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Re: Parts and opinions for CTL iron.
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2018, 06:49:36 AM »
@ 400 cord a week I'm only going to work 3 months a yr 🤣 The volume you guys must cut is crazy. My Timbco lacks the HP to run a Rolley2 or a big hotsaw, it can run a dangle or 4 roller. I would rather stare at an extra machine on the job than deal with more employees. Been haggling on a low hr nice 450J and that's going to come first I think. 
 Anyone have a "Timberheads", out of WI ? looks like an FT240, it looked pretty rugged. 

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« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2018, 09:06:05 PM »
I've got just what you need :)  I'll make you a heckuva deal and the Forestry Forum will get it's cut 8)











  
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Re: Parts and opinions for CTL iron.
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2018, 09:09:59 PM »
I am not buying Corley5 - but what are you asking?
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« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2018, 09:40:15 PM »
Heck Ive got a ton of spare parts and two heads I need to get rid of.

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« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2018, 10:22:07 PM »
I know what I'd like to get out of it ;) ;D  But a realistic price :-\  Well...  It has a BRAND NEW Kawasaki hydraulic pump.  Hasn't cut a tree since it was installed.
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« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2018, 11:07:57 PM »
After the 450J , might find a tier 3 650J XLT and chip to 115hp or more, tow a bit bigger log.

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« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2018, 08:46:50 AM »
I see Pat's in Da UP has a similar machine that they're asking 79,900 for.  I'd sell this one for less than that....
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« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2018, 08:34:47 PM »
That's a real nice Fabtek. My dad had a JD 490 Fabtek conversion with a 4- roller head, used it with a forwarder until the mills started cutting the short log pricing in the late 90's.
    Our biggest struggle is we log a variety of stand sizes. both clear-cuts and thinning operations. Its tough to have just the right machines when your a small operation that is so diversified, but we manage to make it work. Right now we are thinning 100 acres of what would be best logged with a cut to length machinery, but are processing most of it on the landing. 
    Having machinery with some flexibility helps us a lot. When the ground isn't too steep we can use the processor to cut with. Our dozer is used to cat log on the steeper ground and our grapple skidder is used most of the time when its not too wet. In the near future we are planning on adding a larger log loader with double drums to skyline short distances and then use it to shovel log and load trucks.
     Its always interesting to see how other people our making things work for them.


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« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2018, 08:47:17 PM »
Sure is a nice fabtek machine there Corley. If I had enough work lined up for that and had the cash flow for it i would have it on its way here!! Ive always wanted 1 of those. Hopefully someday. Until then Ill keep running the Stihls. 

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« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2018, 09:54:26 PM »
That's a real nice Fabtek. My dad had a JD 490 Fabtek conversion with a 4- roller head, used it with a forwarder until the mills started cutting the short log pricing in the late 90's.
    Our biggest struggle is we log a variety of stand sizes. both clear-cuts and thinning operations. Its tough to have just the right machines when your a small operation that is so diversified, but we manage to make it work. Right now we are thinning 100 acres of what would be best logged with a cut to length machinery, but are processing most of it on the landing.
    Having machinery with some flexibility helps us a lot. When the ground isn't too steep we can use the processor to cut with. Our dozer is used to cat log on the steeper ground and our grapple skidder is used most of the time when its not too wet. In the near future we are planning on adding a larger log loader with double drums to skyline short distances and then use it to shovel log and load trucks.
     Its always interesting to see how other people our making things work for them.
Mike for years we used a 4 roller doing exactly that for years before getting a forwarder, now were long log thinning with a forwarder and dangle head.

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« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2018, 09:06:52 PM »




Updated my old Rolly 2 to the improved Rolly 3. Old head had close to 20000 hrs on it. Had the new one a few weeks now it definitely takes limbs off better they put a new style top knife on them. 

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« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2018, 01:25:33 AM »
Woodland must love you 😂 One of the guys in a small group I'm in on FB has the 3 running behind a hotsaw and puts quite a pile out. The problem here with Rolly or even Timberpro is parts and service, im not close enough to CJ's, Anderson can get parts but they have to be shipped from Maine because of dealer territory. 

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« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2018, 06:56:39 AM »
Woodland must love you 😂 One of the guys in a small group I'm in on FB has the 3 running behind a hotsaw and puts quite a pile out. The problem here with Rolly or even Timberpro is parts and service, im not close enough to CJ's, Anderson can get parts but they have to be shipped from Maine because of dealer territory.

I feel your pain on dealer support my Timberpro dealer is 100 miles away, Woodlands 800 miles from me I asked 2 dealers for prices on heads never called me back. Pretty bad you have to beg someone to spend a couple hundred thousand dollars. Woodlands support is great I can usually have parts in hand next morning. 

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« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2018, 09:00:33 AM »
around here i have 2 choices for international truck dealers for parts. the big one in bangor that isnt likely to have much for a 10 yr old truck or the one a bit further east. they know ih inside and out stock a lot of parts. but George can be a bit ornery. i sent my boy there to get a brake valve . i told him to be polite or george would make him cry. i have seen it happen there before. if he likes you your all set if he dosent they dont come back. i have got parts from him that the other dealer couldnt even find a listing for. 

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« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2018, 06:32:44 PM »
I wonder if you know my uncle charlie.  If its still open anyway, he was the starter and alternator guy on 1A in ellsworth.  May have sold it to partner by now, not sure. 
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« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2018, 07:05:54 PM »
dont know him

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« Reply #56 on: November 18, 2018, 09:14:34 PM »
Barge

We are full ctl in southern and central vt. 6 full time crews running
 We have 7 rottne forwarders. 4 cat/fabtek 501 harvesters, 2 barko harvesters and 1 rottne h20 6 wheel harvester. If you ever want to see any particular iron in action let me know and we can set it up.
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« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2018, 09:33:09 PM »
Barge

We are full ctl in southern and central vt. 6 full time crews running
 We have 7 rottne forwarders. 4 cat/fabtek 501 harvesters, 2 barko harvesters and 1 rottne h20 6 wheel harvester. If you ever want to see any particular iron in action let me know and we can set it up.
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@Chep,
What is the favorite harvester?  Can the h20 handle hardwoods (oaks?).   
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« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2018, 11:15:40 PM »
Luckily I still run a chainsaw! No hose jockeying for me... i get to cut the oversize, the cream and the steep banks...

The h20 is super impressive and can move some huge sticks of wood around. It's got the sp head on it . I think it's a 7000

I am working around a 501 right now with a brand new sp 661 head with a topsaw (first in n. America) that's been very cool to see also.

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« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2018, 11:49:50 PM »
Barge

We are full ctl in southern and central vt. 6 full time crews running
 We have 7 rottne forwarders. 4 cat/fabtek 501 harvesters, 2 barko harvesters and 1 rottne h20 6 wheel harvester. If you ever want to see any particular iron in action let me know and we can set it up.
Cheers
That's awesome and I greatly appreciate the offer. 👍👍👍  As much as I want to throw down on a newer dangle head on a used carrier it's not going to happen, more than likely be a 415/133/153 size machine with a 4 roller. The mud this yr has put a serious hurt on my iron budget 😂 


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