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« Reply #2680 on: May 10, 2018, 10:18:25 PM »
It might take1-2 years for someone green to get decent in a harvester.   More to become totally competent for independent operation.    Doesn't take very long to learn which button does what but that is only the tip of the iceberg.

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« Reply #2681 on: May 11, 2018, 11:18:30 PM »
 The fun of being near a stream

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« Reply #2682 on: May 12, 2018, 07:28:25 PM »
It might take1-2 years for someone green to get decent in a harvester.   More to become totally competent for independent operation.    Doesn't take very long to learn which button does what but that is only the tip of the iceberg.

Only those with a desire to learn and  perform will get up to speed in 1-2 years.  With the price of todays machines and upkeep I can't imagine training a newbie. 

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« Reply #2683 on: May 12, 2018, 07:32:16 PM »
The fun of being near a stream

How do you enjoy the 1270 after having a bit of time in the seat?  I'd love to try one and they are certainly on the list of possible new harvesters when I upgrade later this year.  Not sure I want to look through a kingpost though
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« Reply #2684 on: May 12, 2018, 10:40:47 PM »
It would be odd trying to get used to looking through a crane base coming out of a swing machine.
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« Reply #2685 on: May 12, 2018, 10:44:25 PM »
Guess I should feel good that within a year of running harvester I had a pretty good handle on it and was putting out a wack of wood. After that I felt i just got smoother and more efficient. But I have thousands of hours operating all different kinds of equipment like excavators, bunchers, forwarder, skidder, farm equip, etc. 

Know a kid out of high school that after a week of running processor was one of the smoothest operators I've seen. Also know a guy who has owned and operated a processor for 10+ years and watching him is like watching a bull in a china shop. No finesse involved he runs it like its a sledge hammer.

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« Reply #2686 on: May 12, 2018, 10:57:30 PM »
If you want Ken and if youre in the PNW youre welcome o one try my machine out, its one one of one out here.

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« Reply #2687 on: May 12, 2018, 11:01:48 PM »
Guess I should feel good that within a year of running harvester I had a pretty good handle on it and was putting out a wack of wood. After that I felt i just got smoother and more efficient. But I have thousands of hours operating all different kinds of equipment like excavators, bunchers, forwarder, skidder, farm equip, etc.

Know a kid out of high school that after a week of running processor was one of the smoothest operators I've seen. Also know a guy who has owned and operated a processor for 10+ years and watching him is like watching a bull in a china shop. No finesse involved he runs it like its a sledge hammer.
Its hard to take a guy from feller Buncher to harvester Ive done both then from feller Buncher to harvester well you need a young hand Im under 30 and do everything from wrench to cut by hand with a jack, Im a jack of all trades.

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« Reply #2688 on: May 12, 2018, 11:04:18 PM »
It would be odd trying to get used to looking through a crane base coming out of a swing machine.
Its not that bad at all take about 10 minutes of the boom following the crane and youll never go back even in a forwarder like here in the PNW where a leveling cab is a requirement.

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« Reply #2689 on: May 16, 2018, 10:10:46 PM »
 I haven't had much time to get in the woods, went Saturday in the rain and stumped the last few oaks. Laid the rest of the job down and walked the timbco down the road to the other job, work / wood coming out of my ears and not enough time in the day. 


 


 
Keep knocking the pile down, load trailers, it comes right back 🤣 


 


 
 I laugh when ever someone talks about disturbing over 1 acre in NY, the rules dont just apply in the watershed. finishing up 1 of 4 storm water ponds today. Special liner with bentonite, miserable heavy stuff. 


 
 I finally pulled the trigger and bought my 1st load of fuel last night, came this morning, should have done it 6wks ago, went up another 4.5 cents today. 


 

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« Reply #2690 on: May 16, 2018, 11:01:34 PM »
I haven't had much time to get in the woods, went Saturday in the rain and stumped the last few oaks. Laid the rest of the job down and walked the timbco down the road to the other job, work / wood coming out of my ears and not enough time in the day.

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Keep knocking the pile down, load trailers, it comes right back 🤣

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 I laugh when ever someone talks about disturbing over 1 acre in NY, the rules dont just apply in the watershed. finishing up 1 of 4 storm water ponds today. Special liner with bentonite, miserable heavy stuff.

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 I finally pulled the trigger and bought my 1st load of fuel last night, came this morning, should have done it 6wks ago, went up another 4.5 cents today.

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Yeah but look at the money you saved by using the fuel truck as a roller compactor.  Geez the pavement's still hot and the truck's already there. hahaaahaa
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« Reply #2691 on: May 17, 2018, 12:23:29 PM »
Get after it now before the wife and kids come along.  
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« Reply #2692 on: May 21, 2018, 10:20:31 PM »
Hit it for 20hrs yesterday, back up at 6 and shipped a load of pulp, the day was going to well. Landowner got a picture when I finally got the front shaft out, repairs happen, be back cutting wood in a couple days, cant win them all. 


 

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« Reply #2693 on: May 22, 2018, 12:08:35 AM »
I screwed up when I started this job, had the poles turned sideways and ran out of room, just keep stacking it up, about done. 

 
Got the last couple trees on the job today, get her moved this week. 


 
Got a box of new LED's at the shop, hammering out this next one in record time. 


 
 99% Done with my pond ordeal, tried to get the one pond so I could keep fish in it, they wherent buying it 🤣 Trying to open this weekend but slow, grand opening is June 30th. 


 

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« Reply #2694 on: May 22, 2018, 06:57:02 AM »
 

 

 

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« Reply #2695 on: May 22, 2018, 06:58:23 AM »
 


Not too many of these big old girls left around it sure is cool to see and would be even cooler to drop just to say you have.

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« Reply #2696 on: May 22, 2018, 07:26:11 AM »
So give us some measurements here.  What's the dbh of the small stuff vs that big girl?
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« Reply #2697 on: May 22, 2018, 07:29:30 AM »
If I had to guess itd be in the 6.5 to 7 foot range on the butt where the head is for height. If you were cutting that with a 32 bar youd be cutting a block for a face and a small window to finish your back cut.

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« Reply #2698 on: May 22, 2018, 07:46:23 AM »
I like to think about that stuff. How many saws and differant generations of saws have been against that tree.

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« Reply #2699 on: May 22, 2018, 07:51:27 AM »
That little pocket was an old growth patch that was passed over so only one guy.


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