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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2002, 03:05:09 pm »
Timberjack 230C Forwarder. Working short wood in northern hardwood thinning.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2002, 11:55:54 pm »
I am enjoying learning about the logging methods out there. I can see how it would shine on the valley floor here.We have a mix of Birch,Alder,Cottonwood,and wild Cherry.

Here are a few old pictures from the area. This one is another view of the Skyhook,used in Squamish B.C. in the 1950s.The box beneath is carrying the fallers. :oJoe Seymour was the rigger on the Skyhook.He is now 74,and driving our off highway log truck,with no plans to retire in the near future!



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2002, 12:04:27 am »
This one is of moving a steam donkey.All done with block purchase and bullwork.Also a lot of brainpower.Its just cresting the rise.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2002, 12:08:47 am »
And there she is.Then it starts all over again,moving blocks,pulling line.....


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2002, 05:43:14 pm »
Timberjack 230 C Forwarder, older model. Working aspen sawlogs and pulpwood. Aspen removal in hardwood selection harvest.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2002, 03:53:57 pm »
Hydo-Axe Feller Buncher Saw Head Working red pine site clearing.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2002, 08:19:56 pm »
Moving a 1010 Lawrence on a sleigh.The 1010 had a 6 cyl  flathead Chrysler gas engine.Built in the 1940s,it was a small two drum winch,with a strawline drum.Perfect for the little gypo loggers on the coast


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2002, 08:27:24 pm »
Ron, this little A frame loading poles would be similar to the type you metioned before,wouldn't it?This picture was taken in 1938,Squamish B.C        

The pole isn't bent,it was a small picture and my scanner didn't like it.





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2002, 07:06:08 pm »
Some good logging history photos. Yes that would be an "A Frame" loader type from the old logging days; "where there was a will, there was a way". Some interesting methods used, even with "real horsepower".
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2002, 07:17:12 pm »
John Deere DC70D Feller Buncher Tracked unit; previous photos show it at work. Now ready to leave the job for another area.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #70 on: April 13, 2002, 09:27:55 am »
"Husky" Chainsaw on  Hard Maple sawlogs. A reliable method.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2002, 09:50:40 am »
Two Loads of Sawlogs. Log haulers out of the woods and parked to tighten down their binders for the highway haul to the mill.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2002, 10:52:15 am »
Ron, nice shots of the Kenworths. Where are they going,sawmill,or sorting yard?Looks like nice wood to me.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2002, 06:05:22 pm »
Ron,

What size of Husky are they using for felling and bucking?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2002, 07:12:59 pm »
Yes these were some of our better sawlogs. These logs are going directly to Quality Sawlog's Mill in Sunfield, Michigan. They were the direct buyer of this selectively marked northern hardwoods timber sale.

Most of the Husky saws used on the  hardwood sawlog harvests are the Heavy Duty Professional model 385 XP. Most cutters have two of them on the job, though one of the back up saws might be a lighter or older model, especially for use on the smaller size pulpwood. All the saws are usually the Pro series models.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2002, 07:24:54 pm »
Hauling Log Load out of Woods. Autocar with over cab loader and "pup" trailer.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2002, 08:31:44 pm »
NOW, that is a Whack of logs! ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2002, 06:59:57 pm »
Log Load Out of the Woods. Load binder tightening time on county road before trip to the mill. Autocar with over cab loader and "pup" trailer. Loaded with mixed oak logs.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2002, 08:06:14 pm »
that aint no pup trailer with that whack loaded its a full grown log dog :D :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2002, 06:06:28 pm »
Total Tree Processor. Processing red pine landscape timbers and pulpwood.


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