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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2019, 10:55:53 AM »
We transport our logs and lumber with a John Deere 4320 compact tractor with pallet forks works pretty good when I had my first mill we used New Holland skid steer worked good also but tore up the ground pretty bad. Randy

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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2019, 11:29:06 AM »
580 case with a 4 way front bucket for the big stuff, but

 this guy does an impressive amount of work

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2019, 12:56:05 PM »
580 case with a 4 way front bucket for the big stuff, but
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 this guy does an impressive amount of work
I often wondered how those would work everytime I drool over one. would be great for a portable job in someones backyard with very tight quarters. if the mill was built good enough you could put it right on the mill for transport.

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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2019, 03:21:41 PM »
I have a Kubota L48. My preference is a Lull type telehandler.

  
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2019, 03:23:32 PM »
I was actually quite surprised on what it can lift,  if it can`t lift it (16  ft, 28" oak) I get the forks under it, curl back a hair and the log is off the ground enough to push it..or roll it. very handy for the slabs, moving pallets, etc. Its so small and manueverable I find myself avoiding using the big machine., This one is 3k lbs, I wouldn`t put in on my mill but lotsa guys get them in the back of their trucks.

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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2019, 04:27:59 PM »
I would be alot happier putting it on my mill than in the back of my truck. even if I had a 1 ton. The mill was built for 6000+ pounds. of course the single 7000 pound axle is the limiting factor anyhow :)

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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2019, 12:22:18 AM »
Cat 910 articulated loader with forks.

Given a choice, I'd got with a CAT IT-12 integrated tool carrier. It's the same machine as the 910 but has quick-change attachments and parallel loader geometry.
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2019, 06:28:08 AM »
The cat works for me.


 


 

 

 
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2019, 09:24:50 PM »
A telehandler is about the most versatile machine around the mill.  :)
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2019, 08:20:22 PM »
 






 
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2019, 09:07:24 PM »
   I think the Admins should move this to the Restricted thread so us underprivileged po' folks don't have to read, look and cry.

   I have a JD 750 with a bush hog brand 1648 (I think that is right model number) FEL with a bucket and 20" forks that bolt on to the bucket. It is way undersized for any big log or load of lumber. When somebody gives me a winning lottery ticket I am going to upgrade. (How many times I have I seen the old adage "How do you make a million dollars with a sawmill? Answer: Start with 2 million.)


 
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2019, 09:36:54 PM »
WV - that tractor sure holds a good whack of lumber.  I have a 66 HP row crop IH that would be about all full with that on the loader.  
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2019, 10:57:19 PM »


 
Moves the lumber.


 
Clears snow.


 
Picks up logs.from trailers with fenders
I'm happy with what I have, it meets all my needs.
Now, if I wanted to stack my lumber up to eight lifts high, I'd go with the Cat that Peter Drouin plays with!   :D
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2019, 12:01:03 AM »
Sure are a lot of nice high lift forklifts out there!  I just have this 1986 vintage 9038:


 
9,000 lb lift and 38' reach.  Rebuilt 3 rams so far (another starting to leak) and replace 4 or 5 hoses.  Needs to have the head gasket replaced next.  Don't have chains so it don't like snow much.  I've done a ton of work with it building my cabin and hauling logs.
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2019, 12:49:46 AM »
@E-Tex you didn't have that tractor when i stopped by did you? what hp is it and do you like the backhoe attachment? been contemplating getting a hoe for my kubota. maybe this winter depending how well i do on fire season this yr, and how well our profit sharing bonus is, which depends on the bristow group buy out. 
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2019, 07:00:41 AM »
Andries, A grapple is most useful.


 

 


 

 

 
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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2019, 08:14:50 AM »
For the few logs per day I do, I depend on a riding lawn tractor and self built log arch.  I use this rig to move logs, slabs and pallets of lumber.  Most of the big jobs are at a customer's place who furnishes a tractor and labor.  I have a two axle trailer with parbuckling winch to pick up logs.  It is all kinda primitive but I get by.  So far I have resisted a new FEL tractor and a new monthly payment.  

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Re: What do you use for material handling ?
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2019, 09:11:10 AM »
@E-Tex you didn't have that tractor when i stopped by did you? what hp is it and do you like the backhoe attachment? been contemplating getting a hoe for my kubota. maybe this winter depending how well i do on fire season this yr, and how well our profit sharing bonus is, which depends on the bristow group buy out.
No sir, I've just had it a few months.  65hp.....Heavy Tractor with great lift capacity.  Works perfect for me.
I love the backhoe attachment.  Its no yellow machine but its a great tool for my property.
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« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2019, 10:47:40 AM »
Andries, A grapple is most useful. 
I agree completely. 
This canoe got in the way once too often . . . .  ;) 


 
Peter, you show photos of the Mr. Deere and Mr. Cat. 
Great looking equipment!
Do you use the grapple on the Cat very often?
Also, if memory serves, you do a lot of timber milling for the timber framing market. 
Doesn't the grapple punch dents into the timbers when using the grapple? 
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