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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881042 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2920 on: March 28, 2015, 11:46:40 am »
1270 is that a go pro camera? All the wood looks small. I still want to try working side by each to see how the two machines compare
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2921 on: March 28, 2015, 02:20:52 pm »
  How are you liking the Scorpion after a winter in it, 1270d? It's a Scorpion King, right? Does yours have an H6 or H7 head?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2922 on: March 28, 2015, 06:22:26 pm »
Video is with my phone.   This job is mostly pulp poles, not much diameter to it.

Barbender, it is a scorpion king, with the h7.  It has just over 900 hours on the meter now, and I like it more every week.  There has been a few problems here and there, but the service dept has been great.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2923 on: March 28, 2015, 06:59:40 pm »
By the looks of the video, you've settled right into it ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2924 on: March 28, 2015, 07:51:00 pm »
Thanks for the video 1270d.  That H7 has some good delimbing power.   I was looking at a Scorpion here at a local dealership.  Looks like a nice machine to work in.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2925 on: March 29, 2015, 04:27:04 pm »
Nice video! You guys must have good wood prices to pay for a machine like that thinning wood that size! You'd be hard pressed to pay fuel cuttin that round here let alone payin insurance/operator/forwarding/stumpage/breakdowns etc...

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2926 on: March 30, 2015, 07:25:38 pm »
1270D

Where's your job located in the UP?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2927 on: March 30, 2015, 07:35:01 pm »
The landing and decking area during spring break-up. Road restrictions are on and trucking is restricted. The sawlogs and pulpwood will be decked until the trucking restrictions are lifted. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 3/15.
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2928 on: March 30, 2015, 10:01:49 pm »
High Lead on a tank hull; perhaps an M48 or M60.

Not mine; it's located on what I believe is Stimson' land, above Tillamook Oregon.



 

It has been parked in the same spot for at least 2 years.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2929 on: March 30, 2015, 11:29:32 pm »
That's cool I like to see yarders!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2930 on: March 31, 2015, 06:57:28 am »
Ron    how much weight do you think gets lost in a pile of pulp like that from sitting maybe 2 weeks     nice looking logs     looks to be mostly hard maple

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2931 on: March 31, 2015, 10:29:35 am »
I got caught once with a load in the spring. The know it all guy up the road was having a fit that I was going to loose money on weight. ::)  Guess he thought it would pay to put it in the back of a pick up and haul it 2 miles to a unposted road.  ::)  I had all ready cut 2 loads,almost made it with the last load. Some of us have to work at another job to support the ones that can stand around all day and tell others how it needs to be done.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2932 on: March 31, 2015, 02:09:48 pm »
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Yes, that is mostly all hard maple sitting on the landing. There would not be to much weight loss/cord for a 2 week sit on the landing at present weather conditions. It would depend upon the relative humidity around the site, but if weather is dry during the period it might average about 3.8#/cord/day weight loss on the hard maple pulpwood or a 53.5# loss/cord for a 2 week period.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2933 on: March 31, 2015, 05:43:20 pm »
1270D

Where's your job located in the UP?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2934 on: March 31, 2015, 06:11:04 pm »
Spring break up is a good time for a needed oil change on the forwarder. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 3/15


 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2935 on: April 02, 2015, 04:32:26 pm »
Tree lengths are CTL along the forwarder's route to be forwarded to the landing when the oil change is done.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2936 on: April 02, 2015, 05:00:00 pm »
Ron your roads seem to be staying in great shape.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2937 on: April 02, 2015, 05:57:58 pm »
They're still frozen pretty well and the soil is a major factor.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2938 on: April 02, 2015, 11:24:40 pm »
  A "plugged" landing- I was running out of room with no trucking for a few days. It's hard to tell in the picture, as a lot of the wood is "double ranked", but there is between 400 and 500 cords piled up here.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2939 on: April 02, 2015, 11:48:44 pm »
Barbender. Awesome picture! How tall are those piles?