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Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #960 on: July 24, 2005, 09:54:51 am »
Here are a few pics of the 545 Cat I run and the Hood 24000 Loader/Slasher set up..hope you guys enjoy

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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #961 on: July 24, 2005, 09:55:40 am »
Heres a shot of the Hood itself



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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #962 on: July 24, 2005, 09:56:53 am »
Heres is a shot of me going through the muddy part of the job...it's a lil deep in spots




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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #963 on: July 24, 2005, 09:57:53 am »
here is a better view



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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #964 on: July 24, 2005, 09:59:06 am »
Here is a shot from the inside of the skidder , Hood slashing and stacking tops getting ready to move in the chipper to process..



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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #965 on: July 24, 2005, 10:00:31 am »
Hope you enjoy the pics there will be lots more to come throughout the next few months..

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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #966 on: July 24, 2005, 11:46:27 am »
nice pic Rob ;) thank's
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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #967 on: July 24, 2005, 12:24:11 pm »
No problem .. I will be taking some more this coming week so stay tuned

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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #968 on: July 24, 2005, 03:03:55 pm »
NICE PICS ROB
Is this a clear cut job
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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #969 on: July 24, 2005, 04:29:14 pm »
Great pics, great machines--- envy is a sin right?
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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #970 on: July 24, 2005, 05:36:04 pm »
Heres is a shot of me going through the muddy part of the job...it's a lil deep in spots


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Bit of an understatment ;) nice pics keep'em comming

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Re: Pics of 545 Cat and Hood 24000
« Reply #971 on: July 24, 2005, 07:03:51 pm »
Keep the pictures coming I'll look at them ;)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #972 on: July 24, 2005, 07:47:05 pm »
Rob,

What's the reason for working in the mud?? Working a wetland, spring break up, drainage ???  :-[
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #973 on: July 24, 2005, 08:12:14 pm »
Ron i'm not certain it is necessarily a wetland. everything in these parts is just saturated from all the rain we have had this spring & summer. but either way it is still a bit to wet. nothing has had a chance to dry out since winter. we still have small springs that only run after winter melt and in spring that are still going quit heavely.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #974 on: July 24, 2005, 08:20:31 pm »
David and Rob,

Does working in a spring or pond and making a mud hole impair your relationship with the land-owner?  Is that something that a consulting forestor would rather not happen or is some of it condoned?   

we have a lot of wet land (not wetlands) that a skidder can do irrepairable damage to down here.  I've seen skidders working in  mud where you couldn't see the tires, just a swirl in the mud.  Usually a deep hole like that can be worked around but some of the skidder operators will go through them anyway.   Some of the Hammocks or small Cypress heads that are damaged by ruts can get a consulting forester in a lot of trouble.   I'm not famiiar with the ground up there or the ramifications of rutting, but sure would like to know.  It could be that the awareness is more stringent down here because of the number of swamps we have. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #975 on: July 24, 2005, 08:33:25 pm »
Tom i think in this area it is more common than elsewhere. especially if there isn't a forester involved. like i said though chances are thats not even a wetland just wet land. personally i hate seeing the woods all rutted up like that (pet peeve of mine). but in some cases it really is unavoidable (didn't look so in this case though) unless you work the area when the ground is frozen. but i'm not there so i honestly cant pass judgement. i'm sure Rob is only doing what he's told to do.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #976 on: July 24, 2005, 09:03:03 pm »
Best Management Practices (BMP's) would not allow us to "run through mud" areas. We would need to wait for the "dry season"; properly road and drain it, cable the wood across to high and dry ground, or not harvest the area.

We are working one such area of included hydric soil right now as its the first time we've been able to get in to it in three years since it is finally dry enough due the current dry season. We are cabling selected trees out over temporary "slashed over" routes to high ground then cutting into short wood lengths on site to be forwarded out to the landing. Skidding is kept to a minimum to prevent rutting.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #977 on: July 24, 2005, 10:51:30 pm »
first rob welcome to the forum and good looking equipment too
As i read you operate the skidder so i have a couple of questions  being a logger in Maine and tenn for over 30yrs.i wonder are you the contractor or just run the skidder for wages.(2) is this a clearcut on company land or a private landowner. The reason i ask and i am in no way placing blame here is the impact of logging practice like this on the forest that is the reason i quit the big companys and started on my own. i value land management more the profit.
now this is just my 2cents worth and in am i judging you. i just feel that land management and soil conservation is more important.  :P again welcome gene

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #978 on: July 24, 2005, 11:18:07 pm »
hey TNlogger Rob has been a member here for quit some time. also he is just a hired hand. side note he posted some pics awhile back and mentioned that they where logging a patch that no else could becuase of the mud. so i tend to think this is common practice for this company. just an fyi i didn't post this to pass judgement on Rob i've meet him and he seems a decent enough guy.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #979 on: July 25, 2005, 08:58:48 am »
Rob,
Thanks for the pics. 

How will the damage to the soils be mitigated?  I would really like to see pics of the repair work.  Many years ago a skidder harvesting my woods left ruts like that on the side of a ravine.  They put water bars in at the top but those were soon washed out.  I ended up grading the shoulders down, using the dirt to fill the ruts and then I rocked it all over using spoils from one to the local quarries.  I now use this as my main woods acces road.
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