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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #700 on: May 20, 2004, 11:22:03 am »
hey swede heres a picture i copied from an ad by lakeshore equipment and truck sales in lumberman's equipment digest.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #701 on: May 20, 2004, 03:06:54 pm »
Timberjack 230A Loading Sugar Maple Sawlog. Corey timber harvest; 5/05.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #702 on: May 21, 2004, 04:39:57 pm »
It doesn't have to be fancy :)


It's an old Super Major with a front end loader and an attached backhoe.  
The skid hook was being used on the loader to pick up logs to carry
to the sawmill.  The backhoe was used to get logs out of the woods.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #703 on: May 21, 2004, 07:49:19 pm »
Gary_C or Ron Scott:

Does anyone use 'Spill Check' on their hydrologics down that way. It comes in handy with busted hydrolic hoses.

www.spillcheck.ca

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #704 on: May 22, 2004, 10:37:41 am »
Not that I know of. Not sure anyone has heard of it here.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #705 on: May 23, 2004, 08:46:36 am »
Cutter Trims His Tops. Tops are trimmed so as to lie within 4 feet of the ground in this hardwood selection harvest. The saw in use is also a Husky 385XP. Corey timber harvest; 5/04.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #706 on: May 25, 2004, 01:27:15 pm »
Sawyer Starts Cut on Large Sugar Maple. The saw in use is a Husky 372XP. Squires timber harvest; 5/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #707 on: May 27, 2004, 04:41:57 pm »
Timber! The faller exits to a safe distance with his Husky 372XP in hand as the sugar maple starts its directional fall. Squires timber harvest; 5/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #708 on: May 27, 2004, 07:31:12 pm »
Dont see no chaps.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #709 on: May 27, 2004, 07:46:29 pm »
A lot of guys wear saw pants that have the chaps sewn on the inside. There is another variation, where the chaps snap on the inside of the pants and tuck into pockets located further down the leg. Thats the style I prefer. I use the same chaps inside my carhart bibs,blue jeans or whatever.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #710 on: May 28, 2004, 07:36:20 pm »
Chet,

Thanks for the explanation on some of the chap types. That's what this faller is wearing. The chaps are in the pants, a nice looking jean type pant held up by heavy duty suspenders (I'd like to have a set of these myself). He's also wearing a carhart padded jacket, kevlar gloves, new helmet with ear muffs and face screen, kevlar boots etc.

He's one of our better fallers and one of the "best" dressed though not all is visible in the photo.

I haven't seen a faller without chaps or armored pants in ages though I've seen some well worn chaps.

Another photo will show a close up when I can get to it to see the PPE closer while he's bucking the tree.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #711 on: May 29, 2004, 04:21:52 am »
I've seen lotsa of people here without protection. But, they tend to be the weekend cutter or people working their own ground. Anyone working for a contractor has protection, but if WCB wasn't on their case there would be a few not bother. That's just human nature. My father would be one of those working his own ground without any kind of protection. One of them live for ever types who's now half deaf of course. ;)

One should always be geared up for the woods, especially if he/she is working alone. You can do alot of personal injury in a short time.  ::)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #712 on: May 29, 2004, 06:01:36 pm »
Feller Bucks the Sugar Maple into Sawlogs He is wearing safety pants, padded carhart jacket, hard hat with hearing and eye protection, gloves, and safety boots.

His saw is a Husky 372XP. Squires timber harvest; 5/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #713 on: June 02, 2004, 06:28:48 pm »
Teamwork.l The forwarder operator helps the tree faller with bucking the heavy sugar maple tree. The tree is lifted to assist the tree faller with bucking the tree into sawlog lengths and prevent possible "pinching" of the saw.

Squires timber harvest; 5/04.




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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #714 on: June 03, 2004, 02:35:28 am »
That's big stuff. On crown land last week I was in a maple stand and those big ones are all dead with just big pecker pole stubs left. The average diameter was 10 inches and this stand had never been logged.  Its just that the old trees have lived their life. So the short of it is, you might as well use those big trees in pulp or logs or maybe veneer cause they don't live forever. But, they have value as wildlife trees too, for owls, pileated wood peckers and such. Depends on what your values are. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #715 on: June 06, 2004, 03:00:02 pm »
230A Timberjack Forwarder Loads Large Sugar Maple Sawlog. Squires timber harvest; 5/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #716 on: June 15, 2004, 07:33:39 pm »
Here's a harvest we did at one of the forests I work at last fall.  Salvage Harvest on steep terrain, we decided to do something different.  Carson Helicopters was the contractor.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #717 on: June 15, 2004, 07:38:17 pm »
Carson uses a modified Sikorsky S-61.  The max lift is a little over 5 tons, a typical turn weighed 4 tons, or somewhere around 600MBF Doyle.  Logs were bucked in the woods prior to lifting.  Turns on this job took 45secs-2mins.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #718 on: June 15, 2004, 07:44:31 pm »
Organization on this type of harvest is important.  When a turn lands, the co-pilot of the chopper releases the chokers.  These guys hurry out and unhook the chokers and recoil them.  Once every 2-3 turns they attach more chokers to the long line at the landing and take more chokers to the "hookers" in the woods.  Our staff got excited when we heard the "hooker crew" was coming only to be disappointed when they all turned out to be middle-aged men  :D


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #719 on: June 15, 2004, 07:49:32 pm »
Large choppers use a lot of fuel.  Typical refuels were once every 1.5-2hrs.  Weight is also an issue so they usually wouldn't fill up completely.