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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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Re: Parts and opinions for CTL iron.
« 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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Re: Parts and opinions for CTL iron.
« 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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Re: Parts and opinions for CTL iron.
« 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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Re: Parts and opinions for CTL iron.
« 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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