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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2620 on: November 10, 2014, 09:09:06 pm »
They like oak and hardwood sawlogs 8' and 10' and veneer oak is 9' and 10' pine spruce and hemlock they don't like short tho.
No I haven't wore the Clark out yet but it is wearing me out lol
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« Reply #2621 on: November 11, 2014, 05:24:29 am »
Yah da veneer they want 9'6 10'6 and 11'6 deer and da  high value HW day take 8 all da day long up in da nort here. :-)
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« Reply #2622 on: November 11, 2014, 05:16:30 pm »
Might as well post another pic I guess here's a load of hemlock from today.
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2623 on: November 11, 2014, 05:29:53 pm »
Might as well post another pic I guess here's a load of hemlock from today.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2624 on: November 11, 2014, 06:05:46 pm »
Yeah it's a good size load but the hemlock on this lot hasn't been weighing up very heavy
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2625 on: November 11, 2014, 07:48:55 pm »
That going to Chester Forest Products?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2626 on: November 11, 2014, 09:05:27 pm »
It's going too Farmington chip plant who chips it for New Paige. I have sold some too Chester before it's been a few years tho. I believe they also chip for New Paige don't they?
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« Reply #2627 on: November 11, 2014, 09:27:42 pm »
Not sure but they process a lot of hemlock. They buy studwood, tree length saw grade and pulp. Bit of a treck from down there but they list what they r paying in this New Brunswick price list.  The 8' pays decent but is labor intensive but u end up with a load of pulp from the tops if u cut enough.
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« Reply #2628 on: November 11, 2014, 10:01:42 pm »
Yeah there good guys too deal with it's just quite a hike up there is the only reason I don't sell them more. I cut most of my hemlock and pine pulp 8ft it's not bad if you push it up even and cut a bunch up at once. The lot I'm on now is ED Bessey land and they wanted it too go to Farmington so that's where we are sending it which is fine by me
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« Reply #2629 on: November 11, 2014, 10:14:19 pm »
 I got digging thru the computer tonight and found some pictures i thought where gone, figured i would post them.  :D
 

 
 Thats the beast i started out with, actually worked good. Was kind of a pain to move being so high and wide. Had an expandable under carriage if you wanted too. 

  

 
 The day she went on the trailer down the road. I should have kept it and added a heal and grapple on it. Simple to work on. Had 1750hr original when i sold it. Had sat in a barn for 20yrs. 

 
 Ive got a couple good Irene photos. That was my garage and backyard. Thank you FEMA for all your help.  :D  sore subject. 

 
My neighbors house. 

 
One of the better looking roads. 

 
 Friend of mine wanted that oak butt for a table, he just got it finished and i have to get pictures.

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« Reply #2630 on: November 11, 2014, 10:35:35 pm »
Yeah there good guys too deal with it's just quite a hike up there is the only reason I don't sell them more. I cut most of my hemlock and pine pulp 8ft it's not bad if you push it up even and cut a bunch up at once. The lot I'm on now is ED Bessey land and they wanted it too go to Farmington so that's where we are sending it which is fine by me

Does he still have a log yard?
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« Reply #2631 on: November 11, 2014, 11:43:54 pm »
That's a cool old machine bargemonkey! Do you have the pic of when the guy flipped it? Man that's bad! Was that a river by there house that was overflowing or just runoff that made a river?
Chester they have a yard in Ellsworth and a yard in Newport. The oak logs and HW pulp is going too the Newport yard. They also have some contracts at the mills and have a huge amount of land around the area
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« Reply #2632 on: November 11, 2014, 11:51:58 pm »
Yeah I heard about him and was looking for his Newport yard to compare some prices but it sounded like he had closed it. That was about a year ago. Sounds like HC Haynes up this way.
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« Reply #2633 on: November 12, 2014, 12:01:29 am »
Somewhere ive got a picture of the tracks pointed for the sky, have to find it. Took a 330C and 325C cat excavator's to stand her back up.
 That was a tiny creek in back of the house. Used to be 100ft behind the garage. Got the garage. My house. Alot of people lost everything. I spent a few months in that forwarder picking up storm debris.
 People that had nothing to start with collected big from fema, but if you had house insurance it became a blame game of who would do something. The town had just recently dumped a few 100yds of material over the bank which funneled the water towards me and the neighbor. I bought the house when i was 19, my parents didnt want me blowing my boat checks, after almost 2yrs of fighting and lawyers i calmly put the keys in the mail and walked away.  :(   

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2634 on: November 12, 2014, 12:24:26 am »
No it's still going they actually just put in a new yard it's a lot nicer than there old one. I can pm you the # too the main office in hinkley if you ever want too get prices from them.
Wow that's terrible too lose your house like that. How long ago was that?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2635 on: November 13, 2014, 05:36:56 pm »
Some decent pine

 

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« Reply #2636 on: November 13, 2014, 06:16:09 pm »
Some decent pine

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« Reply #2637 on: November 13, 2014, 06:28:05 pm »
Some nice looking stuff! How much snow do you have up there?
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« Reply #2638 on: November 13, 2014, 09:05:23 pm »
 That is a nice looking picture. If you had to buy one would you stay away from a 6 wheeler and go 8 ? Is a 1010B to small for mt country ? My 230 just doesnt have the snot or stability for around here.

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« Reply #2639 on: November 13, 2014, 10:03:21 pm »
Some decent pine

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Some nice looking stuff! How much snow do you have up there?

Theres mayber 12 to 14 inches on the job. about 15 miles away in one of the snow belts 42 inches was recorded


 That is a nice looking picture. If you had to buy one would you stay away from a 6 wheeler and go 8 ? Is a 1010B to small for mt country ? My 230 just doesnt have the snot or stability for around here.

If your only working harder ground a six wheel is great.  eight if you need the extra traction or flotation.  The 1010s are great forwarders.  There is a 1010d just out of the picture on the right, its been a real good machine with plenty of power.  The john deere powered ones have excellent power, cant speak to the other engines.