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Title: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RunningRoot on January 27, 2015, 08:41:27 PM
 Nothing real special but figured I needed to post some pics as I don't very often, post what your cutting so we start a good "pic thread" !
This red oak is 25" at the small end and 54' feet long, pretty darn straight for its leangh, put my saw on it to show you a proportionate size...

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37765/2015-01-26_16_29_18.jpg)  This white Oak is string line straight and clean as it can be, it's 26" at the small end and 29' feet long with a beautiful heart, it will go on the truck just as it is..

..

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37765/2015-01-27_11_43_29.jpg) 

These are very little logs and lower quality compared to the timber on my upcoming big tract..
 There's probably a Baker's dozen  this big or bigger on this little tract, everything else on it is from 17" to 23" inch range but good white and redoak, poplar,ash and and couple lower grade species...

 Are Gumtree's worth anything? I've never cut them, they  don't exist around here but there's several big ones on this little track..
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 27, 2015, 09:56:02 PM
strait gum is good for ties, pallet stock and sewer lumber. it pays 360 here. i have sold big gum with a little heart for veneer but that market is hit or miss.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 27, 2015, 09:59:56 PM
to wet to move on any tract here........here is a couple from last winter.
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 28, 2015, 06:47:07 PM
Cut some pretty decent white oak today

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on January 28, 2015, 07:37:51 PM
Those are dandys for sure but the last two pictures make me rubbery man those are the kind you dream about very nice white oak !
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 28, 2015, 07:41:13 PM
Cut some pretty decent white oak today

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nice white oak il. whats the dark in the middle on the second pic? white oak been real good here this year, they let alot go lately.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 28, 2015, 09:37:21 PM
Thanks guys, cut 37 like those today, some ran mineral stained like that. Or i think thats what it is? Most of them cut like the top pic. I think the ridges they was growing on had been pastured years ago.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: CX3 on January 28, 2015, 09:49:22 PM
Boy thats some dandy white oak.  Ive cut some good ones this week too for this area.  The best timber in my country wouldnt do near what you have, man those are good ones
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 28, 2015, 09:56:24 PM
id rather cut that size as far as making grade. some times giants don't grade as well. this one from 05 did though.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33682/000_0052~0.jpg) thats a 281 with a 24
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 28, 2015, 10:03:06 PM
Dang that is a big one. We have some large dia. timber around here but like treeslayer said its just like that here as well.
Alot of the time when you walk up to a giant expecting beautiful butt cut, Its usually a let down. I didn't measure any stumps today the 395 was wearing a 24in. I got some pics of big blocking trees if ya like cottonwood ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 28, 2015, 10:04:40 PM
did you find a market for the sweet gum?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: CX3 on January 28, 2015, 10:07:51 PM
(http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMG_22701.jpg)
(http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMG_22711.jpg)

This is me and the boys at my last job.  Lot of tie timber.  Thats generally what we cut here, red oak tie logs.  There is some good walnut and white oak around, but the best is near the river.  Im in the hills lol
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 28, 2015, 10:10:57 PM
(http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMG_22701.jpg)
(http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMG_22711.jpg)

This is me and the boys at my last job.  Lot of tie timber.  Thats generally what we cut here, red oak tie logs.  There is some good walnut and white oak around, but the best is near the river.  Im in the hills lol
thats all red oak?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 28, 2015, 10:12:17 PM
Nice looking pile of logs, and dang good lookin tractor. Id say my boys bout same size as yours and interested in logging as well :D theyre mom hates it but i rub it in
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: CX3 on January 28, 2015, 10:21:30 PM
As far as I believe that pile is all red/black oak subspecies.  Maybe a white or post oak in the mix. 

Ya I like my skidder too 8) Its my baby. 

The boys love to help me work and run the machine and watch trees fall.  Momma dont mind, it pays the bills and keeps me happy too. 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on January 28, 2015, 10:52:04 PM
Nice looking wood you guys are cutting! I just posted the last pics I took but here's a couple from last fall
 

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And one from earlier this winter
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 28, 2015, 11:05:57 PM
These pics are from 09 I think mainly cottonwood but it was a good time

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Bert on January 29, 2015, 07:05:21 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23363/jack.jpg) Heres one from yesterday. I took alot of snow down the back for a few sticks!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on January 29, 2015, 07:07:45 AM
CX3 your a lucky man thats two fine looking boy's, I bet it is alot of fun having them tag along. Be safe guys !
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on January 29, 2015, 05:41:41 PM
Those are some very nice big logs you guys are making. I work on the other end of the spectrum. Here is one I took at noon time today. Spruce and fir.

 

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gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 29, 2015, 05:56:14 PM
Still cutting Pine for one more week then off to a hardwood lot.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 29, 2015, 06:01:10 PM
Good looking Jack david L.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on January 29, 2015, 06:08:07 PM
These pics are from 09 I think mainly cottonwood but it was a good time

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a wheel loader! we still have one tho with two knucklebooms it don't get used much. AC 940
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on January 29, 2015, 06:14:36 PM
I just wish I had  boom and a bucksaw :D We currently use a 910 cat wheel loader
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 29, 2015, 06:15:19 PM
Thanx, Berts Jack looks like a keeper also. Love the old iron. O Degrees when she fired over this a.m. Block heater for 1/2 hr and a quick snort from a warm can of either and she was talkin!!!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 29, 2015, 07:02:35 PM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23363/jack.jpg) Heres one from yesterday. I took alot of snow down the back for a few sticks!
cant be leave how much snow you got there  those small tires are the best in snow  my buddy has a 240 jack with those small tires bald  and wore out chains and will go where mine wont with brand new 18.4-34 and new chains so I just leave mine on main road and he bunches to me
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: CX3 on January 29, 2015, 07:42:17 PM
CX3 your a lucky man thats two fine looking boy's, I bet it is alot of fun having them tag along. Be safe guys !

Ya they get their looks from their momma ;D ;D ;D

Thanks
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: okmulch on January 29, 2015, 07:56:59 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16734/image~5.jpg)
Eastern red cedar. 20 inch bar on saw.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Dave Shepard on January 29, 2015, 08:34:26 PM
There's a lot of nice timber in these photos! I don't know which I would saw first, that big white oak, or the big pine behind Maine logger88's 'Jack. 8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 14, 2015, 12:18:55 AM
Trying to keep this thread going, Ill have a pic or 2 of the junk I been cutting on here by saturday evening.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on February 14, 2015, 01:10:31 AM
The first job of this year .... once the rain eases off, which will be a month or three away will be another run into this block.
 Just a couple of pics I grabbed while waiting for the dozer to walk down the road before Christmas. It'll give an idea as to the size of them, plus what the last guys left behind.



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The last crew through here were cutting sleepers (ties to you lot) so they banged them off in ten foot lengths and left the rest behind. I'd say rot, or burn, but these things will be lying there for the next hundred years yet because it doesnt rot and mostly wont burn. Crashing off some of them stumps with a skidder or dozer in the long grass ain't much fun either. :'(



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Skidder Kev on February 14, 2015, 08:50:44 AM
WOW lurker that is some big timber.   Can you salvage those old logs that are lying around?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 14, 2015, 03:32:01 PM
I been cutting junk pin oak for the past 2 days. Should finish up monday and moving to a good tract with some large sweet gum.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on February 14, 2015, 04:03:49 PM
WOW lurker that is some big timber.   Can you salvage those old logs that are lying around?

We can. The last harvest through there was around 30 years ago, but there's been 2 category 5 cyclones hit in the last 10 years, the second of which (2011) laid a lot of timber over in that place and also killed a lot of standing trees (too much salt in the air maybe?)

The dead standing stuff we'll take on a case by case basis, as with the down timber we bounce into. Sawlogs offcuts like the one pictured I'm not real interested in: none will be over ten foot long and there's limited demand here for stuff shorter then that, and it's going to be pretty much seasoned by now. Y'all hear us Aussies brag on how hard our timber is right? The dead standing stuff will be starting to tighten up after 4 years, but that thing and the others like him would be better cut with an angle grinder.  :D I'll try one or two to see because he'd make a good pile of 4 x 4's.... But I suspect the mill won't like them much.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 14, 2015, 05:21:07 PM
Currently cutting a private 80 acre tract of decent hardwood. The logger in me is happy because we are clear cutting decent sized sawlog hardwood timber ($$$$), the forester in me cringes because I know it may not be the best silvicutural decision. But its what the landowner wanted and if I didn't cut it then somebody else would have. 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lumbertick on February 14, 2015, 09:13:40 PM
Those piles are a little rough looking... My forwarder guy would kill me if my piles looked like that
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 14, 2015, 09:36:07 PM
Was clearing out for the dozer to come in and push a road in. By the time the forwarder got to those piles there was 2+ feet of snow on them so neat little piles would have been lost and forgotten.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RayMO on February 14, 2015, 10:01:53 PM
A mixed bag for me this week Less 3 tri-axles with pup loads. Red oak, water oak, Bur oak, Ash, Hackberry and a couple of Maple.Quarter to half mile drag so we kept the little 440 B kinda busy.
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on February 14, 2015, 10:49:36 PM
Looks like that new to you 440 is earning its keep.  smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 15, 2015, 10:16:55 AM
almost forgot this thread, been in here two weeks.
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on February 15, 2015, 12:49:37 PM
Northern hardwood thinning sugar maple and basswood with a little beech, soft maple and ash.  The beech and ash that aren't marked also come out due to EAB and Beech Scale.  Those sticks are separated and scaled by the DNR forester. 



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on February 15, 2015, 01:00:09 PM
Loading 10 cords of hardwood pulp that will be firewood for someone.


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Basswood pulp


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It was cold that day.  We've been working an abbreviated schedule because of the cold.  I'd rather let the equipment rest than have a cold related breakdown.


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20+ cords of basswood pulp ready to roll.  It's going to LP in Newberry.


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 15, 2015, 01:05:04 PM
Nice looking forest Corley5.  I also think I've mentioned before that I don't envy you guys having to cut your pulp 8'.   Those 4 roller heads eat the hardwood much nicer than my waratah dangle head.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on February 15, 2015, 01:08:50 PM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33326/image~0.jpg)

Nice northern hardwoods thinning. This was a patch where 3-4 log quality trees were marked and cut.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on February 15, 2015, 01:42:36 PM
   Thanks to all for making the effort and taking the time to post all the great pics.

    A lot of hardwood thinning has been done here over the years both domestic and in the woodlot. This is one I walked last spring, the work I did here was over 25 years ago.  :)
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on February 15, 2015, 02:10:55 PM
Thought you be dealing with more snow in MI.  Thanks for sharing the pictures Corley.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 15, 2015, 02:26:01 PM
Thanks for the pics corley, DanG nice equipment  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on February 15, 2015, 03:54:22 PM
Thought you be dealing with more snow in MI. 

We don't have much snow here this winter  8) 8)  It's not knee deep in the woods but it's been cold enough.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 15, 2015, 04:27:56 PM
Here's another older pic. From last fall, the job that these logs come off of is within a mile from my house and is 120 acres. But it's kind of a swamp and had to pull off because of wet weather. There will be more pics when it dries up ;D

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 15, 2015, 04:49:32 PM
I truly envy you folks with the nice hardwood, we have red oak, hard maple, basswood, and white birch (a little yellow birch too, but it is rare enough I don't think I've ever seen a stick of it cut), but it is only in small pockets that it grows into quality timber. Our climate is a bit too harsh for most hardwood species, and we are on the edge of the range of many of them. I have been told by some guys that saw for grade hardwood markets that our hardwoods, when they do grow into quality timber, are some of the finest due to the slow growth rates.

   Here's what we've been cutting lately, about as far from quality hardwoods as you can get-

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on February 15, 2015, 05:08:11 PM
This was earlier in the winter at the other landing on the same job.  It was about 6AM.  We had two trucks in.  One took 20 cords of hardwood pulp/firewood.  The other took a lead of sugar maple grade logs to a local grade mill.  They've got good lights on their loaders  8) :) 
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RunningRoot on February 15, 2015, 05:15:58 PM
I would give anything to have some of the equipment you guys have....
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on February 17, 2015, 07:02:16 PM
Hang in there RunningRoot work hard and in time your get new toys also  ;D Everything I have ever bought has been used iron but to me it is new  ;).
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 17, 2015, 07:56:56 PM
   Here's what we've been cutting lately, about as far from quality hardwoods as you can get-

No shortage of studwood.  That is one nice looking jobsite.  You know the volume is high when you can walk along the piles from one end of the job to the next.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 18, 2015, 03:20:57 PM
We finally got a little snow to play in.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 18, 2015, 04:56:56 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~117.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~116.jpg) cut some white pine today. First in quite sometime. No market here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on February 18, 2015, 07:36:40 PM
Looks like that truck is starting to make $$$$.   Like your mud flaps.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on February 18, 2015, 07:38:50 PM
Not that it matters,but white pine has paid a few bills for me. Just a whole diffeant region.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on February 18, 2015, 07:45:36 PM
X2 on the mud flaps! Yeah white pine here is about the best thing to cut. It doesn't pay as much per thousand as some HW species but it cuts so much faster it more than makes up for it. cfarm where did you sell your pine Irving in dixfield?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 18, 2015, 07:59:48 PM
Still cutting Pine. The snow has slowed this job up to a crawl. hopefully done soon if it dosen't snow for a bit.



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on February 18, 2015, 08:28:08 PM
Maine logger88,use to be Dixfield Lumber when I was cutting. Than Irving brought it. One thing was handy for a small time logger,they would buy anything. Yes,I could make more money selling my hard wood someplace else,but when I only had 3-4 trees per week,I would not have enough for a load.
My Father and me got in the Pallet Pine grade when it was good. We sold them some ULGY logs too. I can still hear my Father so,They won't pay us for that. Than when we got the check,I can still hear him say,They paid us for it,they paid us for it.  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 18, 2015, 09:02:47 PM
   Here's what we've been cutting lately, about as far from quality hardwoods as you can get-

No shortage of studwood.  That is one nice looking jobsite.  You know the volume is high when you can walk along the piles from one end of the job to the next.

Ken, the picture is deceiving- the volume of this black spruce is fairly low because it is so spindly.  A lot of it is 6-7 sticks (100"), but it's only about 5.5"DBH, and a fair amount of it is too skinny to be merchantable. The processor was running long days to get 30-40 cords.
  I ran into a guy I used to haul for in at the gas station, he was mentioning he saw a load come into town. He said "That stuff looked like a load of broomsticks". I asked him the name on the truck- yeah, it was our wood :D Needless to say, I'm not sorting any stud bolts out on this job, the average DBH is smaller than the minimum size Potlatch takes.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 18, 2015, 09:05:06 PM
I'll say again, I'm jealous of the hardwood you guys are posting pics of- and the white pine.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 19, 2015, 05:44:29 PM
[quote author=barbender
Ken, the picture is deceiving- the volume of this black spruce is fairly low because it is so spindly.  A lot of it is 6-7 sticks (100"), but it's only about 5.5"DBH, and a fair amount of it is too skinny to be merchantable. The processor was running long days to get 30-40 cords.
  [/quote]
 
The vast majority of that would be sold to a stud mill here.  The mill we are cutting for now has a 4" top size and will take it to 3.75 inches if it is gunbarrel straight.  When cutting on private land we will merchandize studs to 4-4.5 inches depending on the destination.  Here is a picture from a load earlier today.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on February 19, 2015, 06:11:55 PM

 
The vast majority of that would be sold to a stud mill here.  The mill we are cutting for now has a 4" top size and will take it to 3.75 inches if it is gunbarrel straight.  When cutting on private land we will merchandize studs to 4-4.5 inches depending on the destination. 

... and heres me complaining about unviably small logs at a 10" top for our own mill, and hard pressed to sell logs into any other mill if it wasn't gunbarrel straight and at least 12" and not too many that small in a load either. What kind of gear do they use to mill 4" top sized logs productively?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 19, 2015, 06:14:56 PM
What kind of gear do they use to mill 4" top sized logs productively?

I think they have a HewSaw and run about 125mmbf/daily.  Lots of small logs going by very fast.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 19, 2015, 06:47:51 PM
Still cutting Pine.



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 20, 2015, 12:10:12 AM
     Ken, we have to have a 5.5" top for our bolts. I haven't got a chance to do a Potlatch mill tour, though I would love too. So, I don't know what set up they have.

     David, I really feel for you guys with all that snow. The east can't seem to catch a break :(
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Post by: so il logger on February 20, 2015, 02:46:28 AM
That is a fine looking little jack DavidL would you consider parting with her? 
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Post by: David-L on February 20, 2015, 07:05:27 AM
The snow is pretty deep for around here, slows things up a bit. Really have to plan your gettaway route. This Pine is in a kettle hole and 4ft in some places off the skidder trail.
  The 225 is running great , straight machine, new tires in the front and chains. One of the only ones I have owned with straight limb risers. Pedals tell it all. -4.7 here.

 

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Post by: chep on February 22, 2015, 06:55:03 PM
White pine off our last job. Grafton county, nh. Connecticut river valley wood. 4 16 ft logs, more than a couple of these trees on this lot...
http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2070&pid=176128#top_display_media
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Post by: mikeb1079 on February 23, 2015, 01:26:42 PM
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nice chep!
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Post by: brendonv on February 23, 2015, 02:28:51 PM
I too love that machine david. Something to be said about a well kept clean old machine.

I havent cut in months. I cut and skid firewood for a guy. Im more of the clean and neat type, hes more of the makes the woods look like pickup sticks.

He decided before the snow fell, to go cut sll the big trees on top of each other. Ive left these for the end, theres a method to my choices. So we then get crotch deep snow. Turns out 18-20"+ trees are now buried under snow, you cant skid and climb over them you just slide along side of them now. I parked the skidder and told him have fun.
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Post by: chep on February 23, 2015, 09:07:31 PM
Thanks Mikeb for making that picture appear! Sorry for the blurry picture
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Post by: mikeb1079 on February 23, 2015, 10:24:15 PM
haha yup. 
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Post by: g_man on February 24, 2015, 07:38:59 AM
That's some nice pine chep !!!
Are you having any trouble finding a local pine buyer ? The mill I use is in northern Grafton County. Pine is his specialty. He quit buying pine in January. Never saw that before.  He said he was completely overwhelmed with it this year.
Guess that is what happens when the price goes up a little after a couple low years.

I think he would buy the logs you are showing though !! Very nice.

gg
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Post by: 78NHTFY on February 24, 2015, 05:18:23 PM
Chep--nice pine!  BTW, checked out your gallery--is that a slabber I saw?  Have a customer who's been looking for one.  If so, send me a PM & I'll put you in touch.
This is a 90 yr old WP stand I'll be cutting in the next few years. 8)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/IMG_20141124_103624_562.jpg) All the best, Rob.
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Post by: Offthebeatenpath on February 24, 2015, 05:44:12 PM
I'm cutting some white pine too, most of it is a bit over 100 years old.  This one isn't the biggest or straightest, I just happened to have my phone in hand as it was being cut…

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on February 24, 2015, 07:47:45 PM
Nice pine is one of my favorites to cut!

Gman, no trouble moving pine right now.
Rob, sent u a p.m.
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Post by: Maine logger88 on February 25, 2015, 05:56:25 PM
Took a couple pics today first the logs not the biggest stuff but not bad
 

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And dad loading up a load of pulp
 

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And this is how deep the snow is in places
 

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Post by: Skidder Kev on February 25, 2015, 06:03:29 PM
Wow you have some snow there ML88. 
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Post by: Skidder Kev on February 25, 2015, 06:18:25 PM
Here is a few photos of the job we are on right now.
tree length decked on the landing
 

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hard maple logs
 

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Firewood
 

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Post by: eichenberg93 on February 26, 2015, 07:50:36 PM
Took the camera to work today and got some pictures.

 Pile of 10' Popple about 19 cords



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Clump of red oaks 6 trees total
 

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All ready to skid.They were from 18" to 26" on the stump
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 27, 2015, 04:23:16 PM
Last load out for awhile... Ground conditions made us call it for today, and forecast doesn't look good so moved equipment to the mill. Some oak, hickory, and sweet gum :)

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Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 27, 2015, 07:29:07 PM
Last load out for awhile... Ground conditions made us call it for today, and forecast doesn't look good so moved equipment to the mill. Some oak, hickory, and sweet gum :)

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2 questions, you have several grades on there it looks like. are you working for a mill? how did it work out on the gum for ya?
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Post by: so il logger on February 27, 2015, 07:36:33 PM
Yeah treeslayer I am contracted to a large mill, I find it easier than doing all my own buying. They put the timber in front of me and I cut, skid, buck to length, and load them. The gum market is decent, was better when every mill around here was making crane mats. I get paid the same money regardless of species or grade and I'm happy with that. They sort the logs at the mill, and I pick up my check at the end of the week ;D
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 27, 2015, 07:51:37 PM
nothing wrong with that bro.
these small mills here will buy every gum you bring in for ties. gum pays better than large pine.....
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on February 27, 2015, 07:57:33 PM
Oh and there may have been one soft maple log on there too. I buy some standing timber, but all in all after buying, harvest fee tax, and trucking I have pretty well settled into contracting to this mill. And my father in law is they're head sawyer so it work's :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 27, 2015, 08:07:24 PM
harvest fee tax???
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Post by: so il logger on February 27, 2015, 09:27:45 PM
Yeah, state want's theyr'e 4% :D Sometime's the landowner will allow it to come off theyr'e part, but most time's I have just payed it. Or if cutting on share's it come off of my check from whatever mill was buying
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on March 03, 2015, 08:32:30 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18183/20150226_162107.jpg) This pine is on the vermont side of the Connecticut river...

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Post by: Dave Shepard on March 03, 2015, 10:51:50 AM
It would look better just this side of my sawmill. :D
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Post by: coxy on March 03, 2015, 08:33:47 PM
 :D :D
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Post by: Straightgrain on March 04, 2015, 09:38:50 PM
 

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Don't laugh too hard at this toothpick... ::)

This is the beginning of my 2015 Selective Harvest; It was leaning so I practiced a plunge-cut (that I seen on this forum) and it worked perfectly.

I got an 8' butt, a 20' log, a 16' log (plus trim) for the mill, and a 20' top for the wood stove.

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Post by: coxy on March 04, 2015, 11:02:25 PM
 your not living up to your name cause that tree don't look vary straightgrain  :D :D 8) 8)
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Post by: 4x4American on March 04, 2015, 11:04:35 PM
is that a 441r?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on March 04, 2015, 11:16:34 PM
Work on the plunge cut... as you shouldn't get that much grain pullout. Maybe not enough notch and too wide of a hinge.
But good you are working on trying it out.
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Post by: Straightgrain on March 05, 2015, 01:17:31 AM
your not living up to your name cause that tree don't look vary straightgrain  :D :D 8) 8)

I have a bunch of 38' snow breaks too. Crooked trees and maples are not safe. The straight-grain firs stay for the grandchildren to harvest. ;D

Thanks for the critique beenthere; I was hoping for an eval on the hinge.
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Post by: 4x4American on March 05, 2015, 01:14:20 PM
Hinge proberly too thick.  I think that plunge cutting has its place, but 9x/10 I don't do it.  Heavy leaners, some hardwoods, I'll bore the heart or plunge cut.  I am by no means a pro, but I have got lessons from some good old timers along the way.
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Post by: Straightgrain on March 05, 2015, 04:26:34 PM
Hinge proberly too thick.  I think that plunge cutting has its place, but 9x/10 I don't do it.  Heavy leaners, some hardwoods, I'll bore the heart or plunge cut.  I am by no means a pro, but I have got lessons from some good old timers along the way.

Thanks for the critique; I appreciate the look. My mentor who passed in 2009 said he never used a plunge-cut when I asked him about it; he was up here cutting on his 300 acres (65K trees) since the 50s. I've never had a barber chair but I've had plenty of snags (could be my thick hinges.... ;D) and one tree rolled off another and fell parallel to the house last year......that was a long evening.

Nice having the right tools and training.
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Post by: Lumberjohn on March 05, 2015, 07:15:49 PM
I dont see a plunge cut in that stump. Unless your version of a plunge cut is something different than what I do.
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Post by: 4x4American on March 05, 2015, 10:44:22 PM
^ There are 100 different ways to plunge cut.

OP-  thick hinges will cause hangups.  One of my previous bosses would yell out stay with it stay with keep givin it to her..if I got out too early he'd ask after it was on the ground what are you scared of it's only a 10,000 pound tree falling from the sky  :D
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Post by: so il logger on March 06, 2015, 12:57:55 AM
^ There are 100 different ways to plunge cut.

OP-  thick hinges will cause hangups. 

100 ways to plunge cut??

Thick hinge's will cause barberchair's, maybe I am wrong but I do this type of work everyday, and have learned as I went. Back to the topic, I look forward to the pic's of what everyone is cutting. And I will be putting more pic's up soon
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on March 06, 2015, 01:30:01 AM
well bro.....gutting the heart is a plunge.........blocking a face is a plunge.....siswheel......you get the point. not all plunge cuts are gol.
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Post by: Ed_K on March 06, 2015, 09:49:30 AM
Got to remember that the plunge cut is to do 90% of your cutting before the tree does any moving. With that being for safety, you only have a back strap to cut and get away from the tree in case some of it drops down where you were standing. If your at the tree chasing it your not as aware of whats happening up top.
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Post by: Lumberjohn on March 06, 2015, 10:21:36 AM
Ed_K, that is what I call bore cutting. I guess its all in the names. My plunge cutting is pushing the bar tip into the notch in the center, cutting any wood I may miss doing the felling cut.
I can get away at cutting a much bigger tree w/out pulling splinters with a smaller bar. And I still leave a back strap on if it is leaning a certain amount.
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Post by: RunningRoot on March 06, 2015, 06:48:18 PM
This was this week, still on the small low grade tract, weather around here has been something else and it doesn't help that this land it practically a swamp! Lol...
One more load monday to go and then on to some better timber .. 

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Post by: Jamie_C on March 07, 2015, 10:05:37 AM
 

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How's this for prime timber ? Averaged just under 0.06m3 per stem or roughly 35 to 37 trees per cord.
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Post by: Ken on March 07, 2015, 03:24:32 PM
How's this for prime timber ? Averaged just under 0.06m3 per stem or roughly 35 to 37 trees per cord.

Holy crap Jamie.  I thought my block had small wood.  There have been days I'm only averaging 0.11 m3/tree and complaining.   How many stems are you handling a day?
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Post by: Jamie_C on March 07, 2015, 03:32:06 PM
I usually average somewhere between 800 and 900 stems per 10hr shift according to the computer  .... if you factor in the multi stemming it's likely closer to 1500 stems. Back in the summer we had guys in doing time studies on us, in all softwood that ran 0.07m3 per tree i had one count of 320 trees per hour and the other was 260 .... lot of multi stemming to get any kind of production
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Post by: 1270d on March 07, 2015, 09:29:24 PM
I just had my new record last week at 273 stems/hour, no multi stemming.   Not very Big wood :D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 08, 2015, 10:50:42 PM
 

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 Some ok oak and a few redpine. 

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 Isnt actually a bad sized pile of wood for only 4.5 days this week. Waiting for the snwo to drop and weather to warm up. 

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 Friday i had to go to the port of albany and work on a tug, and now back to my boat tomorrow. Its getting old.
 

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 Thats a friend of mine who i got to come help me set valves, change a few heads and lash adjusters on that boat when i get home again. They will pound that boat on the canal and lakes this yr for 7 months flat out. 
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Post by: beenthere on March 08, 2015, 11:48:39 PM
Yuppers BargeMonkey, that is quite a pile-a-wood you show across the water there, beyond the tugs...   8) 8)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 09, 2015, 09:06:58 AM
Yuppers BargeMonkey, that is quite a pile-a-wood you show across the water there, beyond the tugs...   8) 8)
  :D  thats the scrap dock @ the port of Rensselaer. Still pretty icy. Everything is parked now, get home in a few weeks and start in again. Need to buy more lottery tickets.
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Post by: so il logger on March 09, 2015, 06:38:15 PM
A few white oak from today, oh and maybe a hickory or 2

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: loggah on March 09, 2015, 07:14:44 PM
You guys are all cutting some pretty good wood ! ;D Barge monkey,that Grimmels  scrapyard?
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Post by: Autocar on March 09, 2015, 07:25:44 PM
So il logger your cutting some dandy white oak makes for a fun day when you know your making money  :D. Thanks for scharing your good fortune.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on March 09, 2015, 07:38:14 PM
harvest fee tax???

Sure. Didn't you see those state employees planting, pruning, thinnning and harvesting the trees? I guess the property tax they collect every year just doesn't cut it, pun intended. Well, it is Illinois. :-\ :snowball:
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Post by: so il logger on March 10, 2015, 12:27:26 AM
Thank's auto car, just another day in the wood's. And yes buckeye, the state sure does they're part  :D. If it is a marketable tree and it grow's in illinois then they want they're share. I am just doing the falling on the job these latest pic's are from so they wont be taxing me.... until tax time ::) 8) 8)
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Post by: sshier on March 10, 2015, 08:29:23 PM
 Very large cottonwood all done yesterday



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Post by: thecfarm on March 10, 2015, 08:34:33 PM
I just knew that was a MI truck!!!
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Post by: so il logger on March 10, 2015, 09:27:22 PM
DanG nice cootonwood  :)
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Post by: Dave Shepard on March 11, 2015, 11:04:41 AM
Do they have a turntable at the mill to get that truck pointed back towards the woods like they do with a train? :D
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Post by: enigmaT120 on March 11, 2015, 11:05:13 AM
What do you guys do with cottonwood?  Ours get big around here but I didn't know there was a market for it.
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Post by: sawyerf250 on March 11, 2015, 04:23:41 PM
Sure am jealous of all the big timber you guys get to cut!? Not much big stuff left up here and what little there is, is scattered all over.  Makes it awful hard to start a logging business with nothing but pulp. ::)
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Post by: Ron Scott on March 11, 2015, 08:18:34 PM
Nice!
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Post by: CCC4 on March 12, 2015, 03:52:00 PM
What do you guys do with cottonwood?  Ours get big around here but I didn't know there was a market for it.

Cottonwood here in the Durty Souff goes to buyers who build coffins. It is a niche market and they grade ungodly hard...basically veneer quality...zero fiber pull, zero shake, and zero knots. If you know much about cottonwood, you know that it will shake itself out when bucking even...its crazy stuff! You have to bore buck it most of the time to eliminate it shaking. The market pays very well!
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Post by: RunningRoot on March 12, 2015, 05:23:30 PM
I wish it paid around here.....
Cut a few loads last year,all 30"-50" and beatiful at that... 20bd ft across the board...
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Post by: Offthebeatenpath on March 13, 2015, 12:00:13 AM
Stacked some pine pulp and logs this afternoon with a bit of maple and beech firewood. Stopped falling due to the wind, but I figured I'd try out my new time lapse camera.  Although the trees look like they were just shivering, the wind was howling pretty good...

 http://youtu.be/2eRBn6eJwW8
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Post by: beenthere on March 13, 2015, 12:45:41 AM
Neat video and camera. tks
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Post by: Stephen Alford on March 13, 2015, 06:59:38 AM
   Nice job obp, just curious, what kind of coffee do you drink ...and how many cups  ???    :D
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Post by: Offthebeatenpath on March 13, 2015, 07:20:55 AM
Stephen- that was after a couple cups of decaf. I have to slow the frames per second playback rate after high test coffee or else the little loader is just a blur.
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Post by: thecfarm on March 13, 2015, 08:02:08 AM
Yes that wind was blowing hard yesterday. Thanks for the video
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Post by: beenthere on March 13, 2015, 10:11:07 AM
Meant to ask, what make and model is the time lapse camera that you have?  And what frequency was the setting... shots per minute for example? 
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Post by: Offthebeatenpath on March 13, 2015, 12:02:45 PM
Beenthere- It's a Brinno TLC 200 Pro time lapse camera.  It is fully adjustable in terms of the frequency of frames taken and the playback speed.  I set it to take a frame every 2 seconds (or 30 frames a minute), then play it back at 20 frames per second.  So each minute of real time became about 1.3 seconds in the video.  This was the first time I tried the camera, and I think it will take some playing around with the speeds to capture what I want.  I bought it for construction projects where it will be mounted outside for a few weeks at a time.  I'll set the timer so that it only records during work hours.  It has a weatherproof case and a motion sensor feature so that I can set it up for surveillance or as a game camera as well.
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Post by: Straightgrain on March 13, 2015, 04:14:58 PM
I got two 20-footers, a 12-footer (plus trim) and 30 feet of cull out of this log; I had to remove an alder first (to the right) because the limbs were blocking the fir's path to the bed (typical Alder).

No loss on the Alder, great for smoking salmon and BBQing birds, makes great kindling, and they grow back very quickly.

Taking advantage of the plunge-cutting; works to my liking. 8)

Aspect ratio: my old ATV skidding arch is 28" wide (ID).

 

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I'm slow as molasses, but  should have enough for a load real soon.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on March 13, 2015, 06:56:17 PM
Stacked some pine pulp and logs this afternoon with a bit of maple and beech firewood. Stopped falling due to the wind, but I figured I'd try out my new time lapse camera.  Although the trees look like they were just shivering, the wind was howling pretty good...

 http://youtu.be/2eRBn6eJwW8

 :D :D   Git er done.   Oh wait,  28 sec , or is that 28 minutes ? Prolly missed something here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 13, 2015, 08:22:18 PM
WOW  that loader is fast I want one  :D :D 8) 8) 8)  that takes good video pics    about how far away was the camera from you
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ed_K on March 13, 2015, 08:27:57 PM
Nice cut Straightgrain, if that was a tree that I cut here,it would have broke up where yours goes out of sight.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: sshier on March 13, 2015, 10:24:54 PM
That cottonwood was sent for softwood pallet stock
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 13, 2015, 10:27:49 PM
Nice cut Straightgrain, if that was a tree that I cut here,it would have broke up where yours goes out of sight.

Thank you sir! The trees above the bed softened the fall at bit; there was some serious bottom-bind at 21 feet so I made the first bucking cut at 42 feet, that took the weight and bottom-bind off the portion pictured. I have a bunch of 2' understory around the bed so I had to clear the limbs by hand; dragged them to the trail then forked them to the burn-pile.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Offthebeatenpath on March 14, 2015, 09:10:12 AM
Coxy- The camera was on my truck , about 50' from the pulp piles.  17 minutes real time distilled down to 28 seconds.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on March 15, 2015, 02:59:26 PM
   OBP it appears you are having an influence on me. First the tree pusher for the skidder and now you have introduced me to utube and the production of videos. I am sure "ol Jeff" will be impressed and accolades for you will probably be forthcoming.   :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPX1do_2Kc8
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: trapper on March 15, 2015, 03:19:26 PM
Says this video is private and I cant open it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on March 15, 2015, 03:30:51 PM
   Sorry trapper, a work in progress as always.  :-\   Seems to be working on this end. Just did it again, hope it works now.  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on March 15, 2015, 03:52:50 PM
Works for you because you made it... we are not included in your "private" listing. Keep trying, and set it for public (I think that is the setting...).
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 15, 2015, 04:54:38 PM
i cant see it i cant see it  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on March 15, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
I can't see why....either ??? ???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iPX1do_2Kc8
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on March 15, 2015, 05:27:29 PM
Not a wasted move there.  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Offthebeatenpath on March 15, 2015, 07:09:40 PM
Stephen- Usually I cringe when someone says I've influenced them, expecting sharp words to follow…

That's some efficient snow pushin'! I always love seeing how you do it on the island. Nice job.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 15, 2015, 09:29:48 PM
i seen it i seen it  :D :D   only if you could push snow that fast all the time plowing wouldn't be so bad  8) 8)    thanks for the video
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 15, 2015, 10:11:02 PM
Sweet very efficient!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: trapper on March 15, 2015, 10:14:43 PM
works now thanks
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 18, 2015, 06:37:10 PM
Woods is getting pretty wet but we are still cutting and decking wood, it will get hauled after things dry up and road restrictions get lifted. This weeks pile so far... Going to run out of room to deck at this rate. There is about 2 inches of mud and water on the road but under that its frozen solid still.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/wood2~1.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/wood~0.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 18, 2015, 11:27:09 PM
 The piles of wood i see you CTL guys put up makes me want to add a Rolly + 8 wheeler and forget pulling cable + wading thru the snow.  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Peter Drouin on March 19, 2015, 08:23:04 PM
Is that all hardwood pulp?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on March 19, 2015, 08:34:37 PM
firewood pile is slowly getting bigger, got some saw logs sorted out to send a few loads before the road gets posted.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/11008070_10153022606514300_2487934342174946727_n.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/10314774_10153022606134300_2195011264106569160_n.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/12890_10153022608054300_124719487096614489_n.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 19, 2015, 11:48:14 PM
  I just got moved to a very nice pine sale, the production numbers in this stuff are very good ;)


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20150319_092313.jpg) 


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20150319_133500.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 20, 2015, 06:10:30 AM
Yeah my last pictures are all hardwood pulp. Its cutting out nice and getting a couple hundred cord a week on the landing.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Peter Drouin on March 20, 2015, 06:24:22 AM
Yeah my last pictures are all hardwood pulp. Its cutting out nice and getting a couple hundred cord a week on the landing.

In NH the price of hard wood pulp is up, and a big demand for hardwood mat logs. The firewood guys have a hard time to get loads of wood . Is it that way where you are?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on March 20, 2015, 08:10:16 AM
they must be cutting 200 cord a day in that stuff barbender?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 20, 2015, 05:58:41 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~36.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~37.jpg) I cut the last big pine on this lot today just shy of 1000bdft
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 20, 2015, 08:45:28 PM
Nice indeed, ML88!

1270d, this processor operator is getting about 100-150 a day. 90% of it is being cut for 100" stud wood, production would be higher with logs obviously. This operator has never got to cut wood this nice before, so he may be experiencing a slight learning curve dealing with the height of these things, or more so the length of the stem once they hit the ground. It's nice to forward, whatever the case, not to mention it's only 15 minutes from home 8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on March 20, 2015, 08:48:16 PM
Maine logger88,My Father would like what you left behind!! That stump is low. He would watch me and make sure I did the same.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 20, 2015, 09:25:52 PM
Maine logger88,My Father would like what you left behind!! That stump is low. He would watch me and make sure I did the same.

We'll see how low the stump is after the snow melts.....just kidding ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 20, 2015, 09:49:28 PM
Thanks! Yeah I plowed around it with the skidder. I haven't been so fussy with the pulpwood this winter but the nice logs I don't wanna leave any valuable wood behind. On a normal year I try to cut everything low I hate riding over tall stumps lol
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 21, 2015, 05:55:14 PM
In the mop-up phase; I called-in an Arborist to drop this Douglas Fir tree as it was so close to my well-house (for my confidence level). The pic was taken @ 10 feet past the point where the tree top fell, the stump is just above the well house.

Tough work; clearing the limbs off my reprod by hand, and a couple were scuffed-up pretty bad. I got a bunch of fire wood and my quality cuts plus trim were: three 30" X 8' logs (@ 1,100 B/F), two 20" X 12 footers (@384 B/F), a 20" X 20 footer (@336 B/F), and three 16' X 8 footers (@ 216 B/F).

The tree turned into a "School-Marm" @ 24' up.

I'm using this site and the Doyle Scale; however not officially-so  ;D

Link deleted :-[ ;D

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Double_tree_next_to_wellhouse.jpg)

Lots of fun but I'm smoked! Gonna call it a day.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: bucknwfl on March 21, 2015, 06:41:46 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38763/image~2.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38763/image~2.jpg)

What I got stacked and stickered today
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on March 21, 2015, 07:22:54 PM
straightgrain
We use the FF tables for BF volume. No reason to link off-site as you suggested.

Are we seeing the well house in the pic? Or is it out of the pic ??
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 4x4American on March 21, 2015, 07:49:47 PM
@Maine logger88 (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=24559)   what kinda husky is that?  looks like they stole the stihl flippy caps!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 21, 2015, 07:58:54 PM
straightgrain
We use the FF tables for BF volume. No reason to link off-site as you suggested.

Are we seeing the well house in the pic? Or is it out of the pic ??

Yesser!

The well house is on the left in the fore ground; home is in the background.

What is an FF table?

I've been cursory-searching for a way to guesstimate my B/F.

Thanks 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 21, 2015, 07:59:33 PM
It is a 562xp and yes it has flippy caps there a little different than Stihl caps tho. You can still put the old style caps in if you don't like the flippys.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on March 21, 2015, 08:16:20 PM
@Maine logger88 (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=24559)   what kinda husky is that?  looks like they stole the stihl flippy caps!
your avatar pic looks familiar
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 4x4American on March 21, 2015, 08:23:19 PM

@Maine logger88 (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=24559)   what kinda husky is that?  looks like they stole the stihl flippy caps!
your avatar pic looks familiar




Yea that was just last year here in my backyard  :D :D


gonna saw it on my portable bandmill
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 4x4American on March 21, 2015, 08:32:25 PM
where is it from treeslayer?  I download most all cool old logging pictures I see on the interweb.  I dont even know where its from but it was in my logging album
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Oliver05262 on March 21, 2015, 09:07:13 PM
Straightgrain, on the left side of the page is a link to the Forestry Forum toolbox. Calculator charts in there for volume, weight and many other uses.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 21, 2015, 11:01:30 PM
Straightgrain, on the left side of the page is a link to the Forestry Forum toolbox. Calculator charts in there for volume, weight and many other uses.

Awesome!

thanks
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on March 22, 2015, 07:54:18 AM
Not a new pic but what we're cutting.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0115151354a.jpg)
And our ugliest hitch( over the summer)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0725141309b.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on March 23, 2015, 09:43:33 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33682/100_1664.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33682/100_1659.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Dave Shepard on March 23, 2015, 10:19:26 PM
More of that big tulip?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on March 23, 2015, 11:15:18 PM
yes sir.......they medium
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 29, 2015, 04:10:58 PM
A decent hitch of hardwood pulp I cut today
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~40.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: sawyerf250 on March 29, 2015, 07:08:44 PM
I'd say you got more than a couple logs in that hitch of "pulp"  ;D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 29, 2015, 07:58:44 PM
They would've been nice logs 10 years ago but they all were pretty rotten
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: sawyerf250 on March 29, 2015, 08:35:20 PM
Ahhh... Nothing more frustrating and sickening than seeing those big creamers and thinking logs and then touching the saw to them and it cuts like butter and you realize its rotten!??  smiley_furious3 steve_smiley
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 29, 2015, 08:56:19 PM
Yes I agree luckily the HW pulp prices are good
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 29, 2015, 10:41:43 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150329_123832.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150329_123841.jpg)
 Where i got to spend my sunday.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on March 29, 2015, 11:10:35 PM
Looks good! Must be starting to gain on your firewood now
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 30, 2015, 08:18:34 AM
Hey Bargemonkey, did you see the picture of the grapple I bent carrying it like you are in the pic of your forwarder?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 78NHTFY on March 30, 2015, 10:36:19 AM
…a smallish black walnut.  Butt of log is 30" but length only 8' 6".  Some nice crotches.  With clean up it took me a good chunk of Sunday.  No dirt on log and ready to unload onto the mill for some 8/4 material.  Plus, cordwood from the tops.  One down and 15 to go  ;D ;D.  All the best, Rob.  (It did happen, here are the pics)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/IMG_20150329_100404_933.jpg) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/IMG_20150329_165709_362.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/IMG_20150329_165747_906.jpg)  (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13967/IMG_20150329_181420_238.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on March 30, 2015, 10:53:11 AM
Hey Bargemonkey, did you see the picture of the grapple I bent carrying it like you are in the pic of your forwarder?

No, but would you post it?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 30, 2015, 11:01:16 AM
Hey Bargemonkey, did you see the picture of the grapple I bent carrying it like you are in the pic of your forwarder?
I did.  ;)   your post went thru my head a couple days ago actually, the head was like that because ive been dragging the stuff out and just sorting and stacking with the forwarder on the header. I can get her in the woodlot now without 2'+ feet of snow but im just about done on that job. Normally i turn the bucket and grab the back of the bunk, little less risk of smashing the bucket.  :D  That forwarder never gets off the skid road, so much faster to bunch to the road and haul then wander tree to tree, cut this lot by hand.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 30, 2015, 09:42:14 PM
Working on my 2015 Selective Cut; I cut four Douglas Fir trees that were located just above my home, and leaning towards the driveway; so I felt the need to ladder-up and put a cable on each.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Logs_above_the_house_a.jpg)   

Around 3 PM the local herd of Blacktails come over to munch on the lime green moss (Lichen?).

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Logs_above_the_house_w_deer.jpg)

Production was slow again today; but all four are down, de-limbed, and bucked. Two are positioned to be skidded to the decks. I'm realizing how much room is required to manage the logs, snatch blocks, and slash.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Logs_above_the_house_c.jpg)

The New England Style chokers are working-out real well.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Logs_above_the_house_b.jpg)

I have to improve the one trail leading to my lower deck; all going to wait as it is our turn for 7 days of below "normal" temps and rain.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: sawyerf250 on March 31, 2015, 04:29:09 PM
@Straightgrain that a nice looking setup you have there what size winch do you have?  Looks like an FX 65?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on March 31, 2015, 06:31:38 PM
sawyerf250
Just FYI, and wondering if you have missed the posts on the misuse of the @ function. Doesn't need to be used when you are calling the attention of some member already engaged in the thread. Just if you are trying to reach out and get the attention of someone not already involved.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,82427.msg1258043.html#msg1258043

see reply #28

Not a major problem, but is causing a stir.. and thought you'd want to know... ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on March 31, 2015, 09:45:15 PM
@Straightgrain that a nice looking setup you have there what size winch do you have?  Looks like an FX 65?

Yesser! An FX65; had it less than a month.  It's working out great with only a couple mods.

Mod 1: The back safety screen rattled (like crazy) so I sliced a 12" section of vacuum hose and ran it along and over the upper cleat on the winch, re-installed the safety screen over the hose and the rattle is gone.

Mod 2: I added a couple flat washers to the pins on the rope pulleys to take pressure off the cotter pins.

I also removed the hitch, and I removed the safety screen as I have no plans to run the winch while seated on the tractor. So far; the winch tested-out pulling a 24" diameter X 21 foot Douglas Fir log up a slope (15 degrees or so). It easily pulls a 34" diameter X 9 foot butt on level ground....a big step-up from using a home-made arch with a come-along.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on April 02, 2015, 08:32:54 AM
Hey Bargemonkey, did you see the picture of the grapple I bent carrying it like you are in the pic of your forwarder?

No, but would you post it?

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/2014-02-18_09-31-41_975.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: sawyerf250 on April 02, 2015, 08:47:52 AM
beenthere thanks for the update, I did not realize it had been or continued to be and issue? On the other hand as I did read in that post the issue of people having the same name and tagging the wrong person due to capitals or different spelling. Once I discovered it I always copy and pasted the persons name so as to not confuse myself while trying to remember the name. I simply thought at first that it would give the said tagged person a notification that they where mentioned in a post and zap them to the said comment.  ??? ??? :-\
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on April 05, 2015, 08:34:18 PM
This is from a month ago. Sent this to Britton lumber... I wonder if it got sawed before the mill burnt. And if it didn't, then who is going to saw it?

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18183/20150226_110246-1.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Dave Shepard on April 05, 2015, 08:37:06 PM
That's a nice looking load of pine. A friend of mines family comes from Bradford. His mother's side, so I don't know the family name.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on April 05, 2015, 08:37:30 PM
Movex to a different job.  This is from today! Didn't think we would be moving wood April 5th but hey... a lot of posts are of creamy timber. We move a lot of pulpwood to! I am hauling behind a cat 501 here

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18183/20150405_084406-1.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on April 06, 2015, 06:21:16 AM
 How do you like that Rottne ? Looks like it will hold quite a drag.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on April 07, 2015, 12:30:24 AM
Great machine. Great for thinning and hand cut jobs. It's is a 99 rapide and definitely  gets worked keeping up with that 501 harvester, but it holds its own
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on April 07, 2015, 12:44:48 AM
That's a whole-lot of tongue weight Chep;must be some beefy-serious hardened metal!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on April 09, 2015, 04:56:37 AM
Cutting pulp/firewood.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0403151232a.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on April 09, 2015, 02:42:39 PM
Looks good! It looks like the forwarder is working out well for you!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on April 09, 2015, 07:25:21 PM
How you like that roof mounted loader.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on April 10, 2015, 05:28:41 AM
It really has been a huge help. She is like a tall ship in ruff seas sometimes but I'm getting use to it. The only problem is it doesn't like long wood. I like running the loader but not driving it. I'm hopping to light it up and paint it this summer.thanks and work safe.

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on April 13, 2015, 03:11:06 AM
Good to see your making out with it, takes some serious getting used to. Half loaded you can go anywhere, and load it heavy on 1 side if you have to if working the hillside.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on April 13, 2015, 03:21:59 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150412_115917.jpg)
 Not  exactly what you want to be doing on a Sunday morning.  :D
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150412_183149.jpg)
 Got a 3rd one put up already.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on April 13, 2015, 08:48:52 AM
is that a 3305 winch? looks like mine
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: road_monkey on April 13, 2015, 10:37:11 AM
cutting some hard maple out of the back forty

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11814/0322151410a.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11814/0407151634a.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11814/0316151704b.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on April 13, 2015, 01:13:38 PM
Hey road monkey, that is nice looking maple. Cut your stumps 12 inches lower and you'll find more $$$ from the mill and better utilization of your resources!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on April 13, 2015, 02:44:52 PM
High stumper!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on April 13, 2015, 04:57:27 PM
April 13th and still a foot of snow in most places
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~43.jpg)
 

 
And another hitch of decent hardwood
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~44.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on April 13, 2015, 05:33:10 PM
That last hitch qualifies for extreme skidding  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on April 13, 2015, 06:36:42 PM
is that a pic of logging down under  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on April 13, 2015, 06:50:02 PM
is that a pic of logging down under  :D

He's on a HALO ring; Spartan 117 is the logger
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RunningRoot on April 13, 2015, 08:22:04 PM
hey maine,
That's a hell of a hitch....
You won't catch one like that behind my C4D... I'd be looking for some kinda parts afterwards if I did....
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on April 13, 2015, 10:28:33 PM
Yeah I had a few nice ones like that today. Actually the ole 540 handles a hitch like that pretty good on decent going.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on April 13, 2015, 10:44:19 PM
RR you start on that big lot yet?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on April 17, 2015, 07:50:15 PM
My nine dollar phone doesn't take the best pictures but here they are..

I actually got some work done today; forwarded all the logs I had on the ground onto my upper and lower decks, and I felled and processed two more trees this afternoon. The 21 footers were quite-heavy for my 28H/P, I needed some temporary counter weight for some of them.
 
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/April_2015_counter_weight.jpg)

I had to use a pulley to get this one up the hill..

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/April_2015_snatch_block.jpg)

My upper decks; the lower deck is @ the same.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Upper_deck_April_2015.jpg)

Cull decks are stacking up.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/Upper_decks_April_2015.jpg)
I found a mill that agreed to buy the marketable logs in a couple weeks; almost done.

Forgot this pic; way-way too many limbs but I got a few saw-logs and cull out of it.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/April_2015_cemetery_tree_a.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on April 17, 2015, 08:25:06 PM
Looking at the size of that stuff i see why you need the counter weight.   :D  looks good.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on April 17, 2015, 09:04:03 PM
I would love to work in a forest with such little under brush.  Nice picture, it looks like you're getting some good use out of that little tractor.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on April 17, 2015, 09:15:02 PM
I would love to work in a forest with such little under brush.  Nice picture, it looks like you're getting some good use out of that little tractor.

I'm really enjoying nearly every aspect of retirement-forestry.

13 years of clearing the brush; filbert, hawthorn, vine maple, berry, & big leaf maple. I went from a Honda Rancher with a snow blade to this Mahindra and couldn't be happier.

Gonna add a second set of forks for brush/limbs until I can afford a 3rd function valve and a brush grapple.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on April 17, 2015, 10:36:59 PM
straightgrain, big sticks for that puller........you must be a good operator to get it done.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on April 17, 2015, 10:39:41 PM
here y'all go
 

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Post by: so il logger on April 18, 2015, 12:44:42 AM
That's some nice timber your'e cutting mike, too soft around here to skid just been falling for when it ever dries up.
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Post by: so il logger on April 18, 2015, 01:26:03 AM
 

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Fun Fun... Stay safe out there fella's
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Post by: coxy on April 18, 2015, 08:45:26 AM
nice wood  what kind of tree is that with the white limbs in the 3rd pic  it looks like what I have always called button ball cause of the white flowers it gets on it
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Post by: Straightgrain on April 18, 2015, 09:32:14 AM
This very-well may be my favorite thread to visit; simply enjoy seeing the "Beefy" skidders and other heavy equipment in these posts.  :o
 
The hardwoods you guys are cutting are gorgeous; one of the aspects of the Eastern states I miss the most, is being in the woods where the hardwoods prevail.

I don't-yet have the ability to line-up the opposing kurfs on the trees that are larger than my 28" bar ::) it's hard enough on my old elbows to hold the saw up long enough to line-up the cuts...perhaps I could use one of those gate wheels mounted to my bar? ;D
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Post by: g_man on April 18, 2015, 10:09:14 AM
My nine dollar phone doesn't take the best pictures but here they are..

