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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 881131 times)

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Offline Robert R

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #940 on: June 03, 2005, 08:40:38 pm »
Ok, got some advice.  I'll try again.




Wish me luck. 

Wahoo!!  It works on the preview--here goes the real deal.  (Thanks Ed).  Yall are going to be sorry I learned this!
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« Reply #941 on: June 03, 2005, 09:12:26 pm »
The near horse is a 1992 model.  She is a Belgian.  The far horse, which you can't see well, is a 1998 model.  She is the daughter of the other horse, half Belgian and half sneaky little fence jumper.  But they work great together as a team.
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« Reply #942 on: June 04, 2005, 01:26:50 am »
Here are some pictures of Molly and Ginger and I on a walnut job we did this spring.










And one of us mowing hay last summer


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #943 on: June 04, 2005, 02:08:35 am »
Glad you got them posted Robert.They were worth the wait!
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #944 on: June 04, 2005, 03:23:35 am »
Now that's a great looking team you have there Robert, thanks for taking the effort to show us. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #945 on: June 04, 2005, 06:00:44 am »
You've got some beautiful horses there. Thanks for the pictures.  :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #946 on: June 04, 2005, 06:35:52 am »
Nice team!!!!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #947 on: June 04, 2005, 07:24:47 am »
 Way to go  8). Nice team, hope to fence jumper isn't into chicken plucking  ;D.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #948 on: June 04, 2005, 04:42:53 pm »
Great pics and looks like a good life too, way to go, no pollution and keeping the old ways alive.

Are you going to pit saw the log ;D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #949 on: June 05, 2005, 07:39:24 am »
Nice team Robert. My uncle had a team of Belgians, they were twins he raised from colts. Bud and Sailor. Had them 16 years until one died and then he sold the other. One was as wild as the wind and the other was quiet. They worked well together. But, get the wild one alone and hooked to a log, get out of the way. :D He used to use them to yard logs, haul stovewood, cut hey and haul the hey wagon. I don't remember him ploughing with them. It was more of a hobby for him as they never were worked too hard because my uncle never did. ;D

cheers

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #950 on: June 07, 2005, 07:24:07 pm »
Timberjack Forwarder. Working an area of aspen removal and oak thinning, Austin timber harvest; 5/05


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #951 on: June 10, 2005, 09:21:16 pm »
 Here's the new trailer used to bring out cordwood & some sawlogs
 
 Eve - Cowl lot
 6/10/05
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #952 on: June 11, 2005, 06:02:21 am »
Ed_K,

How do ya like the trailor? Looks like a good setup for thinning plantations.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #953 on: June 11, 2005, 05:00:49 pm »
 S.D. the trailer is nice, holds about 3/4 of a cord. The loader could use more reach, only 9.5'. I have to be careful with the controls, yesterday I picked a log off and it swung up to the knuckle and broke the fitting off the hydro line  >:(. I'm running a 7000# tractor, and coming down hill with ledges it will slide some with the trailer loaded full. If it keeps happening, I'll put the ice chains on.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #954 on: June 11, 2005, 07:17:16 pm »
Ed ,
   Is that the tractor you where telling me about at the Bangor show ...
  Very nice set up , I would not mind having one of those trailers .  Sometimes the skidder is a little big and only have a few logs to go get . That trailer would be ideal behind the pick-up .
 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #955 on: June 13, 2005, 07:32:12 am »
 Isawlogs, it is. Only thing I changed, was to move the wheels out to 7' so it's not tippy.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #956 on: June 20, 2005, 03:41:06 pm »
Nashwaak Lake Area

Road maintenance


This road was constructed approximately 8 years ago and was in need of grading and brushing before trucks and equipment are brought into the site.

Red Spruce Stand


Harvest block of red spruce and over-mature balsma fir. Lots of blow down around the block perimeter, not seen.

Porter

Porter on the way out to the landing


Almost there

Sorting the wood by species on the yard

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #957 on: June 30, 2005, 08:47:13 pm »
Some more "wood hauler"names noted while "on the road".

"Animal"
"Gordy"
"Deno"
"Just Logging"
"The Girls" Think My Truck Is Sexy"
"4-Play"
"Get R Down"
"Lone Wolf"
"Big Red One"
"Brow"
"Big Boz"
"Money Pit"
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #958 on: July 08, 2005, 02:10:23 pm »
Timberjack 1010 Forwarder. Double bunk forwarder with tracks. Mansfield timber harvest; 5/05.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #959 on: July 09, 2005, 06:17:27 pm »
Nice rig. There was one just like that on the lot beside ours a couple years back. It didn't have the blade or the half tracks and it was a a 6 wheeled one. Worked good though  :)