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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #320 on: December 22, 2002, 09:59:07 am »
I am going to try this one more time this is my friends Timberjack460 cable skidder and JD650g

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #321 on: December 22, 2002, 10:00:53 am »
Wow  I finally figured it out the pic is a little fuzzy but I think its ok.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #322 on: December 22, 2002, 10:26:56 am »
  Looks like you did it to me Craigc90. It takes some gettin used to but should be easier now. That's some nice equipment. I just wish I had some like it.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #323 on: December 23, 2002, 10:54:19 am »
Valmet 544X Forwarder. With "bunk" of hardwood pulpwood. Kendziorski Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #324 on: December 24, 2002, 06:55:31 am »
 Those look like some nice sticks for pulp. Do you guys use a chipper in the woods or are those logs chipped at the mill?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #325 on: December 25, 2002, 05:19:13 am »
We do both here Scott, but in the case of the load on that forwarder, that wont be chipped in the woods I would bet. When total chipping in the woods they take tops and all. Most chip operations will use a feller buncher to "bunch" skids of wood in a accessable spot the usually a grapple skidder will take it on to the landing.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #326 on: December 25, 2002, 06:07:19 am »
Quite an interesting thread of posts and photos.  Too bad I can't sit still for long enough to look at all of them!
If any of you ever get to NY state, there is an extensive and quite interesting logging exhibit at the Adirondack Museum in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks.  See www.adirondackmuseum.org.  Visit their section on history/adirondack industries.  Also check out the book store in the History section for some books on the history of logging.  Very Interesting.

Now you guys talk about a "whack of logs"??  Let's see if I can make this picture load!





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #327 on: December 25, 2002, 06:52:26 am »
Tha's quite a Wack, MV.

Yep I drink a lot of coffee too ;D :D

Make your next cup decaf and see if you can stay awhile, we
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #328 on: December 26, 2002, 01:44:32 pm »
Husquvarna 395XP Chainsaw. Being used by this cutter to harvest Aspen and Oak sawlogs and pulpwood. Kendziorski Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #329 on: December 28, 2002, 05:21:25 pm »
Pulpwood Hauler. Prepares for turn off US-2 for access into Mead Paper Mill's wood yard. Escanaba, Michigan; December 2002.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #330 on: December 30, 2002, 12:23:12 pm »
Railroad Siding. Rail cars of pulpwood being loaded for pick-up at the Gulliver R.R. Siding in Michigan's U.P.; December, 2002.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #331 on: December 30, 2002, 08:08:46 pm »
I am suprised all these photos don't show snow on the ground, being in the UP of Michigan.  We haven't seen grass in Northern PA since a week before Thanksgiving.  Great pictures Ron.  It is interesting to see how things are done in your neck of the woods.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #332 on: December 31, 2002, 08:50:03 am »
Yes, it has been somewhat unusual so far. We haven't had a lot of snow yet. The snow has been all around us. Not much in the UP either. They were getting a little yesterday I guess. It rained here most of the day yesterday with temps up to 40 degrees. Got washed out of the woods.

There will be some snow photos ahead though.

How about some Pennsylvania photos? I do recall some heavy snow seasons there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #333 on: December 31, 2002, 08:35:13 pm »
Ron,

I may have spoken to soon, it was 50 here today.  Now I can see grass on the road sides.  It was refreshing as I drove with the window part way down. As far as pictures, I don't have a digital camera although, I do have a friend that will let me use his.  I will see what I can do.

Take care and have a happy new year,

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #334 on: January 01, 2003, 11:16:00 am »
I don't have a digital camera either. Just a plain 35 mm and use a scanner.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #335 on: January 01, 2003, 06:27:34 pm »
Hey Ron, how come the trucks you show always have so many axles? Seems like more than is needed.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #336 on: January 01, 2003, 06:45:51 pm »
The heavy loads that they are allowed to carry here in Michigan require the multi-axels. The gross weights that these mult-axels carry run 154,000 - 157,000 pounds. They can only run in Michigan as most states only allow single axel rigs.

The State has been trying to stop the multi-axels, but the logging industry has prevailed in their use so far.

They may run the multi-axels into Ohio some by special permit only
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #337 on: January 02, 2003, 01:19:15 pm »
 Thats pretty interesting Ron. Are the multi axles only used in the hardwood or does the softwood loads weigh alot too? Around here trailers usually only have 2 or 3 axles on log trailers and the B-train chip vans have 2, not very exciting but it works i guess.

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« Reply #338 on: January 02, 2003, 06:57:09 pm »
The mult-axel rigs are used for both hardwoods and softwoods. Double axels trailers are used also. That's what the chip vans are.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #339 on: January 03, 2003, 06:29:36 pm »
Log Hauler Wears Christmas Wreath. Roadside loading during December's snow (now gone). Note the multi-axels with 42 tires. Kendziorski Timber Harvest; December 2002.



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