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Offline Cedar Eater

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #500 on: September 12, 2003, 06:55:27 am »
Loppers? Can you show us a picture? :D :D :D

Seriously, what are you gonna do with five acres of sapling stumps that start to resprout? I generally use a bush hog, but my father has a 5' mower that goes on the front of a skid steer (aka skip loader aka Bobcat). It'll cut up to 4" trees. I'll try to get a picture.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #501 on: September 12, 2003, 07:45:32 am »
well i plan on opening up the whole 5 acers all the trees that are big enough i will turn into cordwood for sale. ;D the saplins i will just burn or get someone in here with a chipper. the girls want horses ::) so thats were they'll go. i hope to remove all stumps and make it look nice sick of looking at just trees part of it i plan to plant some kind of greenery like clover for deer and other wildlife and i'm sure they'll like it. 8) becuase like i've said eariler not much open space around here. but your right it does grow back real quick around here.  :'(

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #502 on: September 15, 2003, 10:09:13 am »
David_p,
To keep those stumps from resprouting, paint the top with round up just after you cut them.  It will go down into the root system and prevent any new growth.  

Might be a good way for the girls to help earn their horses  :), they could follow you around and paint the stumps.  Just make sure they have some rubber gloves on.  

Another good tool for what your doing is a brush axe:
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=1&page=10246&category=2,45794

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #503 on: September 15, 2003, 09:20:06 pm »
thanks indy i will definatly check out the round up and it would be nice to put the girls to work :D the axe might be nice for clearing trails but i can get lower to the ground with the loppers. thanks though what i really need (want) is a cearing saw.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #504 on: September 16, 2003, 09:46:15 am »
 go through the area and spray "Crossbow"  it is a brush killer, and will not kill the grass around the stump, allowing it to sbe applied with a sprayer.  our horse pastures always grow up in cedars and hedge trees.  we just run the bush-hog through there to clear it out.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #505 on: September 16, 2003, 03:25:43 pm »
thanks charles where can i get that? like agway or something

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #506 on: September 19, 2003, 10:47:51 am »
we go to the county noxious weed department.  in KS it is considered a controlled chemical and you have to have a applicators liscence for it.  there are several other brush killers out that stores like TSC and Orschlens have that do the same job.  Just make sure that you read the label as to what types of vegetation it kills

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #507 on: October 01, 2003, 08:25:17 am »
More "log hauler" names noted.

*Nose cone
*Getty-Up & Go
*Big Bird
*One-Of-Seven
*Dog Train
*No...You

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #508 on: October 01, 2003, 06:26:55 pm »
Forwarding Oak. Forwarding oak sawlogs and pulpwood through an oak thinning area. Witte timber harvest 8/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #509 on: October 01, 2003, 06:56:09 pm »
nice pic Ron lets see some more.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #510 on: October 02, 2003, 03:30:54 pm »
Classic Log Hauler. 1946 Chev carries load of white pine logs. Note modern day log hauler behind. Logging Congress, Escanaba, MI 9/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #511 on: October 02, 2003, 03:59:54 pm »
nice old truck. now theres a man that gets every bit of use out of a peice of equipment.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #512 on: October 02, 2003, 08:09:18 pm »
Good to see old logging trucks like that , There becoming a thing of the past  ::)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #513 on: October 02, 2003, 09:31:01 pm »
  What is or are Loppers  ??? ???
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #514 on: October 02, 2003, 09:39:46 pm »
like pruners for your garden but bigger i can lop a 2" tree with them. a clearing saw would be better but......

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #515 on: October 02, 2003, 09:43:58 pm »
  Thanks ...  ;)  now I can go to bed smarter.... ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #516 on: October 03, 2003, 09:32:07 am »
"Big Bird". This new Kenworth was just being delivered to Lutke Forest Products, Manton, MI and was on display at the Logging Congress, 9/03.

Owner Jason Lutke lets his drivers pick their truck color, thus the name "Big Bird". Jason must have found someone to drive it home as it can now be easily spotted "on the road" at work.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #517 on: October 07, 2003, 07:25:42 pm »
Western Log Hauler. parked along the roadside waiting for a "loaded hauler" to come out of the timber harvest area's single lane haul road before it enters for its load of logs.

Note its "piggy backed"extended log trailer when traveling empty.

Tahoe National Forest, CA; 9/03


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #518 on: October 14, 2003, 06:00:57 pm »
Timber Harvest; Regeneration Cut. Tahoe National Forest, CA; 9/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #519 on: October 14, 2003, 06:11:43 pm »
Ron, I would think the erosion on a slope like that would be significant, what's your experience?