I actually got some work done today; forwarded all the logs I had on the ground onto my upper and lower decks, and I felled and processed two more trees this afternoon. The 21 footers were quite-heavy for my 28H/P, I needed some temporary counter weight for some of them.
 

Your doing some nice work there straightgrain. I like the look of your woods from all your work.
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Post by: ga jones on April 18, 2015, 05:33:54 PM
In to some more big red oaks

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Post by: treeslayer2003 on April 18, 2015, 06:49:02 PM
nice wood Jones, rings sure are far apart on the one. surprised you can work that close to water,i have to fall away from a waterway if i can cut it.
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Post by: ga jones on April 18, 2015, 07:34:51 PM
Thanks bud. It's a lot clear on a private lake 100 foot x 150. 28 saw log trees. I'll let you know the yield.nice tulip you get into down there.
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Post by: Ed_K on April 18, 2015, 08:51:09 PM
 Never mind the water, I would have hit the boat  :o with the luck I'm blessed with  ;D .
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Post by: lopet on April 18, 2015, 09:08:42 PM

Fun Fun... Stay safe out there fella's

The Stihl saw looks kinda small compared to those big trunks. Is that a 24" bar ? Was just about big enough  :)
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Post by: Maine logger88 on April 18, 2015, 10:24:07 PM
Some nice looking stuff there!
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Post by: so il logger on April 19, 2015, 12:12:22 AM

Fun Fun... Stay safe out there fella's

The Stihl saw looks kinda small compared to those big trunks. Is that a 24" bar ? Was just about big enough  :)

Yes 24 inch bar on the 660, 20 on the 395. Run into a few where a longer bar would be handy, but still manage to get them down without much fiber pull
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Post by: so il logger on April 19, 2015, 12:16:02 AM
nice wood  what kind of tree is that with the white limbs in the 3rd pic  it looks like what I have always called button ball cause of the white flowers it gets on it
Sycamore has the white limb's here, cut's nice
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Post by: BargeMonkey on April 19, 2015, 09:16:35 AM
Some nice looking stuff there!
X2.  :D   its not rare, but uncommon around here to get a lot with super nice stuff all over. Maybe 1x real great one for every 50-100 you cut, the woods where so high graded around here the good stuffs hidden. Ive got a couple very nice ash to slay this time home that go over 30" on the stump.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on April 19, 2015, 09:34:04 AM
nice wood  what kind of tree is that with the white limbs in the 3rd pic  it looks like what I have always called button ball cause of the white flowers it gets on it
Sycamore has the white limb's here, cut's nice
i didn't even notice it was a sycamore lol, its lighter colored than ours. do you get any more than a tie price?
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Post by: ga jones on April 19, 2015, 06:37:21 PM
That's a good question  treeslayer. Sycamore is pallet here 20 cents a foot.
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Post by: so il logger on April 19, 2015, 08:32:08 PM
Some sycamore around here get's quarter sawn and graded. But yes mainly tie material and crane mat. A mill here in my home town is paying 45 cent's a foot doyle scale for 16' 18' 20', he builds crane mat's. On the shorter length's 24 cnt's is common. I'm not sure how long the market will hold for them prices but pretty good at the time.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on April 19, 2015, 10:46:36 PM
Jon yer getting a little bit more than i can. Jones......20? dang, it may be better for fire wood. i can't sell logs for .20 and pay good money for it.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on April 20, 2015, 02:54:37 AM
 3800ish bft ft mixed ld right now is averaging 1900-2100 a load of Ash,HM,Sm, so roughly better than .50 a bft which isnt great but covers costs. Few oak loads brought 12-1300, felt sick cutting it at the prices of oak right now but they wanted it done. Had 3 people stop, and 1 woman attach a note to my FW pile wanting to buy a ld of log length, figured they could buy a "LOAD" of logs for 4-500 bucks, i almost fell over in laughter. Seeing prices of 120-140 a cord right now for log length from guys local who do it. Anything #3 and up is going in the piles now.
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Post by: ga jones on April 20, 2015, 07:15:46 AM
There's not much of it here. You only see it in the stream bottoms.
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Post by: ga jones on April 20, 2015, 01:13:19 PM
Barge monkey those averages seem low. Not much quality? I know where we hunt in NY there isn't any quality to the trees. Pimples suckers on maple  crooked cherry no oaks.the large cherry the state leaves to seed and die.
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Post by: Maine logger88 on April 21, 2015, 07:32:49 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~45.jpg) Well normally I post good wood but to show you guys I'm not spoiled I'll show you this little clearing job. I must have 25 hitches in a tri axle load lol
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Post by: lopet on April 21, 2015, 08:32:27 PM
I have hitches like that all the time. :D
But it then makes you feel much better, when you have a " real " hitch once every while. ;D
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Post by: Maine logger88 on April 21, 2015, 08:58:02 PM
Well that's a good way to look at it! That and I'd be sitting at the house board if I didn't have this little job lol
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Post by: coxy on April 21, 2015, 11:17:16 PM
your landing looks a little better then mine with the mud  :D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on April 21, 2015, 11:54:59 PM
Barge monkey those averages seem low. Not much quality? I know where we hunt in NY there isn't any quality to the trees. Pimples suckers on maple  crooked cherry no oaks.the large cherry the state leaves to seed and die.

 Thats going to a smaller mill, if i separate the real good stuff and ship that it will bring more. I basically refuse to ship wood to bailies anymore. These people down the road pay me pretty good, and they pay better on the real good stuff. Those #'s are about average around here, thats some prime, #1-3 all mixed in the loads.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on April 22, 2015, 12:05:28 AM
 Somehow the hrs arent there in the day to get anything done. 

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 I started the boat on Monday at 0500, shut it off @ 2300 for fuel on sunday night. Moved some pile of rock, then come home to actual work,  :D

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 New woodlot, have to add fabric and cobble tomorrow. 

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 My wife said, "Is there something in the oven ???" As im baking the band during lunch.   ;D

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 Not 100% customized yet but where close. I think ive got that working now. Got 1 hitch today and started making mud so i stopped. 

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 Got my oiler squared away, was 1 of those little metal pieces from the top in a bar oil bottle. The oiler system on those heads is actually pretty cool once you see it apart.
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Post by: so il logger on April 22, 2015, 12:09:06 AM
your landing looks a little better then mine with the mud  :D

X2 I have no tree's on the landing, theyre all waiting to be skidded when mother nature decide's it is time to stop raining.
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Post by: jwilly3879 on April 22, 2015, 07:30:36 AM
Had a piece of foil kill the brakes on a truck before. Pedal was hard as a rock but no stopping. I'm real careful with them now.
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Post by: ga jones on April 22, 2015, 12:28:04 PM
Funny barge monkey I have a wrench that looks just like that.😄
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Post by: ga jones on April 22, 2015, 07:53:50 PM
Finished up the lot today. 

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Post by: ga jones on April 22, 2015, 08:15:34 PM
28 hardwood trees and 1 pine  2 hemlock 

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Post by: ga jones on April 22, 2015, 08:25:23 PM
Ring shake in this one

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Post by: Maine logger88 on April 22, 2015, 08:46:08 PM
Looks good! Is that a 2186? Do they still buy the logs with shake here they do but for a lot less $ but better than nothing
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Post by: ga jones on April 23, 2015, 08:11:30 AM
2188. Yes they buy that log. Not sure what grade. Probably won't have the sale til next week.
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Post by: ga jones on April 26, 2015, 09:14:56 AM
We do pine pulp

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Post by: BargeMonkey on April 27, 2015, 09:08:30 PM
 

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 Cutting, HA HA HA.  :D   Been to wet to get anything done, i think i used 3 cases of grease this time home doing maintenance, changing hoses, and keeping stuff up to par. Tried finishing a job and almost buried the skidder in the guys backyard, so we are at a standstill. This picture is another job im on, slipping in a culvert, fabric cloth and cobble stone for water erosion control. Hopefully get the big girl moved when i get home again, have some good pictures of large HW on steep rocky ground for all your flat landers to admire.  :D :D :D   ive got a couple good ash a 3ft bar is going to barely clear, be like a bomb going off when they fall.  ;)   
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Post by: eichenberg93 on April 27, 2015, 09:38:52 PM
finally remembered to bring the camera today took a few pictures
 

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not the best wood but the access is good ;)


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one of the better turns


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couldn't fix the old tire so the next best option :o
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Post by: coxy on April 28, 2015, 06:58:26 AM
we know who is making all the money  :D :-\ 8)
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Post by: so il logger on April 28, 2015, 01:25:18 PM
we know who is making all the money  :D :-\ 8)

 :D X2 :D  Fine looking jack though, and im liking that international of GA Jones
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Post by: eichenberg93 on April 28, 2015, 09:43:48 PM
we know who is making spending all the money  :D :-\ 8)
about sums it up lol  :D

BargeMonkey- looks quite muddy there. 2 weeks ago took the 520 and a 748h [chip crews skidder that's in pic. 3] to get a log truck to the road.  :o glad we got dust now at least for a few days 8)
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Post by: Straightgrain on April 28, 2015, 11:24:48 PM
Love the pics of those Beefy skidders; keep em coming!

Thanks
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Post by: BargeMonkey on April 29, 2015, 12:30:17 AM
we know who is making spending all the money  :D :-\ 8)
about sums it up lol  :D

BargeMonkey- looks quite muddy there. 2 weeks ago took the 520 and a 748h [chip crews skidder that's in pic. 3] to get a log truck to the road.  :o glad we got dust now at least for a few days 8)
Ive got equipment on 3 jobs trying get woodlots from the winter cleaned up. Made 1 drag last tuesday and almost buried the little skidder in the guys backyard. The woodlot im on is about 3/4 of a mile along a pretty well traveled road so keeping the ruts and mud down is a must. That jack of yours is handy, i kind of regret selling my 450C but for my operation it wasnt efficient. To steep, rocky and twisty to run a grapple around here on the smaller lots.
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Post by: coxy on April 29, 2015, 11:40:59 AM
we know who is making spending all the money  :D :-\ 8)
about sums it up lol  :D

BargeMonkey- looks quite muddy there. 2 weeks ago took the 520 and a 748h [chip crews skidder that's in pic. 3] to get a log truck to the road.  :o glad we got dust now at least for a few days 8)
but you have to have it to spend it  :D :D 8)    what size tire are they and did you put on 1-2  the last 2 new tires I bought was 18.4-34 from Comstock back in 06 was cheaper than 1 new one is today     I have 2 23.1-26 that have 3/4-1/2 tread  and told a guy that I wanted a grand a piece for them and he pretty much told me to shove them where the sun don't shine  that was a month ago and I see he tried calling me this am he better have 3 grand now  :D
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Post by: ga jones on April 29, 2015, 01:09:02 PM
Thanks so il logger. I had 2900 feet Doyle and 12000 feet scribner from that lot clearing
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Post by: lumberjack48 on April 29, 2015, 01:30:21 PM
  eichenberg93 in the first picture it looks like the wood pile in the back ground was dropped from a helicopter. Even when we had our own trucks we didn't put wood up like that. Because it creates so much unnecessary work for the loader operator. And if i had a hired trucker, he wouldn't touch it unless i payed him by the hour to straighten and sort it out.
  When i bought my pole skidder in 68, i was 20 years old. The only reason i knew how to put wood up with a pole skidder was because i had worked with a logger up at International Falls MN. He had a Timberjack, one of the first ones, gas motor, Ford Industrial four cylinder. He showed me the wood piles that him and two other guys had just put up. They had put up a 1000 cds of Aspen in one month, the butt piles were like a wall, the piles were perfect. This is where i got my taste of what a skidder could do, you can see why i had to have one. I had done nothing put piece cutting before i bought a skidder. Piece cutting is when you cut the wood to the right length in the woods and pile it by hand. And at the same time making road for a dozer or what ever was picking the wood up on the skid trail. The piles had to be 8 feet apart and stumps cut ground level and the piles had to be straight and even. The last piece work i did i got 10 cents a stick for pulpwood, 25 cents for saw bolts.
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Post by: eichenberg93 on April 29, 2015, 10:37:58 PM
only put one 30.5 32 on this time. A Samson was over $1000 less than a firestone.
 lj48- with this type of timber its a challenge to keep a nice pile. were cutting them 8' to 18' long

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Post by: Ken on April 30, 2015, 06:55:17 PM
I think I have officially become too lazy to even saw up firewood by hand.

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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on April 30, 2015, 07:31:56 PM
I haven't cut a stick oh firewood by hand since I started running processor... haha
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Post by: coxy on April 30, 2015, 08:09:59 PM
all you need is a splitter on that  :D would be the most expensive wood processer made  8)
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Post by: lopet on April 30, 2015, 09:36:10 PM
It can be done. Just hang one of those 30k skid steer processors on the boom.   :D
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Post by: North River Energy on April 30, 2015, 10:04:14 PM
Ken,
Any idea on cost per cord while blocking firewood?
Coxy,
https://youtu.be/SvaqHjR_Aro (https://youtu.be/SvaqHjR_Aro)
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Post by: dustintheblood on May 01, 2015, 12:17:25 AM
A few years back we started sawing/splitting firewood for the boiler on the sawmill.  No looking back now!   It works like a dream.  We're taking the smaller wood (<12") and blocking it up to 48", then every log that's bigger than that goes through the mill and we recover the odd board here and thar.   Then straight to the pile!  Fast and dirty  8) 8)
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Post by: Straightgrain on May 01, 2015, 03:14:53 PM
I think I have officially become too lazy to even saw up firewood by hand.

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That looks like 5 years-worth of my cutting ;D
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Post by: lumberjack48 on May 01, 2015, 03:33:37 PM
only put one 30.5 32 on this time. A Samson was over $1000 less than a firestone.
 lj48- with this type of timber its a challenge to keep a nice pile. were cutting them 8' to 18' long


In my 36 yrs of logging, thats counting the yrs the wife kept the job going. We cut lots and lots of that kind of timber your logging and it had to be sorted. We had a firewood pile, saw bolt pile and a log pile. I sorted it in the woods when i was hooking up. I cut it to length in the woods, don't get me wrong, i didn't saw the 8 foot up.
  I understand that you can't do that with a grapple skidder. I would have a small Bobcat or a loader truck on the landing, sorting and piling up. Doing it this way you'd only need about 1/4 of the landing room. Then the skidders not tied up on the landing, it could probably make 6 to 10 more turns a day.
  Don't get me wrong, I'm not rugging on you, your getting the wood out. Just throwing some different ways out to make it work better, for you and the trucker. 8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on May 01, 2015, 05:33:42 PM
Ken,
Any idea on cost per cord while blocking firewood?
Coxy,
https://youtu.be/SvaqHjR_Aro (https://youtu.be/SvaqHjR_Aro)
that's pretty neat    thanks for the link
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on May 01, 2015, 05:58:33 PM
Ken,
Any idea on cost per cord while blocking firewood?
Coxy,
https://youtu.be/SvaqHjR_Aro (https://youtu.be/SvaqHjR_Aro)

North River Energy
I have no idea of the cost.  I do know that it is not a very productive use of the machine but it is still break up season here so a bit of a make work project.  That lot is where I usually do a lot of my cut and split firewood orders.  I dropped the machine off there to clear some land for a shop sometime in the near future and decided to block some wood.   I liked the video of the splitting wedge hanging off the head on that timberjack harvester on the link you posted.  Neat idea.

That looks like 5 years-worth of my cutting ;D

My six cord is in the front but there should be close to fifty for other customers in the larger pile.  I had to take the picture looking into the sun.  Haven't seen it for a bit

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Post by: eichenberg93 on May 01, 2015, 07:19:09 PM
LJ48- I see what exactly you are saying. Were cutting this wood for a local hardwood mill. Theres not much sorting done most of the time just different lenghts depending on weither its grade, crating, or mat logs. On our last job we had some popple to cut and that was sorted in a different pile. Some day we will have a loader on the landing to cut and stack logs but we have a skidder to get paid off this year. Most of the time the logs dont say in a pile for any longer than a week. On average the trucker is in and out within a hour and half after loading up 7000 bft. Theres always different ways to do the same job but all depends on if you have the equitment to do it with. A log skidder has no limitations just it operator. Thanks for the input theres never a day i dont learn something new. 
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Post by: North River Energy on May 01, 2015, 09:00:36 PM
Thanks Ken, sort of figured as much.  That's a lot of engine to run a bar and chain.
I bookmarked that video because it's both an elegant and extravagant solution to working up firewood.
The scrap metal wedge is so cheap and simple, while the processor head is so expensive and mechanically involved.
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Post by: lumberjack48 on May 02, 2015, 02:33:50 PM
  eichenberg93  when i pulled tree length Aspen for the Co. they wanted the bolt timber sorted out from the pulpwood. When i started in the morning I'd pull 10 turns and drop them alone the skid road. Then I'd go back an grab another turn, pull up on the skid road and drop it. Now ether unhook the small trees or the big trees. If you leave the big trees hooked and drop the small ones, you can fill up with big trees on the way out. When i did this i would run 10 chokers. I did it this way if i had a long skid. With a short skid I'd drop the big trees first on the landing an pull ahead with the small trees.
 Whats nice with the grapple you don't have to get off the skidder to do this. I know you can't sort it out perfectly, but sorting the big trees from the small trees will make your trucker happy, He'll probably give you a big kiss ;D :D 
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Post by: 1270d on May 02, 2015, 04:43:55 PM
Not something I would be interested in experiencing with our truckers :D
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 02, 2015, 05:23:54 PM
My trucker gets upset if there isn't 25 cord in a single pile that he can load up in one shot without having to climb down and move the truck. haha
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Post by: Corley5 on May 02, 2015, 05:30:09 PM
And they want perfectly bumped piles to load from.
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 02, 2015, 09:05:04 PM
And they want perfectly bumped piles to load from.

And all the logs should be cut to the perfect length so that they never have to trim anything....
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Post by: Straightgrain on May 02, 2015, 10:01:40 PM
My trucker gets upset if there isn't 25 cord in a single pile that he can load up in one shot without having to climb down and move the truck. haha

Trucker upset; now there's an oddity...//s ;D
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Post by: jwilly3879 on May 02, 2015, 11:13:01 PM
We have a great trucker and a loader to sort on the landing now. Before we had the loader, he would load logs and toss the pulp/firewood out of the way rather than stack it, even if that was the next load. My son asked him if he was building beaver houses. Then rather than move the truck he would ask us to push the beaver pile to him.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 02, 2015, 11:50:30 PM
We have a great trucker and a loader to sort on the landing now. Before we had the loader, he would load logs and toss the pulp/firewood out of the way rather than stack it, even if that was the next load. My son asked him if he was building beaver houses. Then rather than move the truck he would ask us to push the beaver pile to him.
Gotta love that.  :D  not alot to be made on the Fw or pulp and then youve got to handle it a few more times.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 03, 2015, 12:08:25 AM
 Not 1 tree has been cut this week. But i do have some ok pictures of the bridge work, by the time its done i bet it will be 50 to get across.  :D   

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 The concrete pier sections are coming up from down south somewhere. Saw a tug tow them up on tuesday, and this guy heading out with a light tandem tow today.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on May 03, 2015, 09:00:55 PM
The lot job is finished 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 03, 2015, 11:12:00 PM
Subdivision ? At least your not playing in the mud.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on May 03, 2015, 11:51:37 PM
bargemonkey, there is a new bridge going up near here, there is a huge barge mounted crane there. i really need to get a pic, it is impressive. it says the baltimore on it, not sure if thats its name or where its from.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 04, 2015, 12:57:36 AM
bargemonkey, there is a new bridge going up near here, there is a huge barge mounted crane there. i really need to get a pic, it is impressive. it says the baltimore on it, not sure if thats its name or where its from.
If you look on FB on some of the tugboat boards you may get something, Baltimore used to be a "local" run compared to when i was in the gulf, but now i rarely see past NYC harbor and the hudson river.  :D  My new wife is doing everything she can to push me off the boats and this was the happy compromise.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on May 04, 2015, 12:04:11 PM
No. The landowners wanted view of the lake. There home is directly behind where I took the picture from.speaking of mud.We're worried about fires. It's extremely dry already. We're 4 inches low on rain.mud season was 5 days long.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on May 11, 2015, 06:17:55 AM
Wharf piles here come in three types - concrete, H6 treated (which is a CCA dip followed by a creosote dip) and untreated.

Untreated piles are - at least here in the high risk tropical waters of the coral sea - really only used in environmentally sensitive areas where leaching of the treatment chemicals can be an issue. Fortunatley with that entire Great Barrier Reef thing right off the coast thats just about everywhere here.
Untreated piles are almost exclusively Turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera) which is considered the best timber in the world for resistance to marine borers because of the presence of an oleoresin ( yah... turpentine) in the bark and sapwood that keeps borers out.
So untreated piles are used with the bark intact, so everything to do with them is a headache... felling, snigging, loading, transport, unloading... all have to be done with great care so as not to break the bark.

Easy huh?

 

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You ever try and pull 60 foot logs with a small end diameter of 14-16" out of the bush without rubbing them on anything?

7 logs - 22tonne - much swearing and cursing.
I earnt my beer tonight my friends.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 11, 2015, 06:51:57 PM
Sending a load to the mill

 

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The lifting-power of the self loader is amazing!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on May 11, 2015, 06:54:54 PM
LL what are you using to skid the logs? And load them you must have something fairly strong to lift 60ft logs that are a little over 3 tons each? Straightgrain good looking stuff! Got a little overhang on a few of them huh lol!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on May 11, 2015, 08:06:09 PM
Sending a load to the mill


Always a good feeling. Especially when you do it with small equipment. How many BF do you figure ??
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 11, 2015, 08:44:54 PM


Always a good feeling. Especially when you do it with small equipment. How many BF do you figure ??
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Yesser, very rewarding.

No clue on the b/f

I lost track of time and forgot to measure them.  I may not have time to measure deck "b" either. The 15th is the mill's deadline to receive payments by the 25th...5 more trees to cut, heavy rain tomorrow, and...I may have jury duty.

The loader  owner/operator is already booked for Friday.

Fun
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on May 11, 2015, 09:07:56 PM
It's nice that you guys can do tree length. No bucking. Saves time money and faster to load. Nice logs.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 11, 2015, 10:50:22 PM
 Anyone else having trouble loading pictures ? Tried my phone, tablet and laptop, no good. Tried multiple different pictures, single and multi load setting, not a thing. I havent been blacklisted yet have i ?  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on May 11, 2015, 11:41:05 PM
Looks like about 65 pics were loaded today... maybe you have a hiccup in your system?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 12, 2015, 12:01:20 AM
Looks like about 65 pics were loaded today... maybe you have a hiccup in your system?
That was what i was thinking. Tried 3x ways, keeps showing the error screen. I give up.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on May 12, 2015, 12:32:29 AM
LL what are you using to skid the logs? And load them you must have something fairly strong to lift 60ft logs that are a little over 3 tons each? Straightgrain good looking stuff! Got a little overhang on a few of them huh lol!

Skidding is the hard part with those - got to have a pretty clear run and be free of sticks/rocks/debris that will tear at the bark. From there we lift the log by chaining it to the treespear on the dozer, then back the skidder under it and hook on. The 666 is set up with a higher roller on the fairlead so we can get ground clearance, and we take up any slack with the winch then chain it up so it can't go anywhere. From there its just a regular skid, with the dozer following along behind to steer the tail as required. At the landing we cut them back to the required length to remove the damaged section on the tail. 60's are slow, but compared with 80's it's not so bad. Getting an 80 footer out intact is a "two logs a day" kind of haul.

Biggest one in that lot (per the crane driver at the receiving end) weighed 3.7 t. Next week I'll be loading regular sawlogs and we're sending the butt log at 40'long to another mill and taking the top log(s) home for ourselves. Some of those butt logs will be over 6 tonne apiece: I might not do many trees a day felling and skidding by myself but my tonnage is pretty good. :D

Old Bessie the LD9 throws those little 3 tonners around like nothing....the 6 tonners are about her upper limit.
 (Bessie is the one on the right needing paint)

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on May 12, 2015, 10:58:03 AM
Bargemonkey, I was having trouble loading pictures off of my smart phone (Samsung S6) someone suggested that the pictures were too big. I reset my resolution from 8mp to 5mp, that works most of the time. Sometimes I have to resize the picture on my phone.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 12, 2015, 12:14:11 PM
Bargemonkey, I was having trouble loading pictures off of my smart phone (Samsung S6) someone suggested that the pictures were too big. I reset my resolution from 8mp to 5mp, that works most of the time. Sometimes I have to resize the picture on my phone.
Every once in a while ive had trouble with a picture, loaded a few a week ago now im getting no where. Tried different devices, settings, try again later.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 12, 2015, 04:52:40 PM
 

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Move day. She doesnt fit to well on my lowboy.  ;D 

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Working my way up the hill. 

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 Trying to avoid barking anything up, this section is mostly firewood and ash, the bigger stuff is on the other side. 

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 Today they punched the well in for my new store. Start stripping the sight and getting the septic in shortly.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on May 12, 2015, 08:19:07 PM
Looks good! Getting some progress on the store!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: gww on May 12, 2015, 08:42:20 PM
I just want to play with all the bigg toys these threads always generate pictures of.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 12, 2015, 09:10:01 PM
I just want to play with all the bigg toys these threads always generate pictures of.
Cheers
gww
It looks fun till you latch onto a decent tree on the side hill, this stuff is pretty long and you basically toss them. Store is going slowly, my toy shopping has been limited dramatically. Taking a small business class and meeting with my local bank on site when i get home, I think it will do well but kind of overwhelming right now. NY isnt the most business friendly especially when selling food + alcohol.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: gww on May 12, 2015, 09:40:33 PM
Yea, me and the wife ran a resturant for a couple of years and I was working full time.  I think if we would have added alcohol we could have did better then we did but we where already in our 40s and just started to late for the energy to last.  I still have the building rotting away and can't make myself do anything with it.

Only those who do it themselves know all the stuff that goes on out side of just what they see when walking through the doors of your buisness.

I was a cook in the army and I always liked playing with their equiptment to, not like my kitchen at home.  I don't want to do any of it 8 hours a day 6 days a week but it would be fun to tear up stuff as a hoby.  My dads back hoe is nothing like the big excavators and it is still fun as long as you don't have to try and make a living with it.

Cheers
gww
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on May 12, 2015, 09:44:48 PM
Petroleum products can be a big pain also. My wife is upgrading the tanks and pumps soon on a contaminated site. Many eyes will be on the job, mostly DEC Engineers and consultants.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 12, 2015, 10:25:14 PM
Petroleum products can be a big pain also. My wife is upgrading the tanks and pumps soon on a contaminated site. Many eyes will be on the job, mostly DEC Engineers and consultants.
  im dealing with a guy who sub contracts thru highland Tank. 2x 12kgal above ground tanks, double walled in a secondary steel containment. A good spill down here in the watershed would put me out quick. The cost on above ground gas tanks is crazy due to the 2hr UL listed requirements. Big piles of money for a few cents profit.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on May 13, 2015, 07:12:18 PM
I am back on the rock pile and found a few more pine!
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 13, 2015, 08:56:09 PM
Looks like a good size Woodlot ml88; a dream lot.

I dropped this guy yesterday during a deluge and finished bucking & delimbing it today.

28" at the trimmed base, Got two 21s (trunk and top) and a 13 from the middle; it's right next to the pad so I won't have to move the butt.

 

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It was leaning so I used a plunge cut. The new 461 went through it like it was butter.

Then I felled this 18"er onto some Filberts...what a mess6

 

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Got a 13 and a 37 footer.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on May 13, 2015, 10:36:42 PM
Yes it is a good sized lot with some nice big wood on it. I had one big tree with 2000bdft in it last summer 8)! It's real rocky so I have used it as a mud season lot the last couple years. Those are some nice looking trees! What's the older saw next to the 461? How do you like the 461? What's a filbert?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 13, 2015, 10:49:57 PM
The other saw is a 362 w/28"bar. I'm running what I think are semi-skip chains. I graduated from 3 McColloch 610s.....I still have a Mac 3216 for after 2PM when my arms become heavy....

Ah the Filberts..aka hazelnut; I have a few of the non-bearing trees left in the woodlot.....they have 25 or 30 stems (2 to 4 inch dia) that grow to 20 feet+. I cut them, burn the slash on the stumps then plant 3 or 4 firs where the Filbert umbrella previously blocked the light. 

Filbert makes suprizingly good wood fuel; hard as woodpecker lips.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 14, 2015, 12:37:28 AM
 Thats some big softwood, would add up quick, we rarely see WP or hemlock that big out here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 18, 2015, 06:50:06 PM
Dropped a couple more firs today; exhausted by noon.

 

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For the first time, I'm satisfied with the hinge, the lack of withdrawl, and, the tools I have. This saw is the 461 with the 32" bar.

 

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I got a 13 foot butt, a 21 foot middle, and a 21 foot top (curl) that was above a snow-break.   
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 18, 2015, 10:14:45 PM
Go from this, 

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 To this, 

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 To this, all in about 8 hrs. 

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 Big thanks to MaineLogger for giving me his parts guys info, the winch band works great, got 4 drags in this afternoon without a problem.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 18, 2015, 10:48:30 PM
Salute emoticon!

That's a good way for a Barge Monkey to keep his "land-legs" in good shape.

I was accustomed to 16-20 hour days when in my prime; I cannot imagine being able to maintain your OPTEMPO now.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 20, 2015, 08:42:03 PM
Almost done with this year's selective harvest. These two were along a public road with powerlines, so I had to ladder-up and use a cable n winch for safety. These 30" logs reveal the limits of my equipment.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 20, 2015, 09:26:56 PM
Looks good, what you guys call average is pretty big for us out here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on May 21, 2015, 06:32:42 AM
Never seen it this dry here in mass. blowing the air cleaner out daily on this small hardwood job. Gonna take the dying Hemlock this winter.




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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 21, 2015, 09:33:04 AM
Nice pic, do those skidding-beasts have on-board compressors or do you have to use a service and support truck?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on May 21, 2015, 07:45:32 PM

 These 30" logs reveal the limits of my equipment.

 

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Nice wood there StraightGrain. Moving those logs must be a workout for your 28 hp tractor.

gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on May 22, 2015, 05:59:27 AM
Bm your like the weather in NE. From this to that to this all in the same day. Must keep you on your toes and sleeping well at nite. Nice job straight grain and it has been real dry here in Western mass making it good skidding conditions. I'm cutting pine.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 22, 2015, 08:47:23 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone; words of encouragement.

Nice hinge and nice stack Timberlinetree; harvesting some trees on semi-level ground; a luxury eh?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 22, 2015, 11:21:01 AM
Sending in a load of 13s, 21s and 37s.



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Just in time, starting to rain..
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OntarioAl on May 22, 2015, 12:38:07 PM
Timberlinetree
A text book example of notching and felling.
Glad to see the job is coming to a successful end.
I hope this garners you some more sweet jobs in the future.
All the best
Al
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 22, 2015, 10:09:52 PM
Last tree for my 2015 selective Harvest; this tree was also along a public road with power lines so I ladder-up to 24' and ran the cable.  The base was 31" (inside the bark) and it came down perfectly.

 

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Got two 21s and two 13s; heavy tree.

I have enough for a full load so it's time to organize the deck and clean up the wood lot.

Looking from the winch towards the stump

 

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No way for me to accomplish this project without the support of professionals; the local logging supply store, one of our sponsors (Chainsawr), the log buyer, the mill, the self loader, and the guys in this forum, thanks!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: JLeBouton on May 25, 2015, 09:34:30 PM
Deere 753J with Skidmore CF-20 in red pine.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 25, 2015, 11:34:59 PM
 

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 Winch is working now, alot of fw and some decent ash. 

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 Left the fork on for fw, the drag caught it and popped this one right down thru. 

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 Not bad for a day, 20 min hitches getting 5-6 everytime helps. 

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 Started filling the woodshed sunday night before i came back, the wife does a nice job stacking firewood. 

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 I saw this and figured you guys would laugh at it, we all know someone this should apply too.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on May 26, 2015, 12:19:37 AM
What do you do with the crooked stuff? Must be by the ton stuff, I still haven't figured out how it works for some of you guy's. Around here I can only sell saw logs
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 26, 2015, 06:58:07 AM
What do you do with the crooked stuff? Must be by the ton stuff, I still haven't figured out how it works for some of you guy's. Around here I can only sell saw logs
  :D  i lay down with my Timbco but tend to hand trim and slash tops, the stuff on this job is long and loaded with nice firewood. That small stuff is like gold here come wintertime, i can sell every stick i can lay my hands on. Have to keep Obama's children warm this winter, we do the HEAP program for 4 counties, stuff about 8-16" and decent my processor will do almost 2 cord per hr.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on May 27, 2015, 02:03:06 AM
Makes sense, I appreciate the explanation. I was having trouble wrapping my head around cutting and pulling firewood to the landing. If it pays it pays :) And sounds like you are moving production so it all work's.  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 27, 2015, 02:28:50 AM
Makes sense, I appreciate the explanation. I was having trouble wrapping my head around cutting and pulling firewood to the landing. If it pays it pays :) And sounds like you are moving production so it all work's.  8)
I dont cut alot of high dollar fancy wood, if i get 1-2 sticks of veneer at the mill a load im doing pretty good. Your not going to get rich cutting firewood but its winter money, and demand keeps on growing every year. I take the tops down to 4" or less, if i can salvage a 6-7' piece that stays attached it goes out. Most of our woodlots have been highgraded, the timber is coming back, but there is alot of junk and most guys wont cut it, i pull hitch after hitch of ugly beech and lowgrade, very rare i see a log check over 2500. A cord of seasoned wood local is about 225ish right now, you get over towards the ski slopes and 5-6-700 a cord isnt unheard of, if you can deal with the city people. Up north our tax dollars are hard at work keeping those who dont want to work warm all winter, about 25-50% of the people actually deserve it, the rest are just a leech on the system, last winter they averaged about 1200 per person in free firewood. Recent article in our paper figured if you got welfare, medical, heap and housing it was equal to working a 43k a yr job, why bother working.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on May 27, 2015, 02:37:17 AM
We got plenty of that type here as well. It is sad when there is work all around here via oilfield or factory work, and sometimes logging but if it all get's paid for why work? I should check into selling firewood myself, we generally leave nice sized top's in the wood's. I can see where a percentage of what would be left behind could be profit, especially in the winter
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 27, 2015, 03:09:53 AM
 The only smaller loggers your going to see here soon are the family "father and son" or just 1 guy operations soon who dig deep and go 100% mechanical. Recently saw 5-6 other local loggers who said the same thing, the work is there but good luck finding the help. My Timbco hasnt moved out of a 10 mile radius in 4 yrs, i figure 1mmbft to cut locally right now we just wont deal with the hassles of keeping help in the woods, and NY wonders why things are going the way they are.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on May 27, 2015, 03:24:38 AM
I go off of doyle scale but try to stay around 1.5 mil board ft yearly. Have had better year's than that and some worse  :D Seems like I am always moving from job to job. P.M me bargemonkey I think we are cluttering up the thread  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on May 27, 2015, 08:37:11 AM
Firewood (8') is at a premium right now. It pays operating expenses, like BM said high grading was the standard around here for years and our forester marks a lot of firewood (pulp) to open up the crop trees. All our hardwood pulp goes for firewood.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on May 27, 2015, 09:04:24 AM
bargemonkey you must have a processor right? i know there is money in it but i can't cut much by hand and log to..........struggled with the thought of a machine a long time.
problem is there is alot of timber i cut that is not oak.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 27, 2015, 10:27:01 AM
 We have an older Brute / builtrite that we have kept upgrading over the years, about 40mins a cord in the truck. I went to a "Firewood seminar" a few weeks ago for a TLC credit and wasnt impressed, 1/2 the people where dreamers, and the other 1/2 where established guys i knew, everyone kind of has their own little territory up here which is fine with me. The smaller machines they had running are ok if your doing 14" straight wood, i routinely trim knobs and bells off stuff and jam 22" ugly thru my machine without issue. I will say, a 2040 multitek is the way i want to go in a few yrs, yeah its expensive but they make the best processor hands down.
 My last job i had 3 people stop in one afternoon, 1 woman was taping a note  on my log pile looking for log length, you could sell a load a day for cash around here and never keep up, but we basically refuse because people want it behind the house, over the fence and under the wires and the risk is to great, let the guy down the road do it.
 The processor dealers kept telling the "new" guys, "with this machine you can build a business selling 5-10k cord a yr" which sounds great but the logistics arent there, unless you want to give it away once you crack 5-600 cord the profit goes the other way and the headaches multiply by 10X. There are 8+ processors within 40 miles of me, only takes a few guys to raise the price on logs and set the price on fw and these guys are selling their new multitek next season for whats owed.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 27, 2015, 10:43:09 AM
bargemonkey you must have a processor right? i know there is money in it but i can't cut much by hand and log to..........struggled with the thought of a machine a long time.
problem is there is alot of timber i cut that is not oak.
I have about 90 cord of red oak right now and personally i dont want it, we sit on top of the MT and let out piles air dry for 6-8-12 months and the oak still sometimes isnt ready. I have a spare set of wedges standing by, the red oak and bitternut hickory do a number on a machine, HM, SM and Ash dry quickest and go the best. The federal rules changed May 15th for indoor and outdoor stoves that wont meet emmisions, no more tractor supply stoves, your going to see more gasification systems and the demand for kiln dryed wood will come around, but its another way for the Gov to keep the thumb on you because the hand writing is on the wall for fw to include a bill of lading.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on May 27, 2015, 03:53:58 PM
no HM maple here and you couldn't give soft maple away. it has to be oak hickory or cherry. for my own use, i round out tops from the large trees we take. i don't make a dent in what we leave behind........i just can't come home from the woods and bust all night any more. i have thought about those small machines but they are high for what they are.
i would like to build one but.....not the time right now, just to busy. if i could buy a small rugged machine for 5-10 i would have to think about that. i know a couple guys with big machines, they can;t cut enough. one even sells right off the yard, he don't deliver nuthin.
i her ya on tree length, i get that all the time. when i ask how they will unload it they are dumbfounded. no self loaders here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on May 27, 2015, 07:57:57 PM
I was telling a friend of mine that Iam ashamed sometimes how much firewood I leave in the woods ,but working by myself I start out with good intension but into the job a few days and it turns into get the logs cut and trucked.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 27, 2015, 11:28:04 PM
I was telling a friend of mine that Iam ashamed sometimes how much firewood I leave in the woods ,but working by myself I start out with good intension but into the job a few days and it turns into get the logs cut and trucked.
How do you guys heat your homes in the winter ? Sawlogs make up about 20% of what i skid out, we cut some softwood logs and pulp but rarely more than 1-2 nice trees in a hitch of wood. Takes 40 cord to heat my house, my parents and our sawmill a winter, and thats just scrap and junk wood we cant sell.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: gww on May 28, 2015, 12:00:13 AM
barge
Hard to fire the stove with all the little scrap and it doesn't hold a fire all night like the bigger stuff. I have been leaving the big tops in the woods with good intentions that may never come to fruitation.  I am strickly small scale but still feel guilty.  My dad till last year used 12 to 14 cords a year and it took for ever to fire with small stuff. We always tried to cut it where we could just lift it and it would still fit in the stove door.  I only heat the garage now and will have to sell it if I end up cutting the tops up. 
gww
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on May 28, 2015, 07:43:10 AM
I was telling a friend of mine that Iam ashamed sometimes how much firewood I leave in the woods ,but working by myself I start out with good intension but into the job a few days and it turns into get the logs cut and trucked.
How do you guys heat your homes in the winter ? Sawlogs make up about 20% of what i skid out, we cut some softwood logs and pulp but rarely more than 1-2 nice trees in a hitch of wood. Takes 40 cord to heat my house, my parents and our sawmill a winter, and thats just scrap and junk wood we cant sell.
only takes about 4-5 cord here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on May 29, 2015, 09:15:20 PM
There is also what's called scrag here. 55.00a ton at the mill. Any hard wood down to 7-8 inch. Crooked short doesn't matter. It's a way to get rid of poplar basswood aspen soft maple sycamore for me. Everything else I make firewood. It's not as lucrative here due to coal being the same price as wood..a ton of coal is equal to a cord of wood. 180.00 a ton for coal. 175.00 Tops for a cord cut and split.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on May 30, 2015, 09:10:45 PM
We get only a very small % of sawlogs from our hardwood species.  Deciduous trees go to the local pulp mill although the firewood market is also seasonally strong.   Hardwood is merchandised to a 2-3 inch top.

I am currently harvesting some small cedar areas on a clients property.  He has some blowdown around the edges and wants to use the stumpage money to fix up his road network.  Very good quality eastern white cedar.   The one in the head was showing 17 3/4" in diameter at the butt.  Getting 36-40' of sawmaterial to a 6" top in the best ones.  Cutting 12' and 3 different 8' products

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13639/IMG_0187.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 30, 2015, 09:45:52 PM
 Im always impressed when i see the CTL operations you guys run.  ;)  we went with a fixed head barsaw at the time because thats what we had seen run but the handwriting is on the wall down the road for it here on alot of jobs, insurance and lack of decent help. Our regional DEC is marking some huge pile of wood and its really geared towards the CTL guys, saw a bid sheet thats specified "forwarder only" the other day which knocks out 99% of the local guys here. Funniest thing about the bid sheet was it specifically stated "quarried stone", could not be screened crushed stone of the same quality from a local gravel pit, has to be trucked 35+ miles for the header.  ???
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on May 31, 2015, 12:21:33 AM
As long as it work's, some of the tiny tree's that you guy's have to cut is our future crop around here. We rarely cut less than 20 in DBH, some of them bushes get cut for clearance but never go to the landing
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on May 31, 2015, 08:52:29 PM
We rarely cut less than 20 in DBH

I get all giggly when I get to cut something over 20"
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: eichenberg93 on June 16, 2015, 09:58:11 PM

a few pictures from today, the best trees on the back of the Job are almost a half mile skid but are well worth it   
 

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  cutting some nice red oak   


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on June 16, 2015, 11:05:11 PM
Butchering some fir that was too short to go to the mill.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/image-12.jpg)

X2 on the lower deck.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on June 18, 2015, 10:10:44 PM
Been awhile since I posted any pics so here's some hardwood
 

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A few hitches of spruce studwood
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I also traded some work with a mechanic friend to cut some pine for him with his skidder first time I've used a 440B much
 

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And nothing to do with logging but after work I've been mowing fields for 3 or 4 hours most nights makes for a long day but a nice veiw
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on June 19, 2015, 01:01:17 AM
Great pic's Maine Logger, some really pretty country there  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on June 19, 2015, 06:23:55 AM
That is a nice size white pine.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on June 19, 2015, 08:38:19 AM
I always like your photos MaineLogger. That is indeed a nice pine.

This is the pine I am cutting. Feeding the neighbors OWB. No money in it but I am lucky to be able to get rid of it.

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/P1110068.JPG)

gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on June 19, 2015, 04:51:43 PM
Thanks guys! gman that tree in the bottom pic looks like it could have a few logs or is there just no market for white pine there?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on June 19, 2015, 05:58:02 PM
Well it looks a lot better laying down than standing up  :D

 

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gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on June 19, 2015, 07:09:42 PM
Ahh ya I couldn't see a that bad part in the pic
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on June 20, 2015, 11:04:30 PM
Very professional g_man; rigging, swamp-out, & pics
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jd540b on June 21, 2015, 10:56:03 AM
Last week's wood.
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ed_K on June 24, 2015, 08:01:32 PM
Been working a side hill this week,it's getting hard for me to climb.
 

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got some of it cut.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10257/003~0.JPG)
and this is what I ended up with for a half a days cutting.
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on June 24, 2015, 09:12:25 PM
That looks like some pretty steep ground there Ed_K.  Unfortunately that seems to be the only place where some big timber is left.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on June 24, 2015, 10:01:10 PM
Nice looking stuff! Steep places are always fun 2x as much work as flat lol. What brand tractor?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ed_K on June 25, 2015, 06:17:12 PM
Tractor is a 5860 4x4 Landini, or a blue massy  ;D made in italy.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Dave Shepard on June 25, 2015, 06:21:28 PM
Massey's are red Landinis. :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 07:24:09 PM
I just made a gallery of just 1 picture but I'm having abit of trouble posting it , my computer software seems to be fighting with this software . I got lots of pics just needs to figure out how I can post easy
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: celliott on June 25, 2015, 07:38:57 PM
I just made a gallery of just 1 picture but I'm having abit of trouble posting it , my computer software seems to be fighting with this software . I got lots of pics just needs to figure out how I can post easy

ehp, if you got it into the gallery, that's the hard part.
So, go to your gallery, and the photo you want to post. Scroll down and there is a button for "insert image in post" or you can copy\paste the url.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on June 25, 2015, 07:51:41 PM
That looks like a great woods tractor Ed. I like the way it sets. You seem to be dryer down there than we are up north. Been in the grease the hole month up here and more rain this weekend. If you are like me the same hillside gets steeper and steeper with every trip up. Didn't used to be that way. That's a nice days work if you ask me.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:06:07 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00910.JPG) , see if this works
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:15:14 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00863.JPG)  stuff I have been cutting
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:16:39 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00878.JPG)  nice black walnut
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:17:31 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00864.JPG) another one
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: clww on June 25, 2015, 10:18:03 PM
That's some nice, big walnut. :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:18:27 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00870.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Puffergas on June 25, 2015, 10:23:41 PM
Never seen walnut like that around here... Wow..

Jeff
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:26:05 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/Picture_005.jpg)  some red oak from one of the jobs
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 25, 2015, 10:27:29 PM
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: hackberry jake on June 25, 2015, 11:21:57 PM
 smiley_eek_dropjaw
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on June 26, 2015, 01:18:21 AM
Nice looking timber... and a good job cutting it, that is some wierd looking walnut though. The bark don't even look like that here. And the walnut wood is waaay darker here. One of the pic's looks like some  white oak and some hard maple.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on June 26, 2015, 01:20:57 AM
Oh and I see some red oak, or around here that is what it is. DanG good looking logs
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on June 26, 2015, 05:58:17 AM
Those are some nice logs! Great job!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 07:17:16 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/Picture_009.jpg) just another pic
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 07:24:28 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00796.JPG) My little guy
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 07:25:19 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00790.JPG) my other little guy
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 07:26:33 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00836.JPG) stuff cutting now
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 07:31:02 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00889.JPG) nice soft maple
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thechknhwk on June 26, 2015, 07:59:07 AM
The fella in the green shirt is serious about logging. :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 03:09:46 PM
He's the cutter  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on June 26, 2015, 04:00:12 PM
That's some nice looking wood! How many bdft are you averaging per tree?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on June 26, 2015, 05:29:19 PM
Lookin' good  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ron Scott on June 26, 2015, 06:55:32 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 08:35:14 PM
stuff I'm cutting right now is average of just under 500 feet per tree , big stuff is around 800 to 1000 but once you put in the under size stuff the forester wants you to take it brings the average down , some bushes thou its about 250 to 300 feet average per tree , mostly cut hardwood but when white pine market is good then I cut it . Around here pine is not worth much until the one mill needs it then price doubles but that only happens maybe a couple months a year if that lately , Right now I'm really feeling we are just sitting on the fence , market could stay the way it is but also could crash hard , white ash took a $200/1000 hit on clear lumber today and red oak is down . Am happy I saved a bunch of bushes with soft maple in it to cut as that market has really come on hard , Good soft maple right now is worth about the same as good red oak here right now
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 08:50:50 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00842.JPG) just red oak
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 08:51:45 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00845.JPG) more red oak
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 08:52:56 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00797.JPG) The Boss making sure the job is getting done proper
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 08:55:02 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00907.JPG) white soft maple
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 08:57:47 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00886.JPG) black walnut going to the buyer , not a great log but big and paid well I think, that log went to Germany
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 26, 2015, 09:08:08 PM
I just log by myself , I think mainly cause I donot play well with others and like things done my way , I'm getting old and have had a pile of operations so I'm not no where near as good as I use to be . If I put out 25,000 feet of good timber a week in this heat I'm ok with that if I got to put out 40,000 plus feet a week I can still get that done but it takes me alot more hours to do compared to before . At 25,000 feet I'm making a good living I feel , I will not get rich but I'm doing a job I love to do and I do what I want to do
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 26, 2015, 09:27:03 PM
do you have to keep rubbing it in  :D :D :D    the pics of the little guys are price less good to see they like being with dad in the woods  ;D and ya nice trees  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on June 26, 2015, 10:27:31 PM
ehp
Nice pics of logs. Many butt cuts you've shown and see little to no evidence that you leave a hinge.
What is your style of dropping a tree? just curious from trying to read your cutting sequence.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on June 26, 2015, 11:45:18 PM
I'm doing a job I love to do and I do what I want to do

That's all what matters !

Nice pics
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on June 27, 2015, 01:51:57 AM
I can tell by the butt cut that I cut more less the same way.  ;) I try to leave less hold wood but every scenario is different. Very nice tree's and a good job cutting them  :)  Even if it wasn't GOL...... More ways than one to skin a cat or so they say  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on June 27, 2015, 05:45:15 AM
I see he has his EHP gear on. ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Clark on June 27, 2015, 10:35:24 AM
I don't think I've ever seen soft maple with such tiny hearts. Amazing!

Clark
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on June 27, 2015, 04:00:37 PM
I don't think I've ever seen soft maple with such tiny hearts. Amazing!

Clark
we have some here with small to no heart..........for the first time ever i got veneer price for some last winter, so his assessment of price being up for that is correct.

looks like hes cuttting the hinge off, i did that for years.

the red oak in his last posts i would not get veneer for, to wavy and to much sap wood. markets are different every where.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 27, 2015, 08:52:12 PM
the red oak is just sawlog stuff , the bigger stuff I get paid $100/1000 extra if I cut it into length to make timbers out of it , At that price its almost the same as what I get for veneer plus can cut it up to 32 ft in legth and I donot have to load the veneer truck so I donot sell much red oak veneer . Now white oak is different as they pay alot more for it . The soft maple is like that pretty much around here , if no worm its white . I will try and find some of the pictures from last fall . That soft maple was pretty nice and lots had no to very small heart . I know the mills bid alot higher for it than what I figured I would get . As far as hinge goes . if I'm on a side hill I have a hinge then trim it off , on flat ground not much of a hinge but the mill likes the butts nice so I do the best I can to keep them happy . I have been told by quite a few veneer buyers that the hard maple here is very high grade as long as its growing on sand
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on June 27, 2015, 09:52:28 PM
That's some nice sized stuff we hardly ever get hardwood with that much footage in it in my area!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 30, 2015, 05:20:36 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/Picture_002~1.jpg) hard to believe buts this is hard maple , pretty dark out when taking the pic, timber that goes on sand look different than on clay
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 30, 2015, 05:22:32 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/Picture_010.jpg) some better grade red and white oak
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 30, 2015, 05:24:10 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00782.JPG) red oak for timbers
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 30, 2015, 05:26:19 PM
got lots of pics , the real nice soft maple is on the other older  computer so will have to figure how to gets them over to this one . Its so dam wet here my landing is under water and lots of the field
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: pep on July 01, 2015, 08:41:07 AM
Ehp, nice looking wood.  Sure wish we had hardwood like that up here. Have to be around North Bay and south to see wood like that.  Keep posting the pics

Cheers
Pep
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Post by: ehp on July 01, 2015, 03:51:58 PM
Know Cobalt pretty good , fish up in that area quite abit
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: NH-Murph on July 04, 2015, 06:16:57 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/40058/IMG_20150704_133952890.jpg)
 :D

My better half needed materials for a fence project...
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on July 04, 2015, 07:41:48 PM
 :D :D
She didn't mind them being dragged through the mud?

What kind of fence will the sticks make?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: NH-Murph on July 04, 2015, 08:08:35 PM
She mentioned something about mud, but I musta had my ear muffs on ;)

This is the fence so far...

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/40058/IMG_20150704_195326545.jpg)

Still working on it.  Doing a couple acre clear cut to make a pasture, so we're doing some fences like this since it's free material.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on July 04, 2015, 09:10:39 PM
that's pretty neat  :)
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Post by: lynde37avery on July 04, 2015, 09:21:44 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27145/20150627_082259.jpg)

Lots of hemlock pulp
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Post by: Maine logger88 on July 04, 2015, 09:46:11 PM
Cool fence! Lynde where do you send your hemlock pulp?
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Post by: lynde37avery on July 04, 2015, 10:05:13 PM
CT mulch. I like the work. Keeps my belly full and gas in the truck. Happy 4th!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on July 04, 2015, 11:32:28 PM
So they grind up the hemlock for mulch? I have also been cutting hemlock pulp as well as what few logs are in it. The stuff I'm cutting is old and going by but it's big and adds up fast. Like you say it pays the bills!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on July 04, 2015, 11:49:54 PM
 I was currently cutting roots; running water and power from the new well through the woodlot.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/0702150912.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 10, 2015, 06:52:01 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00914.JPG) some of the soft maple from today
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 10, 2015, 06:53:10 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00913.JPG) starting to get a black heart , not good the mill doesnot like black heart to much
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 10, 2015, 06:54:13 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00916.JPG) Black Walnut , LOL  I wish it was
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 10, 2015, 06:56:02 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00915.JPG) more of this low dollar black walnut  :D, Got about 10 or so of these trees to cut in this one corner , not worth much here but is big so adds up fast
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on July 14, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
Here's a vid I took today while skidding a little hardwood
http://youtu.be/iyPK3PQhh9s
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on July 14, 2015, 02:26:43 PM
And a before and after pic of a little clearing
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on July 14, 2015, 04:08:13 PM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00915.JPG) more of this low dollar black walnut  :D, Got about 10 or so of these trees to cut in this one corner , not worth much here but is big so adds up fast
looks like tulip. should get at least .40 .60 average
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: dnash on July 14, 2015, 05:02:18 PM
That's cottonwood...the price is pretty well half your guess.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 14, 2015, 05:12:41 PM
yep pretty much crap here but its marked so its got to go , good thinbg only about 15 of them , have cut some nice white soft maple thou ,
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: nhlogga on July 14, 2015, 08:27:41 PM
And a before and after pic of a little clearing
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~55.jpg)
 

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Nice job! Looks great!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on July 14, 2015, 08:30:42 PM
Thanks! It's kinda fun in a grove like that just start in the back and go for it. I guess he wants it about 3 times larger now  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on July 14, 2015, 08:45:12 PM
That's cottonwood...the price is pretty well half your guess.
it looks alot like tulip. but it probably don't grow that far north.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 14, 2015, 09:10:49 PM
yes we have tulip here but this is not tulip, its got the correct colour but is way to soft . Most times cottonwood is more of a darker black or grey colour in the heart . Even tulip is not worth alot here . I find if both mills want the log then the price goes up alot , if only 1 mill wants it then its not worth much
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: dnash on July 14, 2015, 09:28:14 PM
Tulip isn't too common up here. I think we are right on the northern boundary of its growing range (north shore Lake Erie). There seem to be pockets of it here and there on the sandier ground.

