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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3560 on: April 02, 2018, 07:12:43 PM »
Ron I seen that. It looks like there clearing all the pine out of the hardwood. Looked like a small strip on the south side of 55.

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« Reply #3561 on: April 02, 2018, 07:15:09 PM »
ok wanted to ask this before but keep forgetting   after the thinning like in the second pic  the remaining trees are/look far apart what keeps them from blowing over wouldn't it be better to just clear cut it  or do guys go back if they blow over and clean them up  one other thing how many knots are in your bud whorl we have 5 and they wont buy them for poles i think only 3 is aloud but could be wrong     

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3562 on: April 02, 2018, 09:24:58 PM »
I'd like to try one of those smaller forwarders, all I've gotten to run are Buffalo and BuffaloKing models.
  Coxy, that pine looks excessively thinned, we don't take them down that far for the reason you stated.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3563 on: April 02, 2018, 09:34:53 PM »
Barbender once your used to the Buffalo its painful to go back to the little machines. The small crane won't lift what you want it to, the bunk fills in a hurry, the small tires ride rougher and you get hung up easier, and the little 4cyl motor is wound like a cheap watch getting a full load moving uphill. Hahaha 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3564 on: April 02, 2018, 09:44:18 PM »
Looks like a thin we did for one of the local governments 100 fir an acre and if there was an oak clear out a 50' to 75' circle around them this included the fun of making snags with down wood piles.

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« Reply #3565 on: April 02, 2018, 11:14:21 PM »
Chevy, we used to have an Elk model. That machine was almost identical in size to a Buffalo, but with a 4 cylinder engine. I never ran it, but by all accounts it was pathetic. Not only did the engine lack power, the drive system was really weak. It could not climb hills at all, I guess. This new BuffaloKing really impresses me with it's hill climbing ability, I can climb hills that the processors spin out on😊 Anyhow, I just wanted to try one of those dinky machines for the fun of it, I'm not giving back the big machine😁
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3566 on: April 04, 2018, 12:28:21 PM »
Firewoodjoe,

Yes, the job is just east of the Caberfae Ski Area road and south of H-55. The heavy thinning is in the small stretch along the highway road right-of-way probably as designated by MDOT and the USFS landscape architect. The timber access road angles into the red pine stand and a block of National Forest timber to the south.
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« Reply #3567 on: April 04, 2018, 07:50:43 PM »
To you guys that think the pine will blow over. Yes it will if not done properly. Most pine is thinned 3 or more times over many years. The root system recoups and itís generally fine. Then they used to cut telephone poles from the remainder final cut but I donít see many poles cut like I used to.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3568 on: April 14, 2018, 07:31:43 PM »
I am a small scale guy.  I use chain saws, a 47 hp kubota  tractor, logging winch and trailer. I leave about 50 percent of the forest standing and have great luck with keeping wildlife in the area.  Here is video of some crazy pictures I have taken.  





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« Reply #3569 on: April 14, 2018, 08:00:16 PM »
I used skidders and forwards but I am just doing small scale logging for myself with a kubota tractor and logging winch, logging trailer. It's not to bad if the going is good but man I would love to have one of those smaller track machines.  This is my smaller operations.

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« Reply #3570 on: April 14, 2018, 08:45:22 PM »
so, how bad do you want a small tracked machine.....
for those who say "it cannot be done!" please do so quietly so as not to disturb those who are doing it.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3571 on: April 14, 2018, 09:49:28 PM »
And how small are you talking? A mini? A 490/120 size machine? 45k lbs weight?

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« Reply #3572 on: April 15, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
how about 5k lollollol

for those who say "it cannot be done!" please do so quietly so as not to disturb those who are doing it.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3573 on: April 15, 2018, 12:42:15 PM »
Hermann has moved to %100 shovel logging now using madill 3800's
a man is strongest on his knees

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« Reply #3574 on: April 15, 2018, 02:19:39 PM »
how about 5k lollollol

I can see now how you can flip that thing.
Btw we old timer would like to listen to the sound of a diesel not such terrible music. smiley_thumbsdown smiley_thumbsdown :D :D
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3575 on: April 15, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Hermann has moved to %100 shovel logging now using madill 3800's
Wonder how long till they dig out the old Washington Buncher to hang off a line.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3576 on: December 09, 2018, 09:36:25 PM »
The mainliner's access with its pup is difficult across the hilly terrain to the timber landing and decking area of the logging job in back so the forwarder operator loads the unhooked pup on the county road side.


 The loaded woodhauler comes out of the logging area to hook up its pup on the county road side for a full load of logs to be taken to a down state sawmill.  

 


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