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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3140 on: October 10, 2015, 09:40:21 am »
1270d, any trout in that river? Nice pics.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3141 on: October 10, 2015, 09:49:00 am »
  Most of the ground we harvest in north central MN is relatively flat or rolling, but occasionally we get into some decent hills.
 



     It's always a challenge to get the pesrpective of hills in a picture, but this one got steeper the farther I went up, until I finally lost traction. I didn't have any tracks or chains on the machine at the time, which reduces traction some. Actually, I think chains all the way around, versus tracks, would give the most traction for hills.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3142 on: October 10, 2015, 05:52:04 pm »
1270d, any trout in that river? Nice pics.

I think probably too close to the head waters of this particular river for trout.   Might be but more than likely just chubs.   

Also agree that chains provide better traction for hill climbing than tracks.   CTL stuff doesn't climb that well, but you sure can go down a hill that most other machines won't.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3143 on: October 10, 2015, 08:30:09 pm »
I just saw a CL ad in WI for a Valmet rubber tire harvester that looked like it was converted to 4 D4 dozer undercarriages- I think that thing could go cut places that you could never get to to pick up. Unless of course, you had a forwarder set up the same ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3144 on: October 10, 2015, 08:41:23 pm »
     A friend of mine just moved out to Oregon to set up a new Ponsse shop in Colberg. He said they are setting up some of the machines with an aftermarket drive integated winch system for really steep slopes.  These machines are cutting slopes that previously were only accessible with cable logging systems. He told me he was riding on the bench seat in a harvester the other day, trying to troubleshoot something, while working a slope somewhere in the area of 35 (I don't remember what that would be in % of slope, 45 is 50% I think). Anyhow, he said it was no fun at all :)
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« Reply #3145 on: October 10, 2015, 09:07:26 pm »
45 is 100% slope

27 is near 50%

90 is infinite %   ;D
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« Reply #3146 on: October 10, 2015, 09:53:03 pm »
that syncro winch system, or whatever its called is supposed to be 100+G's.  the nicest softwood in the world out there sounds like, so i guess it must pay.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3147 on: October 11, 2015, 08:47:17 pm »
Firewood is decked in the pile on the right and noted with pink flagging ribbon to earmark it so that it is not removed by the trucker. This firewood deck will be about 20 full cords which is to be left as compensation to the private landowner who let us cross 1/2 mile of his property to get to the timber harvest area on other adjoining private lands to the south of his property. He also let us stage the landing/decking area on his property for pickup by the trucker. His only request was that we provide him with about 15-20 cords of firewood and be done prior to September 7th, Labor Day so as not to interfere with his upcoming hunting seasons on the property. We finished in plenty of time and all parties were satisfied with a a job well done, 9/20/15.


 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3148 on: October 12, 2015, 05:43:20 pm »
 

 

Did somebody say slope?? 
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« Reply #3149 on: October 12, 2015, 06:07:11 pm »
its a Kershaw skytrim I believe it 105 hp   with a hydrostatic drive    and noits not the fastest machine in the forest barely 13 mph in high gear but she'll slooooowwwwwlllllyyyyy crawl about anywhere I wanna go.  tomorrow ill try to take a couple pics of some mowers.  got a pic of a special mower id like to show but it wont load       
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« Reply #3150 on: October 12, 2015, 06:38:56 pm »
Interesting machine, how high can it reach?  How big can you trim with it?

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« Reply #3151 on: October 12, 2015, 07:38:08 pm »
its got a 60' boom that sits roughly 10' off the ground so all total 70' tomorrow ill get some pics of the boom stretched out. ill also try to get some with the cab layed over that's pretty neat to see too.  its got a 24" blade but minus the gear box it only gives me a 10" cut  ill try to get a couple pics of it too.  tomorrow ill be back in my machine and not this new fangeled contraption that ive had to drive the past couple days 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3152 on: October 12, 2015, 08:48:35 pm »
As you're right at it, can you take a picture or two of the hydraulic drive ?   It almost looks like  the whole unit is sitting on  a stretched skidder frame with a transfercase.
Just wondering if the hydro motor is mounted right to the tc.  :)  Just curious.
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« Reply #3153 on: October 12, 2015, 08:58:52 pm »
no problem  ill just go pic crazy if that's ok with you guys
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« Reply #3154 on: October 13, 2015, 07:54:34 am »
thats what we like here, lots of pics of forestry equipment! there is no such thing as too much pictures!  :D :D

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« Reply #3155 on: October 13, 2015, 07:22:43 pm »
 

 
 

 

OK first let me apologize I didn't get to take as many pics as I wanted. I had to babysit a new mower hand we hired and he thought it'd be a good ideal to mow up an oil pipe and then drop a power line on me. Great day. Lol
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3156 on: October 13, 2015, 07:44:50 pm »
can you run/cut with the cab at a tilt

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« Reply #3157 on: October 13, 2015, 08:16:40 pm »
Yes sir I sure can. She'll run any way I set her. That how I can make some of the more awkward cuts I have to make sometimes. She'll even run down the highway that way as long as there's clearance for the boom. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be back with MY crew and not having to babysit this other crew.   I miss MY machines :(
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« Reply #3158 on: October 13, 2015, 09:16:41 pm »
SFires
Really enjoy the pics of your machine.

Some words along with your pics will go a long way to making them even more interesting. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3159 on: October 23, 2015, 06:43:43 pm »
Myrtle pulling some fifty footers.

 

 
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