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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3040 on: July 05, 2015, 02:49:01 pm »
We took out the power to a community a few years back on one of the coldest days of the winter.   I immediately called the local power commission and they were appreciative that I contacted them as soon as it happened.   No charge.   Locals were unimpressed though. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3041 on: July 06, 2015, 12:55:38 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3042 on: July 06, 2015, 01:31:30 pm »
Nice looking truck

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3043 on: July 09, 2015, 07:15:46 pm »
The Fabtek CTL harvester is working the flat ground near the landing/decking area as the job nears completion., 6/2015.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3044 on: July 09, 2015, 09:11:51 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3045 on: July 10, 2015, 12:47:38 pm »
Sawlogs being unloaded at one of the local Amish mills.


 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3046 on: July 12, 2015, 07:40:50 pm »
The active landing/decking area before closure of the timber harvest.
 

 
The landing/decking area is cleaned up and graded upon closure of the timber harvest.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3047 on: July 12, 2015, 09:47:16 pm »
Nice looking soil Ron,

And a real professional looking job!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3048 on: July 12, 2015, 10:33:11 pm »
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How does the big wheeled equiptment handle traction and incliment weather compared to the tracked equiptment?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3049 on: July 12, 2015, 10:56:17 pm »
The rubber tired equipment handles the terrain well though chains are needed during the deep snow season and when working excessive hill terrain. Having good rubber on the tires helps a lot. ;) The tracked machines may be more versatile overall but with a little less speed and more ground impact.
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« Reply #3050 on: July 12, 2015, 11:07:39 pm »
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Thank you for the responce.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3051 on: July 14, 2015, 08:30:06 pm »
The rubber tired equipment handles the terrain well though chains are needed during the deep snow season and when working excessive hill terrain. Having good rubber on the tires helps a lot. ;) The tracked machines may be more versatile overall but with a little less speed and more ground impact.

Do you ever run chains on the wheeled (rubber tired) equipment year round?  I am finding that our tractor ag tires are getting beat up in the woods by rocks, ledge, etc.  Thinking about running chains year round.  Others have cautioned against this due to possibility of chains picking up & slinging exposed branches, slash, etc, that would otherwise be under snow in winter.  But I am thinking more & more that the chains will protect the rubber in woods & tough terrain.

Thoughts???

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3052 on: July 14, 2015, 08:36:37 pm »
 I run chains on the landini yr round, I replaced the rear tires with nokia forestry tires last fall (@$3000.) and the farm tires still had good tread after 10 yrs. Chains are definatly cheaper.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3053 on: July 14, 2015, 11:26:27 pm »
I run chains all the way around all year on my skidders and wouldn't have it any other way
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3054 on: July 15, 2015, 12:34:05 am »
Used chains year round with the farm tractor and doodlebug.. 😉
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3055 on: July 15, 2015, 08:31:07 pm »
I run them year round to ice chains    thinking of putting bear paws on just for the summer  any thoughts on that

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3056 on: July 15, 2015, 09:17:08 pm »
Ice chains on the back and rings on the front all year.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3057 on: July 21, 2015, 08:37:58 pm »
Some days are better than others in this racket.  Noticed something wonky in the bogeys early this morning so took them off machine.  Hard days work.  Now to strip them down and find/fix the problem.

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3058 on: July 21, 2015, 09:00:27 pm »
Oh my :-\  That looks bad :-\
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3059 on: July 21, 2015, 10:25:41 pm »
Oh my :-\  That looks bad :-\
X2, what's up with it that you had to tear the whole diff out?
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