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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2840 on: February 14, 2015, 07:04:34 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.
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« Reply #2841 on: February 14, 2015, 08:07:18 pm »
1270d,well I guess they got the ripped up pretty good and left rutted and lumpy part done once. Wonder it they will go back and do it again?   :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2842 on: February 14, 2015, 08:12:38 pm »
Ron, I wish we had more high quality hardwood stands like in your pictures, because I would really like to have an operation like that- hand falling, cable skidder, and small forwarder. I'm starting to get a bit "portly" sitting in a "porter" all day on northern MN pulpwood harvests :)
 
     Chevy, I've not fallen through with the forwarder yet where I couldn't get myself out. The frame lock overide switch is your friend in those situations. It is pretty tough to get out without assistance once you lose the front end of the machine though.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2843 on: February 14, 2015, 09:34:22 pm »
Oddly enough I had been driving over that spot with the processor for almost a week and it seemed hard as rock (like I said nights were well below zero). Ground just decided that it didn't want to hold up the empty forwarder. haha

Wouldn't have been too bad except the blade was hung up on a stump that was up on a little mound.

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« Reply #2844 on: February 14, 2015, 09:41:53 pm »
Its always impresses me where you could skid with a Caribou.  I broke through the mat on a swamp strip with our 346 Fabtek totally empty. The other operator (in a fully loaded Caribou) went around me, off the mat, and pulled me out.  Fabtek is a boat anchor in wet/soft ground though.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2845 on: February 16, 2015, 01:37:31 pm »
Some recognition to the loggers during these cold work days.

http://gowood.blogspot.com/2015/02/loggers-work-while-rest-of-us-stay.html

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« Reply #2846 on: February 16, 2015, 06:45:08 pm »
Wow, quite a bit of scrap iron in this video.  But hats off to those guys, who maneuver this big loads.
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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« Reply #2847 on: February 16, 2015, 09:26:39 pm »
I liked those Ron.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2848 on: February 19, 2015, 07:15:16 pm »
Idaho Woodhauler near Idaho Falls on its way to the mill yesterday.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2849 on: February 20, 2015, 01:22:08 pm »
Coxy,
This is a 209D Timberjack Cable Skidder, not a 290 as the operator was calling it. I checked the tag on it. Its an early vintage machine and still going strong.


 
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« Reply #2850 on: February 20, 2015, 03:35:29 pm »
Shickshinny pa mixed hardwood 2014.

  

 
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« Reply #2851 on: February 20, 2015, 03:40:07 pm »
 

  

  the shickshinny tract. Large red oak. (Truck is used off road for forwarding purposes)
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« Reply #2852 on: February 20, 2015, 03:55:33 pm »
Them are dandy red oak GA Jones
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« Reply #2853 on: February 20, 2015, 06:32:55 pm »
Nice!!
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« Reply #2854 on: February 20, 2015, 06:37:43 pm »
Barbender my forwarder guy got himself stuck again today. I hopped in and tried the frame lock override with the boom swung over to the side and I was able to walk it right out. Thanks for the tip.

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« Reply #2855 on: February 20, 2015, 09:40:08 pm »
Cool! I'm glad it worked for you, it's got me out of quite a few pinches ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2856 on: February 20, 2015, 10:38:18 pm »
Coxy,
This is a 209D Timberjack Cable Skidder, not a 290 as the operator was calling it. I checked the tag on it. Its an early vintage machine and still going strong.


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im all about old iron she is a dandy ;D the nice part of old iron is just about every penny is profit  :)  is the steering on the dash or over on the right hand side where the batteries are

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2857 on: February 21, 2015, 11:23:25 am »
I'm looking at buying one like this how do you like it

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« Reply #2858 on: February 21, 2015, 03:33:47 pm »
The sawmill owner must like it since he has been running it as his primary and only cable skidder for the past 20 years that I know of. He just overhauled it last summer. I'll check the steering location on it for sure my next time on the job.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2859 on: February 21, 2015, 03:39:53 pm »
A cold morning at the landing. The loggers aren't working today with the equipment parked waiting a warmer morning start up. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 2/18/15


  

 
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