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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3280 on: April 08, 2016, 02:11:22 am »
I know another guy that wanted a H8 head on a Scorpion and Ponsse said no.

Yeah only the H7 head on the Scorpion King. As the salesman told me the Scorpion is really just to lure the John Deere 1270 guys over to Ponsse as the rotating cab/boom is the style they are used to and were asking for. The Ergo is still the workhorse of the fleet.

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« Reply #3281 on: April 08, 2016, 05:51:16 am »
Yeah we wanted the H8 head, because we cut a lot of hardwood. We went with the c44+ Because it's the only crane that will work with the ergo-h8 combo. That head is pretty dang fast as well as powerful.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3282 on: April 08, 2016, 06:04:11 am »
wannaergo,that will move some wood. I see you got some new snow.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3283 on: April 08, 2016, 06:13:31 am »
Nice, If you have time can you get a closer pic of the head?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3284 on: April 08, 2016, 07:24:31 am »
My c50 scorpion boom is the same as the c44+ with the exception of the over the cab wishbone (I think).   I'm hoping after a few years of production the boom proves out enough to order the h8/scorpion combo.     

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3285 on: April 08, 2016, 09:33:59 am »
     We just got a new Ergo 8 wheel, with an H7. It's still sitting in the Ponsse yard, it's too wet to get in the woods ::)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3286 on: April 16, 2016, 06:18:04 pm »
JP Skidmore CF-22 installed on a Timberpro TN 725C for Jacobs Logging in Antigo, WI




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« Reply #3287 on: April 16, 2016, 08:05:32 pm »
Didn't barko have some kind of rights to that head?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3288 on: April 16, 2016, 08:24:43 pm »
Didn't barko have some kind of rights to that head?

That was the CF-18.

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« Reply #3289 on: April 16, 2016, 09:50:46 pm »
Oh gotcha. If I was to run another fixed head, I would absolutely go with the cf-22. Looks like a great head. I was talking to the barko salesman, and if it's as fast in the woods as it is on paper, it's pretty impressive. I just don't have any interest in going back to fixed.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3290 on: April 16, 2016, 10:32:13 pm »
     How are you liking that H8 dangle head, wannergo?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3291 on: April 17, 2016, 06:13:46 am »
CF/22 WoW. That's nice.  8) 8)
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« Reply #3292 on: April 17, 2016, 06:34:55 am »
     How are you liking that H8 dangle head, wannergo?

We got shut down a few days after it showed up, so I only have maybe 15-20 hours on it, but I sure enjoyed them.  The head is super fast, powerful, and the machine is smooth. I'm getting a little bit antsy sitting at home and not cutting wood. Hopefully be back to work in a week. Good thing we haven't paid for it yet.  :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3293 on: April 17, 2016, 08:42:46 pm »
I see some deeres are getting skidmores also.

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« Reply #3294 on: April 17, 2016, 08:45:42 pm »
I just looked again to be sure. Ones on YouTube with a cf-20. It's a 4 roller much like the fabtec style

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3295 on: April 18, 2016, 08:40:07 pm »
 

  

 

New TL725.  Should be working within a week.

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« Reply #3296 on: April 18, 2016, 11:44:14 pm »
     Is that a bar saw head, 1270? Do you guys bunch all of your wood?
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« Reply #3297 on: April 19, 2016, 12:12:00 am »
Yes sir, 32 inch barsaw.    Pretty much all the wood is bunched anymore.  I still cut soft ground and miscellaneous other stuff with the harvester, but pretty much all chasing the buncher.

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« Reply #3298 on: April 20, 2016, 10:28:26 pm »
First day back cutting


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« Reply #3299 on: April 20, 2016, 10:48:37 pm »
     What is the advantage of the barsaw head, vs. a hot saw? More control? Just curious. One of our contract guys just picked up an older buncher and is trying that method out. Other than that, we have a few state Red pine final felling clearcuts where it is specified in the contract "full tree skidding only". It basically wipes out all the underbrush and opens up the soil. The state figures they are getting their site prep for replanting for free, and I can't argue with them. Some of those will be bunched, pulled in with a skidder to the landing, and processed by a CTL harvester. Other than that, we pretty much just fall with the harvesters.
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