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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3640 on: January 23, 2019, 06:18:23 PM »
Mike pretty soon you are going to be a business magnate there.  
From what I've read about Mike, he'd like that. I don't know if there's a special distinction between a "Business Magnate" and a regular one- but if the Business kind attracts Iron and Steel like a regular one, Mike would be very successful with all that extra material to work with. I heard that Magnates stick to Iron and Steel.....
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« Reply #3641 on: January 23, 2019, 06:29:17 PM »
For more info on mountain logging, check Youtube: "West Coast Logging Alex Esgate". He has good videos showing how skyline logging works, and the equipment they use.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3642 on: January 23, 2019, 08:08:30 PM »
This is sure impressive how far they are hanging out.


We were on a job that was hanging out just a bit further and steeper. Had to be a mile+ and steep ground. They logged with a little tiny madill 071. Wish I had some video of the old stuff our local guys did with the big skagits.
A buddy’s dad use to run a big old skagit he’s told us and showed us the pictures of flying out the older D8’s a mile they were impressive machines for their day. Or seeing pictures from the mountain doing the salvage of the old growth having to use the line shovels and the yarders to load the timber.

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« Reply #3643 on: January 27, 2019, 07:22:09 PM »
I'll never keep up with you guys but I enjoy harvesting with this set up.

 

 
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« Reply #3644 on: January 27, 2019, 07:49:56 PM »
I bet they start up easy, maybe put out a little methane gas.  run on hay and grass.  A little attitude now and then.

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« Reply #3645 on: January 27, 2019, 08:18:57 PM »
I bet they start up easy, maybe put out a little methane gas.  run on hay and grass.  A little attitude now and then.
The mare was sure giving attitude today. We harvest our own hay in the summer. SLow, but efficient.
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« Reply #3646 on: January 28, 2019, 07:35:37 AM »
The best part is,if you need to go forward a foot you don't have to get back on and wonder if that was enough.
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« Reply #3647 on: January 28, 2019, 08:50:10 AM »
dustyjay- I'm reminded of an old cartoon comparing horse farming with monstrous agribusiness..."That poor guy has to quit when the sun goes down!"... The money quote...KJV Ecclesiastes 4:6 "Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit."

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« Reply #3648 on: February 07, 2019, 10:40:45 AM »
Hey FabTek / Cat guys, check this out.



 

 

 

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« Reply #3649 on: February 08, 2019, 05:33:17 PM »
What vintage and reach?
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« Reply #3650 on: February 28, 2019, 05:53:53 AM »
I'll never keep up with you guys but I enjoy harvesting with this set up.
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Reminds me of me and my father years ago. Dad had this theory. It's not how much money you make it's how much you enjoy your work and how much money you have left in the bank on Friday.  He had horses and old trucks.  Big machines cost lots of money and although they can make good money if you keep them going many went bankrupt. Big money.. lots of pressure and no time to enjoy your work.  
Your method doesn't cost anything and most likely one of the most enjoyable ways to log.  Dad and I got a lot of satisfaction from it.  It's been 45 years and I still work in the wood doing small scale logging mostly firewood.  I have a kubtoa tractor with a logging winch and power saws.  I keep it simple.  https://lostcaper.ca/dad-the-man-the-myth-the-legend/(opens in a new tab)
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« Reply #3651 on: March 21, 2019, 10:03:31 AM »
Yesterday was the end of the winter Sp/Fir season for me. My method is to get 1000 BF on the landing then make two 500 BF trips to the log yard 6 miles away.



 

This is the last load.



 

The mill I used to use closed last year. They would take down to 10 footers. The log yard min length is 12 foot. Makes me wish I had a longer truck. Makes steering interesting when the haul road is icy.



 

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« Reply #3652 on: March 21, 2019, 10:29:41 AM »
Your woods look like mine,as in snow.
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« Reply #3653 on: March 21, 2019, 11:40:18 AM »
g-man: nice looking stacks--bet you like that grapple!
Unless we get another big freeze, like you g-man, I am done in the woods 'till summer.  No problem:  my log deck is chocka-block full so I'll be sawing (ash, oak, WP, hemlock--over 100 logs); my landing zone is full with full-length (50' - 75'--lots of dead ash from the "yellows" as my forester call it) so I'll be bucking up and sorting cordwood (mostly) from saw logs, chainsawing rounds and hand splitting rounds into cordwood (gotta stay in shape ;) 

 

 
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« Reply #3654 on: March 21, 2019, 06:57:37 PM »
Looks like that 440 is working out nicely for you Rob !!!

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« Reply #3655 on: March 22, 2019, 01:56:12 PM »
Looking Good!
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« Reply #3656 on: Yesterday at 06:06:12 PM »
Salvage of a large area of windblown timber from the destructive August 2018 windstorm has started along State Highway 55 west of Cadillac, MI. The timber salvage changes the landscape appearance while greatly improving the area's aesthetics, March 2019.


 

 
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« Reply #3657 on: Yesterday at 06:31:43 PM »
Ron that area took it hard. It’s to bad how much standing timber we lost.

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« Reply #3658 on: Yesterday at 07:57:51 PM »
Yes, hopefully most of the downed timber can and will be salvaged. 
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