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Offline stumphugger

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2014, 09:38:58 am »
This is what you do when you are surrounded by youngish plantations, the old stumps are too far gone, and you can't take a cat down to tie off on or equipment to install a deadman.  A small tailhold is used.

I think the yarder had problems so the young crew went down for a rigging lesson.

These guys were good--very professional.  They were trying to put metal plates on the stump to add strength.  This is another frequent scenario...a yarder unit surrounded by young plantations.




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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2014, 10:26:53 am »
To the OP, I hope your dreams come true!  Logging is hard work, but a lot of fun!  Stumphugger- nice pics! Thanks for sharing.  Being on tire relay for a mile! That would wear a guy out.
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2014, 10:30:56 am »
Very nice pictures. Don't see much of that in Maine.
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2014, 04:57:42 pm »
Don't see it much on Sunday night Ax Men either :D ::)

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2014, 11:30:50 pm »
Don't see much of the real world at all on AxMen.  :D
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2014, 11:37:47 pm »
Don't see much of the real world at all on AxMen.  :D

Very true Andy.  Might be time to start another "Things that you don't see on AxMen" thread.
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2014, 12:48:00 am »
I forgot about that one. Might be time.
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2014, 08:12:37 pm »

Nothing against the Easterners, Southerners, Middlers, Texans or Yoopers (like the Boss) :new_year:.  Just fun to see some Westies now and again.

No offense taken.    What we call logging here in PA is a completely different ball game from what the west coast guys are doing.   I'd love to go out and spend a few months working on a yarder crew just to see it done.   
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 09:15:21 am »
During the oil embargo of the 1970s I was in charge of a forestry project to reduce the use of fossil fuel in the harvesting of timber in the Northeast. I worked with a Scottish engineering company to design,build and import a Yarder. The project lasted eight years and demonstrated that yarders could dramatically reduce the use of oil if not entirely and in some configurations produce energy. I would like to share my knowledge before it is lost.

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 03:39:15 pm »
The new T-Mar Log Champs burn half the diesel of previous equivalent size machines in similar work settings. Electronically controlled engines and transmissions.


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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2017, 09:57:33 pm »
During the oil embargo of the 1970s I was in charge of a forestry project to reduce the use of fossil fuel in the harvesting of timber in the Northeast. I worked with a Scottish engineering company to design,build and import a Yarder. The project lasted eight years and demonstrated that yarders could dramatically reduce the use of oil if not entirely and in some configurations produce energy. I would like to share my knowledge before it is lost.

This the place to share.  Welcome to FF, lots of folks are interested in small yarders.

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2017, 10:42:52 pm »
Share away.  Were interested.

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2017, 09:46:28 am »
Yes, please share. I am also interested in small scale yarding.
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2017, 09:58:08 am »
 I also. I often wondered why we don't use yarding systems here in the northeast.
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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2017, 03:59:19 pm »
If the contents of this article is true it would provide some idea why cable yarders would not be favored by loggers in Maine at least.
Insecure land tenure leads to insecure logging contracts. Mill/ log processing closures mean longer more expensive hauls to remaining mills. etc
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2017, 04:39:15 pm »
I read that story when it was in the paper some time ago. I have been to oxebow a couple times. The map I looked at is a few yrs old. It showed a population of 69 in oxebow plantation 0 in oxebow township. In far northern maine there are only a few cable skidders still working. The big land owners want mechanical  crews.then there is the weather. -40 can be common  and 200 inches or more of snow. Not really a lot of steep ground either. In western me there is some steep ground

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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2017, 10:48:52 pm »
Appears to be 120 listings on the PLC website. Any yarder crews?
http://maineloggers.com/plc-members/

Seem to have been supplied with a bit of equipment for training purposes.
http://maineloggers.com/mechanized-logging-operations-training-program-begins-june-19/

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2017, 09:10:56 am »
There is a lot of good hardwood in some steep hollars here in tennessee/kentucky, but you just wont see that type of equipment available. 

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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2017, 06:46:46 pm »
If you have a good job lined up go for it. I'm from the PNW and some people here have failed some have made it. Out of the ones who have made it a steady supply of average to good jobs was the main factor, not the cost of equipment. If you've already been around a yarder side then you're familiar with how big of a crew you need and where the important positions are. One thing you might look at is a small yarder doing thinning. Seems to be a big thing up here, the jobs can be had for a low bid and you have a small crew, also not a ton of competition.
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Re: yarder logging
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2017, 09:05:34 pm »
Are the trees left in the 'steep hollars' for soil protection reasons?