EHP, cottonwood was paying $325 on the landing at the local pallet mill here but I hear rumors that they are recently in receivership. Are you putting that stuff into Townsend's or one of the Mennonite mills?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on July 14, 2015, 10:01:15 PM
yes we have tulip here but this is not tulip, its got the correct colour but is way to soft . Most times cottonwood is more of a darker black or grey colour in the heart . Even tulip is not worth alot here . I find if both mills want the log then the price goes up alot , if only 1 mill wants it then its not worth much
most the tulip i cut gets exported for peeling. saw mills don't want alot of it, can't make ties.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 14, 2015, 10:06:22 PM
Townsend does me very well and treats me very good to , I find once I pay the trucking to send to other mills on lower grade stuff I make more money with Townsend and can have their truck here when ever I need it . Porter right now is getting the soft maple but he is also paying I think big money for it . I always seem to be not to far from the water on Lake Erie , bad in the winter time cause of the dam high wind and bad in the summer time cause of all the ticks but there is good timber there
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 14, 2015, 10:10:09 PM
I cut very little cottonwood/poplar/tulip per year and honestly just as soon not see it at all , not alot of money to be made in it for me . I'm kind of surprised that not much black oak in the bush which is pretty common in this area
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 16, 2015, 06:48:52 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00923.JPG) just some pics from today and yes its sound , that seem hardly went into the wood
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 16, 2015, 06:50:20 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00924.JPG) thats about all my old girl wanted to lift , another couple hundred pounds and I'm sure it would of said no  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on July 16, 2015, 06:51:07 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00925.JPG) soft maple
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on July 17, 2015, 05:48:51 AM
Picked up a 50 cube (25mbf) run of small Queensland Maple (Flindersia brayleyana from a salvage job and dragged them back to the mill. It's no relation to what you guys call maple... its a tropical rainforest hardwood. It smells kinda like maple syrup though, which is probably why it got the name. Small logs at the barely worth sawing end of the scale for the most part, excepting one that was about half grown. (yah, truely... I know it looks big, but its just a baby yet)



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Obviously that one is going to sit on the truck until the loader gets home to lift it off. We attempt some crazy stuff with that poor little forklift but that one there is in the "don't even try" class
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on July 17, 2015, 09:06:53 PM
you call that tree little  :o :o :o ;D  I feel sorry for the truck   if you got caught with that tree on that truck here in ny state they would throw the book at you and throw the key away at the same time  :D :D :D but I like the pics  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on July 18, 2015, 03:06:19 AM
you call that tree little  :o :o :o ;D  I feel sorry for the truck   if you got caught with that tree on that truck here in ny state they would throw the book at you and throw the key away at the same time  :D :D :D but I like the pics  :)

He's just over 36" dbh and 28' long. The truck is legal with 10t and 26'... So I'm 24" over length, and definitely not overweight.... Well except for the stack of little guys I had packed around him to take up the slack to the bolsters. :D

He's a "good" maple.... Big enough to be worth the headache, not that big he's a problem child. A big maple will run at 5' dbh and twice that length. You can dock them back but at that girth even 20 foot lengths are  big enough to break things.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on July 18, 2015, 03:16:59 AM
Are you wanting 28' lumber from that log?  Must, or you would have bucked it shorter.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on July 18, 2015, 04:21:52 AM
Are you wanting 28' lumber from that log?  Must, or you would have bucked it shorter.

20's. But I'd blown a hose on the top clamp of the loader,and anything under 8'6" falls straight through between the fork tynes if you can't pin it with the clamp.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on July 30, 2015, 07:49:58 PM
We've still been cleaning up from a storm over a year ago.  The softwood that was blown over is unmarketable now but many of the hardwood and poplar blew over rootball and all so they are still in relatively good shape. Although it has been a real pain to clean up, the storm has convinced a lot of landowners that their woodlot may not live forever which has helped with keeping lots of work ahead

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13639/IMG_0214.JPG) . 

Parts of the woodlot we are currently working on was a Christmas tree plantation nearly 40 years ago.  Relatively heavy stand of balsam fir.  The parts still standing are averaging 35 - 40 cords/acre.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on July 31, 2015, 12:27:33 AM
Wow, 35-40 an acre is a lot for balsam.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on July 31, 2015, 06:34:24 PM
How has the machine been working for you Ken?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on August 01, 2015, 08:56:37 PM
Wow, 35-40 an acre is a lot for balsam.

The volume is there where the wood is still standing but we are not merchandizing all the pulpwood.  Those markets are very poor this year. 

How has the machine been working for you Ken?


For the most part the Deere harvester has been good to me although there are only 2350 hours on the clock.   My warranty expired a couple of days ago so time will tell.  The Timberjack forwarder with 37000+ hours has been a different story lately.  Sure wish I could justify a new one.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on August 01, 2015, 09:07:41 PM
Whew! That's a lot of hours.   
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on August 02, 2015, 03:55:38 AM
Whew! That's a lot of hours.   

No kidding! We have a couple that are up around 20,000 hours, but that doesn't even compare ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on August 02, 2015, 02:28:46 PM
how many miles do you think it has on it  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on August 03, 2015, 06:23:18 PM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~57.jpg)
Some big hemlock I've been cutting
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on August 03, 2015, 06:42:35 PM
how many miles do you think it has on it  8)

My harvester has 2 million feet on it at 1600 hours.  Forwarder probably travels 4 x the distance of a harvester.  So it should have an average speed of around 1 mph.   37000 miles..
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on August 08, 2015, 12:57:28 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00927.JPG) , just some soft maple growing in water
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on August 08, 2015, 01:00:16 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00929.JPG)  Both soft maple left  tree  just above water table , right tree about 15 feet from other tree but growing in water , sure can see the colour difference in the wood
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 13, 2015, 08:19:06 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150806_192232.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150805_142954.jpg)
 Neighbors aren't to thrilled.  ;) stumping right up to the road. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150809_200822.jpg)
 Log prices are still way down. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150719_163236.jpg)
 Put the skid roads in on a 60acre job, shipped a little wood, waiting on log prices to come back before I ship anymore off this one. Have more logs to ship than I know what to do with, just not giving them away.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on August 13, 2015, 08:19:46 PM
I am recutting a lot I cut a few years back I have no idea why I left this red oak but it's a nice one 44" on the butt

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 13, 2015, 08:32:10 PM
Now that's a stick of wood.  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on August 13, 2015, 08:36:39 PM
Yeah I wish I had more like it but it's mostly firewood and small logs on this lot. Nice looking stuff your cutting! With that yard loader you can sure pile up a lot of wood in a small spot!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 13, 2015, 08:55:40 PM
 Put that pile up in 1 day, not bad all by myself with a small cable and a 30-45min skid. Been doing the 7am till very dark thing every day. About 300+ cord ahead on FW right now, would like another 300 sitting here by Nov. Doing 2lds of fw and a few good logs every day, on 15-20gal of fuel, can't beat that.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on August 13, 2015, 09:33:21 PM
when you say prices are down , if you can say what down price is from what you were getting , Here only hard maple and red oak are down just abit at the one mill and the other mill the price never changed , soft maple is up alot here , cherry is up as well and white ash . Pine is down but never is up during the summer time here
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 13, 2015, 10:07:59 PM
Mills here are basically  refusing RO, or only want the best and if you can get 500 a mbdft your doing good. HM is down on the lower grade, I was 325 for #3-#4 past fall, now it's 200-225. Ash is holding but the markets flooded. Shipped a load the other day and averaged 560 per mbdft, with some basswood and bumpy ash mixed in, so it wasn't to bad. I've got close to 1mil ft to cut within 20 miles of home, and a lot of its nice stuff, so if I'm taking a 2-300 per mbft beating that adds up after a while. We either saw the low grade our selves or firewood it, a lot of guys have pulled out and I'm sitting back watching my piles grow, I hope it snows and snows this yr and I sell every stick I have. Someone's going to Boonville to see about a new processor, might be circle saw here soon hopefully.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on August 13, 2015, 10:27:50 PM
barge monkey is every thing down for you? poplar and white oak are still hot here, red oak only went down about 5%, tie logs down about 40 dollars a thousand. pine is steady but they had the gall to complain today........11 trees, 4700ft. they getting a pile in the yard, ya know how that goes.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 13, 2015, 10:36:40 PM
 The couple guys on here up by Glens falls can tell you better, my pulp man was down the other day and said things are BAD up there. I'm seeing 20-30% less in a log check. Yeah they are paying for the nice stuff, but it's not like it was, being more picky. Unless it's real nice tulip I won't even cut it. RO here is just bad, FW anything over a #1. I only ship the nicer ash, we keep enough to feed our mill for stakes. Haven't had much good hemlock lately, and pulp is no money maker.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on August 13, 2015, 10:41:55 PM
The couple guys on here up by Glens falls can tell you better, my pulp man was down the other day and said things are BAD up there. I'm seeing 20-30% less in a log check. Yeah they are paying for the nice stuff, but it's not like it was, being more picky. Unless it's real nice tulip I won't even cut it. RO here is just bad, FW anything over a #1. I only ship the nicer ash, we keep enough to feed our mill for stakes. Haven't had much good hemlock lately, and pulp is no money maker.
i had to just quit messin with pulp, it don't hardly pay for itself. man, tulip is my bread and butter.......white oak is the jelly  :laugh:
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 13, 2015, 10:57:17 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150803_070943.jpg)
 He holds about 15cord, and I don't remember the tonnage. I see about 750-800 a ld after trucking. It isn't a lot figuring the work but covers my fuel. We have a lot of hemlock with shake, so we keep the good and pulp the bad, you would have to do 2-3lds a day to survive. I feel bad for the guys humping lds out just trying to break even, unless your on good wood right now I think things are tough, especially  if you have 2-5guys and big payments.  He figures he will truck another 6-12 months then fully retire, I want my stickers on the door, that is a sweet truck and pup and ideal for what I'm doing. My sterling lacks the grunt for a pup trailer, and a log trailer isn't handy for me on most jobs.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on August 14, 2015, 08:29:35 AM
i got half that the last time i sold any pulp. i ain't doin it. yea things are tough, sure glad all my junk is paid for.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lumberjack48 on August 14, 2015, 01:26:45 PM
  The last logging we did in 96 for the Company, this is what we got for putting wood on the landing, felling, skidding and bucking, with our equipment
 Pine and hardwood logs, $44.00 per thousand
 Pine tree length              $10.00 a cord
 Aspen tree length           $10.00 a cord
 Aspen 100"                    $16.00 a cord
 Balsam tree length          $20.00 a cord
 Balsam 100"                   $26.00 a cord
 Firewood tree length        $10.00 a cord
 Firewood 100"                 $16.00 a cord
 Saw bolts                       $26.00 a cord

 I logged State, Federal and private stumpage for 20 yrs before i had to go to work for a Company. What i mean is we bid on big Federal sales and ect. We logged, hauled and sold wood until 1980 when the bottom dropper out. It was a steady job looking for the next sale and where you were going to sell it.
 The thought of going to work for a Company, sickened me at the time. :( But then after i got started i realized i didn't have to look for stumpage or a place to sell it. All i had to do is go to work, they put the roads in, moved the skidder, they hauled the wood and ect. If the ground was to wet they'd find dry ground to log.
 The wife and me could make $1000. to $2500. a week logging for the Company. I can remember back in the mid 70's, i had two skidders, feller buncher, two trucks and four to six men working. It was a steady job for my father and me to keep us in stumpage and selling the wood. Not counting the mechanic work. Like in Jan, Feb. and Mar when the mills took wood 24/7 there were times i didn't get home for three, four days. Between logging all day and loading trucks at night, i had to be there to make sure things were going smoothly. I'd get some shut eye in the loader truck. The wife would bring out breakfast and lunch for the day. I had a fuel tank on the job, the Co-op delivered it, that was one less job i had to do. I could go on an on, this gets to be a job, but the truth is i loved it 8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on August 14, 2015, 03:41:12 PM
I know I'm lucky as what I'm getting is still what I feel pretty good money , red oak I'm still getting $800 at one mill or $900 at the other mill for saw logs , Hard maple is more than is by a good bit . White ash and soft maple are both at $750 , Soft maple here was never worth that much but it is right now , white oak is worth dam good money here and veneer is real nice , top end here right now is $2500 per thou for white oak veneer for me , others may get more but that is what I see
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on August 14, 2015, 04:08:59 PM
I sold red oak last week averaged 560 down quite a bit white oak and ash are still ok.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: eichenberg93 on August 16, 2015, 12:21:23 AM
Been thinning a stand of red pine
  (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/007.JPG)
Before Thinning
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After Thinning
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Decent drag of small pine
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/030.JPG)
Couldn't get a truck to the landing so we have to move it with "ol Smokey" ;)
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/043.JPG)
Then theres days like this ::)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on August 16, 2015, 09:24:40 AM
Tire popped of the rim ?  Or what happened ?

Love pictures of old gear still being used. She's quite a smoker  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on August 16, 2015, 09:26:40 AM
At least the tire made it out of the woods.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: gww on August 16, 2015, 11:01:47 AM
I love old smoky, I am jealous.
cheers
gww
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: eichenberg93 on August 16, 2015, 10:39:11 PM
The tire had a spot in tread where there was a lot of rubber missing. The previous owner put it on and it had two boots in it. Where it blew was not a convenient spot to change it and that's what it looked like by the time I got it walked out. Ended up driving to Wakefield to get a good used tire. Looks a little better now.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: grassfed on August 17, 2015, 07:06:35 AM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14177/IMG_7422.JPG)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=187854)   (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14177/IMG_7419.JPG)
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Right now I am cutting hardwood pulp and some fir sawlogs on my land. It has been very wet this year and I am working the driest spots on my property. I put in a couple of pics of my saw sharpening stump vise and my new color coded chokers. These small things help an old guy!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on August 17, 2015, 08:02:51 AM
Nice sharpening stump! Is that a 440D?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: grassfed on August 17, 2015, 08:11:21 AM
Thanks, it is a 440B.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on August 18, 2015, 06:33:00 AM
Nice 440B, Any close up's of that tree pusher. I have a Hemlock job this winter and there will be need for a pusher. Gonna fab one up before long and looking at as many as I can.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 19, 2015, 10:10:35 AM
 1 more week before I can touch a saw again. This is the madness known as shipyard. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150818_113101.jpg)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150818_203324.jpg)
 Not quite forestry, but this is what pays the bills so I can cut wood without running my equipment into the dirt.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on August 19, 2015, 11:01:50 AM
BM
Looks like a lot of wood used for blocking here.

What is the procedure for dry docking?  Looks to be a hoist arrangement that lifts the tug out of the water, but how do the wood blocks get placed?  Divers? Or something completely different?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 19, 2015, 02:26:31 PM
 These dry docks have winches and chains to adjust the blocks down below. Every boat has a "block plan" which shows positions of blocks for the hull to rest on. A dry dock is basically a big tub with valves to flood it, and pumps or air valves to pump the water back out. This place does ALOT of boats, seen 2 picked up this morning next to us already. Pretty neat and a little hard to explain.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on August 19, 2015, 08:58:30 PM
That is a Floating Drydock?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: grassfed on August 19, 2015, 09:28:19 PM
I was an SN/BM on this ship (USCGC Hatchet)in the USCG from 84 to 86. We built ATON on the intercoastal between Plaquemines Parish La and Port O'Connor TX and in the Houston Ship Channel. I ran the boom my last year there but it did not have ac like it does in this picture.
Quote
That is a Floating Drydock?
The drydocks sink then the ship pulls over them and ties off to the side of the dock and then they refloat the dock raising the ship. At least that is how I remember it. (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14177/Hatchet_and_barge_profile.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 22, 2015, 09:09:57 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150822_160154.jpg)
 Yup that's a floating drydock, I've seen a few different types but basically a tub they fill then pump out. My latest job, actually a nice boat, and it doesn't leave the NYC area so I'm happy.  ;D :D :D.  Only true "graving docks" are in GMD Brooklyn, and GMD MOT in NJ, and by the way if you watch "band of brothers" the series during the opening it shows them sailing out of GMD Brooklyn.
 

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 Had to take these picture for you DETROIT fans, one was a perfectly good  6/53 and a tired 671 gen set with 30k yrs. 1 more week till I'm back in the woods. Got the word today I'm "staying over" to get the boat out.  :(   oh well, more money for my new skidder.  :D
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on August 22, 2015, 10:07:02 PM
Clear cutting some lower grade hardwood that has a lot of top die back. Was cutting along the other day and found this (capped off vent shaft we think) along with a whole bunch of foundations and other old copper mine artifacts.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on August 22, 2015, 10:20:20 PM
That's quite the find out in the woods..  :o
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Post by: dustintheblood on August 22, 2015, 10:21:54 PM
BargeMonkey,

You say yer pics aren't forestry, but I disagree.  Now I don't know keel from rudder, but I do know value added wood products, and there's a ton (or whack depending on measurement) of blocking under them big ships.

Gotta be someone somewhere that would love to supply those beasts!  Markets are just under your nose sometimes  8)

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Post by: BargeMonkey on August 22, 2015, 11:11:55 PM
BargeMonkey,

You say yer pics aren't forestry, but I disagree.  Now I don't know keel from rudder, but I do know value added wood products, and there's a ton (or whack depending on measurement) of blocking under them big ships.

Gotta be someone somewhere that would love to supply those beasts!  Markets are just under your nose sometimes  8)

 I've tried. Alot of big PA mills compete for the wood down here. I shipped 4 lds of hemlock for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel project but that's as far as I've gotten into NYC. Talking about sending some bundled wood to the Hamptons, working out the details on that.
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Post by: coxy on August 23, 2015, 09:18:31 AM
years ago I was about 16 and got involved with a guy in putting wood in the man hole cover in the city for a bakery never again what a pain everyone gets paid off    the  :-X  gets a big chunk as they close the street    don't remember what part of the city it was in but people are scary acting/looking down there :D
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Post by: Wallee on August 23, 2015, 11:32:37 AM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35663/image~55.jpg)
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A little urban logging from this past week.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on August 23, 2015, 03:36:53 PM
 Handy looking truck, we had one like that yrs ago we would load with a track loader in a pit you would back into.
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Post by: Wallee on August 23, 2015, 11:52:41 PM
Handy looking truck, we had one like that yrs ago we would load with a track loader in a pit you would back into.
It's a nice truck for sure! We have standards that slide in and extend it about 3 more feet higher. Me and my grandfather use to haul up to 18 tons at a time on it to the mill. She is slow but gets the job done!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lynde37avery on August 24, 2015, 07:32:07 AM
 

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Been cutting white pines big big big. My photo editing makes it look old school but this pic was from no more than 2 weeks ago on my cell phone.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on August 24, 2015, 08:39:27 PM
 Nice WP adds up quick.  ;D. I enjoy seeing the pictures, spent portions of my childhood sitting on a 450B.
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Post by: Dave Shepard on August 24, 2015, 09:04:05 PM
I'll take a trailer load of straight, clean 52 footers, 18" + on the small end. :D
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on August 24, 2015, 09:04:31 PM
Last fall we processed some big White and Red pine. Cutting 16 and 18' lengths really adds up in a hurry. I'd like to cut some again.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on August 24, 2015, 11:02:59 PM
 I have friends who live out near Fairhaven and Cape cod and I drool at the pine driving out by them. We can find it but it's kind of scattered. Mills down my way don't pay anything for it, I couldn't give red pine away in January, was smaller stuff and I left it.
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Post by: thecfarm on August 25, 2015, 06:22:41 AM
Nice size logs. I had some white pine on my land that was an easy 3 feet across. Most are gone to the sawmill now. They was old and time to go.
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Post by: NH-Murph on August 25, 2015, 07:39:39 AM
Been taking some fat girls out of our woodlot too... Doesn't take many trees to make a load!

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lumberjack48 on August 25, 2015, 02:44:28 PM
 Here in the Chippewa National Forest in the 60's we cut all the big White Pine on our timber sales. They said it had a disease and they wanted to stop it. I wish i would have counted the big White pine that i cut in the 60's and 70's. The biggest White pine i cut, the first 12' log had a 1000 feet in it. It was all the C5-D wanted. I cut it just south of Lost Lake, it was a ground shaker. I like to watch them when there falling, its like slow motion until they hit the ground. I gave many Porcupines a ride down to the ground. I can't believe they don't get hurt, they just waddle away. 
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Post by: 1270d on August 25, 2015, 06:29:01 PM
We  got to cut some fatties last winter as well.  This one was around 125 years old. The bottom log on the forwarder was over 1100 ft (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23720/IMG_20150120_195806.jpg)
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Post by: Sawhand on August 25, 2015, 06:35:31 PM
Been taking some fat girls out of our woodlot too... Doesn't take many trees to make a load!

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Those are some good size logs. Great looking 518 too!
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Post by: NH-Murph on August 25, 2015, 08:19:54 PM
Been taking some fat girls out of our woodlot too... Doesn't take many trees to make a load!

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Those are some good size logs. Great looking 518 too!

That's a good buddy of mine's 518.  Been well cared for.  The WP harvest is a bit much for me and my tractor, so I hired in a cable crew.  I sure do like watching those big sons of guns tip over though!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Clark on August 27, 2015, 06:59:09 PM
Here in the Chippewa National Forest in the 60's we cut all the big White Pine on our timber sales. They said it had a disease and they wanted to stop it. I wish i would have counted the big White pine that i cut in the 60's and 70's. The biggest White pine i cut, the first 12' log had a 1000 feet in it...

That does help explain the near absence of white pine on the Chip. I'm guessing they took a different (and more correct) approach on the Superior. Just yesterday I measured one that was 42" DBH near Echo Lake. This whole conversation reminds me that humans are the greatest limiting factor when it comes to growing large trees.

Clark
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Post by: beenthere on August 27, 2015, 07:39:52 PM
"cut all the big White Pine on our sales" doesn't mean all the big White Pine. :)

State of WI had a large 300 yr old stand of big White pine on the Flambeau River State Forest, when a straight line wind came through (believe it was 1976) and took it all down. So "correct" way to do it is subject to the weather, and not just humans.  IMO.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 27, 2015, 10:16:25 PM
Yep.. Wind, drought, disease pests, rot, ice storms and who knows what else. If my red oaks get much over high 20"s they degrade inside as fast as they grow or better.
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Post by: ga jones on August 28, 2015, 07:44:54 PM
Well now don't forget we mess up the weather to...with global warming and all. LMAO
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Clark on August 29, 2015, 08:20:33 PM
"cut all the big White Pine on our sales" doesn't mean all the big White Pine. :)

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that but if you've been to the Chippewa National forest you'd see that you're wrong. Currently we have 16 million acres of forestland in MN, white pine are the dominant tree on 67,000 acres. They cut all of them and they didn't come back very well.

Getting back to my main point. You can refute it by using examples of relatively short-lived tree species and that is fine. Those that grow fast and die young tend to do well when managed by bean counters. My point is that those species that can live for a long time and grow to immense sizes very, very rarely will they  reach their potential. Humans always limit that potential. Menominee might be the one place in North America where trees are managed on a true biological rotation, not just someone's guess at when trees "need" to be cut.

Clark
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Post by: barbender on August 29, 2015, 11:04:40 PM
For the most part, the only old growth white pine you see in this area look like they where trees that the loggers didn't want. Multi-stemmed, or really bushy. There are a few notable exceptions, such as the "Lost 40", but often White pine is just one loner tree left over, actual stands are rare.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on August 30, 2015, 10:47:55 AM
White pine has low value here and grows to its full potential and dies of old age and is blown over all the time. We do cut some in the winter months but a lot stands. With all the hemlock dying that may change soon.
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Post by: chester_tree _farmah on August 30, 2015, 01:45:37 PM
Finally getting around to dragging out the thinning I did this Spring. Cut the junk and low grade on a nice little hardwood ridge well stocked with oak, rock maple and birch. There was no light reaching the ground when I started. Still a lot more to go. It amazes me how much fiber decent ground will grow around here in Maine. Most of it won't need to be split. My favorite type. :)

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Post by: lopet on August 30, 2015, 10:12:44 PM
Come on chester, so you're saying you don't like splitting wood. :)
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Post by: chester_tree _farmah on August 30, 2015, 10:27:24 PM
Lol. I whine before I have to do it but feel great when it's done you know Lopet.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on August 30, 2015, 11:55:28 PM
 Something respectable about seeing a hitch made up behind a cable skidder, you know the guy worked for it.  :D. Wednesday I will be back in the woods, plan on knocking a few loads out. Tuesday I'm going equipment shopping.  ;D
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Post by: chester_tree _farmah on August 31, 2015, 08:30:21 AM
Yeah it's a good workout for sure Barge Monkey!
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Post by: NH-Murph on September 09, 2015, 05:41:00 PM
Firewood... Way behind on it and trying to get caught up!

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Post by: brendonv on September 09, 2015, 07:40:50 PM
Wow that hitch impresses me. How many hp and what tranny.
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Post by: NH-Murph on September 09, 2015, 08:39:03 PM
It's a 41hp tractor with a 4 speed, 2 range standard gear and clutch tranny.  That was far from as big a hitch as it has handled.  Couldn't be happier with that little tractor!
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Post by: brendonv on September 09, 2015, 09:08:50 PM
Wow seems like alot of wood for a little guy.
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Post by: NH-Murph on September 09, 2015, 09:15:05 PM
Lifts 3,000 all the way up with the loader and hitch too.  I figure with the loader and tire ballast I should be just a tad over 8,000 pounds.  Add the winch and it's creeping up on 9k.  It's a stout little feller.
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Post by: Straightgrain on September 10, 2015, 12:29:29 AM
Living a dream Murph!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on September 10, 2015, 03:21:56 PM
what kind of beast is it  ;D maybe you should send a pic of it to the dealer to put in the show room  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: NH-Murph on September 10, 2015, 07:29:20 PM
It's a Mahindra 4540.  It replaced the 4025 when they went to tier 4.  I spent months tractor shopping and tried just about everything in the 40hp range, but I kept coming back to this one.  Can't beat it for the money!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on September 10, 2015, 09:16:51 PM
I see them at a show and I stop and look each time. I have a dealer not much more than an hour from me.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on September 11, 2015, 01:50:53 AM
 

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Cottonwood, sweetgum and water oak. Had to notch into the oak to reach heartwood with 20in bar
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: so il logger on September 11, 2015, 01:59:24 AM
Tried to upload a video but no luck.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ianab on September 11, 2015, 03:02:51 AM
Tried to upload a video but no luck.

The forum doesn't have the capacity to host video.

Uploading to Youtube and then posting a link here is the suggested method.

Google have enough servers and bandwidth to handle a few more video clips ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on September 20, 2015, 01:42:53 PM
 I know, I know, it's not quite logging but I've got wood laying on the ground at home and can't escape off the boat. Anyway figured I would throw these couple pics up on here,  :D
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150917_211236.jpg)  if you can't fix it, at least make sure the oil doesn't go everywhere. Had a cracked in the casting on the filter hose housing, epoxy wouldn't hold it. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150915_152840.jpg)
 Took that picture while setting the rack on a 671 the other day,   

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20150917_064812.jpg)  headed up the river off the Esopus lighthouse, that's a canal tug, still has a F/M OP engine. I live about 1hr north west of the mts in the backround.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on September 21, 2015, 06:35:12 AM
That shure is a big engine! It must be something being on the water and looking at the mountains knowing that's home.  We are cutting & cutting & cutting firewood.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on October 02, 2015, 06:44:07 PM
Doing a partial cut in a tolerant hardwood stand.  There are quite a few 12-16" dbh sugar maple that are good enough for small veneer.  Our soils are shallow enough that when sugar maple start getting bigger than that they develop large dark hearts and rot. This job is turning out really well.  I like doing partial cuts when the merchantable wood is of good quality.  The maple in the pic is 16" at the butt

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Post by: David-L on October 02, 2015, 07:55:34 PM
   TSI Work.  Slow going with alot of directional felling.                                                                                                                                                                                 
 


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on October 03, 2015, 07:53:25 AM
It is October - time to start cutting my junky fir into saw logs. First load went to the mill yesterday.

 

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I am cutting trees with butt rot like these. Seems like I cut one and two grow in it's place. I guess no one every accused me of being to fast.

 

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gg
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Post by: lopet on October 03, 2015, 08:18:53 PM
Do you leave those chunks in the woods  or are you taking them home for firewood ?  I run into something like that too once every while . Some times I have to cut off as much as 10 feet until you get into the good meat.

It looks like you 're working hard at your birth day.  A man 's gotta do what a man's gotta do. ;D

Happy B day anyways
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Post by: g_man on October 03, 2015, 08:51:17 PM
90% of the fir I cut has butt rot. I try to cut it off in the woods so the woods is loaded with wooden donuts. If the chunks end up at  the landing I bring them home for the outdoor fire place or the neighbor gets them for his OWB when I clean up the landing.

 

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gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on October 04, 2015, 08:15:38 PM
g_man
We also have to deal with butt rot in a large majority of our fir.  At one time, not so long ago, we could get rid of 4-8' rotten butts at one of many pulp mills.  That is not the case any more.  Massive amounts of rotten butts left in the woods due to being unmarketable.   More often than not even though we can get a log to "sound up" the tree will become red again at the first log cut. 
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Post by: thecfarm on October 04, 2015, 08:34:25 PM
That is another reason I bought a OWB,rotten fir.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Clark on October 04, 2015, 10:15:15 PM
g_man - You're doing the work of a saint. We have thousands of acres that could have the balsam taken out of them and let the hardwoods and pine continue growing. That rarely happens in these parts. I'm guessing in 20 years your woodlot will look amazing.

Clark
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 04, 2015, 10:39:01 PM
Cut tons of balsam and rarely are any of them solid enough to do anything with other than lay down under the processor for some flotation. ha
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Post by: grassfed on October 05, 2015, 06:15:29 AM
I live just a bit north of g_man and cut lots of Balsam fir on my own land. I  get about 2-3,000 bf of good saw logs per acre. The trees are pretty small and tend to grow very close.  There is often red rot in the first 2-4 feet; some worse some better. On average, I get 50-60 bf per tree so about 65 trees per 10 wheeler. I can net approximately $200 per day when I am working hard but I don't pay stumpage. I do try to leave as much wood in the woods as possible. I take out the saw logs but leave all the tops and butts that I can. I know that many landowners want it to look clean but this is my land and I firmly believe that the wood you leave in the forest makes a big positive impact on the soil.  This is last week's wood being loaded.(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14177/IMG_7685.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lynde37avery on October 08, 2015, 12:38:16 AM
 

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Cutting Hemlock pulp here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on October 08, 2015, 06:39:52 AM
nice looking tj is that a 205or 225  just watch out winching heavy drags side ways the hubs will brake
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lynde37avery on October 08, 2015, 04:22:57 PM
It's a 1977. 208. Ive had it less than a month and really like it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on October 08, 2015, 04:56:56 PM
I live just a bit north of g_man and cut lots of Balsam fir on my own land. I  get about 2-3,000 bf of good saw logs per acre. The trees are pretty small and tend to grow very close.  There is often red rot in the first 2-4 feet; some worse some better. On average, I get 50-60 bf per tree so about 65 trees per 10 wheeler. I can net approximately $200 per day when I am working hard but I don't pay stumpage. I do try to leave as much wood in the woods as possible. I take out the saw logs but leave all the tops and butts that I can. I know that many landowners want it to look clean but this is my land and I firmly believe that the wood you leave in the forest makes a big positive impact on the soil.  This is last week's wood being loaded.(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14177/IMG_7685.JPG)
thats a good point. what the public thinks looks good is not always the best.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 09, 2015, 07:28:40 PM
Thinning a hardwood stand. Cutting some nice sawlogs and veneer. Here's a 19" soft maple sawlog about to be bucked .
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/maple.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on October 09, 2015, 08:05:41 PM
 

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Chevy your windows are definitely cleaner!  This was a nice 24 in hard maple.  3 10's, an 8 and 3 pulp sticks.    Nice timber for our jobs.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 09, 2015, 08:28:37 PM
I can't stand looking through a dirty window 10 hours a day. Looks like your cutting about the same size timber that we are. Cut a 28" hard maple on Thursday that yielded 2 10's 3 8's and 3 or 4 pulp sticks.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on October 10, 2015, 08:55:18 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~1.jpeg) Back in some nice red oak. To bad the price is still down😢

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on October 11, 2015, 06:38:27 AM
Those are some nice ones!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on October 11, 2015, 07:31:27 AM
We are still doing a partial cut in a nice hardwood stand.   

Random length firewood

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13639/IMG_0251.JPG) 
4' firewood for a local greenhouse with 2 OWB's

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Veneer and sawlogs

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13639/IMG_0250.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on October 11, 2015, 07:48:31 AM
My favorite part of that log pile is the lungh box :D. Nice job!
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Post by: David-L on October 11, 2015, 08:00:16 AM

 Nice Oak GA Jones, the price is down here also. Almost hate to cut it at this point. Been trying to work up some good grade pine on the lot I am currently cutting. the 225 TJ gets a work out when the timber is this size.

 

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Post by: Autocar on October 11, 2015, 01:54:04 PM
Red oak is dead in the water here also, Ive been cutting white and swamp white oak. This past week I measured one of the white oaks and it was 64 feet to the first limb,I hope to sell the first two logs for veneer. I reaily enjoy seeing what the other guy is cutting pretty nice trees you guys have thanks for scharing your storys and pictures.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on October 11, 2015, 04:10:27 PM
just curious here, you northern boys sell to a local veneer mill or does it get exported? all mine gets exported as there is no veneer mill here, i only see a slight drop in red oak and every thing else has been steady or went up. most red oak here is not what i consider true veneer but is some kind of grade better than a matt log. last i sold red was about a month ago and ranged from 500-900 for mediocre.
just wondering if y'all be better off selling to an exporter..........
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Post by: g_man on October 11, 2015, 07:06:23 PM
I really enjoy the pictures in this thread. You guys cut an awful lot wood and do nice looking work. Thanks for all the posts.
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Post by: Corley5 on October 11, 2015, 07:48:42 PM
We've got a local veneer mill that pays fairly well but there is a sugar maple slicer veneer market that at times is lucrative.  Those logs are exported to another state  ;) :)
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Post by: ga jones on October 11, 2015, 09:38:29 PM
It's all export up here
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Post by: grassfed on October 12, 2015, 09:38:57 AM
Columbia Forest Products has a veneer mill in Newport VT about 9 miles from my house.
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Post by: coxy on October 12, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
Columbia Forest Products has a veneer mill in Newport VT about 9 miles from my house.
at different times I sell a lot of wood to them they are doing great on basswood but I don't have any  :(
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Solo33 on October 15, 2015, 07:41:11 PM
Some nice soft maple and cottonwood. Walnut season is upon us though
 

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Post by: ga jones on October 15, 2015, 07:56:46 PM
Nice wood solo.
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Post by: Solo33 on October 17, 2015, 01:18:47 PM
Some more..
 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38222/DSC00155.JPG) that first on is 15 white walnuts that had over 16000 ft in them. Adds up quick with trees like that. Second is the mascot on bucking day
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Post by: Ken on October 17, 2015, 04:43:08 PM
I got some big ones on my site as well although they are worth far less than those nice Walnut of Solo33.  These ones are headed to the local pulp mill.  Only have to travel a couple of kms on public roads and the remainder company roads so loaded heavy and leaving early with over 38 mt payload.

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Post by: Solo33 on October 17, 2015, 06:41:30 PM
I call cottonwood..white walnut haha
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Post by: Straightgrain on October 18, 2015, 11:06:22 PM
Some big and beautiful hardwoods....

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Post by: so il logger on October 18, 2015, 11:33:46 PM
I call cottonwood..white walnut haha

I wasn't going to say anything.... haha

I do like cutting cottonwood, long as they aren't full of water.  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on October 19, 2015, 08:29:05 PM
I have some White Pine like this that the tops broke out of in a big wind last summer

 

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This is a change of pace from the balsam fir I have been cutting and a workout for my 30 hp tractor.

 

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I took the top two logs out one at a time for the first hitch. A 12' and a 10'.
Here is a short video of the second log and my self release snatch block.

https://youtu.be/FolkTDUZvi4

I will get two 10's from the butt log

 

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The stump is back there somewhere. It is nice not having much limbing  :D

 

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gg
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Post by: brendonv on October 19, 2015, 08:34:17 PM
Always enjoy your photos. Impressive.

Will that tractor drag that 20' butt log?  Im curious seeing it at its limits if you have had a chance for a vid.
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Post by: g_man on October 19, 2015, 09:14:56 PM
Always enjoy your photos. Impressive.

Will that tractor drag that 20' butt log?  Im curious seeing it at its limits if you have had a chance for a vid.

Thanks and it did

 

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gg

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on October 20, 2015, 07:02:46 AM
 Nice flat stump and low to the ground good job !
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: tmbrcruiser on October 20, 2015, 07:51:56 AM
 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39234/IMG_0852.JPG) Cypress timber cut on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This tree had a DBH of 57" and was a 74' log.
Diameter of the stump averaged over 7'.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on October 20, 2015, 08:21:39 AM
pocamoke? i am tryin to figure out who them boys are........name start with S?

that is impressive. i cut a poplar years ago slightly fatter but shorter.
what kind of market is there for that cypress? i have asked others here but never got a good enough answer to try and buy any.
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Post by: Plankton on October 20, 2015, 09:34:57 AM
That self release snatched block is really cool. Nice wood.
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Post by: ga jones on October 20, 2015, 07:32:45 PM
Just curious What the butt looked like on that Cyprus. Never seen one before
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: tmbrcruiser on October 20, 2015, 07:49:04 PM
Hi Treeslayer, yes that is the S brothers. We are cutting near Willards just off the Pocomoke River drainage. Not much of a market for cypress. I bought the tract three years ago when we had one customer who would take the lumber. That buyer doesn't want the lumber anymore so I bought the logs from Alan and plan on milling them myself. If you look on the sawmill forum their are pics of the shop and mill building that are being built. Will post some more pics that show the heart of the cypress. That log was 74' with 20" top, DBH was 57", makes the tree scale around 4,000 bf.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on October 20, 2015, 07:56:40 PM
Hi Treeslayer, yes that is the S brothers. We are cutting near Willards just off the Pocomoke River drainage. Not much of a market for cypress. I bought the tract three years ago when we had one customer who would take the lumber. That buyer doesn't want the lumber anymore so I bought the logs from Alan and plan on milling them myself. If you look on the sawmill forum their are pics of the shop and mill building that are being built. Will post some more pics that show the heart of the cypress. That log was 74' with 20" top, DBH was 57", makes the tree scale around 4,000 bf.
i'll be dang, there is at least one other guy around here running a long bar and looks like a full wrap handle. you tell him George's nephew says good job!  ;)
on the cypress, that is why i always shyed away from it........not sure what to do with it. even JL didn't seem to keen on taking any. same with white cedar.
i will check out your mill pics.
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Post by: Puffergas on October 20, 2015, 11:10:01 PM
Quote from: tmbrcruiser
Cypress timber cut on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This tree had a DBH of 57" and was a 74' log.
Diameter of the stump averaged over 7'.
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That must have made a big sound when it hit the ground....
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Post by: tmbrcruiser on October 22, 2015, 08:03:22 AM
 

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Here are few more pics that show the hearts of the cypress. Very nice lumber!
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Post by: 78NHTFY on October 22, 2015, 08:15:34 AM
G-man--nice pics & big sticks!  Do you load those onto your 1-ton & take to the mill?  All the best, Rob.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on October 22, 2015, 08:17:10 AM
its hard to believe there is no market.........100 years ago it would be highly coveted lumber. you would think there would be at least a strong export market.
it don't look like what i thought it would, can't wait to see the milled lumber.
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Post by: g_man on October 22, 2015, 11:48:40 AM
G-man--nice pics & big sticks!  Do you load those onto your 1-ton & take to the mill?  All the best, Rob.

I am. But I would not call them big sticks from what I see on this thread. However things are relative, so to me they are very big sticks. Here is a picture story loading the truck. The butt log I couldn't even pick one end off the ground with the tractor. Picked up one end and backed under. The top log was the only one I could load with the grapple.

 

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gg

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on October 22, 2015, 02:34:57 PM
Sometimes even when the buyer finds a market for odd stuff you still don't like it. I sold a veneer red elm last year. 20 inch dbh. $80.00....... That's nice timber
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on October 22, 2015, 06:39:21 PM
Is that the same type cypress that grows down in the south low lands ? I remember a mill west of Holt Florida that only sawed cypress and they seemed to have a excellent market fot the lumber. For sure a dandy stick they sure are fun to cut thats for sure thanks for scharing your pictures.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on October 22, 2015, 07:24:10 PM
Is that the same type cypress that grows down in the south low lands ? I remember a mill west of Holt Florida that only sawed cypress and they seemed to have a excellent market fot the lumber. For sure a dandy stick they sure are fun to cut thats for sure thanks for scharing your pictures.
yes sir, bald cypress i think.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OH logger on October 22, 2015, 09:52:06 PM
I want to cut a "hairy" cypress :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: tmbrcruiser on October 22, 2015, 10:15:33 PM
G-man those are some very nice sticks you are loading, I am sure they will cut some beautiful lumber. That large cypress was the largest tree I've see cut in the 43 years I've been working in the woods. Cut some with nearly same DBH just not as tall.
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Post by: hayden99 on October 26, 2015, 11:23:43 PM
Who ever cutt all that hemlock sure did a good job.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on October 29, 2015, 08:32:59 PM
 

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 Been busy doing a few decent clearcuts down at the local dam project. 99% of the trees in that picture weren't there at the end of the day. 

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 Getting loaded last saturday. 

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My wife didn't enjoy the ride while driving the loader out today in the mud, she sat in the cab steering while I yanked it out with the little skidder. 

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My new toy. ;)
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Post by: Autocar on October 29, 2015, 08:46:42 PM
You got some great looking toys there ! Good for you  ;)
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Post by: Maine logger88 on October 29, 2015, 10:31:33 PM
Lookin good!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on October 29, 2015, 10:53:33 PM
Helping a logger geting a tree out. 3/4 mile skid. I need one hour for one turn. Never hauled such a
big tree. 64" dbh, main log was 10meters long, around 30', cut in 3 pieces


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on October 29, 2015, 11:09:17 PM
What is that creature?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on October 29, 2015, 11:21:02 PM
you mean type of tree? Its a Ispavel, they just grow near the rivers and they get really big, although that's one of the biggest i have ever seen.
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Post by: thecfarm on October 30, 2015, 06:34:03 AM
1270d,creature?? I thought you meant that little man standing by the tree at first.  :o
Now that's a tree. And than some.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on October 30, 2015, 06:50:13 AM
If its to big just slab it. Nice work Teakwood.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on October 30, 2015, 07:43:30 AM
I am just 5' 7" but Thank you for calling me little man!  :D

without slabbing it i think i couldnt get em out. Not because of the weight but the skidtrail is kinda nasty with slopes and mud
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Post by: enigmaT120 on October 30, 2015, 01:49:49 PM
I don't know how, but it can be done.  There used to be lots of Douglas Firs in my area that size and bigger.  I think they were mostly cable skidded, whatever you call it.  With steam donkeys.  You can still find long pieces of old cable in the woods, over an inch thick.  I'm glad I wasn't around when they broke, if that's what happened.

I have several old stumps on my place -- wish I could have seen it back then.

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Post by: grassfed on October 30, 2015, 03:35:24 PM
Nice tree teakwood and your skidder looks good but what happened to the left side winch cover?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on October 30, 2015, 04:12:58 PM
 Thats a massive stick of wood. Wow.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on October 30, 2015, 10:48:20 PM
 

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 I've had a hard time posting pics lately, new phone has issues. Picture from my my office this morning cutting the bank above the dam doing a clearcut. 

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 Because my equipment doesn't have the fancy special hydraulic oil they have to be boomed in every night. 

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 Left my keys with the foreman in case they had to move it out of the way, wrong move. Got down there this morning to keys left on and a dead machine. Only thing I could get thru the mud to jump it was the Timbco. 

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Header from last week, can't stack much more around the loader. 

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 My dad with some of the saw logs from last week. 

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 Got hooked up with a new log buyer for wagner who is real decent, guess I'm feeding the beast again. 4 truck and wagon loads a week, nothing to sneeze at by yourself.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: CCC4 on October 31, 2015, 08:18:52 AM
BargeMonkey, is that a TJ 360? I saw one in Illinois when I was cutting up there and really liked it. I like how the chasis is laid out. I told my boss we need one and he said he hates a flex plate tranny. I think it would be a great skidder for the ground we work. Are your dual arch controls set up the same as your 450C dual arch?

Nice pics, I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. Thanks for sharing
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Post by: Dave Shepard on October 31, 2015, 08:36:03 AM
Looks like a 460 to me.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on October 31, 2015, 08:47:44 AM
Nice tree teakwood and your skidder looks good but what happened to the left side winch cover?
I dont put it on. sometimes you have to adjust the brakeband or something so i feel that its better off. Skidder is working great, strong, no leaks at all! I am very happy with it, an amazing machine.
But you body sure feels it when you worked 5 hours with it.  ;D

I don't know how, but it can be done.  There used to be lots of Douglas Firs in my area that size and bigger.  I think they were mostly cable skidded, whatever you call it.  With steam donkeys.  You can still find long pieces of old cable in the woods, over an inch thick.  I'm glad I wasn't around when they broke, if that's what happened.

I have several old stumps on my place -- wish I could have seen it back then.



Of course it can be done, but i was payed by the hour (50$/h) so why force and brake the machine? Go light and often
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on October 31, 2015, 08:50:03 AM
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on October 31, 2015, 07:23:25 PM
 You must encounter all sorts of creatures working in the jungle like that. We have some big stuff around here but stuff that size is rare.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on October 31, 2015, 07:26:44 PM
Looks like a 460 to me.
460 dual arch, 24.5 tires. I was half thinking of buying that low hr 540G3 Delk has down there, and a friend of ours is downsizing and decided to put her up for sale. Sweetens just put an engine in it, I can only find quality dent in the whole cab. Taken about 10wks off the boat to cut wood, going to hate going back, if I've got 2-3 yrs left would be alot.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on October 31, 2015, 08:05:03 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18183/20151022_115406.jpg)
[img width=359 8height=638]http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18183/20151022_132108.jpg[/img]
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cutting some real nice white pine on former Rockefeller property in central vt. Planted around 1900. Trees are running from 800 to 1400 bdft.  4-5 16FT logs plus pulp. Some of the trees are red rotted which can be disappointing when you bore into them...being hauled with Rottne Rapide forwarder. I will catch some more pictures soon.  We have about 375 of these to cut
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on November 06, 2015, 09:25:21 PM
 

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Sat and had lunch in front of the dam today, just about done. 

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My dad feeding the grinder. 5680 Bandit Beast, it's a shame I sent 3-4 trailer loads of nice big spruce and red pine thru it but between scale wages and 3k a day for the grinder it doesn't pay to wait. 

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The bigger of 4 clearcuts I've done this last week. 

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Waiting on them to finish stumping and grind again monday, go down below and clean 3 other spots up.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on November 08, 2015, 06:46:07 AM
Moved to a new block that is also a partial cut in a very nice stand of predominately sugar maple.  Overall volume to remove is small but piece size is very nice.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on November 10, 2015, 03:11:00 PM
cutting some nice hard maple and ash, load I sent lest week around 5500'

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Woodhauler on November 10, 2015, 05:33:13 PM
cutting some nice hard maple and ash, load I sent lest week around 5500'

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Nice load! I could get in trouble with a rig like that in maine!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on November 10, 2015, 05:43:37 PM

cutting some real nice white pine on former Rockefeller property in central vt. Planted around 1900. Trees are running from 800 to 1400 bdft.  4-5 16FT logs plus pulp. Some of the trees are red rotted which can be disappointing when you bore into them...being hauled with Rottne Rapide forwarder. I will catch some more pictures soon.  We have about 375 of these to cut

Are you clear cutting the old plantation or thinning it in an effort to prolong it's life ?? They have some nice timber in Marsh-Billings assuming that is where you are.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on November 11, 2015, 05:27:18 PM
cutting some nice hard maple and ash, load I sent lest week around 5500'

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/image.jpg)
Nice load! I could get in trouble with a rig like that in maine!


yup its a large sawmill so they run legal weight, my normal trucker puts on 8-9k on a tractor trailer
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Post by: SFires on November 11, 2015, 09:16:42 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33132/20151110_150803.jpg)

Not sure how many ppl on here clears power line right of ways but for those who do here's a nice little line I'm on. And yes there are live power lines in there if you look hard enough
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Post by: chep on November 11, 2015, 09:31:00 PM
G man,

 Yes that is the location.  Stop by for a visit if you want.  It is a thinning with some group selection.  Be done chopping the big stuff by early next week if you are in the area.
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Post by: chep on November 11, 2015, 09:37:09 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18183/20151104_153640.jpg)

99 rottne rapid
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on November 12, 2015, 10:03:31 AM
Sfires. Thats what the power lines through my woods look like. The power company abandoned them and just left them as a felling hazard. :(
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Post by: lynde37avery on November 12, 2015, 10:54:58 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27145/IMG_20151103_151003.jpg)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on November 13, 2015, 07:11:57 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1447388165993_20151112_130230.jpg)
 Fight to tow the loader back in, driveway has turned to mud again. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1447388099519_20151112_130414.jpg)   

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1447387923019_20151110_094438.jpg)  should just park my big fuel tank right next to it, she moves wood but has a drinking habit.
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Post by: lynde37avery on November 14, 2015, 08:44:42 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27145/20151114_121012.jpg)
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Post by: treefarmer87 on November 14, 2015, 09:26:09 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21384/20151021_105028.jpg)

Grade poplar have been cutting
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Post by: ga jones on November 15, 2015, 09:18:53 PM
Good to see your still around treefarmer
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Post by: lopet on November 15, 2015, 10:13:51 PM
Where you've been TF ????
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Post by: lynde37avery on November 15, 2015, 11:22:06 PM
Yea come to think of it i hadent seen any activity from Treefarmer in quite some time. good load!
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Post by: so il logger on November 16, 2015, 01:30:02 AM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27145/20151114_121012.jpg)

That is a tree! How long is it? Picture's never do justice but i can tell it is nice diameter as well
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Post by: lynde37avery on November 16, 2015, 08:15:04 AM
Its about 50ft long ash. Got 5 logs out of it. The first log was 24inch on the small end.
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Post by: Lumberjohn on November 16, 2015, 11:27:03 AM
Lynde- you do nice work you didnt even ruffle the leaves from the other 2 trees pulled out in photo LOL.
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Post by: jwilly3879 on November 16, 2015, 10:40:40 PM
Some pine logs off the new landing with the trucker's new trailer.

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27393/SAM_0348.JPG)

and a spectator

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27393/SAM_0342.JPG)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on November 16, 2015, 11:20:13 PM
 I had one of those which would follow me around the header, I think he was holed up in the woodpile. You guys get to cut all the nice pine up there, not alot down here.
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Post by: lopet on November 17, 2015, 06:21:46 PM
Nice trailer and pine.

