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Author Topic: Timberpro TB630B Processor  (Read 347 times)

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Offline deastman

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Timberpro TB630B Processor
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:48:27 PM »
Goin to check one out tomorrow with a Valmet 370e head, anyone have any experience with one? Good points or bad? Looks like a rugged harvester, bigger than what I've been looking for, was leaning towards a 501 with a fixed head but interested in how this rubber-tired rig with a dangle head might work compared to a track machine
Samsung 130 LCM-3 with Fabtek 4-roller and Cat 554 forwarder, Cat EL 180 excavator, Cat D3C dozer, Cat D7E dozer, '92 Ford LTL 9000 dump, Easy-2-Load 25 Ton tag-a-long, current project under construction: '91 Peterbilt 379 with a Hood 8000 w/extenda-boom loader

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Re: Timberpro TB630B Processor
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 04:04:43 PM »
Like most used machines it depends how the machine has been operated and maintained.

Advantages of TB - faster across the ground than a tracked undercarriage machine, probably better in rocky ground than a tracked undercarriage machine, possibly better if ground conditions vary between very dry and wet in the seasons (can go bare tire in dry and band tracks on bogey in wet), weight spread over longer area than equivalent tracked machine.

Disadvantages of TB - approx 33 feet turning circle, vs doing a skid turn with a tracked machine. Might want to cost out used and new tires for the machine. Tires are hand constructed and expensive.  Band tracks are expensive -
TB tends to operate a smaller head - don't really want to go over a 4500lb head on the non-squirt boom model.
The non-levelling TB can run larger bogey tires than the levelling TB.

You might want to see what changes/ updates have been made to the 370 head    different saw motor etc.

A thorough analysis you might check out a few machines as a comparison. To see which machine represents potential value or might be a liability.
10 k hours and $200K
$225K  8K hours   Rolly head 4K hours    (that operator prefers a fixed head on the 822c)
Could convert to dangle head if the fixed head is not right, could go to wider grouser track pads if flat and wet
$140K and 10k hours   logmax 7000?

There is a fairly new excavator conversion with a dangle head that is felling on youtube (filmed in New Brunswick or Quebec) (it had good guarding and appeared fairly quick)
not this one


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