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« on: October 31, 2015, 06:32:59 PM »
Garders in Lincoln has had this parked in front of their place for years. Fill us in? These must have been the machine back in the clear cut days?



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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 06:57:03 PM »
they left it parked there waiting for the trees to get bigger beside it  :D :D   I would not mind it parked in my yard  looks to be in great shape and must be neat to drive

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 08:43:39 PM »
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Just where is that?

Is it a business?
south central Wisconsin
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2015, 08:51:42 PM »
Gardners is a big player in the woods business in Northern Maine. It is in front of their head quarters in Chester Maine. Just a little under an hour north of Bangor.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2015, 09:28:58 PM »
That spelling helps find it..  8)
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2015, 09:36:32 PM »
Great Northern used to have a fleet of those Koehrings' back in the '80s to harvest the softwood during the spruce budworm days. They would cut the trees and lay them on its back and haul them out treelength unlimbed and then the back body would  dump them roadside for the delimbers . I think they could haul about 10 cord to  a load. They were massive but nothing touched the ground other than the wheels and they had enough ground clearance to drive  over the young regen without damaging it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2015, 11:43:42 PM »
That's a cool rig Chester! I had a pic of it on my old phone I was out riding around one day 2 or 3 years ago looking at different equipment and came across it. Dad told me a storie about a guy that he hauled wood for one winter. He bought one of those machines off great northern After he bought it he drove it right down I95 in the middle of the night to get it home lol
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2015, 12:28:54 AM »
I've seen videos of the shortwood version as well, it had what amountsd to a stroke delimber...I can't even explain the beast, just do a search for "Koehring shortwood harvester" on youtube :)
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 07:28:20 AM »
 I saw them working in the North Maine woods back in the late 70's,early 80's when i was scouring the Maine woods for Lombard tractor parts. They are a pretty impressive machine for sure  if i remember correctly they were halfway between Ashland and the Allagash near Churchill depot.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 07:48:41 AM »
Now that is quite the machine.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2015, 07:56:07 AM »
There were several Koehring machines that worked in NB as well.  The company had some novel ideas at the time including machines that cut, bucked to length and forwarded the processed timber.  It was all fun and games until they got stuck.  A full time mechanic with a trailer full of hydraulic oil was a plus.
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2015, 04:22:15 PM »
It looks quite heavy. Must not be very good on soft ground?


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