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General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: Kevin on February 01, 2004, 03:04:37 PM

Title: Cruising
Post by: Kevin on February 01, 2004, 03:04:37 PM
Spent the day opening up skidding trails and cruising for timber.
Conditions were pretty much perfect!
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/Cruising2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cruising
Post by: Scott on February 01, 2004, 04:31:24 PM
 ey is that a ski-doo tundra you have there kevin? I have two little yamaha bravos, one has a long track and it would be almost exactly the same as the tundra. Its a great machine for breaking trails and exploring. Do you skid with the sled or do you use your argo?
Title: Re: Cruising
Post by: Kevin on February 01, 2004, 05:06:04 PM
Scott;
I use both.
Tracks for the Argo will run about 4k so I'm using the Tundra in deep snow.
When the trail freezes I might bring the Argo in, we'll see how things go.

(http://www3.sympatico.ca/kvn.rob/skidding1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cruising
Post by: Scott on February 02, 2004, 12:24:46 PM
 If the sled has no reverse how do you use the skid arch? neat setup by the way.
Title: Re: Cruising
Post by: IndyIan on February 02, 2004, 01:06:24 PM
Anyone ever use a skidoo alpine?  The two track, single ski one like this(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/skidoo_alpine_sm.jpg )

I used one to skid some logs at a fishing camp during march break in highschool.  Hi/Lo range and reverse.  Sort of a cross between a skidoo and a train engine... :)  It turned like a train when you had a couple logs behind it.  We used it mostly on the lakes as its a bit of a pain in the woods even with reverse.  I'm sure you could find one for less than $4000 too!

Ian

Title: Re: Cruising
Post by: Kevin on February 02, 2004, 02:10:50 PM
The sled has reverse.
You can disconnect the arch and spin it around in an instant.

The Alpine is a real workhorse but the Tundra can get into tight places and really floats in the snow.