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Offline Ron Scott

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #880 on: February 16, 2005, 06:40:11 pm »

An Icy Day In The Woods The logger's pick-up towing the Iron Mule forwarder on its flat bed trailer spins out during a "freezing rain" on an icy hill top on the way to start a new timber harvest.

The entire unit slides backwards down the hill off the road and is luckily caught and held up by some trees to prevent rolling over in the swamp area below.

A "large wrecker" was called to winch the unit back on the road for delivery to the landing. An exciting and new experience for a new logger just starting out in the "life of a logger".
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #881 on: February 17, 2005, 09:35:33 pm »
I finally got some batt. for the camera, here are a few picts of our current job. This is some of the 30mbf of hardwood, we have a few sticks of veneer.



 This is some nice whitepine.



 This on is a 17ft whitepine we had a time with getting up the hill, ground is still froze, and it was a winch in and unreel and winch again, and it was one of the farthest tree down.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #882 on: February 17, 2005, 10:09:03 pm »
 This is starting to get easier putting in picts.
 Here we are starting up with a hitch.


This is the last hill to the top, it a 40 deg slope.


 This is Marty J s husband cutting a nice whitepine, he's getting his workout.


 This is the noisy beast we're pulling in the wood with 453 detroit             (2 mufflers) earmuffs are required.


 This is our model 30 MF with loader,forks and grapple, to sort and stack.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #883 on: February 18, 2005, 08:58:00 pm »
They are cutting some large trees along the road north of North Conway , NH for a bigger road and intersection. They had a whole tree chipper there as well as straight trucks removing saw logs. Took a picture of the shear.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #884 on: February 20, 2005, 08:12:24 pm »
 Got a few more pictures of the log hauling that was done up in Témiscamingue , Québec .
 Barko 275B loader , Spruce and balsam for pulp  and sawlogs . The logs will be taken out at the yard with a slasher . These trees where taken down to make way for new road .



Western Star tri-axle with a load of popler logs and tree lenght



Western Star , with a load of white birch and maple , the saw logs will be taken out at the yard these tree where cut to make way for a new hauling road .





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #885 on: February 21, 2005, 07:13:37 am »
Hey Ron, I bet that was fun on the ice. ;)


Ohio Bill, you can scale your images to 400 pixels wide and compress the image to get under 20 k. That's the nice thing about jpeg format. ;) I think DougInUtah had a link to a nice image processing program for free. Then there is also www.xat.com

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #886 on: February 22, 2005, 12:49:29 am »
hey ron where are you based out of??? i would love to get you out on one of our operations this summer.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #887 on: February 22, 2005, 07:56:45 pm »
Timberjack_teen

I'm based in northwestern Lower Michigan and do travel across the UP some and elsewhere.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #888 on: February 25, 2005, 09:56:54 pm »
ohio bill, only 500 made! i saw one on ebay a few months back, only 900 hrs on it, but the winch was gone. is also one a mile west of crawford colorado, he also has a 220 both are parts machines i believe. i have a massey ferguson 220, my first skidder. old and abused, but just keeps going. for the small selective cuts that i do it is an awsome machine.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #889 on: March 06, 2005, 10:37:29 am »
Iron Mule Forwarder Enters the Landing. Treais timber harvest; 2/05


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #890 on: March 06, 2005, 01:02:38 pm »
Iron Mule Forwards Hardwood Sawlogs. Treais timber harvest; 2/05


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #891 on: March 10, 2005, 10:28:41 pm »
I ran into this very interesting harvester when hunting for something...
Claims it can go over 5' high obstructions and work on side hill

http://www.voelkerequipment.com/a91pics.html
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #892 on: March 11, 2005, 08:51:37 am »
Joan:

That is an interesting machine.  It appears to change wheel positioning or stance, based on the work that it is doing.  It either involves a challenge for the operator or the unit's electronics, or both.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #893 on: March 11, 2005, 04:56:37 pm »
That is an interesting machine. Rottne has a harverster that will rise and lower. I beleive one of the reason which they make it so you change the ride is so that you can lower the center of gravity while harversting, and rise the machine when traveling on rough terrain. Its the Rottne 5005. There are a few videos on this site: http://www.rottne.com/uk/Movies/movie.htm.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #894 on: March 14, 2005, 06:37:14 pm »
Two Iron Mule Forwarders At Work. Two Iron Mule forwarders are being used on this timber harvest. Treais Timber harvest; 2/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #895 on: March 17, 2005, 05:42:23 pm »
Iron Mule Forwarder Works Aspen Area; Treais timber harvest; 3/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #896 on: March 19, 2005, 12:40:11 pm »
Iron Mule At the Aspen Landing/Decking Area. The logger's pick-up with snowplow is used to keep the access roads open. Treais timber harvest; 3/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #897 on: March 28, 2005, 02:42:13 pm »
Western Star Log Hauler. Hardwood sawlogs are being loaded for trucking to the purchaser's mill some distance away. Treais timber harvest; 2/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #898 on: March 29, 2005, 08:50:09 am »
Figured I'd post a pic of the logging winch we are using.  It is an old school Farmi with no butt plate and a self releasing snatch block worth its hefty weight in gold.

The owner has a Ford 7610 2wd with cab he uses it on which has a front mount snowblower that extends to the rear through the winch legs.

We are using it on a 4wd, 50 hp Kubota.  It does well but not quite enough weight for my taste.  It will pull 2 50-60ft, 16" diameter butt trees from the tops with tractor and trees in snow.  3 if on the flat or going a bit downhill.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #899 on: April 01, 2005, 08:07:50 pm »
Kenworth Pulpwood Hauler. Hardwood pulpwood is being loaded for trucking to a pulp mill some distance away; Treais timber harvest; 2/05.


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