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Offline Maine logger88

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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2018, 03:19:09 PM »
I will also say there is nothing wrong with a Deere skidder I still have 1 and itís been good to me but I mostly run my timberjacks now. Just given a choice between the two I would go with the tj! 
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2018, 07:09:38 PM »
Timberjack  easy to get on and off if working alone
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2018, 09:29:53 AM »
Thetes a pretty decent looking 440 on nashville CL for $6k
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2018, 09:50:13 AM »
Thetes a pretty decent looking 440 on nashville CL for $6k
And one in a far sorryer state in France. Well, actually, there's two for parts at the moment. :D 



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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2018, 09:56:43 AM »
You dont think that'll buff out? Hmm. 
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2018, 12:25:33 PM »
Nope. 
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2018, 02:15:28 PM »
That John Deere looks awfull ! Satamax :  if you dont like John Deere that is a shure way to show it :)
I am still on the hunt but mainly for a Timberjack. I've got what seems to be a good prospect for a 230. 

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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2018, 02:36:56 PM »
Around here since you can still read the lettering the owner would still ask top dollar....
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2018, 03:44:22 PM »
That John Deere looks awfull ! Satamax :  if you dont like John Deere that is a shure way to show it :)
I am still on the hunt but mainly for a Timberjack. I've got what seems to be a good prospect for a 230.
I love the looks of old 440's. But here, it would be risked to have one.  This one has rolled over, and is for sale on leboncoin.fr and this isn't the worst picture. 
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2018, 08:01:57 AM »
but what did they do with that skidder?? trow it from a concrete dam?
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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2018, 08:33:42 AM »
Rolled it on a hill i guess. Mind you, where this is, it's "la charente" where it's flat flat flat! 

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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2018, 08:38:07 AM »
Looks like it may have rolled over and over and over down the side of a mountain.
Definitely not the result of a simple rollover.
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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2018, 04:49:37 PM »
The only time I ever saw a cage that bad is when a guy dropped a very large pine on his skidder. But I suppose rolling off a mountain would do the same thing. I hope nobody was in it when it happened 
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2018, 05:00:10 PM »
big tree really big tree. i have seen 2 that looked like that. looks like it broke the rear axle housing

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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2018, 06:33:46 AM »
 Back in the late 70s my father had a 208 we did some custom skidding for a local excavation contractor who had a john deere 440 same vintage 78-80. We felt the timberjack got around better and was built better for the woods and was more stable. We did like the way the John Deere looked and it was much quieter. Dad eventually sold the Timberjack and switched to Clarks and over the years bought new 664s 665s and 666s. All with detroits except the last 666 had a cummings. He loved the Clarks and never had a problem with the detroits

 Having said all that he still always talked about his little 208 and how stable it was and how it would climb hills other machines wouldn't and easy in and out.Hope this helps good luck!

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« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2018, 06:39:03 AM »
I was looking at a nice Timberjack 230 but could not find the Id metal plate with the serial number. Where it is normaly located ? I've seen some stripped pop rivet inside the cabin between  the pedal and the seat, is there where it is normally ?

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« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2018, 09:56:38 PM »
Claude, older Timberjacks like 240A I have worked on, the serial number plate was on the metal which is next to your right ankle. You could read it from the ground. If you you look closely, you may see where the rivets were that held the plate on. Wire brush that area and you should find the number stamped into the metal there where it was underneath the plate.
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2018, 05:57:01 AM »
Oliver , thank you for that very important info. The owner has registration papers but there is no plate on the machine, so I at least I could check if the numbers match. Beside a stolen skidder, is there any reason why somebody would remove the ID plate ?

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« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2018, 07:28:41 AM »
These machines are getting into 40+ years old, and have been through countless rebuilds and owners and hours. There is no telling whatís happened to the machine over the years. It could have fell off years ago. Someone wanted a souvenir. I wish my skidder could talk, Iím sure itís got lots of stories, I can only imagine the wood itís pulled over the years.
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Re: timberjack 230 or john deere 440
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2018, 12:56:05 PM »
got a half day on my 440, I was happy with just a few issues to deal with, one of them being operator learning curve.  I can share I am impressed with the power and responsiveness in comparison with my old c5 tree farmer.   I was ready for a tippy machine as warned by users on this site, however I found it stable  and nimble.  


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