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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2002, 05:14:01 pm »
Morbark Chipper. Chipping oak tops and loading chip van for trip to cogeneration plant.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2002, 11:49:01 pm »
Ron,have you been around chippers much? The Enviroment Ministry has been talking about phasing out burning debris piles.We have done a little digging on prices for tub grinders,but they are way up there in price.That one looks a little more in line with our waste size.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2002, 07:25:37 am »
Chipper Being Set Up. Another similar Chipper being set up at landing to begin chipping tops from sawlog & pulpwood timber harvest.

There are various commercial size chippers from small to large. The tree and utility companies use a small size and those in the log and pulpwood chipping business use the medium and larger sizes for production and handling of the larger wood sizes.

I'm not overly familiar with all of them, best to check your specific needs with the various equipment outlets.  





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2002, 06:01:51 pm »
Hydro-Axe 411E. Proctor Logging, Inc. producing Oak & Aspen sawlogs and pulpwood for Billsby Lumber Company, Inc.






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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2002, 07:59:02 pm »
Sawyer Cutting Oak Logs. Cutting with Model 2095 Jonsered chainsaw.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #85 on: April 21, 2002, 05:07:15 pm »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder. On hardwood selection harvest, short wood operation.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2002, 06:21:01 pm »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder Decking Pulpwood. Woods landing where forwarder operator separates and decks species and products.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2002, 10:54:26 am »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder. Operator sorting oak, maple, and aspen sawlogs at landing.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2002, 03:37:11 pm »
John Deere De-Limber & Slasher Processing & Kenworth Hauler Loading Out Red Pine Landscaping Timber.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #89 on: April 30, 2002, 07:28:13 pm »
John Deere De-Limber. Working tree length red pine, first thinning.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2002, 08:16:09 pm »


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2002, 02:33:17 pm »
Red Pine Cabin Logs. Some "60 footers" loading out on the Kenworth to Natural Log Homes. Log Homes built by the Amish. Watch for theses logs in another thread.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #92 on: May 01, 2002, 03:15:57 pm »
Wow! I'd hate to hafta buy a set of tires for that thing! :o

How are those logs treated before building a house from them?  Do they kiln dry them or use any kind of preservative?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2002, 07:41:13 pm »

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Red Pine Cabin Logs. Some "60 footers" loading out on the Kenworth to Natural Log Homes. Log Homes built by the Amish. Watch for theses logs in another thread.

  Whooeee! What a gorgeous load! Where from, what species, how d'ya grow them suckas to be that pretty!? :o   lw
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2002, 08:12:12 pm »
DanG, thats a baby trailor its only got 6 axles. Heres a pic of our 48 foot 8 axle with a long days work on board. 30,000 feet of Aspen.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #95 on: May 01, 2002, 08:20:28 pm »
Jeff,
We hitch a team of those little trucks up to one of our Canadian logging trucks just to get it roll`n.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #96 on: May 01, 2002, 08:24:32 pm »
These are red pine logs from a sale I selective marked and sold for the landowner. The sale was purchased by the Amish (Natural Log Homes) who are quite experienced in building log homes. They knew where each log was going to go by size before the trees were cut.

They just de-bark them with pressured water and build the home on the mill site to be sure it all fits together. They mark the logs, take the log home down, transport the pieces to the buyer and then re-erect it on their site piece by piece for the final home. I don't know if any special preservative is used just maybe some clear oil after air drying.

The trees were harvested near Mesick, Michigan just 22 miles from Cadillac, Michigan. The Amish had a timber producer harvest the trees and transport them. They had to get one of the larger trucks in the area to haul the long lengths.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2002, 07:29:49 pm »
Cabin Logs Being De-Barked. The red pine cabin logs are being debarked by the Amish non-motorized method. High pressure water spray.


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« Reply #98 on: May 03, 2002, 06:58:25 pm »
The Red Pine Product. Log Home Being Constructed by Amish Home Builders.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #99 on: May 05, 2002, 06:23:36 pm »
Timber Jack skidder loading the saw deck of a portable sawmill with longleaf pine logs.


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