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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3100 on: September 07, 2015, 10:23:18 pm »
Yeah after a few trips to Rhinelander I was able to drag home 3 differentials as they call them (which is the axle housing from brake to brake and weighs overs 1k lbs). The best one that was supposed to work ended up having a different gear ratio, one ended up not having a ring gear in it at all, luckily the third unit was usable so my brakes and boggies are getting bolted to it and hopefully into the machine in the next day or two. Hopefully be cutting wood by Thursday. 

A gear set is still at least another week away from Finland... Hopefully we won't end up needing it.

No more pulling loaded log trucks around for this harvester. haha

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3101 on: September 07, 2015, 10:31:30 pm »
We always use the forwarders for pushing/pulling trucks, if for no other reason than the boss wants the processors out cutting wood. I like to keep about half a load of wood on the forwarder when I'm pushing, it gives a lot more traction.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3102 on: September 07, 2015, 10:43:04 pm »
No way our old worn out Caribou is going to pull a 160,000 lbs truck around. It has all it can do to move itself. ha

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3103 on: September 08, 2015, 11:02:54 am »
Using a Dresser TD7G dozer to convert an old skid trail made by a cable skidder during a heavy harvest 20 years ago into a tractor road for lighter footprint TSI harvest activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3104 on: September 08, 2015, 01:15:14 pm »
Good use in planning for use of the area's infrastructure developed from previous harvest operations and improving upon it for the access needs in the area's ongoing forest management.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3105 on: September 08, 2015, 10:18:03 pm »
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No way our old worn out Caribou is going to pull a 160,000 lbs truck around. It has all it can do to move itself. ha

     I forgot you have the big trucks to push :o The heaviest ours can run (legally ::)) is #102,500, in the winter, on a 6 axle rig. I've had to push trucks up some fair sized sand hills with the ol' Buffalo king, and it's not uncommon for me to drop the blade and roll out a big stump that I get sick of bouncing over, either. The standard Buffalos have nearly as much power. We've never had any Caribou machines, there was an Elk in the fleet when I started, it had a reputation for being gutless. There were a few Wisent models around before I came to work here too, but they all got sent down the road as well. From what I gather about the Elk, it was kind of a toss up what was weaker- the engine, or the hydrostatic transmission. It really struggled on hills, to the point that guys would have to haul half loads. The local Ponsse guys even got authorization from the factory in Finland to bump the pressures up on the tranny, to help the poor thing out a bit. I did have to replace a valve on the Buffalo king when I got it because it didn't want to climb hills or push stumps. The Ponsse tech came out, we replaced some parts and reset some pressures, now I can have all the wood I can fit on and climb any hill I've came across (or spin out)  I will say, the Buffalo king isn't a lot of fun in first entry pine thins though.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3106 on: September 08, 2015, 10:21:48 pm »
Do you guys (Corley and 1270) have blades on your Caribous? I just ask because I only pull trucks if absolutely necessary, 99% of the time I push them with the blade.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3107 on: September 08, 2015, 10:23:14 pm »
g man, that TD 7 looks like a nice machine ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3108 on: September 09, 2015, 04:56:11 am »
We don't have it anymore, but the caribou had a blade.   A small one.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3109 on: September 09, 2015, 07:22:02 am »
Our Caribou has a small blade on it, good for pushing around loose dirt, no way your pushing much of a stump out. haha

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3110 on: September 09, 2015, 07:30:00 am »
I don't have a Caribou  ;) ;D 8)
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« Reply #3111 on: September 09, 2015, 01:32:23 pm »
Sorry Corley ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3112 on: September 09, 2015, 03:55:29 pm »
We use our blades on our fabtek skidders everyday. Been doing CTL for 7 years now never had a dozer on the job yet.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3113 on: September 11, 2015, 05:00:12 pm »
Forwarding to the landing with the Valmet 646 and making the sort of the hardwood wood products, 8/15.


  

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3114 on: September 11, 2015, 05:34:00 pm »
That looks like a very clean and neat job, forwarders are the way to go if you can run them.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3115 on: September 13, 2015, 09:43:50 pm »
Sorting the cut hardwoods into their various product piles for hauling makes for good marketing of the different forest products, 8/15.
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3116 on: September 14, 2015, 09:38:27 pm »
Some pine logs on a job I just started

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3117 on: September 16, 2015, 04:37:56 pm »
Processing Northern Hardwoods with the 1270E john Deere, 8/15.


  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3118 on: September 16, 2015, 06:29:57 pm »
Some pine logs on a job I just started

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Hmmm at first I thought that was a Clark lurking in the shadows. :) What r u getting for pine logs down there logger88? Thinking about cutting some. B mostly 2 and 3s and pallet.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3119 on: September 16, 2015, 07:34:58 pm »
No it's my 540 I have used a Clark a few different lots tho! I've been averaging 315 ish after trucking Which isn't to bad
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