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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 869341 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3420 on: October 03, 2016, 09:17:08 pm »
 

 

Fall colors are starting to show here in the central UP.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3421 on: October 04, 2016, 01:04:13 pm »
The fall colors make for nice photos.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3422 on: November 16, 2016, 10:31:32 pm »
my hydro ax I just got.

 

 

 

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3423 on: November 17, 2016, 07:22:23 am »
Looks like a nice machine. 511 Hyro Ax with a 20 inch shear head? I have a 311 with a 16 inch HS Ax Head. Would like to get the bigger machine eventually.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3424 on: November 17, 2016, 07:44:31 am »
I had a 10 acre loblolly pine plantation, 30 years of age, clearcut because of root rot and bark beetle mortality.  Harvest was done by Hill Logging, one of the very best that I have ever dealt with.  This stand yielded 36 semi loads on the 10 acres.  This crew had a tigercat fellerbuncher, one tigercat skidder, a John Deere processor, and a tigercat loader.  Took them 2 1/2 days.  They averaged 14 loads per day.  Average diameter of the logs was about 15". 

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« Reply #3425 on: November 17, 2016, 10:32:57 am »
There are some great machines out there now, but most are limited to 30 % slopes or a little more.

In the Big Mountains it is still pretty much chainsaws and cable shows.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3426 on: November 26, 2016, 01:44:36 am »
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The two hoes couldn't quite get it on their own and a push with tje forwarder was needed to put it over the rest of the way.   Another hour or so carefully working the oil out of the top side of the engine and it was running again.   One more day was spent repairing bent metal and replacing an electrical panel and she's back in business.

1270d,

When you worked the oil out of the top end did you pull the injectors to do so? The reason I ask is I put an ASV 60 directly on its roof today. I was able to get it back sunny side up after about 6 hours but I'm concerned that oil got into the cylinders. Any tips are appreciated.

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« Reply #3427 on: November 26, 2016, 08:29:23 am »
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The two hoes couldn't quite get it on their own and a push with tje forwarder was needed to put it over the rest of the way.   Another hour or so carefully working the oil out of the top side of the engine and it was running again.   One more day was spent repairing bent metal and replacing an electrical panel and she's back in business.

1270d,

When you worked the oil out of the top end did you pull the injectors to do so? The reason I ask is I put an ASV 60 directly on its roof today. I was able to get it back sunny side up after about 6 hours but I'm concerned that oil got into the cylinders. Any tips are appreciated.

No we didn't.    Decided to risk it.   Just bump the starter, and I mean just touch it, until you have made a couple revolutions on the engine.  As soon as it would come up against the oil in the cylinder(s) we would stop and let it sit for a half hour or so.  Then bump the key again.   

If your engine is not too worn it should be pretty dry after six hours. 

Once it would turn over freely we had a piece of wood ready to block the intake in case of runaway.   

If your injectors are easy to access I would pull them.   Ours were not, buried pretty good on the back side of the engine under plenty of other stuff..

Don't get greedy or you could crack a piston, or bend a rod.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3428 on: November 26, 2016, 10:03:49 am »
Or shoot a rod right out the side of the block, I've seen that.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3429 on: November 26, 2016, 10:44:20 am »
Thanks for the advice. The machine only has 1400 hours on it, so it's tight. I'm gonna tackle into pulling either the injectors or glow plugs. I don't dare risk anything. I checked the oil this morning and it's only down a bit., but don't want to assume anything. It's amazing how little physical damage it did. I must have pulled the lever to raise the loader as I was performing the back flip and they took the brunt of the impact. It was one of those rides that was a split second long but left way too long to think of the possible outcome.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3430 on: November 26, 2016, 06:21:49 pm »
Our engine had about 500 hrs on it at that point.   Turn it over by hand to be safe.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3431 on: November 26, 2016, 07:46:46 pm »
When we flipped our forwarder upright we let it sit overnight then rolled the motor over by hand a few times to make sure it wasn't locked up. Hit the key and away she went.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3432 on: November 26, 2016, 08:01:02 pm »
Good luck Newoodguy78 with the restart. 

It was moving day for me.  We had to move earlier this week to cut out a roadway for a winter cut we have to do.  Moved back to the ongoing job today.  Roads were very slippery this morning.  Float driver had to be very cautious.

 
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« Reply #3433 on: November 26, 2016, 10:21:39 pm »
Well I got it started with no issues. I pulled the glow plugs,spun it over by hand Then cranked it over with the starter. Once I got the glow plugs back in and changed the oil it fired right up smoked for a second or two and cleared right up. The only thing I found that didn't work was the light on the back of the cab. The lack of damage is absolutely amazing, it went directly over backwards and onto its roof. It didn't even scratch any paint. 8) 8) 8)

Thanks again for any and all advice and good luck that was sent. It's always nice to get advice from people who have the t-shirt so to speak.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3434 on: January 10, 2017, 01:19:12 pm »
Glad that you got going again without any further issues from the incident.
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« Reply #3435 on: April 23, 2017, 12:17:06 am »
Very glad there was no damage must have had a guardian angel on that one.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3436 on: April 30, 2017, 11:07:16 pm »
Prentice 210D Slasher starts a new job cutting products in a hardwood thinning; 4/17.
 

  

 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3437 on: May 01, 2017, 08:16:06 am »
Ron that is a very uniform looking pile of logs there.  My clearcut is going to average a greater DBH but they wont be nearly as uniform, all over in terms of size of logs.  Yours looks...almost perfect.  Is that all one species?

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« Reply #3438 on: May 01, 2017, 06:00:42 pm »
Yes, it's mostly all beech with a few hard maple. 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3439 on: May 01, 2017, 10:43:05 pm »
Not much slashing happening  anymore it seems like.   Are there many guys running tree length down that way Ron?