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Author Topic: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME  (Read 13326 times)

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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 06:36:59 PM »
i was there all day friday. had quite a chat with my ol buddy erikki from quadco. ya the same one i was fussing about before. bought a reman computer from them for my keto. worked good for two months. he told me he would get back to me with a soulation to the problem.......that was last june. my first question to him on friday was....did you get your phone fixed....so after a while he admits that the computer that he sold me wasnt a reman unit......it was used. now thats strange cause he went into great detail about how the factory rebuilds them. was telling me that it had been back to the factory in finland. just a used one we had .....it was $2500 plus my old one. he did offer to send his tech to look at it for $2400 then changed it to $500 if he was in the area. says the tech could reload the card. if the card wont reload the puter is junk. and the tech cant bring any tools with him because he is coming from quebec. so guys would you feel like you got taking for a ride on this deal?

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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2011, 08:07:15 PM »
Old Bombardier.
 


The only similarity I see is the tracks.

$59k you could get a J5 and have a lot more than $50k left !!!
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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2011, 08:17:22 PM »

 I was almost temted to go back this year, had a lot of fun there last time around. Has it been four years ???
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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2011, 08:31:10 PM »
Old Bombardier.
 

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The only similarity I see is the tracks.

$59k you could get a J5 and have a lot more than $50k left !!!


I was thinking it looked like the old SW48 sidewalk plows
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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2011, 09:42:28 PM »
Another newbie here!

I also went to the show.  I've only been once before, many years ago, and felt it was scaled back for my areas of interest -> small woodlot owner.  Not massively, just not as many things making me think "yeah... I could use that".

The super expensive Quebec made tracked tugboat was really impressive.  I spent some time chatting with the guy about it because I use a J-5 Bombardier (modified with winch/arch) as my primary means of moving wood around.  Two major advantages of the design I saw:

1.  Engine mounted in front.  The Bombardier's are butt heavy because that's where the engine is.

2.  Zero radius turning capability.  While it's true the Bombis don't take a lot of room to turn around in, it does take time and sometimes I scrape up trees that I wouldn't need to if I could zero turn.

The diesel engine, hydraulics, front attachment points, etc. are all very nice, but the two things mentioned above are it's main selling points IMHO.  Not enough for the asking price, though :D

I'm just glad the weather held off on Saturday.  When I left my house it was pounding rain.

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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2011, 10:25:02 PM »
The J5 and the sw48 had the same type of drive, track width was the only difference.
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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2011, 11:56:57 PM »
Anyone else go to the forestry expo yesterday? I was mainly looking at the different options for small bandsaw mills, but this caught my attention. I'd certainly like to have one, but at 50k, it's not going to happen. I can buy a small dozer, utility tractor, and skidder used for that price. It is a cool rig though.

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  i seen this thing, i tyink you ( and know ) you can buy a small skidder and a dozer for 59 grand and have some modern equipment. i was there fri and sat, always a good time

They build these little things set-up for firefighting.. Easily transportable by helicopter.. just doesn't seem like it would do much

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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2011, 06:42:46 AM »
A few more pictures from the show

 







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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2011, 04:19:32 PM »
Anyone happen to look at the price on that Timberpro TL735?? One nice looking machine! Or the Puma Harvester??

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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2011, 04:30:20 PM »
I did price,a shovel or loader with the elevated cab for $200,000 delivered. Was in the area of the Puma. Think it had Oliver store on it. Kinda right down hill from the Timber Pro
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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2011, 05:50:07 PM »
Anyone happen to look at the price on that Timberpro TL735?? One nice looking machine! Or the Puma Harvester??
  i talked to the puma rep about the fowarder. asked what it had for a power train he didnt know till he looked it up as far as price he heard about $275000

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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2011, 05:57:23 PM »
i got my wife to sit in the puma forwarder. figured i could get her to run that and id run the processor.

it met her requirement:   a place to plug in her ipod  8)

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Re: Forestry Expo, Bangor, ME
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2011, 06:44:12 PM »
i really like those timberpros. i have never heard of puma, but that is a good looking machine :)
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2011, 07:54:49 PM »
I got there about mid-morning on Friday, spent the night at the hotel/casino across the street and spent almost all day Saturday looking and talking. I had a chance to spend about a half hour talking to the President and Vice President of forest products development for Caterpillar. They seemed sincerely interested in what guys had to say about their products. A couple of us told them the best thing they could do to the bunchers and processors was to make a self-leveling cab available because in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire level ground was not overly common. The only tough part about the expo is having to wait two years until it comes back to Bangor. Essex, VT is good but Bangor for me is like going to a fair for loggers.
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« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2011, 08:57:32 PM »
We were there.... had a great weekend! Loved watching the firewood processors in action. Lots of cool rigging! Met the Pelletiers and Andrew the loader man!! They seem like a nice bunch of guys. Drove up and ate at the Pelletiers restaurant friday night,what a meal!!

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