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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1300 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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« Reply #1301 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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« Reply #1302 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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« Reply #1303 on: January 02, 2017, 11:07:07 PM »
Here's a load of spruce headed for pleasant river
 

 
And a couple wheeler load of hardwood pulp
 

 
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« Reply #1304 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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« Reply #1305 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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« Reply #1306 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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« Reply #1307 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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« Reply #1308 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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« Reply #1309 on: January 03, 2017, 06:50:35 PM »
Thanks logger88. :new_year:
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« Reply #1310 on: January 03, 2017, 07:46:35 PM »
Fokke,I like that barn foundation. Looks old,but tight.
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« Reply #1311 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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« Reply #1312 on: January 03, 2017, 09:09:32 PM »
Capacity 118,009 lbs/ft lifting moment, whatever that means? :)
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« Reply #1313 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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« Reply #1314 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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« Reply #1315 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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« Reply #1316 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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« Reply #1317 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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« Reply #1318 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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« Reply #1319 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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