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« Reply #3500 on: January 12, 2018, 01:12:14 PM »
Good video of the FT-133 at work in a second thinning. Nice pine stand with good regeneration.
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« Reply #3501 on: January 12, 2018, 02:18:16 PM »
Nice video
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« Reply #3502 on: January 12, 2018, 08:44:42 PM »
When did Brian get rid of his 1270?

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« Reply #3503 on: January 25, 2018, 11:18:04 AM »
Some oldies





  Any of you guys ever been in the woods with one of these?





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« Reply #3504 on: January 25, 2018, 01:29:55 PM »
I've seen that video before somewhere with the 350. Hard to believe that little thing'll haul such a load!
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« Reply #3505 on: January 25, 2018, 07:11:23 PM »
Nice! A bulldozer with a grapple crane, that would be handy for me
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« Reply #3506 on: January 25, 2018, 08:26:22 PM »
Makes me cringe seeing that loader/dozer combo with absolutely no protection for the operator.  I've seen the main vertical shaft break completely off on those Gafners.
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« Reply #3508 on: January 26, 2018, 08:09:28 AM »
I've seen that video before somewhere with the 350. Hard to believe that little thing'll haul such a load!

It makes me wonder why ive never been able to find a forestry trailer behind a dozer.   Ive seen quite a few videos over the years of 4wd farm tractors struggling to get half loads up a hill or thru a swampy patch.  Badly sunken in or having to unload the whole trailer, move a few feet then reload several times.  The soil gets wrecked.  Im curious why no one seems to use a crawler on swamp pads for the power unit.  Id think the volume or logs per trip, increased stability and not getting stuck as much would offset the slower speed and have a kinder footprint.  Am i wrong?
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« Reply #3509 on: January 26, 2018, 09:48:56 AM »
I stole this picture from a tractor forum. This is a rig a guy over in Down East Maine uses. He has a tractor for the trailer also plus a skidder. He says the Dozer/Trailer combo is the best way to go for him.



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« Reply #3510 on: January 26, 2018, 04:26:52 PM »
Nice setup.  Has he ever pulled the trailer with the skidder?
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« Reply #3511 on: January 26, 2018, 06:09:11 PM »
I have a JD RotoBoom. Originally the boom was mounted on the cat (I think). The plan is to mount it on the 3pt hitch of the Steiger and pull the trailer.

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« Reply #3512 on: January 26, 2018, 07:19:37 PM »
Puffergas that I want to see . I have wanted to put one on my 9600 Ford .
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« Reply #3513 on: January 28, 2018, 07:59:37 PM »
The John Deere 350 and Gafner loader were popular units for logging the cedar swamps and jack pine areas of the eastern UP during the early 1960's. Also with no protective canopies.
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« Reply #3514 on: January 28, 2018, 08:08:30 PM »
g_man,not a bad setup. But I don't have a dozer. BUT I sure could use one. BUT using one would only found more rocks to haul into the bog. Getting a bigger forwarder trailer would enable to haul more rocks too. What a vicious circle.  ;D
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« Reply #3515 on: January 28, 2018, 09:45:44 PM »
Getting a bigger forwarder trailer would enable to haul more rocks too. What a vicious circle.  ;D

Then you need a bigger tractor and and and.......  :D

Don't you wanna leave any rocks to the next guy ? :)
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« Reply #3516 on: January 28, 2018, 09:51:15 PM »
Or just a forwarder with the right tracks

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« Reply #3517 on: January 29, 2018, 06:50:49 AM »
I really doubt I will run out of rocks.   :(  And if I did, I could call a blasting crew and that would keep me going for a while.  :D Got some biggies sticking out of the ground.
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« Reply #3518 on: January 29, 2018, 07:18:48 AM »
Makes me cringe seeing that loader/dozer combo with absolutely no protection for the operator.  I've seen the main vertical shaft break completely off on those Gafners.
my dad logged with an old jd 1010 dozer for 20years with no ROPS  then there was about 10 years with out a dozer then got a 350 with ROPS the first week he said I cant believe I never got killed with that 1010 

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« Reply #3519 on: January 29, 2018, 07:41:54 AM »
I've seen that video before somewhere with the 350. Hard to believe that little thing'll haul such a load!

It makes me wonder why ive never been able to find a forestry trailer behind a dozer.   Ive seen quite a few videos over the years of 4wd farm tractors struggling to get half loads up a hill or thru a swampy patch.  Badly sunken in or having to unload the whole trailer, move a few feet then reload several times.  The soil gets wrecked.  Im curious why no one seems to use a crawler on swamp pads for the power unit.  Id think the volume or logs per trip, increased stability and not getting stuck as much would offset the slower speed and have a kinder footprint.  Am i wrong?

Or pickup a lamtrac  or Fecon  or cmi.  Undercarriage on all those are designed for the woods.  Trouble is they are weighted to offset the a heavy front end but I bet you enterprising folks could put a trailer forward and use the hydraulics to drive the crane.  Then disconnect the whole system when you wanted to put the mulching head back on. 
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