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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881263 times)

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Offline barbender

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3460 on: June 23, 2017, 11:29:37 pm »
100 cords a day of birch would be miserable, but this sale is 85% aspen. I ended up having to go to town for 3 1/2 hours, so only 70 cords today. I'm really loving this new machine. It's an improvement in every area, not a night and day difference but across the board. A little smoother, a little more powerful, a little faster hydraulics, a little quieter, and on and on I could go.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3461 on: June 23, 2017, 11:36:41 pm »
That's an impressive piece of iron for sure. Glad that you like it.
Is that really an oven? Or did you just get one over on me? :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3462 on: June 23, 2017, 11:49:56 pm »
Well, I haven't tried it out yet, but yes. It has a switch on it to either heat or cool, I'll try to give a review in the future😊
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3463 on: June 24, 2017, 08:25:03 am »
The grey box won't cook anything barbender.   It will keep cold stuff cold or warm stuff warm though.   I took mine out after not too long.   There is an actual oven option though.   It is a lot smaller, little black box.   

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3464 on: June 24, 2017, 11:47:38 am »
It has the little black box, too ;) My Grandad cut pulp with horses, he said 3 cords was a good day for one man. It's incredible to me how hard people had it not that long ago (or right now, in other areas of the world) and how spoiled I am, spending my days in luxury.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3465 on: June 24, 2017, 01:42:19 pm »
good luck with it     do you feel any older  ;D

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« Reply #3466 on: June 24, 2017, 06:59:48 pm »
Yes ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3467 on: June 24, 2017, 10:51:49 pm »
Well happy b day barbender!


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« Reply #3468 on: June 25, 2017, 01:27:08 am »
Thanks, Paul!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3469 on: June 25, 2017, 09:45:22 pm »
You've got to like that. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3470 on: July 13, 2017, 08:09:54 pm »
So you want to be a logger.  It will be fun they said. 
Haven't seen this thread in a couple weeks so thought I would add a couple pictures from today.  Of course the big d-link hook on the harvester was buried in the mud so had to dig it out before we hook the forwarder onto it.  Actually came out pretty easy after we jammed a bunch of studwood under the tracks. 
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3471 on: July 13, 2017, 09:39:20 pm »
I have a wet hole like that on my land.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3472 on: July 13, 2017, 10:08:37 pm »
after all this rain ill have a 200a mud hole  ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3473 on: July 14, 2017, 01:23:09 am »
Ugh. Thumbs down👎
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3474 on: July 14, 2017, 07:33:56 am »
after all this rain ill have a 200a mud hole  ;D

EXACTLY !!!!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3475 on: July 14, 2017, 08:57:29 am »
Ken, some people think playing in the mud is fun! ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3476 on: July 14, 2017, 02:34:55 pm »
not me it takes to long to fix the mess  ;D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3477 on: July 14, 2017, 10:47:44 pm »
Man.. That sinkhole looks like a whole dang case of the mondays.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3478 on: July 14, 2017, 10:51:10 pm »
Did the boss do it or the operator ?  ;D
Anyways, glad you got her out without busting anything.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3479 on: July 16, 2017, 08:43:33 am »
Did the boss do it or the operator ?  ;D
Anyways, glad you got her out without busting anything.

I actually had started the strip and although it was soft in there I thought it was doable.  When my operator walked the machine back in he didn't even get to where I finished and sunk.   He has the honour of getting a harvester of mine stuck for the first time.  Just another day
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