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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3160 on: October 23, 2015, 08:37:11 pm »
Demo'd Barko's new 260W harvester with a Southstar QS500 head. Here's a short video of Barko's demo operator cutting a 20+ inch hard maple.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3161 on: October 23, 2015, 08:48:34 pm »



Learned something nifty today. :laugh:

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If you take out the s from the https the video should show in your post instead of a link.
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I learned that tip from Furby.  ;)

Thanks both.  I've been trying to figure that one out for quite a while.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3162 on: October 24, 2015, 10:29:04 am »
Behold...30hp of fury!  She's got more guts than she has ballast.  The bigger logs are at the limit with some brake steering needed to turn sometimes due to front end loft.  1/4 mile + skids to my firewood yard (thankfully, mostly downhill)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3163 on: October 24, 2015, 03:18:28 pm »
Made a quick video this morning processing some hard maple.  Sorting pulp, bolts and saw logs.

Removing the "s" works like a charm, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3164 on: October 27, 2015, 04:35:30 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3165 on: October 27, 2015, 06:57:12 pm »
Wow, nice load!   Is it white pine?

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« Reply #3166 on: October 27, 2015, 07:01:58 pm »
Nice wood!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3167 on: October 27, 2015, 07:06:48 pm »
So, I needed some type of brush attachment and I don't have the money for a grapple, a third function valve, or even a good set of debris forks...so I bought a 2nd set of used fork lift blades.

The "on/off" opening at the bottom-front of the Titan carriage was too wide for the blades to keep in the inner-most or center location, so I welded some 1/4" flat stock on both sides of the opening to provide keeper support for both blades.  I also welded a snatched hook on the inside-center of the carriage since I had the welder out....and the Titan warranty recently expired ;D

 

 

The only draw-backs I can see are the width of the blades and the loss of @ 115 pounds of the available 970 LB factory lifting capacity.

Will  try them out on slash piles this week end
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« Reply #3168 on: October 27, 2015, 07:17:09 pm »
Wow, nice load!   Is it white pine?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3169 on: October 27, 2015, 07:18:13 pm »
Nice wood!

Yeah, it's pretty good stuff.  Hard to find.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3170 on: October 27, 2015, 07:23:13 pm »
Straightgrain,I betcha that will work pretty good. Too bad you could not get one "finger" hooked up to hyds. That would keep the brush in place on rough land.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3171 on: October 28, 2015, 08:10:57 am »

 

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The only draw-backs I can see are the width of the blades and the loss of @ 115 pounds of the available 970 LB factory lifting capacity.

Will  try them out on slash piles this week end

Nice work. That will be way better than doing it by hand. You will never see the lose of lift capacity with brush I don't think. But then again it is western brush so it is probably big  ;D

Sometimes I move brush/slash with my winch. I lay out a long chain/choker and pile the slash on it. A huge pile. Bring the choker up over the top and winch it up to the tractor. Drag it off to the burn or debris area where I can push it around with the bucket. Still a lot of hand work and you loose some on the drag.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3172 on: October 28, 2015, 08:33:39 am »
Straightgrain,I betcha that will work pretty good. Too bad you could not get one "finger" hooked up to hyds. That would keep the brush in place on rough land.

Thanks for  the evals; scooting large heap of slash to the treatment areas is the best I can do, without that 3rd function. 

If "things...." settle-down in  2017, I'll go off the deep-end and get a 3rd function valve and a grapple.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3173 on: October 28, 2015, 12:51:09 pm »
Dave,

Are those fifty and forty foot white pine going into poles or cabin logs?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3174 on: October 28, 2015, 01:36:18 pm »
Ron, they are being cut into 10" x10" and 12" x12". They are for a barn we are building at work. We got three cut this morning before it started to pour. About an hour each with two of us working.


 

 
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« Reply #3175 on: October 28, 2015, 05:54:15 pm »
It's good that you had a project already planned for their use. Continue the pictures of their use in the barn construction.
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« Reply #3176 on: October 28, 2015, 08:00:02 pm »
That mill seems to be getting longer every time I see it.  :)
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« Reply #3177 on: October 28, 2015, 08:33:28 pm »
It's probably done growing. For now. :D
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« Reply #3178 on: October 29, 2015, 09:39:50 pm »
Ron, they are being cut into 10" x10" and 12" x12". They are for a barn we are building at work. We got three cut this morning before it started to pour. About an hour each with two of us working.


 

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Nice looking beam.....beautiful actually.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3179 on: November 25, 2015, 07:22:30 pm »
 

 

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