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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881096 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #640 on: May 06, 2004, 04:58:04 pm »
 :)

I was wondering when someone would post a Rottne! I work for Rocan Forestry in Dieppe NB.  8) We are the distributor for Rottne in Canada.

http://www.rocan.com/

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #641 on: May 06, 2004, 06:24:32 pm »
theres a rottne forwarder working a red pine thinning up the road. i'll try and get a picture of it to post.

i saw that one at the expo 215k with tracks and chains, thats some serious money.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #642 on: May 06, 2004, 06:39:15 pm »
http://www.rocan.com/equipment.htm

There are videos of Rottnes on this site, if some of you are interested.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #643 on: May 07, 2004, 05:37:33 pm »
how the heck am i supposed to get this picture i wanterd to show to get on here? every time i do it it just winds up in the archive.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #644 on: May 07, 2004, 09:38:27 pm »
You almost had it. Read the instructions in Forum Tools at the top of the page.

The Picture was very small.  You  must have shrunk it to the 15k rather than optimizing it.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #645 on: May 07, 2004, 10:18:27 pm »
Tom said ""You  must have shrunk it to the 15k rather than optimizing it.  ""  

Looks like that is a clue to what I am doing wrong to. I will try to work on that.  I have one site that only takes 10k, and seems the only way I can get to 10k is shrink it. Now I will need to look into optimizing it.  I will head for the instructions tomorrow. Going to postpone taking down a windmill, as the wind is to be 20 - 25 mph and chance of thunderstorms. I'll stick to the ground and try to not become the "ground" for any lightnin bolts.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #646 on: May 08, 2004, 04:47:47 am »
Dom:

Welcome to the forum.

cheers  :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #647 on: May 08, 2004, 03:54:27 pm »
Thanks Tom but i cant seem to make them any bigger and still get them in here ::) i dont know what else to do so it looks like i wont be posting any pics. i just aint that smart i quess.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #648 on: May 09, 2004, 04:07:59 am »
Dave:

If your using photoshop, I find that it encodes some extras into the jpg image files and its hard to optimize the photo. I use fireworks and it doesn't seem to stuff the image with 'filler'.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #649 on: May 09, 2004, 04:42:54 am »
I live ~30 miles from Rotte so I have seen some of them.   :) Most machines working in the forrests here are Rottne and Timberjack.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #650 on: May 09, 2004, 05:25:16 am »
  I use Photoshop 5.0.  Once I get the image brightness and to 100%, I just click "Image size" and change the width to 300 or less. Nearly every time, it will be under 15K. I rarely use optimizer anymore ?????????
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #651 on: May 09, 2004, 07:27:40 am »
Honest truth is, I dont use it any more either. I bought adobe photoshop 7.0 for my web graphic work and it has a save for web function with an awsome compresion tool. Bought it on Amazon but it was still pretty pricey.  It is an awsome chuck of software if you can justify it.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #652 on: May 09, 2004, 10:00:02 am »
It makes it kinda hard to offer instructions when there is no baselline. I recommend that Everybody is on their own. :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #653 on: May 09, 2004, 10:10:12 am »
Tom why is there no baseline? The baseline is still the instructions we  have always given at http://www.forestryforum.com/upload.htm
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #654 on: May 09, 2004, 10:13:45 am »
I just find that when Xat come into the conversation more folks than not talk about not using it.  If I were a just getting started, I wojld try to follow the experts, not some "outmoded piece of software.
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« Reply #655 on: May 09, 2004, 11:01:00 am »
I think Photoshop is a fine piece of programming but its a bit of overkill for most folks probably and the price will likely turn most off. Just us folks that do web publishing and some commercial art works will likely want to dish out the $$ doh $$. I use photoshop for matching aerial photography for my GIS work. You can take two images and match them to your GIS Layers by stretching, rotating, rubbersheeting and adjusting the aspect within Photoshop and you can also create an Annotation Layer for your GIS. You can only do this fancy photomatching in Photoshop format( PSD or PDF). They are treated as layers and once you get the photos corrected you flatten the image to reduce the file size. Also, if your using it in a GIS it will be saved as MrSID or TIFF. I use TIFF, which also has LZW or jpeg compression. The compression isn't supported by some GIS programs as it takes a bit of CPU power and VM when your scrolling around in a Aerial photo layer  and having to decompress it for display on your GIS. I can think of one GIS program that it would be a nightmare on, and that is ArcGIS. Every pan of a layer and the HD goes screeching. In Maptitude it pans much more efficiently and your not sitting and waiting for screen updates. Plus working with aerial photography in ArcGIS costs as much money for the extension as the entire Maptitude program suite. :D ArcGIS, definately has some nice pluses over Maptitude, don't get me wrong there. But, for what I need to do, and most natural resource management folks, it doesn't justify the price. Hmm $500 for Maptitude, versus $1600 for ArcGIS? Same scenario between Photoshop and the current available freebies or shareware online. ;)

Have a look at my crafty work with aerial photography on Photoshop and Maptitude GIS

http://www.klondikekonsulting.com/orthographic.htm

The scale is 1: 12,500 (m). The black thin lines outline property boundaries and the black circles are cruise sample locations. Looking at the photo along the International boundary you might thing the line is shifted. But, no there is a narrow and long property there. I just have not included the outline of the properties south of the Meduxnekeag Stream. I don't think ArcGIS even has sign shields for N.B. highways as I've used on route 540. You should be able to see the splice between the photos. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #656 on: May 09, 2004, 01:51:20 pm »
trying again

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #657 on: May 09, 2004, 02:02:47 pm »

heres a picture of my work truck



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #658 on: May 09, 2004, 02:21:10 pm »
heres another picture of the rottne from the otherside




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #659 on: May 09, 2004, 02:28:43 pm »
heres a load of logs fromthe yale forest.