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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2800 on: January 21, 2015, 05:00:15 pm »
Finally got the camera to work.
 Getting warmed up for the morning.
 

 
Would these make sawlogs?
 

 
One of the hemlock pile.
 

 
One of the cordwood pile.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2801 on: January 21, 2015, 05:59:04 pm »
Looks good thanks for sharing the pics! What brand of skidder is that?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2802 on: January 21, 2015, 07:11:38 pm »
Nice piles Ed.  Did you switch skidders ?  Thought you had a old Tj.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2803 on: January 21, 2015, 07:21:39 pm »
Kevin,

Excellent picture. It's hard to find a chain saw on some of the jobs here anymore. I sure endorse them for still doing some of the better quality work.

How about expaining some of your "colorful" clothing and its purpose, i.e. the Kevlar boots etc. 

You ain't kiddin, lots of tennis shoe logging going on.  My neighbor is an independant log trucker, he's got a Hood 7000 loader and a pup trailer, and he told me he only trucks for the little guys with just a skidder and a chainsaw.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2804 on: January 21, 2015, 08:32:17 pm »
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« Reply #2805 on: January 21, 2015, 11:22:34 pm »
Sorry, must have something mixed up. ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2806 on: January 26, 2015, 10:40:42 pm »
Some hemlock we cut the last 3 days
 
 
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« Reply #2807 on: January 26, 2015, 11:04:08 pm »
Some hemlock we cut the last 3 days
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You work some nice lots over there, ML.  I drive by a yard on 131 in Swanville that is a pretty good size operation from what I can see, a lot of wood coming out of it at least.  I'd take pics of it but feel weird asking to photo their job so I can put it on the web. :D
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« Reply #2808 on: January 27, 2015, 12:14:02 am »
Yeah I have been lucky for the most part! If it's the same outfit I'm thinking of then that guy is a nice guy his name is Bernard.
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« Reply #2809 on: January 27, 2015, 10:53:35 am »
If it's the same outfit I'm thinking of then that guy is a nice guy his name is Bernard.
We're (the crew I'm on) building a house  just down the road from the yard, can hear his fellerbuncher all day. ;D  He's got a big grapple skidder and a delimber in in the yard.  I've seen a number of nice loads drive by over the last few weeks, including several really nice loads of saw logs that I wish were being dropped off beside my Lucas>:( ;) :D  Assume those were headed to Robbins.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2810 on: February 03, 2015, 07:46:04 pm »
Cold day with lots of fresh snow in central NB.  Three large storms in the past couple of weeks and another on its way.  Started the harvester on a new block yesterday.  The block was precommercially thinned around 25 years ago.  Small diameter wood but lots of it.

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2811 on: February 04, 2015, 04:23:27 pm »
tulip poplar
 

 
 

 

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« Reply #2812 on: February 04, 2015, 04:39:15 pm »
I don't run into much of it around here. I do like sawing it on the mill.  :)
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« Reply #2813 on: February 04, 2015, 09:03:13 pm »
Those are some mighty nice poplars, treeslayer! Diameter average? ???
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« Reply #2814 on: February 04, 2015, 10:08:29 pm »
Those are some mighty nice poplars, treeslayer! Diameter average? ???
never messured, 36" bar wouldn't go thru any of them. ima have trouble getting the big ones out lol

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« Reply #2815 on: February 05, 2015, 07:21:08 am »
nice wood   poplars are they heavy or light

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« Reply #2816 on: February 05, 2015, 10:26:20 am »
Does tulip poplar stay sound when it gets big? I've only sawn eight trees off of one of the properties we had logged where I used to work, so I don't have a lot of experience with it.
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« Reply #2817 on: February 05, 2015, 05:56:59 pm »
coxy, they can be either but as a rule, large ones are heavy like any kind of tree. also depends on the ground and water.......dry sites tend to yield lighter stems.

Dave, they can have holes, i have cut them 7' wide but just a shell. biggest sound one i have cut was about 6' wide and it had a little hole bout the size of a baseball. that don't hurt it though. as above, ground and water have alot to do with it.

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« Reply #2818 on: February 05, 2015, 11:32:54 pm »
You're not kidding water has a lot to do with it.  I cut into one last year with my Fabtek - must have been 15 gallons or more of water that came gushing out of the cut and began spraying all over the head - I thought I blew a main feed hose on the head so I killed the hydraulic feed lever and when that did not stem the flow to speak I killed the engine thinking I was about to pump my hydraulic tank dry.  The water was still running and I was scratching my head trying to figure out what to do and if the tree was going to topple over.  Took a minute of looking a the head to figure out what was actually happening.  When I got it down the center had a big hole but nothing above so it was storing water in there.  Quite the lesson.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2819 on: February 06, 2015, 08:41:24 am »
ha ha ha, try that hand falling lol. get a stinky bath. sweet gum and some types of red oak are the worst.