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Re: Timbco 415ex??
« Reply #100 on: August 17, 2021, 05:56:47 PM »
She looks good plus it's always nice to have good looking machines that are not beat to death cause lots of people will walk by you to the next logger cause they feel your machines reflect your work . Old beat up machines means your broke and  they worry about getting paid .
I'm starting to believe that very thing myself.
 
Joe the mule looks good.   Hate painting machines as well but it do look good.
Thanks. Iím going to try and get all my equipment painted by next winter. Like a year from now lol I Even made new decals for it and touched up a few more things. Iíll post a finished pic latter. I had a good day in the harvester. No problems. About 20 cord was skidded and Iím ahead of him by 5 cord Iím guessing. Not bad for the first full day running one! If anyone can help how tight is the measuring wheel tension supposed to be. This really bounces and looses count.

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« Reply #101 on: August 17, 2021, 07:59:26 PM »
Two mules a buncher and a timbco? Man you sure are kicking ash!! Go back and read some of your old posts for an instant ego/morale boost!  8)

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« Reply #102 on: August 17, 2021, 08:14:01 PM »
😂 Iím just trying to get somewhere and not kill myself doing it. Iím still not convinced on the harvester. I can already see a BIG dangle head would be better for me. But gotta start somewhere. 

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« Reply #103 on: August 17, 2021, 10:57:53 PM »
She looks good plus it's always nice to have good looking machines that are not beat to death cause lots of people will walk by you to the next logger cause they feel your machines reflect your work . Old beat up machines means your broke and  they worry about getting paid .
I'm starting to believe that very thing myself.
 
Joe the mule looks good.   Hate painting machines as well but it do look good.
Thanks. Iím going to try and get all my equipment painted by next winter. Like a year from now lol I Even made new decals for it and touched up a few more things. Iíll post a finished pic latter. I had a good day in the harvester. No problems. About 20 cord was skidded and Iím ahead of him by 5 cord Iím guessing. Not bad for the first full day running one! If anyone can help how tight is the measuring wheel tension supposed to be. This really bounces and looses count.
Tension is set with the spring and cup assembly attached to the rod off the measuring wheel arm. If itís bouncing a lot Iíd almost bet the spring is broke or the rod is worn out.

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« Reply #104 on: August 18, 2021, 05:32:32 AM »
X2 on the spring. It'll likely come out in three or more pieces. Buy an extra spring too, especially if you are running it in bumpy wood.
Maybe you've already done this: when you get to a crotch, drop it, spin head, grab it and feed it in reverse till cut on large end is even with tip of stationary knife, zero measure, then roll in reverse. It'll be negative numbers. Like -14" for an 8' log, -38" for a 10' log, etc. You'll have to do the math as I don't remember the correct numbers.
Hopefully this makes sense as I found it a most useful option.

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« Reply #105 on: August 18, 2021, 05:37:05 AM »
Thanks. I looked at the spring assembly and itís red. So Iím assuming they replaced it(from a cat). Iím wondering if it needs more washers. 

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« Reply #106 on: August 18, 2021, 06:59:17 AM »
Too many washers and youíll bend that rod if youíre lucky if youíre not so lucky youíll bend the pin that holds the rod to the measuring wheel arm. If you havenít fully pulled the spring out of the cup you wonít be able to tell if itís broke or not but from what youíre describing thatís what the issue is.

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« Reply #107 on: August 18, 2021, 07:58:57 AM »
Keep a spare spring or two on hand. Rough wood and cold temps those springs take a beating.

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« Reply #108 on: August 18, 2021, 09:20:21 AM »
😂 Iím just trying to get somewhere and not kill myself doing it. Iím still not convinced on the harvester. I can already see a BIG dangle head would be better for me. But gotta start somewhere.
Just beware of "cab flab" lol.

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« Reply #109 on: August 18, 2021, 10:59:06 AM »
For sure!
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #110 on: August 18, 2021, 07:25:51 PM »
Looks like you got a good machine. Hours aren't everything especially if pumps etc. Have already been done. The forwarder I run has 12k hrs and it's the most reliable machine they own.

Goodluck with it. Once you get more hours in the seat there will be no competion with handchopping

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« Reply #111 on: August 18, 2021, 08:07:57 PM »
Spring wasnít broke. Needed more washers. Definitely helped. Iím thinking the dealer fixed a few things and it hasnít been ran to see what needs fine tuned. Yes the machine is doing good. 20 cord a day is pretty easy for me so far. And come to find out the machine has unknown hours. The previous owner estimated. The meter says 10,000 but I now thatís not right. Seems to be burning somewhere between 3.5 to 4 gallons and hour of fuel. Iím happy so far. 

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« Reply #112 on: August 18, 2021, 09:54:03 PM »
You got a lowboy or are you hiring your moves?
Isaiah 63:10

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« Reply #113 on: August 19, 2021, 05:06:31 AM »
Mill hauls the heavy machines. Or I hire it done. Iíd like to have a truck but with the insurance cost itís not worth it just to haul iron. 

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« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2021, 05:34:29 AM »
Yeah thats a good deal. The truck has become a never ending compliance and insurance disaster. 
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