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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3320 on: May 13, 2016, 05:43:28 pm »
740 Timberjack Feller Buncher used on a salvage job of white ash infected with the emerald ash bore. This area of northern hardwoods was selectively harvested about 12 years ago before the white ash infestation, but the small white ash logs and pole size ash trees that became infected with the emerald ash bore are now being removed. Spring 2016.   


  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3321 on: May 20, 2016, 05:49:38 am »
The guys from Timberpro stopped by our job to take some film of our buncher.   Here it is!


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3322 on: May 20, 2016, 07:23:05 am »
neat video  do you have much trouble jumping the tracks

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3323 on: May 20, 2016, 07:42:14 am »
Every manufacturer has jumped on the drone videos, love seeing that machine work. Why did you guys go barsaw in smaller stuff ? Got to ask, 4/5 of the bunchers around here are barsaw but it's because of stuff 24" up. New timberpro is 480-525???

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3324 on: May 20, 2016, 10:09:01 am »
Cool video; thanks!

Machine and technique.

What are some of the reasons to harvest trees of that size & that scope (clear cutting)?

Will that area be replanted with a different (more profitable) species?
A parking lot?
Is that simply the size needed?

Thanks again.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3325 on: May 20, 2016, 07:14:55 pm »
neat video  do you have much trouble jumping the tracks

Only when the UC gets pretty worn.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3326 on: May 20, 2016, 07:21:06 pm »
Every manufacturer has jumped on the drone videos, love seeing that machine work. Why did you guys go barsaw in smaller stuff ? Got to ask, 4/5 of the bunchers around here are barsaw but it's because of stuff 24" up. New timberpro is 480-525???

This particular job is real small wood, not typical.   Usually we work in decent sized hardwood on rocky hilly terrain.   The head gets used a lot for uprooting trees and moving dirt to make better skid trails.  We may buy a disc saw head too if these type stands become more common.   

You pretty much take whatever job you can get during breakup

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3327 on: May 20, 2016, 07:24:31 pm »
Cool video; thanks!

Machine and technique.

What are some of the reasons to harvest trees of that size & that scope (clear cutting)?

Will that area be replanted with a different (more profitable) species?
A parking lot?
Is that simply the size needed?

Thanks again.

This is 50-60 yr old aspen with balsam fir mixed in.   The aspen is not growing well and is poor quality so it is going.

Aspen stands are usually managed by clear cutting and it will regenerate quickly from the existing root system..

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3328 on: May 20, 2016, 08:14:53 pm »
Cool video; thanks!

Machine and technique.

What are some of the reasons to harvest trees of that size & that scope (clear cutting)?

Will that area be replanted with a different (more profitable) species?
A parking lot?
Is that simply the size needed?

Thanks again.

This is 50-60 yr old aspen with balsam fir mixed in.   The aspen is not growing well and is poor quality so it is going.

Aspen stands are usually managed by clear cutting and it will regenerate quickly from the existing root system..

Thanks, I'm in awe of that machine and the way it is being utilized.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3329 on: May 20, 2016, 09:42:20 pm »
     Nice video, 1270 ;) I can see where being able to dump stumps would be a huge advantage for forwarding. I was bouncing over some big hardwood stumps on a sidehill today, thinking "I wish a barsaw buncher would've gotten rid of those for me" ;D I end up getting frustrated and pushing them out with the forwarder blade sometimes.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3330 on: May 20, 2016, 09:43:49 pm »
I have a friend jumping into the mechanical game right now, trying to show him the light on a disc saw for cutting bigger HW behind a cable skidder.  :D A barsaw head is slower, but you can do so much more, I routinely cut a road, yank stumps and move a few rocks that would require a dozer with the head. The timberpro's are so nice. Another semi local guy I know bought a new 725B, 300hp and longer track is nice. I think the tigercat barsaw with the lowen wrist is the barsaw head to have.  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3331 on: May 22, 2016, 05:07:23 pm »
The guys from Timberpro stopped by our job to take some film of our buncher.   

Don't think I've seen a buncher with a barsaw around here.  A disc would sure make short work of that poplar and fir.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3332 on: May 26, 2016, 04:02:08 pm »
Someone asked awhile back for pictures of our ponsse h8 so here goes.








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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3333 on: May 26, 2016, 08:49:10 pm »
     How's the Ergo handling that big head, now that you have some time in it? One of our guys just went from a Bear (early model, I think it was the first one in North America) to a new Ergo 8w with an H7 head. He said the Ergo actually has more power. The Bear had seen a LOT of wood though ;D I think Ponsse is going to totally refurbish that machine-new head, crane, pumps.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3334 on: May 26, 2016, 08:58:41 pm »
It throws it around great! I wouldn't mind a little more boom power for horsing around big wood, but for the most part I'm thrilled with it. I found out today that it actually has h7 feed motors in it. It's super fast, and the power is impressive. That head builds up momentum right quick.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3335 on: June 05, 2016, 12:15:37 am »
 

 
 Doesn't like the big hardwood but any of the smaller stuff it chews it right up. Having trouble loading pictures, I'm cutting 2 jobs right now, on another small private road mowing down hemlock on certain days. Trying to get done on this one, about 1/2 done now.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3336 on: June 05, 2016, 12:17:38 am »
Hey, that looks like a pretty big landing...er, header, for you ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3337 on: June 05, 2016, 10:43:59 am »


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 Doesn't like the big hardwood but any of the smaller stuff it chews it right up. Having trouble loading pictures, I'm cutting 2 jobs right now, on another small private road mowing down hemlock on certain days. Trying to get done on this one, about 1/2 done now.

Your OPTEMPO is amazing; driving a barge, logging on two jobs. Much to be respected about hard working people.
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 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 Doesn't like the big hardwood but any of the smaller stuff it chews it right up. Having trouble loading pictures, I'm cutting 2 jobs right now, on another small private road mowing down hemlock on certain days. Trying to get done on this one, about 1/2 done now.

Your OPTEMPO is amazing; driving a barge, logging on two jobs. Much to be respected about hard working people.
Its called "indentured servitude".  :D :D :D. I should be home drinking beer and chasing woman the 2-4wks im off the boat, instead I just got in from 13hrs in the woods. But I enjoy it. Finally got some newer pics to load.
"Barbender", there was a "small" clearing there when I started, kind of hard to stack 800-1000 cord in one little spot.  ;D
 

 
That's yesterday afternoon. Behind the delimber is another wall from today. Kind of looks like the same picture over and over, there is 12X stacks running along the big stack now. People come up and have never seen that much wood in 1 spot before. 

 
I need another grapple skidder, can't feed the limber fast enough.
 

 
TSI work. It pays so I don't care. Cutting some hemlock down in the hole. I've got 150Kft of monster oak to cut right next door, whatever to keep them happy. 

 
 We have 8 fulltime guys right now. My other home, wrenching on screens and greasing and fueling equipment. Gravel/stone/material is big business down here. Anyway back to the grind tomorrow.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3339 on: June 07, 2016, 07:50:34 pm »
You're one busy person! ;) Great wood production.
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