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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #520 on: October 15, 2003, 06:10:24 pm »
Yes, erosion can be a problem if the resource management doesn't continue with post harvest management. Water bars are placed, vegetative seeding is done or trees are planted, survival counts are completed the 1st and 5th years with regeneration to be insured within 5 years after the harvest.

With proper management planning, implemention, monitoring, and evaluation the erosion is controlled.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #521 on: October 28, 2003, 07:44:44 pm »
There is a tree service in Jacksonville, quite a lucrative one, that has all new equipment.  Each of the crews was allowed to name his truck and the owner, Ben, had someone do the artwork for each one.  They were doing the job where I was sawing Live Oak at the Church in Mandarin, Fl. and I wish I had gotten pictures of each truck.  there were 5 or 6 on site.  The are emerald green with yellow art work on each one.  This one is the "The Hulk" and the driver has even stuck a hulk toy (red) in the radiator grill.

The owner of the company came wheeling in this afternoon in his brand new emerald green  three quarter ton with fancy wheels, radios, and aluminum tool boxes.  Emblazoned across the front of his hood in big Yellow letters it read, "BOSS". :D
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« Reply #522 on: October 29, 2003, 11:03:36 am »
Some really appreciate their equipment with a "personal interest" and take pride in it. Such care and "colors" soon becomes their trade mark as well as good advertising.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #523 on: November 05, 2003, 05:25:43 pm »
Some more Truck Names.

  • Hello Darling
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  • The Buzzard


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #524 on: November 07, 2003, 02:28:11 pm »
Husky 372 XP. This sawyer is happy with his new 372 XP as he breaks it in on some white oak sawlogs. Witte timber harvest 10/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #525 on: November 08, 2003, 01:58:54 pm »
Home brew skidder I stumbled across in a right of way.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #526 on: November 08, 2003, 03:53:12 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #527 on: November 08, 2003, 05:25:53 pm »
 Ron, the quality of the hardwood in your area really impresses me, most of the stuff around here is chipper or firewood quality. How much does a cord of that nice oak go for?

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« Reply #528 on: November 09, 2003, 05:53:53 am »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #529 on: November 10, 2003, 06:18:10 pm »
Oak stumpage prices in this area run as follows depending upon quality and logging costs:

Red Oak Sawlogs:  $307.00 - $475.00 per MBF
White Oak Sawlogs: $70.00/MBF
Red Oak Pulpwood: $7.35 - $9.60/cord
White Oak Pulpwood: $7.25 - $15.85/cord
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #530 on: November 12, 2003, 09:23:00 am »
Timberjack Forwarder. Loads an oak sawlog from an oak thinning. Witte timber harvest 10/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #531 on: November 13, 2003, 12:35:45 pm »
Wow.  You must have really really poor white oak.  Ours probably isn't wonderful but brings significantly higher prices (300-600 MBF).

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #532 on: November 14, 2003, 06:24:07 am »
Yes, we don't have much white oak of quality. Mostly northern red oak which brings a much higher price on the stump.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #533 on: November 18, 2003, 12:50:39 pm »
I read this entire post, that took a while! I'm in New Brunswick and cable skidders are the unit of choice for medium guys. Unfortunately they are rough on remaining trees and terrain with them and really give loggers a bad name.  Driving them through streams while skidding, knocking over unharvested trees.

Small guys use tractors and things like Bombardier Bombi's.
Generally the cab is not fitted, only a roll cage. A tracked pulp trailer is pulled behind and a winch is fitted front or rear.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #534 on: November 18, 2003, 04:28:35 pm »
Timberjack Forwarder Picks Its Way. The operator carefully picks his way through the oak thinning to pick up sawlogs and pulpwood behind the cutter.

Care is needed so as not to damage any residual trees. Cable skidding was not permitted on this harvest. Witte timber harvest 10/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #535 on: November 22, 2003, 04:06:42 pm »
Outstanding bunch of photos, I just spent 2 hours going through them and enjoyed them greatly. Thanks to all, FMK

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #536 on: November 22, 2003, 05:13:30 pm »
WELCOME KELTIC. I ENJOY THE PICS ALSO BUT I HAVENT  SEEN THEM ALL YET . IM NEW HERE ALSO AND THERES A  LOT TO CATCH UP ON. HOPE YOU ENJOY THE INFO AND FUN :D :D :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #537 on: November 24, 2003, 01:07:24 pm »
Timberjack Forwarder. Picks up another load of oak along the cutters falling lane. The oak thinning is now completed and the sale closed. Witte timber harvest 10/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #538 on: November 25, 2003, 11:28:09 am »
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The boots are from Husqvarna, my local dealer stocks a pretty good supply.
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i've got a pair that look like those, but they are made by Viking. they have ice spikes too. good boots, ive had them for 3 years and they take a lickin' and keep on kickin' ;)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #539 on: November 26, 2003, 08:55:57 pm »
WOW, I can't imagine seeing a tree that large, much less trying to figure out how to cut it up for lumber!  Was there really sawmills that were large enough to cut something like that?  Are there any douglas fir still living today that are that large?  I had heard of the big redwoods but I didn't know that the douglas fir could be that size.  I would like to imagine myself walking through a forrest of trees this large.  Only in my dreams probably.
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