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Offline lopet

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3480 on: July 16, 2017, 11:13:51 am »
Know what you're saying, sometimes a ground only takes one passing but no second one. How do I know that  ;D
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3481 on: July 28, 2017, 11:14:07 am »
We just got a new forwarder. Been waiting about 6 months, and the deal finally went through. We didn't tell our operator it was coming until the Lowboy pulled onto the job. He was quite pleased. It's a rottne F15 and seems to be a pretty nice rig so far.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3482 on: July 28, 2017, 11:32:21 am »
A great surprise for the operator .  ;) Where in the the U.P. will it be working?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3483 on: July 28, 2017, 11:53:58 am »
wannaergo,

  You probably just made that guys weekend!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3484 on: July 28, 2017, 01:02:41 pm »
A great surprise for the operator .  ;) What are of the U.P. will it be working in?

We are usually right around the central to western UP. Around the michigamme area is where most of our work is.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3485 on: August 02, 2017, 05:57:57 am »
I'm only up to page 82 in this thread (thanks Ron Scott for starting this!) so apologies if this has been posted in here before:



Allison Logging - Coastal Logging in the early 20th Century

If anybody relied on me to carry an axe and climb up to top a tree at over 120 ft, they'd still be living in a rock house or a hole in the ground.

(Back to reading).

Find something to do that interests you.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3486 on: August 02, 2017, 06:17:40 pm »
They wouldn't find me up there either.  ;D Thanks for that, a great video. It was a very hard and dangerous way to make a living, lots of ways to get hurt or killed. Did you notice the guy chopping fuel for the yarder? I sure wouldn't argue with him after a few beers.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3487 on: August 02, 2017, 08:28:53 pm »
Hey Sawguy
The wisdom and treachery that comes with grey hair is a part of a relationship the goes with the pith and vinegar of youth for the greatest success that is possible. One without the other doesnt even get half the job done.   
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3488 on: August 28, 2017, 05:11:17 pm »
FABTEK 133 with new 2-Roller conversion cutting in Cedar River, MI.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3489 on: August 28, 2017, 09:04:55 pm »
What market is there for the small "top" wood?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3490 on: August 28, 2017, 09:10:16 pm »
Nooooo! It's the last page. Need more pictures of equipment I'll otherwise never see, much less operate.

Amazing thread and thanks to all who took time to share photos, videos and descriptions of these operations! The whole range is covered.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3491 on: August 28, 2017, 09:17:32 pm »
What market is there for the small "top" wood?
JLeBouton

Hardwood pulp or sometimes firewood.