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Offline Jamie_C

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Re: cutting and skidding rates
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2012, 07:50:44 PM »
If i didnt bring the pulp out i would have nothing to bring out somedays

furltech ... i bet some of the boys down yonder would choke if they saw the wood quality we deal with up here ... 20cd/acre is a decent average in a lot of harvests ... and yes that is clear cut volumes

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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2012, 08:22:07 PM »
Very little rock in the Chippewa National Forest.

What kind of hyd hose cost that kind of money ?

Theres some real poor timber in areas just like anywhere.
everything costs a lot. from the last 2 days. fuel $350 should go the week. lowbed to move harvester and fowarder $350. 2 hydra hoses $355. 5gal oil $40. theres $1095 and you thought only truckers complained about the price of parts and fuel

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2012, 09:13:26 PM »
What I wouldn't give to be able to use my knowledge and equipment on some of the stands that were available for harvest 20-40 years ago.  We now largely deal with stands that have been highgraded in the past leaving behind a mix of rotten, crooked wood and lots of regen.  Our average clearcut harvests yield 20-25 cords/acre with several sorts.   Skidder crews are largely gone from our forests for that reason.  Although good money can be made with a good cut and skid crew on certain sites, those sites are very hard to come by. 
Lots of toys for working in the bush

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 05:32:17 PM »
Most of my clear cuts were mixed wood, Birch, Poplar, Balsam, Ash, Basswood, 6 to 24", not one full hitch of anything in one place. I worked with the skidder, felling and hooking, we turned 3 to 6 hitch's an-hour. We used to fall ahead of the skidder, this doesn't work, the skidder driver has to work like a dog to get 2 to 3 hitch's an-hour. I wanted wood on the landing not laying in the woods. At the end of the day the woods was clean. The next day was a new start, not cleaning up a bunch of trees from the day before.
We logged a lot of blocks 20 cds an-acre, with my logging methods we pulled 15 to 25 cds. a day. In smaller wood i used 7/16 chokers with 1/2" mainline, and i liked to make 10 hitchs between lunch breaks.

I can't tell you how much i miss doing this, the wife does to.
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2012, 09:03:56 PM »
Lumberjack,
                 All of us regular readers of the Forum understand your love for the business and how much you miss it.  I know a post isn't complete until 48 has commented on it.  I always look forward to reading what you have to say and I think everyone on here feels the same.
Rottne SMV, Timbco with Logmax 9000, JD 540B Grapple.

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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2012, 10:05:06 PM »
wish i could have watched him work with the treefarmers, prob make everybody look like they were running in slow motion, one of the most expirenced i know  smiley_clapping
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2012, 11:48:22 AM »
Thank you treefarmer87, and the rest of you, but i wouldn't go that far. We were just other crew in the woods, always working on the simplest, easiest, fastest way to put wood on the landing with out working hard and tearing the machine up.

Remember always take that extra step and be safe out there. Were only human and sometimes we like to get ahead of ourselves.
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.


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