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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #440 on: May 12, 2003, 06:46:17 pm »
Northern Hardwood Thinning. A. Jaynes timber harvest; 4/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #441 on: May 12, 2003, 06:52:32 pm »
Ron,


       Looks like another excellent job very nice timber stand,keep on improving the woodlands your doing a great job.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #442 on: May 20, 2003, 10:34:08 am »
Wood Hauler names noted "on the road" during recent U.P. trip.

"Stretch"
"Country Boy"
"Boo"
"Doc"
"Spud"
"Knucklehead"
"PaPa Toad"


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #443 on: May 22, 2003, 09:05:12 am »
Chaining Down the Load. Oak sawlogs ready for hauling to Wheelers' Wolf Lake Sawmill. Piotrowski timber harvest 4/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #444 on: May 26, 2003, 09:02:29 am »
Safety Signing. Logging operations often need to sign their accerss roads for public safety. Brown/Krantz timber harvest 5/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #445 on: May 26, 2003, 09:07:03 am »
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Where can those signs be purchased and how much are they?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #446 on: May 26, 2003, 09:28:06 am »
Jeff,

They can be purchased at any of the sign companies or made up yourself. I'm not sure on price as there are different sizes etc.

This particular signing is used by Cook's Forest Products, Inc. down your way and placed by Jake Smith's step son who is running the operation for Cooks. Have Jake check for their source of the signs. It may be locally there somewhere.

Also, ask Jake if he looked at the Sweet timber sale there off Maple Grove Road in Farwell. Have him give me a call since its in his neighborhood. It may be a good Billsby/ Cooks operation since it has sawlogs, pulpwood, chipping, clear cutting, selection marking etc.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #447 on: May 26, 2003, 10:21:28 am »
I never thought, I'll bet they have them at Running Gears. Miller's logging Store. Its right acrossthe highway from Cooks Log yard there off of Mansiding rd and 127
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #448 on: May 26, 2003, 12:22:26 pm »
 Jeff, check out the Forest Resourses Association, web site.
They have some kool signage.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #449 on: May 28, 2003, 05:48:06 pm »
Hydro-Ax 511B with Boom Processor. Thinning a red pine plantation. Krantz red pine harvest; 5/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #450 on: May 28, 2003, 05:51:34 pm »
Wow Ron,

       I have run and seen my share of bunchers but never a Hydro-Ax with a boom,thats a strange machine..How do it compare to using a 445 Timco or something to that effect?

                                Thanks Rob.

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« Reply #451 on: May 29, 2003, 04:12:01 am »
 Ah I just noticed it's a processor not just a buncher wow now thats really weird.. :oWhoever owns it how do they like it??

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #452 on: May 29, 2003, 07:19:36 pm »
Cook's Forest Products, Harrison, MI owns the Hydro-Ax processor. Its ok for the job intended, red pine plantation, first thinning.

It can process different product lengths and sizes to readily satisfy current market demand. Its wood utilization and slash removal is good. I'll get more photos of it in action.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #453 on: May 30, 2003, 04:59:17 pm »
Timberjack 1010 Double Bunk Forwarder. Krantz pine thinning; 5/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #454 on: June 01, 2003, 03:04:07 pm »
Last fall there was a TJ 1010 working on a woodlot next to ours. The land is very wet  and soft but he didn't do much rutting, he didn't have chains or those track chains on it either. Nice working machine.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #455 on: June 01, 2003, 08:54:56 pm »
Western Star Wood Hauler. Comes for a load of oak sawlogs. Witte timber harvest 5/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #456 on: June 03, 2003, 07:19:03 pm »
Lokomo FMG 347 Processor with Sawhead (Swedish mfg.) Nelson's Sawmill Inc. harvesting aspen. Witte timber harvest; 5/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #457 on: June 04, 2003, 04:03:46 am »
 Another piece of forestry equipment I have never seen before,that is a weird looking little machine,kinda reminds me of the Bobcats they put tracks and a saw head on but a little bigger..

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« Reply #458 on: June 04, 2003, 07:11:58 pm »
Lokomo FMG 347 Processor (Swedish MFG.). Yes, very similar to the Bobcat processor.

Harvesting aspen pulpwood. Witte timber harvest 5/03.


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« Reply #459 on: June 05, 2003, 03:28:44 pm »
Looks a lot like the cab and engine off the 1010