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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #400 on: March 09, 2003, 01:31:31 pm »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder. Working "tightly" among crop trees in a hardwood selection harvest. A. Jaynes timber harvest 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #401 on: March 10, 2003, 09:33:22 am »
Ron,

How long is the deck on a forwarder?  Most of the saw logs in your pictures look like they are around 8 to 10 feet.  I know the length cut is requested by the buying mill, but can they manage a load of 16' saw logs?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #402 on: March 10, 2003, 01:45:56 pm »
The single bunk units vary some, 5 - 6 feet maybe, depending upon make and size of unit. I'll measure some up to check for sure. Most of the sawlogs are cut at 8 foot (100"), but lengths will vary. I usually don't allow forwarding of logs longer than 17 feet to prevent any damage or skinning of the residuals and crop trees in a selectiveyl marked northern hardwood stand.

They will usually place the longer length logs in the center of the bunk with the 8 footers around the sides.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #403 on: March 10, 2003, 01:59:09 pm »
Jonsereds at Work. A 2065 and 2054 are "rested" on a hard maple crutch block. Most fallers have at least two saws in their "arsenal". Usually both of the same manufacturer.
A. Jaynes hardwood harvest 2/03.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #404 on: March 11, 2003, 02:32:41 pm »
Logger's Pick-up A nice Dodge. Piotrowski timber harvest 2/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #405 on: March 12, 2003, 02:14:29 pm »
 
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How long is the deck on a forwarder?  Most of the saw logs in your pictures look like they are around 8 to 10 feet.


The bunk length on the Timberjack 230A is 10 feet from the "headache" cage to the back-end frame.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #406 on: March 12, 2003, 04:14:52 pm »
Around here most forwarders are setup as a "double bunk". they can carry two lenths of 8' or one of 16'. Most bunks measure 16 feet alought some are up to 24 i think.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #407 on: March 12, 2003, 04:59:18 pm »
"Lumberjill" Operating the 1968 Franklin Tree Farmer Cable Skidder. Piotrowski timber harvest 3/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #408 on: March 13, 2003, 04:46:26 pm »
Dray Attachment. Attachment for the 1968 Franklin Tree Farmer Cable Skidder to allow "short wood" forwarding. 10 foot bunk frame with 5 feet between stakes. Piotrowski timber harvest 3/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #409 on: March 14, 2003, 05:11:58 pm »
"Timber" The faller harvests a selectively marked oak sawlog tree with a "husky" chainsaw. Piotrowski timber harvest; 3/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #410 on: March 15, 2003, 04:25:48 pm »
Bucking Oak Sawlogs. The slash is layed down for an aesthetic appearance. The Valmet 544X forwarder will also run over it to break it up further. Piotrowoski timber harvest; 3/03.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #411 on: March 15, 2003, 09:58:25 pm »
Hey Ron,
  Wonder if any of those dray attachments ever made it down south- N C? pretty neat piece of equipmeny ,what price range,availability? Are you sure the Tree Farmer was made by Franklin? I thought they were two different co.s .I only live about 50 -60 miles from Franklin factory.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #412 on: March 16, 2003, 05:29:53 pm »
I don't know about the availability of the dray for this unit. I think that it was more of a "home" built unit customized for this cable skidder. The current owner bought it all as a unit.

Yes, Tree Farmer and Franklin were two different companies. Tree Farmer was introduced in 1958 in Enumclaw, Washington as a west coast skidder and the Franklin skidder by the Drake Family in 1962 in Franklin Virginia.

The Drake family took over the Tree Farmer operation and merged the operation with their Frankiln line of equipment, retaining the Tree Farmer name. In 1990 Tree Farmer was sold to Franklin.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #413 on: March 17, 2003, 04:55:46 pm »
Pinched "Husky". One faller helps another release his pinched "Husky" from the white oak sawlog tree. Piotrowski timber harvest; 3/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #414 on: March 17, 2003, 05:04:00 pm »
I think that costs at least a six pack out here.  "That old familiar sound of my partner hung up again".
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #415 on: March 19, 2003, 06:04:39 pm »
Valmet 544X Forwarder. Grabs a white oak sawlog.
Piotrowski timber harvest; 3/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #416 on: March 21, 2003, 04:50:35 pm »
Valmet 544X. Lifts a white oak sawlog.
Piotrowski timber harvest; 3/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #417 on: March 22, 2003, 10:34:50 am »



Two photos of my pine cutting operations this winter in Massachusetts.  although the snow was deep it packed well and skidding was relatively easy.  At least no mud!!

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« Reply #418 on: March 22, 2003, 10:49:50 am »
Nice pics Maple I myself cut alot of pine up here in NH also,but we don't load the log trucks that high..man thats a load  ;D

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« Reply #419 on: March 22, 2003, 12:18:27 pm »
Yeah, the trucker took one 16 ft'r off when he realized he had too much on.  That one went with the shorter stuff in the next load.