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General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: sprucebunny on February 24, 2005, 10:28:27 AM

Title: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: sprucebunny on February 24, 2005, 10:28:27 AM
Found this site about the Bombardier Museum. I want to go ;D

At the bottom of the page click on the  " VFB " video to see an all purpose forestry machine in action ;D

http://museebombardier.com/en/content/jab/biographie1949_1958.htm
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: Roxie on February 24, 2005, 10:47:20 AM
That is absolutely amazing!  I watched the TTA Tractor in the summer version, and was just thinking what I could do with that at the Antique Tractor Pulls!   :o
I also think that's Ian standing by the Muskeg.   :D
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 24, 2005, 10:53:07 AM
Interesting site, sprucebunney. Those where the days. ;D  :)

In the Timber Harvest Methods and Equipment thread there is a little F-4 Dion forwarder that I've seen work. It's a tracked vehicle also. You can see it on page 43 of that thread. The owner has a far bit od down time with it because its getting old.
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: Jeff on February 24, 2005, 05:31:51 PM
What a great website you found there Joan.  :)
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: devo on February 24, 2005, 07:50:15 PM
That is a cool site! Thanks for posting that sprucebunny.
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: Ed on February 25, 2005, 12:26:50 PM
Thank's for posting! That's a great site.
 8) 8)
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: isawlogs on February 25, 2005, 08:41:10 PM
  Joan ...   I've been there twice its a great museum alot of machines in there , they have one of every machine that Mr. Bombardier has made , Valcourt is in between Montréal and Sherbrook . Really interesting place to visite if someone likes tracked vehicules ... Thanks for the link
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: maple flats on February 26, 2005, 05:16:19 PM
Another tracked machine and one which I borrow (from my brother who is 5 minutes away from my woodlot) when I get in trouble with my little wheel tractor is a Positrac, now bought out by caterpiller as I'm told. The one I borrow is 70 hp with kevlar reinforced rubber tracks that are wide enough to really spread out the weight and leaves very little sign it went by unless you turn too sharp on soft ground. If you do tear up a little ground it also has a bucket loader on one end and a tractor type Patu skidding winch with a blade on the other and this one has been modified so you can drive facing in either direction, for or aft. However this is not an older unit, probably about 15 years or so.
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: OLD_ JD on February 27, 2005, 09:51:08 PM
hi all ,this is my first time on this site and it's very cool :)..whene reading this post i just cant pass it w/out comment... ;D

iam actulie from quebec close to valcout area where i already visite the bombardier musuem..very interesting , and 4 some information if u need i will be more then happy to help ;D...btw i already run one of those F-4 dion who i think is a great machine for loggin in weet and fragile land..but be care about stony groud.. :(...im thinking of bying one to pick up my small wood who is a pain to get it whit my skidder...     thanks all
Title: Re: Tracked Forestry Machines--older
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2005, 10:01:54 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum OLD_ JD  :)