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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #480 on: June 20, 2003, 06:05:17 am »
Here's a rear shot of the Farmer





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« Reply #481 on: June 20, 2003, 06:05:55 am »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #482 on: June 20, 2003, 06:07:06 am »
Here I'am winchin in a turn,well thats all I have for now I hope you liked them  ;D




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #483 on: June 20, 2003, 09:06:50 am »
 Great pictures Rob. I'll snap some pictures of the stuff going on around here, its been really busy lately but i don't have a scanner :'(. The local contractor has all his equipment within a few miles of my place. last month his 3 year old fabteck ft133 burned so he just bought a used deere 690d with an ulitmate disc saw harvester head. other equipment includes a tanguay slasher, kenworth dump truck, 2 TJ 450's (one blue/green one orange), komatsu d85 dozer and a deere 690d excavator.

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« Reply #484 on: June 20, 2003, 09:59:17 am »
 Thanks Scott I figured everyone would like to see some pics from the East Coast Loggers.. ;DI would definetly like to see some pics of that equipment when you get a chance.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #485 on: June 21, 2003, 08:41:57 am »
Thanks for the pictures Rob. I'll dream tonight about logging. It's raining again here, so no logging for awhile.
If you're not broke down once in a while, you're not working hard enough

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #486 on: June 22, 2003, 07:58:53 am »
Lokomo FMG 347. A small tracked processor with sawhead being used to harvest the aspen pulpwood stand within an oak sawlog harvest area. Witte timber harvest 6/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #487 on: June 25, 2003, 05:20:45 pm »
Hydro-Ax 511 B With Boom Processor. Thinning red pine in a plantation. Krantz pine harvest; 6/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #488 on: June 28, 2003, 07:11:50 pm »
Timberjack 1010 Double Bunk Forwarder. Krantz pine harvest; 6/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #489 on: June 30, 2003, 06:16:12 pm »
Loading Red Pine Cordwood. Loading the "pup" trailer of the Western Star wood hauler. Brown pine harvest; 6/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #490 on: July 03, 2003, 01:48:38 pm »
 A very nice clean looking operation. One benefit of CTL.

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« Reply #491 on: July 16, 2003, 06:56:21 pm »
"Soft Wood"; Peterbuilt Wood Hauler. Parades in July 4, 2003 celebration.


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« Reply #492 on: July 20, 2003, 07:02:07 pm »
Timber Cutter & Timberjack Forwarder. Working sawlogs and pulpwood around cabin and lake area. Witte timber harvest 7/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #493 on: July 22, 2003, 07:59:34 pm »
Forwarder Picks Up Aspen. Sawlogs and Pulpwood.
Witte timber harvest 7/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #494 on: August 07, 2003, 07:08:47 pm »
Truck/logger names

Snow Ball
Puddle Jumper
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« Reply #495 on: August 08, 2003, 05:48:52 pm »
Some more named rigs noted "on the road".

Pony
Rufus
PaPa Todd

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #496 on: August 17, 2003, 11:06:41 am »
John Deere 548D. Rubber tired forwarder outfitted for forest fire supprerssion. It is outfitted with a 750 gallon water tank (carries "wet water"), side spray nozzles, and a Michigan fire plow.

This unit was demonstrated by the Michigan DNR at Da Picnic, August 8, 2003.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #497 on: September 10, 2003, 07:35:37 am »
i think you guys missed one peice of equipment granted it is low tec and takes alot of man power but when theres no other way i'm clearing 5 acers cant afford clearing saw so all the saplings are coming down with the use of loppers. ::) ::) and i can tell you its no fun but gotta do what you gotta do.

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« Reply #498 on: September 10, 2003, 01:57:05 pm »
 Loppers? Neat looking rig Ron, for more wildfire fighting pictures visit www.wildlandfire.com theres some nice equipment photos in there.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #499 on: September 10, 2003, 10:53:12 pm »
like i said not fancy. but when you have alot of saplins and no clearing saw and not alot of money, loppers work. not fun but i've done 3 acers with them so far. but i'd give my right arm for the right equipment. :D :D i'll tell you though i'd love to have some of the equipment i've seen. :) if i had it my land would already be cleared. 8) 8) but since i dont i'll have to make do..