Such a landing I wouldn't mind either. Mine is all mucked up now. I am afraid it's gonna snow first before it freezes up, like usual .  :(
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Post by: ehp on November 17, 2015, 07:04:11 PM
My landing is very dry and I'm not to far from you
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Post by: lopet on November 17, 2015, 07:39:57 PM
It's in a open field and all black muck. Bush is swamp and not much fun right now. Wrong time to be in there.     And it's my own. :D 
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Post by: York Woodwright on November 18, 2015, 11:50:15 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/40140/2015-11-18_Cherry_1.jpg)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/40140/2015-11-18_Cherry_3.jpg)

Headed to the backwoods to remove some ash trees that had been killed by EAB and were hung up as widow-makers. As well, the forester had marked some Eastern Hemlock that needed to be removed. But this one didn’t look like a hemlock to me. When the forester marked my woods, I asked if I had any Black Cherry but she assured me that I didn’t. I’ve never cut a cherry before, but I wonder if I just did. I love making Arts & Crafts furniture with cherry, so I will enjoy milling this log if indeed it is a Black Cherry.
Can someone confirm this identity for me? Thanks!
Charles
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Post by: beenthere on November 19, 2015, 12:50:40 AM
I think you did just cut a cherry... did you run into trouble on the felling notch and back cut?
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Post by: York Woodwright on November 19, 2015, 01:03:32 AM
I was worried about a barber chair as the tree was leaning really badly, which is why it was to be removed, and to make things a bit more difficult, was on a slope (though the slope doesn't show in the picture). I tried a Humbolt felling notch, which wasn't terrific. I wanted to do a boring cut but being a novice (I've cut less than a hundred trees in my lifetime) I was struggling to start the boring cut safely, so I abandoned that idea. And then I realized that my back cut was too low. I was a bit embarrassed to post these images as I realize it was not a clean kill. But I needed help with the tree ID.
I appreciate your reply, beenthere.
Charles
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Post by: beenthere on November 19, 2015, 01:52:50 AM
Not a terrible thing to admit what you were faced with, and real glad you did not get that barberchair... but must have been mighty close.
Practice on that bore cut, as it can be a life saver.. or at least a wood saver.

I often practice the bore cut on a horizontal log at the bucking point, where the top of log is in compression and will pinch the blade if starting cut down from the top.
I bore cut just under the top and leave a bit of wood to act as a wedge.
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Post by: Ianab on November 19, 2015, 02:33:40 AM
I've seen worse stumps ;)

But like Beenthere says, get in and practice your bore cuts on some trees that aren't critical. You can use the technique on any normal tree, just to get the practice in for when you actually do need it.
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Post by: CCC4 on November 19, 2015, 08:56:22 AM
That cherry was close to coming undone. I have learned from mistakes to never 2nd guess, cut with confidence and burn 'em down. With more experience, your confidence will come. But still today I never 2nd guess.

Boring the heart from the face would have worked well with you Humbolt face.
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Post by: York Woodwright on November 19, 2015, 09:26:32 AM
Gentlemen, thank you so much for your comments. It feels good to have experts looking over my shoulder to help keep me out of trouble. I very much appreciate both your instruction and encouragement.
Charles
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on November 19, 2015, 09:29:17 AM
that don't look so bad, but be advised cherry will bust. i agree with ccc4, gutting out the heart is my preferred method for leaners.
also, its better to high than low on your back cut.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on November 19, 2015, 10:22:16 AM
Cherries are yummy. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:

That butt looks to be maybe 16-18". Is that close?

Any of my cherries down to like 10" that die get cut into lumber. We have lost probably 10-30% of the trees in my forest from the droughts of 2012 and 2013. They have become really obvious now that the bark is falling off and mushrooms are sprouting from them. :(
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Post by: beenthere on November 19, 2015, 10:30:56 AM
mb

Sure hard to interpret the proliferation of your smiley's in every post. What's up with that?
Just curious, as you do what you want.. 
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on November 19, 2015, 03:38:50 PM
There is that. That is my top secret happy rating system. Don't tell anybody. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Post by: BargeMonkey on November 21, 2015, 10:04:52 PM
 Haven't taken many new pictures, have about 15 lds stacked around the slasher, can't get cleaned up because of hunting season. Heading back to the boat unfortunately. These are pictures from 2wks ago down at the dam when I was getting done doing the clear cuts. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/DSCN0478.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/DSCN0105.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/DSCN0308.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/DSCN0473.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/DSCN0349.JPG)
 Not the newest forestry equipment, but long since paid for.  ;)
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Post by: timberlinetree on November 22, 2015, 08:24:38 AM
Nice job and looks like a neat place to work. We cut the power lines to a dam that made electricity and got to go inside and it made us feel a little funny. We think it could have been the electronic field/energy. The timberjack looks good! Like seeing the smoke coming out of the stack! Work safe!
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Post by: ga jones on November 22, 2015, 05:35:04 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~6.jpeg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~2.jpeg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~3.jpeg) 

   white oak hickory ash a little red oak.
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Post by: beenthere on November 22, 2015, 05:42:00 PM
Folks, don't try that at home..  ;D

"".........  and the logs came tumblin down.... "" ;)

Here is a video telling how to take the pics so they move to a pc right-side up... as I read it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJJrp-OW0NY
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Post by: ga jones on November 22, 2015, 05:48:12 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~5.jpeg)  not super quality but really big.. There are some cherry logs In there too
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Post by: ga jones on November 22, 2015, 05:57:59 PM
How do like that 460 barge monkey??
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Post by: lopet on November 22, 2015, 06:45:50 PM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~5.jpeg) not super quality but really big.. There are some cherry logs In there too

How the heck did you manage to stack logs like that ?  ;D
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Post by: ga jones on November 22, 2015, 06:49:08 PM
Stack like that always here. Never thought much about it. The pile is stable.I don't know maybe cause of the large diameter wood?
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Post by: ga jones on November 22, 2015, 06:53:18 PM
Ugh
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Post by: beenthere on November 22, 2015, 07:15:02 PM
Got those right side up.. smiley:thumbsup
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Post by: York Woodwright on November 22, 2015, 07:42:57 PM
I thought these were Australian types of wood as they were all upside down. Kind of like Down Under.   :D
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Post by: ga jones on November 22, 2015, 08:21:40 PM
Ok now that someone pm me I know what your talking about. The pics are all oriented correctly on my screen. I went to my wife's kindle and see some of them are not. I don't know why this is happening..
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Post by: BargeMonkey on November 22, 2015, 09:45:38 PM
How do like that 460 barge monkey??
Power, speed, she doesn't mess around.  ;D.  I liked that 450C I had, but this beats that. Better visibility, smoother power, grapple is a little smaller but the auto tension is nice. She likes fuel, nothing to blow thru 30-40gal. Had a few issues with the computer and she is throwing a code right now. A friend of mine was going out, and I bought this machine only because of the shape it was in, I figure in a yr or so she will be my back up grapple. I'm headed to a 300+ acre woodlot and I think my wife is getting in the cab, going to be interesting.  :D :D :D
 That's quite a pile of big stuff you've got there, always nice to handcut some nice stuff like that, doesn't take long for a big pile.
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Post by: beenthere on November 22, 2015, 10:35:47 PM
Ok now that someone pm me I know what your talking about. The pics are all oriented correctly on my screen. I went to my wife's kindle and see some of them are not. I don't know why this is happening..

Does the video I posted help any? 
What phone or camera did you use to take the pics?

There must be some inboard software that keeps pics straight (up is up, even tho the camera was upside down) in the Apple world, but the Windows' world can't understand that software... so they end up cattywampus on other systems.
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Post by: ga jones on November 23, 2015, 05:38:42 PM
iPhone 6
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Post by: xalexjx on November 23, 2015, 10:13:23 PM
cutting some decent hardwood

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/IMG_1553.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/IMG_1552.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/IMG_1561.jpg)
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Post by: SFires on November 23, 2015, 10:25:01 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33132/20151120_151006_001_01.jpg)

New guy scared of a little hill. Lol
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Post by: Solo33 on November 25, 2015, 11:30:53 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38222/IMG_0940.jpg)
Can not see the logs very well but I wanted to get allof the landing. Mostly basswood, a little cherry, and some bur oak. Glad to be done before the rain comes this week
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Post by: Plankton on December 04, 2015, 05:42:51 PM
Plantation spruce planted in the thirties alongside red pine here in mass. I wish it had been thinned at least once the trees would be much bigger. As it is I get around 500 ft from the larger ones.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20151202_144710.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20151202_114634.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20151202_144534.jpg)

Tape is 50 feet out in that last one. 24 on the stump. Middle photo are the first to trees cut on the job. 4 16s and a 12 out of each of them.

Job is a 5 acre clear cut I'm opening up a main skid road through the middle of the top section of land so my lead is zig zagging so not to land tops on logs already buked. (I started on the inside and am working my way out)
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Post by: Maine372 on December 04, 2015, 07:31:49 PM
2171?
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Post by: lopet on December 04, 2015, 07:48:01 PM
That's some nice sticks.

Ok I ve got a couple of pics to throw in here as well.

Bobby Goodson  always seems to have fun with stuff like that.    I DON'T !!!
 


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15457/IMG_0007_28329.JPG)

Dealing with a lot of multi stem maples ...... and wet gloves. :(

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15457/IMG_0008_28329.JPG)

" Junior " is trying hard to earn it's keep, but unfortunately  running out of traction too. :)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15457/IMG_0023_28229.JPG)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on December 04, 2015, 07:57:45 PM
 That's a unique looking machine, does it have the snot to pull a small dray or trailer? Drive in, pick your trailer off, bunch to the trailer with the grapple, slasher and load ?
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Post by: lopet on December 04, 2015, 08:25:04 PM
Planning on building a trailer some day, but it will only work on dry or frozen ground. The tires are only 24's.
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Post by: Plankton on December 04, 2015, 09:26:13 PM
2188 is in the photos, have 2172 backup saw
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Post by: teakwood on December 05, 2015, 08:20:36 AM
lopet: more fotos of the welte please!
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Post by: chester_tree _farmah on December 05, 2015, 11:13:34 AM
Plantation spruce planted in the thirties alongside red pine here in mass. I wish it had been thinned at least once the trees would be much bigger. As it is I get around 500 ft from the larger ones.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20151202_144710.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20151202_114634.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20151202_144534.jpg)

Tape is 50 feet out in that last one. 24 on the stump. Middle photo are the first to trees cut on the job. 4 16s and a 12 out of each of them.

Job is a 5 acre clear cut I'm opening up a main skid road through the middle of the top section of land so my lead is zig zagging so not to land tops on logs already buked. (I started on the inside and am working my way out)

That is some decent Cat spruce. Make some nice lumber.
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Post by: ehp on December 05, 2015, 01:28:18 PM
I have cut some good size spruce here and the mill pays very little for it , its the same as scotch pine price here , up north they paid more for good spruce
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Post by: Plankton on December 05, 2015, 05:07:19 PM
250 per thousand is the best I can get around here. A shame because the logs are mostly clear with really tight grain. Make some really nice framing lumber.
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Post by: Woodhauler on December 05, 2015, 06:02:36 PM
250 per thousand is the best I can get around here. A shame because the logs are mostly clear with really tight grain. Make some really nice framing lumber.
So is that a roadside price? If not pm me for a contact up here that will pay you more.
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Post by: ehp on December 05, 2015, 06:27:44 PM
That is all we get around here to is $250/1000 and that is at the mill . I donot cut much spruce if I can help it
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Post by: 2StateTrigger on December 06, 2015, 12:26:24 PM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1447388165993_20151112_130230.jpg)
 Fight to tow the loader back in, driveway has turned to mud again. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1447388099519_20151112_130414.jpg)   

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1447387923019_20151110_094438.jpg)  should just park my big fuel tank right next to it, she moves wood but has a drinking habit.

Just curious, how much is she drinking per hour? 
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Post by: g_man on December 07, 2015, 08:05:12 PM
Spruce and Fir here too. But not nearly are nice as Plankton's. I am trying to figure where he hides the tops.

One of my better fir.


 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/1_FallTrail5.JPG)

More typical Fir.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/2_DeadTopFir1.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/3_DeadTopFir4.JPG)

Next tree is a Spruce. Looks like a good seed year ahead.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/4_P1120639.JPG)

Gotta love limbing these things.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/5_P1120664.JPG)


 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/6_P1120672.JPG)

Came out top first.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21065/7_P1120684.JPG)

gg
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Post by: thecfarm on December 07, 2015, 09:03:34 PM
g_man,my fir looks just about the same. But man,I can grow some nice looking white pine. Now I just about cut every fir that has any size to it for my OWB. Most times they are rotted in the middle. My Father and me did find a few acres of some really nice stuff,but most was rotted the first 4-6-8 feet. Any of my brush gets cut into 2-3 foot lenghts,I try on the 2 foot mostly. Takes time,but it rots quicker and I can drive through it with my tractor,if I have to.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on December 11, 2015, 12:17:27 PM
 The wife sent me some pics this morning she had from riding around, and my buddy @ Moran sent the picture of us passing the other day. Trees start dropping again in 1 week.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1449802334787_20151123_103931.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1449851862175_20151029_085522.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20151118_161756.jpg)
 Setting the cab back on. All because of 1 small bearing, deere now has an update for it. Did center pins and complete trans overhaul while it was apart. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/12356676_10206452781572461_2439870582234029869_o.jpg)
 6-7 months to go, can't get away fast enough.  :D
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Post by: eichenberg93 on December 11, 2015, 08:52:29 PM
Its been a while since I have posted any pictures. So I thought I would post some from the past few weeks of cutting Hard Maple. In the next couple weeks looks like we might be picking up a new (to me) Hood Slasher. Should make things interesting. ;D
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/007~0.JPG)
A view of the Landing
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/001~0.JPG)
A tree that I thought was interesting. It was a beech and hard maple that was growing out of the same stump.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/001~1.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/012~0.JPG)
The truck driver finishing a load out.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34604/006~0.JPG)
All ready to roll
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Post by: BargeMonkey on December 11, 2015, 09:22:04 PM
 How do they afford all the tires ??? Nice looking wood.
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Post by: coxy on December 11, 2015, 09:27:18 PM
ya right    if I counted right there is 40 tires  :o :o :o
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Post by: thecfarm on December 11, 2015, 09:27:27 PM
I always enjoy seeing them MI trucks. Like the wood too.
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Post by: beenthere on December 11, 2015, 09:52:26 PM
How do they afford all the tires ??? Nice looking wood.

But only one engine to roll 'em all. :)
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Post by: eichenberg93 on December 11, 2015, 10:23:45 PM
I figured that would come up  :D In Michigan its just a common sight to see all those go round :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on December 12, 2015, 05:25:55 AM
Always like moving day and that's a nice shot of the boat! Always like seeing a full truck. lots of hard work and pay day will be coming 8). Do the trucks need so many tires because trees weight more out there or because of weight laws?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 12, 2015, 09:38:27 AM
To legally run up to their max weight ~164,000lbs they need all them axles on the road.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on December 12, 2015, 09:55:24 AM
 Aspen clear cut here, I used the panoramic setting on my camera, it gives a better perspective of what you see from the cab
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20151211_130413.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on December 12, 2015, 10:01:34 AM
    This is my typical manuever when I get into a sidehill situation, hang the crane off the high side. If things are really sketchy I have a bucket of wood hanging for more weight. Too much of that in a day and the hind end will be sore from trying to pinch onto the seat (high pucker factor) :)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20151211_134821.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on December 12, 2015, 10:14:26 AM
     Following another forwarder, we have two on this job. We are actually contracting for another CTL outfit, their forwarder broke down, and with 2 processors in front of it, they have a lot of wood on the ground. 1200 to 1400 cords  :o I was hoping to have some 100 cord days out here, but between the hilly terrain and this December rainy season we're having (having to haul strategically to avoid rutting, and spending time fixing areas where rutting did occur) 60 cords has been about all I'm getting per day.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on December 12, 2015, 10:21:48 AM
     And then there are these days :) I didn't have any cardboard or anything to lay on, so you will note my judicious use of balsam boughs ;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20151208_103028.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on December 12, 2015, 07:37:15 PM
Sometimes you gotta use what's available. :)     60 cord isn't bad at all, at least for me. ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Firewoodjoe on December 12, 2015, 08:50:50 PM
I drive a truck like that with all those tires. It's fun always something going on. Especially when your going on 2, 3 sometimes I've gone 7 miles of woods roads with loads like that. Due to only having two 9 foot spreads like the photo I'm aloud 159,000. That's enough most days. And hard enough to keep it legal weight haha!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 12, 2015, 11:50:55 PM
One of the last loads our trucker hauled out before this "spring thaw" occurred scaled out at 184,000 lbs.... Just a tad over legal  :D.

Our current job is 14 miles of woods road before you get to a county gravel road and then another 3 miles to blacktop.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on December 13, 2015, 01:22:53 AM
    That is a lot of woods road!
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Post by: Firewoodjoe on December 13, 2015, 09:39:03 AM
Chevytahoe u must be in the U.P then. That's a lot of roads. And yeah the weight is sometimes hard to judge. Our logs a scaled not by weight I'm sure we've been real heavy with those. The pulp is weighed and I've been a tad over a time or two:)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on December 13, 2015, 09:52:29 AM
I'm not going to say who the trucker is, but we have seen mill slips with 11.5mbf of logs, and 70 tons of pulp. They have scaled in at almost 200,000 lbs. Somehow, they usually don't get caught. I've heard of them getting popped once when they went into Wisconsin, and it ended up costing about $3500 per truck.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 13, 2015, 10:06:34 AM
Yeah the good ole UP. There was talk of moving us to a job that was 23 miles off the blacktop... Luckily that idea has passed. ha

A friend of mine runs truck and sent me a picture of a scale slip a few weeks back at 197,xxx lbs. He also sent me the picture at 4am after he just got unloaded. A lot of guys that run heavy like to run short with logs during the day, then really load on the pulp and run at night. Eventually they all get caught though.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Woodhauler on December 13, 2015, 10:27:41 AM
Back in the day I used to gross in 100,000 pounds plus every load with my tri-axle self loader truck in maine! Now I try to run legal, 75900! Saves on fines and repairs. I had biggest loads in most mills on self loader tri axle truck around. Hauled this on a 1985 gmc general, handled it like a dream. Truck only weighed 32000 pounds empty.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on December 13, 2015, 04:30:28 PM
 I maybe 3-5% over legal sometimes but the days of hauling loads over the bunks are done around here. Wagner won't take more than 6-7k ft max on a truck and pup now. We have turned away alot of the junk trucks from our pit because guys want to run heavy, after your tailgate come open and leaves material a 2nd time your done, have a sweeper on hand now just for that problem. I've got trouble getting my truck in on alot of jobs, I don't know how you guys do it with those.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Firewoodjoe on December 13, 2015, 08:42:50 PM
Haha 18 gears, quad lock, and 5-600 hp. Gets you a ways. Then you get out the 2-300 hp skidders! 😜 I can't believe what they will go through and I fire her back up at 3 am for more!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kylebal on December 17, 2015, 10:36:15 PM
Some nice Cedar for local mill
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on December 18, 2015, 01:10:42 PM
Plugging away spruce clearcut.


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on December 18, 2015, 09:34:38 PM
with cutting all that spruce was wondering if your hands are stuck to the saw  ;D
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Post by: Plankton on December 19, 2015, 10:45:57 AM
Just about haha but I sure smell good at the end of the day to make up for it !
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Post by: coxy on December 19, 2015, 07:14:30 PM
you must be smelling a lot like Christmas these days then  :) :)
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Post by: Woodhauler on December 19, 2015, 08:20:09 PM
Just about haha but I sure smell good at the end of the day to make up for it !
new market working out for you?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on December 20, 2015, 12:20:48 PM
Yeah, I'm going to call my first truck or two beggining of the week. Been raining here so it took me a longer then I would have liked to get some wood together.

Nice people too deal with too, thanks again for hooking me up.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on December 21, 2015, 09:31:33 AM
We cut a big old oak tree to slab for table tops, but I'm cutting mainly spruce for milling - building our own cottage and garage next year.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: highway on December 21, 2015, 09:53:12 AM
We cut a big old oak tree to slab for table tops, but I'm cutting mainly spruce for milling - building our own cottage and garage next year.

 

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I am curious, do you have trouble with blade deflection while cutting spruce?
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Post by: g_man on December 21, 2015, 10:07:55 AM
Finally have a little snow. Just started a new spot and it is a little softer than I had hoped. Won't be getting any better soon. Rain tomorrow and in the 50's Christmas Eve ????

 

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gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on December 21, 2015, 04:54:33 PM
We cut a big old oak tree to slab for table tops, but I'm cutting mainly spruce for milling - building our own cottage and garage next year.

 

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I am curious, do you have trouble with blade deflection while cutting spruce?

Not so far, we did on some pine with big knots once though.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: landscraper on December 21, 2015, 06:12:48 PM
Yeah the good ole UP. There was talk of moving us to a job that was 23 miles off the blacktop... Luckily that idea has passed. ha

A friend of mine runs truck and sent me a picture of a scale slip a few weeks back at 197,xxx lbs. He also sent me the picture at 4am after he just got unloaded. A lot of guys that run heavy like to run short with logs during the day, then really load on the pulp and run at night. Eventually they all get caught though.

If an 5 axle/18-wheel truck and trailer combo hauling logs got caught at 197,000 in Virginia without a trip permit to be over 80,000lbs the fine would be ..... $0.45 a pound (triple rate for being 50% over gross permitted) just for the overweight - so $52,650.00.  Then for each axle that was carrying over 20,000 there would be an additional $0.30-$0.90 per pound (sliding scale depending on how far over permitted weight each axle or axle group is) of excess axle weight.  So, add another insane amount.  By the way, those are the reduced fine amounts for forestry products.  It's 5 to 15 cents more a pound for other cargo types.   They run the scales somewhere in my county nearly every week.  The scale man has a creeper and a flashlight too. 
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Post by: 1270d on December 21, 2015, 06:37:38 PM
They are talking about 11 axle trucks, who are running 35k over or more ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: landscraper on December 21, 2015, 06:55:14 PM
They are talking about 11 axle trucks, who are running 35k over or more ;D

I figured something had to be way different because the only way you would get 197k on the road around here is with a jeep/jeep/stinger lowboy..  What is the max permitted weight on 11 axles then, 150-160?

Anything over 80k has to be permitted here because the state doesn't recognize more than 5 axles without a permit.  Anything that gets much over 110k has to have a trip route reviewed and permitted individually each time the truck makes the trip.  I've had trips flat rejected and told that the state would not issue a permit to travel that route at my requested weight.

I found some pics of Michigan log trucks and I see what you mean now.

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Post by: Dave Shepard on December 21, 2015, 07:14:13 PM
DOT has nothing on MSHA. I know a mine in VT that got a $35,000 fine for having a 1 1/4" knockout in a service panel not plugged off. :o
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Firewoodjoe on December 21, 2015, 07:15:47 PM
164,000 max Michigan weigt. That's with a minimum one tandem and three 9 foot spreads then 6 additional axles. That's the only combination to gross max. Most log trucks you see around here are 159,000 that's two 9 foot spreads and one tandem. Tandems are 32,000 9 foot spreads are 18,000 and any other axle is 13,000.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kylebal on December 21, 2015, 07:49:50 PM
http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6984
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Post by: lshobie on December 21, 2015, 08:01:41 PM
http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6984

Where in Ontario are you?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on December 21, 2015, 08:09:08 PM
kyle
You can put your pic up in your post by the following easy steps...

Go to your post, click "modify"

Click the line below the post window "Click here to add photo..." and a window will open where you can do a couple things... no need to upload the pic again.
Click the "My Gallery" tab in the menu line.  You will be taken to your gallery.

Click the pic you want (have three of what looks to be the same) and it will enlarge.

Just below the enlarged pic is a line called a URL,  click on that and it will highlight.

Do a copy (Alt-C) and then go back to your open post... do a Paste (Alt-V) and your pic will appear in your post when you click the Preview button. Then when the way you want it, click the Post button.

Hope this helps... nice loading rig..

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kylebal on December 21, 2015, 08:30:39 PM
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kylebal on December 21, 2015, 08:32:43 PM
Thanks for help got it figured out. I'm just outside Ottawa.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on December 21, 2015, 08:50:05 PM
DOT has nothing on MSHA. I know a mine in VT that got a $35,000 fine for having a 1 1/4" knockout in a service panel not plugged off. :o
We went 6yrs without a ticket, finally they where forced into giving us one on paperwork from the secretary. Getting ready to open a 3rd pit and I'm just going shaking my head sometimes. See if your smart you just keep throwing your track screen on the lowboy and park it out front at the end of the day.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on December 21, 2015, 08:52:44 PM
Thanks for help got it figured out. I'm just outside Ottawa.

Me too, west end carp area and past renfrew.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on December 21, 2015, 09:24:54 PM
kyle
You figured it out, but then you deleted the one pic that you posted from your gallery. So you end up with a blank in your post. The pic used in your post has to be the one that remains in your gallery.
You can fix it by modifying that post and put in the one in your gallery. But getting there.. nice truck.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Woodhauler on December 22, 2015, 06:30:50 AM


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This is the same little black box I get when I try to download something. Sorry to highjack the post but it was hard to explain in the technical section.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on December 26, 2015, 09:58:07 PM
I saved this pine from being turned into firewood, 38 inches at the butt and 50 feet long, some greying and pink spots as the top blew off it two years ago and its been standing dead for two years....I think I'll make wide plank flooring for the cottage with it.  What's the widest plank flooring youve seen?
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on December 27, 2015, 07:42:53 AM
Nice load! The knots in the pine always look neat.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on December 28, 2015, 08:20:57 PM
Finally getting stuff moved, did the 2 skidders +slasher yesterday in the rain, got her in this afternoon. 

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 Always a good day when they show up.  ;D  7140 on the first load.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on December 31, 2015, 06:15:20 AM
I always like moving day(except paying for it)! Nice load of logs. When I see a load of logs I think of all the hard work ,the money to be made, and what will become of the log and where they'll end up. Now a days it could end up in China. Does the logs that go to China say USA on them just like all the stuff from China says China? Nice job and work safe!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: concretecutter on December 31, 2015, 10:54:50 AM
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: concretecutter on December 31, 2015, 10:58:50 AM
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Load going out
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: concretecutter on December 31, 2015, 11:00:45 AM
Finally figured out how to load pictures these pictures were from last year 2014/2015 since than I have bought a 79 international s8a skidder with the 360 was to hard on the little 4400 John deere
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Post by: beenthere on December 31, 2015, 11:33:23 AM
Good on the pics.. right side up and all.  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chester_tree _farmah on December 31, 2015, 06:49:11 PM
Nice. A lot of work to make that pile with a small tractor.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: concretecutter on December 31, 2015, 07:52:58 PM
22 cords of pulp and 10 cords of saw logs it was work but fun
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on December 31, 2015, 08:23:47 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20151221_073953.jpg)  The guy down the road from me cutting redpine and spruce, 2 forwarders, grapple, loader and new processor, I wouldn't want the payment but man does he cut wood.
 

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Friend of mine running his 2040, that is a nice machine. 

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Took my cab off Tuesday and sent it out for new glass. 20mins it's off, kind of nice. 

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 Found that on my service truck, someone thinks they are cute.  :D

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 Finally got everything moved up in the woods, oak is coming back finally. Got 4 cameras up, way out in nowhere, rocky steep ground, hoping for a Mt-lion picture.  ;D. Only 10 days home, went to quick and too much mud to get alot done.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on December 31, 2015, 08:40:59 PM
22 cords of pulp and 10 cords of saw logs it was work but fun

 Nice pile, I've always wondered why it's never become popular out here to cut 8' and stack sideways.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 01, 2016, 08:59:57 PM
Started in on this Pine job. The woods is ok but the skid road is a mess. Freeze up can't come soon enough.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ohio_Bill on January 01, 2016, 09:20:38 PM
Love to have some pine like that .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: road_monkey on January 03, 2016, 09:42:04 AM
just draggin' some tops out for firewood

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on January 03, 2016, 02:05:11 PM
Like to see those pics of moving wood in the winter time on some snow.. and since I was a very small boy, I have been fascinated by tractor tire tracks in the snow... and still am.   :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 05, 2016, 06:21:52 AM
0 here this a.m. . Finally starting to freeze up a bit.




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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 05, 2016, 06:23:19 AM
Very nice old school Jack Road Monkey. 230, what year?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lynde37avery on January 05, 2016, 08:14:52 AM
Nice pine! I'm jealous.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lynde37avery on January 05, 2016, 08:30:23 AM
 

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I'm working Hemlock as usual.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 05, 2016, 04:21:31 PM
you have no snow  :D   cutting hemlock is better than sitting home doing nothing  :) 8) 8) just had to say that  nice looking skidder
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: road_monkey on January 05, 2016, 06:41:00 PM
David,   She's a 1965 225 A-R
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: road_monkey on January 05, 2016, 09:39:38 PM
lynde37avery,  sweet jack!! 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on January 07, 2016, 05:45:37 PM
Running firewood not too long ago  ;D

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: snowstorm on January 07, 2016, 05:55:39 PM
how long is the body on the f550? 84" cab to axle? looks like a longer wheelbase than my 60"ca
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on January 07, 2016, 05:58:56 PM
The bed is 10' and there's not quite 2' between it and the cab.  I've never measured the cab to axle length  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: snowstorm on January 07, 2016, 06:21:34 PM
mine is 60" ca with a 8ft m g combo sander body. the hoist is in the front so its a pretty tight fit. next time i would like a longer wheelbase. 12" longer would be good but ford dosent offer it
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Post by: brendonv on January 07, 2016, 06:22:16 PM
Cool!  What kinda processor is that?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on January 07, 2016, 07:12:07 PM
14-12 Block Buster and a Built Rite elevator  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on January 07, 2016, 08:16:04 PM
Your customers buy firewood at this time of the year ?       Nice pics !
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on January 07, 2016, 09:14:27 PM
That load was for me  ;) ;D  I've got about 40 cords on order right now.  It's all OWB wood.  I don't even attempt seasoned wood ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on January 09, 2016, 07:21:32 AM
Nice looking timber jacks!  Always thought that processing fire wood on the job was a good way to save a lot on trucking. Nice job! Work safe!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Bricklayer51 on January 09, 2016, 08:44:22 AM
Corley no dents in the roof?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on January 09, 2016, 09:28:12 AM
No dents in the roof but a broken windshield ;) ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 09, 2016, 06:21:02 PM
No dents in the roof but a broken windshield ;) ;D
been there done that  :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 10, 2016, 03:04:25 PM

Some of the nicer Pine I have ever cut.  Adding up nicely. Rain currently but freezing up again tonight.


 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on January 10, 2016, 03:54:15 PM
     Wow! Those are nice sticks! :o 8) I count it a privelege whenever I get to harvest timber like that ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: brendonv on January 10, 2016, 04:13:02 PM
Ill take a load.  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 10, 2016, 05:00:03 PM
This is the third job For this client. She has got nice timber to be cut and this lot has est 60 mbf on a small 10 acre section. Its' a prescription cut leaving some 12" pole wood( pine) and  all hardwoods. I guess I would call it a semi-shelterwood cut. A lot of directional felling and the Pine is good. And yes I have been waiting and wanting to cut this pine for a long time and that time is now here. A real privilege to be wackin and stackin this timber. The pic is two trees, lopped in half, 4 pieces =1,200 bd/ft scaled at landing ,not including pulp..





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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Woodhauler on January 10, 2016, 05:21:49 PM

Some of the nicer Pine I have ever cut.  Adding up nicely. Rain currently but freezing up again tonight.


 

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These end up in irvings in dixfield?
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Post by: madmari on January 10, 2016, 06:06:43 PM
Decent pine, but swammmmmppppy!
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22153/phone_328.jpg)
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Post by: David-L on January 10, 2016, 07:14:10 PM
Woodhauler, no they did not. If I had my own truck to load them on a trailer I might do a bit better than what i am getting from a somewhat local mill. Not many truckers around here to load trailer and by the time I pay them to load it's the same from the local mill. i feel it's better to keep a relationship going with the local mill as they have a good fair scale and I will be at this for a while still and having that relationship with them is important. Is Irving paying around $400 for this kind of Pine at the mill?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 10, 2016, 07:15:44 PM
Madmari, not frozen yet or are these earlier pics. was muddy here the whole month of DEC.
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Post by: ga jones on January 10, 2016, 07:28:54 PM
See your still running the timberjack David
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Post by: David-L on January 10, 2016, 07:53:05 PM
Didn't like the climb up and down on the Franklin. It was a nice machine though. Will most likely try for a 240 when I find the right one thats not to far away. trucking is a killer to get a machine here. Jacks running good though.
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Post by: ga jones on January 10, 2016, 10:02:08 PM
Good luck finding a 240 in good shape for the right price! There bringing crazy money around here.
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Post by: David-L on January 12, 2016, 08:46:22 PM
Still gettin into some good Pine. Even for slow poke me it adds up quick.



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Post by: Peter Drouin on January 12, 2016, 10:39:59 PM
Nice Pine Dave-L, What are the mills down there paying for nice stuff like that?
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Post by: David-L on January 13, 2016, 06:12:03 AM
Peter, #1 and better is paying just around $300 plus @ the mill. Wish it was more, it could be more maybe if I had a truck to load. Adds up quick so I wonder sometime if you are making just as much in good pine vs medioca hardwood. with cost of inputs so high and stumpage for pine like this it's a tough go. The mills haven't changed pine pricing that much in years. With no pulp for that extra check at the end of the job for fuel I am thinking this over always.
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Post by: ga jones on January 14, 2016, 06:12:19 PM
Got into some big stuff again 

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Post by: ga jones on January 14, 2016, 06:40:47 PM
Lmk if it's upside down
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Post by: coxy on January 14, 2016, 07:31:36 PM
its all good  :)
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Post by: ga jones on January 14, 2016, 07:44:22 PM
Thanks coxy
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Post by: timberlinetree on January 15, 2016, 06:07:40 AM
Really like seeing the pics of logging! Thanks for posting!This is the stream crossing( one of them). We are pulling 44' pulp logs while making  the skid roads/ staging area for when we start trying to squeeze some grade logs plus the pulp.

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We were going to cross on a old train track( cross or not thread but couldn't find it) but they chose this route. Work safe!
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Post by: David-L on January 15, 2016, 07:21:55 AM
Lookin good. Nice Jacks in those pics. The 360  and 230 look great. Wood pullers for sure.
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Post by: coxy on January 15, 2016, 07:33:21 AM
we use to put the logs the other way and cross but our DEC here wont let us its puts dirt in the water that fall through the cracks in the logs it getting to be crazy with all the new laws don't hurt the fish but its ok to starve our family  ???
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Post by: g_man on January 15, 2016, 05:16:04 PM
A couple more loads of Balsam Fir. The ice here with that fluff on top is treacherous. Every step is an adventure. Caulks have no bite with the snow.

 

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gg
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Post by: ehp on January 15, 2016, 08:47:43 PM
g_man, tell me about it , I think I spent more time on my butt and on my feet this week cutting in these deep guts and I even went as far as buying a set of ice climbing boots but still fall down and go boom :D
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Post by: craigc on January 15, 2016, 08:48:19 PM
Had to load logs in an interesting way. (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13918/2016011395140150.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 16, 2016, 09:37:28 PM
 

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Nothing to write home about, had to take those pictures to send to another logger who is always busting on me about being in the heated cab cutting.

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Started hacking away this morning at 0630, got a picture as I was changing a chain.

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First drag on this new job. Wish I had flat level ground to cut, the back half of this is about vertical and nasty with ledge rock. 

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It's 1 mile in from the town turnaround. I plowed this yrs ago with my 440D with 3-4' of snow on the road, hunter had died in a cabin up there. He was a big guy to begin with, and after a week he was a bit bigger, cut a hole in the cabin to get him out, and into the back of a ranger pickup he went.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on January 16, 2016, 09:47:11 PM
Oh yeah nice red. About time you get into some nice timber. 👍 Hope there's some hard maple like that too!!!
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Post by: ga jones on January 16, 2016, 09:53:57 PM
Craigc you could have rolled them in like Eustus on mtn men. LOL
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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 16, 2016, 10:48:24 PM
Oh yeah nice red. About time you get into some nice timber. 👍 Hope there's some hard maple like that too!!!
Fair amount of wood on this job, but like everything else around here it's been high graded and the garbage out weighs the good. They aren't bad oak, but I've got some stuff down the road to cut that will make you cry. 3-4' on the stump 3-4 log monsters.  :D. Some maple way up in back on the ledges, these are all 10-20-40 acre strips, I think this is 120 acre total in this spot, and I've got a few down the road. By next weekend I hope to have a woodpile picture worth posting.  ;)
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Post by: timberlinetree on January 17, 2016, 07:11:57 AM
Nice jobs! The land owner and forester took a walk(I wish I was there) and the land owner said there is some new regulation for some bat that will stop tree felling for a few months in the spring/summer? :-\ work safe!
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Post by: jwilly3879 on January 17, 2016, 02:25:52 PM
Second day on the new job. Couple of hours yesterday and 5 today. Maple and ash.

 

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Had some company

 

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37 acre lot, high graded in 1968. Nice to be in hardwood again.
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Post by: ga jones on January 17, 2016, 04:31:42 PM
Nice jwilly. Nice to see northern NY grade hardwoods for a change.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 17, 2016, 10:47:25 PM
 

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 Not bad for 1 day. Keep moving the slasher every few days, all done making a monster pile around the loader. About 400 cord here to cut and I can't truck it till good weather. Logs are going 1 mile out on the forwarder to be picked up.
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Post by: Maine logger88 on January 21, 2016, 04:42:07 PM
Some wood I cut back in the fall
 

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Brought the to the shop needed some welding changed the fluids filters and adjusted the valves
 

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Some pine I cut today abit small but decent stuff
 

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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 21, 2016, 05:43:23 PM
Good to see your working, out freezing with the rest of us.  :D
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Post by: Maine logger88 on January 21, 2016, 06:12:16 PM
Yeah after freezing today I'm starting to miss wrenching for my uncle in the nice warm garage lol
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Post by: ehp on January 21, 2016, 08:12:42 PM
this is what I cut and skidded today , I got everything bucked up and piled but 9 trees , long stuff and has pretty good scale per tree. I got 540 trees like this to cut on this job

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Post by: David-L on January 21, 2016, 09:13:13 PM
Two more weeks of Pine then starting a large red Oak job. $$$$



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 21, 2016, 10:38:27 PM
 

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 Ran out of room on the landing so I hacked away.  ;D

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 Works good when it starts, cummins powered equipment is cold blooded. At 5 degrees my generator didn't even want to stay running, threw my hands up. 

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 My good sawlogs pile, 1 mile out on the forwarder, hopefully have 2lds sitting there for monday. 

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 This lot is nothing to write home about, been high graded a few times, and way up on top of the knob. Cabin site just to the right so this is getting a full haircut in that area. Wish I had lot of good logs to cut.  :D

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 Got my 14K dollar piston back, figured you guys would get a kick out of that. Swing the engine back in on saturday. Be back at it again tomorrow morning.  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on January 22, 2016, 10:24:38 AM
A few logs from last weekend

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Post by: ehp on January 22, 2016, 01:13:24 PM
I donot get much of a chance to get pictures of logs in a pile , pretty much as fast as I put them there the log truck takes them away and I like that  8), Log truck just with 8000 feet of red oak this morning , got about 4000 feet of hard maple left and 1200 feet of good hard maple veneer , that's a pretty good day for this old over the hill guy
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Post by: jwilly3879 on January 22, 2016, 07:14:23 PM
Nice work Alex.
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Post by: timberlinetree on January 23, 2016, 04:22:37 AM
Those are some nice jobs pic! We are cutting pulp and a few logs.  Around a 25 ton load.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0121160723a.jpg) work safe!
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Post by: ehp on January 25, 2016, 07:00:49 PM
stuff I cutup and piled before lunch , one hour later it was gone but the veneer

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 25, 2016, 07:02:01 PM
other side

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Post by: ehp on January 25, 2016, 07:02:58 PM
stuff waiting for their long truck ride south 

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Post by: Ed_K on January 25, 2016, 07:33:13 PM
what would cause this?
 

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 Butt end pict.
 

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 tip end 2nd log.
 

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 The whole tree to the first branch is like this, I've never seen this in oak.
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Post by: OH logger on January 25, 2016, 08:15:09 PM
lightning or wind shake maybe. did the bark show it at all??
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Post by: jwilly3879 on January 25, 2016, 08:38:34 PM
Got the loader moved to the new job and stacked up the wood from last weekend. Everything from the back of the loader is logs.

 

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Not as nice as ehp's or Alex's but it is what it is. Now waiting on the log buyer.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 26, 2016, 07:24:53 AM
 That's still a real nice pile of wood. I only shipped 5300ft yesterday because last week was so cold.
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Post by: ehp on January 26, 2016, 07:52:42 AM
nothing wrong with those logs, they got a nice heart in them , I had a ok week last week, just over 33,000 feet of grade logs , this week is not looking so good, it rained a lot more than what they were calling for
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 26, 2016, 10:18:02 AM
what would cause this?


Sure looks like lightning hit near that first branch. Enough electricity to crack the tree at the cambium, but not kill it. Then the tree keeps growing with that internal burn mark. It seems most of the blast is on one side radiating away from that to little damage on the opposite side. I had a walnut that was somewhat similar, but the bark was partly blown away high in the tree, not below. Similar burn pattern all the way down to the ground.
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Post by: Ed_K on January 26, 2016, 11:12:42 AM
 Forester thinks lighting or fire, we counted 16 rings back to the damage, and landowner doesn't remember any fires back to when he bought it in 87. I didn't see any damage in the top, going to look again tho. I thought it was going to have some veneer before cutting it  >:( :( .
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Post by: xalexjx on January 26, 2016, 05:28:31 PM
Got the loader moved to the new job and stacked up the wood from last weekend. Everything from the back of the loader is logs.

 

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Not as nice as ehp's or Alex's but it is what it is. Now waiting on the log buyer.

not bad looking logs at all, hm usually pays pretty consistent, if you see my pile from last week you week you would laugh, lot of white birch and black ash, a few logs here and there but mostly pulp. Had the 450 stuck weekend before last and couldnt bring myself to snap a picture, glad I had an excavator close by.  :D
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Post by: Plankton on January 26, 2016, 07:15:20 PM
30" on the stump spruce, not big for anything else but the biggest spruce so far on this job.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20160126_134110.jpg)

Clark 664 with a turn
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Post by: venice on January 28, 2016, 01:41:48 PM
what would cause this?
 The whole tree to the first branch is like this, I've never seen this in oak.

Could be a "moon ring" as we call it in german. Caused by a sudden and strong freeze. Mostly seen ín hardwood like oak or ash.

venice
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on January 28, 2016, 05:34:20 PM
Log buyer came today. Looking back toward my house.

 

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Buyer at work

 

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3515 bf he bought

 

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loadin' up

 

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Post by: lumberjack48 on January 28, 2016, 06:04:30 PM
  I loved cutting big Spruce like this in -20, -30, no limbing. Fall it, hook it, and head for the landing. A one man band can pull a lot of wood in one day.
30" on the stump spruce, not big for anything else but the biggest spruce so far on this job.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20160126_134110.jpg)

Clark 664 with a turn
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20160126_15475828029.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on January 28, 2016, 06:11:58 PM
Dueling Loaders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nt6yOJg2Ks
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Post by: grassfed on January 28, 2016, 07:01:40 PM
I am working in a wetter area on my property. There is mostly fir spruce cedar and Aspen.
I managed to get my main skid trails cut and frozen in just in time for last week's hard freeze. The area I am working on is about 15-20 acres and is bordered by a stream. A few spots have blowdown and most of the aspen is long in the tooth. I have shipped 40 cords of aspen pulp while I built my trails and I hope to cut another 100-150 more before thaw. I should also get 10-20mbf of fir sawlogs and maybe 3-5mbf of cedar. I'll try to get a picture of the landing tomorrow 

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This is a closeup of the same hitch for scale. This is a full load for the 440B

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The Beavers had started on this one  ;D
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 28, 2016, 07:15:33 PM
nice stuff, I got no pictures today but did cut some pretty nice hard maple, cherry and hickory today , cut 32 trees and piled out 25 veneer butt logs .
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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 28, 2016, 10:03:45 PM
 

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 Not bad for 2.5 days, have 5 days in the job total so far. Went on a cutting spree this afternoon, 2 hrs in the timbco is about all I can get with the 460 in a long day. 

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 Had a tri-axle load to far out of reach, and cracked a bunk on my forwarder monday. Road is to icy for me to bring my truck up, use the next best thing.  :D
 

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Start my day in the dark and and end it in the dark walking out from cutting. Been sawing 2 hrs every night when I get done in the woods, behind about 100 bundles of grade stakes in January which is uncommon. This is a nice stick of black Walnut we where sawing for a friend. 

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 Wish I had some of these slabs for countertop in my store.  :o  got 4x 8 quarter and quite a few 5 quarter out of it, been inside for 2yrs under cover so she was a bit dry to saw.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 31, 2016, 05:43:27 PM
Log truck has not been here sense Thursday so this is what I cut after that , no cutting today , 50 degrees out and raining 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00959.JPG) , got about 8,000 more feet out at other landing
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 31, 2016, 05:45:37 PM
high grade loaded on small truck that goes over to where they load the tractor trailers that head to USA

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 31, 2016, 05:47:42 PM
so close to 50,000 feet this week which is a lot better than I thought but I donot think I will be doing much until maybe Friday with all this rain and mud
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 31, 2016, 08:51:50 PM
that's funny your logs go to the US  some of mine go to Canada  ???
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 31, 2016, 09:47:30 PM
so close to 50,000 feet this week which is a lot better than I thought but I donot think I will be doing much until maybe Friday with all this rain and mud
You sure do cut some nice stuff. I couldn't cut 50k ft a week around here if I worked like a man on fire, that's covering some pile of ground, I may ship 20-25k from last week and that was a great week for me. How's that forwarder treating you ?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: henry co. on January 31, 2016, 10:34:34 PM
so close to 50,000 feet this week which is a lot better than I thought but I donot think I will be doing much until maybe Friday with all this rain and mud
Man thats a lot of wood how much is that worth
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: grassfed on February 01, 2016, 08:44:20 AM
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Some of the pulp from last week getting loaded this morning. I am going to cut some softwood for a few days so I can brush in any spots that thaw. I think that it will stay frozen enough here to keep going but you never know.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 01, 2016, 05:14:54 PM
that is a good week for me and lots of weeks I'm no where close to that , day starts around 4 am and I get home 9 to 10 at night and I work if weather lets me 7 days a week so per day its not that much and remember a tree with 200 feet in it is very small here , we have very strict bylaws and leave at more timber than what we cut and recut about every 10 years . How much is that worth , we will see but that small load of veneer was just over 10 grand ,
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 01, 2016, 05:25:17 PM
Barge, the forwarder seems pretty good . you cannot walk around those logs today with the 50 degree heat and rain but that forwarder drives around fully loaded like its on pavement , does not spin a wheel and I have not had the rearend lock in yet . I'm forwardering 5/8 of a mile right now , machine starts in cold weather very well so I'm happy with it , yes its not new but I did not spend new sticker price either
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 01, 2016, 06:27:37 PM
We are in a stand of really nice wood at the moment.   Nearly 100 acres of predominately spruce.  We are cutting 10,12 and 16' logs down to a 4" top.  Some of the best cutting I have had for quite some time.   Most of the stand is stocked with spruce a bit smaller and thicker than the picture shows but I couldn't resist taking a shot of that small patch. 

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Post by: ga jones on February 01, 2016, 07:16:51 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~10.jpeg) everyone is getting into nice wood. Wish the weather would get better
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 01, 2016, 08:52:27 PM
 Yesterday wasn't to productive but wasn't bad. Went and walked a decent sized sale locally, it's only going out to 3 guys because they are having the big cut in 5 yrs and don't want it all smashed up. That wasn't a good stick but I bet I walked past 3mil ft of real nice big stuff. 

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 Cutting this lowgrade lot, not real great for sawlogs and the firewood is marginal at best. My pile after 7 good days so far. 

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 Hopefully have 500 cord laid up in there next time home, alot of dying beech and iffy soft maple, the good oak got hammered off 20 yrs ago.
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Post by: coxy on February 02, 2016, 07:16:21 AM
Barge you can learn to run that delimber on that tree  :D :D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2016, 05:36:09 AM
Barge you can learn to run that delimber on that tree  :D :D
I just got a couple more big hemlock jobs, I'm not to sore about it not leaving. Mechanic is putting handles on it, biggest problem is moving it, she is heavy.  :D
 

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 Working around all the nice small young oak. 

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 I've got just enough time to throw 6-7 more on the ground before the skidder is right on top again. Doesn't take long to fill the header with those hitches.  8)
 

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That one had alot of back lean and that took some work to get her to fall over the wall and not into the good stuff behind it. I've got another job down the road with 200 oak that make these look small.  ;D  on the train heading back to the boat, only 4-5 more hitches and I'm done.  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 03, 2016, 08:34:57 AM
Nice stuff,Barge monkey.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2016, 05:49:57 PM
Nice stuff,Barge monkey.
I try, but I think you guys are cutting nicer stuff. You been hauling much ?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OH logger on February 03, 2016, 07:51:55 PM
whats the stone wall for in the middle of the woods barge?? none of them around here. and when u give up the barge are you gonna change your name to woods monkey, grease monkey, firewood monkey or what?? :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2016, 08:09:13 PM
 That's actually a small stone wall for around here, we have a few around 4x 8 that stretch for a long ways. Our farm has some unique ones, and quite a few stone mounds, odd for around here.
 Haven't figured out what I should change it to, but I appreciate the suggestions.  :D. Had a lovely walk thru the projects of newark NJ this morning after the cab driver couldn't find the oil terminal, then just go to lay down and we lose a pto on the STBD 8.3 cummins pump engine, one tired monkey right now. I like the people I work for but we keep stuff wrapped together with tape and bubblegum quite a bit, a direct opposite of how we run our show at home.  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OH logger on February 03, 2016, 08:26:26 PM
what were the walls for? seems a lot harder to put one of those up over a woven wire fence. they had a reason obviously just I don't know why
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on February 03, 2016, 08:33:38 PM
There reason would be woven wire wasn't invented yet :)

The stone walls in new england and new York were put up a looong time ago. Stone fences is there proper name. For livestock fencing in and the walls that are piles of small rocks were around planted feilds. Every year farmers got a crop of rocks with the spring tilling and used a stone boat to sled them to the edges of the feilds.

Nicer walls like in barge monkeys photo were made from the large rocks from the initial clearing making hay fields or pastures from the woods or just made nicely to last as long as they have for a good fence.

My friends farm has a huge pile of boulders the size of small cars that were dumped off the edge of a flat feild above the house, by men and oxen in the early 1800s

Part of the reason why towns like mine have less population now then they did before the civil war. Too many rocks! They all went west to better ground and left the hilltop farms here.
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Post by: beenthere on February 03, 2016, 09:08:13 PM
NW Ohio must not have rocks...  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on February 03, 2016, 09:13:39 PM
I have no idea about that area of stone wall. But I have many stone walls throughout my woods. I know where there was 2 homes on my land. Farming was diffeant than,they did not have 100 acres of fields. I have woods where there was a so called field. I say so called,because they use to work around the rocks and I mean big rocks. I am claiming back an old so called field. I can dig out small rocks around a big rock. Seem like they would throw the smaller rocks around a rock they could not move. I have a big pile of smaller rocks out in the woods that was done many,many years ago.Might be about 20 feet across and maybe 2-3 feet deep of rocks. Those stone walls was also boundary lines too. Farms was small around here,for most families. Like my Grandparents,they never had much livestock,just enough to get them by and to live off from.With only about 20 acres of fields to produce hay,not alot of feed to get animals through the winter months.My grandparents field are smooth,but where some of the stone walls are up in the woods,the fields are rough and I mean rough. Years ago they use to mow by hand,rake by hand,so they could work around all the uneven places. There was many small farms on this road. They would come to my Grandparents and ask if they wanted to buy their farm. My Father would tell me the story of how one family left with every thing they owned in a hay wagon. Once someone wanted to rent a place and my Grandpaernts told them,we will have to move the hay out first.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 03, 2016, 09:47:23 PM
Stone fence is big all through the north east.  Most of the walls in this area are only 2 feet tall. You would ask yourself how could a 2 foot wall hold in farm animals. They would construct small fences of wood on top of the walls in order to keep Them in.  Removing stonewalls and selling them to the big cities for landscape is big business now .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 03, 2016, 09:48:16 PM
Yes barge monkey I have been hauling quite a bit of firewood and pallet logs
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 03, 2016, 09:57:51 PM
I know in this state and southern New York there is stone fence in every wood lot and and farm I've ever been in.it would be odd not to see it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OH logger on February 04, 2016, 08:56:36 AM
that's interesting. we don't have many rocks here but I am workin around Dayton ohio and they have boulders there...big ones. the egdes of the woods and especially the corners of woods have big piles in them from years ago when they cleared the woods and turned them into farmland. they pushed/drug/shoved/cussed the rocks to the edge of the clearing which is now the woods edge. and I think loggin is tough work. we have it easy compared to what they did. ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 04, 2016, 02:00:05 PM
 Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on February 04, 2016, 05:17:41 PM
about 6-7 years ago I was told by a guy that was 98y old that the walls u see with a row of flat with a point sticking up was to hold goats in something about there bellys would rub on the points and they would back down and not go over  :-\ his familys farm had about 3miles of walls like that      and apparently that's what they told him     the hole farm was 1200a with about 500 of it woods and I was TOLD NOT TO DAMAGE ANY OF THE WALLS  or I was going to get his#10 boot up my      :o :o :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 04, 2016, 06:05:56 PM
 I know in VT alot of the foresters make you fix a wall if you damage it. I try to avoid disturbing them, but it was the wall or 5-6x small oak.  :D this private road is all chopped up in 10-40 acre parcels, DEP owns about 1/2 of it, was cut about 20 yrs ago quick, it's getting the real haircut this time.   ;) 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on February 04, 2016, 06:20:22 PM
I have "heard" that about stone walls here to. But that might be a property line stone wall too. I have some that go through the woods,but I own both sides of the wall.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: snowstorm on February 04, 2016, 06:53:05 PM
a few yrs back there was talk of passing a law against removing stone walls. about the time the rich an famous from camden thought it would look nice to have new stone walls built from old walls. the rocks had to have the weathered look and if it had moss on it it was worth much more. i hauled a load of rock to great cranberry island down off northeast harbor. 14yds placed in the dump body by hand. the ferry turned out to be a barge just big enought for the truck lashed to a 28ft wooden lobster boat
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: DRB on February 04, 2016, 10:46:52 PM
Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

I think people were just tougher then, my Great Great Great grandparents are buried in Shoharie county NY.  He only lived to 61 dying in 1840 but she died in 1871 at 90. At least 6  of their 12 kids lived past 80 but one only made 12 days.   The fields back there grow rocks.  Every spring plowing there would be a new set of rocks.  You could never clear a field completely the frost pushed them up during the winter. It would have been very much a struggle to farm.  Its why my great great Grandfather moved to NW Ohio there are almost no rocks there the land is easy to farm once the 5 to 6 foot Diameter oaks had been cleared. If I remember my geography correct Northern NY state is where the glaciers from the last ice age melted leaving rocks everywhere. Now the part of NW Ohio I came from was once the bottom of Lake Erie and is all sediment from that.
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Post by: David-L on February 05, 2016, 06:32:06 AM
Some people see a pile of rocks that equate to dollar signs, I see history that was built by farmers and early landowners who were living off the land. Can't tell anyone else what to do but all the walls on my property are here to stay as it's written in my will for perpetuity.
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Post by: beenthere on February 05, 2016, 10:18:06 AM
Quote
Can't tell anyone else what to do but all the walls on my property are here to stay as it's written in my will for perpetuity.

