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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2980 on: April 12, 2015, 08:19:16 pm »
Wow Ken! That really is "roadside"! ;) You must pile it from the side opposite the road, they don't let you right on the asphalt, do they?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2981 on: April 12, 2015, 10:21:19 pm »
Most if not all counties here won't let you deck on a county road right of way.  Cool pics  :) 8) 8)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2982 on: April 13, 2015, 06:35:01 am »
lumberjack101,welcome to the forum. This will get you started.  :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2983 on: April 22, 2015, 05:20:17 pm »
Logs on the landing waiting to be hauled as soon as road restrictions are lifted. The weather still isn't cooperating with cold rain yesterday and snow today. April 2015.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2984 on: April 22, 2015, 09:14:17 pm »

made a video processing behind the buncher today.  mix of maple and balsam pulp. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2985 on: April 22, 2015, 09:29:40 pm »
Nice. You seem to know what the machine is capable to do and what not, like the way you're cutting up those crotches.
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« Reply #2986 on: April 22, 2015, 09:47:55 pm »
Thanks, I think I could watch that all day.  Appreciate hearing the sounds of the machine (and not music  ;D )
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2987 on: April 22, 2015, 09:57:06 pm »
I'm jealous of that unobstructed view and the speed of that H7 head.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2988 on: April 22, 2015, 11:28:22 pm »
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2989 on: April 23, 2015, 06:22:08 pm »
Good videos featuring different machines.
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« Reply #2990 on: April 29, 2015, 10:19:40 pm »
Here is another clip from our current job.  This hill side is too steep to run the forwarders up, so the buncher "hands" the wood up closer to the top, from a flat area part way down the hill.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2991 on: April 30, 2015, 07:15:39 am »
doesn't look like much money is going to be made there  ;D  but gota  do what ya gota  do  8) thanks for the pics  like watching your kind of logging out there

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2992 on: April 30, 2015, 05:57:40 pm »
It isn't productive, but was the best way to get that spot.  Took a half hour in a three week job.

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« Reply #2993 on: April 30, 2015, 09:51:58 pm »
A half hour of lower than average production in three weeks. Is that what you guys are talking about.  :o
I wish i could say that from me.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2994 on: April 30, 2015, 10:02:51 pm »
A new "thingamajig"

When skidding a large log with a pulley on the log, I needed/wanted something with a bell/hook so the end of the cable could attach to the slots on winch; the local logging supply store built this mini-New England Style choker.

 

 

I can also rig a 2" clevis onto the end link and run it to stationary anchor point.

Works good!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2995 on: May 01, 2015, 06:48:53 am »
Looks good straightgrain. It is those special little accessories that help make things go easy.

You probably realize it is better to connect the fixed end of the cable to a fixed object like a stump rather than to your tractor when using a pulley or snatch block on the log. If you connect to the tractor you double the force pulling your tractor back just like you double the force on the log. You have two cables pulling your tractor back. If you hitch to a stump the tractor gets 1/2 and the stump gets 1/2 of the pull on the log which is double the cable tension.

Just thought I would mention it in case you didn't already realize this. Sometimes you have no choice but the tractor.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2996 on: May 01, 2015, 07:00:14 am »
Straightgrain,can you get a picture of the "thingamajig"  ;D  in use?
Anything to make it easier.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2997 on: May 01, 2015, 09:59:52 am »
Good point g_man; I seen the dynamic effects on the tractor, and I will permanently put your suggestion into my toolbox of repertoire (had to look up that word ;D).

The pulley really helps when skidding big logs towards a deck and I approach a rise that the tractor can't pull both; I drop the log, motor to the top, drop the winch and skid it up...learning a lot from you guyz.

Will get some pics; have a couple trees to drop today.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2998 on: May 10, 2015, 08:33:38 pm »
The Fabteck FT-153 Processor is now on the job. Dull/Kellogg timber harvest, 5/15.
 

  

  

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2999 on: May 15, 2015, 06:23:22 pm »
Landing and Decking Area Scenes, Dull/Kellogg Timber Harvest, 5/15.
 

  

  


 
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