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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3400 on: September 08, 2016, 05:22:23 am »
Ours was. That Caribou we had was very tippy and swinging and driving empty was a big no-no.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3401 on: September 08, 2016, 06:55:32 am »
you guys have all the fun  :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3402 on: September 10, 2016, 08:56:56 pm »
One of the nice things about the BuffaloKing I run is the stability- it is incredibly stable, especially with the tracks on. I've lifted the back a few times when empty, but that was with the extensions all the way out, just not paying attention. The problem is, the natural reaction when the back starts tipping is to reverse what you are doing (reaching out). Don't do that, just reach out and touch the ground, if need be, and it will set back down. Guys get scared and try to draw the crane back in, the back tips far enough that you lose your crane swing, causing the crane to swing to gravity, and over it goes. I'm afraid when I go over, it will be with a load on, on a side hill, from a high stump, and it's going to hurt :o
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« Reply #3403 on: September 10, 2016, 09:47:29 pm »


So this happened a couple weeks ago.  No one was injured but it was quite a project to put back on its feet. 

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« Reply #3404 on: September 10, 2016, 09:52:53 pm »


We had to hire a couple of hoes to help.   They had to tack about 3.5 miles back to our location.

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« Reply #3405 on: September 10, 2016, 09:57:29 pm »


The two hoes couldn't quite get it on their own and a push with tje forwarder was needed to put it over the rest of the way.   Another hour or so carefully working the oil out of the top side of the engine and it was running again.   One more day was spent repairing bent metal and replacing an electrical panel and she's back in business.

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« Reply #3406 on: September 10, 2016, 11:12:09 pm »
Ughh! That's just they way it goes in hills though, glad no one was hurt, especially while getting it back upright. Cables and chains make me really nervous. What does the Timber Pro weigh?
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« Reply #3407 on: September 11, 2016, 04:39:16 pm »
Weighs about 68k.   One cable gave out on us but he was able to slack it before it snapped all the way

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« Reply #3408 on: September 12, 2016, 07:00:52 am »
glade no one was hurt   but wouldn't it be easer  next time to crawl under it and look for leaks than on its side  ;) :D must have been a different ride 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3409 on: September 12, 2016, 07:52:26 pm »
Doesn't make the boss happy. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3410 on: September 20, 2016, 10:47:46 pm »
Got a "new to us" forwarder last week and already it fell over. ha





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3411 on: September 21, 2016, 07:31:52 am »
I hate it when that happens....
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« Reply #3412 on: September 21, 2016, 11:33:25 am »
Did the boss do it again? That makes it easier :D What's the specefics on the "new to you" forwarder?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3413 on: September 21, 2016, 02:29:34 pm »
Yeah the boss did it again. Was fully loaded and trying to reposition to grab one last pile of wood on a steep hillside, backed up the last foot to the wood and up onto a stump on the high side and over she went.

The "new" machine is an 03 Buffalo, with like 17k hours on it. Just through the shop with all kinds of work done including all new paint/body panels/windows. They always say "the first scratch and dent are the hardest", well he put the 1st and 20th on at the same time. 

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« Reply #3414 on: September 21, 2016, 04:35:34 pm »
Makes for a change in the work day. Always better when the boss does it. I've seen some very irate bosses and equipment owners in these situations. ;)
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« Reply #3415 on: September 21, 2016, 09:28:16 pm »
My contingency plan if I ever flop the machine is to just get in the truck and go, send a text message from the road saying what happened and don't worry about sending my last weeks paycheck. hahaha :D :D

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« Reply #3416 on: September 22, 2016, 03:32:03 pm »
I put a forwarder on its lid one time. I got on a side hill with a full load and over it went. I just shut it off and walked out of the woods. Made it home for lunch. My buddy brought his skidder over and between his Franklin and my John Deere we got it back on its feet. I let the oil settle for three days before I started it again. I only lost one quart of motor oil and one gallon of hydraulic oil. That wasn't bad. It may have been a quart low in the engine anyway.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3417 on: September 22, 2016, 08:36:50 pm »
Yeah the boss did it again. Was fully loaded and trying to reposition to grab one last pile of wood on a steep hillside, backed up the last foot to the wood and up onto a stump on the high side and over she went.

The "new" machine is an 03 Buffalo, with like 17k hours on it. Just through the shop with all kinds of work done including all new paint/body panels/windows. They always say "the first scratch and dent are the hardest", well he put the 1st and 20th on at the same time.


I can just imagine how that makes YOU feel :)    ......It wasn't me !!!......   
Gives you a lot more wiggle room for future negotiations. ;)
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3418 on: September 22, 2016, 08:42:45 pm »
I know my first time it left a brown spot where it should not have been :-X :D :) ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3419 on: September 25, 2016, 07:25:15 pm »
Just a picture I took yesterday morning. Plan to start cutting some fir and pulling it up here tomorrow morning.

 

 

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