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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881286 times)

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Offline BargeMonkey

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2940 on: April 03, 2015, 12:20:59 am »
Thats a good looking picture.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2941 on: April 03, 2015, 07:56:03 am »
Chep, some of the piles are getting up around 20'. I typically try not to pile that high, as it can be dangerous for the truckers. Sometimes we run out of landing room though, and the only way to go is up.
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« Reply #2942 on: April 03, 2015, 12:22:41 pm »
Your truckers will appreciate the work waiting for them. :(
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2943 on: April 03, 2015, 05:24:31 pm »
Barbender. Awesome picture! How tall are those piles?
x2 Very cool pic, BB.
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« Reply #2944 on: April 03, 2015, 05:37:53 pm »
Nice looking piles as usual!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2945 on: April 03, 2015, 06:08:49 pm »
The 209D Timberjack pulls tree lengths off the hillside for CTL products. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 2/15.


  

 
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« Reply #2946 on: April 03, 2015, 08:11:32 pm »
My Father would say,That tree on the left is so crooked it would not make straight smoke.  :)
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« Reply #2947 on: April 03, 2015, 09:20:03 pm »
My Father would say,That tree on the left is so crooked it would not make straight smoke.  :)
Haha my grandfather always says that lol!
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« Reply #2948 on: April 03, 2015, 11:33:25 pm »
Thanks for the compliments, guys ;)  Ron, I really like that cable skidder/forwarder system, that has to be about the lowest impact way of doing things, and for getting the best value out of sawtimber.
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« Reply #2949 on: April 04, 2015, 08:00:59 pm »
Barbender,

Looks like Brazil. 
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« Reply #2950 on: April 04, 2015, 08:19:12 pm »
Quite a ways from Brazil, WDH  ;) This is a sale in what is called the "Cutfoot experimental forest), 150 year old Red pine (I learned that on here, I thought the CCC planted it ::)) It is a beautiful forest, I count it a privelege to have had the opportunity to work in it. My picture came out a little squished, I like to use the panoramic function on my phone camera for landing pictures, usually it works good but I had to keep resizing this one to get it to load. 
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« Reply #2951 on: April 04, 2015, 08:23:22 pm »
I'll see if this one is a bit less compressed-

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2952 on: April 04, 2015, 08:37:03 pm »
looks like a big pile of birch to   is it logs or pulp

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« Reply #2953 on: April 04, 2015, 11:08:33 pm »
Pulp on the end you can see in the pic, pallet bolts on the other end.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2954 on: April 05, 2015, 10:55:35 am »
Nice example of hard/smart working in these pics!

Almost everything looks the same as what I see out here in Oregon; the log length, the weather (or geography), and species of trees being the three exceptions.

Q: Are those logs in these pic mostly 8'6" long?

Most of us out here need a number of 21' bunk logs in the decks where quality cuts produce shorter logs. The timber companies usually produce 40' ers. 
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« Reply #2955 on: April 05, 2015, 02:15:53 pm »
95% of what we cut is 100", there were some 12',18', and 20' logs on this job. It typically pays more to just cut them 100" and send them for stud bolts, but the stud mill has a 19" max size. It seems like a shame to cut nice logs for stud bolts, to me, but that's the market we have.
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« Reply #2956 on: April 05, 2015, 03:37:03 pm »
 The main reason to cut them into saw bolts is you get payed by the cord, makes it hard for the mill to steal. When its cut into logs you get payed by the BF, you lose about 30%, this all depends on which mill your taking it to.
 I cut many thousands of cords that was planted by the CCC boys in the Chippewa National Forest. They did some pretty crocked farming in some places.
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« Reply #2957 on: April 05, 2015, 08:05:37 pm »
I agree, LJ48- Potlatch pays by weight, so it's a simple number conversion. Some of the mills that buy logs, their prices aren't that good in the first place, then the scale is stingy, and it takes them a month to pay. So we hack them 100" and be done with it.
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« Reply #2958 on: April 05, 2015, 10:21:48 pm »
barbender - Are you responsible for the piles you can see from Hwy 46? If so, you did a mighty good job of piling them high!

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« Reply #2959 on: April 05, 2015, 11:34:48 pm »
Nope Clark, the block I was on was not visible from the highway. We had 5 forwarders on that job, I don't know which of our guys worked the block right off of the highway. You were up my way, I take it? ;)
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