And that perpetuity ends when someone else becomes owner.   ;)  Right?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 05, 2016, 10:59:41 AM
Yep this is what I cut this week,  8) not a single tree , way to wet
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 05, 2016, 11:13:48 AM
Yep this is what I cut this week,  8) not a single tree , way to wet
I like that,  :D  no shame in your game.
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Post by: Lumberjohn on February 05, 2016, 11:36:04 AM
Doesnt hurt to metal detect around them, owners sometimes hid money and such in them. Im sure kids/people played on them sometimes loosing change. I have some around my area and they are a beauty, for sure. They sure have lost their shape over time though.
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Post by: g_man on February 05, 2016, 04:33:06 PM
Our town was sectioned off into 100 acres parcels 1500' by 3000' way back. Most of these boundaries are rock walls so you get straight walls going for miles. Disappearing and then reappearing. Plus all the farm walls too. I like them. I have a 100 A boundary wall. In the past a skidder just ran over it on a main trail. Spread rocks all over. I could barely get my tractor through there for all the rocks so I pushed a hole thru with my TD7 and then rebuilt the wall in respect for the old timers who first built it. Now I have a nice old wall and a good trail.

 

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Post by: coxy on February 05, 2016, 06:35:22 PM
them old timers shur  new how to lay round rocks flat  never seen a wall like what you have with all the rounds and there big
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OH logger on February 05, 2016, 08:30:45 PM
Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

I think people were just tougher then, my Great Great Great grandparents are buried in Shoharie county NY.  He only lived to 61 dying in 1840 but she died in 1871 at 90. At least 6  of their 12 kids lived past 80 but one only made 12 days.   The fields back there grow rocks.  Every spring plowing there would be a new set of rocks.  You could never clear a field completely the frost pushed them up during the winter. It would have been very much a struggle to farm.  Its why my great great Grandfather moved to NW Ohio there are almost no rocks there the land is easy to farm once the 5 to 6 foot Diameter oaks had been cleared. If I remember my geography correct Northern NY state is where the glaciers from the last ice age melted leaving rocks everywhere. Now the part of NW Ohio I came from was once the bottom of Lake Erie and is all sediment from that.

where did you come from in NW ohio??
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Post by: thecfarm on February 05, 2016, 08:59:42 PM
coxy,pay g-man a visit to see his stone walls and than come see mine.  ;D  His look like mine. I had a real pretty wall where I had the house built. Really the best looking one on my land. Most rocks was just about the size of my head and the wall was built about 4 feet wide and about 3 feet high. Most of mine have all sizes in them. My Father had a couple fields rocked after The War. There are some bigs ones along the wall now.
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Post by: DRB on February 05, 2016, 10:56:35 PM
Im in schoharie county which is loaded with rock, especially the southern end. Old foundations and cemeteries everywhere, especially on the large chunks of state land. Life had to be pretty tough back then, I think if you made 30 yrs old you where doing pretty good.  :D

I think people were just tougher then, my Great Great Great grandparents are buried in Shoharie county NY.  He only lived to 61 dying in 1840 but she died in 1871 at 90. At least 6  of their 12 kids lived past 80 but one only made 12 days.   The fields back there grow rocks.  Every spring plowing there would be a new set of rocks.  You could never clear a field completely the frost pushed them up during the winter. It would have been very much a struggle to farm.  Its why my great great Grandfather moved to NW Ohio there are almost no rocks there the land is easy to farm once the 5 to 6 foot Diameter oaks had been cleared. If I remember my geography correct Northern NY state is where the glaciers from the last ice age melted leaving rocks everywhere. Now the part of NW Ohio I came from was once the bottom of Lake Erie and is all sediment from that.

where did you come from in NW ohio??

Waterville
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Post by: Peter Drouin on February 06, 2016, 06:04:55 AM
Looking at the walls will tell you if the land around was plowed or not.
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Post by: g_man on February 06, 2016, 08:34:44 AM
Been working on a view to the north enhancement cut. The view is thru a narrow band of pine on the right side of the trail. I started by removing the hardwood from the pine.  A little video doing that. We had snow a week ago.

http://youtu.be/wdWyFfLLQr4

I thought I might make it around those small fir but no. Rather than try to mow them over and leave a mess in the middle of the trail I walked down and cut them. Then let the hitch push them to the side off the trail.

http://youtu.be/zhpBKKIfH88

Up top on my landing.

 

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Then on the left side of the trail I am cutting a clear patch. Set up the snatch block in the corner and started clearing left to right. Down to bare ground now but it is still solid even with the warm rain we had. I had to let it rest a while though. The clearing is deeper than it looks because the hill drops off so quick.  You can't see all the tops I left. This is yesterday. Tractor in the same spot.

 

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gg
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Post by: coxy on February 06, 2016, 11:20:47 AM
for a small winch that thing pulls good  I say small compared to the skidder  I like how you use the strap on the snatch block so not to bark the trees  :) be safe       coxy
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 06, 2016, 11:35:32 AM
G-Man- you do nice work.  ;)
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Post by: thecfarm on February 06, 2016, 05:19:55 PM
That looks good. I bought back 7 acres of The Farm. I might of cleared off a ½ acre. There was mostly hardwood. Sold it for pulp. The little softwood went into a burn pile. This was all before the OWB. Cut the stumps down low and we are mowing it. I am working on getting the rocks out of it. Slow on digging the rocks out. Some was on top of the ground and not much bigger than my head. Only mowed around them for almost 10 years.  ::) Am just about done where I can mow. I've been doing some with a push mower because it's so rough. It's a hard place to do much,all my water goes down there and stops. Now we can see the field across the road from the house. I hope to level out some of it this year. It's a on going project.
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 07, 2016, 05:06:34 PM
A load of hardwood logs leaving for the mill

 

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Nine hours this weekend for a nice pile of Hemlock pulp

 

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Post by: finding the trail on February 07, 2016, 06:41:19 PM
  Nice job, you guys are awesome.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 07, 2016, 06:59:59 PM
Some nice sized hemlock, it's all shaky ???
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 07, 2016, 08:52:32 PM
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 07, 2016, 09:04:20 PM
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.
Still a nice pile for 9hrs. Still so much big old hemlock out there. You having trouble getting loads thru right now ? Didn't know how much wood they had sitting there.
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Post by: barbender on February 07, 2016, 09:07:04 PM
    Swamp landing, with the old Dodge for perspective ;) This job has Aspen, Black Spruce, Tamarack,  Balsam, and a little Birch and Black Ash.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20160130_162441~0.jpg)
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 07, 2016, 09:22:04 PM
Finch has a lot of wood in the yard but the trucker said they are afraid of an early breakup. Just started to freeze up the skid roads here but there is also a lot of water in the ground.

Cut up all that pulp and only had to sharpen 3 times, that was nice.
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Post by: thecfarm on February 07, 2016, 09:30:56 PM
$102 a cord is good.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 07, 2016, 09:40:21 PM
 I like CTL pictures like that.  ;)  watched this guy down the road just walk thru 2+ million ft of redpine in a very short period of time, told me he was doing 100mbdft a day average without pushing it, I felt like a child who just watched his dog get run over. I've been on so many lowgrade lots lately I wouldn't know what good wood looks like.
 I've been averaging 800 ish a load for hemlock pulp sent up north, none on these next couple jobs, kind of hemlock-ed out.  :D
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Post by: barbender on February 07, 2016, 09:48:05 PM
    And my helper Walt-

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20160129_094952.jpg)

He comes with me most days, the last few days I ran another guy's machine so I left Walt home (trying to be conscientious ). Walt didn't like it one bit, my wife said he went around the house whining all day :( :D
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Post by: barbender on February 07, 2016, 09:55:57 PM
     Barge, we pretty much just speak in cords up here, whenever we get into mbf we're all scratching our heads trying to make sense of it  :P :D  100mbf would be around 200 cords, right? That is killer production, it must have been pine in the 18-22" dbh range? We had a final felling of some really nice Red pine once with our big harvester (Ponsse Bear). There were 2 forwarders behind him, AND a grapple skidder skidding poles out :o They were figuring he was cutting 300 cords a day if I remember correctly.
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Post by: Decked on February 07, 2016, 09:59:01 PM
He looks like Yoda, trying to get that "force" to work    :D
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Post by: barbender on February 07, 2016, 10:04:23 PM
     This site had a lot of blowdown on it, so a feller buncher was brought in to go ahead of the processor. We don't often do this, and with a new kid in the buncher, I don't know if we gained anything. The sale had been hit by straight line winds, after the buncher went through it looked like a tornado had also passed through :)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20160127_095846.jpg)

     Decked, poor ol' Walt isn't much to look at. I heard down south he would be referred to as "bless his heart" ugly  ;D
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Post by: Corley5 on February 07, 2016, 10:17:08 PM
What lineage is Walt?  Pug? Boston Terrier?  We've got a Pug.  She's puggly  ;) ;D
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 07, 2016, 10:32:06 PM
NW Ohio must not have rocks...  ;D

I can tell you we had plenty there when I grew up. Minnesota was worse. The big one there was the size of a small house. :-\
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Post by: barbender on February 07, 2016, 11:08:20 PM
What lineage is Walt?  Pug? Boston Terrier?  We've got a Pug.  She's puggly  ;) ;D

     Walt is a "Bugg", a Boston Terrier/Pug cross. His brother, Oscar, is also part of the family.  Oscar has more of the "so ugly he's cute" thing going on, where poor Walt is so ugly you feel sorry for him. He has quite an under bite, so his bottom teeth usually stick out- unless, of course, his tongue is sticking out (which it usually is) ;)

     Mesquite, what part of MN did you live in?  We have a pretty wide variety of soil types thanks to the glaciers. We live on sand, no rocks at all. Other areas, nothing but rocks.
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Post by: ga jones on February 08, 2016, 03:21:00 PM
Boy that's a pile of wood barbender!!😊
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Post by: Dave Shepard on February 08, 2016, 05:05:16 PM
$102 a cord is about $200 a thousand Int. right? That's about what good pine sawlogs bring around here delivered to the yard, at least the last time I looked into it.
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Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 08, 2016, 05:17:21 PM
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.
how many tons would your cord way?
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 08, 2016, 05:55:04 PM
I believe it is 2.55 ton/cord. I will update when I get the slip from the trucker.
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Post by: David-L on February 08, 2016, 08:30:47 PM
 Wrappin up this Pine lot this week I hope and on to the Red Oak.


 

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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 08, 2016, 08:52:39 PM
 The boards I can saw out of pine like that.  :D That's some nice looking stuff. 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 09, 2016, 04:39:24 PM
I walk by lots of nice white pine here cause the stumpage is so high you cannot make much money on it , $375/$385 per 1000 is going stumpage rate here for white pine
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Post by: ehp on February 09, 2016, 04:52:14 PM
We donot cut much firewood either , pretty much everything is sawlogs . I do not think I would cut 6 bush cord of wood logs a month . With this bigger maple oak you go up the tree and then about 10 to 12 inches in diameter the tree just shoots out
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Post by: Maine logger88 on February 09, 2016, 05:01:15 PM
I walk by lots of nice white pine here cause the stumpage is so high you cannot make much money on it , $375/$385 per 1000 is going stumpage rate here for white pine

Wow that's around what we get delivered to the mill here lol.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on February 09, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
I walk by lots of nice white pine here cause the stumpage is so high you cannot make much money on it , $375/$385 per 1000 is going stumpage rate here for white pine

That's crazy high, no wonder it's still standing! That's on the higher end of pine at the mill around here. At those rates you'd lose money cutting it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on February 09, 2016, 05:36:50 PM
@ehp
 Not to come off aggressive or insulting,  but when you say all you cut are sawlogs, it sounds like you are high grading  like crazy. If you don't cut the low grade trees (firewood) with the saw timber then how are you improving the wood lot for generations to come?
 Here in VT we cut a huge amount  of low grade with some sawtimber mixed in, a direct result of my predecessors only cutting.the cream.  I would say we cut 3:1 pulp/firewood to logs. Sometimes 2:1 but rarely...
  Maybe your.markets dictate this? Care to comment?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: venice on February 09, 2016, 06:10:48 PM
Might be a better forestry management practice in general. Aiming for high quality logs instead of short term rotation of inventory? If the right trees are growing on the right soil in combination with no pressure to make a quick profit every couple years. Way to go.

Maybe the foresters in his area did a good job growing quality instead of firewood.

Just a thought. venice
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 09, 2016, 06:24:01 PM
I am cutting the low grade which is very good wood, you should see what I leave, you leave a lot of veneer  !, Every tree that is cut has to be released by the by-law . Where I cut is very regulated and you are watched very close . You cannot just walk in here and go logging , to the west of me yes you can but not here . I was 2 months before they gave me the right to start cutting timber when I came here to log . I was checked 21 days straight the first job to make sure I was doing what I was to be doing . When I finished cutting a bush the basal is still very high and the bush looks very good . They want us to be back cutting again every 8 to 10 years here and taking around 3500 plus feet per acre out . Timber grows very fast here and until you see it , its hard to believe . Red oak averages over a inch a year , same with maple . Lots of what I cut is 40 years old or less but still a good size tree
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 09, 2016, 06:33:05 PM
we use to get $750/1000 for the log home pine but not no more . Any thing 18 foot or longer with a 14 inch top that's straight we get $600 at the mill but still  have to take trucking out of that . Nope at that stumpage your not going to get rich fast , may not even be able to eat if your only cutting white pine  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: millcreek40 on February 09, 2016, 06:44:37 PM
Selling pine here for $260 a thousand delivered. $80 stumpage
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 09, 2016, 06:46:35 PM
Scotch pine we get that price but its suppose to go up
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on February 09, 2016, 08:45:40 PM
Ayup,agree on the white pine delivery price here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on February 09, 2016, 10:36:47 PM
@ ehp. Thanks for the reply. Sounds like you guys are doing some great forestry. Long term management is a thing of beauty. You are fortunate to be in good timber with sound and strict management. 
  I'm 30 now, and in 25 or 30 years I would like to think that the lots I've been working will be ready for the next harvest. And those crop trees we worked so hard to keep intact will be ready.
  So is it provincial laws that keep you in check or other localized regulations?  It sounds like a pain, but worth it for the woods and for you!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chep on February 09, 2016, 10:38:50 PM
Friendly discussion of regional forest management is why I'm here on this great forum! 8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OntarioAl on February 09, 2016, 11:14:55 PM
ehp
What county are you logging in with the bylaw controlling logging?

Chep
In Ontario there are several Provincial laws that give the lower levels of government (Counties, Municipalities Townships  ) the right  to pass bylaws dealing with timber management on private land.
Al
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 10, 2016, 08:39:09 PM
$280 to $300 plus @ the mill with $100 stumpage for #1 and better and $25 for #2 and lower and I get the pulp for cleaning it up. I am averaging $140 to $150 in my pocket before expences. Love cutting pine but even the good stuff is not a real money maker but it does add up fast.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/more_pine_1-9-16.jpg)



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/240_up_close.jpg) 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 10, 2016, 09:08:56 PM
Nice pine David. Your right it ads up fast.. Good to see someone put a tree pusher on the arch for ya too.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 10, 2016, 09:38:35 PM
Used it on some leaners headin for the brook. Works well with the power shift.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: concretecutter on February 11, 2016, 08:59:09 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35813/image~5.jpeg) Skidder is working out great
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on February 12, 2016, 07:56:02 AM
 don't shoot me I have to ask why do some of you make your piles long and low how come you don't push them up higher  I never have a landing that big I would get lost on yours  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 12, 2016, 02:56:39 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20160212_115710.jpg)
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20160212_123017.jpg)
 What happens when people touch things and don't check their work.  >:(  back to hammering next week.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: beenthere on February 12, 2016, 03:22:56 PM
BM
I'll bite,  what are we seeing in the pics of the engine with valve cover off?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 12, 2016, 03:29:46 PM
injector line leaking?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 12, 2016, 03:41:48 PM
 So many guys talk detroit on the FF I figured I would post some pics every once in a while. I'm no detroit wizard, did a little in school and did a 4 day class in FL, they are slowly becoming extinct.
 Just leaking jumpers, just irritating things that shouldn't happen. 1 happens, 3-4 is a bit much. Someone swapped injectors, jumpers and a governor and didn't check for leaks when done.  :D  that engine got a dirty rebuild a few months ago, the one behind it is up to 1 gal a day of oil consumption / drip, try and get 3-4k hrs more out of it, has 36k already.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on February 12, 2016, 07:33:24 PM
So many guys talk detroit on the FF I figured I would post some pics every once in a while. I'm no detroit wizard, did a little in school and did a 4 day class in FL, they are slowly becoming extinct.
 Just leaking jumpers, just irritating things that shouldn't happen. 1 happens, 3-4 is a bit much. Someone swapped injectors, jumpers and a governor and didn't check for leaks when done.  :D  that engine got a dirty rebuild a few months ago, the one behind it is up to 1 gal a day of oil consumption / drip, try and get 3-4k hrs more out of it, has 36k already.
they look like copper lines? never seen that before.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 12, 2016, 08:19:20 PM
Those crossover lines are prone to cracking. That can happen at anytime.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 12, 2016, 08:22:11 PM
Early GM 671??
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on February 12, 2016, 08:30:35 PM
Oh yeah oil bath air cleaners water cooled manifold ..GM 671 I'd say
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 12, 2016, 09:05:47 PM
don't shoot me I have to ask why do some of you make your piles long and low how come you don't push them up higher  I never have a landing that big I would get lost on yours  :D

     Coxy, I typically only pile as high as the top of my bunks (when I have plenty of room). Two reasons, it gets slower piling higher than that because you can't see very well, and it becomes hard to keep the pile neat. It's also more dangerous for the truck drivers to load out of the tall piles. However, sometimes we get tight landings too, and then we go vertical ;) I've had to make piles nearly as high as the forwarder would reach before, maybe pushing 20'-25' I'm not sure. Next time I have to do one of those I'll take some pictures.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on February 15, 2016, 08:31:27 PM
sorry Ontario Al, did not see your post, I'm in Norfolk country , right done against Lake Erie
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on February 16, 2016, 06:22:24 AM
Cutting some logs and pulp.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0211161258a.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on February 16, 2016, 06:38:33 AM
is that pine logs  glad you have more snow than us  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on February 17, 2016, 05:31:17 AM
Oak. The snow is not good right now. It is making it not freeze up underneath. This has been a strange winter.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on February 17, 2016, 07:03:57 AM
most if not all the 2in of snow we had are gone its all ice now it pretty bad when soft maple pays more than oak  ???
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: timberlinetree on February 18, 2016, 04:56:07 AM
Its sad & bad! We went by the old Hitchcock chair company last evening and it just a storage place now. :-\
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 18, 2016, 06:23:16 PM
The last of the good patch.  Moving into areas with a lot more unmerchantable regen now.   

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13639/IMG_0321.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on February 18, 2016, 10:23:23 PM
   Man, you lads are in some nice wood.

 

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   The heavy snow in the regen of this storm damaged stand was a pain.  Wanted to mention to any of you that are on the tall side that stihl will make custom cutter pants for a bit extra.  Ordered a couple pairs last summer and they have been great.

 

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   Coxy ,the reason the piles are low on my landing is I sell mixed hardwood for firewood . By mixing every load (species)  ,  every load is the same. 

 

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   End of day.

 

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   Road home.   :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 19, 2016, 03:07:24 PM
Finally remembered a camera. Who says you can't cut hardwood sawlogs with a processor. Pile of 10' logs. Biggest in this pile is around 30" I think.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4778.JPG)
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(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4781.JPG)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4779.JPG)

First cut in a 21" Hard Maple.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4830.JPG)

Felling cut in the same tree.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4831.JPG)

And its rotten so I tried bucking off a couple cookies to get it to clean up.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4833.JPG)

After an 8' pulp stick it finally cleared up.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4834.JPG)

So I cut a 10' log out of it.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4835.JPG)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4840.JPG)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4842.JPG)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Northern Logger on February 19, 2016, 05:29:28 PM
Some of it is shaky but the only market for logs is Canada. Finch is paying $102/cord as pulp so that's where it goes.

In Ontario, $102/cord wouldn't cover the costs.  At least $50/cord to the trucker to haul it to the mill, $25 to the land owner, leaving $25 for the logger, to pay for what?  Coffee?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on February 19, 2016, 06:56:48 PM
I know Canadian dollars are different but I could only dream of that price per chord, try 33$ a chord hemlock and 21$ for pine delivered.

Sending a self loader load of pine nets me around 80$, luckily it comes out attached to logs.

Nice spruce from today:(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20160219_100525.jpg)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Peter Drouin on February 19, 2016, 07:11:41 PM
I know Canadian dollars are different but I could only dream of that price per chord, try 33$ a chord hemlock and 21$ for pine delivered.

Sending a self loader load of pine nets me around 80$, luckily it comes out attached to logs.

Nice spruce from today:(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/37042/20160219_100525.jpg)



You talking about pulp?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on February 19, 2016, 07:26:37 PM
Yes was trying to qoute northernloggers post but it didn't work I guess
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 19, 2016, 10:41:47 PM
     Nice maple, Chevy! Good on ya' for cutting those saw logs without cracking them in half. I've seen a lot of processor operators that can't seem to understand that it isn't a saw log anymore when you split the ends ::)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on February 20, 2016, 07:31:56 AM
I'll second that barbender.  All of the log buyers we deal with love that many of ours are hand cut, because there are so many "production oriented" crews that split astronomical amounts of butt logs. People just don't care anymore. =\
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Loghauler86 on February 20, 2016, 08:08:33 AM
I've often wondered this myself. Why ruin the most valuable part of the log. We cut with a Quadco intermittent and yes there is a occasional mishap. 99% of our logs are not split and we were just cutting some nice hard maple.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on February 20, 2016, 08:42:30 AM
Nice photos Chevy. Enjoyed them. Glad you remembered the camera.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on February 20, 2016, 08:59:26 AM
Haven't had trouble with splitting logs.  Maybe these log splitting operators should use sharp chains? 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on February 20, 2016, 09:03:35 AM
I think it's mostly guys that push too hard while cutting them off the stump. Or yes, dull chains
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 20, 2016, 11:12:58 AM
Dull chains, tweaked bars, and pushing are all good ways to split the bigger ones.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 20, 2016, 06:00:19 PM
Still wackin this Pine lot. Some nice ones these last few days.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/2172_pine_2-20-16.jpg)



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/2-20-16_big_pine_hooked_up.jpg) 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on February 20, 2016, 06:09:16 PM
We probably cut 95% pulp wood, so the processors don't get into saw quality hardwood very often, pallet if anything. Most of the time guys just aren't paying attention, IMO.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on February 20, 2016, 10:05:01 PM
 Not really any good "cutting pictures" but it's what I've got.  :D
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1456022171663_20160220_111053.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1456022193141_20160220_105808.jpg) 

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/PART_1456022191126_20160219_143245.jpg)
 Never figured I would be sharpening and setting shear knives again.  :D 




Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on February 21, 2016, 08:05:49 AM
Quote from: chevytaHOE5674 link=topic=80957.msg1364741#msg1364741 date=1455984778
Dull chains, tweaked bars, and pushing are all good ways to split the bigger ones.
[/quote

But it also take a very talented operator to process those bigger ones without breaking things.  I don't get to cut a lot of hardwood logs but do know that it is not as easy as it may look.  What size head is that on the ponsse?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on February 21, 2016, 09:25:26 AM
Pretty sure he runs a 73.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 21, 2016, 10:44:07 AM
73E head. ha

Takes a little bit of skill and jockeying to get a 28" tree safely on the ground with a 21" bar.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 24, 2016, 06:25:11 AM
Still gettin some big pine down. Trucker says his loader was grunting on a few of these. Off to the mill. Feel real fortunate to be cutting such nice timber.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/big_pine_2-23__1.jpg)

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on February 24, 2016, 08:29:06 AM
Nice pine!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Offthebeatenpath on February 24, 2016, 04:35:27 PM
My pine isn't nearly as nice as David L's... but the view's decent.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25428/Pulp.jpg)

Stacking pulp with the skid steer.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Peter Drouin on February 24, 2016, 06:25:41 PM
Dave L has the price of W Pine come down some?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on February 24, 2016, 08:17:43 PM
I have been averaging the same since the job started on this pine from a local mill. its' been 280 to 300 bucks at the mill. The scale seems to be good. Trucking is what it is so after paying the landowner it's still alot of work for not alot of money for handing choppin and skiddin. Much better than going to an office setting though. It's a challenge to keep it all going no matter how big or small you are. Hats off to all in this business.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Peter Drouin on February 25, 2016, 06:04:25 AM
Thanks for the info, And yes It can be hard sometimes.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on February 25, 2016, 06:40:54 AM
Thanks for the info, And yes It can be hard sometimes.
if it was easy every one would be doing it  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on February 28, 2016, 05:57:45 PM
Busy weekend for the Williams crew (John Jr and John Sr) we did have a small pile to start with.

Logs on the left end and firewood on the right. Piled as high as the roof of the loader cab.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27393/SAM_0399.JPG)

The sap is running out of the maple logs.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 18, 2016, 09:04:45 PM
 Big Leaf Maple clumps are casting too much shade on the understory; I'm getting three 12 foot logs from each tree jetting up from the old stumps. These last two stumps yielded 31 twelve-foot logs.

Slow-going having to work around the young firs in the understory, clearing limbs etc.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/image-88-1~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1463619236) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/image-26.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1463619301) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/image-27.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1463619343) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/39151/image-15.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1463619408)

My felling is improving.

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: enigmaT120 on May 19, 2016, 02:09:37 PM
Are you able to sell those maple logs?  I just made firewood from mine.  I hate those coppiced clumps of maple and alder, though I like the free-standing new trees that can actually grow straight.

SOMEBODY must buy maple, as I bought some flooring from a place outside of Corvallis that I think was milled locally.  I didn't even have a full truck load though.

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Straightgrain on May 19, 2016, 04:20:35 PM
Are you able to sell those maple logs?  I just made firewood from mine.  I hate those coppiced clumps of maple and alder, though I like the free-standing new trees that can actually grow straight.

SOMEBODY must buy maple, as I bought some flooring from a place outside of Corvallis that I think was milled locally.  I didn't even have a full truck load though.

I'm trying; have adds on C/L and only a couple calls.

Here's the ad: (Ad deleted by Admin, refer to rules about such ads)

Selling fire wood in Oregon is almost as tough as selling sand on the beach; I refuse to deliver 😁

I will probably end up butchering it, and burning it in the wood stove for winter 2017-18.

I hear that Birl Wood is a PITA, and I dont have any Fiddle Wood (that I know of).
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: enigmaT120 on May 20, 2016, 05:10:56 PM
I don't sell firewood, though I gave some to my machinist friend for obvious reasons.  I can't deliver much in an '81 Toyota short bed pickup, no trailer, and I don't want strangers on my place.

Have you tried that forest directory site?  I can't find it now, but it has listings for all kinds of people, including who might buy maple logs.  It's Oregon or northwest specific, I think.

Found it, it's run by OSU:

http://www.orforestdirectory.com/


Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on May 26, 2016, 04:06:30 PM
Just finished a big clear cut with a bunch of random junk wood. Took a pic of the landing, thought it looked kind of cool.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33326/image~6.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1464292537)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on May 29, 2016, 08:16:21 PM
Sometimes I look at the piles of logs you guys put up in a day or two and I'm amazed. I hear y'all talk about how many trees a day you can cut and ramp working solo and I feel kinda... inadequate.

Me, if I can go to work by myself and get 8 trees from standing to the ramp its been a pretty good day - 1 an hour seems about the limit. Big long logs can take a bit of felling... stop and look at them a bit is par for the course because getting big long trees on the ground cleanly when they're in a stand of big long trees is a precision sawing exercise: unless you've got a D6 handy you dont want hangups.

Mind... I get hitches to the log, not logs to the hitch, and that kinda affects productivity somewhat. Smaller ones like this guy well... they come out in two lengths. The big guys got to get broken up a bit more or that poor little 666 cant handle them. (Actually she can handle them but the winch brake just wont take the weight. The log in the picture is right around the upper limit of what I can pull before the log has to be chained to the fairlead once its off the ground)

 

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Eucalyptus species mostly weight heavy. Thats one "half tree" is about 4.1 ton of wood. Thats around the weight limit for the skidder winch, and a comfortable lift for the old wheel loader. My equipment aint all shiney and new like some... but it can lift.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/Photo0025.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1383816057)

Hard to get scale in log pictures I find... its jsut a tree, unless you got something beside it to put it in perspective, Like a truck. This is a left behind piece from the last crew through there about 40 years back. Them big guys... sometimes its not logs to the truckload, its truckloads to the log. At that point of course we aint lifting tree length around with a wheel loader, we're back to the age old technique of rolling them up a ramp with a dozer.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20150110_141629_694.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1423893997)

the smaller/ mid sized trees jsut work out easier.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32746/IMG_20150729_170835_701.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1464566601)

Works out at around a 24 ton load in just 4 trees...  I guess I shouldnt complain about 8 a day huh?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on May 30, 2016, 03:11:50 AM
 24ton in 4 trees is nothing to be ashamed off,  :D. I like the pictures, another great viewpoint from 1/2 way around the world from me. I wish I was "quality over quantity" but the virgin woodlots aren't around here. How does it work down there as far as fuel ? Parts ? Equipment cost ?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on May 30, 2016, 09:46:46 AM
24ton in 4 trees is nothing to be ashamed off,  :D. I like the pictures, another great viewpoint from 1/2 way around the world from me. I wish I was "quality over quantity" but the virgin woodlots aren't around here. How does it work down there as far as fuel ? Parts ? Equipment cost ?

Fuel... with exchange rates where they're at works out around $5 US a gallon, less $1.20 a gallon with govt rebates... they tax fuel out the wazoo then generously give us a pittance back.
Parts... if i dont need it in a hurry MinnParr is great for Clark, and the only place I know for gearmatic is Driveline Fabrications in Va. Domestic Cat is brilliant on parts, Deere is hit and miss on the forestry machines and expensive as it gets, Komatsu is okay if you can wait a week.
Equipment costs are expensive new, and they hold their value well if you get what I'm saying. Finding good second hand equipment at a reasonable price is very difficult, to the point where I look at importing gear as an alternative. You guys dont know how good you got it in terms of the depth of second hand equipment available, I've been looking for a good clean 667 grapple for a couple years and will probably end up getting one out of BC or the West Coast and freighting it around the world. I like the Clarks - not as nice a day at the office as some but they're about the toughest skidder ever built.

Everything is more expensive here...  wages, living costs, food, etc etc etc. But we get paid more too - at the end of the day I think its the same the world over... things are tough in the timber game and its hard to do any more then survive right now wherever you are. I only harvest for our own mill, I'd hate to be doing it for a living. Not much of a margin in sawmilling right now either - but one slim margin plus another slim margin is better then either seperately.

They aint quality either BTW. They're on the big end for euc hardwoods, but up until 30 years back no-one much worried about that around here because we still had access to the rainforest resource. My old grandad... he thought he'd done well if they got one log a week with axes and crosscuts and bullock teams but them rainforest logs can grow like Redwoods do in the PNW...  that big it boggles the mind just how they ever handled them. Grabbed a pic with the wife and kid in it at a static display up the road a bit a while back... its hard to comprehend the sheer size of the things. Granted not everyone was that big and mostly they tried to stay under around 6' diameter for the mills to handle but still...

 

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My logs hit the ground with a thump you can feel through your feet. I'd have loved to heard one of these big girls go.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on May 30, 2016, 06:50:14 PM
Cutting a check to the floating company.  It's moving day.  Always like moving on to a different site.  Little change of scenery.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on May 30, 2016, 06:54:34 PM
 First tree with my new skidder - a red oak to be live edge milled for table tops and mantles.  This thing hauls!



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on May 31, 2016, 12:03:26 AM
Sometimes I look at the piles of logs you guys put up in a day or two and I'm amazed. I hear y'all talk about how many trees a day you can cut and ramp working solo and I feel kinda... inadequate.

Me, if I can go to work by myself and get 8 trees from standing to the ramp its been a pretty good day - 1 an hour seems about the limit. Big long logs can take a bit of felling... stop and look at them a bit is par for the course because getting big long trees on the ground cleanly when they're in a stand of big long trees is a precision sawing exercise: unless you've got a D6 handy you dont want hangups.

Mind... I get hitches to the log, not logs to the hitch, and that kinda affects productivity somewhat. Smaller ones like this guy well... they come out in two lengths. The big guys got to get broken up a bit more or that poor little 666 cant handle them. (Actually she can handle them but the winch brake just wont take the weight. The log in the picture is right around the upper limit of what I can pull before the log has to be chained to the fairlead once its off the ground)

 

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Eucalyptus species mostly weight heavy. Thats one "half tree" is about 4.1 ton of wood. Thats around the weight limit for the skidder winch, and a comfortable lift for the old wheel loader. My equipment aint all shiney and new like some... but it can lift.

 

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Hard to get scale in log pictures I find... its jsut a tree, unless you got something beside it to put it in perspective, Like a truck. This is a left behind piece from the last crew through there about 40 years back. Them big guys... sometimes its not logs to the truckload, its truckloads to the log. At that point of course we aint lifting tree length around with a wheel loader, we're back to the age old technique of rolling them up a ramp with a dozer.

 

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the smaller/ mid sized trees jsut work out easier.

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Works out at around a 24 ton load in just 4 trees...  I guess I shouldnt complain about 8 a day huh?
lurker that winch should hold more than that, unless your ton is much more than mine. you got the clark or gearmatic winch?
nice sticks there by the way.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: longtime lurker on May 31, 2016, 03:06:59 AM


lurker that winch should hold more than that, unless your ton is much more than mine. you got the clark or gearmatic winch?
nice sticks there by the way.

That ones a Gearmatic 19 (and a proper 19 at that, not a 119). Load is probably around the 10,000 lb mark static before it starts to give me problems. It'll winch them in all right  and lift them up but the brake wont hold the load once I start moving like I think it should. Short (20') fat logs arent so bad but theres a lot of extra drag in the long guys, every good bump on the way she'll drop her bundle.
I've asked here about that winch before... it was disconnected when I got the machine and the farmer owner told me it kept winding the line in. Rebuilt it straight away... new everything on the brake/clutch side plus a controller kit. Set it to spec, worked good for a few days then it was winding the line in all the time. Posted about it here, got advised to open the band clearance up. Did that... now it wont hold under a top end load and guess what? It'll still keep winding the line in at times when its hot and empty... got to kill it for it to stop winding and then she's good until next time it gets wound in. PITA stuff but its not coming home just to play with the winch and in all honesty I think its an actual drum problem rather then a band adjustment problem, seems to be a tight spot on the drum when the feeler gauge is run around there.

If that particular machine was in use every day it'd drive me nuts... its an exceptionally good machine overall and its been looked after pretty well. It's just that #%^#*&(%^(&$*^ gearmatic winch. Our other 666 has a Clark winch...cant fault it whatsoever.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on May 31, 2016, 03:15:16 AM


lurker that winch should hold more than that, unless your ton is much more than mine. you got the clark or gearmatic winch?
nice sticks there by the way.

That ones a Gearmatic 19 (and a proper 19 at that, not a 119). Load is probably around the 10,000 lb mark static before it starts to give me problems. It'll winch them in all right  and lift them up but the brake wont hold the load once I start moving like I think it should. Short (20') fat logs arent so bad but theres a lot of extra drag in the long guys, every good bump on the way she'll drop her bundle.
I've asked here about that winch before... it was disconnected when I got the machine and the farmer owner told me it kept winding the line in. Rebuilt it straight away... new everything on the brake/clutch side plus a controller kit. Set it to spec, worked good for a few days then it was winding the line in all the time. Posted about it here, got advised to open the brake band clearance up. Did that... now it wont hold under a top end load and guess what? It'll still keep winding the line in at times when its hot and empty... got to kill it for it to stop winding and then she's good until next time it gets wound in. PITA stuff but its not coming home just to play with the winch and in all honesty I think its an actual drum problem rather then a band adjustment problem, seems to be a tight spot on the drum when the feeler gauge is run around there.

If that particular machine was in use every day it'd drive me nuts... its an exceptionally good machine overall and its been looked after pretty well. It's just that #%^#*&(%^(&$*^ gearmatic winch. Our other 666 has a Clark winch...cant fault it whatsoever.
yeah i herd that, i got enough of them winches too. i always set the clutch lose though, not the brake. they are agravators. i like the clarks though, mine has the clark winch and 28" rubber, it will pull itself over easy lol.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on June 12, 2016, 08:29:55 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23815/image~14.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1465777712) big red oaks. Prices are down though.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on June 12, 2016, 08:38:04 PM
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on June 14, 2016, 06:41:41 AM
Nice looking straight 360 Ga jones. Not cutting timber at the moment, trying to get through 1st cut dry hay. Always cutting something. Good crop this year, nice and thick and the volumes should be up.




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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ga jones on June 14, 2016, 04:33:58 PM
Yeah the hay cutting is in full swing here too. How is the 240 working?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on June 14, 2016, 08:23:39 PM
The 240B is working out well. Pulls a good hitch, and I can hear at the end of the day. Still love those Detroits though.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ed_K on June 15, 2016, 06:09:11 PM
 Just started a nice oak job.
 

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 I thought it was a good hitch.
 

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 It measured out to 850 bf  :o .
 

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 small landing.
 I found a big rock.
 

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 it turned out to be a history rock.
 

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 here's a crack where someone wanted to make it smaller.
 

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 This is how they use to do it.
 

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 Just a night pic to keep up with mesquite.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on June 15, 2016, 06:38:00 PM
That's a wiked cool rock. After drilling that many holes I wonder why they didn't finish it off. Some serious ambition there even trying to deal with a rock that size with only hand tools and muscle. Great peice of history.


Cutting hemlock now pretty good size in general but Im coming across alot of rot. Everything is a steep slope here the only flat part is the landing, so it's an interesting challenge also pretty nerve wraking lots of heavy leaners downhill towards streams, property lines etc. Average stump is waist high on the downhill side and flush on the other.

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The reason there getting cut
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Peter Drouin on June 15, 2016, 10:07:06 PM
Dang bug,  :rifle:
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: newoodguy78 on June 15, 2016, 10:59:20 PM
I have heard there's something after the hemlock trees. I've asked several people what it is with no solid answer. Was just wondering if you could fill me in. Many thanks
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on June 16, 2016, 05:57:06 AM
It's called wooly adelgid and it is slowly wiping out the hemlock unfortunatly.

Some reading:
http://www3.amherst.edu/~ccsp01/HemlockAdelgid.html
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 16, 2016, 07:27:44 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00975.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1466076295)  just some pictures of stuff cutting on this job
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 16, 2016, 07:28:41 AM
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 16, 2016, 07:29:38 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC00986.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1466076068) red oak
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 16, 2016, 09:49:12 AM
Nice pics plankton!  Now you're Logging huh?   


Good looking soft maple ehp!  How long are this stems?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 16, 2016, 09:56:30 AM
 69' of logs in this basswood.  Tallest one I've ever cut. Sound wood all the way through too. Flat ground which I thought was funny.  Lots of tall wood in here.  Pretty rocky.


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: mesquite buckeye on June 16, 2016, 11:37:54 AM

 Just a night pic to keep up with mesquite.

 ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ed_K on June 16, 2016, 11:49:14 AM
 Mesquite, yours are better but I couldn't take 123 degs like I saw on the weather channel.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 16, 2016, 04:54:34 PM
69' of logs in this basswood.  Tallest one I've ever cut. Sound wood all the way through too. Flat ground which I thought was funny.  Lots of tall wood in here.  Pretty rocky.


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what are your basswood prices are top grade is pp300 p200 #1 100
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 16, 2016, 05:19:27 PM
Can only leave the stuff 45ft to 50 ft long on this job so there still is another part to each tree . There is red oak as well and hard maple . The mill that gets this stuff only wants soft maple in 8, 10 and 12 foot length so short logs and I get a normal 7 to 9 logs per tree and still be 12 inch or better .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 20, 2016, 11:51:50 PM
Can only leave the stuff 45ft to 50 ft long on this job so there still is another part to each tree . There is red oak as well and hard maple . The mill that gets this stuff only wants soft maple in 8, 10 and 12 foot length so short logs and I get a normal 7 to 9 logs per tree and still be 12 inch or better .
I would fall over getting 7-9 logs per tree. You need to send some of that good timber south.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 21, 2016, 12:00:15 AM
I've got some good skidder pictures and pictures from doing waterbars last Friday but they won't load.  >:(
 

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 Wants to work in the woods with dad and grandpa. The kid makes it all worthwhile. He's kind of chubby, plan on helping him with that.  :D

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 I worked 1/2 a day Saturday slashing before we bailed so she came came to the woods with me. Slowly getting the hang of the loader. 

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I'm sick of it already and it's just begun. 

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How I went to the woods this morning. Suck it up and go to work.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on June 21, 2016, 08:08:47 AM
Swung this double up the hill with a dutchman didn't pull as far as I wanted to and the top landed in the buffer zone but the thing was practically horizontal leaning down the bank.

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These ones went better both tops in the same small opening in the other trees, both heavy side and back leaners as well.

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Job is moving along slowly because I keep doing this:

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Putting up grass the old fashioned way :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on June 21, 2016, 08:48:22 AM
plankton, would a sizwheel not have worked in them white pine? just wondering if ya could got more swing that way, that twin was prolly tricky no mater what.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 21, 2016, 10:45:20 AM
Looked like he got the pull out of the stump he needed.  I would guess action got killed by the trees on the right.  Maybe a little limb brushing on the left slowed things down too.  Sizwheel never hurts tho. 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on June 21, 2016, 03:51:24 PM
Looked like he got the pull out of the stump he needed.  I would guess action got killed by the trees on the right.  Maybe a little limb brushing on the left slowed things down too.  Sizwheel never hurts tho.
yeah i got no clue how white pine fiber acts either, only ever cut a few. cut like butter so i would doubt it holds real good. idk.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 21, 2016, 04:26:54 PM
plankton, would a sizwheel not have worked in them white pine? just wondering if ya could got more swing that way, that twin was prolly tricky no mater what.
they look like hemlock to me  :) :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: snowstorm on June 21, 2016, 06:12:02 PM
plankton, would a sizwheel not have worked in them white pine? just wondering if ya could got more swing that way, that twin was prolly tricky no mater what.
they look like hemlock to me  :) :)
it sure is
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on June 21, 2016, 06:14:49 PM
I could have and probably should have thrown in a sizwheel, might have helped.
I'm still in the experimental phase with the sizwheel and I'm not confident with the technique enough to be able to fully utilize it. Didn't even cross my mind, might have helped those fibers stay put for a little longer.

In the lean out before the swing the branches brushed a few tops on there way and killed its momentum that and the fact that the seam in between the doubles ran into my pull wood I think is reason it didn't go as far as it should have.

Yes they are Hemlock trees. sometimes they pull like crazy and rip the roots out of the ground and sometimes they snap the hinge before I want them too. Almost seems that the larger ones are more brittle.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 21, 2016, 09:05:04 PM
Looked like he got the pull out of the stump he needed.  I would guess action got killed by the trees on the right.  Maybe a little limb brushing on the left slowed things down too.  Sizwheel never hurts tho.
yeah i got no clue how white pine fiber acts either, only ever cut a few. cut like butter so i would doubt it holds real good. idk.

Ive never cut a big white pine.  Never cut hemlock. 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 21, 2016, 09:07:58 PM
I could have and probably should have thrown in a sizwheel, might have helped.
I'm still in the experimental phase with the sizwheel and I'm not confident with the technique enough to be able to fully utilize it. Didn't even cross my mind, might have helped those fibers stay put for a little longer.

In the lean out before the swing the branches brushed a few tops on there way and killed its momentum that and the fact that the seam in between the doubles ran into my pull wood I think is reason it didn't go as far as it should have.

Yes they are Hemlock trees. sometimes they pull like crazy and rip the roots out of the ground and sometimes they snap the hinge before I want them too. Almost seems that the larger ones are more brittle.

Red oaks I cut get like that.  Sometimes they pull real well. Sometimes they break off easily. Gotta be age and how the grain lays.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 21, 2016, 11:14:50 PM
 

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 Literally running out of room. Need to move down the road shortly to stack wood. 1/2 done on this woodlot. 

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 I don't usually like cutting a woodlot this hard but it wasn't good to begin with. Left good clumps and every good oak and maple I could to grow. Putting in some nice deer plots. This particular situation is the only open spot for 2+ miles. 

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 I feel like a fool, I left it sat at my sawmill for 6-8 months before I brought it to the woods. Was under the impression it wouldn't do hardwood. Wrong. Don't go for real big stuff but your average FW/pulp stick up to 24" forget it. Topping saw needs a new adjuster but she sits and purrs. Trying to pound out saw logs and getting nothing but fw.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on June 22, 2016, 09:22:59 AM
lol, yeah i never even seen a hemlock boys. plankton, weren't criticism you at all, just conversation. sizwheel is strange until ya get the hang of it, like most cuts every thing much match up for it to work. it even works well on white oak if done right. it took me a while to understand it and just how it works, but now its a good tool to have.
great pics barge.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 22, 2016, 08:33:51 PM
Placement of the sizwheel can be a big factor. 

Barge- what did you do to your foot?  I know youre super busy but a video of that delimber running some hardwood through would be awesome. I've never seen it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on June 22, 2016, 10:14:02 PM
lol, yeah i never even seen a hemlock boys. plankton, weren't criticism you at all, just conversation. sizwheel is strange until ya get the hang of it, like most cuts every thing much match up for it to work. it even works well on white oak if done right. it took me a while to understand it and just how it works, but now its a good tool to have.
great pics barge.

Oh ya didn't take it that way at all I  always enjoy falling talk :)

Bargemonkey that's a impressive pile of wood there! That would take me months to put up, looks good
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 23, 2016, 01:02:28 AM
 Had to do a couple quick repairs to our big cab tractor and it was parked right next to the road ditch. Got off the step and with the high grass and in a hurry, didn't work out to well.
 

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 I would not attempt real decent HW "logs" or anything high grade. The knives are very aggressive and peel anything they touch. It works best for the 12"-24" stuff that's fairly straight. If your not to rough I've cleaved off 3-4" RO and HM limbs, you kind of work around them or use the topping saw. Small SM or beech, forget it. Chews thru it. My mechanic watched me chew up 3 triaxle loads in 1 hr while he was welding and gave the dinosaur some credit. I've got a pile of clearing work and hemlock /softwood to cut. Quite the learning curve with the mechanical stuff. It's not the machine it's how to set everything up so you literally don't have a log jam. My next job is 5 small lots and a clearing job, I'm getting smarter and now won't slash a stick of wood for a while. Cut, skid, delimb and pile it, then slash and load a trailer to avoid a monster header and double handling. 

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 Not to bad to work on. Quite the pile of hoses. 6-466T engine, not to bad on fuel because it runs at just above idle. 

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 I never wanted to be the guy with the big iron, the first one to admit sometimes you can't do the same quality job I could do with my 440D. Problem is "time". I don't have alot of it, and the landowners want you in and out. I will say losing the brush in 1-2 spots in the woods make for a clean job and they love the clean ATV trails. Quite the bear population where I'm working right now. Seen a couple in the daylight but a pile of pictures at night on my cameras and last weekend the one landowner had some issues with a large bear.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 23, 2016, 11:08:04 PM
 

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Couple pictures from today. Not alot of real good wood on this job, today I hunted down a bunch.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on June 24, 2016, 07:22:31 PM
that stuff looks ok Barge , your moving lots of wood
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on June 24, 2016, 08:11:13 PM
     Looking good, Barge! You can try back beveling your knives a bit to keep them from digging in so aggressively.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 24, 2016, 10:53:31 PM
Sharpened the knives the other day, the previous owner had welded in strips for debarking with little lugs and it works good but don't grab something with a big bell because when you reach back watch out. I'm cutting alot of junk lowgrade and smaller stuff, it's almost sad what used to take me 3-4 days with a saw and cable skidder I do in an afternoon now. I've really tried to watch how these big operations in Maine do it and you can crank some wood out. I had that delimber sold to a "friend" of Coxy's  :D :D :D and I'm glad now I didnt. I don't want to brag to hard but I have exactly 0.00 dollars tied up in it.  ;D
 The sickness of mechanical logging.  :D. I've got a woodsplitter to pay for and after that I'm hunting down a chipper and 3 axle log trailer. Slashed till I ran out of light tonight, got more wood than I can handle and about ready to finally quit tugboating.  ;D   finally got the last permit I lacked on the store so that's getting close to putting the building up, divorce #2 is my biggest headache right now.  :D :D :D 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on June 24, 2016, 11:51:30 PM
Sharpened the knives the other day, the previous owner had welded in strips for debarking with little lugs and it works good but don't grab something with a big bell because when you reach back watch out. I'm cutting alot of junk lowgrade and smaller stuff, it's almost sad what used to take me 3-4 days with a saw and cable skidder I do in an afternoon now. I've really tried to watch how these big operations in Maine do it and you can crank some wood out. I had that delimber sold to a "friend" of Coxy's  :D :D :D and I'm glad now I didnt. I don't want to brag to hard but I have exactly 0.00 dollars tied up in it.  ;D
 The sickness of mechanical logging.  :D. I've got a woodsplitter to pay for and after that I'm hunting down a chipper and 3 axle log trailer. Slashed till I ran out of light tonight, got more wood than I can handle and about ready to finally quit tugboating.  ;D   finally got the last permit I lacked on the store so that's getting close to putting the building up, divorce #2 is my biggest headache right now.  :D :D :D
divorce 2 at 32? you are just a little more hard headed than i am lol
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on June 25, 2016, 12:42:44 AM
And here I thought barge was swinging single with no strings at 32 :D


Thats a lot of wood decked and looks cool and all but my favorite landing is full of bark and log divots from where the pile used to be.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 25, 2016, 01:14:24 AM
I enjoy coming out of the woods at the end of the day and seeing all the wood the forwarder has decked up along the road knowing that I processed every stick of it. But I'd rather come out of the woods to the taillights of a couple log trucks heading out knowing that a paycheck is on the way.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 25, 2016, 01:24:50 AM
 

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 I was single at 32 till I met this one. Every man has his "kryptonite" and blue eyed Irish girls do this guy in quick.   :D  she will be here tomorrow night, sunday maybe a bit rough for me.  ;D
 I want this job done and over with, the skid from the back is horrible, takes me 30+ minutes a drag up a MT both ways. Barely covering the fuel. Lucky to get a load out every 10 days. Yeah firewood is nice but only to a certain point. Slashed till dark tonight, hopefully get some log length delivered tomorrow with all the other crap ive got to do.  >:(
 Never underestimate a man who is hungry and willing to work a true 15hrs a day.  :D 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 25, 2016, 06:22:17 AM
I had that delimber sold to a "friend" of Coxy's  :D :D :D
HEY HEY HEY watch it those are fighting words  :D :D :) a friend is not suppose to screw another friend out of 6grand  are they  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 25, 2016, 08:08:53 AM
I had that delimber sold to a "friend" of Coxy's  :D :D :D
HEY HEY HEY watch it those are fighting words  :D :D :) a friend is not suppose to screw another friend out of 6grand  are they  :-\ :-\
I figured that would get you going this morning.  :D ;)  glad I didn't deal anymore with him, I hope he got good service out of the antique he bought. You staying busy ???  Yeah 6k bucks is a huge hit, I would go start picking stuff up, I've got some muscle with a truckload of Dominicans and don't hesitate to go twist hands for money, usually they figure it out real quick and just pay.  :D coming from the maritime world you meet alot of people in shady places.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 25, 2016, 09:59:47 AM
its going good if I could get the big black rats to leave chased one about a 400lbs down the skid trail with the skidder yesterday but he was a little faster than me they have no fear they will come close to you even with the saw running it dosent seem to bother them they get any braver and it will be time for some  fudd-smiley fudd-smiley :rifle: :rifle: 8) 8) 8) 8) don't know if the heat has something to do with it or what the people on the road wont even take there walks with out a few other people with them the light poles are all tore up from them marking there spot iknow there is 5 different ones cause the size of the tracks
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on June 25, 2016, 12:14:33 PM
Sharpened the knives the other day, the previous owner had welded in strips for debarking with little lugs and it works good but don't grab something with a big bell because when you reach back watch out. I'm cutting alot of junk lowgrade and smaller stuff, it's almost sad what used to take me 3-4 days with a saw and cable skidder I do in an afternoon now. I've really tried to watch how these big operations in Maine do it and you can crank some wood out. I had that delimber sold to a "friend" of Coxy's  :D :D :D and I'm glad now I didnt. I don't want to brag to hard but I have exactly 0.00 dollars tied up in it.  ;D
 The sickness of mechanical logging.  :D. I've got a woodsplitter to pay for and after that I'm hunting down a chipper and 3 axle log trailer. Slashed till I ran out of light tonight, got more wood than I can handle and about ready to finally quit tugboating.  ;D   finally got the last permit I lacked on the store so that's getting close to putting the building up, divorce #2 is my biggest headache right now.  :D :D :D
divorce 2 at 32? you are just a little more hard headed than i am lol

between Boat, logging and quarrys and i cuote :   Never underestimate a man who is hungry and willing to work a true 15hrs a day, you think that man has some hours left for a wife????  smiley_huh no_no Young girls from now a day wont put up with that anymore.

