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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2880 on: March 18, 2015, 09:53:29 am »
 :o For a moment I thought that tree fell on him.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2881 on: March 18, 2015, 05:34:12 pm »
Nice tree! I cut some pine today nothing huge but added up decent
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2882 on: March 18, 2015, 05:51:30 pm »
That's the stuff I like for timbers. Big enough to get the timber, small enough to not produce a lot of side lumber. :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2883 on: March 18, 2015, 06:06:52 pm »
Yeah it's actually my favorite size stuff to cut 3 or 4 trees to the thousand easy to cut and limb and grades well!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2884 on: March 21, 2015, 01:29:12 pm »
   Let's see if I can figure out how to link to a video-
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  I hope you all enjoy the Pow-wow music as much as me :D I have two radio stations on this job, classical MPR and KOJB "the Eagle", I was leaning towards my native heritage ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2885 on: March 21, 2015, 02:07:15 pm »
Barbender - Is this some of the pine along Hwy 46 they have marked?

88.5 was always my go to station when someone wanted to listen to country, which I do not listen to. Compromise with classical!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2886 on: March 21, 2015, 02:22:19 pm »
     Clark,
We are about 1/4 mile off of 46, out of sight from the road. There are multiple cutting blocks though, and I haven't looked them all over.

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« Reply #2887 on: March 21, 2015, 03:31:43 pm »
Not so sure about the tune's.. :D :D But you are a very talented operator barbender ;) DanG nice work  8)
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« Reply #2888 on: March 21, 2015, 05:03:05 pm »
It's an acquired taste ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2889 on: March 21, 2015, 07:58:04 pm »
great operating, like an extension of your body.  I can see what you mean about the music!  I think it was kinda cool, and if I was running something all day I'd listen to it too.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2890 on: March 21, 2015, 09:12:59 pm »
Sounded a bit like rain dance music  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2891 on: March 21, 2015, 09:41:06 pm »
Thanks barbender.  I would sure love to get a chance to work in timber like that
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2892 on: March 21, 2015, 10:23:58 pm »
   
Sounded a bit like rain dance music  ;D

     I didn't think of that, WDH! :D Ken, this stuff is a treat, especially for the processors. This pine forest is part of what is known as the "Avenue of the Pines" on Hwy 46, it is all pine that was planted by the CCC in the 30's. Here's another video from out in the woods, my wife said she would have done a better job filming if she would've known I was posting the video here :)  I have been driving 60-90 minutes one way to work for the last 9 months, so it is really nice to be close to home, I can have the family stop out and visit ;)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2893 on: March 22, 2015, 12:15:08 am »
There ya go barbender the last video would be more my choice of tune's.  :D But after watching the other one again I can see where the tribal music would catch on.... and for sure would get a rythym going. Again great operating, really a joy to watch, thank's.
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« Reply #2894 on: March 22, 2015, 12:51:56 am »
.    The thing is, so il logger, it's all the same radio station. It actually suits me pretty good, they play everything from classic country to alternative, 80's British invasion synth pop to reggae- plus the pow-wow music (not to mention the KOJB Ojibwe Phrase of the Day) :D I like listening to Christian radio stations, and even classic rock, but when you sit there for 10-12 hours a day you get pretty sick of hearing the same songs over and over. So when I get in the area, I tune in to "the Eagle" because you never know what will come out of the speakers :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2895 on: March 22, 2015, 01:27:45 am »
Looks good barbender nice stuff! Very smooth!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2896 on: March 22, 2015, 09:11:24 am »
Nice video barbender. I love seeing you guys at work. Thanks for posting.  A couple of those grapple fulls would be a load for me  :D

 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2897 on: March 22, 2015, 02:26:41 pm »
   Yes Barbender, very nice, thank you for posting. Smoooooth comes to mind for sure. That appears to be a very stable porter but man that double acting extenda boom now that is "sweet".
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2898 on: March 22, 2015, 03:07:14 pm »
Nice video Barbender and those pictures look all too familiar except I've got a Valmet.

But I have to ask, what no sorts for bolts?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2899 on: March 22, 2015, 03:50:32 pm »
Gary, it's all bolts ;) I've landed about 200 cords, and I have a pile of pulp that's about 5 cords. It's pretty much bolts to the top of the tree. We are sorting a few 10' and 12' logs, I've set out about 4 truck loads. We're only sorting logs out of stuff greater than 15" diameter.
     Stephen, this is a stable forwarder. I ran it for a month this winter with no frame lock, I wouldn't really notice unless I reached way out to the side with with no wood in the bunks. The sliding crane is nice- to be honest, the way these machines are configured you need the extensions. You can barely reach the ground without the extension because of theh height of the bunks.
     g man, yeah, 2 grapples would about do it ;D I love running forwarder, but sometimes I miss getting to fire up the old cable skidder and actually touch a tree with my hands :D
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