drivers would get together and lynch me ;D
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2512 on: October 12, 2014, 01:15:34 pm »
Bargemonkey, if my piles looked like yours the truck drivers would get together and lynch me ;D
Normally I would truck some out before it becomes a mess, and this header is on a postage stamp. The sawmill is only 3 miles up the road and I have to go over the landowners lawn so I only wanna go when its super dry.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2513 on: October 12, 2014, 06:30:19 pm »
barge monkey that soft maple looks good the hearts anyway ;D     if that was by me they would have holes half the size of the tree ;D       where do you sell your soft wood      what mill is up the road from you              how long are you on the boat for this time

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2514 on: October 12, 2014, 06:48:58 pm »
Bargemonkey, if my piles looked like yours the truck drivers would get together and lynch me ;D
Normally I would truck some out before it becomes a mess, and this header is on a postage stamp. The sawmill is only 3 miles up the road and I have to go over the landowners lawn so I only wanna go when its super dry.
I'm just ribbing you, you can pile your wood any way you want ;)
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2515 on: October 12, 2014, 07:05:26 pm »
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I don't know how Chris Muma and Lutke find the help...
And ur right it sure would be a lot better if the markets would stay this good forever.

What do you get per pulp cord for oak firewood?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2516 on: October 12, 2014, 07:51:37 pm »
Lumber tick

Chris, Shawn, and Jason struggle to find good help also.   

We don't sell any 8 ft firewood only cut and split, prices for 8 ft oak firewood is $90 & up for green and $100 & up for seasoned around here.  Chris told me in September that Shawn and him were not taking any more orders because they were already booked through April of next year.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2517 on: October 12, 2014, 08:20:34 pm »
barge monkey that soft maple looks good the hearts anyway ;D     if that was by me they would have holes half the size of the tree ;D       where do you sell your soft wood      what mill is up the road from you              how long are you on the boat for this time
The firewood on this job didnt turn out to bad, the logs where kinda so so. Our sawmill is about 3 miles up the road from the job, we saw 99% of the softwood we cut,  or ship the hemlock for pulp. The mill im selling to now for good logs is about 15 miles away. Go back for 7-10 days this time, hard to get much done on short trips home.

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« Reply #2518 on: October 13, 2014, 06:59:16 pm »
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We are getting 100 for green oak and 120 for seasoned.. 90 for mixed hardwood.
We are just putting people on a list got a good 40 orders right now.. Crazy how people wait till last minute

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« Reply #2519 on: October 13, 2014, 08:57:35 pm »
Lumbertick

I think we could see even higher prices before spring, there isn't going to be enough firewood for the demand.  The last time I remember anything like this was the  early eighties, that was when Leonard Forest got started hauling firewood 24/7.  Hope it will continue but odds are it won't, gotta get all you can while you can.

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