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« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2002, 06:35:27 PM »
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« Reply #101 on: May 05, 2002, 07:49:16 PM »
Timberjack 360 Grapple Skidder. Identical Timberjack Skidder Used  to drag tops for chipping on recent clear-cut operation in Lower Michigan.


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« Reply #102 on: May 07, 2002, 06:44:28 PM »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder. Sorting Oak Logs for Billsby Sawmill.


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« Reply #103 on: May 08, 2002, 07:04:40 PM »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder. Decking Aspen.


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« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2002, 08:14:55 AM »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder Assisting Sawyer. Falling trees in a sensitive roadside area may require teamwork.


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« Reply #105 on: May 11, 2002, 06:00:04 PM »
Timberjack 230A Forwarder Insures Fall Direction


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« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2002, 12:20:41 PM »
John Deere 750 BLT Crawler. Clearing access road and landing for site clearing timber sale. Clearing site for new Clam Lake Township Administrative site. Red pine and hardwoods removal.





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« Reply #107 on: May 13, 2002, 07:08:47 PM »
John Deere 750 BLT Crawler. Working the landing for incoming haulers. Note all wood products being utilized including topwood ready for chipping.


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« Reply #108 on: May 14, 2002, 04:11:04 PM »
Hydro-Ax 511E. Working a site clearing timber harvest.





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« Reply #109 on: May 14, 2002, 06:27:26 PM »
John Deere 548 G Grapple Skidder. For tree length skidding on site clearing timber harvest.


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« Reply #110 on: May 15, 2002, 07:54:11 PM »
John Deere 548 G Grapple Skidder. Skidding Tree Lengths to the Landing.


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« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2002, 06:27:43 PM »
John Deere 548 G Grapple Skidder & Operator. The operator carries a "Husky" chainsaw for top trimming tree lengths as necessary enroute to the Processor at the landing.



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« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2002, 06:58:31 PM »
Serco 170-A Processor. Processes total tree lengths into the various forest products.



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« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2002, 11:11:01 PM »
Ron, is that a cut off saw buried under the brush?I can't tell if it's attached to the loader or part of it.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #114 on: May 18, 2002, 07:27:53 AM »
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Yes, that's a cut-off saw cutting off various products up to a 4" top. It's an all one unit processor trailered in to the work site.

The clam loader picks up the wood in tree length, lays it down for the cut-off saw to process the various length products to a 4" top and then picks it up to be placed in the product pile, sawlogs, bolts, pulpwood etc. Whatever is being markedted at the time.

The clam loader then picks up the remaining top wood and places it in a seperate pile for later chipping.

The wood chips are then blown into a chip-van and hauled to the local cogen plant for wood fuel.

This is a total wood utilization operation.

See following photo also.
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« Reply #115 on: May 18, 2002, 07:38:29 AM »
Serco 170-A Processor & Cut-Off Saw


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« Reply #116 on: May 18, 2002, 08:37:07 PM »
Trelan 23L Chipper. Bringing the Chipper in.


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« Reply #117 on: May 19, 2002, 08:28:47 AM »
Timberjack Skidder Assists the Chipper. The skidders are often used as "pushers" when needed.


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« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2002, 04:54:26 PM »
Trelan 23L Chipper. Getting set in place for the chipping operation.


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« Reply #119 on: May 21, 2002, 08:01:56 PM »
Trelan 23L Wood Chipper. Getting ready to chip red pine tops piled from processing operation.




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