A free tip from me barge: If you dont want a third divorce, the hell stop getting maried!! :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on June 25, 2016, 01:24:48 PM
I will be happy to be off this mountain.  The harvester has been cutting his strips up and down the hill and we are having to load going down the strips and get to the one spot where we can get back up the hill.  Makes for a long day.  Decent wood but hard to get.  The picture does not do it justice

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ed_K on June 25, 2016, 06:00:48 PM
 My productive day mounted to 2 beech cordwood 22'. Pulled up 2 b/birch and unhooked backed around a big oak hooked the 2 beech,pulled ahead to get the b/birch and the winch wouldn't release  >:( .Went to the landing pulled the side cover and found half of the brake band under the other half  :( . Oh, well I got 8yrs out of it  :o .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on June 25, 2016, 10:20:25 PM
Sharpened the knives the other day, the previous owner had welded in strips for debarking with little lugs and it works good but don't grab something with a big bell because when you reach back watch out. I'm cutting alot of junk lowgrade and smaller stuff, it's almost sad what used to take me 3-4 days with a saw and cable skidder I do in an afternoon now. I've really tried to watch how these big operations in Maine do it and you can crank some wood out. I had that delimber sold to a "friend" of Coxy's  :D :D :D and I'm glad now I didnt. I don't want to brag to hard but I have exactly 0.00 dollars tied up in it.  ;D
 The sickness of mechanical logging.  :D. I've got a woodsplitter to pay for and after that I'm hunting down a chipper and 3 axle log trailer. Slashed till I ran out of light tonight, got more wood than I can handle and about ready to finally quit tugboating.  ;D   finally got the last permit I lacked on the store so that's getting close to putting the building up, divorce #2 is my biggest headache right now.  :D :D :D
divorce 2 at 32? you are just a little more hard headed than i am lol

between Boat, logging and quarrys and i cuote :   Never underestimate a man who is hungry and willing to work a true 15hrs a day, you think that man has some hours left for a wife????  smiley_huh no_no Young girls from now a day wont put up with that anymore.

A free tip from me barge: If you dont want a third divorce, the hell stop getting maried!! :D :D
well yeah thats what what i was eluding to in a round about way.......i see i am not the only one. maybe its a logger thing. i do have a good one now but not legally married.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on June 25, 2016, 10:55:22 PM
     Ken, pictures never do hills justice, do they? It makes for a long day of forwarding when you're running in big hills, especially with the 2 bunks of 8' wood we are typically handling. It is really tough getting the wood to lay in the bunks rigbt, and not fall off of the machine. I like the challenge of skidding hills, but it doesn't take long to get old.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on June 25, 2016, 11:00:47 PM
    Nice fat load of 9' red pine bolts. This is (I think) a natural stand of pine, probably about 100 years old. Really nice wood.


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 26, 2016, 07:11:38 AM
do you use the loader to keep them from falling off  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on June 26, 2016, 08:38:35 AM
Yes ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on June 26, 2016, 09:33:52 AM
    Nice fat load of 9' red pine bolts. This is (I think) a natural stand of pine, probably about 100 years old. Really nice wood.

Nice load on the ponsse.  Piles add up really fast with that stuff or so I'm told.  I wouldn't know as I never get to cut anything that nice.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 26, 2016, 11:00:15 AM
Must be pretty smooth and flat ground to keep that red pine stacked on the bunk ;D. Job we are on now is a steep enough hill that there are areas you can barely make it up and down, add in lots of little humps and bumps my forwarder guy has been running mostly 1/2 loads to keep from having them all fall off on the way out of the woods.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on June 26, 2016, 04:13:35 PM
     I don't usually stack it that high, that load didn't come from very far off of the landing. And yes, Red pine like that piles up quickly. I tend to have a lot of long skids on my jobs, so I do try to round it up and get a good load on- but I don't go slamming through the woods either. I figure if I'm hurting, so is the machine ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 26, 2016, 06:15:41 PM
     I figure if I'm hurting, so is the machine ;)
you are only the 3rd person that I have ever heard say that   my dad was the 1st
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on June 30, 2016, 07:00:04 AM
   Enjoy this thread , great to see what you folks are up to.  Space for a landing is always at a premium.  The farmers I work for are great but seem predisposed to plant..."stuff"   :D

 

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   This is the landing from last winter once I got it cleaned up.  Worked out good as the next landing is in the far corner.

 

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   No room to pile so haul it after the "chop and drop"

 

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   Couple twitches.

 

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   Out to the landing.

 

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   Haul it to the woodyard.

 

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   Off to its new home.  Keep chuggin along !!   :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 30, 2016, 09:18:12 AM
 I would like to see a video or more pictures of your processor someday if you had more time, that's a dual vertical splitter ?
 No wood for me. Hopefully they get my logs from last week picked up. Stuck at anchor for another 4-5 days minimum. Doesn't break my heart.  :D
 

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 Its "body season" in NY harbor, lots of lights and excitement last night because one showed up by the statue. Had one last summer in Erie Basin, was a guy off Wall Street tied up with zip ties and duct tape, I suspect he didn't make some good choices in life. Got to love Brooklyn.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: tule peak timber on June 30, 2016, 09:39:14 AM
flotsam and jetsam , I remember the term from my license exam . :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on June 30, 2016, 05:49:33 PM
I would like to see a video or more pictures of your processor someday if you had more time, that's a dual vertical splitter ?
 No wood for me. Hopefully they get my logs from last week picked up. Stuck at anchor for another 4-5 days minimum. Doesn't break my heart.  :D
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20160630_085940.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1467292022)
 Its "body season" in NY harbor, lots of lights and excitement last night because one showed up by the statue. Had one last summer in Erie Basin, was a guy off Wall Street tied up with zip ties and duct tape, I suspect he didn't make some good choices in life. Got to love Brooklyn.  :D :D :D
come on now barge  don't say that to loud  they will be banning zip ties and duct tape next  :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on June 30, 2016, 08:01:02 PM
I would like to see a video or more pictures of your processor someday if you had more time, that's a dual vertical splitter ?
 No wood for me. Hopefully they get my logs from last week picked up. Stuck at anchor for another 4-5 days minimum. Doesn't break my heart.  :D
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20160630_085940.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1467292022)
 Its "body season" in NY harbor, lots of lights and excitement last night because one showed up by the statue. Had one last summer in Erie Basin, was a guy off Wall Street tied up with zip ties and duct tape, I suspect he didn't make some good choices in life. Got to love Brooklyn.  :D :D :D
come on now barge  don't say that to loud  they will be banning zip ties and duct tape next  :D :D :D :D :D :D
I've got a pile of logging pictures and other forestry stuff and can't get half of it to load.  >:(
 The running joke in the GOM was 100% of the guys found floating had their zipper down. Half where going over the side, the other half where pushed. The "joke" on our boat was the term "shackle necklace". Almost wasn't a joke between 2 guys for about 1yr. A piece of 3/4 line and a 40ton shackle at 2am 150NM offshore no one's going to save you. 

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 At least she is working today.  :D 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Stephen Alford on July 04, 2016, 09:19:22 PM
Hey Barge Monkey, sorry about taking so long to respond. Had to learn how to take a video then upload. Hope this works. If it does it is a 6" dia red maple 8' long.
https://youtu.be/cIi5-Ze2vMU
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Puffergas on July 05, 2016, 07:02:28 PM
Hey, that works better than my chomper! 😀
Someone is always thinking.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on July 05, 2016, 09:36:28 PM
For doing pole wood / smaller diameter stuff I don't see how you can go wrong, just ran with a small hydraulic power unit ? Nice video, like seeing other guys operations.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Puffergas on July 05, 2016, 10:43:43 PM
Not much of an operation but here goes it.

https://youtu.be/d-qJbHeMzWo
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on July 06, 2016, 06:57:44 AM
Does your skidder run on the gasifier alone?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on July 06, 2016, 07:56:26 PM
Not much of an operation but here goes it.


Puffergas
That is a cool looking unit.  Would love to see it in motion
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on July 07, 2016, 01:08:41 AM
Neat looking machine, I watched the video 5-6x trying to figure out exactly "how" ??? It was powered. Never seen one like that before, looks handy.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Puffergas on July 07, 2016, 12:23:37 PM
Does your skidder run on the gasifier alone?

Yes, only charcoal gasifier fueled. The big saw logs were twitched with the skid steer. I'll get a video of it in motion a bit later.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Puffergas on July 07, 2016, 12:30:31 PM
Here is the link to the ongoing story.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,81964.0.html
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on August 01, 2016, 06:22:19 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34559/image~61.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1470090559) A load of fir pulp didn't plan on cutting any this summer but they were buying so I changed my plans so I could clean up a little
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on September 01, 2016, 06:17:40 PM
No haying this weekend , guess it's cutting wood for a paycheck.


 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on September 02, 2016, 12:27:06 AM
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Gearbox on September 02, 2016, 10:12:10 AM
Barbender did you get to Hill City . Looks like you guy's did a bunch in a short time . I have a friend 3 miles east on 200 .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on September 02, 2016, 05:47:31 PM
Took a bit to get this load created with the fractured rib. It's a bit touchy. The rib that is, specially setting chokers.


 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on September 02, 2016, 07:11:01 PM
What happened to your rib David?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: danbuendgen on September 02, 2016, 07:21:22 PM
David, that looks like a nice 240. Wana trade? Just kidding. Does that have a Cummins in it?

Currently cutting a lot of firewood and when I have the time to go logging some hemlock and white pine and more firewood to harvest....
It's firewood season. We've been spending more time at the wood pile then in the woods lately....

 

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Load of log length firewood.
 

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The 08 5500 at the wood pile. Need a conveyor for next year...


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This is Frances the firewood dog. She looks friendly, but she is kind of vicious. Loves to hunt small animals. Not to friendly towards most men or female dogs..... She is kind of a pain but we still love her.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on September 02, 2016, 09:41:20 PM
Maine Logger88, would you believe I wiped out Mountain biking on some hardcore rocky single track. Use to motorcycle but theres to many dingbats on the road now. It's safer in the woods as long as you stay on the bike. Ha!! Ha!!!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on September 02, 2016, 09:43:57 PM
David, that looks like a nice 240. Wana trade? Just kidding. Does that have a Cummins in it?

Currently cutting a lot of firewood and when I have the time to go logging some hemlock and white pine and more firewood to harvest....
It's firewood season. We've been spending more time at the wood pile then in the woods lately....

 

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Load of log length firewood.
 

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The 08 5500 at the wood pile. Need a conveyor for next year...


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43239/SAM_6499~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472858730)
This is Frances the firewood dog. She looks friendly, but she is kind of vicious. Loves to hunt small animals. Not to friendly towards most men or female dogs..... She is kind of a pain but we still love her.
is that your log truck
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on September 02, 2016, 10:29:03 PM
Nice truck, I could use one of them.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on September 02, 2016, 11:01:27 PM
Gearbox, yessir, I just left the Hill City area. I picked up a piece that belongs to an Aitkin County commisioner, I can't remember her name. She has quite a bit of property on the East side of Hill Lake. Then down the road a few miles east, just past the Washburn Lake Road. That one wasn't blowdown though. Do you happen to live on the River Road? I thought I saw the "BT 6970" (I can't remember the model number right ;D) firewood processor one night when I was driving along at place along the road.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on September 03, 2016, 05:45:45 AM
Maine Logger88, would you believe I wiped out Mountain biking on some hardcore rocky single track. Use to motorcycle but theres to many dingbats on the road now. It's safer in the woods as long as you stay on the bike. Ha!! Ha!!!
Ouch. I hear ya on the dingbats I used to ride dirt bikes till a guy ran into me with a four wheeler. Hope you heal fast!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: danbuendgen on September 03, 2016, 06:07:26 AM
is that your log truck

No, not my truck. I don't produce enough to justify the cost of my own truck. The trucker is Carl Brown. He does all my trucking since I started working for myself. I'm getting slightly nervous, he's in his mid sixty's now (I think). He says he's going to truck logs until he can't get a medical card, he looks very good for his age and is in good health.... But who knows. He is one of the best truckers in the area, and has trucked logs longer then I have been alive. Very fast on the loader, and get jam that truck and pup (pup not in photo) almost anywhere. He treats me very fairly on trucking prices. Wish I could produce a little more to keep him busier in the summer time....

Not sure if I ever would get into trucking. I have considered buying Carl's truck when he retires.... But talk about a ton of money to spend, fuel, repairs, keeping the DOT off you back... He lost the C16 Cat in that truck this last winter. Had over 30k hours on it. Cost him $30k in parts and labor to rebuild it.....
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Post by: ehp on September 03, 2016, 06:49:42 PM
just some pics from today, nothing great 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01010.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472942754)  golden oak
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Post by: ehp on September 03, 2016, 06:50:34 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01006.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472942793)   white oak
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Post by: ehp on September 03, 2016, 06:51:29 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01007.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472942845)  golden oak and soft maple
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Post by: ehp on September 03, 2016, 06:52:20 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01013.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472942816)  hoping the log truck shows up
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Post by: ehp on September 03, 2016, 06:53:30 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01014.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472942832) I'm pretty much out of room
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Post by: ehp on September 03, 2016, 06:55:13 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01016.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472943248) firewood processor
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Post by: Ed_K on September 03, 2016, 07:53:33 PM
 David, bet you wish you had a grapple right now. That's how I felt last may when I ripped the upper arm muscle and broke my lower right rib.
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Post by: David-L on September 04, 2016, 10:25:36 AM
Chokers work for me, TSI work is on every job and I am trying to keep my openings somewhat small as little blocks of under story is where it's at. Some of the grapple jobs ( not all ) look like a bomb went off. I am slow and that is that. This rib is sore though ED.
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Post by: Puffergas on September 04, 2016, 11:17:03 PM
Taking out a Hemlock.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/19539/Hemlock-Skid.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473044469)
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Post by: BurkettvilleBob on September 05, 2016, 11:42:50 AM
Come on fellas, I need some more pictures, just went through the 54 pages over the last couple days, now what am I going to do with myself.
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Post by: celliott on September 05, 2016, 04:42:19 PM
Come on fellas, I need some more pictures, just went through the 54 pages over the last couple days, now what am I going to do with myself.

Have you checked out the "Timber harvest methods and equipment" thread? That's got way more pages  ;)
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Post by: OH logger on September 05, 2016, 07:26:25 PM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11195/DSC01007.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1472942845)  golden oak and soft maple

ehp does your soft maple ever have worm tracks in it? just curious cause your soft maple always looks great ;)
 ours almost always does here
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Post by: Puffergas on September 05, 2016, 10:12:30 PM
Dang hemlock monkeys.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/19539/TreeMonkey.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473112200)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/19539/MonkeyTree.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473127627)

I'm going back to small trees and firewood!!
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Post by: BurkettvilleBob on September 06, 2016, 06:26:10 AM
Come on fellas, I need some more pictures, just went through the 54 pages over the last couple days, now what am I going to do with myself.

Have you checked out the "Timber harvest methods and equipment" thread? That's got way more pages  ;)

That's were I'm headed next!
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Post by: BurkettvilleBob on September 06, 2016, 06:31:05 AM
Puffergas, I think you already mentioned this, but what is the hemlock being used for? There are two lumber yards near me that do a pretty brisk business in rough hemlock framing lumber.

Anyone in Maine seen evidence of the wooly adelgid?
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Post by: thecfarm on September 06, 2016, 07:07:36 AM
I have not seen any evidence of the wolly adelgid. But have seen some down by the pond die and had a few here and there die on my land. I have not been to check on them all summer. I hope they are still alive.
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Post by: ehp on September 06, 2016, 04:58:26 PM
Ohio , yes I cut wormy soft maple , if where ever I'm cutting is close to water the soft maple will be wormy but cause the wood is still white in color the price is still pretty good , wormy = $600/1000  white clear=$750/1000, a couple years ago I could not give wormy away
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Post by: coxy on September 06, 2016, 06:32:39 PM
if you get the right cut with the worm in it it looks nice on a floor or a table
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Post by: millcreek40 on September 06, 2016, 07:22:26 PM
I have lots of photos if only it could be easier to put them on here
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Post by: ehp on September 06, 2016, 07:32:20 PM
most of my wormy goes for flooring then goes over seas
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Post by: OH logger on September 06, 2016, 09:15:54 PM
most of my wormy goes for flooring then goes over seas
same here if theyre clean but wormy. still dont pay great only 550. i was talkin to a buddy of mine and he is goin to give me the number of a soft maple buyer that pays good money for soft maple IF its wormy. he actually complained about the last batch he bought of my freind cause it wasnt wormy enough.
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Post by: Puffergas on September 06, 2016, 09:16:43 PM
BurkettvilleBob, I'll saw them into boards or something. Maybe I need to trade the band saw for a swing saw. My choker only would fit the small end. I don't know of a real market for hemlock over here except for the Amish or Yankee small mill. Surprised that they were not shakey. These were done for a favor. I didn't fell them just rigged, winches and skidded. Some of the hemlock are dyeing here but I don't know why. A forested said the bug is headed my way. He said to start planting Norway spruce or something like that.
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Post by: Gearbox on September 06, 2016, 10:12:57 PM
Barbender that was for a customer 17 cord in 16 hours . Ran hot up to 170 degrees . Changed oil and a new oil cooler all in all worked quite well .
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Post by: Solo33 on September 07, 2016, 10:08:59 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38222/image~2.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1473300411) 

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Post by: coxy on September 08, 2016, 06:50:56 AM
you guys have to take those 16in bars off your saws it makes your trees look so big  :D :D :D
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Post by: David-L on September 08, 2016, 08:31:43 PM
Into a nice Red Oak stand. Can't wait to see how a few loads of this averages out. $$$$



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/oak_9-8-1~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473380924) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/oak_9-8-2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473380829)
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Post by: LittleJohn on September 09, 2016, 12:34:11 PM
Here is my dad playing with his woods equipment, and moving either the large oak or butternut off his driveway.  Was a long weekend, and I was up so what did we do: drop trees, have bonfires and go to an antique tractor/logging show.

By the end of the weekend we lost a tire on the trailer; guess dragging it thru the woods and what not we poked a hole in the tire.  The price of playing...

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35211/2016_Dad.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1473438586)
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Post by: David-L on September 10, 2016, 06:15:10 AM
Nice set up Little John. Use my trailer to sort all the time.
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Post by: David-L on September 10, 2016, 06:18:42 AM
Some nice EW Pine I got into at the end of the week.




 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29166/big_pine_9-9_-3.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473502554)
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Post by: LittleJohn on September 12, 2016, 08:33:50 AM
Nice set up Little John. Use my trailer to sort all the time.
That is trailer is awesome, and quite the back saver; old man used to have a cable jammer on a International 300, with a "modified pickup, turned into woods trailer".  I am amazed at the logs that thin will pick up; plus when you unload you can hold logs at waist height for bucking into firewood. 

...maybe start look for a processer, for the old man, when he gets in his 70's
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Post by: timberlinetree on September 14, 2016, 05:16:12 AM
Nice looking stuff! Gee we get down graded for worm stain. Cutting lots of pole wood for firewood. It is selling good for some reason.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0913161503a-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473844469) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28754/0912161530a.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1473844486)
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Post by: Solo33 on September 16, 2016, 11:40:57 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38222/IMG_1462.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474083382)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/38222/IMG_1447.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474083537)

First picture says that Walnut season is upon us!
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 20, 2016, 10:42:51 PM
Cutting some good size hard maple on some really steep nasty ground really not good processor/forwarder ground. But the logs are cutting out real nice.
Bucking a 20" hard maple 10' Long
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4993.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474425491)
Another 10' HM log
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4994.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474425459)
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 20, 2016, 10:44:57 PM
Grounds so steep that the forwarder can't seem to stay rubber side down.  :D :D :D
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/DSCN4987.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474425853)
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Post by: BurkettvilleBob on September 21, 2016, 03:54:59 AM
Yikes, were the machine and operator alright?
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 21, 2016, 06:00:20 AM
Yeah operator was fine and machine was fine after a little TLC. Was up and running within a few hours of setting it back on its wheels.
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Post by: grassfed on September 21, 2016, 04:07:45 PM
A load of softwood stud wood heading out this morning. It has been a good summer to work but hard to make money. Softwood for Canadian mills is the only thing that is selling other than good hardwood, but I don't have much of that ready. I manage a to cut 3-5 mbf a week. Lots of work for the money but arthritis is slowing me down on the limbing and pulling cable; the bills are overdue so I keep trying to pick up the pace still I always enjoy the work.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14177/IMG_9799.JPG)
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Post by: g_man on September 21, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
What happened to that nice old truck you had grassfed ??
Nice load of fir.

gg
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Post by: grassfed on September 21, 2016, 06:33:05 PM
I still have it but I pushed it too hard with a full load and I melted a liner seal. I have been falling behind on things the last couple of years and I have not been able to work on it yet. I really need to put a motor with more power and torque in the truck because the 6v53 cannot handle the hills around my house. I was thinking of trying to fit a 6v92 ta. I think that the 6v53 is only good for about 30k  gvwr and more like 25k around here. The truck has a 51k GVWR and with 4 cords it is at about 47k. I kept hauling more and more until I hit failure  :D 
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Post by: 1270d on September 22, 2016, 06:15:12 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23720/IMG_20160908_133953532.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474582243)

We don't often run into hardwood this big UP here.  Rare treat.  I bet one of the guys he couldn't guess the stump diameter within a half inch.  He guessed within a quarter.  42.5 in.  Had to buy his breakfast the next day.
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Post by: Clark on September 22, 2016, 10:56:22 PM
Is that bigtooth aspen?

Clark
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Post by: 1270d on September 23, 2016, 05:49:08 AM
Red oak.  Haven't come across a big tooth over 36 inches yet.
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Post by: barbender on September 23, 2016, 10:10:00 AM
Nice! Oh, and happy birthday, young man ;)
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Post by: 1270d on September 23, 2016, 05:27:10 PM
Nice! Oh, and happy birthday, young man ;)
Thanks barbender!
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Post by: ehp on September 23, 2016, 05:43:14 PM
happy birthday day young lad, yep now that I'm a old guy I can say that  8), I should post pictures of what I'm not to cut on this job , huge red and white oak , lots of red in the 50 plus inch on the stump but no yellow dot on them so they are staying
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Post by: coxy on September 23, 2016, 07:29:51 PM
ehp    how would that work if your color blind  :) :)
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Post by: Clark on September 23, 2016, 11:40:21 PM
Red oak was my next guess...either seem wild though! It does amaze me how different the qualify of timber is from MN to the UP.

Clark
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Post by: ehp on September 24, 2016, 08:23:19 AM
Coxy, You better figure out how to see those dots on the trees here  8), You start cutting wrong trees and that gets you in real trouble real fast here
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Post by: barbender on September 24, 2016, 09:31:27 AM
As I'm sure Clark knows, we do grow some dandy hardwoods in MN, but it is isolated to small pockets. It seems like microclimates around the bigger lakes foster some good growth. But by and large, we are a pulpwood state. I do get jealous of all the fine hardwoods you fellas get to cut. BTW, on the marked timber/colorblindness issue, one third entry pine thin we cut was marked with a flourescent red paint the state was trying out, because the yellow they were using was causing problems in the thick hazelnut brush that comes up in the open pine stands. The leaves turn yellow in the fall ::) Well, as it turns out, the processor operator on that one is a bit colorblind toward the dull pink color that the paint had faded to. He was already finished cutting the job (he went on the lowboy when I got off, we do that often). So he was long gone when I discovered all the timber that had been missed. Ended up being about 3 truck loads :o My chainsaw and I got a good workout on that one, but truth be told I relish the opportunity to get to do some hand felling. Especially nice pine in a park like setting  ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on September 24, 2016, 01:05:02 PM
Coxy, You better figure out how to see those dots on the trees here  8), You start cutting wrong trees and that gets you in real trouble real fast here
I can see  just poking some fun  :D
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on September 24, 2016, 02:16:22 PM
This is what we're currently cutting...

 

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Sure, it's not wood, but we're still using a cutter!  Heck, we even got a processor, kernel processor that is!

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18262/IMG_20160922_135929.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474739355)

Might be the straightest thing we get to cut down around here.
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Post by: leeroyjd on September 24, 2016, 03:49:06 PM
^^ Reminds me of a joke about some city slicker observing corn being chopped and yelling at the operator for clear cutting the forest.
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on September 24, 2016, 04:07:07 PM
  We had a very successful clearcut of that corn forest...  Got another 3 or 4 days worth and then onto the next project!
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Post by: coxy on September 24, 2016, 07:17:56 PM
better you than me  I did that 1 time and never ever again round and round and round not for me  :)
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Post by: Clark on September 25, 2016, 11:53:51 PM
ehp    how would that work if your color blind  :) :)

I've had to mark with a different color paint because one of the cutters was color blind. Something about teal paint makes a guy feel more like he spent a day painting an elementary classroom then a day in the woods.

Clark
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Post by: barbender on September 26, 2016, 01:10:05 AM
Clark, personally I like that teal color, it shows up pretty well in the forest.
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Post by: LittleJohn on September 26, 2016, 09:18:07 AM
Here in the Southern end of MN, most corn fields are in standing water.  Watched one framer drive his corn bind into the field, within 100 feet he had to be dragged out as the wheels were absolutely buried
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Post by: barbender on September 26, 2016, 10:53:48 AM
This has been one of the wettest summers, and now falls, that I can remember.
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Post by: ehp on September 26, 2016, 10:57:29 AM
its raining now but for here it has been the hottest and driest summer ever on record
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 26, 2016, 05:30:12 PM
One of the wettest summers on record here and now a wet/soggy fall. Rain and 50's the last few days. Hard to get any farming done, also hard to get much logging done.
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on September 26, 2016, 07:47:53 PM
We've got 1 day to go and we'll be done corn till next year!  Here in NH it's been super dry.  Pretty sure our honorable weathermen recently said we're down over 13inches of rain this year.  We don't want it all at once but we sure could use some rain!  Well, maybe after the next couple fairs...
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Post by: coxy on September 26, 2016, 07:54:10 PM
it been dryer than a popcorn fart here all summer  :)
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on September 26, 2016, 08:17:00 PM
...said we're down over 13inches of rain this year.

We've had 13 inches in the last few weeks. Going on 1" since yesterday morning and calling for another 1 to 1.5 inches by wednesday. Woods is getting very wet, figure the DNR forester will be out tomorrow to shut us down until it dries out.
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Post by: barbender on September 26, 2016, 11:35:43 PM
I didn't even go in today, probably not tomorrow either. Wet, wet, wet.
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on September 27, 2016, 10:29:35 AM
When I left the house this AM we had about .25in of rain.  Unfortunately it was tapering off.  That will knock the dust down but won't make a difference in our overall deficit. 
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Post by: Fokke on September 27, 2016, 12:15:12 PM
Two pics from this summer

The boss unloading some beech logs
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42147/Photo0011.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474992763)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42147/Photo0012.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474992798)
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Post by: LittleJohn on September 27, 2016, 03:05:06 PM
Two pics from this summer

The boss unloading some beech logs ...
Tell the boss to straight up the pile  :D
..unless you are the boss, then back to woods for another load
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Fokke on September 27, 2016, 03:08:35 PM
Tell the boss to straight up the pile  :D

It doesn't matter if the pile is straight, the logs get cut in 1 metre long logs immediately afterwards and loaded on a truck. It's all firewood.
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Post by: xalexjx on September 28, 2016, 08:12:28 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/20160928_182552.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475106294)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/20160929_062830.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475147175)

i hate cutting softwood pulp. guess im glad i can at least get rid of it.
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Post by: lynde37avery on October 01, 2016, 08:07:17 PM
hardwood and Hemlock cutting going on over here. ash, maple black Birch.
 

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Post by: timberlinetree on October 02, 2016, 07:29:41 AM
Nice job!
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Post by: BargeMonkey on October 03, 2016, 08:45:03 PM
 Knock down some hemlock for "deer habitat". 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20160928_145311.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475540674) 

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Unfortunately stuck driving truck, wood prices just came back, hoping to be in the woods next week.
 Picture of the hole this morning, about 80ft so far, going down 205ft. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20161003_073622.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475541163) 

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Post by: kiko on October 03, 2016, 10:23:02 PM
I thought I might post some pictures of what I am currently working on here instead of starting a new thread each time.  Continue?

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25160/1003161913.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475547214)
Cat transmission complete rebuild ,  ready to go.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25160/1003161913a.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475547134)
Removing pin from TC grapple.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25160/0928161951.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1475555711)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BurkettvilleBob on October 04, 2016, 01:56:58 AM
BargeMonkey, maybe this has been stated already, but what is that hole for? And what a miserable place to be all day, down in it. How many days has the project been underway?
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Post by: timberlinetree on October 04, 2016, 06:14:06 AM
Neat to see what every one is doing! Don't want to know the price of that trans,but looks good! Keep digging and you'll hit China. Nice job and thanks for posting!
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Post by: Ed_K on October 04, 2016, 08:54:55 AM
 Bargemonkey, you ever had trouble with that saw bar hanging down on the skidder? I bent one when a pole raised up while driving over it.
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Post by: g_man on October 04, 2016, 08:30:05 PM
Trying to salvage the logs from some doomed white pine before they die. Trees like this one with the big Blister Rust canker on it. Between the blister rust and weevils my pine has a tough time.

 

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gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on October 04, 2016, 08:49:10 PM
I have and can grow some mighty nice white pine on my land. Yes,I had some ugly one,very few that looked liked first picture. No bid deal to have them 3 feet across. I had some that was evn 4 feet across,but the most of them was 3 feet. Pretty tress and tall too. We use to have to cut a"road" for them to fall in. If not they would knock down alot of trees.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kiko on October 04, 2016, 10:51:01 PM
 

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H model deere transmission almost ready to go into
 

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this hole after it is cleaned out.  Next will be to pull the convertor.
 

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Excavator mulcher in for oil cooler leak, engine repair and pump reseal.
 

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Post by: ehp on October 05, 2016, 09:22:02 AM
looking good Kiko, nice job
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Post by: kiko on October 08, 2016, 08:48:33 PM
KPM pump off excavator for reseal.  Found internal damage that must be repaired or pump replaced; time to acquire parts and cost will decide which way to go.  Also on this table is a cat pump (535c)with a seized servo piston and a rexroth 107cc motor that came in for shaft replacement but has to have the entire rotating group.
 

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Swash plate bearing surface damage.
 

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Cylinder block damage at valve plate.
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on October 09, 2016, 09:24:07 PM
BargeMonkey, maybe this has been stated already, but what is that hole for? And what a miserable place to be all day, down in it. How many days has the project been underway?
Its a bypass tunnel for the local dam, 22' across going down 205ft, then 2x 11' tunnels which both go quite a ways will be bored out this winter with a fancy tunnel machine. We are hauling all the rock and other material on site, 3-4 trucks every day usually, this phase of the project has been going for about 18months. I did a couple clear cuts down there and then last winter we participated in the large mass excavation project, which we have to re-haul someplace else at somepoint. The way it looks we will be down there 5+more yrs and the trucks will literally be worn out by then.  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kiko on October 27, 2016, 10:38:22 PM
Some of what I am currently working on...

Tc 630c drive pump build , note ratchet to mark today stopping point.

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Fecon mulching head rotor motor,  broke down for inspection,  shaft seal blown , disassembly to look for internal high pressures leaks, no problem found.   Determine seal failure result of pressure spikes from stalling rotor/operator issue.  Seal kit ordered.

 

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Tc 230c kawasaki pump cleaned and waiting to get on table.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: teakwood on October 28, 2016, 08:28:52 AM
Love your fotos, you're a mechanical wizard! I would be happy to have half of you knowledge.
If i ever have a problem with my excavator i give you a call! you could make a "vacation" down here. :D :D 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on October 28, 2016, 10:16:34 AM
kiko,

  Asking this as an automotive parts guy, do you find it easier (less down time) and cheaper to rebuild these pumps vs. replacing with a new or reman unit?  I ask because at the dealer I work for we almost always replace vs. rebuild, but its a lot different with somebody's car vs. somebody's job / important piece of equipment.  Just wondering, you do some really neat projects, we don't have many heavy duty shops up here, you can always tell the good ones, they have a ton of work!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kiko on October 28, 2016, 01:51:24 PM
Often these pumps are not catastrophic failures, so the can be repaired much cheaper.  When all components need to be replaced sometimes the sum of the parts is more than new or remain.  Also I can't deal with something someone else remaned.  Usally if I can't fix it I want new.  Just for reference as compared to automotive parts, that yellow pump cost close to 10k, so there is a lot of room for me and the customer.
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on October 28, 2016, 02:21:41 PM
Got-cha!  That puts it into perspective!  Makes sense, and it works for both you and your customers.  Thanks for the insight.  I've got my fingers crossed that I won't have any catastrophic failures, but I'm not holding my breath!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on October 28, 2016, 05:24:51 PM
if I remember right in the late 90s a pc300 pump was around 20k :o :o
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kiko on October 28, 2016, 05:56:28 PM
Yes those piston pumps are crazy expensive.  Once you buy and install you own it.  People will spend a long time trying to find something else wrong with a machine Because of that reason.   All the while they are running it and contaminating the entire hydraulic system in the process.  If I even suspect the pump, off it comes to disassemble and inspect. If there are no issues just reassemble with new seals. 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on October 28, 2016, 06:15:45 PM
the best part was I got about 100gal of oil for the chain saw bar  8)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on October 28, 2016, 06:21:47 PM
a question for you my 518 cat says to run 30w trans and drive train oil in it in the summer winter says to run 20w can I run the 20w year round I am running the 30w year round just takes a little longer in the winter for it to get out of slow mode  :) or will the 20w make the trans run hot in the summer
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kiko on October 28, 2016, 07:19:41 PM
I would stay with the 30 weight , winter warm up time would as important with 20 weight.  But have little experience with y'alls kind of cold weather. I would recomend servicing the transmission as recommended.  T-04 spec oil?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Gearbox on October 28, 2016, 08:30:52 PM
kiko 10 grand makes you a believe regular oil and filter changes are cheap insurance .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on October 28, 2016, 09:49:59 PM
I would stay with the 30 weight , winter warm up time would as important with 20 weight.  But have little experience with y'alls kind of cold weather. I would recomend servicing the transmission as recommended.  T-04 spec oil?
cold any where from 0 to-30 ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: mills on October 29, 2016, 07:10:03 AM
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Loaded these up last night. Beats the heck out of gum ties.  :D Been in good timber most of the summer, just haven't had time to take advantage of it the way I would have liked.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ohio_Bill on October 29, 2016, 09:36:31 AM
That is some good looking Oak. Are you cutting mostly white oak?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: mills on October 29, 2016, 01:30:55 PM
Heavy to the white oak, but a decent amount of red oak, and hickory.

Had to sort through the pile some, but I hauled on load to the yard that had at least one white oak, red oak, hickory, poplar, maple, gum, and birch. ;D Got to keep those buyers on their toes.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 29, 2016, 07:57:37 PM
Been so wet here that there aren't many places we are allowed to cut. So we took this job cutting a lot of junk pulp. But at least we are still working.
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My view for the day.
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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on October 30, 2016, 01:11:37 PM
Jobs like that you wonder why is this being thinned?  Give it a haircut and let it grow back with more junk.  Better than sitting home though.   
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 30, 2016, 05:15:56 PM
That's what I kept thinking just buzz it off and hope whatever grows back is better. There isn't a straight 8' stick of wood in the place, 2/3 of it is full of rot and overgrown seams, just junk.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on October 30, 2016, 08:15:41 PM
We re  cutting a patch like that now.   Clear cut though.   From a short distance it looks like a nice younger stand that would produce a lot of bolts.   Nope, lots of rot and seams and the tops are all dead.   When the tops are dying like this the limbs seem a lot tougher than a healthy tree, you ever notice that?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Clark on October 30, 2016, 11:24:31 PM
If the stand was clearcut before, is there any reason to expect a different result if you were to cut it all?

Clark
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Tarm on October 31, 2016, 06:49:38 AM
To my non forester's eye that looks like a low site index hard maple stand. I have a few spots like that on my land holdings. I thin them heavy, cutting about half and then underplant white pine. In 15-20 years remove the overstory to release the pine. White pine will be much more productive than hard maple on those low fertility soils.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 31, 2016, 09:23:36 PM
It is low site index ground for hard maple, very shallow and rocky soil. This is TIMO land so they aren't going to go through the expense of plating white pine, not to mention there is no market for white pine so if your goal is revenue, softwood isn't the way to go about it.

There is some nice stump sprouted red oak growing on the site. So if it was my land I would probably leave the oak overstory for seed and then make sure the soil is scarified to promote oak regeneration. Also leave some of the best hard and soft maple and cut the rest of the junk. Right now the stand has an initial BA over 200 sqft/acre, and we are thinning it down to ~80BA, 99% of what is being cut is half dead and full of rot. Probably 80% of what is being left is as bad or worse than the junk being cut. My question is will the majority of it still be alive and marketable in 10 or 15 years when they plan to cut it again?

1270 I've noticed that the half dead limbs don't shear off worth a darn, makes an already crap job a lot more aggravating.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Tarm on November 02, 2016, 08:13:20 AM
To bad about the lack of softwood markets. One never knows what the future will bring but it is difficult to make forestry investments when there are no current markets. If 80% of the 80 BA is junk then only 16 BA or so is any good. Sounds like a good site for a deferred shelterwood. Cut down to 20-30 sq. ft. leaving the oaks and the best maples, do some site prep, and let it grow for 40 years. Hopefully it would regenerate as a mixed red oak, red maple stand. Of course site prep cost money so that is why the owners are not doing it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on November 02, 2016, 08:45:57 PM
 First solid day in the bush running a saw, the fella I bought my skidder from will be operating it this winter on my property and I'll be doing most of the cutting.  I've done lots of cutting but not on this scale, a solid day in the swamp taking out beaver ringed trees and dead or dying ash, some good oak as well.  Most of this is going for firewood.  Feels good to be cutting, looking for a new chainsaw.



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BurkettvilleBob on November 03, 2016, 04:28:53 AM
What do you have now, I remember seeing you with an echo?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on November 03, 2016, 06:39:21 PM
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Pretty heavy cutting in a stand of overgrown rotting hardwood. Lots and lots of pulp
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on November 03, 2016, 07:54:27 PM
never seen trees grow sideways before :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on November 03, 2016, 07:59:36 PM
Cutting Eastern White Pine. Three loads this week.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: goose63 on November 04, 2016, 09:52:31 AM
never seen trees grow sideways before :D :D :D


Side winder's :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: killamplanes on November 04, 2016, 09:46:51 PM
I need to visit the UP and see those trees. Just back the semi under them and cut. :D :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on November 04, 2016, 10:16:31 PM
Shoot. Forgot that iPhones like to turn pics sideways. I'll have to try and fix it on the computer.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on November 05, 2016, 05:55:24 AM
wannaergo,there is a place to rotate pictures in your gallery. Seem you have to have the phone a certain way when taking pictures. The pictures may look right to you,but to me they are sideways.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on November 05, 2016, 06:16:39 AM
Shoot. Forgot that iPhones like to turn pics sideways. I'll have to try and fix it on the computer.
just poking some fun  :) :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on November 05, 2016, 09:27:44 AM
What do you have now, I remember seeing you with an echo?

i need all the clutches i can get!

i used the echo for 9 hours the other day....with my bad elbow...went and bought a lighter stihl 261cm to rehab my elbow and love the saw.  the first stihl that starts and keeps running that ive ever had, also easy on my elbow.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: kiko on November 06, 2016, 07:53:42 PM
Pin pullin' wheel buncher

 

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Also pulled and pressed on new bushings.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on November 07, 2016, 07:20:22 PM
Looks good kiko! Here's some spruce I've been cutting
 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BurkettvilleBob on November 08, 2016, 02:49:05 AM
What a beautiful day to be thrashing around in the pucker brush in Maine. Nice looking spruce too, seems like all the spruce I see that large are already rotten. Is it going for stud wood?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on November 08, 2016, 06:35:49 AM
pucker brush.
Have not heard that word since '93,when my Dad passed away.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BurkettvilleBob on November 08, 2016, 07:58:39 AM
pucker brush.
Have not heard that word since '93,when my Dad passed away.
Really? I've never been to Chesterville, but I would have thought "pucker brush" would be a pretty common phrase. " There I was, minding my own business, when old Willis' cow come out in the road. Well I swerved over to the ditch hand side, and ended up in the pucker brush."
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on November 08, 2016, 07:39:44 PM
pucker brush is an old word. Probably use it at work and I would get some odd looks. Just like birch hook.I work in a hardware store. Some guy called up for a birch hook. Everyone was asked and had no idea,than I got asked and I said,yes,right out back and with replaceable tips too. I think it's called a pulp hook on the shelf.
How about haywire? It helps to have a Father that was born in 1923.
Had more than one guy trying to explain something to the young help,than I come around the corner and they say,you're an old farmer,I need........ and then I help them find it. There's a lot of people that have lost these old words and some have never seen the old tools and have never done it that way. Than there's a bunch now that live on a 300 foot square lot too. I grew up digging with a shovel and moving rocks and hauling wood. Cutting bushes with something that did not need gas to make it run.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: treeslayer2003 on November 08, 2016, 08:03:19 PM
how bout working a field caterboss or caterwoumpuss?
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Post by: newoodguy78 on November 08, 2016, 10:04:55 PM
Not sure about the field caterboss. However I've heard the caterwoumpuss phrase a few times. I can honestly say every time that word comes up the situation is much less than desirable  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Maine logger88 on November 08, 2016, 11:45:56 PM
What a beautiful day to be thrashing around in the pucker brush in Maine. Nice looking spruce too, seems like all the spruce I see that large are already rotten. Is it going for stud wood?
Thanks burkettvillebob! Yes it was a great day! It is going for stud wood. I also use puckerbrush often haha! Also round robin hoods barn out in the willywacks and a few others that can't be posted here lol lol lol
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on November 09, 2016, 06:22:24 AM
Yes,robin hood's barn was spoken too. I had forgot about that one.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on November 09, 2016, 12:19:21 PM
Is caterwoumpus similar to a term I have used, kitty wompus?   Meaning all crooked or not fitting properly or sideways.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BurkettvilleBob on November 09, 2016, 01:35:59 PM
Reckon so, I've said "cattywampus", just depends where you're from I guess.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: cutterboy on November 09, 2016, 07:30:37 PM
Yes,robin hood's barn was spoken too. I had forgot about that one.
What does that one mean?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on November 09, 2016, 07:32:00 PM
Means to take the long way around something.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on November 18, 2016, 06:14:34 PM
A few pics from today.  First picture is a load of some white birch veneer.  It is either cut 7'6" or 10'6" with a minimum top diameter of 10"

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Some spruce and fir logs. Logs are cut 12'6" or 16'6" to a minimum 6" diameter

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The prescription for one side of the road was a white pine/red spruce shelterwood and the other side of the road is a commercial thinning focusing on leaving red spruce and white pine while removing intolerant hardwoods and balsam fir.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BurkettvilleBob on November 18, 2016, 09:44:46 PM
A few pics from today.  First picture is a load of some white birch veneer.  It is either cut 7'6" or 10'6" with a minimum top diameter of 10".

Any idea what the 7'6" veneer is for? It seems like an odd length.
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Post by: barbender on November 19, 2016, 01:14:12 AM
That's exceptional birch, Ken!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on November 20, 2016, 04:10:24 PM
Any idea what the 7'6" veneer is for? It seems like an odd length.

I'm not entirely sure although I know the small local veneer plant does veneer for skateboards and gun stocks.  I believe the white birch is for gun stock

That's exceptional birch, Ken!

I agree  We usually don't get much white birch that size. The property belongs to a local University and they have a significant amount of mature to over mature stands that are going downhill.  There have been many large birch on the job that are standing dead.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on November 20, 2016, 08:37:51 PM
 I've gotten 2hrs of cutting in 3 months.  :D :D  maybe firewood counts. Lost the injector pump in my processor last weekend, wasn't fun. Hammered out some today. Been pounding a truck all week, they have a 490 Komatsu and a 349E cat hot loading 6-7 trucks all day long, brand new D6T pushing to them. It's quite the show to watch. Tunnel is 108ft down now, just a little more to go.  :D :D

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on November 25, 2016, 11:00:25 PM
Got moved to some USFS ground thinning some red pine. I wish I could cut this kind of wood all day everyday. No problem for our old processor to knock out 60~80+ cord a day.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 26, 2016, 09:31:01 AM
That is one tall pile! 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on November 26, 2016, 06:24:48 PM
Chevy you hound.    Nice to cut pine like that I am sure.  Our current job has little patches of pine here and there.   Maybe a dozen trees at a pop.  I think they were planted by lumberjacks in the past.
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Post by: barbender on November 26, 2016, 06:57:55 PM
A nice stand of second or third entry pine can sure bring the production numbers up.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on November 26, 2016, 07:43:40 PM
It really ups your production when you get 10 sticks to the tree. Too bad there was only 8 acres of it and it's all done almost as fast as it began. Decked up about 170 cord mainly of saw blots in two 8-9 hour shifts and never once had to mess with a single bar and only sharpened two chains. That makes for a happy operator.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on November 27, 2016, 12:22:11 AM
A sharp contrast to ratty hardwood, for sure ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on November 30, 2016, 09:45:24 PM
Although we have been able to cut some really nice spruce on this job I wish the white pine was up for grabs.  Had our first major snowfall of the season.  Some glad I don't have to pull cable and run power saw on days like this.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on December 01, 2016, 05:25:47 PM
Ken, we got a huge rain storm and thunder storm, I would sooner had the snow
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Post by: g_man on December 02, 2016, 07:04:00 PM
Cutting fir - like trying to make a silk purse from a sow's ear  :D

 

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It is time in the woods and that makes it OK !!

gg
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Post by: dustintheblood on December 02, 2016, 08:16:27 PM
"butt log" for sure  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: g_man on December 02, 2016, 09:36:52 PM
For sure !!!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on December 02, 2016, 10:09:32 PM
Some sites, we'll get into 20"+ fir butt logs that are completely solid (that's rare). Other sites, every tree is half rotten, even the 4" ones.
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Post by: Clark on December 02, 2016, 11:07:16 PM
barbender - I'm curious if the incidence of hollow/rotten fir increases the further east you are in the state? At least, that's my general perception.

Clark
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Post by: thecfarm on December 03, 2016, 05:48:31 AM
Most of my fir looks like that too. But I did have a few acres of some mighty fine looking fir. It was great looking stuff. No rot at all. For the most part it can be scary stuff to cut down. Have to be careful. I had some that was 70 years old. Now when I see one and I am cutting firewood I cut it down and let something else grow. Most times even a 4 inch one will show signs of decay. I have been in some areas of my land,they grow about 3-4 inches across and than break off about knee high due to rot.
Must be something that is not in the soil??
My OWB likes the fir.  ;D
But white pine does great on my land. I had and have some mighty fine looking pine. 
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Post by: barbender on December 03, 2016, 08:51:34 AM
Clark, I would say in general, yes. We cut a big St. Louis county sale for Sappi north of Gnesen, and the balsam on that site was atrocious, not to mention most of it was dead from a budworm infestation. The White spruce was beautiful, however, and the birch was pretty nice too. Most of the nicer big balsam I have seen grows up north of Nashwauk in Balsam township, of all places ;D
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Post by: Ken on December 03, 2016, 07:28:13 PM
The quality of the fir in our region is largely dependant on the soil quality.  I've worked in both very good quality and very poor quality stands.  What gets really discouraging is when you cut cookies off the butt to get it "sounded up" and then it turns redder than a fox's behind when you cut the first log off.
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Post by: Clark on December 03, 2016, 11:19:14 PM
Thanks, barbender. My sample size from places further west is rather small. My mother's side of the family has land in Roseau county with amazing balsam on it. 16-18" DBH and 6 sticks all day long. It's going downhill fast but that area is too far from any mill. Trying to get any price for it has been difficult.

Clark
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Post by: Lumberjohn on December 04, 2016, 07:34:02 AM
Looks like it was scuffed the last time they logged.
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Post by: barbender on December 04, 2016, 09:16:24 PM
Yes Clark, the softwood pulp market for that part of the state is pretty grim. Potlatch buys Balsam bolts down to 5 1/2" all day long though. It's still a long ways to Bemidji from up there though.
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Post by: 1270d on December 04, 2016, 10:13:12 PM
Yes Clark, the softwood pulp market for that part of the state is pretty grim. Potlatch buys Balsam bolts down to 5 1/2" all day long though. It's still a long ways to Bemidji from up there though.

If balsam doesn't clean up in the first stick its all you going in the pulp pile.   Too much hassle because like Ken mentioned it will go punky or red in the middle of the tree after showing a clean butt.

   In my opinion it's the worst tree to sort for saw bolts along with aspen.   Not nearly as honest as spruce or red pine.  If they show a clean butt 95% of the time the whole stick is sound.
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Post by: Gearbox on December 05, 2016, 10:32:26 AM
Barbender today I am moving the small tractor to my BIL place on hwy 2 east of town . Still cleaning up blow down Pine . I don't know if I will take the 6870 or wait till spring to process . In the next few days the skid trails will freeze . You guys running 50/50 blend yet ?I just blended my 9600 ford .
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Post by: barbender on December 05, 2016, 03:42:31 PM
Whatever offroad they have at Cenex ;) Usually they have straight #1 by this time, and they only have one offroad pump. The boss just had us go straight #1 "don't even mess around trying to blend it". He fugures one day lost to a gelled machine costs more than whatever extra #1 costs him. Watch out in that blowdown, expecially under the snow ;) ;)
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 05, 2016, 04:49:23 PM
I don't even attempt to sort out balsam bolts, its all pulp (granted I never cut any bigger than 8" or so). In the time it takes me to try and clean the butt up and decide if its sound enough I can have the whole tree in the pulp pile and be starting in the next. And we get paid just as well for pulp as we do saw bolts.
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Post by: barbender on December 05, 2016, 05:06:57 PM
We do a lot of sorting with the forwarders. Our softwood pulp can't be hollow, and only 25% rot. Usually if we are sorting bolts out of balsam or spruce, we just take stuff over 8", sometimes 10", so it's not a big deal to sort them with the forwarder. The point I was trying to make to Clark, is that if you had an exceptional stand of balsam and no pulp market, you could shoehorn it into the stud mill ;)
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Post by: Clark on December 05, 2016, 09:23:16 PM
Thanks for the response barbender. I get the impression, and it may be more of a fact, that the balsam fir growing in western MN is much nicer than points further east. My father once laid claim to finding the state champion balsam fir. At that time it was 92' tall and 24" DBH. They took a picture of him standing next to it and he claims the trees in the background are in Canada. This is when he was working out of Warroad, MN. Granted, there is no guarantee that his large tree was solid but on this side of the state I can cruise timber for a week and never see a balsam fir larger than 8" DBH. For a variety of reason (I guess) it just doesn't do as well over here.

I've spent some time at the Huron Mountain Club in the upper penninsula and have never seen a balsam fir there that makes me blink. Sure, huge sugar maple but who wants that when you can have bolt-grade balsam?! :D

Clark
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Post by: Gearbox on December 05, 2016, 09:35:38 PM
Made 3 drags today cleaning up skid trails . Most of the wood is over mature Jack Pine that broke off in the wind . Mostly safe , take the stem then take the snag . Some Red Pine tipped over those root wads can be a challenge , just carry 2 chainsaws and some times 3 .
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Post by: reprod on December 05, 2016, 11:19:06 PM
Here are some poles I cut on the tree farm, northwest Oregon.   The longest couple on this load are 105'. 
The log truck in the picture is a little unique.  The back of the trailer has a steering axle underneath.  The driver can steer the trailer from inside the cab. 
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/44385/IMG_3234.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1480997662)
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Post by: barbender on December 05, 2016, 11:52:04 PM
Nice timber, reprod! Those steering axle trailers are something, I've watched some videos of European trucks coming down switchbacks with poles on and a steering rear. It's crazy the corners they were making!

