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Offline so il logger

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3020 on: June 09, 2015, 02:19:14 am »
What was the process to put the track back on using the winch? I am just wondering how in the world a guy could pull it off, I have done it on a dozer but that is a different animal
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3021 on: June 09, 2015, 05:38:06 am »
What was the process to put the track back on using the winch? I am just wondering how in the world a guy could pull it off, I have done it on a dozer but that is a different animal
I would lose one off a couple times a month, man handle it so its back under the front wheel and middle wheel and over the top as much as possible then hook winch into top and winch tight and back up slow. Man this brings back memorys! Would like to have on for old timesake!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3022 on: June 09, 2015, 07:49:40 am »
Looks like some mighty fine road material you have there.

The road is about 20 years old. Actually it is just the natural dirt and 3/4" crushed rock I put in the mud holes little by little the first 3 or 4 years. Now it packs hard and stays pretty good.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3023 on: June 09, 2015, 08:48:56 pm »
What was the process to put the track back on using the winch? I am just wondering how in the world a guy could pull it off, I have done it on a dozer but that is a different animal
I would lose one off a couple times a month, man handle it so its back under the front wheel and middle wheel and over the top as much as possible then hook winch into top and winch tight and back up slow. Man this brings back memorys! Would like to have on for old timesake!
That makes sense, I bet it was a workout though  :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3024 on: June 09, 2015, 09:00:06 pm »
g man,
 That grader/scraper is a nice piece of work.Good job.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3025 on: June 10, 2015, 04:45:24 pm »
Well done on the road work. The roads are usually an issue on most logging jobs.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3026 on: June 21, 2015, 06:31:37 pm »
Timberjack 380C Grapple Skidder, Riehl timber harvest, 6/15


  
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3027 on: June 26, 2015, 07:12:54 pm »
Getting the slash down to improve traction on the hillsides, improve area aesthetics, and to get the "fines" from the woody debris into the ground for soil improvement.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3028 on: June 30, 2015, 09:37:16 am »
Nice little Red pine tract
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3029 on: June 30, 2015, 10:53:41 am »
I just dropped a big black oak across a set of the thing you don't like.  I had been cutting on my pipe line and when I got to dads power line I didn't give it another thought.  I couldn't have made a better hit if I had really worked at hitting it.  Compleetly square across the lines with plenty of extra tree to make sure.  I cut a log from between the brances to try and recoup my losses.  The electric company sent two trucks and six guys to fix it.  I would have felt a bit better if the tree would have at least been walnut :D.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3030 on: June 30, 2015, 11:35:17 am »
Did the power company bill you?
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« Reply #3031 on: June 30, 2015, 02:04:20 pm »
It only happenned a few days ago but I am sure they will. 
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« Reply #3032 on: July 01, 2015, 06:04:59 pm »
Ouch. Sorry to hear that. I've heard that can be big money😟

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« Reply #3033 on: July 01, 2015, 06:40:58 pm »
If They don't charge me, it was still stupid of me.  If they charge me based on how stupid, I may not be able to afford it.  Time will tell.  I come close one other time in my life with a giant yard walnut and scraped the wires hard even after cabling and wedging the tree.  It was deader then a door nail and headed that way, if I had did nothing it would have took out the wires eventually.  I did something and got lucky.  This one was a strait enough tree that it could of probly been put anywhere and it went where I picked.  I still can't believe I didn't even think of the lines.  There are many times I wonder how I stayed alive this long.  Oh well, another old saying, "I'ld rather be lucky then good".
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3034 on: July 01, 2015, 10:36:32 pm »
your suppose to pull the roots and all then call the power co and tell them that a tree fell over on the wires  :D :D  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

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« Reply #3035 on: July 02, 2015, 08:08:07 am »
I had a tree get away from the harvester a couple winters ago and take down a line.  I had the machine in the road cutting trees throwing them back into the woods ;)  It's a dead end and it was the middle of winter.  The temp that day was 15 degrees.  The tree was a triple trunk sugar maple and I couldn't get a good grip on it.  I thought I had it but the bark slipped and it went over the side of the head and hit the power line behind me.  It didn't break the line but it sure stretched it and made it sag.  After being sure the tree wasn't touching the line I grabbed it and ran it into sticks and threw the brush over the bank.   It wasn't twenty minutes and the power company was there.  By that time we had the logs moved and were down the road a bit.  The lineman stretched the line back up and replaced the fuse in the transformer.  It did knock out power to 6 houses.  No words were spoken.  We just all went about our business  ;D 8) 8) 8)  I was sweating it for a bit  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3036 on: July 02, 2015, 02:34:23 pm »
Corley, been there, done that :D I wasn't going to lie if they came and asked if I was the responsible party, but I wasn't calling them, either ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3037 on: July 02, 2015, 09:20:42 pm »
Years ago I had one the wind caught and it took down the lines. When I called it in they had already had 17 calls about it, it was Soap Opera time. Besides that the lines landed on the truck which had lunch and coffee in it with sparks jumping all around.

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« Reply #3038 on: July 05, 2015, 11:27:18 am »
Had one faller get a power line. It cost his employer $300.00 by the power company. When he did it a second time, he was relieved of his job.
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« Reply #3039 on: July 05, 2015, 02:20:39 pm »
I will be very surprized if I get by with only a three hundred dollar bill.  My cousen clears power line easments.  He droped one on a line and they fired him.  However they also rehird him and have just promoted him.  Just saying.
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