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« on: August 09, 2018, 01:40:01 PM »
Hey all! Just wanted to say hi and thanks to admins for adding me to the community. I'm in New Zealand and have a small Woodlot crew, running a grapple digger and a 664 Ranger. I've had a few minor issues with the skidder and have gained so much insight just from searching this forum as a guest. Stoked to be a part of y'all now! Tried to add a couple of shots of the old girl in action, hopefully it works... Love my 664! ;-)   

 

 

 

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 01:56:34 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Why so much mud?
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 03:06:29 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Why so much mud?

He's in NZ. That looks like dry weather. :D
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 03:26:23 PM »
Welcome to the Forum. Why you cutting down such small trees? Don't you think it would be better to let them mature a bit?  :D
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 04:13:21 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Why so much mud?

He's in NZ. That looks like dry weather. :D
I guess you should know.  
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 08:02:49 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, LogStalker.

Those are some nice sized logs there.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 08:25:18 PM »
Welcome LogStalker,  those 664 or great skidders.  The way the blade clyinders are protected is the best set up. I once did a 4bt Cummins swap on a 664.  Can't remember all the details but, but we had to change out some of the torque converter parts.  It has be sold several times since and it still shows up at the shop every four or five years.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 08:43:16 PM »
Howdy, Logstalker, and welcome, drag up a stump and set a spell
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 04:40:13 AM »
Looks like you have all the sheet metal with it too. Welcome to the forum.
Like the pictures.
What does that grapple digger look like?
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 05:02:18 AM »
happy to have you here logstalker. sure is some scenery there. hope to see some more.

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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 07:50:54 AM »
Welcome. Do you use a chain as winch line? 
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 03:42:40 PM »
Welcome. Do you use a chain as winch line? (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
Haha nope, just had to join two chains together to get round the butt.

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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 03:45:20 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Why so much mud?
That's the dry piece of the block!! I'll post up a couple of pics of the muddy bit on Monday... 8)

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2018, 03:48:43 PM »
Looks like you have all the sheet metal with it too. Welcome to the forum.
Like the pictures.
What does that grapple digger look like?
I'll get some more photos over the next few days and post em up for you

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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 04:55:44 PM »
happy to have you here logstalker. sure is some scenery there. hope to see some more.


 

 

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 07:02:27 PM »
Looks like a hitachi or Doosan 200 with a live heel. Are you guys required the auto shut heavy door guarding?

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 12:40:14 AM »
Doosan DX255LC No heel, Ensign swinging grapple. A lot of guys run the hydraulic guarded doors but this one has been set up with Marguard all round. Real good machine, has 15000 hrs on the clock but never misses a beat and does the job. Climbs well too, considering the grousers are getting down a bit.

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« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 01:13:09 AM »
Welcome aboard.  Why so much mud?
Here's some real mud for ya ;-)  

 

 

 


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