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Offline wannaergo

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Re: "In woods slasher"
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 08:19:51 am »
I can see the logic behind this, but what about if you end up cutting a tighter hardwood thinning?  Don't those slasher loaders have a lot of tail swing? Seems like it'd be kind of tough to maneuver. Like 1270 said, I think with the amount of money it would take to build that sort of rig, you could get a fairly decent used harvester.
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Re: "In woods slasher"
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 02:33:22 pm »
Horses makes no sense, unless they can limb and load logs

A used forwarder will never be in my budget and im finally debt free, never going back into it.  I can build anything cheaper than most, and ive got the rest of my life to do it. 

  Im bigger than a draft logger and smaller than a semi truck operation, and i want to stay here, just more profitably and with less physical effort.

With no payments or payroll to make, i can just chip away at my own pace or close up shop for a few weeks if i want.

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Re: "In woods slasher"
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 03:14:32 pm »
Why oh why can't I teach myself that mentality? Maybe then I could retire before I keel over.
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Re: "In woods slasher"
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 01:25:16 am »
Has Darpa  made a robot logger (chainsaw robot) yet that can limb and load logs?
(loading logs with mules)
(Timberpro tf830 combo) in snow, Obviously big dollars even a 30 000 hour timberpro forwarder is $80K, (and potentially big age related issues) but it is a one man/ one machine - cut, process, load and carry, unload  system

 2 home made machines T-Bear - Torbjorn  t- bear adjustable width axle.

 Lars - pendulum 'axles'  (one way of levelling a crane on a wheeled machine on a slope)

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Re: "In woods slasher"
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 01:28:43 pm »
The t bear harvester is an interesting concept with the voice controls.   Wonder if he has developed it further?