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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #380 on: February 16, 2003, 09:45:49 am »
Winter Logging Can Be Tough. Here the 230A Timberjack forwarder is being used to clear the "knee deep" snow away from the selectively marked trees to allow for low stump cutting by the chainsaw faller. Jaynes Hardwood Sale, Kalkaska County, 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #381 on: February 17, 2003, 11:50:43 am »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder With Chains. This forwarder has its front tires chained-up for working in the heavy snow of Kalkaska County. Jaynes Hardwood Sale 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #382 on: February 18, 2003, 09:28:52 am »

Timberjack 230A Forwarder. Decking pulpwood in a snowy woods. Kalkaska County; Jaynes Hardwood Sale 2/03.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #383 on: February 19, 2003, 08:20:47 am »
Black Cherry Sawlogs . Falling & bucking in heavy snow. The 2084 Jonsered chain saw sits on the end of a log. Jaynes Hardwood Sale 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #384 on: March 04, 2003, 05:56:38 pm »
Caterpillar End Loader. Being used to open the access road into the timber sale area and to clear the landing and decking area of snow before starting the timber harvest.
Piotrowski Timber Sale 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #385 on: March 05, 2003, 07:21:17 am »
 Any specific reason for using the loader with a bucket? I've found that buckets are a little slow for clearing snow, I think angle blades work a lot better. How deep is the snow there Ron?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #386 on: March 05, 2003, 08:22:46 am »
Yes an angle blade or dozer would be faster, but this timber operator doesn't have such equipment so he just brought out his own end loader from the mill to do the snow removal job.

They often make use of what they have. The snow  depth there is about 18".
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« Reply #387 on: March 05, 2003, 01:59:24 pm »
 I never thought of that Ron. I think we have more than18 inches right now. I'm guessing we had 3 feet before the rain so its probably about 2 now. Makes for good skidding but digging out around all the stumps is a pain.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #388 on: March 05, 2003, 04:05:02 pm »
"Lumber Jill". Assists "lumber jack" (husband) in falling white pine sawlog trees. Piotrowski timber harvest 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #389 on: March 06, 2003, 04:19:20 pm »
Vintage Machine. 1968 Tree Farmer cable skidder with a "dray" hook-up for short wood logging. Tree length skidding is no permitted on this selection harvest. Piotrowski timber harvest; 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #390 on: March 06, 2003, 04:37:15 pm »
 Theres a nice setup. Are those old TreeFarmers reliable Ron? I see ones like that for sale around here a lot for good prices but always figured they were junkers. The tires are a little skinny, can you get tires for them? I've never seen them with wide tires before.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #391 on: March 06, 2003, 05:25:51 pm »
I don't see many of them in use here at present. This has been the first recently on any of my jobs. Its reliable, but just very slow. I expect to see this unit replaced with a faster unit soon as the skidder owner is out looking for another machine.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #392 on: March 06, 2003, 05:54:41 pm »
 A few years back there was a C5 working around here. I remeber it being a slow machine. Interestingly enough the owner did a whole bunch of illegal cutting and when the landowner found out how little he would get out of a court action he burned the machine. Or at least thats what I herd :).

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #393 on: March 07, 2003, 04:33:04 pm »
Timberjack 290D Cable Skidder. Front tires chained-up for winter work. Used on timber harvest areas to dispatch "hangers", move trees on hillsides to safe bucking area, support the rubber tired forwarders as necessary, work around the log landing, etc. Piotrowski timber harvest 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #394 on: March 07, 2003, 06:04:30 pm »
Boy seeing all this old equipment, snow, and trees really makes me home sick :'(.

Sometimes I really hate being stuck out here on the DanG prairie where you have to rummage through the dump to find trees. :(

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #395 on: March 07, 2003, 06:22:55 pm »
Ron,

Clean looking Timberjack 290D.

We have one logger who has a Timberjack 208. I get to run it in the spring for a couple of weeks. It's great on the side hills, because of the low center of gravity. But it lacks a few ponies.

Our other loggers run JD 540's and a JD640 cable skidders.
Great for long and big hitches.

Around here the crews use Tiger paw chains all the way around.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #396 on: March 08, 2003, 06:44:32 am »

Valmet 544X Forwarder. Decking oak sawlogs on the landing. Used in short-wood logging. Again chained-up on the front tires only. Loggers seem to economize on the cost of chains as occasionally needed during a winter such as this one.

More care is needed in their use as chains will cause more damage to the selected "leave trees" if bumped hard by a careless operator. Piotrowski timber harvest 2/03.





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #397 on: March 09, 2003, 05:32:14 am »
As I was sawing on Friday, I watched as a truckload of logs came in.  The guy was driving a bit slower than most.  When he climbed up on the loader, he seemed to be taking his time and his unloading took longer than most.  As he left I could see that he was probably in his mid seventies.  The name one his truck?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #398 on: March 09, 2003, 08:18:49 am »
Great name for the "older" trucker. A few more truck names noted this past week are:

Grumpy
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #399 on: March 09, 2003, 10:05:26 am »
A few more:   Lost Cause
                    Wooden Nickles
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                    and my favorite,  Makin Payments
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