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« on: August 08, 2014, 10:21:07 pm »
 

Went to the Ponsse scorpion north america unviel with wannaergo today.  Impressive machine.  Excellent visibility and stability.


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Re: scorpion
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 10:33:16 pm »
 I saw a video of one working, almost looks kinda sci-fi.  :D

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 06:59:41 am »
Look like stuff from star wars! :o Really neat stuff and must be like a airplane cockpit with all the buttons,lights,and gauges. Thank for posting
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 07:25:18 am »
there is just something about having that crane right over your head all the time

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 09:26:51 am »
Seems like it wouldn't be too long and you would have to buy shop towels in bulk to keep the hydraulic oil off of the windows. 

 Wait, logging equipment never has leaks.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 01:52:08 pm »
Wait logging equipment never has a leak  :D :D :D :D
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Re: scorpion
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 03:38:22 pm »
They sure are pretty when new.  I didn't get a full day in on the new one before the head was over rotated and ruined an o-ring spraying the shiny new paint with hydraulic  :(
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 04:14:39 pm »
So what's one of them Scorpions cost  ??? ??? ???
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 04:21:32 pm »
Wait logging equipment never has a leak  :D :D :D :D

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2014, 04:26:41 pm »
They sure are pretty when new.  I didn't get a full day in on the new one before the head was over rotated and ruined an o-ring spraying the shiny new paint with hydraulic  :(.

The rotator on the machine I run has built in stoppers to prevent that, saves possibly twisting a hose completely off the head.

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 04:50:15 pm »
I don't remember what the price is, pushing $700K all optioned out, I think. I will likely be picking up behind one within a month, as the processor operator I work with is getting one.
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 08:28:26 am »
We were at that demo Friday! I got to cut a few trees with it yesterday, I'm very impressed!! I think the Scorpion would be a huge benifit out west in the steep broken ground we work on!

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 03:04:16 pm »
I understand there are at least nine being sent to the US this year and all are sold.

Nice machine and you don't have to look around that crane upright anymore.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2014, 03:06:13 pm »
I does look like it would be great for cutting down and uphill with the visibility advantage.   

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2014, 03:36:35 pm »
It's a huge advantage in row thinings, plus it puts the operator forward right at the crane location. And you are always facing your cutting head and the stability is great as the cab/crane platform has stabilizers/levelers that have load sensing to compensate for the swing of the crane and for rough terrain.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2014, 03:50:03 pm »
Tragicly, one of those machines was slated for a friend who was killed when his plane crashed on friday afternoon, along with his wife and a friend of theirs. I think he had the second Ponsse harvester to come to MN, back around '97. He was only 41, but other than CTL logging, his passion was flying and I guess I should be happy he died doing what he loved. Just way too early, that's all.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2014, 05:03:01 pm »
sorry to hear that.   was he the man you skid behind?

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2014, 05:18:42 pm »
Amazing machines..
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 06:39:37 pm »
sorry to hear that.   was he the man you skid behind?
No- I worked for him a few years back driving truck. I met him through another friend who went to work for him in '99 running forwarder, and then processor.
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/news/three-area-residents-killed-in-ontario-plane-crash/article_058ddeb4-1fed-11e4-8ea0-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=jqm
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2014, 07:51:47 pm »
there was a story about him in the july 2010 issue of timberharvesting mag about him. about how he switched over to tree length for 3 months then traded it all in for ctl gear. all deere at the time.