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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #2420 on: March 07, 2018, 09:04:29 PM »
Some pics from our new set up. Our buncher contractor bailed so we are hand cutting and getting close to 60 tons a day with 2 guys,not counting pulp. Mixed stand that had been heavily thinned and not replanted. DF, WF, WH, WRC, RED ALDER, BIG LEAF MAPLE. 

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« Reply #2421 on: March 07, 2018, 09:18:26 PM »
 
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« Reply #2422 on: March 07, 2018, 09:21:32 PM »
 
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #2423 on: March 09, 2018, 05:10:57 AM »
The yellow thing is a skidding cone . Those logs will be rafted home to the mill later this spring .

Snow in our forcast now and high winds . Better than rain I say .

Heading back into the woods again for a couple more days cutting 

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« Reply #2424 on: March 09, 2018, 07:50:09 AM »
Some pics from our new set up. Our buncher contractor bailed so we are hand cutting and getting close to 60 tons a day with 2 guys,not counting pulp. Mixed stand that had been heavily thinned and not replanted. DF, WF, WH, WRC, RED ALDER, BIG LEAF MAPLE.
Time for a dangle for cutting and processing on the shovel?

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« Reply #2425 on: March 09, 2018, 05:50:28 PM »
I work for my dad, and he likes to keep things simple and old school. So we have what a lot of the older operators in this area had for a set-up. Some of his older buddies have him scared of the maintenance and measuring issues with a processor but I think the maintenance per ton/mbf is less. I will say though this set-up is easy on the wallet, 15-20k for the 314 scd and it runs on a 4 cylinder Deere, sips fuel. To get more productive another shovel would about double your output. I agree though, need the processor.
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« Reply #2426 on: March 09, 2018, 09:38:36 PM »
I don't do too many clear cuts but when we have done a few we ran a Fabtek 240 dangle really simple set up 24 wire, cheap computer, rubber wheel for alder so the mills don't scream. A lot of guys do load with a processor I've done it a few times with that Fabtek dangle it'd take a bit but completely do able.

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« Reply #2427 on: March 10, 2018, 03:22:31 PM »
It would be nice to get a 2-1 machine so we could increase production with just two guys. Either a processor loader like the southstar or Pierce GP or a quadco 5660 etc. Keep two guys two machines
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« Reply #2428 on: March 10, 2018, 04:47:27 PM »
I've been around a few of those quadco ultimate heads and I don't know of too many that honestly worked that well they always have had measuring computer issues. If it was me I'd stick to a normal processor so you can cut with it besides processing.

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« Reply #2429 on: March 10, 2018, 08:19:48 PM »
southstar is built by the guys that started warthar i was told that quadco bought southstar

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« Reply #2430 on: March 10, 2018, 08:35:14 PM »
And quadco/South star is now Komatsu. After south star sold out they started on Axis which hasn't taken off other then parts for Waratah.

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« Reply #2431 on: March 10, 2018, 08:42:24 PM »
logmax is owned by komatsu. i havnt hears anything about quadco selling out

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« Reply #2432 on: March 10, 2018, 08:46:05 PM »
Yeah they do, they're getting big not sure if they'll keep the shop here in Longview or not we'll see we were told the logmax store might be closing.
Komatsu to acquire Quadco & Southstar operations

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« Reply #2433 on: March 11, 2018, 11:28:04 PM »
 

 

 
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #2434 on: March 12, 2018, 09:04:48 AM »
I can finally participate in this thread.

Here is my very first set of cuts.





Still needs some fine tuning but overall very happy. Now I understand how much a pain it is to cut short stuff. I ended up having to screw it to a 2x6 then clamp it to the bed to get it to stop moving. It was pretty well frozen to. I found the log in my firewood rack waiting to go in the wood stove :)
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« Reply #2435 on: March 12, 2018, 10:19:45 AM »
I can finally participate in this thread.

Except this is the wrong thread! :D  You want the Whatscha Sawing? ? ? thread...  Nice looking stuff, though.
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« Reply #2436 on: March 12, 2018, 10:23:08 AM »
doh. I failed :(
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #2437 on: March 12, 2018, 01:28:45 PM »
Just edit it to say how you used a chainsaw to cut it to length, and you'll be good. 
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
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« Reply #2438 on: March 13, 2018, 08:31:49 PM »
A couple white oak and cherry 

 

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« Reply #2439 on: March 13, 2018, 09:00:04 PM »
My gooodness!  :o

Did that skidder pull that log or did you back up to it and take the picture? :D


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