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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2760 on: January 09, 2015, 06:39:38 pm »
You always have some pretty neat piles barbender. Keep up  the good work.  ;)  The truckers must really like you.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2761 on: January 09, 2015, 06:47:02 pm »
nice piling Barbender.  Ive been cutting some black spruce if the buncher breaks down.  Pushed a stick down 22 ft yesterday ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2762 on: January 09, 2015, 08:16:46 pm »
Barbender,

Those are some plumb nice piles. 
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« Reply #2763 on: January 09, 2015, 08:18:07 pm »
Too nice  ;) ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2764 on: January 09, 2015, 08:36:37 pm »
Looks nice! We call them buckets around here too
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2765 on: January 09, 2015, 08:40:06 pm »
nice piling Barbender.  Ive been cutting some black spruce if the buncher breaks down.  Pushed a stick down 22 ft yesterday ;D
yup 22ft you remembered that i pushed one down 21'6" last winter

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2766 on: January 09, 2015, 08:40:28 pm »
I spoiled my trucker too,but not that much  ;D .You didn't run a string did you  ;) .
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2767 on: January 09, 2015, 10:04:30 pm »
nice piling Barbender.  Ive been cutting some black spruce if the buncher breaks down.  Pushed a stick down 22 ft yesterday ;D
yup 22ft you remembered that i pushed one down 21'6" last winter

Be careful snowstorm, someplace I have photos of a tracked processor that went down just as far in February one year.  One big hole had to be dug to get her out. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2768 on: January 09, 2015, 10:09:51 pm »
I spoiled my trucker too,but not that much  ;D .You didn't run a string did you  ;) .

A string is ok, but using a theodolite is pushing it. :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2769 on: January 09, 2015, 10:46:06 pm »
nice piling Barbender.  Ive been cutting some black spruce if the buncher breaks down.  Pushed a stick down 22 ft yesterday ;D
yup 22ft you remembered that i pushed one down 21'6" last winter

 :laugh:  whats your deepest bog?  they do get a bit spooky at times.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2770 on: January 10, 2015, 07:39:14 am »
I would like to see Barbender's sticker stacks  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2771 on: January 10, 2015, 11:16:28 am »
No stringlines or anything- I did spend many years on an asphalt paving crew where I had to make people's driveways look nice. Curves, straight lines, all had to be done by eye because you don't use forms with asphalt. So, I probably go about things with a different perspective ::) I think I may leave real loggers shaking their heads :D
     1270d, this particular region we are working is somewhat unique, the spruce tracts are basically wet sand instead of actual bogs. Frequently, Jack pine is interspersed with the spruce, and it can be a real bugger to tell them apart if the processor operator isn't helping you out.
    WDH, I've made some nice looking lumber piles, and some I sure wouldn't  want Red oaks lumber to see ;D One of my prouder moments was when last summer, I had my 14 and 12 year old daughters sticker some white oak decking, unsupervised, and when I inpected their work I found that I wouldn't have done it nicer myself. I did heap some praise on them for that ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2772 on: January 10, 2015, 05:17:15 pm »
nice piling Barbender.  Ive been cutting some black spruce if the buncher breaks down.  Pushed a stick down 22 ft yesterday ;D
yup 22ft you remembered that i pushed one down 21'6" last winter

 :laugh:  whats your deepest bog?  they do get a bit spooky at times.
that was it. it gets you to thinking how fast would this machine sink. on the other side of the same swamp a tracked machine went down. part of the cab sticking out

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2773 on: January 10, 2015, 07:15:37 pm »
Are you enjoying the rottne?  Happy with the switch from valmet?

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« Reply #2774 on: January 10, 2015, 08:26:28 pm »
Are you enjoying the rottne?  Happy with the switch from valmet?
night an day difference. the valmet was cheap at the time and the keto head had pretty low hrs on it. it was a 546.pretty simple to work on. rottne bigger cab air ride heated seat. more hp hy stat  piston pumps. one thing i dont like it dosent have a lot of swing power. its ok most of the time. temp at -5 i shut the pumps off turn the key its running. no either. i like that iveco motor

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2775 on: January 11, 2015, 08:50:55 pm »
Well done on the decking, very professional to show case the decked wood on the landing. One never knows when the media will be taking pictures. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2776 on: January 12, 2015, 08:20:11 pm »
Am I the only one foolish enough to sell 4' wood?  A local greenhouse heats 2 outdoor boilers and uses about 150 cord/year.  He pays well although it is a lot of work on our end.  Been a client of mine for the past 3 years.



 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2777 on: January 12, 2015, 08:34:17 pm »
we used to here. i hauled a lot of it. 4ft sp that was slashed wasnt all that bad. and it was stick scale

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« Reply #2778 on: January 12, 2015, 08:50:24 pm »
I used to have a couple of guys with out door boilers, but only about 15 cord each. One got a little lazy and put up a feed bin and now burns either corn or pellets, where ever he gets the better deal. The other guy sold the property, never heard  who bought it.  In my case it was a lot of manual labor and I don't miss that part.
I mean, it all depends what your setup is. I assume you buck the logs on the landing with your processor and load and unload with your grapple loader then I think it can't be that bad.
I would probably  hang on to a customer like that, then you never know if logging will slow down again. Just my 2 cents. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2779 on: January 12, 2015, 08:57:40 pm »
There used to be pallet mills in the area that bought 38", 42", 46", 50", and 72".  They're all closed now.  Fifties were my favorite.  We loaded them by hand.  I had a loader tractor but it was faster by hand.  To be young and foolish again ;)  I've had inquiries about long wood for boilers but won't do anything longer that 22".
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