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tree farmer c7f
« on: July 11, 2015, 05:01:33 PM »
Hi folks,
   I had to join the forum. I can't seem to find any other place that has info i need and people who aren't jerks. I am currently looking at buying a 97 tree farmer c7f. There seems to be a lack of info out there on these skidders. I believe it has a 5.9 diesel and was told it has some german tranny. sits on worn out 24x32 tires. Overall it is a pretty clean machine that comes with a spare tranny and some other parts as well. What should the price on a skidder like this be? Can clark rims fit on this? Has anyone tried to use one for advanced thinning? Thanks all
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Re: tree farmer c7f
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 05:22:27 PM »
It's nothing more than a 170 franklin. Franklin bought out tree farmer in 1989. Then just put the tree farmer logos on there stuff. My friend just picked one up for 14,000. Clark wheels are different. Some of the Franklin stuff is hard to get. There resale value seems to be low. there pretty simple machines. Easy to work on lots of room. Center articulated. (No walking beam). Franklin winch is a really good winch. The grapples unbolt off and can be used as a cable machine. There's quite a few around here.
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Re: tree farmer c7f
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 07:20:19 PM »
The c7fs of this vintage were very similar to the 170s. The trans is a franklin likely a p4-376 on both. However the  c7f did have the walking beam in the front.  These skidders were so strong they would tear their selves apart. 

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Re: tree farmer c7f
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 07:23:59 PM »
quilbilly,welcome to the forum.
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Re: tree farmer c7f
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 02:42:53 AM »
If I am not mistaken, some of the later Tree Farmers  had ZF powershift transmission in it. So that' s quite possible.

But I don't think some body will throw a number on it without seeing it or knowing the condition.

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Re: tree farmer c7f
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 12:19:31 AM »
Thanks guys it looks like a real nice machine. Just don't wanna put 12k into tires on a machine where I don't know the history. We don't have many tree farmers out here. Mostly Deere and cat. We don't have many franklins but it looks like they're popular back east so it shouldn't be an issue getting parts.
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