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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3700 on: January 19, 2020, 09:11:59 PM »
I think I'd really enjoy operating that way, Ron. A small forwarder and a cable skidder, and hand falling. The problem up here is I don't think we have enough of the type of timber that would make it viable. 
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3701 on: January 22, 2020, 05:15:49 PM »
This one is operating on National Forest land along a major snowmobile trail which is a designated National Recreation Trail in an area of blow down timber. It is a "light on the land" CTL operation on and along the trail under USFS management.

The cable skidder is primarily being used to pull the tree lengths off of the slopes and out of wetland areas where they are then cut into wood product lengths for removal to the landing/decking area with the forwarder for product sorting.

There is still a need for these small independent operators here, but they are becoming fewer and fewer.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3702 on: January 30, 2022, 05:09:42 PM »
Hate to see this one forgotten. 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #3703 on: January 31, 2022, 05:20:40 AM »
As to those machines on side hill like that. You never worked on the back side of the South Ridge Road. Up on top of the ridge is flat like your pasture for miles north-south-west. Down over toward the Miramachi river is a big drop, road at the bottom. They worked for their pay in there. Irving contractors. :D :D
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2020 Polaris Ranger 570 to forward firewood, Husqvarna 555 XT Pro, Stihl FS560 clearing saw and continuously thinning my ground, on the side. Grow them trees. (((o)))

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