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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #340 on: January 04, 2003, 06:58:20 am »
 Thats a nice tough looking truck Ron. I don't know much about trucking so i can't really carry on  a conversation about them. I see you have a lot of forwarder pictures. Do you have any expirience with the boogie tracks used on them sometimes?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #341 on: January 04, 2003, 02:02:29 pm »
Not much experience with the tracks of the forwarders since they aren't used much in this area. Mostly just just the rubber tires.
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« Reply #342 on: January 05, 2003, 09:21:33 am »
 Do the forwarders do as much rutting as the skidders Ron? In my area i've seen a lot of skidder action and i'm quite disgusted with them. I'm sure if the operators actually cared about what they were doing things would be better. Around here not many operators run a CTL operation so i don't really know much about them, it seems like a better system in a lot of cases though.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #343 on: January 05, 2003, 02:45:37 pm »
Valmet 544X Forwarder. Picking up sawlogs and pulpwood behind the cutter. Kendziorski Hardwood Sale; December 2002.

Yes, the rubber tired forwarders compared to skidders are usually easier on the landscape with less disturbance and resulting damage on selection harvest areas.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #344 on: January 06, 2003, 02:31:03 pm »
 Hi Ron. I notice you were listing truck names awhile back. I rember seeing one called the Bacon Maker. Once when i was visiting my relitives in Nova Scotia I saw a tow truck called the happy hooker :o. :D.

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« Reply #345 on: January 07, 2003, 06:00:49 pm »
Timbco Tracked Processor Stuck. A logger's day takes a turn for the worse when the productive Timbco tracked processor broke through a "spring hole". The unit was stuck for a better part of two days."Heavy armor" had to be called in to retreive it.

Harris Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #346 on: January 07, 2003, 06:13:50 pm »
Oops...I did that with a pickup once... took me a week to get it back.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #347 on: January 08, 2003, 02:24:29 pm »
Timbco Tracked Proccessor Still Stuck. A Komatsu Crawler (D7 size) with winch frame is called in to assist in removal of the Timbco from "spring hole". Harris Hardwood Sale; working aspen clear cut area near head waters of Wheeler Creek; December 2002.



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« Reply #348 on: January 08, 2003, 05:35:50 pm »
 Those pictures reminded me of something that happened up here a couple years back. The contractor was working behind a Fabteck FT133 in a cedar swamp skidding cedar (naturally). at the beginning of the swamp was a very steep hill, maybe 30 feet. Anyway the skidders were in after a good rain and when they went to go back up the hill with a grapple full of wood they got mired down. The mud was the nice black stuff cedar swamps are known for. The timberjack 560 and 450 were burried about 2 feet up the arch. the 560 was in worst and it was lop sided the mud on the side farthest in was up to the window on the door. The loggers got a hitachi EX200 in but it got stuck too. The front of the tracks were sticking out of the mud a few inches but in the back the engine compartment was litterally level with the ground. Interestingly enough it started right back up. Words can't descride how bad these guys were stuck. I wish i had a camera with me. Nice timbco Ron.

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« Reply #349 on: January 10, 2003, 07:47:36 am »
Timbco Still Stuck. More heavy equipment is called in to work on freeing the tracked Timbco from the "sink hole" while workers place aspen logs under the tracks to "jump it out". Harris Harfdwood Sale; December 2002.



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« Reply #350 on: January 12, 2003, 07:39:27 am »
Timbco Back On Firm Ground. It now needs to be taken in for a "steam cleaning". Harris Hardwood Sale; December 2002.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #351 on: January 12, 2003, 08:16:14 am »
Ron it's good to see you guys got the processor un stuck,your right it looks like it could use a bath  ::)


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #352 on: January 12, 2003, 11:47:18 am »
Ron do you happen to know if that Timbco was put together in Iron River. It looks like one of the models they build at the Lakeshore Plant.
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« Reply #353 on: January 12, 2003, 03:14:21 pm »
Chet,

I don't know if this one was an Iron River product. It is owned by Sam Fahl, Fahl Forest Products, Mancelona. I never did get a "clean" look at it as it was already "sunk" when I came on the job.

I'll check the Timbcos out closer in the future to see if they're from Iron River though.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #354 on: January 13, 2003, 05:14:42 pm »
Timberjack 380B Grapple Skidder Harris Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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« Reply #355 on: January 15, 2003, 05:22:11 pm »
Timberjack 1010B Double Bunk Forwarder Harris Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #356 on: January 17, 2003, 07:42:43 pm »
John Deere 540C Cable Skidder. Used for logging the hillside terrain on the Harris Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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« Reply #357 on: January 19, 2003, 09:24:57 am »
John Deere 540C Cable Skidder. Rolls down hillside skid trail to remove selectively marked sawlog and pulpwood trees.

The hillside skid trail was waterbarred with round wood and slash upon completion to prevent any possible future erosion.
Harris Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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« Reply #358 on: January 19, 2003, 09:26:40 am »
Nice work Ron I see it's kinda muddy out your way also..

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #359 on: January 21, 2003, 06:29:09 pm »
Falling and Bucking Black Oak Sawlogs The cutter uses a Husky 395XP chainsaw. Kendziorski Hardwood Sale; December 2002.


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