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Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« on: March 24, 2002, 02:14:52 pm »
Hydro-Ax Shears, 611 EX in northern hardwoods thinning.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2002, 02:28:40 pm »
Is that ours Ron? Maybe not, I thought Billsby's has a saw head. You say thats a shear.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2002, 04:08:19 pm »
No, That one's Rothig Forest Products working on the Dahlgren Sale across from the Timbers Resturant on H-115 northwest of Cadillac. I think I gave the better photos of yours along with your survived skidder (the stuck in the wetlands photo on the forum) to the landowner.  

Landowners like to have photos of their land management activities, especially those that don't get to see the action first hand.

You should have some large oak to saw from the Austin Sale just purchased. I'll get some photos there.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2002, 02:29:13 pm »
Barko 885 with sawhead thinning in oak



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2002, 06:06:52 pm »
Timbco T 415-D;  tracked feller buncher Thinning in red pine.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2002, 06:17:09 pm »
Sidell Forest Products used a similar Timbco, maybe the same model, equipped with a saw head on an aspen, soft maple clearcut chip harvest on Grandma's a couple years ago.  Very impressive machine to watch in operation 8).  The operator kept two BIG John Deere grapple skidders busy and never waiting ;D.  
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2002, 06:47:05 pm »
This was a new machine, just 6 months old. It was producing 25 + cords/day in the red pine. Its saw head can handle 24" oak trees. Machine is owned by Ellias Hilliard who works for ADJ Forest Products, but was working for Jason Lutke at the time, producing for Pine Tech, Inc.

It was down for awhile one day after a heavy snow storm when the encoder on the computer was acting up and it wouldn't function. Weather related I guess, but impressive.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2002, 07:45:07 am »
John Deere DC-70D Feller Buncher on Tracks. Older model working in red pine thinning.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2002, 04:29:39 pm »
Sawyer with Stihl Chain Saw. Thinning in red pine.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2002, 05:49:22 pm »
I've heard snowbird farmers talking about cutting their trees in the winter like this picture shows.  Then they say they go back in the spring and cut the 10 or 12 foot butt cut.  :D
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2002, 05:59:44 pm »
Tom,
That's after they shovel out the power poles and power lines.  ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2002, 06:20:08 pm »
Sawyer with 2 "Huskies" harvesting Oak logs.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2002, 07:21:20 am »
Kubota with skidding winch





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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2002, 04:18:34 pm »
Valmet 546 Feller-Buncher. Works well in pine.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2002, 07:34:27 pm »
Gordon, I sure hope you don't over load the tractor for pulling. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2002, 06:20:25 am »
Hay Frank, you that that Mobile Dimension mill you have could handle a log that big? :D

Little twigs like that come in handy to put in the soft areas of the skidding trails. Waste not what not.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2002, 06:52:55 am »
  They work great, also for bar ditching.  :D:D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2002, 02:10:18 pm »
Valment 546 Forwarder.
Working in a red pine thinning. A good system with the 546 Feller/Buncher of previous photo.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2002, 02:45:41 pm »
Old model Canadian Feller Forwarder Buncher Hauler Stacker Harvester



   

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2002, 03:20:30 pm »
I have one that looks a lot like that one, Kevin.  An older model but it still works pretty good.  I've been thinking about retiring it to the house, the new models are too quick. :-/
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