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Re: Preparing for next teak thinning 2018 (Now Started)
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2018, 06:29:58 AM »
ahh, now it makes sense to me why you want to start such a fabrication project on you skidder. If you have the time and skills why not!?
80 acres that's a nice piece of land, i have 47ha (116 acres) and it's alot of work.
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« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2018, 07:48:15 AM »
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« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »
Thanks mike for that post

Myanmar is the last place that has old grown teak left, 70, 80, 100 years old. that's a total different wood than 20 year old plantation teak. of course it's about 3-4 times more expensive also.
I have read some reports from quality teak buyers that it's almost impossible to buy the old teak at a affordable price anymore.

Of course that's good news for us plantation owners. more for me as i'm planning to let them grow to 30-40 years
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« Reply #83 on: January 31, 2018, 06:46:01 PM »
Glad something good will come of it i guess
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Re: Preparing for next teak thinning 2018 (Now Started)
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2018, 10:19:38 AM »
Sold the oldest 260 to my help as a firewood saw and bought him a new MS361 for work.

My "old" (half year) 361 i really like!! Muffler moded and double sided felling dogs
 

  

  

  
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« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2018, 04:42:51 PM »
Today we loaded the fifth longwood container

The piles are the shortwood 



and tomorrow the fifth short wood load, by hand

 
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« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2018, 06:47:01 PM »
I can see where a grapple on that volvo would be pretty handy, but on the other hand you're providing some income for those guys. 8)
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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« Reply #87 on: March 09, 2018, 06:17:46 AM »
That's true. But a grapple would be very useful for the longwood though and going into the container, instead of doing all that with a chain.  Although a grapple for a 30ton and the arm and stick she has would probably be to big and clumsy to reach inside a container.

Now we chain a 8m long log to the underside of the bucket so i have like a push stick and can drive the shorter logs into the container until they hit the front. the load has to be distributed evenly front and back.  If the port crane lifts the container and it tilts one way they put them down and you need to rearrange the load and pay a fine.  
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« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2018, 10:11:19 AM »
Finally, the last one. 2180 trees, 15 loads, 358 m3, 4 month later.

The last one was also one of the nicest load.




i threw 2 12 years old clones i had (behind my house) into the load because i was some logs short for the complete load.

those where exceptional trees!!



39cm diameter


 a little road trip


a Swedish torch i made with a beautiful full moon


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« Reply #89 on: April 16, 2018, 02:15:45 PM »
Very nice, good to see palms.  I guess you get some immediate temp relief as you climb up to the mountains, a mountain road trip every once in a while is very nice in the tropics.
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« Reply #90 on: April 16, 2018, 04:18:35 PM »
Bark looks like basswood or white ash.

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« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2018, 07:47:43 AM »
We have lots of different palms, those are coyol palms, lots of nasty spikes, the fruit gets eaten by the cattle and some guys lay them down and with a special technique it's possible to produce a juice which is very sweet first and then starts to ferment and then you get really drunk from it 
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« Reply #92 on: April 24, 2018, 05:00:40 AM »
Wow, beautiful load. Good thing I have other ducks; some looks larger than my teak at 30 years and I imagine the land costs are much more reasonable. Macadamia was big business hear until C. america got into the act.
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« Reply #93 on: April 24, 2018, 06:49:42 AM »
Wow, beautiful load. Good thing I have other ducks; some looks larger than my teak at 30 years and I imagine the land costs are much more reasonable. Macadamia was big business hear until C. america got into the act.
We chatted about his area in the Mahogany thread.  He's got more rainfall than you, thats all.  It's going to respond a bit better.  I expect you'll have a bit better quality because of the slower growth.  
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« Reply #94 on: April 24, 2018, 08:23:56 AM »
of course nativewolf, the slower the better the quality. i have some areas which make me cry, 13 years old and maybe 6"-8" dbh. it's a hill with lots of wind
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« Reply #95 on: April 24, 2018, 08:28:15 AM »
I imagine the land costs are much more reasonable.


when i came here in 2004 landcost for farms was around 1000$/ha which was very cheap, then rich gringos and europeans raised the prices to the unpayable 10-20k/ha. after the crash in 2008 the prices where i live went stable at around 5-8k/ha
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« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2018, 01:25:35 PM »
You dont want to know what a hectare costs where he lives.  Youd have to buy it from mark zuckerburg or ted turner.  Or maybe demolition a walmart.
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« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »
I can imagine.

But here at 5-8k it just makes no sense for teak projects anymore. to much money tied up for 20years until you see a return and profit
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« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2018, 10:33:33 PM »
Just saw 500 acres go for about 4 times that. Smoking deal around here, but prices vary widely depending on where you are on the island. If you want to rub elbows with the rich and famous get ready to pay for it; manufactured paradise is expensive. It does not make sense to buy land for plantation here either, but it is a good way to hold it, and a responsible way to manage it. 
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