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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880733 times)

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Offline Corley5

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3260 on: April 01, 2016, 07:48:52 pm »
A couple pics from last winter.

Togetherness  ;D

 

 

 Removing cylinder from Franklin with Tree Farmer  :)  It's good to have an extra machine
 


 

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 Partial load of hardwood pulp from last winter.


    
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3261 on: April 01, 2016, 09:31:03 pm »
  Sorry, Ken $$$ >:(  I finally finished my spring breakup pole sale, my landings turned into a real mess. Although this is sandy ground, the frost coming out has the ground saturated. In addition, we got a fair amount of rain one night. The one day, 4 trucks got sent out for poles. It was fortunate I was still on the job, because the first truck was stuck (with the big front mount loader and all the bunks on his trailer, he said he weighs 45,000 :o). Typically I am already gone when the pole haulers show up, so they were lucky this time. They come from over 200 miles away, and they wouldn't have been able to get loaded.  As it was, we got them set up in a wide spot, and I would skid the poles out to the loader truck. Then a bunk would back in, he would load those poles on. Then they would move ahead so I could skid more. Kind of a cluster  ut we got them all loaded and on their way.

     The loader truck put a load on at the landing, and then I pulled him out. You will notice the chain attached to his front end ;D
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     When a landing turns to slop, I do my best to dress it up when I get done. It's a challenge with the tiny blade on the forwarder.  It always feels good to get a job finished, but a muddy job always looks best in the rear view mirror ;)


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I've spent a lifetime in the forest sector and am spending my semi-retirement advising the national and provincial wood sector here in Canada.  Now all that and a couple of bucks will buy you a cup of coffee, but the reason is to let you know that from what I've seen of your work and ethics, you're a great example of how to do it right.  Great job all around!!!!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3262 on: April 01, 2016, 09:32:39 pm »
A couple pics from last winter.

Togetherness  ;D

 

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 Removing cylinder from Franklin with Tree Farmer  :)  It's good to have an extra machine
 


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 Ready for re install.


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 Partial load of hardwood pulp from last winter.


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Give me old iron to work on any day!  This new fangled stuff sure does cut like heck but I'll be darned if I can fix it without googalizing it first.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3263 on: April 01, 2016, 09:42:20 pm »
Barbender has been to best logging practice class .
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3264 on: April 01, 2016, 10:11:52 pm »
     Gee, thanks guys! I just try to do it the way I would want it if it was my property, and leave things so the boss doesn't have to haul out a dozer to fix a mess I left etc. Ken, you would have loved processing this Red pine. It probably had the best form of any I have worked in. I think it was around 400 cords total, and only about 80 was bolts and pulp. The rest made poles. It seems like usually those numbers are flip flopped ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3265 on: April 01, 2016, 10:42:23 pm »
 I'm always impressed with the CTL pictures you guys post. Everything always looks clean and efficient.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3266 on: April 02, 2016, 05:54:49 pm »
How about some pics of your C4D forwarder Corly? :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3267 on: April 02, 2016, 06:19:54 pm »
When it was new to me  ;) ;D
 


 

 

 

 

 

Later days.  Still hand cutting.
 

 
 


 

Loading the firewood machine.

 

 

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A couple winters ago.
 


 

 

  

 

 



 

Winter before last.

 

 

   
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3268 on: April 02, 2016, 06:43:07 pm »
Nice Tree Farmer. Looks about the same color I painted my stuff. ::)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3269 on: April 02, 2016, 07:58:32 pm »
     Corley, with those single bunk machines, do you have to set the blade down for stability when running the crane?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3270 on: April 02, 2016, 08:03:59 pm »


Thank you sir. Very nice machine!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3271 on: April 02, 2016, 08:55:36 pm »
She's tippy loading and unloading without the blade down ;) ;D  It's got a pretty high center of gravity.  The 132 Franklin is much more stable. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3272 on: April 02, 2016, 11:42:38 pm »
Very nice looking machine, those CTL jobs always look good. Forwarder is beyond handy sometimes.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3273 on: April 03, 2016, 12:12:42 am »
Nice machines Corley!  Yeah the Franklin roof mounts are great machines. My headache rack is a touch taller. Takes some gettin used to loading and unloading.  Especially big logs.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3274 on: April 03, 2016, 06:15:15 am »
Nice! Does anyone run duels on these forwarders( for stability)?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3275 on: April 07, 2016, 10:21:49 pm »
New machine showed up today. Ponsse ergo, 8 wheel, H8 head. Now I gotta learn how to run the dang thing.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3276 on: April 07, 2016, 10:37:27 pm »
sure is purty!  Have to change name to gottaergo now.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3277 on: April 08, 2016, 01:30:45 am »
Is that the C44+ boom? Don't see too many of that style, most have the C5 sliding style. That H8 is a monster of a head, not as fast as a H7 but has lots of power. Would love to be running that.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3278 on: April 08, 2016, 01:40:19 am »
Did you stay with the Ergo to get that H8 head? Or was it too long a wait for a Scorpion?

I know another guy that wanted a H8 head on a Scorpion and Ponsse said no.
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« Reply #3279 on: April 08, 2016, 02:01:03 am »
Nice! Does anyone run duels on these forwarders( for stability)?

On my 6 wheel machines, I mostly run tracks on the bogeys year around for both flotation and weight (stability). Other guys that don't run tracks sometimes use fluid in the bogey tires for stability but that can cause some rutting and compaction.

It also depends on the size of the bogey tires on the 6 wheelers. Some guys run 600's for bogeys for better navigation between the rows in pine stands. The guys that run the narrower tires are more likely to use fluid in the tires. I run 700's and tracks but lately have been running without tracks on the forwarder because I've had to run down some county roads sometimes.
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