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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #560 on: January 19, 2004, 03:29:38 pm »
Hardwood Thinning; Selective Harvest. Valmet forwarder and Timberjack cable skidder parked near loggers pick-up; "lunch break"! Lee timber harvest; 12/03.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #561 on: January 21, 2004, 02:28:55 pm »
We got "blown off" this job today. Just too much snow and wind; now over two feet of snow on the hill sides. Loggers moved equipment out to other jobs further south with flatter ground and less snow.

We hope to return in March to finish this one.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #562 on: January 21, 2004, 05:16:56 pm »
 Well its nice to see, I'm not the only one battling the wind. yesterday I had tops swaying 8' to 10'. today was great, no wind even got out of the hooded sweatshirt. The biggest suprise was the skidder starting at 12*  8).
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #563 on: January 23, 2004, 09:44:52 am »
Just an old swede
< http://www.elmia.se/wood/woodnews/2001/eng/torsdag/bamse.asp >
and another some years younger
< http://user.tninet.se/~irs543h/volvobm/400band.html >

Most farmers in Sweden have small areas with both woodland  and fields. With accessories like "halvband"  and using the same tractor everywhere he could save some money.
It was before the 4WD:s came and now they can hire a Timberjack to do a whole winter job in a week or two. But a Timberjack don´t leave anything, most forest here looks like fields.
I can drive many miles without facing two trees at a time thats time to harvest.  Most areas with 5-40 y.o. coniferous trees that should be thinned out years ago. Government´s and big companys behave more badly than small/private. Money, money, moey.........


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #564 on: January 26, 2004, 08:38:28 am »
Case 600/800 Forwarder. Old unit, re-manufactured unit with Barko loader. Parked at the landing. Lee hardwood timber harvest; 1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #565 on: January 26, 2004, 06:47:38 pm »
Many thanks!  I didn't know Case made skidders/forwarders.  Anyone have any info on them?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #566 on: January 27, 2004, 11:38:52 am »
1970 Timberjack Cable Skidder. This well maintained unit skids tree lengths off the hill side for bucking below. Lee timber harvest;1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #567 on: January 28, 2004, 02:11:32 pm »
1970 Timberjack Cable Skidder. Cleaning snow from a spot at the base of the steep slope to buck up the tree lengths harvested off the hill side. Lee timber harvest; 1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #568 on: January 28, 2004, 09:42:56 pm »
just wanting to say thanks for all the great logging pictures. I hauled 4 loads one summer from palco lumber in scotia california up at the humboldt redwoods to a little place in dalton ohio where they made little backyard sheds out of those huge beautiful redwood trees   :'(, I had never seen trees or equipment that big and probably never will but the redwoods out there are something to see, back to lookin at these great loggin photos !
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #569 on: January 30, 2004, 08:59:34 am »
Bucking the Tree Lengths. Tree lengths cable skidded off the cleared ski slope area are bucked up on the flats below the slope. Lee timber harvest; 1/04.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #570 on: January 31, 2004, 10:05:56 am »
The Valmet Forwarder takes a load of hard maple out to the landing for decking. Lee timber harvest; 1/04.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #571 on: February 02, 2004, 08:17:41 am »
Valmet Forwarder. Sorts its product load at the roadside landing for trucking. Lee timber harvest; 1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #572 on: February 02, 2004, 02:16:37 pm »
Wicked looking wood!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #573 on: February 03, 2004, 11:28:28 am »
Getting a Load Out. The Valmet forwarder assists the "wood hauler" in loading for its 150+ mile trip to the paper mill on a blizzardy day. Lee timber harvest; 1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #574 on: February 04, 2004, 05:19:09 pm »
4501 Iron Mule. Working in the winters heavy snow. Flint timber hatvest; 1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #575 on: February 04, 2004, 10:11:46 pm »
Had a mobile band sawmill, All hydraulics  for logs 30\"x19´, remote control. (sold it 2009-04-13)
Monkey Blades.Sold them too)
Jonsered 535/15\". Just cut firewood now.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #576 on: February 05, 2004, 09:53:48 am »
No, other than the "live oxens" discussed and shown elsewhere on the Forum. Is that an engined powered bunk unit and does it need another prime mover??
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #577 on: February 06, 2004, 01:40:13 am »
Ron.

As any oxen the "iron" oxen is moving itselfe........slowly.
There is an Iron horse  ( JÄRNHÄST) to.

http://www.se.jonsered.com/index.asp

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #578 on: February 07, 2004, 02:40:28 pm »
4501 Iron Mule. Picks up a snow covered sawlog. Flint timber harvest 1/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #579 on: February 07, 2004, 04:19:36 pm »
I tried hock'n a stick or two out today but the trail is still too --Photos MUST be in the Forestry Forum gallery!!!!!--.com/photo/74882584/116791060CJRumT