The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Harvester video  (Read 3192 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 1270d

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1099
  • Age: 32
  • Location: U.P. Michigan
  • Gender: Male
Harvester video
« on: February 26, 2011, 08:55:06 pm »
 sorry about the audio, my flipshare program did it     

Offline fishpharmer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4608
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 09:07:53 pm »
Always neat to see how different things are done.  Amazes me what those machines can do in skilled hands.  Thanks for the video. 

Makes me wonder if your good at video games, with all that joystick time? :)
Built my own band mill with the help of Forestry Forum. 
Lucas 618 with 50" slabber
WoodmizerLT-40 Super Hydraulic
Deere 5065E mfwd w/553 loader

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. --Tom A. Edison

Offline pasbuild

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1232
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Marquette Mi.
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 09:10:44 pm »
that was interesting, where in the U P are ya at?
If it can't be nailed or glued then screw it

Offline 1270d

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1099
  • Age: 32
  • Location: U.P. Michigan
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 09:38:41 pm »
this job was near Republic   I live in the Ishpeming area
I do OK at the games, but have given them up mostly to spend that much more time with my lil boy

Ill try to get some vids of my current machine soon

Offline treefarmer87

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1714
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Buckingham Virginia
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 09:46:48 pm »
i wish i had the money for a forwarder, and processor. there are ALOT of pine plantations around here, i could get alot of thinning jobs.
1990 Ford F-800
1974 Ford L 9000 Self Loader
1994 John Deere 648E
1985 Franklin 170 Forwarder
John Deere 440 B
1980 Treefarmer C6D grapple
Prentice 210
FEC 1000 slasher
FEC 1550 slasher
Danzco Delimber
Sthil 660
Jonsered 2172
Jonsered 2255

Offline fishpharmer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4608
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Mississippi
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 02:47:44 am »
I do OK at the games, but have given them up mostly to spend that much more time with my lil boy

Good for you! Take that boy outside! In hind sight, the worse thing I ever did was get my boy most all the video games he wanted.  At 17 he is addicted to them and will hardly leave his room.
Built my own band mill with the help of Forestry Forum. 
Lucas 618 with 50" slabber
WoodmizerLT-40 Super Hydraulic
Deere 5065E mfwd w/553 loader

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. --Tom A. Edison

Offline weisyboy

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 802
  • Location: Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • sawmiller & logger
    • Weiss Sawmilling and Property Maintenance
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 06:03:54 am »
nice vid mate, hows your wrist.


FP - i have a brother like that, hes 16 wont do anything. during school holidays he will spend 3 weeks straight 15 hours a day on the stupid thing.

Offline Norm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 7659
  • Age: 61
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 06:58:28 am »
Maybe it's just the old rocker in me but I think the music goes well with the video.

Thanks for sharing it.

Offline pasbuild

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1232
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Marquette Mi.
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 09:31:47 am »
Is that Hollie's machine?  I stopped and talked with one of there operators working a brand new possessor like that and asked how the payment could be made cutting those little pecker poles, he gave me that look and said it would cut 100 cord per day, are those numbers right?
If it can't be nailed or glued then screw it

Offline Jeff

  • Lead Administrator and Founder
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 44814
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 10:52:00 am »
Tammy and Stacy ran into one of the Holli's at the State dart tournament in Midland. I'm not sure who it could have been, because they forgot the first name, but they said he was my age, so it could not have been Dave.  He noticed their Forestry Forum jackets and they told him about the forum. He told them he was going to show up here, but he may have forgotten or lost the info. I think the only webpage you find if you search for them is my old archived Timberbuyer's network site. [lmgtfy]Holli forest products[/lmgtfy]
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Offline 1270d

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1099
  • Age: 32
  • Location: U.P. Michigan
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 01:57:50 pm »
I believe i have met the dart player, not sure though.  this is not holli's but they did own one identical to it at one time.   

I have never cut 100 cord with this machine.  In this spruce i was cutting 35 to 40 cd per day cutting 130- 160 stems per hour.  my best with this was just shy of 70 and I thought that was pretty good.    In first thinning pine (2 8' sticks) i could come close to 40 sometimes but for me that was a mental workout with close to 200 stems an hour.  with the newer machine i am running now i can usually  cut 50 to 65 cord a day in most  stands including large diameter hardwood thinning. (20plus inch dbh)

Holli does have some of the best operators in the country though.  They've won the forwarder championship several years in a row now, and one of their guys even went to sweden to compete at Elmia Wood.  He took 5th i believe.   

here is his championship run in sweden

Offline pasbuild

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1232
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Marquette Mi.
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 03:09:27 pm »
Thats who I ran into, he was telling me about his European competition, I didn't want to question his numbers but they seamed a bit high.
If it can't be nailed or glued then screw it

Offline lumberjack48

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2143
  • Age: 69
  • Location: Bemidji, MN
  • Gender: Male
  • 36 yrs ago, cutting Ash saw logs
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 03:45:13 pm »
I have never ran one, but i have spent many grueling hours on a loader, very good video, it had me moving all over in my wheelchair trying to swing the boom faster, got my heart rant right up there :D
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

Offline barbender

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5099
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Deer River MN
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 03:59:08 pm »
You have to be in really nice wood to cut 100 cords a day, 50 is more typical. The way the payments are made on those machines is a steady diet of wood going through the processor head, people go belly up in cut to length all the time.  Treefarmer87, good luck on cut to length down south. Although the wood is ideally suited, the mentality down there is not. I know of several operations that tried to make a go of it down south and it didn't work. People can't get past the price per ton. It costs more to log CTL. But you are left with a better stand, higher value timber in the future.
Too many irons in the fire

Offline treefarmer87

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1714
  • Age: 30
  • Location: Buckingham Virginia
  • Gender: Male
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 05:58:33 pm »
your right,its hard to make it on plantation wood down here. i like how good the woods looks with CTL.
1990 Ford F-800
1974 Ford L 9000 Self Loader
1994 John Deere 648E
1985 Franklin 170 Forwarder
John Deere 440 B
1980 Treefarmer C6D grapple
Prentice 210
FEC 1000 slasher
FEC 1550 slasher
Danzco Delimber
Sthil 660
Jonsered 2172
Jonsered 2255

Offline Ron Scott

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7698
  • Age: 81
  • Location: Cadillac, MI
  • Gender: Male
    • Ron Scotts Web
Re: Harvester video
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 09:56:48 am »
Dave Holli, Shotgun, and I were in Forestry School together. Michigan Tech class of 1961. Our 50th reunion this year. ;)
~Ron