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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #2680 on: November 30, 2014, 08:51:12 PM »
I'm having a hard time explaining this, operator A comes in Monday and works a 12 hour day. On Tuesday operator B comes in and works a 12 hour day. So the machi e is working 12 hours a day, not 24. At that, I have seen them get into a poor patch and cut 60 cords a day, and other days they are getting well over 100 cords. I am moving 70-80 cords per day, and managed to fall over 1000 cords behind them so they are putting out the wood. Yes that is right, 1000 cords- the second forwarder has been with me for 8 days, together we are landing about 150 cords a day. We're still 3 days cutting behind :o
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« Reply #2681 on: November 30, 2014, 09:42:37 PM »
O gotcha. That's some good production numbers!
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« Reply #2682 on: December 04, 2014, 06:42:15 PM »
Nothing better than a running feller for a birthday present 8)

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« Reply #2683 on: December 04, 2014, 07:14:30 PM »
Well then happy b day  eichenberg 93.  You must have your brake problem solved, it looks like she's chopping.
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« Reply #2684 on: December 09, 2014, 06:20:05 PM »
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« Reply #2685 on: December 09, 2014, 06:58:22 PM »
And still going strong  8)
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« Reply #2686 on: December 09, 2014, 10:10:55 PM »
That is really something, I am impressed. ;D
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« Reply #2687 on: December 10, 2014, 07:20:44 AM »
lets see if all the new computer junk  is still around in 74years  :D

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« Reply #2688 on: December 10, 2014, 12:07:37 PM »
lets see if all the new computer junk  is still around in 74years  :D

exactly  ;)

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« Reply #2689 on: December 10, 2014, 12:19:17 PM »
The computers will have taken over in 74 years and we will be their slaves. Oh, wait, we already are their slaves. :D
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« Reply #2690 on: December 10, 2014, 08:26:25 PM »
I see the date on those photos is September 12.  The white fungus on those logs would really concern me that time of year. 
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« Reply #2691 on: December 10, 2014, 08:37:30 PM »
 :D :D
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« Reply #2692 on: December 10, 2014, 08:41:05 PM »
I was wondering if anyone would see that. If that's the case its been one cold September ;D

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« Reply #2693 on: December 10, 2014, 11:25:17 PM »
    This is a crib trailer I'm loading out, that's one forwarder load of black spruce on the trailer. Spruce is a light wood, I don't remember how much it weighs offhand but not much over 4000 pounds per cord. I can barely fit a legal load (88,000 lbs.) on this trailer, the uprights are a bit short.

   

   Our conventional crew cut everything on this sale except for 700 cords of black spruce. I'm picking up black spruce with the forwarder while the slasher works in the background.


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« Reply #2694 on: December 13, 2014, 09:20:27 PM »
A few more from this black spruce sale-

     Some nice black spruce, this stuff is much larger than average. Some of these sticks are probably 14-16" dbh
 


     Black spruce pile, marked with the contract processor operator's initials so he gets paid for it



    My crane folded up for greasing
 
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« Reply #2695 on: December 13, 2014, 10:50:59 PM »
Are you still working on this big job ? That's some nice spruce.
Like your stake extensions.
I am always dreaming of one of those picker uppers. Maybe some day, but it won't be such a fancy one. ;D 
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« Reply #2696 on: December 13, 2014, 11:48:51 PM »
This is a new job I've been on for a week. 750 cords or so of cut to length wood. I'd guess there was 1500-2000 that the conventional crew cut. From the pics I've seen of your operation, lopet, a "picker upper" would work great for you ;)
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« Reply #2697 on: December 16, 2014, 09:28:07 AM »
 Well its been 2 wks, and im guessing if im lucky it will only be another 4-6wks. The wife isnt too happy but she likes the paychecks. No woodlot in my future. Figured i would throw a few pictures on. 

 
 

 
 Thats what 35,000 gross tons looks like. 160' wide. 790' feet long. Not huge for down south but large for up here with only a 3000hp boat. 

  

 
 The joke show known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. Dropping all the material off there now too.

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« Reply #2698 on: December 16, 2014, 09:30:40 AM »
Nice pictures of something that I will never see. I've been across the Tappan Zee Bridge a few times.
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« Reply #2699 on: December 16, 2014, 09:38:03 AM »
What is it that you are hauling BM


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