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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #740 on: July 10, 2004, 06:40:06 am »
whats with all the axels on the log truacks over your way??? ???

In Australia, standard log trucks have either single or double steer axels, bogie drives and tri trailor axels

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #741 on: July 14, 2004, 12:24:59 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #742 on: July 14, 2004, 05:40:06 pm »
SwampDonkey nods  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #743 on: July 15, 2004, 06:49:29 pm »
Some more log hauler names noted "on the road".

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #744 on: July 23, 2004, 09:31:43 pm »
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whats with all the axels on the log truacks over your way??? ???

In Australia, standard log trucks have either single or double steer axels, bogie drives and tri trailor axels

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I don't know which picture you're looking at, but I would guess the trucks with lots of axles travel on roads with a low peraxle weight limit. Most likely, that would be due to steep slopes or Winter and Spring road conditions. That's the case with gravel haulers, so I'm assuming it applies to logging trucks.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #745 on: July 29, 2004, 10:52:12 pm »
Logger's Pickup. Tailgate up.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #746 on: July 30, 2004, 05:13:58 am »
That's one a them fancy loggers pick-ups. Round here the loggers all got oil and dents painted on the tailgate.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #747 on: July 30, 2004, 05:39:35 pm »
Logger's Pick-up. Tailgate down.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #748 on: August 11, 2004, 06:02:16 pm »
Timberjack 230A Turbo Forwarder. Loading pulpwood and firewood. Dean timber harvest; 7/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #749 on: August 13, 2004, 06:25:59 pm »
Loading the Wood Hauler With Sawlogs For Jeff's Mill.
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« Reply #750 on: August 13, 2004, 09:25:23 pm »
so those logs are goin to jeff_b?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #751 on: August 16, 2004, 07:52:04 pm »
Tightening The Binders Before "Hitting the Road". Yes, the logs will be going to the mill where Jeff is sawyer.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #752 on: August 16, 2004, 08:24:50 pm »
Ron what length is the logs on the truck , dose the log trucks have to have a wide load permit . ???
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« Reply #753 on: August 16, 2004, 09:31:56 pm »
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Ron what length is the logs on the truck , dose the log trucks have to have a wide load permit . ???


I can answer that. In Michigan, the limit is 8' for not needing a wide load permit, but for logs stacked sideways, they allow 100" (8' 4"). That gives the mill a tolerance.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #754 on: August 17, 2004, 04:41:59 pm »
I believe The actual width limit here is 102 inches but may be wrong.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #755 on: August 23, 2004, 06:37:08 pm »
Leaving The Landing For The Mill. On its way to the mill with a sawlog load. The sawlogs are in 100" lengths and within the 9 foot width limit. A wide load permit is not necessary. They must be loaded properly without excess overhang.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #756 on: August 28, 2004, 07:53:18 am »
Bucking Sugar Maple Sawlogs. Working in heavy foliage and ground cover. Can you see the "two" cutters at work? Lee timber harvest; 8/04.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #757 on: August 28, 2004, 09:00:48 am »
One on the right has an orange hard hat and the one on the left has an orange saw.  Had to brighten up the image to find them.  Looks like fun.  :)


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #758 on: August 29, 2004, 05:39:05 am »
That is a problem with heavy folage it does not make that safe of a working environment but as long as your care ful I had one guy that put his saw down next to him the chain still had alittle speed and it cut this other guys boot you have to be real careful. You can never have enough orange
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #759 on: August 29, 2004, 06:25:54 pm »
Working in Heavy Foliage. Heavy foliage makes hard work for the cutters with added safety concerns. Often, all that can be seen is their "orange" hard hats and "orange" chain saws. The hill side work here also has added risks. Lee timber harvest; 8/04.


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