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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2860 on: February 21, 2015, 07:07:30 pm »
ron your part of the country looks a bit like ours with the hills and valleys  good pics  ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2861 on: February 22, 2015, 04:04:07 pm »
We are logging the property of two landowners who have their homes on neighboring hilltops for their landscapes view. This makes for some tricky operations planning.
One of the landowners hilltop homes. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest 2/18/15
 

 
Selection cutting in hill country hardwoods.
 

 
Forwarder trail route down hill terrain to one of the landings.
 

  
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2862 on: February 22, 2015, 07:03:31 pm »
how many ac are you cutting

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2863 on: February 22, 2015, 09:04:30 pm »
 146.80 MBF and 97.10 Cords on 31 acres.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2864 on: February 27, 2015, 05:52:49 pm »
Wake up Ponsses, there's daylight in the swamp ;)
 

Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2865 on: February 27, 2015, 06:06:25 pm »
leten daylight in to swamp. that saying came from maine. wayyyy back when

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2867 on: March 05, 2015, 07:33:49 pm »
1270D Let's see a video of that scorpion working!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2868 on: March 05, 2015, 07:46:14 pm »
You'll be running out of trees soon. :)
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 #2869 on: March 08, 2015, 07:27:06 pm »
Coxy,

The steering lever on the 209 D Timberjack is a lever in the center of the machine. Serial # 779756


  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2870 on: March 12, 2015, 06:24:16 pm »
CTL Logging on a hilltop. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 3/15


  

 
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« Reply #2871 on: March 12, 2015, 08:14:01 pm »
thanks ron on some of the other/older ones it was  on the side by the batteries  don't think I could get the hang of it  ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2872 on: March 13, 2015, 06:58:05 pm »
CTL harvest on hilltop. The 209D Timberjack cable skidder pulls the cut tree lengths from the side slopes to the hilltop with its winch where they are cut to product lengths to be forwarded to the landing. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 3/15.


  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2873 on: March 13, 2015, 07:48:16 pm »
Thanks for the pics Ron Scott.  I noticed the guys wearing chaps instead of safety pants.  Chaps are not very common around here.  Are they commonly worn in your area?  Beautiful tall hwd timber in your area. 
Lots of toys for working in the bush

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« Reply #2874 on: March 13, 2015, 08:08:52 pm »
looks a little steep ;)  could you please send me that dead beech cut in 20in chunks and split 1 time in half  thanks  :D :D :D :D 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2875 on: March 14, 2015, 12:09:23 pm »
Ken,

They wear both chaps and safety pants here depending upon one's preference. Chaps are usually used more during the winter weather for comfort and fit with the heavier cloths worn underneath for warmth.

Coxy,

Yes, the area is a series of steep rolling slopes. Access to each slope area is slow and a a specific challenge.The dead beech is being left as a "wildlife tree", ;)
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« Reply #2876 on: March 17, 2015, 06:01:47 pm »
These two old timberjacks have a combined hour meter reading of 68000+ hours and are working daily.  Tough machines

 
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« Reply #2877 on: March 17, 2015, 07:05:21 pm »
I don't see anybody with a big grin in his face. Those machines have paid for them self more than once.  smiley_thumbsup
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 #2878 on: March 17, 2015, 09:24:57 pm »
 Thats a good looking picture.  :D   how does the 4bt run in your 230 ? My 230 has a 353 and semi gutless and ive pondered either swapping or just wait till i upgrade. Will that 1010 climb a decent hill loaded ?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2879 on: March 17, 2015, 11:28:09 pm »
 

 
 I like to make sure each one gets a hug before it gets the 395 / 3120 treatment. You cut and skid 12 of these a day alone and you know it.  :D