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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2820 on: February 06, 2015, 06:49:20 pm »
........ or soft maple. Done that, been there and you look like you are sprayed on with hydraulic fluid. :D :D
The tree maybe thought, if you cut me down , i am gonna give it to you !  :D
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2821 on: February 07, 2015, 05:42:30 pm »
 The John Deere 550D Crawler is left on the job to open and grade the access roads and plow snow as needed. Dull/Kellogg Timber Harvest 2015


 
The Timberjack 209A Cable Skidder pulls tree lengths off the steep hillsides being worked.
 

 
Tree lengths are then cut to length for forwarding to the landing.
 

 
The Valmet 546 Forwarder carries the cut lengths to the landing.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2822 on: February 07, 2015, 10:42:26 pm »
Looks like a slick operation! I've still been fighting the snow...
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2823 on: February 08, 2015, 04:27:54 pm »
Always enjoy your pictures Ron Scott.  Very nice looking woods.  Maine logger88 those woods also look very nice.  I bet the jack is doing more winching of trees than dragging them through all that snow. 

Here is my view for the next few weeks.  Small diameter wood, mostly balsam fir in old thinnings.  The tree in the head shows two trees that merged into one at about 10 feet.  Don't see that too often.   

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2824 on: February 08, 2015, 07:36:11 pm »
Yeah it's definatly doing a lot of winching which isn't super productive. Not bad softwood must be pretty decent tons per acre? How does deep snow affect CTL bad good or not make a difference?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2825 on: February 08, 2015, 08:17:50 pm »
The deeper the snow gets, the harder it is on our CTL jobs, especially on the steeper terrain, as it just gets harder to get around in the snow. One job had to shut down for now mainly because of the snow conditions and steepness of the slopes remaining to log. They will finish up after the snow leaves.

The conditions on another area we're logging are still pretty good since the snow isn't too deep yet and the slopes aren't as long and steep and they have better equipment for handling the conditions.
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« Reply #2826 on: February 08, 2015, 08:25:23 pm »
I just saw the guy that cut my land,CTL,he still going strong. Yes,it's harder,but the job has to be done.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2827 on: February 08, 2015, 08:37:16 pm »
Timberjack 209A Cable Skidder works tree lengths from the hills. Dull/Kellogg Timber Harvest 2015.


 
The Valmet 546 Double Bunk Forwarder carries the CTL pieces to the landing for product sorting. The landing is near a well traveled county road so it it cabled off to prevent passerby's from entering into the sale area and removing pieces from the wood deck for firewood, especially on weekends when the loggers usually aren't there.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2828 on: February 08, 2015, 09:45:50 pm »
never new they made a 290 tj whats the difference in the 290 to the 240

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2829 on: February 08, 2015, 11:47:05 pm »
Not sure other than that's what the operator said it was. It's an older one that has been recently rebuilt. I'll have to check it out closer the next time I'm there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2830 on: February 09, 2015, 04:44:58 pm »
The 546 Valmet cleans the skid route from the overnight snow during its first morning run. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest 2015.


 
A mixed load of hardwoods is forwarded to the landing.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2831 on: February 11, 2015, 05:39:41 pm »
Fell off the oak while I was limbing it and went right too my waist 20" on the saw the bartip is just touching the ground
 

 
Had a bunch of decent sticks like this
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2832 on: February 11, 2015, 05:45:47 pm »
The Timberjack Cable Skidder pulls tree lengths to flat ground for hand cutter to cut hardwood products to length (CTL); Dull/Kellogg timber harvest 2015


 
Hardwood sawlogs cut to length waiting to be forwarded to the landing/decking area.
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2833 on: February 11, 2015, 06:59:18 pm »
those h maple shur are nice  8)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2834 on: February 14, 2015, 12:38:32 pm »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder works a northern hardwoods timber sale. This job has now shut down due to the deep snow with about 60 trees yet to reach and remove from the steep slope areas. Riehl Timber Harvest, November, 2014.


  

  
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2835 on: February 14, 2015, 05:29:21 pm »
You would think that with temps around -20 F at night and daytime highs only in the teens and 4-5 feet of snow on the ground that you wouldn't have to worry about mud. Two hours later with some pulling from the processor and some digging the forwarder was back on dry ground.





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2836 on: February 14, 2015, 05:31:14 pm »
I have a bog that would treat you the same way.  ::)  It never freezes.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2837 on: February 14, 2015, 06:39:37 pm »
didn't some one say in another post that forwarders was the only way to go cause they didn't leave ruts  :D :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2838 on: February 14, 2015, 06:50:10 pm »
didn't some one say in another post that forwarders was the only way to go cause they didn't leave ruts  :D :D

Yes I think iv'e seen that somewhere as well  ;D ::)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2839 on: February 14, 2015, 06:58:35 pm »
creating frog habitat!

 If you need bog frozen it needs to be ripped up pretty good and left rutted and lumpy, then mixed and ripped up again.