Clark, that is some balsam there!

Yep Gearbox, bring lots of saws and take your time.
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Post by: newoodguy78 on December 06, 2016, 12:19:09 AM
Now that is some serious sticks of wood. They must cut them to length at the mill?

Do they haul that length down the open road or are they only on logging roads with those trucks? Either way I bet there is quite a learning curve to those type of trailers.
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Post by: reprod on December 06, 2016, 02:01:06 AM
Now that is some serious sticks of wood. They must cut them to length at the mill?

Do they haul that length down the open road or are they only on logging roads with those trucks? Either way I bet there is quite a learning curve to those type of trailers.

They haul them down the road this way.  Flaggers are typically needed on both ends of the truck.  Some smaller county roads are restricted, but most allow us to haul on them. 
They are already cut to length.  We sell poles 35' to 130' in length.  They debark and treat them at this length.  The longer lengths are getting harder to come by.
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Post by: coxy on December 06, 2016, 07:16:04 AM
how do you get paid for them  by the ton,board ft or the length 
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Post by: reprod on December 06, 2016, 09:56:45 AM
how do you get paid for them  by the ton,board ft or the length 
Most of the time by scale/bd ft. 
Some buyers pay by the pole.  They have a spreadsheet with all of the pole lengths/grades they are looking for with the price they pay or each.   
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Post by: enigmaT120 on December 06, 2016, 02:41:28 PM
Are those poles generally worth much more than the same tree cut into more normal length logs?  They must bring more money to somebody, since it costs so much more to haul them.  I see them sometimes, they're cool to watch.  Not that I need to worry about it, the only trees I have that tall are much thicker.  And it's hard enough to get regular length logs out over my bridge/curve.

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Post by: reprod on December 06, 2016, 03:47:59 PM
Are those poles generally worth much more than the same tree cut into more normal length logs?  They must bring more money to somebody, since it costs so much more to haul them.  I see them sometimes, they're cool to watch.  Not that I need to worry about it, the only trees I have that tall are much thicker.  And it's hard enough to get regular length logs out over my bridge/curve.



Generally they are worth more, but not always.  There are times when they are worth a lot more.  When the market is hot for poles, the pole companies will usually pay for the trucking.  I generally don't bother with poles unless the market is quite a bit higher than export. 
One of the problems with producing poles is fall down.  Fall down is the price you get if the pole doesn't make grade.  You don't know if the pole made grade until after it is peeled (at the pole yard).  If the pole gets rejected, it is still good for logs...  but the price you get for the logs is the "fall down".  The fall down price is usually quite a bit lower than the normal log market and much lower than the pole market.
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 06, 2016, 05:05:48 PM
Still cutting USFS ground but have moved from nice red pine to ratty hardwood and over mature half rotten aspen. And to top it off its on a very steep hill. Pictures don't do it justice but most of the hillside the forwarder can't access so I've been pulling what I can to the top and the rest gets launched to the bottom tree length and processed at the bottom. Slid down about 20 feet on the snow uncontrollably this afternoon at which point I decided it was time to call it a day. 
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Post by: BargeMonkey on December 08, 2016, 04:01:45 AM
 Log prices are back but I've got some clearing work Ive got to do when I get home, I honestly don't need the wood and need to put cobble in my yard come spring so holding off on trucking in.  Got called back to the boat on short notice for a family emergency so killing time now.
 

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 Its too wet and i dont feel like tearing up 1 mile of road, had to send pictures to a friend showing him I still knew how to pull cable.  :D
 

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 The boy counting drivers the other day as we made up a box of chain. I bought a borzon wheel for 3/4 and .404, if you grind chain they are the only way to go, wish I had tried one a while ago.
 

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 Maintenance is the killer right now, got a bunch of repairs planned for this winter and just trying to keep everything going. Our mechanic is good and I pick up the slack when I can.

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 Lost my injector pump and was down for a few days, never know what your going to be turning wrenches on from day to day.  :D , squared away and going again, still debating the 3/4 conversion, I'm running the GB bars now and 90% of the time .404 is ok but I still think 3/4 is the way to go in ugly wood. I heat my house with all the ends and crap off the processor mixed in with some slabwood, only way to go. 

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 Opening day of deer season I end up putting in an 8' belt splice, got to keep stuff going. I'm ok at it, there's an art to splicing belts. All and all we have some of the best guys working for us and it shows. 

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 My father standing by some pine I've got to cut in the next little bit, real nice white pine is hard to find around here sometimes.
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Post by: coxy on December 08, 2016, 07:11:18 AM
barge you got some nice equipment but whats with the artic crap side by side  :D :D why not stick with all yellow  :) :)  going to have fun today have to help my buddy  put sand in a trench for electric wire 800ft long and has to be 2ft of sand on the bottom and 2ft on top the mud is going to be bad after putting the tracks on the skid steer
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Post by: 1270d on December 08, 2016, 10:42:09 PM
Here's a clip from this summer, cutting in a spruce swamp.   To date this is the deepest bog I have operated on. 

https://youtu.be/yTSY8IGnRpM
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Post by: newoodguy78 on December 08, 2016, 11:00:35 PM
That must be an unnerving feeling operating on ground like that. At least I know it would be for me.
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Post by: barbender on December 08, 2016, 11:08:56 PM
Hoo boy! That is deep! We usually try to save  those for winter ;D
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Post by: barbender on December 08, 2016, 11:12:44 PM
I've always enjoyed the look on someone's face if they are riding along in a processor on a bog and  the operator shoves a stick down lime that. Kind of like when a Southerner watches an ice auger hit water for the first time :o
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Post by: newoodguy78 on December 08, 2016, 11:33:34 PM
I've always enjoyed the look on someone's face if they are riding along in a processor on a bog and  the operator shoves a stick down lime that. Kind of like when a Southerner watches an ice auger hit water for the first time :o
:D :D I know that look you're talking about when a southerner sees water coming up out of the hole for the first time. It's the combination of that ain't right and what have I got myself into now look.
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Post by: 1270d on December 09, 2016, 05:33:45 AM
You can see waves in the ground as you move the machine around.   8)
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Post by: thecfarm on December 09, 2016, 06:08:54 AM
41 feet of mud. I have to cross a bog to get to the back lot. The ground will move when a forwarder crosses it. Even the tractor use to do it. Now with a layer of rock about 2-3 feet deep has taken seeing most of the ground moving away.  ;D
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 09, 2016, 07:10:07 AM
I've heard of a guy that was cutting a bog like that down by Amasa and the machine all the sudden broke through and his processor went down so fast he didn't think he was going to make it out of the cab in time. When it finally stopped the machine was down to the roof and took 4 large excavators to dig it out.
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Post by: 1270d on December 09, 2016, 07:26:58 AM
If there is no root base and I haven't laid a mat, I don't go there.   I don't need an adventure like that Chevy, calculated risk only, no driving around to see if it's soft.  Mat first.

It is difficult or next to impossible to lay a durable mat without adequate stumps and roots underneath.   
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Post by: xalexjx on December 09, 2016, 09:09:38 AM
I started a lot 2 winters ago, had about a 1/3 mile skid through what i would consider a pretty soft swamp. Still have 40 acres or so of hw (mostly hard maple) on a rigde past it to cut but dont dare go back till we get some steady sub 0 temps. It was weird skidding through it and watching trees 30 ft away swaying. Just moved equip to a new lot last week and things are starting to tighten up here pretty good will get some pictures up soon.
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Post by: Gearbox on December 09, 2016, 09:29:29 AM
I remember in the spruce swamp shaking the snow out of the trees along the road when going out loaded . With a 250 we could not get out of the low side until we got to mineral soil . 6 above this morning making ice on the skid roads .
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Post by: barbender on December 09, 2016, 11:38:21 AM
This is a road we built across a swamp this fall to make all season access into a large tract of timber. We used a layer of fabric, then 22' tamarack poles for corduroy, then another layer of fabric, then about 2' of "jig rock"over the top. "Jig rock" is the name used for the overburden and waste from the iron mines, which we have millions of yards of up here. It works great for crossing soft areas, it typically runs up to 3" in size, with good "angularity" so it really locks together and bridges the soft areas.(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20161114_112011.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1481300033)
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The only drawback with the jig rock is that with the iron content, it is red, and that red gets all over everything. Your vehicle bleeds red 6 months after driving on it if it gets wet ;)
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Post by: 1270d on December 09, 2016, 05:37:43 PM
That's an interesting road.   Do you leave it permanently?   We have huge piles of red mine waste here as well, but they sure don't let it go cheap.
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Post by: reprod on December 09, 2016, 08:50:39 PM
Here's a clip from this summer, cutting in a spruce swamp.   To date this is the deepest bog I have operated on. 

https://youtu.be/yTSY8IGnRpM


Wow!  Great video.  I've never seen ground like that before.
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Post by: barbender on December 09, 2016, 11:49:26 PM
1270, yep that will be a permanent road. We put it in for UPM on their land. The road got pretty tall, because the tamarack was layed in approximately 2' thick, and then all the fill on top. We're figuring the whole road will sink at least a foot before it stops settling. The last time I.checked,.most places.were getting $1/yard for the jig rock, it may be more now. It's pretty cheap.
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Post by: Ken on December 23, 2016, 08:24:37 PM
You can see waves in the ground as you move the machine around.   8)

This parcel is not quite that soft but you certainly have to be cautious.  Very hard to get the stumps low enough to get the forwarder through easily.  Here is picture of a load of 8' cedar shinglewood and 6' saw stock.  You can see some of the spruce on the block behind the cedar.  The spruce is very nice but only found on the slightly higher drier areas.

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Post by: barbender on December 23, 2016, 09:56:49 PM
Ken, I'm glad to see you guys know how to mound up a load ;)
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Post by: David-L on December 24, 2016, 07:21:01 AM
Merry Christmas all. Cutting Red Oak and Pine on this huge lot. 650MBF of hardwood and pine to go, lots of cordwood too. Should be here till I retire or my body gives out.

 

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Post by: barbender on December 24, 2016, 10:10:03 AM
The BuffaloKing in front of a stand of old growth white cedar. We cut all the other species on this block and reserved the cedar.
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We had a discussion a while ago about balsam fir, and how much the quality of it can vary by site. This site had very good balsam, some of the butts where pushing 20" and still sound. Actually, all of the species on this site were very good quality- Birch, aspen, balsam, Balm of Gilead,  and a bit of white spruce.(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11286/20161220_152035.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1482591333)
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Post by: coxy on December 24, 2016, 05:48:20 PM
not to sound dumb but what the    is balm of gilead  ??? :-\
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Post by: barbender on December 24, 2016, 06:24:38 PM
Haha! I figured I might get that question, coxy!  A member of the Aspen/Willow/Cottonwood family I think, Balm of Gilead is also known as Balmy, Bam, Balsam Poplar and Black Poplar. It sometimes grows in pure stands, but is often found mixed with aspen on the margins of wet areas, and also scattered around other wet sites. I have also seen a lot of it on abandoned mine lands around here. Some paper mills use a bit of it, Sappi takes a lot of it that they use in their cellulosic fiber production. It is strictly a pulpwood species. When growing with aspen, it can be hard to distinguish from aspen in the smaller diameters.
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 24, 2016, 07:48:07 PM
Balm is easy to distinguish around here by the smell alone. Haha
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Post by: Gearbox on December 24, 2016, 08:23:53 PM
His boss won't let him get out and smell each stick . Two Harbors GP will take 20% mixed in with aspen .
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 24, 2016, 08:32:58 PM
When I get into a batch of it I can smell it in the cab of the processor.... :D
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Post by: barbender on December 25, 2016, 01:20:48 AM
It does stink. The worst place to try to distinguish it from aspen is often in the old slash windrows in pine plantations. Often the processor operators have the two processed into the same pile, so I know it's not just me. If it's going to UPM, then NO BALMY! It's fun trying to sort out a half of cord of 4" balmy and aspen mixed together.
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Post by: Ken on December 25, 2016, 11:04:12 AM
Merry Christmas all. Cutting Red Oak and Pine on this huge lot. 650MBF of hardwood and pine to go, lots of cordwood too. Should be here till I retire or my body gives out.

That is one nice looking Jack and the timber is very nice as well

The BuffaloKing in front of a stand of old growth white cedar. We cut all the other species on this block and reserved the cedar.
We had a discussion a while ago about balsam fir, and how much the quality of it can vary by site. This site had very good balsam, some of the butts where pushing 20" and still sound.

Why is the cedar being left?  I have some very nice fir and spruce to cut later in January.  Many of those will be pushing 20" and solid.

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Post by: barbender on December 25, 2016, 07:05:53 PM
Ken, here on the fringe of the white cedar range, cedar is usually reserved for wildlife, especially as thermal cover for deer. The cedar is unable to regrow because the deer eat all the seedlings. So I guess we protect it for the deer because we can't protect it from the deer :) ::) As you get farther north into the state, forest managers cut a little more cedar. We did cut as much of this as we needed for access, and I might try to buy some of it if I can get it cheap. There are some decent saw logs for cedar, the problem is here decent cedar would barely make a hardwood saw log.
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Post by: g_man on December 28, 2016, 07:40:44 PM
I just had to take some pictures. I cut a Balsam Fir of a life time yesterday.  :D  It is alright to laugh. I know it is not a glory species but I spend a lot of time cutting them. Fir is what I have to work with. I have never come close to cutting one this nice. Most have butt rot and any big ones always had butt rot. This one looked clean, no big butt flare or bulges and hollows. Sounded solid. No woodpecker holes. Nice size - 17" DBH

 

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It turned out solid. Here is the first log.

 

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This is what is left above the first log. Note the stump to the left and behind.  It is typical. I cut 7-1/2 feet of rot off the butt of that one. You can see some of the pieces.

 

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Here is the second and third logs

 

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It was 20" at the stump and I got six 10 footers out of it for 320 BF Int. I know it is not a huge tree even for fir but I have never come close to a 300bf fir tree. I don't think I gotten a 200 footer and I have cut several bigger  in diameter than this one. I just had to show it off.  ;D

gg
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Post by: coxy on December 28, 2016, 08:31:09 PM
 that's a pretty nice tree   8)   is that all you cut is the fir  looks like you have a lot of young white birch coming in does it ever get big enough to cut  around here it only get 8-12in on the stump and dies off if they do get bigger they look like most of your fir  just like here no frost in the ground  only on the main trail
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Post by: newoodguy78 on December 28, 2016, 10:15:31 PM
That's a dandy for sure  8). The second to last pic looks like a telephone pole with bark on it  :D :D.
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Post by: barbender on December 29, 2016, 12:24:27 AM
That's nice balsam. Brag away!
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Post by: 78NHTFY on December 29, 2016, 03:41:46 PM
Well done g_man!  $300 Christmas Tree? ;D  All the best, Rob.
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Post by: g_man on December 29, 2016, 03:55:16 PM
Well done g_man!  $300 Christmas Tree? ;D  All the best, Rob.

Thanks, Well close.. ;D...... 320 BF makes it a $100 Christmas tree up here.

gg
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Post by: Ken on December 29, 2016, 10:07:52 PM
I just had to take some pictures. I cut a Balsam Fir of a life time yesterday.  :D  It is alright to laugh. I know it is not a glory species but I spend a lot of time cutting them. Fir is what I have to work with. I have never come close to cutting one this nice. Most have butt rot and any big ones always had butt rot. This one looked clean, no big butt flare or bulges and hollows. Sounded solid. No woodpecker holes. Nice size - 17" DBH

I noticed on one of the pictures that you were using a snatch block to save some of your smaller trees when winching in the nice fir butt log.  Shows how much care and attention you pay to your property.  Nice job
Cheers
Ken
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 30, 2016, 12:16:43 PM
Let's see if this works. Was bored yesterday and work and took some video of our old processor hacking down some hardwood pulp.
https://youtu.be/D31sH8asjSY
https://youtu.be/nErzoeGbmQA
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Post by: 1270d on December 30, 2016, 11:50:40 PM
Nice Chevy.   How do you like those bars?
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Post by: snowstorm on December 31, 2016, 07:29:14 AM
the new Oregon???
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on December 31, 2016, 08:59:18 AM
They are just the normal old Oregon bars. Last I heard they didn't make the new style for the old mount on this machine. Not sure what bar I prefer they each have their positives and negatives, but these are the easiest to aquire so that's what I usually run.
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Post by: Ron Scott on December 31, 2016, 01:05:40 PM
Well done! Nice professional processor operation doing clean work with good wood utilization and slash management.
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Post by: barbender on December 31, 2016, 02:28:01 PM
I'm on a mixed Black Spruce Balmy Lowland Hardwood site. The birch in here is the most twisted stuff I hve ever hauled on the forwarder. The kind of stuff where a straight stick makes more of a mess because it doesn't fit into the "puzzle" ::) I feel bad for the trucks, every time they make a grab there will be about 5-6 sticks hanging out and falling off.
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Post by: 1270d on December 31, 2016, 07:14:37 PM
I thought they were the spredmax with that black tip.   I have used them with the n104 mount like you probably have.   They're really nice.
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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 06:31:47 PM
see if I can make this work, my computer blew up so trying to us the wife's , My computer guy is to be back in 2 days so will get a new one

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Post by: thecfarm on January 01, 2017, 06:38:37 PM
eph,new saw? Looks clean.
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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 06:46:22 PM
just a few pictures from today, I got more but will need to download them

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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 06:48:55 PM
couple more , few are from different days as you can tell by the snow

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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 06:51:44 PM
Ya I bought 5 new saws a couple weeks ago , I'm finding I like the 461 arctics a lot, the handle bar you use your left hand on is fitting me better than the huskies with winter gloves on.
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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 06:53:40 PM
the red pine is better than it looks , some of that stuff is 20 ft long and has to be at least 14 inch top to make timbers
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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 07:06:04 PM
couple more from today logging

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Post by: mf40diesel on January 01, 2017, 07:56:24 PM
That is some beautiful wood you've got there.  I'm pretty surprised to see the wet tires, and mud.  I would have thought it would be pretty solid in Ontario by now. 
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Post by: dnash on January 01, 2017, 08:24:16 PM
The rain washed all the snow away a couple days ago. Looks colder towards the end of the week though.
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Post by: newoodguy78 on January 01, 2017, 08:43:51 PM
Nice pics ehp. Is that a cherry sitting in front of your skid steer?
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Post by: jwilly3879 on January 01, 2017, 09:41:08 PM
Haven't taken any pictures for awhile but here's a few from this weekend.

Trailer load of pine logs from my son and I.
 

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My grandson and I finished out a load of hemlock pulp on Friday.
 

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Together with a pile of firewood in the back.
 

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Happy New Year to everyone!

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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 09:42:31 PM
ya that's cherry , on this job I got 50,000 feet of cherry and looks like about 60,000 feet of other stuff plus 2 big fencerows . most of the oak pictures are from today , it got abit wet by end of the day
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Post by: ehp on January 01, 2017, 09:44:50 PM
its to start raining again tomorrow , by the weekend its to be back cooler . hope so cause I got a ton of timber to cut this winter
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Post by: newoodguy78 on January 01, 2017, 10:08:42 PM
That cherry is impressive. Around here they rarely get that big, usually by the time they get to 10-12"dbh the ants are into them. Seems like the only ones the ants don't get are so twisted that even the smoke when you burn them is crooked.
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Post by: OH logger on January 01, 2017, 10:11:32 PM
ehp are you getting much for the cherry? no one wants it here. ours isn't as good as yours though but its just dead here. and what size bobcat is that and does it have tracks or tires? I have a t770 (tracks) and am amazed all the time about what it lifts and what I can load with it. fast machines. this spring when I slow down a little I'm goin to have a buck saw built for mine.  I hate buckin logs but that should make it bearable  :D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 01, 2017, 11:01:58 PM
 

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 Can't say it's the nicest stuff in the world but not bad. 

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 Firewood orders still going out, try and cut a load every night when I get home. Looking at an older 2040 or throw down on a new circle saw. 

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 Tracked her out of the woods, need a couple seals between the pumps and drive box. 

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 Trying to do everything I can to avoid "maritime" and we get stuck hauling the barges and tugboats on this job. Got to get some good pictures, the guy who brought this boat had trouble with his truck and then the trailer got hung up, tug has sat all weekend on my lowboy and should go in on tuesday.
 Good to see everyone is busy and like the pictures.
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Post by: coxy on January 02, 2017, 06:31:31 AM
barge your using a chain saw and a dozer  :o :D
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Post by: Fokke on January 02, 2017, 10:59:56 AM
Just spent three weeks in the mountains

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Post by: Puffergas on January 02, 2017, 11:48:02 AM
I like those mountains..!
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Post by: ehp on January 02, 2017, 04:17:52 PM
skidsteer is a 650S  so its on wheels , this is about its limit on what it can lift, Its got the power to lift more just not the weight , on the cherry I averaged $760/1000 after trucking was taken off which I felt for cherry was pretty good and that was down to ten inch top . 

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Post by: ehp on January 02, 2017, 07:32:24 PM
any of your guys forwarders pick that log up, mine will not come close to loading that , that's oak
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Post by: ehp on January 02, 2017, 07:38:05 PM
Barge , go with the circular , you will not regret it , by far the fastest and cheapest per cord . To me the chain bar ones are just for something to do but when work needs to be done go with the circular but before you buy that bright new green/yellow circular model go talk to someone that has had one for at least a year and find out what he broke
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 02, 2017, 08:25:50 PM
I've loaded larger logs than that onto our forwarder. But to say I "lifted" them on isn't really true. I pick one end up straight off the back of the bunk and then back the machine up under the log forcing it on. Then at the landing just sort of drag them off the back.
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Post by: OH logger on January 02, 2017, 08:48:23 PM
Barge , go with the circular , you will not regret it , by far the fastest and cheapest per cord . To me the chain bar ones are just for something to do but when work needs to be done go with the circular but before you buy that bright new green/yellow circular model go talk to someone that has had one for at least a year and find out what he broke

you mean cord king right??. is a circular saw THAT much faster? I know no bar oil or sharpening but the guy that works up my wood has an older CRD bar type and I honestly don't see how it could be much faster. those circle saws scare the pee out of me. :embarassed:. I try to keep the logs clean and pile them on runner logs so his chains stay sharp. I watched them all at the firewood shootout and unless its a guilutene style when them circle saws go up and down the machines really shake. looks like lots of torque on the machine to me. I'm a logger not an engineer so maybe they can take that for 10,000 hours I don't know. ehp are you happy with your multitek??
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Post by: coxy on January 02, 2017, 10:11:53 PM
my neighbor has a multitek with the circle saw has had it 21/2 years and only put 1 set of teeth on it   does between 3-375 cord a year the only trouble hes had is the conveyer that comes with it the belt keeps ripping put a new one on 15 cord later it started ripping again so for 1200 bucks hes going to try and fit a heaver one on it  it takes about hour hour and half to put all new teeth on it think there only 7 bucks a piece    1/2in of frozen mud don't mean a thing  that's most of the wood I GIVE  him  ;D about 100cords of it a year  and only put the blade through the guard 2 times  :)
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Post by: ehp on January 02, 2017, 10:13:50 PM
a well built circular is very fast and you just run it , we use to run 2 with 96 inch circular saw on them, 1500 cord then sharpen which took about an hour , you were good unless you hit steel, frozen mud does not bother them, pure carbided teeth , your right on the new style green/yellow machine , its fast but it scares me at how much it moves all the time , steel cannot stand that so its going to crack . the processors we had were heavy, you moved them with a big 5th wheel truck . AS far as my multitek goes , it was screwed up pretty good when   I bought it but I paid little for it but I straighten it out now and I say its pretty fast now , I'm now done to around 6.0 to 6.2 second cycle time . my slow part is the splitter end , its quite fast but I got the chain end cutting fast so next improvement will be the splitter speed . Im running chain sert chains , right now I got the proto type .404 on it and its a touch faster than the 3/4 inch but makes a lot less saw dust . Problem is the .404 bars . Chainsert is going to start making bars in not to long of time . I'm running a 16 tooth gear at full speed, full hyd. pressure and it cuts pretty fast. the pump that drives that side is 24 gallons a minute but the conveyor that's 4 gallons a minute away from that side so that leaves me with 20 gallons a minute to drive the chain and down pressure on the bar so that is not a lot compared to the big machines but I can hold my own when it comes to how many cords an hour I can cut
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Post by: ehp on January 02, 2017, 10:18:35 PM
Chevy, how long on a log can your machine hold ? my forwarder has a 17 foot deck and cause of the 4 sets of stakes I got to lift it over the stakes , that log is 24 feet 6 inches long
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Post by: Maine logger88 on January 02, 2017, 11:07:07 PM
Here's a load of spruce headed for pleasant river
 

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And a couple wheeler load of hardwood pulp
 

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Post by: Peter Drouin on January 03, 2017, 06:06:18 AM
Logger88, Are all the spruce logs on the truck 16'?
And how small on the top end will the mill take?
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Post by: Maine logger88 on January 03, 2017, 06:42:08 AM
They are 14 and 16 front and back teir and 12s in the middle. 6 inch min top size
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 03, 2017, 06:44:16 AM
Bed on the forwarder must be 16~17 or so feet long. But with the 30 foot long reach on the boom you can reach over the back of the machine quite a ways.
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Post by: barbender on January 03, 2017, 01:47:51 PM
ehp, I the crane on the machine I run (K100 on a Ponsse BuffaloKing) would maybe lift that oak log, I can throw 18' crane matts around decent and set them off the back of the machine. The K100 is their biggest crane, it'a the same as the K90 on the regular Buffalo but has bigger cylinders is all. The K100 is also used on the Elephant and ElephantKing, although I'm told that the guys in the PNW are clamoring for the K120 to come out. They are handling a lot of large logs out there.
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Post by: ehp on January 03, 2017, 05:16:45 PM
first my machine cannot even touch the ground off the backend of my forwarder , my deck then machine has a added piece for the grapple to grab ahold of when travelling empty with it plus I got the wide tires on mine so cannot get log in close to lift , I'm thinking the log truck that has a rotobec 8000 loader on it is going to have abit of trouble getting in on but I might be wrong , I cut a 32 ft white oak he was over 30 minutes to get on truck , Mill had a special order for a big timber so it had to stay that long
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Post by: Peter Drouin on January 03, 2017, 06:50:35 PM
Thanks logger88. :new_year:
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Post by: thecfarm on January 03, 2017, 07:46:35 PM
Fokke,I like that barn foundation. Looks old,but tight.
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Post by: barbender on January 03, 2017, 09:04:21 PM
I don't know what the actual weight rating of the K100 is, I do know it will lift slightly more than a Serco 7000. Or 2 16' 24" pine logs, but that is slow- it's close to the limit. It's faster to load them one at a time.
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Post by: barbender on January 03, 2017, 09:09:32 PM
Capacity 118,009 lbs/ft lifting moment, whatever that means? :)
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 03, 2017, 09:20:34 PM
Barbender I think there is a tag on the side of the crane that has a diagram that gives the lifting capacity at different distances.
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Post by: barbender on January 03, 2017, 09:24:55 PM
If I'm understanding the lifting moment rating correctly, I should be able to lift 4000 pounds at nearly full extension (30'). It's not that strong, I know that. If I get a good full grapple (1/3 cord) out at full extension (which I try not to make a habit of) I can just barely get it off the ground enough to pull the extension back in. I think my grapple is around 700 pounds, plus, say 1/3 cord of popple (1500 pounds) gives me 2200 pounds. Impressive enough, I think, and I didn't run this machine when it was new. It had around 9000 hours when I got in it.
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Post by: barbender on January 03, 2017, 09:25:35 PM
Chevy I believe you are right, I will look at it tomorrow. The heaviest items I handle regularly are crane matts, and I could immediately tell the difference with the K100 versus a K90 with those. As I stated before, I can set matts over the tail of the machine (barely, you have to have things lined up right and know where you want it to land before you swing it back there), the Buffalo K90 couldn't even begin setting them like that. You can barely lift them right next to the side of the machine. The tradeoff is that the K90 is faster with lighter loads. Nearly all of our forwarders (Buffalo and BuffaloKings) have Hultdins 360 grapples now, 1 Buffalo still has a 260. I'm waiting on Ponsse to get me a 420 so I can compensate for the slower lift speed with bigger buckets of wood 8) I haul about 2 cords more than the Buffalo, but they go around me like little ants on the landing, they can unload in 7-8 minutes and it takes me 12 :D
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Post by: ehp on January 05, 2017, 07:08:36 PM
Mill weighed that oak log cause I asked them to , 24 foot 6 inches log, 6940 pounds is what they said , log truck had enough trouble getting on the truck
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Post by: gman98 on January 05, 2017, 08:21:20 PM
Haven't taken any pictures for awhile but here's a few from this weekend.

Trailer load of pine logs from my son and I.
 

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My grandson and I finished out a load of hemlock pulp on Friday.
 

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Together with a pile of firewood in the back.
 

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Happy New Year to everyone!
What length is your hemlock pulp cut to?  Consider yourself blessed to have a softwood pulp market.
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Post by: coxy on January 05, 2017, 09:22:01 PM
Mill weighed that oak log cause I asked them to , 24 foot 6 inches log, 6940 pounds is what they said , log truck had enough trouble getting on the truck
how big was it on the small end  I did it 25ft long and 28in  and came with in around 100 or so lbs lighter so they are honest  :)
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Post by: Fokke on January 06, 2017, 07:57:30 AM
Fokke,I like that barn foundation. Looks old,but tight.

Foundation is old school it's natural stones piled up without mortar. The house is even better, signed 1923 it's all stone and wood

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Bert on January 06, 2017, 08:06:50 AM
Took this pic yesterday before the snow. Basically just some junk sawlogs for our mill. It was a good day for January. The mud was frozen and no snow.

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Post by: paul case on January 06, 2017, 03:08:24 PM
Fokke,I like that barn foundation. Looks old,but tight.

Foundation is old school it's natural stones piled up without mortar. The house is even better, signed 1923 it's all stone and wood

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 Cool for sure.

I always thought that they would fall apart without mortar. Can you tell why they have held together so nicely?

PC
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Post by: Fokke on January 06, 2017, 04:16:34 PM
It requires skill to lay a stonewall, you can't find a master that'll do it like that today. You have to find a place for every stone so that they interlock and retain each other with their own weight. If you get it right it'll hold forever because there is nothing in it that decays like mortar. I think this method is called "dry stone" in English.
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Post by: coxy on January 06, 2017, 04:45:55 PM
they took there time to build  it not like today hurry up and get it done and get to the next one to make a huge profit  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 06, 2017, 04:50:30 PM
Coxy, never put a tape on it for diameter as its not that big , I cut lots bigger than those, once it takes 2 log trucks to load a stick them were getting there . I got a big bush that has lots of big oak just not sure yet if I'm going to cut it this winter , those will give my old 230A a work out
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Post by: thecfarm on January 06, 2017, 07:23:15 PM
Fokke,interesting. Thanks for the picture and the why.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on January 06, 2017, 10:47:23 PM
barge your using a chain saw and a dozer  :o :D
Its rough.  :D :D :D  hammering off the HW on some land we own, don't want to cut the pine right now so it's not worth bringing the big iron down. Be back on it in the morning.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 06, 2017, 10:57:42 PM
Maintenance and firewood the last couple days. 

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 That cab tipping takes all the work out of a miserable hose. 

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 I wish the boom system on this was a little friendlier for transport, had to tighten all the bolts up again and go thru it, quite a bit more to limb. 20" and down she is an animal. 

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 I appreciate everyone's recommendations on processors, playing phone tag with Brent Eastman right now. The problem is whatever I look at it doesn't quite fit or isn't quite as friendly as this one, that 2040 will fit if I cut the hitch and 4ft off the infeed. Bells will build me a circle saw that's "close". I've got to many irons in to many fires so not in a rush to upgrade, Dick from Comstock just dropped me off 4 bars tonight so she will be around for a bit more. 

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Little clearing job for a septic system I cut the other day, all multi stem soft maple, track all the firewood out and throw in the pile, have to chip it on monday.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 07, 2017, 06:18:24 PM
how will your forwarder handle this , they will use 2 trucks to load this , 68 inch oak 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 07, 2017, 06:19:38 PM
Barge would it not be easier to change the building than the firewood  processor
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 07, 2017, 06:46:04 PM
Barge would it not be easier to change the building than the firewood  processor
That is some stick of oak. Wow.  :D. I know of a couple around here close to that but not that big.
 We have added onto this building about 5x, my sharpening room is to the left of the processor, chip cleaner in the floor, we have talked about it but unless we start from scratch it just won't work. I'm only doing 3digits worth of firewood a yr, not exactly "huge" production, couple guys around me doing 2-3000 cord. Lately the money is in loglength, got a panicked call tonight for 3lds tomorrow I'm glad I sat on that extra wood all yr.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 07, 2017, 07:18:06 PM
 

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 Cut. More. Wood.  :D
 

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 Skid roads aren't friendly and pretty tight, anymore than 4 good ones and you get smashed all over turning corners, crabbed sideways sliding corners Poor girl is about to turn 12k hrs, original engine original clutch. I've been in the winch a few times but that's about it and doesn't use any fuel.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on January 07, 2017, 07:22:23 PM
how will your forwarder handle this , they will use 2 trucks to load this , 68 inch oak 

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That's a  wooper !  Interesting they grow that big on sandy soil. How old is it ?
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Post by: barbender on January 08, 2017, 12:12:00 AM
ehp, that is some stick! :o I might be able to pick one end of it and back under it, I don't know. That thing is huge!
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Post by: barbender on January 08, 2017, 12:47:53 AM
This is about the limit that my crane will lift at full extension. That's a bucket of Balmy (aka Balsam or Black Poplar) 1/3 cord bucket over full, probably closer to 1/2 cord in that grab. Balmy is fairly heavy wood green, it's pretty waterlogged. I'd guess around 4800 pounds/cord.

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A little dredging the other night, beavers made a dam out of a section of the haul road. It had a narrow corner coming into it, and then a hole on the side of the road that could've pulled a truck off the road. So I pulled some mud up and packed it in the hole. At -20°F it set up quickly :) My bucket had a pretty gnarly frozen mud buildup, so I went and forwarded another load of wood before I shut down for the night.

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Here is our Ponsse Ergo 8w getting after it in some black spruce, with White Pine and White Cedar reserved. This job has been tough on hoses with all these crooked cedars hanging over the skid trail

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And lastly, a nice winter sunset.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 08, 2017, 08:11:44 AM
here in the great state on NY if you did that to a poor little beavers pond you would be put in the electric chair  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 10, 2017, 04:45:51 PM
just stuff from today, first one is popular , sure not pretty but sound and has some size

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 10, 2017, 04:49:06 PM
table top log , mill scaled it at 1058 feet , 8 foot log and oak,  I cut a 8 footer off that other big oak and mill gave me a scale of 1682 feet , doyle scale  had to use chains to load that one as grapple would not even come close to going around the log 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on January 12, 2017, 08:53:30 AM
I have to get better at taking pictures. Cut a few loads the last week or so. Lots of f/w and pulp right now and into some nice pine after this week.

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few logs here and there

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on January 12, 2017, 08:55:46 AM
Looks like someone is burning the midnight oil. But getting dark at 4:45 it's easy to do that.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on January 12, 2017, 09:02:21 AM
knew we had rain and 50 deg coming in today so didnt want to skid. So wedged about three loads into the landing so I can slash today in the loader
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: rank on January 12, 2017, 05:17:42 PM
My pics are .Jpg how to post them?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OntarioAl on January 12, 2017, 06:13:45 PM
rank
you need to load your pictures into your personal photo gallery on this site.
Once done follow the instructions to post pictures in your thread
Cheers
Al
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Magicman on January 12, 2017, 07:15:59 PM
My pics are .Jpg how to post them? 
Follow these instructions:  LINK (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,61788.0.html)

If you have any questions, just ask away.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: danbuendgen on January 15, 2017, 01:58:06 PM
Just went back to work for my old boss for a bit and instantly started cutting impressive hardwood. Too bad most the best trees got cut before I got the camera out. The pictures don't give these trees justice. All the logs went to China....



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My 395 with a 20" bar and white ash.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: OH logger on January 15, 2017, 09:52:29 PM
nice scenery too  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: xalexjx on January 16, 2017, 07:40:07 AM
Cut a little more wood this weekend

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on January 16, 2017, 06:50:23 PM
Little vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRAVhdBFYUY
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on January 16, 2017, 07:47:42 PM
just some of the stuff from today , just picking up the stuff I did not cut the first pass threw the bush

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lynde37avery on January 16, 2017, 08:25:39 PM
power mods!  youtube celebrity.  I love those vids.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lshobie on January 17, 2017, 08:13:59 AM
power mods!  youtube celebrity.  I love those vids.

Hey thanks for watching!
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Post by: roger 4400 on January 17, 2017, 11:08:53 AM
Very, very nice video, I was almost there. :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: dustintheblood on January 17, 2017, 12:54:34 PM
What the heck.  I'm only a couple hours from you Ishobie, but you got a ton o' snow and we got nuttin'.  EHP down in the sunbelt is almost mowing the lawn apparently!

What a winter.  I'm actually staying out of the woods until we get firmed up.  In the meantime, taking advantage of the "April in January" weather to pour a new concrete floor.  Gosh who'd have thought we'd be able to get away with that!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: dustintheblood on January 17, 2017, 12:55:33 PM
EHP, you know you got purdy maples when you can cover the heart with a toonie eh!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on January 17, 2017, 05:41:28 PM
Wish all my blocks had timber like this one.  The unfortunate reality is that I will be back to a jungle before too long



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: mattyboy88 on January 21, 2017, 11:29:34 PM
Old sinker cypress(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33242/image~16.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1485059260)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thecfarm on January 22, 2017, 08:56:02 AM
Some bigs wood you guys are getting.
mattyboy88,how will you get that cypress out?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 22, 2017, 03:32:04 PM
Some bigs wood you guys are getting.
mattyboy88,how will you get that cypress out?
with snakes and gators  :)
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Post by: barbender on January 22, 2017, 04:41:18 PM
I talked the boss into trying a larger "bucket" (grapple) on the BuffaloKing. We have always ran the Hultdins SG360S bucket on both the Buffalo and BuffaloKing machines. One of the main differences between the two machines is that the Buffalo uses a K90, the king uses a K100. These cranes are structurally identical, but the K100 has larger cylinders for heavier lifting capacity. With the 8' wood we handle 95% of the time, all this amounts to is that my crane is slower, I have more lift capacity than I need for 8' wood with a 360. So now I've got the Hultdins 420. I find it makes a great match, proportionally, to the larger bunk space and lifting capacity of my machine. It's way faster to get unloaded on the landing. Also, the 360 is a little short on closing force, IMO. It tends to "bridge" so that the jaws don't close all the way, yet it tends to drop wood if you try to lift it like that. This 420 has enough power to roll the wood in effeciently, and even if it does bridge, it has enough power to hold onto the wood. I'm liking it  lot!

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Post by: David-L on January 22, 2017, 06:09:45 PM
Oak, Pine, Pulp and polewood. Lovin this 240B with the Clark Tranny.



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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on January 22, 2017, 06:18:35 PM
You guys sure get to cut some nice sawtimber.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 22, 2017, 06:25:35 PM
what is the red n white sign on the tree  is that your logging permit
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 22, 2017, 06:29:17 PM
You guys sure get to cut some nice sawtimber.
  This job I am on has been good. The Red Oak has been doing well at the mill. They don't do a veneer grade but call it a prime for over $800mbf. I am ok with it cause they take it all, even the not so great pine and scale is spot on.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 22, 2017, 06:32:16 PM
what is the red n white sign on the tree  is that your logging permit
Coxy, It says  ( you are being watched by video survallience cameras ). Always like to keep the rif raf at bay. Anything helps.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 23, 2017, 07:00:55 AM
 8) 8)          I have an old trail cam that doesn't work but I hang it on a tree by the landing in plain view with a little metal box and chain around it so far so good
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 23, 2017, 07:06:42 AM
I have had an issue many years ago, 353 detroits do not run well on paint thinner and they due heat up quick when running on it. I will say it did run till is melted.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: mattyboy88 on January 23, 2017, 10:15:38 AM
Some bigs wood you guys are getting.
mattyboy88,how will you get that cypress out?
a series of winches and a big ford tractor.
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Post by: Autocar on January 23, 2017, 01:41:40 PM
Real nice Red Oak you guys are cutting. Lots of fun when you cut trees like those  ;).
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 23, 2017, 07:24:19 PM
Not cutting anything at the moment with the weather and load restrictions on the roads. But last friday we also had another forwarder setback. Came to the job to find the forwarder burned to the ground. No idea what happened but it got really hot, hot enough that every piece of aluminum (starter, alternator, hydraulic pumps, etc) on it melted and "leaked" out of the belly pans and formed stalagmites on the ground. Also melted the windows and paint off the side of the processor that was 15 feet away. Tires are still smoldering 4.5 days later haha.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: David-L on January 23, 2017, 07:59:20 PM
Vandalism or just something went wrong Electrically? That looks not good. Hope it all works out.
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Post by: barbender on January 23, 2017, 07:59:50 PM
That sucks, Chevy 🖓I try to park out of melting/burning range of other machines, just in case one lights up they don't all burn.
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Post by: 1270d on January 23, 2017, 08:20:22 PM
Whooo, that's rough.   Hope it never happens on our job.    Hopefully it was insured.
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Post by: thecfarm on January 23, 2017, 08:23:51 PM
That's too bad.
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 23, 2017, 08:35:31 PM
Doesn't appear to be vandalism, most likely electrical or something even though the master power switch was off. It also appears that the fire suppression system deployed but didn't help.

Barbender this was probably one of the 1 or 2 times in the last few years the machines were parked within range of one another. Just so happened that Thursday at quitting time I noticed two hoses leaking on the processor up under the crane which ment the front toolbox had to be lifted off with the forwarder, so we took the hoses home to make new ones so the processor wasn't movable. We just left the machines in their spots so that first thing Friday morning we could put the hoses back on and then swing the toolbox off the forwarder bunk back onto the processor and be good to go. 

It was insured... It'll just be a question of how long it takes for them to get the process rolling.

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: wannaergo on January 23, 2017, 11:14:05 PM
Holy buckets man, that's rough... I remember once I shut the master switch off on our old Ponsse caribou and it started smoking. Turns out the mount for the master switch was loose and shorting out on the frame. That sucker got warm. If I wouldn't have glanced back for no apparent reason, I think it would have looked like yours
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 24, 2017, 12:30:43 AM
That sucks wow.  :o I hope they get you squared away quick and you get back working. We had to send a bigger 100+hp NH farm tractor down the road 2wks ago, we managed to get it put out, insurance, about 6 trips to the dealer and it still wasn't right, we finally said enough and the new one has 3x the electronics and DEF.  >:(  I can only imagine the headaches with a newer forwarder like that half burning up and they want to fix it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 24, 2017, 01:48:35 AM
8) 8)          I have an old trail cam that doesn't work but I hang it on a tree by the landing in plain view with a little metal box and chain around it so far so good
We figure between the vandalism and stuff that's walked off this last yr it cost us over 10k, i had 4 cameras, now we have 20+ and a security system. Things aren't good up by me, I assume it's the same your way, heroin everywhere. I took my cameras down 2wks ago to find out about a high dollar city person tree stand that walked off within sight of my header, I find out the last 6-8wks I've been getting ripped off and wouldn't have known it, cutting the backside of my firewood pile off. I've got wood in Bovina Center, South Kortright and a 300acre butcher job right on main street in Grand gorge, I'm 90% sure I got that job on the reservoir, debating converting a 20' container or buying a used toy hauler and 1 of us just stays on the job every night to prevent the drama.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on January 24, 2017, 06:02:32 AM
barge is there much hmaple on the bovina job we cut a piece off up there about 18years ago and the hmaple was the nicest we ever cut the hearts was dime size and none at all just watch some of the people there not very nice maybe things changed in 18 years  ;)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 24, 2017, 09:10:18 AM
I can only imagine the headaches with a newer forwarder like that half burning up and they want to fix it.

No way is this machine fixable. Only way to fix it would be to split it at the articulation joint and replace the forward half. ha
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 24, 2017, 03:57:51 PM
I can only imagine the headaches with a newer forwarder like that half burning up and they want to fix it.

No way is this machine fixable. Only way to fix it would be to split it at the articulation joint and replace the forward half. ha
I didn't figure that crispy critter was being fixed.  :D. I mean if you had caught the fire and let's say 1/2 the cab, most of the fancy expensive electronic stuff got melted but the insurance company says "we can get that fixed" and you get stuck with a lemon, problems show 1-2yrs later. We looked at an 860.1 last time home, a guy west of me brought it down from ME, pictures looked good, in person you could tell she had been passed around central NY like a sorority girl by a couple big loggers, I read so much on here about wiring issues with these 10-15-20yr old machines and I didn't bite, it seemed fair as far as butchered wiring but it looked to have 29-30k+ hard hrs, meter said 9K and he figured 19k.
 Any idea what the back half on one of those newer machines go for ??? 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 24, 2017, 04:02:08 PM
Going to find out. The ins company said they are going to put the machine up for auction as is. Then we will have the opportunity to buy it back for the high bid price if wanted. I told the boss it would make me a sweet dray to pull behind a tractor for me on the farm. haha
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 24, 2017, 04:23:30 PM
 :D  I see a few of them for sale out your way, Lakeshore has had one for a while. My mechanic and I where hashing it out one day of how much of a nightmare it would be to cut a burned one just forward of the swivel and graft it on the front half of a 748E-G ??? 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 24, 2017, 05:51:03 PM
If it goes cheap enough I'll let you know how much of a pain. hahaha

Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on January 24, 2017, 08:05:45 PM
Holy moley that is scary. I can't image arriving at the job site and finding my equipment all burned up. Hope the insurance guys are a help and not just out to see you struggle thru hoops.

gg
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on January 25, 2017, 10:04:53 AM
Chevy, I didn't mean to sound like a smarty pants, if I did. It never occurred to me (and I still see our guys parking side by side like a truck stop sometimes) until someone mentioned at a safety meeting that best practice is to leave some space between machines.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 25, 2017, 04:52:20 PM
I see lots of guys that park their equipment all lined up every night, but we are usually far enough apart in cutting/forwarding that we are parked apart. Weird how things happen that the one night we are broke down and parked next to one another is the night the machine decides to burn.

Still waiting on the ins company to figure out what they are doing. Processor has to go to the shop to get new windows put in but road restrictions are on until at least monday so getting it out of the woods is a problem at the moment.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: jwilly3879 on January 29, 2017, 05:33:22 PM
First trees from the new job.

 

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3 16's in each scaled out about 1300bf for the big ones


 

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This stick was 50' and 23" at the tip

  https://youtu.be/ZnBgIWh0SEA

Now for the access road to freeze.

 

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Post by: nativewolf on January 29, 2017, 06:16:40 PM
Nice white pine? (i guess).  What's a nice stem like that fetch up in NY?

First trees from the new job.

 

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3 16's in each scaled out about 1300bf for the big ones


 

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This stick was 50' and 23" at the tip

  https://youtu.be/ZnBgIWh0SEA

Now for the access road to freeze.

 

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Post by: millcreek40 on January 29, 2017, 07:13:07 PM
I was waiting for that saw to get squished    glad it didnt
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Post by: jwilly3879 on January 29, 2017, 07:48:18 PM
Looked closer than it really was.
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Post by: millcreek40 on January 29, 2017, 07:56:01 PM
That really stinks on your machine. I hate to see nice equipment lost like that. Hopefully the ins co comes through quickly for you. I know of two people who lost equipment to a fire. Both were insured. One said they were great  the other guy said he only got about half what it insured for.  Scary. Best of luck to you
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Post by: g_man on January 30, 2017, 12:35:41 PM
Nice way to start a new job jwilly. They say cold is coming!

gg
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Post by: killamplanes on January 31, 2017, 11:13:13 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42551/20170131_141205.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1485921734)             

I left the bigger sycamores standing. That's a 36in bar on a 661                         
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Post by: barbender on February 01, 2017, 12:34:42 AM
Whoa! :o :o :o
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Post by: coxy on February 01, 2017, 05:40:28 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42551/20170131_141205.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1485921734)             

I left the bigger sycamores standing. That's a 36in bar on a 661                         
I always wanted to cut one of those we have them on river flats some call them button balls cause of there flower
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 01, 2017, 06:23:17 AM
Any idea what the back half on one of those newer machines go for ???

The back half goes for $5700 to the winning bidder. haha
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Post by: 1270d on February 01, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
I'd jump on that if we still had a caribou.   4 tires two tracks and a good rear bogie axle for 5700 is a good price.   Spare stakes too.
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Post by: barbender on February 01, 2017, 08:58:19 PM
That's what I thought too.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2017, 01:19:09 AM
 We have no problem finding work, but I never remember being this flat out busy in January /February. It's gotten to the point Im just laying the entire job on the ground at night, 14hrs in the dark in the last 2 days. 

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 I've been working around the real big good wood, that one oak I could just get thru with a 33" bar on and they are tough to swing.  No mercy given on the firewood on this job, the good logs on 90% of this where hammered off 20yrs ago and they left the junk, my log buyer calls it "Buncher blindness".  :D so much of it is either trash or beech with the blight. All goes thru the processor. 

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 We are the only pit in the area that doesn't close so it's been chaos lately and our 2 guys deserve a vacation, but that won't ever happen. 😂😂😂

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75' of 1" hose to plumb that snowblower and I'm not quite done yet. 

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 They hang the trusses tomorrow. Amish building company out of PA, only way to go. Add another 12-15 employees by June. Wish I had more time to cut wood but it's not looking good, I'm going to get my firewood cut and what good logs I've got on this job and probably park everything for the summer.
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Post by: OH logger on February 03, 2017, 07:49:06 AM
whats going in the new shed barge? storage, sawmill, processor...??
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on February 03, 2017, 11:22:43 AM
Barge, You've got some impressive Iron.  Always like seeing pictures of your projects!
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Post by: coxy on February 03, 2017, 05:55:01 PM
whats going in the new shed barge? storage, sawmill, processor...??
that's the new house so he can keep all his girls in one place  ;) :D :D 8) 8)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2017, 06:59:22 PM
Barge, You've got some impressive Iron.  Always like seeing pictures of your projects!
Thank you. I took over the logging end of things about 10yrs ago and it's been a slow struggle. Wood makes up a small % of what we do so sometimes my pictures aren't quite logging related.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2017, 07:05:00 PM
whats going in the new shed barge? storage, sawmill, processor...??
Its a 40x96 convience store. My father and i had kicked the idea around for a few yrs and it's taken me 2yrs and 4 months to get to this point. I hope to have it open by June 15th with gas /diesel. Being in the NYC watershed sometimes it takes a while to get anything done. I've got almost 40,000 gal of above ground triple wall tanks being built at Highland tank shortly and we will literally be our own fuel supplier shortly buying direct from the port of Albany. It's 16 miles either direction for a gallon of milk down here, I think come summer you won't be able to get near the place it will be so packed. I bought out 2 complete other business so basically it's down to the cooler and freezer box, we are doing this once and right the first time.
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Post by: OH logger on February 03, 2017, 07:40:08 PM
dang it sure sounds like a great place for me to sell some firewood bundles!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2017, 07:54:24 PM
dang it sure sounds like a great place for me to sell some firewood bundles!!  ;D ;D
I just found a place to buy "onion bags" for selling the scraps off the survey stakes we manufacture, I'm looking around for a bundler but not in a hurry.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2017, 08:08:05 PM
whats going in the new shed barge? storage, sawmill, processor...??
that's the new house so he can keep all his girls in one place  ;) :D :D 8) 8)
My step mother told me I was going to get stabbed in my sleep one of these days. 😂 I send out 4 "goodmorning" texts each a little unique every morning, the problem is not mixing them up. I called one the other ones name about 6wks ago, then the other one was here and one called at 1am to talk as she was getting out of work. I've got dinner with something that's unbelievable gorgeous Monday night, 5-10 and is a worker, I think I'm out of my league on this one but I'm throwing down. 😂

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 They are everywhere. The nurse that went with me to snowstorms to pick that head up was a nice girl but it wasn't going to work, nice girl but she still won't take no for an answer. This one I'm taking out monday is going back to school for her masters degree, does gymnastics as a hobby and loves rough country guy types, if you read my obituary and see that I died of a heart attack next wk don't feel bad for me. 😂
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Post by: luvmexfood on February 03, 2017, 08:13:35 PM
dang it sure sounds like a great place for me to sell some firewood bundles!!  ;D ;D
I just found a place to buy "onion bags" for selling the scraps off the survey stakes we manufacture, I'm looking around for a bundler but not in a hurry.

Remember what I said a long time ago. The key to a successful convenience store is selling a good hotdog. LOL
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 03, 2017, 08:23:05 PM
Anyway this was my day. Started off great and ended miserably. 

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 Too big and too nice for the timbco. I think I put 38 of those down today, only had 1-2

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20170203_144240.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1486168940)  that had alot of mineral and some rot.
 I cut a spot out with the timbco and work around my good wood, handcut that and I try to keep my brush in piles. This was a 20acre lot that gets hunted pretty hard, I kept the nice small younger oak and left a few of the larger acorn producing lower grade oaks and it looks good. So many of these woodlots get high graded and they cut just the best and you never grow any good wood. I average maybe 5%-10% good logs on most of these lots I cut, 1ld a wk is doing good sometimes but I won't butcher the small stuff coming in and cut bolt wood. 

