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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2700 on: December 16, 2014, 10:02:51 am »
cool pics. Where are you at ? I used to pilot and navigate, with a much smaller ticket. Left it all behind in 1999. Rob
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2701 on: December 16, 2014, 10:21:15 am »
 Crushed stone and aggregate, a little sand sometimes. Im the chief engineer on the big pushboat they have, running from Poughkeepsie to NYC basically every day. About 4.5 mil tons this year, or 3\4 of the stone NYC uses. Figured i would throw a few pictures up, something different. my equipment sits on the job covered in snow, my relief quit and i told them i would stay. The new wife isnt used to this, she has gotten used to 1-2 wks at a time, she isnt liking this. We are putting in a gas station\ country store at home, the price of stuff is thru the roof so im just going to sit here and stack cash for as long as i can. it will take more than 6-8 wks to break me, did 178 straight once.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2702 on: December 16, 2014, 01:13:31 pm »
178 :o You're an animal! You have to make sure it doesn't break her though  ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2703 on: December 16, 2014, 05:57:20 pm »
My regular machine was broke down today so i was running the spare processor, a Tigercat 860 with a Hornet Head 

  

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2704 on: December 16, 2014, 06:05:31 pm »
Sometimes you gotta go where the money is.  Keep the pictures coming BM.  Got one of the push boat ?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2705 on: December 16, 2014, 06:20:36 pm »
If you dont mind me asking jamie who do you work for ive heard those hornet heads are almost bullet proof
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2706 on: December 16, 2014, 06:26:53 pm »
I work for E & R Langille, there are 3 Hornets on our crew, 2 run daily and 1 is a spare  ... all on 860/870 carriers.

They are a near bulletproof head, can put a lot of wood through them.

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« Reply #2707 on: December 16, 2014, 06:57:53 pm »
haha i kind of figured jamie thats why i asked
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« Reply #2708 on: December 16, 2014, 07:56:27 pm »
Personally , I'm interested in the machinery space...Pics   ?  Rob
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2709 on: December 16, 2014, 09:36:13 pm »
The joke show known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. Dropping all the material off there now too.

I read somewhere that Ne York State brought in one of the worlds largest floating cranes to make the replacement go faster.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2710 on: December 16, 2014, 09:40:25 pm »
haha i kind of figured jamie thats why i asked
They are only a "short wood head" right ? looks like a bundle of hose.  :D

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« Reply #2711 on: December 16, 2014, 10:08:36 pm »
The joke show known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. Dropping all the material off there now too.

I read somewhere that Ne York State brought in one of the worlds largest floating cranes to make the replacement go faster.

Bruce

BTW - Spend 210 days submerged one year.
Ive worked with 2 ex-submariners, something about being under for 200+ days days something to your brain.  :D   my newest deckhand is fresh off a flight deck, good kid.
 

 
 There is the "left coast lifter". Was built for a bridge job out there, now sitting here. I wouldnt have wanted to be on the boat towing it over.  :D
 

 
 Thats the "quantum of the seas" maiden entrance into NYC a couple weeks ago. Something nice to look at @0630 on crew change morning. 

 
 The mate took that picture a few yrs ago, one of the nicer ones. Ive got some others in my gallery. Things are changing out here, and not for the good.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2712 on: December 16, 2014, 11:25:19 pm »
In what way Barge Monkey?
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« Reply #2713 on: December 17, 2014, 12:04:10 am »
In what way Barge Monkey?
Its a double edged sword,
 The USCG and the maritime schools are getting closer to finally restricting this industry to the "grad children". The workboats historically where "hawsepipe" guys, father then son, family friends, it was a close industry. Due to the dead U.S flagged ship industry it isnt that way anymore. Not saying its completely for the bad but its changed things. My family was on the tugs out of NYC in 1903 when we came over from Sweden / Norway.
 The companys are doing more with less. less people, more hours, more paperwork. Im looking at another 4+ wks of classes in the next 18 months just to keep up with the requirements. Very few guys stay anywhere any amount of time, 1\2 of the tug companies in NY are gone from when i started 13yrs ago. The guys in the gulf are sweating it right now, they chased the high paying OSV jobs, have been makeing crazy money, now stuff is slowing down and boats are being stacked. Like anything it goes in a cycle, i saw the good times in 05-07, then the bottom fell out in 08. Basically it comes down to you looking out for YOU, alot of these guys will be handing out baskets at walmart in a few yrs because they allowed themselves to become complacent.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2714 on: December 17, 2014, 02:01:09 am »
Enjoyed your forestry pics BargeMonkey, and I'm enjoying the tug pics as well.  It's definitely not easy on the wife when she's used to 1-2 weeks, but it makes seeing you that much better when you finally do get home. 



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« Reply #2715 on: December 17, 2014, 02:43:06 am »
BargeMonkey. After you load or pick-up loaded barges how long does it take to push them down to NYC? Do you have to bunk on the tug and how's the food?

There was a link on here awhile back about life in the timber camps in the early 1900's. Thought it funny that a worker would quit one camp and go to another sometimes for less money if they had a better cook.
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« Reply #2716 on: December 17, 2014, 04:42:56 am »
 We turn a trip in 24-26hrs. Thats making up a light tow of 7-9-15 empty barges, head up the river, grab a loaded tow and back down to the city. It 60 up, 60 back. We work the deckhands like savages, i help out what i can. We dont eat to bad, no actual designated cook on this boat.
 Ive seen guys quit to get on a newer boat and to get the holidays off. Its still a weird, unique industry, there are some laws on the books that will make you scratch your head.
 If i am overseas, stuck, no money, cant get home, i walk down to the first US flagged vessel i see, coming back, and by law they have to take me onboard, in the capacity of my ticket or its some astronomical fine.   
 Ive worked with the guy who owns this website, does a great job.  Www.tugboatinformation.com
 Somehow the wife got her wish and im going home monday for 1 week,  :D 
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2717 on: December 17, 2014, 07:12:13 am »
Sounds like the wife has more authority than you think. lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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« Reply #2718 on: December 17, 2014, 07:59:55 am »
I heard on the radio this morning that a couple of floating concrete silos filled with aggregate at the Tappan Zee bridge collapsed yesterday. Was that some of your material?
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« Reply #2719 on: December 17, 2014, 08:29:04 am »
  They are mixing concrete on a large portable batch plant on the west side of the bridge, yeah i would imagine its stuff we have brought down.