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Title: Small tree harvester
Post by: ID4ster on May 14, 2022, 06:07:17 PM
I need some help. Somewhere in this forum there is a thread from a guy in Montana that modified a tracked skidsteer to cut small timber and extract it from thick stands. I'd like to see that thread again and see if I can talk with that guy but I can't find the thread. As I recall it was about 4-5 years ago that I saw the thread. I remember that he modified that machine himself. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
BH/7RF 
Title: Re: Small tree harvester
Post by: Riwaka on May 14, 2022, 07:38:19 PM
There are a lot of attachments for compact track loaders and wheel skid steers. Wide range of tracks/ a few different track attachments for more grip.
Depends on the size of the trees.

Ryans dangle head on Bobcat
Ryan's Equipment DS20 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/eyUWQbbar9w)

Timber tale (rear grapple) and shear on compact track loader.
bobcat cutting and skidding logs - YouTube (https://youtu.be/3ecy03S2u-o)

The Bell TH120 could have done with some more development. No rubber tire problems like on the 3 wheel logger models. Visibility better. Saw & engine are a bit further away from the operator. Single grouser d3 spec tracks for a bit more traction. Not a high cost like the multiwheel Euro built wheel harvesters. To cut worthless timber you require a low price machine.
Gersy's Bell TF120 B feller buncher - YouTube (https://youtu.be/ybYHsbO7p40)
Title: Re: Small tree harvester
Post by: barbender on May 18, 2022, 04:39:57 PM
I remember the thread you are talking about, but I can't remember his name. He had an ASV he built a disc bunching head for, and a seperate dangle grapple for moving the wood. 
Title: Re: Small tree harvester
Post by: barbender on May 18, 2022, 04:44:35 PM
Here ya go- 

DIY Fellerbuncher in Forestry and Logging (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=54852.0)
Title: Re: Small tree harvester
Post by: ID4ster on May 21, 2022, 03:11:28 PM
Thanks Barbender, That is exactly the thread I was looking for. It appears that he hasn't been on this site since 2017. Is he here under another name?
Title: Re: Small tree harvester
Post by: barbender on May 21, 2022, 03:52:11 PM
I don't think so.