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Timbco 445
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:21:32 AM »
I'm looking at purchasing a 1997 timbco 445d with a saw head on it. I am just wanting your opinion on this machine. Thanks.

 

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 03:15:55 PM »
Sorry I donít know anything about the machine but your question may get better responses if you post it in the Forestry and Logging topics. Good luck on finding the right piece of equipment.
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 03:55:32 PM »
@TimberJoe agree with Don, move thread to forestry and logging section or just start a new thread there.  Also, let people know where you are by updating profile.
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 09:44:50 PM »
Theres a hotsaw timbco buncher in TN for $50k .. I think i saw it on LSN.com and iirc it had 8 or 9 k hours.  Maybe wrong on that part. 
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 09:49:05 PM »
@BargeMonkey has a Timbco, I think he has a bar saw on his IIRC 
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 09:52:35 PM »
Thanks, just looking to hear the good and the bad of the machine. 

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 10:05:25 PM »
Got anymore pictures because something ISNT RIGHT.... 👎 1997 isnt a D, and look at the final drives.  Right by the door is a # stamped on the steel plate. The upper maybe a D, I dont think the bottom is. What's it got for a head ? 

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 10:34:40 PM »
Barge - you are right - what final drives??  :o
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 10:58:02 PM »
Barge - you are right - what final drives??  :o
That's an A model scabbed into a D upper... Not saying its "bad" but those finals where known to be weak. When I blew a final I got a HUGE education from a guy in OH on Timbco parts, guy lives and breathes Timbco. That machine should have GFT 80 final drives.... 

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 12:59:41 AM »
I guess I actually don't know they year.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 01:07:36 AM »
I think i see a 6CTA with a bosch p3000 pump and rsv governor.  That part of the equation should be pretty reliable.
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 06:53:38 AM »
I think i see a 6CTA with a bosch p3000 pump and rsv governor.  That part of the equation should be pretty reliable.
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2019, 07:01:02 AM »
What size of timber are you planning on being in? Have you priced out moving a 445? Just by looking at the one youíve posted, the old girl lookings like sheís not too far from need an undercarriage. Howís the Rotex bearing? Tilt cylinders? Head looks like sheís seen her fair share of plating as well as welding. 

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 09:07:00 AM »
Is it missing the middle finger?  I think thats just for accumulating pulp?  Maybe undesirable in larger single stems.. I dunno. 
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 09:10:41 AM »
Itís an accumulator they work in bigger wood as well Mike. One thing that can take a person a while to learn to do with the older Timbco bar saw heads is to remember to retract the bar since itís manually controlled vs the newer heads with a proximity sensor in the saw bar for auto retract.

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 10:04:43 AM »
I will be using it in timber ranging from 6 inches up to as big as it can take. I've got a few sales going. Let's say I buy this machine for 5k at auction. Do you think I could get a season out of the undercarriage. My seasons are short, july to December, and I'm a one man opperation. I have a 450c timberjack skidder with grapple and winch. I have been cutting with my skidsteer, but it's a pretty rough ride going over logs. I appreciate all the information.

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 10:21:35 AM »
Without looking it over there is no way to know how long it would last. Might get a couple seasons, might not get off the lowboy before a final gave out. 
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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 10:31:35 AM »
So you think the finals will be the biggest issue off the get go? I couldn't find any information on these type of drives? Any idea how much 2 new assembly would cost? I can put them in.

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 10:39:28 AM »
Without looking it over and feeling stuff out itís kind of anyoneís guess or hope. Do you know where the machine is? How many axles youíre going to need to move it? Take a 415 out here I need a standard truck with a minimum of a two axle lowboy, a 425 I need a three axle possibly a drop on the truck as well.

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Re: Timbco 445
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 10:44:15 AM »
The finals were just an example, it could be a pump that goes.  The problem with older iron like that is not always what the cost of the replacement part it - it's actually finding the part.  If it was a common failure point then many times all the decent used ones are long gone.  
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