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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880912 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2560 on: October 23, 2014, 05:58:56 pm »
thats a loaf!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2561 on: October 23, 2014, 06:30:16 pm »
 ;D I don't usually mound it that high, but this is a loooong skid so I want every load to count. The weight is fine for the machine's capacity, however today I had an overload issue- unfortunately it was in the cab. I broke my seat :o I'm getting too portly for my porter, maybe?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2562 on: October 23, 2014, 06:42:20 pm »
Break the mounting bolts or what?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2563 on: October 23, 2014, 07:13:04 pm »
No, right where the pivot points mount to the frame. They are built too light, or I am built too heavy ;D How is that Scorpion treating you, 1270d? You're going to have to change your handle :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2564 on: October 23, 2014, 07:25:48 pm »
whats in a name?  that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. :D 

Definitely liking the scorpion a lot.  not seeing the crane is huge, and the head is awsome.  rolls through crooked hardwood very well.   Also very powerful.    The machine is very comfortable as well, very little jostling etc.
The crane handles quite a bit like the Deere so that helps me too.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2565 on: October 23, 2014, 07:45:57 pm »
you dont worry about breaking a hose and having the crane land on the cab

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2566 on: October 23, 2014, 08:12:20 pm »
1270d

What do you average per hour with the scorpion in hardwood?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2567 on: October 23, 2014, 08:25:21 pm »
I've only run it for two days.   Wont have any averages for a while.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2568 on: October 24, 2014, 09:23:22 am »
What about the 1270?
I'm asking because I run a fabtek 133 a And we are thinking about getting a dangle head machine.. The salesman will tell you anything you wanna hear... Just trying to see what the guys that run them say..

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2569 on: October 24, 2014, 06:46:03 pm »
what kind of wood and ground are you in?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2570 on: October 24, 2014, 08:10:14 pm »
Down here pretty flat ground and the wood is not to bad i would say average hardwood tree is 7 sticks

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2571 on: October 24, 2014, 08:11:14 pm »
We cut 60 percent hardwood the rest popal and red pine

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2572 on: October 25, 2014, 10:05:17 pm »
 

 
 Thats the last pile I had down below, all stacked up in the yard, rained thurs and sat at the mill cutting firewood. 

   another day of pounding out firewood. With him and I we average 6-8 cord a day including delivery. 

 
 The header has a 6" layer of thick slime on it. 

 
Added a bit more to it today, have about 60 trees to go for monday and then move out while the weather holds, im hauling across the guys lawn. 

 
 The soon to be "new wife" and I this morning. We have been engaged for almost a year, and had the wedding planned for July 25th. We scheduled engagement pictures 2 months ago, and about 2 weeks ago she got some very very bad news at the doctors, so tomorrow at 1pm we are getting married up at my parents lake. Oh boy.  ;)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2573 on: October 26, 2014, 06:07:08 am »
Very very bad news does that sound good.  :(  Good luck to her.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2574 on: October 26, 2014, 02:55:03 pm »
Sorry to hear about the bad news man. Sucks. :-(
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2575 on: October 26, 2014, 04:32:13 pm »
I'm happy for you getting married, but man getting bad news from the Doc is never good :( We'very had our fair share the last few years with my wife, the poor woman can't seem to catch a break. That is a beautiful picture of the two of you ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2576 on: October 26, 2014, 06:23:48 pm »
Never good to get bad news :(. Wish you all the best.

This is about as much as I can heap this old girl up before I spend more time picking up fallen logs then getting wood to the landing.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2577 on: October 26, 2014, 07:16:17 pm »
 Now thats a loaded forwarder    :D

 Thanks guys, yeah its always something. She kept putting off her visit to the "female" doctor and when she went they found something, did 2x ultrasounds and then some tests, at 33 she is going for a full hysterectomy. Her insurance is so bad, they started giving her a hard time, I came home tues and she was in the chair crying, I said enough and called the town judge at 7pm. Did it today, all went well except for the rain.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2578 on: October 26, 2014, 08:12:38 pm »
Wish you all the best and hope things  gonna turn to the good.
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2579 on: October 26, 2014, 09:35:20 pm »
Congratulations! and great pictures.
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