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Offline Straightgrain

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3000 on: May 22, 2015, 09:53:01 pm »
I needed my thingamajig today, this 28" x 21 foot log was so heavy, a block was needed to move it up the hill and onto the loading pad.

 

 

Once the winch settled-in, the tractor stayed-put, and the log moved fairly easy.

 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3001 on: May 22, 2015, 09:57:47 pm »
Some tight rings on that fir! Will make some real nice boards.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3002 on: May 22, 2015, 10:23:24 pm »
Yesser, it was a heavy bugger; the 32" bar was "beaver-tailing" at the hinge.

Here is a look at the stump, while standing on the butt.

 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3003 on: May 25, 2015, 05:00:37 pm »
Quick vid of a Barko 240 running a Skidmore CF-18 in some mixed hardwood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5wyY_G1jec&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3004 on: May 25, 2015, 06:24:48 pm »

  looks like it works real well. i was hoping to see one at the bangor show..there wasnt any

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3005 on: May 25, 2015, 09:40:23 pm »
First look at the new machine.

 

  

  

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3006 on: May 26, 2015, 05:59:30 pm »
New is Nice! ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3007 on: May 26, 2015, 07:56:14 pm »
Fabtek what head does that machine have on it

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3008 on: May 26, 2015, 08:37:14 pm »
 
Fabtek what head does that machine have on it

 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3009 on: May 27, 2015, 01:56:21 am »
Name change??
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3010 on: May 27, 2015, 02:32:46 am »
 It looks pretty but the payment and woodpile it has to cut to keep afloat scare me.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3011 on: May 27, 2015, 02:41:27 am »
It looks pretty but the payment and woodpile it has to cut to keep afloat scare me.  :D

X3  :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3012 on: May 27, 2015, 04:25:07 am »
Fabtek what head does that machine have on it

I would say it is a Waratah 622B.  John Deere completely redesigned their harvesting carriers and skidders and that is a pic of the new 803 JD.  The local dealer is having a Open House next week to showcase the new machines.  I may go for a burger but my buying days are over for a while.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3013 on: June 08, 2015, 06:47:12 am »
Spring grading the haul road/drive this weekend with my tractor, rear blade, and homemade grading scraper

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3014 on: June 08, 2015, 08:18:05 pm »
Nice work and good job on the box grader. smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3015 on: June 08, 2015, 09:02:57 pm »
Thanks.  3/8" mild steel plate. 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 1/4 sq tube.

 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3016 on: June 08, 2015, 09:13:39 pm »
Looks like some mighty fine road material you have there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3017 on: June 08, 2015, 09:20:03 pm »
Just saw this on Vermont CL. Looks neat. Gearmatic 9 doesn't work.



 

Anyone know about them?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3018 on: June 08, 2015, 09:54:29 pm »
I have never seen one before even a pic before just now but my grandfather always talks about an international track skidder that my great uncle had back in the late 60s I'll ask him about it again and get some info. I know he hauled wood for him back then. Thanks for sharing the pic I've always been curious what they looked like!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3019 on: June 09, 2015, 01:29:21 am »
Just saw this on Vermont CL. Looks neat. Gearmatic 9 doesn't work.



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Anyone know about them?
I can tell you all  about them!! Ran on from when I was in 3rd grade up till high school! Di d this every school vacation! Dad bought it brand new, had a diesel motor. Pulled lots of wood, tracks was a bear once you lost one off. Had to use the winch to pull it back on.
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