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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3120 on: September 20, 2015, 08:03:50 am »
I've got a nice block to work on over the next few weeks.  There is however nearly a km of road to build in order to access it.  Time to beef up the excavator bucket so called in someone better on a welder than me.  It's getting pretty thin so adding some wear bars and hard surfacing other areas.  Notice the fully stocked service trailer I picked up a few weeks back.  Great addition to my operation

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3121 on: September 20, 2015, 08:12:48 am »
That shop trailer will be real handy to have.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3122 on: September 20, 2015, 08:54:33 am »
 Having a portable shop trailer would be so handy, I just worry about getting ripped off or it burning.  :o  lately if things aren't glued down around here you would show up in the morning to an empty trailer. Is any of your road work subsidized or does the cost fall on you for 100% of it ?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3123 on: September 21, 2015, 06:01:44 pm »
Roadside Timber Harvest, 9/15.
This is a small property area along a gravel county road where the hardwood timber was selectively cut and skidded to the roadside where the truck loaded it up for transport to the mill. One truck load was about the total amount of the harvest.


 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3124 on: September 22, 2015, 08:45:40 am »
Ron: whats 9/15 or 8/15 means?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3125 on: September 22, 2015, 11:20:33 am »
Probably month and day... Sept. 15 for example.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3126 on: September 22, 2015, 11:24:21 am »
Roadside Timber Harvest, 9/15.
This is a small property area along a gravel county road where the hardwood timber was selectively cut and skidded to the roadside where the truck loaded it up for transport to the mill. One truck load was about the total amount of the harvest.


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Wow Ron - how did that work out? I mean it wouldn't seem one load would be worth moving equipment for? Was it mostly veneer?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3127 on: September 22, 2015, 12:01:27 pm »

That's the size job we looked for. 👍
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« Reply #3128 on: September 22, 2015, 03:53:10 pm »
ohhh I forgot it was in Michigan. One truck with 32 wheels.  ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3129 on: September 23, 2015, 05:43:35 am »
Late summer in southern new england 9/15 processing ash fire wood and sorting out logs.

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3130 on: September 23, 2015, 07:40:05 am »
I have the twin to that F-Super Duty. Same year, color and all. Slow as the dickens but will pull anything.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3131 on: September 23, 2015, 09:25:00 am »
 That forwarder saves alot of work and your back in the FW piles, she looks good, and that 4.5 is the engine to have.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3132 on: September 25, 2015, 05:23:49 pm »
Teakwood,
   
          Yes, 9/15 or 8/15 are just the month and year of the activity. I like to keep track of the activities by month and year so that I post current items, and yes a small road side timber harvest needs to have some veneer and very good quality timber to make it worthwhile for anyone to make a commercial harvest of it.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3133 on: September 26, 2015, 09:53:13 am »
Thanks. I feel like a dumba.., i could a have figured that out by myself.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3134 on: September 28, 2015, 12:05:25 am »
Laying down the Wood, 8/15.
 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3135 on: October 04, 2015, 11:16:16 pm »
Under direction of the logging boss, a good forwarder operator will earn his wages by sorting out the different hardwood forest products of veneer, grade logs, pulpwood, and firewood to await pickup and delivery by the trucker to the different marketing designations to maximize profits.
 

  

  

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3136 on: October 09, 2015, 07:55:02 pm »
 

 

Not sure if it really counts but here's my daily driver. Company I work for clears power line right aways. There's a mower that'll follow behind me chipping up everything that I trim down
A man can always use more tools, more space,more wood, and a whole lot more time.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3137 on: October 09, 2015, 08:15:28 pm »
 

 

Nice morning over the river.

 

 

We just finished a thinning on top of this hill.   A bit thick, but there are some nice views through the trees.    This overlooks an area that our company has been cutting in for 30+ years.  (Lots longer than I've been cutting)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3138 on: October 09, 2015, 08:48:15 pm »


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Not sure if it really counts but here's my daily driver. Company I work for clears power line right aways. There's a mower that'll follow behind me chipping up everything that I trim down

Sure that will count.
Jaeraff ?  Deutz diesel ? Hydrostatic drive ?

Just curious, if I am not mistaken it's powered only with a 80 Hp motor.  I take it with all that weight it's not moving fast or probably doesn't have to.
What really interests me is the drive system. Is there a hydraulic motor on each differential , or is there just one on the transfer case ?
Btw , mowers count too. :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3139 on: October 10, 2015, 12:59:58 am »
Kershaw SkyTrim. 
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