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General Forestry => Chainsaws => Topic started by: weimedog on January 30, 2017, 11:51:55 AM

Title: Every once is a while a YouTube video gets your attention....This one got mine.
Post by: weimedog on January 30, 2017, 11:51:55 AM
Logging life on the OTHER side of the planet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg7niIecz-w
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Post by: sawguy21 on January 30, 2017, 12:10:51 PM
That skidder looks like a bit of an antique. ;D Actually, I was waiting for the bucker to amputate his foot.
Title: Re: Every once is a while a YouTube video gets your attention....This one got mine.
Post by: weimedog on January 30, 2017, 12:13:49 PM
Yea...but what a world, looks like logging heaven right there! And so COLD! Alaska cold...antique or not, it would be cool to have that here on the farm..of course then the concept of putting a cummins four cylinder in it.....
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Post by: HolmenTree on January 30, 2017, 12:54:26 PM
Thanks for sharing weimedog.
Cold just like here in northern Manitoba. 40 below in the shelter of the bush with no wind for a month straight at a time . Easy on the man as he can dress for it, but a little harder on the equipment.

Those Russians probably have a few daily shots of vodka to keep limber working on that landing :D
Stihl sold alot of saws to the Russians, probably more then any where else.
Title: Re: Every once is a while a YouTube video gets your attention....This one got mine.
Post by: Hilltop366 on January 30, 2017, 02:07:58 PM
I did not see any name brand or model number on the saw, just wondering why.

Perhaps after market plastic parts, I did notice a chunk broken out of the top cover.
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Post by: weimedog on January 30, 2017, 02:57:16 PM
My bet that saw has a tough life...probably will see many skins....;)
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Post by: Albert Beerstein on January 30, 2017, 04:06:02 PM
That is a chinese copy stihl I'm sure. no elastostart handle, orange centre oil fill plug,no "stihl"cast into starter housing?
Title: Re: Every once is a while a YouTube video gets your attention....This one got mine.
Post by: HolmenTree on January 30, 2017, 04:19:06 PM
That skidder looks like a bit of an antique. ;D Actually, I was waiting for the bucker to amputate his foot.
sawguy21, you don't know your Canadian history.  ;D
That's an old Nodwell track machine.
I had to watch the video again then I recognized it was a Nodwell.

We never skidded wood with them but we used them at our logging camp as a man carrier and to haul fuel into some of our swampy cut blocks.

Bruce Nodwell from Saskatchewan invented the machine for the Alberta Canadian oil industry in the early 1950's.
There's a mountain in Antarctica named after him as his machines have been on the south pole since 1960.

Read his Wikipedia attachment.  It said one of his greatest success stories was selling to the USSR and Russia market.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Nodwell

https://youtu.be/DotV3yMfIpA

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Post by: chet on January 30, 2017, 11:25:55 PM
I put many hours on Nodwells and Go Tracs working utility R/Ws. One thing I will say is,  you never want to git one stuck.   :-\
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Post by: HolmenTree on January 30, 2017, 11:29:28 PM
Yep very true :D
But I never seen one stuck. Some of them with the  full belly pan and box are almost amphibious with a good operator.
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Post by: HolmenTree on January 31, 2017, 12:04:14 AM
Here's a good Nodwell operator in muskeg.

https://youtu.be/DBIQio9bDH8
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Post by: HolmenTree on January 31, 2017, 12:46:23 AM
Fixed the YouTube link..

Title: Re: Every once is a while a YouTube video gets your attention....This one got mine.
Post by: HolmenTree on January 31, 2017, 01:48:55 AM
That is a chinese copy stihl I'm sure. no elastostart handle, orange centre oil fill plug,no "stihl"cast into starter housing?
Yep that 660 definitely has non OEM parts.  Just the way the world is today and has been for decades. One time Taiwan was a big supplier of aftermarket chainsaw parts.

Alot of new OEM Stihl saws are delivered around the world but how they are maintained,  that's  another story.
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Post by: chet on January 31, 2017, 06:25:12 AM
Yep very true :D
But I never seen one stuck. Some of them with the  full belly pan and box are almost amphibious with a good operator.

 Key words, "almost amphibious"   :D :D :D
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Post by: Spike60 on February 01, 2017, 12:18:51 PM
Halfway through I had to hit pause and put a jacket on.  :D

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Post by: sawguy21 on February 01, 2017, 12:53:19 PM
Willard, I have certainly seen Nodwells but I'm not old enough to recognize that as one. Just sayin' ;D
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Post by: JB Husky on February 03, 2017, 08:54:39 PM
I, on the other hand, have just seen but first Nodwell. I'm definitely down with anything that has tracks and a Detroit.
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Post by: Fokke on February 07, 2017, 12:01:52 AM
Hello from Serbia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilIpqcERUcs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZg20dhRoyY
Title: Re: Every once is a while a YouTube video gets your attention....This one got mine.
Post by: weimedog on February 07, 2017, 10:01:06 AM
Loved video number two! I sold my cows in the late fall, and can tell you there was a couple I would have loved to strap a few logs too! They are most likely "McCows" now....:)
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Post by: HolmenTree on February 07, 2017, 11:31:59 AM
Fokke, very nice videos especially the team of oxen skidding those logs.
My great Grandfather Anderson farmed with oxen and my Grandfather Anderson farmed with oil pull tractors replacing the oxen.
But total respect was given to the oxen for their power, reliability. and easy maintenance.
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Post by: Kbeitz on February 10, 2017, 06:20:20 PM
That poor tractor...
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Post by: Ox on February 11, 2017, 10:58:05 AM
I've said it for years - it seems that the people with the least amount of money are the ones who beat on their stuff the most.  Around here it's the scummy crowd, driving the biggest pieces of crap ever.  Beating the heck out of them.  It's no wonder they never have anything nice - they're always having to buy other vehicles.  I see lots of videos from across the pond of folks beating on their stuff exactly the same. 

I was very poor in my past life.  Now I'm just slightly poor.  I never beat the crap out of my stuff.  I run it how it's meant to be run, but never beat on it because it took me so long to get what I've got.  If I can do it, so can anyone!

Does anyone have an explanation as to why these types of folks do this to themselves?
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Post by: Fokke on February 11, 2017, 05:50:22 PM
Well woodcutters here are traditionally the toughest meanest badest people around and they have to keep the reputation at any cost. Combine that with a strong dose of alcohol and you have the video as a result

Tho I also know people that would hire a chainsaw operator and make them clear the brush around the road all day rather than have scratches on their skidder
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Post by: Ox on February 12, 2017, 04:59:03 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Fokke.  I understand quite well.  :)