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Offline supertrucker

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quadco 5660 heads
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:43:36 PM »
Any one with experience with these? they look awesome but doesn't seem like a lot out there or if there is not a lot of publicity.
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Re: quadco 5660 heads
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 10:21:59 AM »
I think there was a guy on here who preferred the disk saws. Might have been ctllogger. Use the search function. I'm sure i have run across someone preferring them before.
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Re: quadco 5660 heads
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 10:34:57 AM »
There was a few out here in the PNW but they all had problems cutting our longer lengths that we do out here. Plus they’re super heavy and not very fuel efficient.

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Re: quadco 5660 heads
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 06:55:38 PM »
Processor heads are a continuously evolving technology. 
If purchasing a processing head new or used you need to check with the manufacturer what the current specs for the new head are and whether any/ some or all of the new spec parts might be available as upgrades for the used head.
Depending on what base you use, for some forestry machine combinations (base/ head) there are very few of them around to look at working, so it can be difficult to know what machine combination is going to be exactly right for your application/ conditions.

This has for the 5660 that there have been over 25 improvements. (similar weight to the risely rolly ll  disc saw version)
At least by having a bottom disc and a top saw it should reduce the amount of time searching around for chain that has been thrown off the bar.
http://www.quadco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Attachments-Guide-8.5x7_eng_low.pdf


Cat 521 with 5660 (260 hp net) many newer machines are now 300hp plus and larger hydraulic flows/ pressures than previously.


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Re: quadco 5660 heads
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 10:51:56 PM »
Skeans what was the deal with longer lengths? Too much weight on the machine?
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Re: quadco 5660 heads
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 10:57:50 PM »
Bark slip is about 90% we shoot out to 41’ so the wheel can slip more vs a 21’ length. Out here even in thinnings we cut 33’ and 37’ a lot.


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