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« Reply #120 on: April 30, 2018, 04:13:04 PM »
well, talked to tigercat today.... sorry we dont do these remote control dual winch forestry crane skidders in America. >:( this is a conspiracy.  so the rest of the modern world get awesome user-friendly machines and the greatest superpower, (allegedly)in the world we get... uhh- a 948g3  ie- a bigger hammer . only the wealthiest biggest logging company's can finance and are too big to ever be useful for any meaningful forestry work or even be remotely affordable for a small logging outfit even after they have completely depreciated. Awesome >:( >:( >:( what a waste of time getting a degree in forestry. Ignorance is bliss. 

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« Reply #121 on: May 01, 2018, 05:51:01 AM »
I'm moving this topic back to Forestry and logging.  It was removed because some of you guys decided to break Forestry Forum rules about political comments.  I've edited that out and I am warning you knock it off.  The other warning is, be very careful on sending my admins notes that say remove me and crap like that because boohoo you moved my topic.  It ain't your topic. It belongs to the Forestry Forum. Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.
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« Reply #122 on: May 01, 2018, 07:17:41 AM »
well, talked to tigercat today.... sorry we dont do these remote control dual winch forestry crane skidders in America. >:( this is a conspiracy.  so the rest of the modern world get awesome user-friendly machines and the greatest superpower, (allegedly)in the world we get... uhh- a 948g3  ie- a bigger hammer . only the wealthiest biggest logging company's can finance and are too big to ever be useful for any meaningful forestry work or even be remotely affordable for a small logging outfit even after they have completely depreciated. Awesome >:( >:( >:( what a waste of time getting a degree in forestry. Ignorance is bliss.

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The USA had that style of skidder for a while a 518 swinging grapple with a winch, I can only think of a hand full that were made because they didnt sell. The reason you only see a big machine is price take a 602 now price our small machine for the American market a 610 Id bet money that 610 is cheaper in the long run to run heck it might even be cheaper off the lot then a 602 like you want. You guys think a swinging grapple setup is so user friendly how many have ever seen or ran one? Out here is where most were sold and used you dont see one at all anymore itll tear a rubber tired skidder a part in a hurry if you want grapples you want a single or double acting setup. Also a heads up Young still makes a swinging grapple with a winch under it for PNW specs most of these were put on 525 or 648 sized skidders but I havent seen one out here done in years.

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« Reply #123 on: May 04, 2018, 10:31:15 AM »
well, talked to tigercat today.... sorry we dont do these remote control dual winch forestry crane skidders in America. >:( this is a conspiracy.  so the rest of the modern world get awesome user-friendly machines and the greatest superpower, (allegedly)in the world we get... uhh- a 948g3  ie- a bigger hammer . only the wealthiest biggest logging company's can finance and are too big to ever be useful for any meaningful forestry work or even be remotely affordable for a small logging outfit even after they have completely depreciated. Awesome >:( >:( >:( what a waste of time getting a degree in forestry. Ignorance is bliss.

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I feel your frustrations pinefaller. While I expect that this setup would be too rich for my blood, I can see the conditions where it would be ideal in high value forests. 
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« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2018, 06:55:40 PM »
Matriarch Equipment   Skogger ,  - skid, load, sort, fell (with add on head)
weight around the 22k lbs - bit under done at 100 hp?
What are the necessary upgrades (extra expense)? More power/torque, winch (to get the logs beyond grapple reach), chains or band tracks on at least engine side tires?, add on/ removeable ballast for engine side depending on what tree types are being hauled, loud extremely annoying beeper on machine (ground worker alert)



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« Reply #125 on: June 01, 2018, 12:29:17 AM »
This is cute and about perfect for most of the guys here

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« Reply #126 on: June 01, 2018, 01:24:56 AM »
That crane looks really smooth🙄😂
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« Reply #127 on: June 05, 2018, 05:56:18 AM »
Russian Log rafting 

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« Reply #128 on: June 05, 2018, 07:54:22 AM »
Nice vid, intelligent solution
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« Reply #129 on: June 05, 2018, 08:25:54 AM »
Whats new about log rafts?

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Re: European logging anyone?
« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2018, 01:14:22 PM »
Nothing new about long stick excavators either.  Im surprised its volvo and not sennebogen. 
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« Reply #131 on: June 05, 2018, 01:57:52 PM »
Theres a few guys out here that have long stick shovels that Jewell built they use for small tower corners vs tong tosser (log jammers).

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« Reply #132 on: June 05, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
Guys I've never seen a stick anything. Interesting. I have no idea how that mini skidder is making money. But I don't make much money when I am hauling out small stuff like that for my OWB.
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