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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880794 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2660 on: November 21, 2014, 06:46:45 pm »
Also since the transmission on his Timberjack forwarder went out yesterday and they are working on it in the woods today under less than favorable weather conditions. The "low points" of being a logger. ;)
 

 

Have done my fair share of in woods mechanic work.  Not much fun.  We just got done doing 2 weeks of repair and maintenance to my old Timberjack forwarder.  Clutch, brakes, hydraulic pump, hoses, welding, etc, etc.  We did however have a shop to work in. 

Nice hitch BargeMonkey.  Doesn't take many of those trips to load a truck.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2661 on: November 21, 2014, 10:29:24 pm »
 Thanks, i think its time for small fenders. Had 6 tonight coming out, i figure there was 1500mbft and 2-3 cords. Its all downhill, about 1.5 miles to the back of the lot. 

 
 Soft maple right on the skidroad. It twists like that for about 40', we have a buyer who looks for those for furniture.
 

 
 Keep pounding them out. 

  
 I took about 20 skidder pictures today but they wont load for some reason. Way up on top of the mountain. 

 
 Not bad for 2 days, still had about 30 to slash but it got too dark to see the logs clearly. Parked everything and hit it hard when i get home again.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2662 on: November 21, 2014, 10:43:38 pm »
Nice pics BM.  I ve never seen a twister like that. What do think is causing something like that ?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2663 on: November 21, 2014, 10:53:45 pm »
Uhm, WIND.  :D  this is way up on the mountain, just a horrible place to be 364 days out of the year, alot of the stuff im cutting the tops are all broken from some bad ice storms. Ive had a few like this, they are around if you look. Special wood like that can bring 30-50 a running ft depending. My parents sawed some for the new house just like that, looks awesome. They will keep a 1"-1.5" slab with that twist and use it on "rustic" furniture. We cant keep pine slabs, wood from the "Catskill" imported to the "Adirondack's" for the people with more money than brains.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2664 on: November 22, 2014, 11:28:08 pm »
Nice pics BM.  I ve never seen a twister like that. What do think is causing something like that ?

Got to be global warming.  :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2665 on: November 25, 2014, 12:35:32 pm »
I don't know to much about other places but here in Maine they either cut it tree length Nd take it out on trailers that are 4 feet wider on either side than the truck or they do cut to length logging with processors and forwarders.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2666 on: November 25, 2014, 10:49:27 pm »
 

 
 Finally got her moved this morning, told the driver to let me know how it went, this is what i got.  :D     ive been having a horrible time getting pictures to load on the FF lately, maybe 1/5 of them take. No rhyme or reason to it. ??? 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2667 on: November 25, 2014, 11:29:37 pm »
I was having a bugger of a time with loading pictures off of my Samsung S5, it turns out they were too big. I resize them first, and they always load now.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2668 on: November 25, 2014, 11:45:06 pm »
1270d it's good to see that you're using the Ponsee Scorpion.  I've followed their product development, but haven't talked to anyone who's worked it yet.  How's the operator liking it?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2669 on: November 26, 2014, 05:48:24 pm »
I am the operator, and I love it.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2670 on: November 29, 2014, 04:24:27 pm »
Pulled some hemlock in the snow today. About the perfect amount to make the roads nice but not be hard walking. Too bad it's gonna warm up tomorrow and Monday.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2671 on: November 29, 2014, 08:58:29 pm »
The old Clark is getting it done ML88...
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2672 on: November 30, 2014, 01:18:22 am »
Yeah it's been doing the job got one more load to pull then this job is finished then I can take a couple days and fix my Jack then save up and then on to the Deere gotta have them up and going soon got a couple decent lots to cut this winter
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2673 on: November 30, 2014, 10:12:43 am »
 Dont you hate cutting wood at one place for too long ? The closer you get to being done the better the feeling.  :D 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2674 on: November 30, 2014, 02:18:44 pm »
Dont you hate cutting wood at one place for too long ? The closer you get to being done the better the feeling.  :D

Yup  ;D 8)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2675 on: November 30, 2014, 03:09:18 pm »
I know what you guys are saying, I think I have been on this job for at least two months. I think we've cut over 3000 cords already, and maybe another 1000 to go.
     Here's a landing shot the other morning, my machine is warming up. The other operator is more on the ball and is piling his first load already.




This is how much more capacity the Buffalo King forwarder has over the standard Buffalo. We each loaded 2 bunks on a crib trailer, and I had this much left.
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2676 on: November 30, 2014, 03:22:03 pm »
Nice looking timber everyone, Keen probably the nicest hard maple I have ever seen thanks for scharing all the pictures.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2677 on: November 30, 2014, 04:05:27 pm »
Dont you hate cutting wood at one place for too long ? The closer you get to being done the better the feeling.  :D
Yup I do it's nice to get the big lots but I have been here since mid august and I'm ready to get on to the next one! Looks good barbender I like seeing big piles of wood! Is there one or two prossesors cutting ahead of you?
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« Reply #2678 on: November 30, 2014, 04:23:39 pm »
Just one, with two operators that are alternating long days, they must be in the machine 12 hours each day.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2679 on: November 30, 2014, 04:32:46 pm »
So it doesn't stop for long then! With two operators how much are they cutting per day?
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