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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3540 on: February 10, 2018, 11:15:05 AM »
That's a nice stick! What is that skidder?
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« Reply #3541 on: February 10, 2018, 04:16:59 PM »
There was some really nice wood on that job. The skidder was a gafner mini skidder a little bigger than a Garrett 10. Sold it and just got a old c4b long frame.
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« Reply #3542 on: February 27, 2018, 03:12:39 PM »
Franks Logging out of Peshtigo WI with their TimberPro TN725C with JP Skidmore CF-22 in oak.


 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3543 on: February 27, 2018, 05:47:07 PM »
How many of the Skidmore heads have the bottom knife/arm been put on?

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« Reply #3544 on: February 28, 2018, 09:59:27 AM »
How many of the Skidmore heads have the bottom knife/arm been put on?
Between the CF-22s and modified CF-18s, probably 5 or 6 with lower thumb.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3545 on: February 28, 2018, 06:31:06 PM »
The firm Haas from germany takes new John Deere forestry machines and make them even better, the have some cool videos!





A very good video but sadly in german: Haas makes every wish and tough you have a reality. This guy wanted the traction winch and bogie lifts in the front and back individually usable as he explains/shows at 4.02min  
The machines come with remote winching and remote driving 
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3546 on: February 28, 2018, 07:12:24 PM »
The dancing forwarder. :D :D
Pretty impressive how they can climb those hills.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3547 on: February 28, 2018, 08:28:05 PM »
Does anything have to done to engine and hydraulic oil intakes to be sure the systems aren't starved of oil operating in these extemes ???
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« Reply #3548 on: February 28, 2018, 10:02:29 PM »
There's a set of Alpine winches on some Ponsse's out here and so far they haven't had an issue. The videos really don't do justice vs seeing the guys drop a Tigercat 870 or 855 off 90% or steeper ground. If you guys want to see the original steep ground machine look up a Washington/Allied feller buncher far as I know of all the ones built there's only one left out at camp 18.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3549 on: March 01, 2018, 12:08:52 AM »
Climb Max - this was filmed a while back.
Be interesting to see the cost figures of a tracked feller buncher/ felling head machine operating with a traction winch excavator/ bulldozer against the cost of just operating the Climbmax with winch, blade , dry sump engine etc
Would also like to see a Climbmax operating with a tiger cat or south star felling head or duxson felling head. http://www.duxson.co.nz/fellinghead

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« Reply #3550 on: March 01, 2018, 12:16:09 AM »
Not sure there's a climbmax not too far from me and lots of the Tractionline & Summit & a Falcon out here. One thing I can see with the extra machine is you have a good anchor point vs trying to anchor to an old growth stump which I wouldn't trust with my life, also some places are changing the slope rules which will require a leveler to tether.

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« Reply #3551 on: March 01, 2018, 06:28:53 AM »
No tilt base on the climbmax, i can just imagine how tired that is for the operator and machine.
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« Reply #3552 on: March 01, 2018, 08:02:07 AM »
It doesn't make that much of a difference with a leveler or not the slopes are steeper then what they are designed to level out for. Most of these leveling machines are made to walk up a steep slope so once you're leveled out and spin on the hill you quit going up, heading down they don't tilt as far back especially with the road tiller or single bar grousers the guys add on 10" tall.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3553 on: March 01, 2018, 10:15:17 AM »
Good Lord thats a lotta tilt.
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« Reply #3554 on: March 01, 2018, 05:15:00 PM »
I think i wouldn't have the balls/stupidity to be in such a slope
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« Reply #3555 on: March 01, 2018, 05:20:18 PM »
neat toys but way to many moving parts for this poor logger to fix  :D

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3556 on: March 02, 2018, 01:47:08 AM »
The firm Haas from germany takes new John Deere forestry machines and make them even better, the have some cool videos!





A very good video but sadly in german: Haas makes every wish and tough you have a reality. This guy wanted the traction winch and bogie lifts in the front and back individually usable as he explains/shows at 4.02min  
The machines come with remote winching and remote driving

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3557 on: March 02, 2018, 11:19:44 AM »
Me thinks those trees can stay, I'll cut somewhere else  :o
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« Reply #3558 on: March 02, 2018, 11:46:58 AM »
looks like the hills we have here except for we have ledge rock not to bad i just don't trust cable that much if it broke what a ride he would have  :D :D 8)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3559 on: April 02, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
The Ponsse Gazelle is the forwarder of choice for this operator doing a Manistee National Forest red pine thinning, March 2018.

 



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