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 That parker hydraulic hose machine is paying off. Problem is keeping every odd fitting on hand. Popped a short hose about 2pm and that killed the day.
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Post by: Caseybow123 on February 04, 2017, 09:54:56 PM
Got my spruce saw logs done in 3 days. 

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Post by: killamplanes on February 04, 2017, 10:23:07 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/42551/20170202_143650.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1486264566)

Clear to 9ft, 38in at base hoping for 32in at 9ft.  I don't cut but a couple of these a year. Lots of bdft on limbs etc. But a big gamble when u buy trees standing. They maybe hollow or get tore up on the way down. But sometimes I get lucky.
It's walnut, picture not the best
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Post by: snowstorm on February 05, 2017, 07:20:10 AM
Got my spruce saw logs done in 3 days. 

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nice sp..........where is it
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Post by: Ford_man on February 05, 2017, 11:03:39 AM
Barge Monkey I have a Bundle wrapper that I don't use any more. I don' do bundles.
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Post by: luvmexfood on February 05, 2017, 02:23:16 PM
whats going in the new shed barge? storage, sawmill, processor...??
that's the new house so he can keep all his girls in one place  ;) :D :D 8) 8)
My step mother told me I was going to get stabbed in my sleep one of these days. 😂 I send out 4 "goodmorning" texts each a little unique every morning, the problem is not mixing them up. I called one the other ones name about 6wks ago, then the other one was here and one called at 1am to talk as she was getting out of work. I've got dinner with something that's unbelievable gorgeous Monday night, 5-10 and is a worker, I think I'm out of my league on this one but I'm throwing down. 😂

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 They are everywhere. The nurse that went with me to snowstorms to pick that head up was a nice girl but it wasn't going to work, nice girl but she still won't take no for an answer. This one I'm taking out monday is going back to school for her masters degree, does gymnastics as a hobby and loves rough country guy types, if you read my obituary and see that I died of a heart attack next wk don't feel bad for me. 😂
Bargemonkey. You sound like me way back when. Dating one and another came along. Had her out 100 miles away from home. Thought I would be safe. First thing I did was run into a friend of the first one. Those were the days. Never take an extra to a popular tourist destination no matter how far away from home.
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Post by: barbender on February 05, 2017, 07:22:38 PM
You guys make your own weather (that's an old saying, I think) :)
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Post by: Corley5 on February 05, 2017, 08:10:54 PM
One's bad enough ;) :D  Juggling more.... headscratch smiley_dizzy teeter_totter
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Post by: newoodguy78 on February 06, 2017, 12:30:09 AM
One's bad enough ;) :D  Juggling more.... headscratch smiley_dizzy teeter_totter
I agree fully I never could keep one happy let alone try and juggle multiple  :).

I guess that is why I'm single :D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 06, 2017, 01:00:16 AM
One's bad enough ;) :D  Juggling more.... headscratch smiley_dizzy teeter_totter
I agree fully I never could keep one happy let alone try and juggle multiple  :).

I guess that is why I'm single :D
As much as I hate to admit it, the juggling thing isn't as fun as it sounds, kind of like playing with fire.  :D  can't quite figure out the girl I've been chasing for almost 1yr now, an amazing girl that has everything I've been looking for but I can't gain headway so I don't know what to do. 😂😂
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 06, 2017, 01:33:25 AM
Anyway here's some wood pictures from Sunday. I saved the best logs on this job till last and it's kind of nice to cut some good wood for a change. I've probably got 100+ hitches of firewood on the ground, kill cable on my delimber is frozen and I don't feel like messing with it and I don't want to handle the firewood 2x so waiting till I get home. 😂😂

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A few friends of mine bust on me about being "part time" and owning a Timbco and that I can't hand cut, so I have to provide proof sometimes. I've cut 100+ trees like that in the last couple days. 

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That 460 is a tough machine. Grab 4-5 good ones and go. Sometimes cable is the way to go but dual arch grapple is FAST in certain circumstances. 

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 I gave up tonight at 6 when I couldn't see anymore, need better lights on the loader. 😂 hopefully log prices don't take a dive while I'm gone.
I've made my mind up, 2 more hitches and I'm done, it's kind of weird because I've been on the boats for 15yrs, never been home longer than 7wks and I'm literally giving it up to cut wood and swing dirt, I went to work for these people 2yrs ago because I could work any schedule I wanted and I hope I'm making the right choice. 😂

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Post by: ehp on February 08, 2017, 06:02:55 PM
Barge, Man Im glad I donot have your problems  ;D  , you got to sleep with one eye open  :D
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Post by: Gearbox on February 08, 2017, 06:31:20 PM
I gave it up yesterday . the snow is just too deep for tractor logging . You get off the trail and it just chatters to get through . I guess if I needed wood I would tough it out but better days are coming .
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Post by: barbender on February 08, 2017, 08:34:39 PM
It is getting deep, and with that crust halfway down it makes for tough going. I have about 20 deer following me around the sale I'm on now eating the buds on the hardwood tops. Well, that was as of Saturday, I haven't worked a day this week, I have been down with the flu. It has really kicked my butt >:(
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Post by: Gearbox on February 08, 2017, 09:32:45 PM
Get better . I had a colon scope apt for Jan 6 postponed till feb 6 postponed till feb 27 . All flu and cold related hope to make the last one . Hope you recover fast my flu was short head cold lasted 2 weeks .
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Post by: barbender on February 08, 2017, 11:47:09 PM
Thanks Gearbox. I can typically work through a head cold, but the flu just shuts me down. Then, of course, if you are having medical procedures it messes that up. I had a routine checkup scheduled for last Tuesday, I called the clinic and asked if they really wanted me in there in my condition. "Nah, reschedule." :) Those colonoscopies are no fun, well the procedure is a non event but the prep for it is, well, don't make any plans for that day :) I haven't had one but my poor wife has had more than I can remember.
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Post by: mf40diesel on February 11, 2017, 07:48:00 AM
Ive been having a dickens of a time posting pics on here,  I believe it is my substandard internet connection actually.

He is the last turn I made this time home.  Working for my folks neighbors, maintaining their view.  It's a little steeper than it looks. 

 

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Post by: mf40diesel on February 11, 2017, 08:21:10 AM
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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Post by: g_man on February 11, 2017, 09:56:44 AM
I gave it up yesterday . the snow is just too deep for tractor logging . You get off the trail and it just chatters to get through . I guess if I needed wood I would tough it out but better days are coming .

That is what used to happen to me. I was going to get a skidder but decided that just wasn't me.  I like my little tractor. But I bought a small TD7G dozer. Now I can make good tractor roads in the summer and keep them open in the winter. Trouble now is that once I get off the tractor and start to wallow with the cable thru the snow things slow way down. Maybe I need to bring the snow blower out :D

 

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gg
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Post by: Gearbox on February 11, 2017, 10:10:17 AM
Good time to sit by the fire . Sugar bush time is right around the corner. We will get plenty of snow slogging time then .
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 11, 2017, 10:16:47 AM
Since our other processor is in the shop getting its fire damage repaired they sent us out a rental machine to run. It has a larger crane and newer/larger harvester head. I've fallen in love with it and told the boss he needs to buy it, haha.

Knocking down some pulp.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/20170208_074545.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1486826042)

Felling a 24" hardmaple
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Video of the maple going down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpC0M0K_lQw
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Post by: ehp on February 11, 2017, 02:47:11 PM
pretty warm here today so did a bin of firewood , Im out of firewood logs now so I may send the processor down the road 

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Post by: OH logger on February 11, 2017, 03:15:58 PM
pretty warm here today so did a bin of firewood , Im out of firewood now now so I may send the processor down the road 

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bring it here. I can dispose of it for you  ;D
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Post by: lopet on February 11, 2017, 06:37:26 PM
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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mf40, now you got the picture thingy figured out, let's see some more close up pics of your jack. :) :)
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Post by: coxy on February 11, 2017, 06:49:37 PM
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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that's why I don't like the cable chokers you cant get the logs/wood off the ground far enough  but to each his own  :) ;D are they 18 4 34 or 16 9 30 tires on there
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Post by: RunningRoot on February 11, 2017, 07:56:08 PM
My mind is blown !! Lol....
I started this thread I don't know how long ago but it was a couple years ago at the very least...
I'm surprised to return to the forum and see that it's still circulating with over 160k views and 1400+ posts !!!...
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 11, 2017, 08:25:34 PM
Another one, as I have finally figured out how to post pics!!!.  Smaller load,  the road out is kinda boney with rocks... I find it best to "go light and go often."  Plus with the heavy crust we had on the snow, the ride on the skidder is a welcomed break.

 

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that's why I don't like the cable chokers you cant get the logs/wood off the ground far enough  but to each his own  :) ;D are they 18 4 34 or 16 9 30 tires on there
😂😂 a cable choker is like a unicorn around here, I've seen them for sale but never seen one used, these guys from ME swear by them, 2 milk crates full of chain in my truck.
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Post by: thecfarm on February 11, 2017, 08:28:03 PM
They may swear by them,but I think they are a dieing breed.
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Post by: xalexjx on February 11, 2017, 08:41:40 PM
haha whats a choker?  :D
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 11, 2017, 08:50:56 PM
haha whats a choker?  :D
I look everytime I come home to make sure my skidder operator hasn't yanked the winch off my 460, says its a great machine but we need to sell the winch, he basically refuses to use it anymore. The 10 sliders don't exactly make it comfortable. 😂
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Post by: mf40diesel on February 12, 2017, 07:01:36 AM
They are super quick to dump the load at the landing, but come off often, and will never last as long as a chain. 

Its the way the machine was set up when I got it.  I believe going forward, as they break I will replace with chains... one at a time.  Clearly no reason to throw the good ones away.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 12, 2017, 10:09:50 AM
They are super quick to dump the load at the landing, but come off often, and will never last as long as a chain. 

Its the way the machine was set up when I got it.  I believe going forward, as they break I will replace with chains... one at a time.  Clearly no reason to throw the good ones away.
I've only ever run chain chokers and they turn you into a miserable individual by the end of the day especially with deep snow. The one picture won't load but it showed how I bunch wood for cable versus grapple, piles and kind of a teepee of wood. Cable skidder is still the way to go sometimes. I've got 120 acres of larger stuff that's 1mile skid left on this job, my guy turns a hitch, gets out of one machine and hops in the cab of the other, musical skidders all day long, you can break a good man behind a cable skidder 😂, my cousin has 3 of them and runs his guys like savages. Carrying anything more than an 8' choker is pointless, hook 2 sliders together and go. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20170107_153017.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1486909885)
 I tried the square chain and didn't feel it was worth the extra, springtime you lose a few but I hook short and tight and rarely have trouble. 

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 Hook 10 all day it doesn't take long, I keep a box of tissues in the cab to stop the whining. 😂
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Post by: coxy on February 12, 2017, 10:46:57 AM
in the spring if I have to hook on the top I cut a notch in it or double wrap the chocker chain
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Post by: mf40diesel on February 12, 2017, 02:27:57 PM
I will definitely double wrap alot of the smaller stuff.  Which helps a ton.  That and cramming a twig in the bell has helped keep the choker from coming apart too.

My machine has 16.9-30's, which are well worn.  haha
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Post by: coxy on February 12, 2017, 10:31:27 PM
what do you mean by putting a twig in the bell  ???  to bad it didn't have 18-4 26 could have made the FF some money
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Post by: mf40diesel on February 13, 2017, 07:01:49 AM
Once you make up the choker, you cram a little twig in the bell to help lock it in.  Works when the "spring" in the cable want to open the choker up and pop apart.

What do you mean that the 18.4's would have made the forestry forum money?
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Post by: coxy on February 13, 2017, 12:40:41 PM
I could have sold them to you  :) I have 2 that are 85-90% and 2 at 70-80%      if some one sells something through the ff the ff gets 5% of the sale
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Post by: mf40diesel on February 13, 2017, 01:16:03 PM
Oh roger that... haha.  My tires are pretty poor.  Back ones are maybe 20%, but are in pretty fair shape with regards to cracks and what not;  front ones are 10-15%, and are quite a bit worse.  Big scallop taken out of my front right sidewall too....  hoping it holds on for a while anyway.  Would like to find some that are equivalent to the rears.
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Post by: coxy on February 13, 2017, 05:29:56 PM
the way I look at it is if they hold air tire chains are cheaper and easer to put on  than tires :D :) 8)
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Post by: mf40diesel on February 13, 2017, 05:49:06 PM
I agree...    That one if the front though almost has a blister, which leads me to believe that just the wrong rock hits it and I'm in trouble. 

If I see on CL a firestone in similiar condition to the opposite front time, I may pounce on it.. just to have.
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Post by: lynde37avery on February 14, 2017, 08:40:38 AM
I'm cutting some pine. a little bit of hardwood logs and firewood too. not much for Hemlock on this job.

 

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Post by: David-L on February 14, 2017, 07:35:47 PM
Lookin good Lynde37avery. Got snow.

 

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Post by: lynde37avery on February 16, 2017, 08:22:56 AM
David L let's trade skidders!
looks great man, nice logs. we got about 1 foot+ of snow out this way.
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Post by: 1270d on February 18, 2017, 07:14:44 AM
Road restrictions going on here this morning.  Supposed to be temporary, but we'll see.
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Post by: Corley5 on February 18, 2017, 09:06:15 AM
Frost laws went on in the surrounding counties this AM and go on here in Cheboygan Co. Monday AM.  They'll be on until spring  ;) ;D
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Post by: Bricklayer51 on February 18, 2017, 12:33:56 PM
They put weight law signs on both sides of the stop sign down at the corner .
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Post by: Maine logger88 on February 19, 2017, 10:56:24 AM
Been cutting pine and hardwood here's a decent pine

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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 19, 2017, 11:33:36 AM
 Nice looking pine. 👍
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Post by: schmalts on February 19, 2017, 04:57:00 PM
Took 2100 feet of dark black ash so far. Man that dark stuff is pretty.

 

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Post by: lynde37avery on February 19, 2017, 06:43:08 PM
 

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400 board ft in one 8ft log
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 19, 2017, 08:56:15 PM
The header is fortunately frozen solid and I hope it holds out till we are done. Have a feeling they will be posting the road if this warm weather holds on.

Shipped 2 loads so far, about 15 mbf, I estimate this pile around 12 mbf, averaging over 1000 feet /tree, this pile is about 10 hrs. work.

 

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Post by: dustintheblood on February 19, 2017, 10:35:44 PM
Not sure or not if it's that technology is helping old farts like us with pictures, but I do have to say that there's some epic shots coming in these days in this thread.   

We are all so fortunate that we don't do selfies from inside our cubicles on the 3rd aisle on the 19th floor.   :D :D
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 20, 2017, 08:31:16 PM
I underestimated my log pile, shipped this load today and have another left for tomorrow.

 

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Post by: coxy on February 21, 2017, 07:18:11 PM
he should put more on its pine its light  :D our pine around here is mostly red rot seem like the good ones are in a crap hole or your not allowed to cut them
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 22, 2017, 07:02:19 AM
He's got about 8000 feet on.
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Post by: Stoneyacrefarm on February 22, 2017, 10:12:46 AM
Jwilly.
What's pine like that paying over your way?
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Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 22, 2017, 01:47:40 PM
With temps in the 40's and 50's for the last week and 4 feet of snow on the ground its pretty wet and sloppy and hard to work too many places. A small hand cutting crew cut this job but didn't want to risk cutting near these powerlines so they left a 50-100 foot buffer strip. So I've spent the last few days thinning that buffer strip down along 3/4-1 mile of pole line. Not the most fun and much more stressful than cutting in the woods someplace but at least its work.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/powerline.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487789078)
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 23, 2017, 07:19:05 AM
Local mill is paying $250 straight through to 8"
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Post by: 802hlake on February 23, 2017, 05:18:32 PM
White pine after pine after pine. pretty nice 4 @ 16 footers
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/45176/IMG_5928~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1487888285)
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Post by: coxy on February 23, 2017, 10:21:44 PM
how do you guys load a truck on that much of a slant if I did that the truck would roll over  ;) :D 8) 8)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 24, 2017, 01:47:14 PM
 I'm always impressed to see the pine you guys cut up north, it can be hard to find good BIG wp around here sometimes. That picture is from a few months ago walking wood with my father, I've been cutting the HW off this lot when I've got time, 250+ pine like those that go on the lower half. We used to send alot of pine slabs to Northville, "ADK" pine, 😂 from the Catskills.
 

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  I should be home playing in the mud /cutting wood, my relief begged me for another week home so like a fool I said ok,  😂 17 days of fun and games so far, this was weds meltdown, "maintenance" around here for alot of stuff is, "run it till it dies", directly opposite of how we do it at home with our stuff.

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Post by: ehp on February 24, 2017, 05:58:12 PM
Barge that's just a average wp here and there thousands of them as we donot cut many of them unless mil has a order to be filled
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Post by: ehp on February 24, 2017, 06:00:56 PM
One big thing I see different from 99% of the pictures of your guys forest compared to ours here is  you guys have very little under bush , our forest here the under bush is real thick and you cannot see very far , the foresters want that and really hate seeing a bush with a clean floor
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Post by: barbender on February 24, 2017, 07:09:17 PM
Why is that, just wildlife habitat or?
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Post by: BargeMonkey on February 24, 2017, 07:19:20 PM
Barge that's just a average wp here and there thousands of them as we donot cut many of them unless mil has a order to be filled
I know of 1 other place locally with nice big pine and they are almost too big and starting to die. If I aspired to cut the nice HW in volume like you have up there I would starve to death down here if I just cut good logs and had any payments to make. 😂
 There's no undergrowth/ brush on these couple lots because of the soil. It's a sandy topsoil, the small stuff has choked anything else out from growing, it is almost close to washed sand for the first few ft, then ribbons of beautiful #1#2 round stone. We have been trying to buy this place for 10+yrs and my father did a few months ago.
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Post by: thecfarm on February 24, 2017, 09:19:19 PM
I had some big eastern white pine,as in your picture. The under brush,kinda like that. After cutting all the big pine,can't even walk through there now. My Father said we need to cut a road for the pine to fall into. We would cut all the trees we thought would get knocked down. Looks so diffeant now. Don't look like the woods that I grew up in.
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Post by: Ken on February 26, 2017, 10:14:01 AM
Some beautiful pictures of large white pine and hardwood on this thread.  Unfortunately I don't get to cut much of either as most properties around here have been raped pretty hard over the past number of decades.
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Post by: jwilly3879 on February 26, 2017, 12:45:12 PM
Same is true around here. Occasionally we do find a stand of nice ones and with luck they aren't full of red rot. The photos I posted are from a 10 acre lot that is across the road from the 500 acre parcel we have been working on since 2012.
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Post by: ehp on February 26, 2017, 05:49:02 PM
reason is the foresters believe that with no under brush the bush is not healthy and they are correct on my ground, Bush with no under brush always seem to fall over here , it might look real good but come back in ten years and most of the bush has falling over . That's why when I say you cannot use a forwarder here in the bush, way to much under story to drive through and by-law will not allow that , long cable and sneak the tree out without damage to other trees
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Post by: lshobie on March 03, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
Here is a vid with my new drone...it shows where we cut and the old lad working the bush - a different perspective.

With music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X14La5PTQXM

With voiceover.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYns5Jq33Wo
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Post by: Autocar on March 04, 2017, 05:32:17 PM
Pretty cool I like  ;) !
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Post by: xalexjx on March 04, 2017, 11:04:27 PM
been real busy. Haven't taken much for photos. Heres one I took of my firewood stock pile

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29397/20170303_162230.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1488686564)

will take some more pics tomorrow!
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 07, 2017, 07:04:00 PM
 

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The "reserve pile" isn't looking so hot come spring. 😂

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 Suprisingly there isn't to much mud, this place is mostly rock so when you get past the first couple inches it's still hard. I've got to get done here, got people screaming at me I'm so behind, half the reason for my skidder question the other day.
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Post by: tule peak timber on March 07, 2017, 07:12:14 PM
I'm always impressed to see the pine you guys cut up north, it can be hard to find good BIG wp around here sometimes. That picture is from a few months ago walking wood with my father, I've been cutting the HW off this lot when I've got time, 250+ pine like those that go on the lower half. We used to send alot of pine slabs to Northville, "ADK" pine, 😂 from the Catskills.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20161127_130624~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487771537)
  I should be home playing in the mud /cutting wood, my relief begged me for another week home so like a fool I said ok,  😂 17 days of fun and games so far, this was weds meltdown, "maintenance" around here for alot of stuff is, "run it till it dies", directly opposite of how we do it at home with our stuff.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20170223_090402.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1487923107) 

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   Was about a year ago I asked for pics of the machinery spaces.... :).Rob
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Post by: coxy on March 07, 2017, 07:23:57 PM
 why is it that when you really don't need anymore work it just seems to pour in every day I have 3 LO that been waiting since Aug of last year one of them strung me along for almost a year then wants it done yesterday sent him pic of the landing and asked if he wanted his lawn to look like that there was no text back just a little nasty voice mail but all is good  :)
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Post by: mf40diesel on March 07, 2017, 08:36:33 PM
 

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Post by: mf40diesel on March 07, 2017, 08:38:54 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22196/IMG_0837~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1488937053)

The pile has grown. Working on a small view lot for some folks in town. Nice firewood
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 07, 2017, 08:58:55 PM
why is it that when you really don't need anymore work it just seems to pour in every day I have 3 LO that been waiting since Aug of last year one of them strung me along for almost a year then wants it done yesterday sent him pic of the landing and asked if he wanted his lawn to look like that there was no text back just a little nasty voice mail but all is good  :)
I just shake my head sometimes, either you can't move fast enough, I had one guy last Saturday question my "low" price and I spit the #'s right out. 17acre, 50 per thousand on hemlock, 15 a cord on firewood and 50% on sawlogs, the last guy smashed every cherry he could and they are all screwed up from being scarred on the bottom. Told the guy if I cut it right now I would make a mess, wait a little bit, they just don't get it.😂
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Post by: coxy on March 08, 2017, 05:10:39 AM
you must really like to cut hemlock I only pay 10-15% and to give the 15%for it it best be limb free 30+ feet up  ;D other wise it can stand there and grow I hate cutting it
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Post by: thecfarm on March 08, 2017, 05:49:34 AM
mf40diesel,yes,does look like some nice firewood.
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Post by: mf40diesel on March 08, 2017, 07:18:35 AM
Thcfarm,  it's pretty much a mixed stand of oak and maple. Toward the bottom it has quite a bit more poplar mixed in.

Been stifling the landowners view of the presidentials. Bringing it back.

Love it!
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Post by: Stephen Alford on March 08, 2017, 08:31:06 AM
    Man , looking at these hardwood pics gives me a bad case of  "maximus woodenvyous".

    Slid down a hill this winter with the delivery truck ran into my other ol truck..ran into myself..who does that !!   :'(    She is lookin much prettier now that there is wood in the back again.  :D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12754

/21cid_502.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1488979763)
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 08, 2017, 08:56:18 PM


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22196/IMG_0837~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1488937053)

The pile has grown. Working on a small view lot for some folks in town. Nice firewood
That's beautiful processor firewood 👍that would bring 800 a load around here right now dry.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 08, 2017, 09:03:14 PM
you must really like to cut hemlock I only pay 10-15% and to give the 15%for it it best be limb free 30+ feet up  ;D other wise it can stand there and grow I hate cutting it
If it's decent hemlock I've got a market for it, we are actually looking for someone to saw right now because we are so behind, I could keep a guy busy for 6-8 months right now 8 days a week to get caught up sawing. I've got 7-8 woodlots all within a few miles of each other including this hemlock one, literally just going to job hop with the buncher and put it on the ground. These people own a bunch of other land and I'm trying to buy the 250 next door, counted 40 22"+ cherry from the truck window, so I need to make the hemlock butcher look good. 😂😂😂  I think I can lay this 17acre on the ground in 3 days.
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Post by: lopet on March 09, 2017, 06:39:50 PM
     ol truck..ran into myself..who does that !!   

Stephen, glad she survived it. We all misjudge a situation once every while, it would be too embarrassing to tell my stories.   ;D

Not much snow this year ?
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Post by: Stephen Alford on March 10, 2017, 08:07:41 AM
   Yes , it has been a great winter for building soil structure (freeze/thaw). Firewood prices have been dropping the last 3 months.  Had hoped for a few more minor power outages or low wind chills to help with firewood sales but alas mother nature has been a bit moody     :-\   oh well makes time to work on those pesky taxes.   :D

   

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Post by: 78NHTFY on March 10, 2017, 11:15:19 AM
Nice woodstove!  Is that what you use to heat the igloo! :D :D :D  All the best, Rob.  (sorry, couldn't resist....)
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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on March 10, 2017, 11:43:01 AM
Stephen,

That is one heck of a picture!  I did a double take and almost spit out my coffee!
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Post by: mf40diesel on March 10, 2017, 12:21:08 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22196/IMG_0854.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1489166361) 

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22196/IMG_0852.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1489166346) 

 

[img]http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22196/IMG_0855.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1489166346[/

Cut a few turns today. Love to hear the ole' jack scream!
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 10, 2017, 10:32:13 PM
 Today wasn't pleasant, snow and cold this morning made scaling miserable, the check only slightly made the day better. 😂

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 About 3mbdft of oak veneer, still got a little more good wood left on this job. 

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I've got my 440D-450G on another job and wanted to get that going today, I lack 3 days to be done there, just a little to windy and by myself I said nope. Fired up the butcher and took the truck to pound town. 

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Those aren't 24" on the stump sticks. I've been shying away from cutting the bigger stuff with the head after I joined the BBFC 😂😂😂 last yr trying to push a monster maple. These where about max, had to nip 1 side then get around them, that's with a 33" cut bar.
 

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 This lot is owned by a NYPD cop who does the honor guard at MSG, some ones getting hustled for good tickets. 😉 couple tree stands, nice clearing and a few game plots. I leave the good young maple, oak, what's going to grow, the beech and anything that looks sickly or been hit gets the butcher. If this was a conventional chainsaw / cable skidder job you would have been killed with the dead beech by now, alot of them are like a grenade when you grab them. 

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 I lack 1 day and she can go on the trailer, I've got pump seals that need to be done and the mechanic is planning next week.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: allaboutsawdust on March 12, 2017, 09:48:11 PM
It's been a while since I have posted anything and first time adding any pictures so hope all goes well. We have been real busy here with our sugaring but we had a nasty storm come threw 2 weekends ago that knocked over a few truckloads of some nice white pine. Between the sugaring and storm cleanup we have been kept plenty busy.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 12, 2017, 10:38:52 PM
that's a biggin  just be supper careful with them root balls I had a friend get killed by one that fell on him completely covered him they looked  8hours for him  one guy saw a little orange sticking out from the saw other wise I don't know how long it would have been before finding him
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Ken on March 13, 2017, 08:16:21 PM
Doing a commercial thin in a 40+ year old stand of predominately yellow birch.  We are removing about 1/3 of the volume.  Bit of a make work project but we were in the area and it was something to help finish off the season.  Trail looks a little wide in picture but I usually keep them to about 15' in width.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 13, 2017, 08:43:29 PM
Doing a commercial thin in a 40+ year old stand of predominately yellow birch.  We are removing about 1/3 of the volume.  Bit of a make work project but we were in the area and it was something to help finish off the season.  Trail looks a little wide in picture but I usually keep them to about 15' in width.

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Those CTL jobs always look so clean and I'm sure it's nice staying warm all day. 👍
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 13, 2017, 08:53:58 PM
 Got some wood cut, desperately trying to get done on this job, walked 3 lots yesterday and ready to go. Just finished tracking down chain for the delimber and today I lost a final on my timbco 😣 there's 7-10k and 1-2wks down time.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20170313_190806.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1489451530) I gimp walked her sideways about 1500yds, it was cute. 

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 Hitch after hitch of firewood, 100+ drag still on the ground from my last walkabout. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20170313_134649.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1489451882) some decent oak I cut today, supposed to hit the ground but got hung up on the line tree behind it, grapple makes quick work of it. 

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 BOAT is a bad word to me. 😂 had to go plug my tractor on this morning for an hr, hauling a pushboat on a job local, house has to come off to move it. 

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 I'm running out of stuff to haul on that trailer, ??? Done a house, boats, doing my best to avoid fat chick's 😂 but just imagine how many you could fit. 😂😂😂
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: mf40diesel on March 14, 2017, 12:44:15 PM
 

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Got a few small turns in before "Stella" got here this morning.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on March 15, 2017, 10:41:55 AM
Barge, your making WAY to much money , this has to stop or you need to spend a bunch , look at all that good timber your putting out . I can see a brand new TC 620 E or a 648/848 L jd in the near future at your place and a new multitek 3040 , that should help you on not having to pay so much in taxes
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 15, 2017, 01:57:13 PM
No pictures but we're pouring the coalsm to it here in northern MN. I think we have 6 processors and 5 forwarders working on this job- a big Federal Aspen thin ??? One processor is running 24/7, put out 300 cirds in one 24 hour period. Not easy to keep up with forwarding! I got out a solid 160 cords yesterday, I think between the me and the other 3 I was running with we had about 500 cords out yesterday. Very high production wood!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 15, 2017, 08:15:37 PM
No pictures but we're pouring the coalsm to it here in northern MN. I think we have 6 processors and 5 forwarders working on this job- a big Federal Aspen thin ??? One processor is running 24/7, put out 300 cirds in one 24 hour period. Not easy to keep up with forwarding! I got out a solid 160 cords yesterday, I think between the me and the other 3 I was running with we had about 500 cords out yesterday. Very high production wood!
Those #'s blow my mind, must be something to watch. Big CTL isn't popular here, 600 cord is more than some guys I know put out in 1 yr. 😂
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on March 15, 2017, 08:35:42 PM
After working on other projects this winter it's time to go back to the woods.  I've got some saw timber that needs to be hand cut that we're going to start tomorrow weather permitting.  Next week the plan is to fire this up.  We pulled the batteries and put it to bed before the holidays.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 15, 2017, 09:40:49 PM
 Wish I was cutting wood, 28-30" of snow and getting sick of plowing / blowing snow. Literally use one machine to dig the next one out. 😂

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 We do 80-90 residential driveways and 10+ private subdivision roads, my father goes 1 way and I went the other. 

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 Frosts coming out of the ground, tried to avoid the dozer as much as I can. 

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 For what it is that F-350 eats my dirtymax alive, loves fuel but pushes snow. 😂
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 15, 2017, 10:58:47 PM
Barge, you guys sure keep a lot of plates spinning at once! It absolutely blows my mind how much stuff you have going, I don't know where the energy comes from!  This job is pretty impressive, we're up to the deadline on this sale and whatever we can't get out before breakup we'll lose. It's appraised at 1500 cords, sold as appraised. We're probably pushing 3000 cords already, so whatever else we get is bonus $$$. I worked late last night, didn't get out here til noon, and the trucks had hauled everything we bad put up yesterday :o It took me over an hour to get back to my machine, waiting for trucks.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: snowstorm on March 16, 2017, 07:32:03 AM
You need to swap that 9 ft fisher for a 9ft 6 stainless vee.everyone that said I needed one was right. It's the only small plow I use on the only small truck I use
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ehp on March 16, 2017, 03:43:26 PM
I wished I had one of those feller bunchers on this job, clear cut of scotch and red pine , most around 16 to 20 inch on the stump . Lots of limbs on that scotch pine so going to use a smaller saw so not play my arms out so bad
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 16, 2017, 06:28:19 PM
eph  its only a payment book away  :) ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Autocar on March 16, 2017, 06:29:05 PM
BargeMonkey looks to me your burning the candle at both ends, not sure what your eating that gives you that much get up and go but sure could use some myself.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on March 16, 2017, 06:29:49 PM
Ran the saws about 4 hours today.  Got some timber on the ground 8)  I'd rather kill trees from a cab  ;) :D :)   
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Corley5 on March 16, 2017, 06:35:08 PM
The scotch pine going for pulp ???  I cut some with the harvester a couple years ago.  It was better than doing it by hand but all the limbs really slowed the process down.  I had about 40 cords pretty evenly split between bolts and pulp.  The bolts went to an Amish mill to be made into knotty pine paneling 8) 8)  The state of the pulp market here now I don't think I could move pine pulp :(
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 16, 2017, 06:50:31 PM
It seems that unless you are in the South, moving pine pulp is always a problem.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 16, 2017, 08:13:37 PM
Our trucks have been yarding wood here for the last month or so, but almost all of the aspen in the last 3 nights, with 20+ loads being directly delivered to the mllls daily as well https://youtu.be/ZcWntb8dYn4
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 16, 2017, 08:30:47 PM
is that waiting to be sold  if so I would not want that hanging over my head my luck the mill would go under and I would have a bunch of top soil  :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 16, 2017, 09:01:16 PM
I don't know what exactly the agreement is, but our yarded wood is usually "spoken for" by one of the mills. But it's not paid for, as far as I know, so yeah a mill could go under and leave us sitting.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Mountaynman on March 16, 2017, 10:15:33 PM
as always nice neat piles bub awesome job I hate picking up short wood with the buggy how many forwarders u got running on that job looks like a lot of sorts as well its amazing to me the difference in the states all over you guys have all self loaders round here they want you to have the loader so they can put an extra tier of wood on
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: ljohnsaw on March 16, 2017, 10:24:01 PM
Our trucks have been yarding wood here for the last month or so, but almost all of the aspen in the last 3 nights, with 20+ loads being directly delivered to the mllls daily as well https://youtu.be/ZcWntb8dYn4
Wow, never seen anything like that.  Seeing that much stacked up all over the place, its a wonder there are ANY trees left ANYWHERE!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: thechknhwk on March 17, 2017, 07:02:43 AM
That is an amazing amount of wood.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Plankton on March 17, 2017, 08:08:13 AM
Piles look really nice, mind boggeling amount of wood there!
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 17, 2017, 09:32:52 AM
Our trucks hauled the wood off of the job we're working right now, to this site. It is situated on a "10 ton" highway, so we can haul this wood into the mill through the spring breakup period. The mills are pretty full right now, with one only taking 25 loads per day from us. So we get yard it out here, and deliver it as the mill uses up their winter stockpiles. If you drive around  northern MN in the spring, you'll see these yards scattered around the countryside.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Gearbox on March 17, 2017, 09:39:29 AM
In north MN we don't have very many people . We do have vast tracts of county, state , federal  and still have large private timber holdings . That's why we have so many mills within 100 miles .
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Post by: Puffergas on March 17, 2017, 12:19:42 PM
Never saw anything like that before. That would make heck of a good start on the Trump Wall.

We need to lobby congress to make it a wood wall. ☺
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 17, 2017, 12:31:04 PM
FWIW, forest managers say that the wood growth is outpacing harvest in MN by a fair amount. I know that yard makes it look like we raped the whole land, but that aspen came off of one job, about 240 acres, and we removed roughly half of what was standing.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 17, 2017, 02:08:39 PM
ok i see now pound it out all winter pile it and draw it in the brake up  8) 8) who cares if you did rape it it will grow back  :) :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Clark on March 17, 2017, 05:30:42 PM
...who cares if you did rape it it will grow back...

That's the exact attitude that gave us a predominantly aspen forest. To answer your question, I care.

Clark
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Gearbox on March 17, 2017, 05:49:45 PM
We lost a private timber baron if I can call him that . His name was Jack Rajala and during his lifetime he planted I think 4 million White Pine . He also pioneered Bud Capping . So our forests are being replenished and managed much better than ever .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: lopet on March 17, 2017, 06:03:47 PM
as always nice neat piles bub awesome job

Yup, he's one heck of a operator, he can even bend the piles. :D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 17, 2017, 06:58:47 PM
...who cares if you did rape it it will grow back...

That's the exact attitude that gave us a predominantly aspen forest. To answer your question, I care.

Clark
there must be a market for it other wise they wouldn't be cutting it  :)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on March 17, 2017, 08:29:11 PM
 Working through a stand with some really nice thick areas.   This is hemlock, shaky but makes nice pulp in a hurry.



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Also some patches of nice mixed black and white Ash on this job.

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Gearbox on March 17, 2017, 08:37:02 PM
We can not begin to get our forest near that 50 year old Aspen they like . You find some then you find a lot with punk knots all over 60+ years old . I think clark needs to go for a walk in the woods in Itasca county and see some cut to length operation thinning .
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on March 17, 2017, 08:39:08 PM
 Some ugly wood too.  When it's this size it adds up fast though.  (Soft maple)



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I've been trying some new bars.  Iggesund BlueLine straight from Sweden.  About 3500 tons with it so far and it hasn't even been flipped yet.

 

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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: RHP Logging on March 17, 2017, 09:39:03 PM
 Enough of this small wood stuff.

Red oak 42" across the hinge. 50' to the first branch. It had a lot of big friends.


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Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 17, 2017, 10:38:57 PM
Enough of this small wood stuff.

Red oak 42" across the hinge. 50' to the first branch. It had a lot of big friends.


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That is a wicked stick of wood 👍 not alot of stuff of that size left around here.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 17, 2017, 10:51:16 PM
ok i see now pound it out all winter pile it and draw it in the brake up  8) 8) who cares if you did rape it it will grow back  :) :)
Unfortunately "raping or butchering" a woodlot is more common out our way than some of these guys are used to. I love working around the good small growth and I won't cut bolts. I almost made a joke the other night about posting before and after pictures of this next 5 lot clearing job I'm going to 😂
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 17, 2017, 11:06:47 PM
 I'm getting sick of plowing /pushing / blowing snow. Got the sawmill yard cleaned out yesterday, had to forward wood out to the processor because it's not worth fighting the snow anymore with a skidsteer. 

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 Hauled snow today, all day. 😂 3 triaxles going Nascar style, little D4K had all he could do to keep pushing the pile up. That 490 Komatsu is quite the snow shovel, they did have a 350E Cat down there this summer that was just a touch bigger.

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 I went up to try and open the road to my log job tonight, like a fool I left my snowshoes at the house. It's 1 mile in from the town turnaround around, it was miserable. Wagner left 12-13k ft in there and they are crying because the yard is running out of wood, they had 5 days to come pick it up, not my problem they don't want to pay good money for good truck drivers. 😂 the roads plowed but it's on them, I wouldn't send my log truck up there. 

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 Got about 75' in and realized it would take me 3 days to blow my way in. 😂
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 18, 2017, 01:27:16 AM
Barge, I definitely do not envy you fighting all that snow, it almost makes my stomach turn over just looking at it :-X I hate to tell you, but I don' know if we had to snowplow our woods roads more than once this winter (other than dozers opening them up initially).

ehp, I wish we had timber like that to cut around here, those are colossal sticks :o

Back to northern MN, I don't know exactly why our forests transitioned so solidly to aspen after the inital logging of say 1870-1930. Maybe other Lakes States, the aspen came up after the logging and fires, grew old and died because there was no market for it, and shade tolerant hardwoods came up underneath? Minnesota was the last of the Lake States to get logged off as the pioneers pushed west, perhaps at that point there were markets for the aspen. When you clearcut aspen, you get more aspen. Nothing else can compete with it as it sprouts from the roots and rockets towards the sun. All I know for sure, is that upland forests in MN are overwhelmingly composed of aspen.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 18, 2017, 07:31:53 AM
barbender it sounds like your aspen is like our beech nick a root and in a month there is 2-8 new beech trees growing  they grow at a rapid rate till there about 10-20ft tall then it takes them for ever to grow  at least you can sell yours the only thing beech is good for around here is fire wood that's what the mills tell us  i think it makes nice lumber               the thing i don't get with some people is if you rape the trees you get a bad rep if a forester does it its fine i never could under stand that  (i am not bashing any foresters just saying)
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: paul case on March 18, 2017, 08:43:17 AM
Around here it is just about all oak/ hickory  and hardwoods, We seldom get trees that will make 3 nice 10' logs.
When some folks log out down to a 12'' top they call it raping and if you clear cut it they also call it raoing the woods. However the 12'' top cut woods will grow enough to yield some more to cut in 10 to 20 years, but the clear cut only has stumps still in the ground like grave markers. I have make quite a bit of cow pasture that way. 

RHP that is some nice red oak.

PC
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Puffergas on March 18, 2017, 01:42:25 PM
I think the oldest tree in the states is an Aspen colony. Aspen is one of my favorite trees but the lumber doesn't hold a nail.

Sometimes selective clear cutting is the right option.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 18, 2017, 10:28:32 PM
These are the situations you might run into when trying to get 1000 cords out in a night  :)
https://youtu.be/y845OUKqo7I
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: newoodguy78 on March 18, 2017, 10:54:12 PM
Great videos Barbender. Do the trucks head in empty on the same road they come out of? How many cords do you figure each truck averages?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 18, 2017, 11:03:07 PM
Yes they do, so it takes good coordination. It's about a mile in before there's a spot where trucks can meet each other. They're hauling 14-15 cords at least, as we can run about 100,000 lbs. with the 3 axle trailers.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 19, 2017, 12:45:20 AM
If those guys would haul full loads it would only take half as many trucks.  ;D :D

I wish I could catch a break and cut aspen or softwood like you guys get to. Big, limby, and ratty hardwood isn't quite as fast or fun to process.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Tarm on March 19, 2017, 04:42:02 AM
Our trucks hauled the wood off of the job we're working right now, to this site. It is situated on a "10 ton" highway, so we can haul this wood into the mill through the spring breakup period.
You haul all that wood on TRUCKS? Don't you have some railroads in MN? In NE WI most wood yards are located on a rail spur.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: Gearbox on March 19, 2017, 09:07:15 AM
Is it all out of the woods and on the landing ?
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 12:12:43 PM
Yep, Gearbox, we had it all on the landing Friday night around midnight. I haven't talked to any of the trucks but I'm sure they've got it all hauled out of there.

Corley, yeah our trucks are a bit meek compared to those Michigan haulers ;) This wood was pretty exceptional, no doubt about it. I was actually in hardwood most of the winter before this job- I was starting to think I was in Michigan ;D
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 12:40:54 PM
Tarm, we have railroads, but the only occasion when we load wood on them is for pine pulp that goes to...Wisconsin :D

Gearbox mentioned Jack Rajala in an earlier post. The Rajala family had a number of sawmills that were really thriving up to about 30 years I suppose. They've fallen upon hard times with a lot of their operations shutting down, but they still operate 2 mills in Itasca county. They also still own pretty vast amounts of timberland. I didn't know Jack Rajala very well, but he was very passionate about managing our forests for White Pine- he even wrote a book about it! I believe the title of it is "Bringing Back the White Pine". So we lost Jack this summer, his brother Dean just a few months before that (Dean was a next door neighbor of ours, I got to know him pretty well over the years. One of many interesting things about Dean, he volunteered for the Vietnam war when he was 27 years old. The army didn't want him because they thought he was too old, so he kept harassing the recruiter until he finally relented and signed him up. Dean just really felt that be should be over there helping the effort), and also Jack's son, Nik a few years back. Nik died in a plane crash up in Canada with his wife and a friend of their's.They were fishing fly in lakes up there, not sure what happened but they hit the shoreline in their float plane, a truly tragic situation. Nik was a good friend, my best buddy worked for him for many years and I worked for him for a winter driving truck. He was an innovator who had one of the first CTL teams in MN when he was probably not even 30 years old. I can honestly say I'm doing what I am today directly because of the influence of Nik Rajala, and him letting me come hang out and ride around with him in that amazing Ponsse processor. I was blown away ;) Nik was, like his dad, college educated and very well read, "not your average logger", and they both had a real passion for our forests. I'm still reminded of Nik on a nearly daily basis, one if not two of the trucks that drove by in that video used to be his, as well as the dozer I was running the other night to keep the trucks rolling. Rest in peace, friend.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: 1270d on March 19, 2017, 02:10:07 PM
I believe the scorpion I have is the one your friend Nik ordered. 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 02:23:45 PM
Yessir, he had one on order, coming back out of a green machine like you guys when the accident happended. It was actually the weekend that they had the Scorpion debut over in Wisconsin that they had the plane crash, that news hit everyone over there pretty hard. I'm sure he'd be happy to see the good work you guys are doing with it over there. I remember when he first started out, Ponsse told him that the processors couldn't cut hardwood. Well he did, he had two of the family hardwood mills to supply. They thought he was nuts, I think you can thank Nik for some of the reinforcement and durability upgrades these machines have gained :D He started out in an S16 Cobra if I remember right, and they came from Finland equipped for their very manicured softwood forests. Not what you find in North America at all.
 
I heard more than one forester say "who are we going to have thin our bardwood now?" Nik had became the go to guy for thinning in quality hardwoods in our area (as most of us, as illustrated by the job we just came off of, are pulp hacks). His passing left a pretty good hole in our area.
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Post by: Gearbox on March 19, 2017, 04:46:38 PM
Barbender my nephew is running his forwarder .That thing is an animal .
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Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 05:13:52 PM
His 1210 Deere?
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Post by: Gearbox on March 19, 2017, 08:53:38 PM
yes the one he had just bought .
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Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 09:02:19 PM
Did that machine even have a thousand hours on it? Is that a six wheel or eight? I saw Jason riding in the lowboy with a six wheel 1270 in tow a few Sundays back. Here's another video of that last job-
https://youtu.be/4KtxPtIaI28
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Post by: Gearbox on March 19, 2017, 09:06:34 PM
He was taking the borrowed one back to Nor trax . His had a pump seal bad yes 8 wheel. Did they just thin that to a basil # . Cool I don't think I have ever seen a Aspen thin outside of 2 inch with a brush saw .
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Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 09:22:08 PM
Gotcha, I always wanted to try a 6 wheel. I know 6 wheel processors ride WAY smoother than the 8 wheel forwarders, these things knock your guts out. People say "those bogeys level things out and make things ride smooth" >:( Yeah, come for a ride- you get to feel evey bump twice, every stump is a sharp blast to the kidneys. A big tire rolls up and over, these low pro tires just fall off of everything. Rant over  ;) Here's the last video from my "Great Talmoon Aspen Thin" series :D
This is a pretty good center mount operator doing his thing, a faster operator can swing a load of aspen like this on in 20-25 minutes if they're in a rush, which they were on this job ;)
https://youtu.be/cZ3DpOercn4

Compare the truck in the foreground to the one loading in the back, he is often throwing on 2 to 1 or more, and no wasted motion. Also notice how as he is finishing the load how he takes time to organize the sticks on top of the load- he's "rounding it off" so that when he runs his chains over the load, they touch as much wood as possible with no bridging or large gaps. MN DOT regs require every stick in the top row to touch your chains or straps, which isn't really possible, but as long as you make an honest effort they're usually pretty good about it.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 09:37:42 PM
And yes Gearbox, they thinned it down to a basal of 60. Aspen thins were more common probably 15 years ago, the county and UPM were both trying it but have both moved away from it. I don't know what the USFS objective is with this one. There is scattered spruce and balsam throughout, perhaps it will reseed the understory. I do know I've read somewhere that the Chippewa wants to move away from managing for aspen, probably one way to accomplish that is this thinning. It won't regenerate in it's own shade, so maybe the conifers and some shade tolerant hardwoods will come up.
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Post by: Gearbox on March 19, 2017, 10:18:58 PM
It's the forest service they have a plan . It just may not be a good plan but we will stick with it . Like the big pine blow down that took them a year to let it be cleaned up .
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Post by: newoodguy78 on March 19, 2017, 10:32:36 PM
Again Barbender great videos and thank you for sharing. I'm not sure what boggles my mind more the sheer volume of wood you guys are moving or the logistics of keeping everything moving so efficiently. Either way that is one impressive operation to be a part of.
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Post by: barbender on March 19, 2017, 10:41:44 PM
Thanks Newoodguy, it is more along the lines of "organized chaos" at times, but it is an impressive operation and I'm proud to be a part of it.
Gearbox, the amount of pine the USFS allowed to lay on the ground and go bad should have been criminal. I had a large area right behind our house that is on the East side of Big Ball Club lake, that was one of the hardest hit areas in that July of 2012 windstorm. Beautiful Red and White pine, and it was absolutely flattened. We had that really dry fall and I was getting pretty concerned with all that tinder right behind my house. They finally came in and chipped it all a year and a half ago. If I owned large tracts of forest land, and paid someone to manage it and they did a job like the USFS I'd be firing them. To be fair, I don't know if the USFS knows who they work for, or what they want.
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 19, 2017, 11:54:07 PM
Hitting it like a savage on a sunday. 😂 I've got an expensive final drive to order this week and close to getting this job done. The snow is miserable but no one said logging was easy. 🤘 

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Waddle thru the snow with my 395. 😂 I can remember being a kid shoveling around big oak for my dad one yr cutting wood on christmas break. 

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 I can't keep that one front chain straight. I was just about to put new ring chain on this week and put those double diamonds on the back, the back chains are tired. That 460 never fails to impress me, as much as I love a cable skidder that dual arch is so smooth and handy. You don't get the volume sometimes a big cable will but the speed and not beating yourself to death is so nice.
 
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 20, 2017, 07:17:20 AM
barge count the links on each side of the side chain some chains have 3 links in between the cross links and some have 4 I had the same trouble till I figured that out I always went by the number of left over links from the side chain but that don't work on some of them cause of the odd links some my go 3-3-4 or 4-3-4 some how you always have 1 extra link on the side chain  it maybe on the inside or the out side  hope you under stand what I'm trying to say  if not give me a call  my # is in your PM
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: g_man on March 20, 2017, 07:34:43 AM
enjoyed videos barbender - Thanks

Aspen thin interesting. Nice job you guys do

gg
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Post by: ehp on March 20, 2017, 08:24:33 AM
Barbender, nice video , I know one thing for sure you donot want me running your processor if you want your piles to look like you got them LOL , Im cutting junk right now , got a couple clear cuts to do . not worth much but it still pays ok.  Barge nothing wrong with the timber your cutting and what it feel like to have to fall with a saw in snow LOL
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Post by: Ed_K on March 20, 2017, 12:46:02 PM
 Coxy is right on. When mine go 3 3 4 I put a clevise in the 4 to pull it tight. Some of my side chains have 3 5 clevices on them.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 20, 2017, 09:44:07 PM
Barge nothing wrong with the timber your cutting and what it feel like to have to fall with a saw in snow LOL
Cutting the big stuff isn't bad, I got greedy and decided to start cutting some of the firewood and with the wind blowing it I almost got a powerhead 😂 I don't cut the big stuff with the timbco anyway, you risk ripping a good log and it doesn't do as nice of a job. Anything 24-26" and down you wouldn't catch me with 3 guys handcutting. 👍 I'm headed to this white oak - hemlock job once I put a new final drive in, the landowner thinks this is going to be WEEKS 😂, I'm breaking the logger I bought some equipment from out of retirement to come run delimber for me, he just turned 80 and is foaming at the mouth to go cut some wood, have a real operation going.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 20, 2017, 09:50:26 PM
barge count the links on each side of the side chain some chains have 3 links in between the cross links and some have 4 I had the same trouble till I figured that out I always went by the number of left over links from the side chain but that don't work on some of them cause of the odd links some my go 3-3-4 or 4-3-4 some how you always have 1 extra link on the side chain  it maybe on the inside or the out side  hope you under stand what I'm trying to say  if not give me a call  my # is in your PM
I appreciate it and I will give you a call one night to shoot the bull. 👍  I've got to get a warm day and adjust it, those front chains are headed to the back and new 3/4 rings for the front as soon as I make some money again, 😂
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: coxy on March 21, 2017, 06:40:32 AM
just wondering why are you going rings
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Post by: BargeMonkey on March 22, 2017, 12:18:29 AM
just wondering why are you going rings
I prefer the ring chains, they don't ride as nice but they are really nice in this rocky stuff I work in. I've been buying alot of our chain thru TCR in ME and they have been real good, still expensive but you don't do them the often.
Title: Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 22, 2017, 12:27:48 AM
 I've been sick the last couple days because I've always tried to not beat on that Timbco. Unfortunately our repair bills are pretty nuts sometimes when stuff goes down, I'm actually going to luck out on this one with only a few shafts and bearings. When I popped that cover I expected to see a grenade. 😂didn't know how many of you guys have ever broken tracks before, if you've got the proper tools it's not bad. 

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Post by: GRANITEstateMP on March 22, 2017, 11:59:42 AM
Barge,

At least you got the right tools to do the job.  That sure does help.
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Post by: teakwood on March 22, 2017, 06:42:52 PM
and that sledge hammer in the first pic is the right tool for busting a track?! :D :D
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Post by: Ken on March 22, 2017, 07:25:13 PM
I love all the pictures and videos in this thread. 

Barbender, it will be interesting to see what happens with a poplar thinning.  If there is a tolerant species seed source it may work to change the stand structure over time.  It's a bit of a shame that you folks still have to harvest your hardwood pulp to a 8' length.  Thankfully our hardwood mill accepts random length up to 22'

BargeMonkey  Seeing that sledgehammer beside the track makes me cringe a bit.  Three years ago this May while beating on a track pin a 1/4" long sliver of steel dislodged and severed a nerve in my arm.  My hand immediately would not open.  Took a major surgery and several months of healing before I could use it again.  The hand won't ever work the same again.  Here is a picture of the scar from surgery and the contraption I had to wear for months aferwards

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