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Re: Ideas for delimbing fir trees
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2017, 02:18:59 AM »
Hi,
I have 600, 30’ fir trees to clear planted 8’ on center. I need a way to delimb the bottom 16-20’ of the tree. I will process this wood into firewood. The tops I will burn in the spring.
The branches I need to trim are no more than 1” and the treees do not exceed 10-12” dbh.
I have tractors, grapples, trackscavator, skidsteer,
 And farminwinch available to use.
I have a bunch of cedar with 1.5 to 3" limbs (dead) and some live limbs.  I used my Skytrak with forks - start at the top and just drop down - they pop right off (standing trees).  How high can you reach with your grapple?
John Sawicky

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Re: Ideas for delimbing fir trees
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2017, 06:21:34 AM »
When you read Jeff's translation, remember that proper Yooperese is spoken with a Finnish accent.

I refer you to Youtube, Da Yoopers.

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Re: Ideas for delimbing fir trees
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 11:58:35 AM »
The Stripper Delimber

I agree the Stripper is too much $$ for your situation

maybe fabricate something like it.
for the base, use the trailer hitch frame from a manufactured home
for the vertical post, use a 12 inch pipe
for the head, use a 12 inch pipe cut in half with a heavy piece of steel for the handle
for the swivel, a pipe to fit inside the 12 inch vertical pipe. do not forget to grease the swivel.
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Re: Ideas for delimbing fir trees
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2017, 12:01:25 PM »

I’m looking for this but in America, not Europe. Anyone seen one before? Sure I can weld and make one, but why reinvent the wheel. Thanks
yep a good cheap setup, but have to re-clamp around every tree.

Modify - i watched the vid and it looks like they are delimbing the same tree.
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Re: Ideas for delimbing fir trees
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2017, 09:36:57 PM »
I agree with building a delimberbased off a old trailer frame. I don’t need somthing that rugged as in the videos and appreciate the feedback

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Re: Ideas for delimbing fir trees
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2017, 11:14:04 PM »
I’m looking for the $500 dollar option, not 5k to 120k as shown. Thanks guys

How about an AXE and a CHAINSAW. 

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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 07:34:54 AM »
chain saw your only gonna have what 40 cd maybe


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