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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2019, 04:09:37 PM »
if it used an indextor rotator. a lot of them did. 1000 would be a deal

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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2019, 07:41:30 PM »
1000 would be great and i would not hesitate.

did the first trial run, it works extremely good, the grapple turns around slowly left and right and with the same machine movement i can more or less control the turn. of course a rotator would be perfect.

We will load first flatbed friday, so we'll see how that works out.



Teak price is bad this year, 30% less on the short sticks and 50% on the big, longer, good ones. i won't sell the big ones this year, i have decided to mill them all to 2x6's, that's what they most use for building the roofs around here. even if i can't sell them right away i can store the cut lumber as long as i want and will earn a lot more than selling round wood.
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2019, 04:10:09 AM »
Did the first load of short wood, dang are the prices bad. for the load i received 1000$, last year it was 1500$. At least i could bring my loading costs down to like 100$, last year i had to pay 200$ for 6 people loading by hand. the grapple works like a charm. two guys make bundles of 14-18 sticks, every stick has to be measured by the buyer, and then i grab that pack with the grapple and can pretty much load it by myself. We lasted 3 hours for the 24m3.

Got my first order for 70 pieces of 2x6 's. so i have decided to mill all bigger sticks to lumber. the price of round wood is just too bad this year.

    




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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2019, 08:30:08 AM »
Well, thats great about the grapple then.  Looks like weather has cooperated for you.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2019, 10:01:43 AM »
Glad to see the grapple worked out better for you.
Sorry to see the price went down. The joy of being a logger. :(
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2019, 10:13:40 AM »
Looks like weather has cooperated for you

We are at the beginning of dry season, the best time of the year. it was a beautiful clouded fresh day at 26C/ 79F 
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2019, 10:49:12 AM »
Good news/bad news beats all bad news.  Glad the grapple is working and enjoy that weather..best time in the tropics for sure, unless you can get up to 2000 meters.  

How much do you get for a sawn teak 2x6?
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2019, 07:25:24 PM »
I can sell 2x6 's in 3,4m 4,2m or 5m, 11' 14' 17' length. The longer the harder it gets because they are still smaller logs and of course it gets more expensive. one log gives me 2 2x6. for the short ones i get 26$ for each piece, 34$ for the 14' and 45$ for the 17 footers.  one round log gave me around 34$ in 2018 but this year the same log pays 20$.

So two 2x6 at 26$ is 52$ instead of 20$, of course i have to do the work of milling, but it's just work, i already have the mill, the excavator, the storage to dry the lumber i can't sell right of.
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2019, 05:32:53 PM »
Installed the mill today, we did a nice loading platform. throw 10 logs on there with the grapple and then we can easily move them by hand. 





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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2019, 04:22:42 PM »
little update

last week we loaded the 5th load of shortwood and i'm very busy with the sawmill also.

Before

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That was a 500$ order of 4 6X6s' and 10 2X6s'


all the bigger sticks go on the mill


I try to sell some of them directly, freshsawn and
the rest gets stored under roof and air dries.
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2019, 07:14:03 PM »
I like the way you do that teak.  Sell what needs to be cut for a maximum return as you do a TSI for the rest.  Banjo
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2019, 05:21:17 AM »
The grapples with rotators I have seen on dig bucket capable excavators have had solenoid hydraulic valve (mounted on the front stick) to do two functions. A wire cable ran back to the cab to a switch to operate the solenoid valve.
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They tried to leave the stick hydraulic ram alone.

If there was a spare valve in the excavator's main valve bank that was used or a foot pedal control for the rotator and extra piping. (fairly big expense)
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2019, 07:40:57 AM »
If there was a spare valve in the excavator's main valve bank that was used or a foot pedal control for the rotator and extra piping. (fairly big expense) Pedal valve


I already have the whole system on the excavator, the pedal, the valves, hammer/sheer piping. now i connected the grapple open/close function by bypassing the bucket cyl. if i find a rotator i would connect the rotating function over the foot pedal.
But i'm not looking very hard, i have about 3 loads left this year and then it will be 3years wait before the next thinning, so i deal with it in 3 years. the mine permit is hopefully given to me within months so who knows in 3 years there will be more machines available or at least i will have the finances to buy whatever i need. I think my old 540A skidder will need to be replaced also for the next thinning.
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2019, 07:13:12 PM »
Just some more pics. we finished falling. have 400 left to skid and maybe 3-4 loads of shortwood and lots of good logs for the sawmill

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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2019, 09:46:41 AM »
Finished the thinning with all the sawing too.

before selecting and bucking

After


selecting the shortwood and the thicker longwood which gets sawn


last load


thankyou fest for my workers and the buyer. some beers and meat



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