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Timberjack 225
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:14:39 PM »
I'm looking at purchasing an old(age unknown) timber jack 225.... I've had a little experience on newer machines but never had anything to do with this type of beast... any advice on things to check for would be appreciated!
Thanks from BC Canada :)
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 10:15:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Is that you cutting down that BIG tree? Nice picture.
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 10:17:38 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, Bigred! I don't know a whole lot about skidders, but the consensus seems to be the Tjacks are fairly easy to work on and get parts for, since they used a lot of off-the-shelf components, and are fairly reliable in the woods.
No matter how conventional wisdom may fly in the face of radical thought, it's still the most popular type.

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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 10:29:19 PM »
 Thanks! ya thats me... I'm a faller on the west coast of British Columbia.... we've still got a few big ones up here;)
I need a skidder to move logs around the family saw mill... not looking to start a logging operation but if the opportunity arises to make a few bucks I would like too be able to do the job reliably and effectively. I dont want to up with a piece of scrap iron that will just cost me money! 
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 10:30:36 PM »
End up*
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 10:32:53 PM »
What chainsaw do you use, red?
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 11:06:22 PM »
Husky 390, 36" bar normaly but thats a 42" in the picture...
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 04:34:19 AM »
I've got a 1981 225E that is tough as board nails.  Although it's not as big as most skidders it will still do an amazing amount of work.  Just learn to work with what you have.                 

  

 
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 06:35:11 AM »
I see those BIG one for sale outside of a dealer. Those things would knock down ALOT of stuff. I would not even allow a logger on my land with something that size.
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 10:00:15 AM »
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Ya need BIG trees for these BIG machines, otherwise yer smaller ones work ok. ;)
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 11:50:43 AM »
from what I can tell the 225 is a smaller machine.... aprox 16000lbs? What is the difference between the letter designations? the 225a looks allot newer than the one I'm looking at.... And I'm not sure what you consider large wood but I routinely cut logs in the 3-4 foot range, sometimes bigger....
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 05:37:46 PM »
I had a TJ225 AR. Mine was a late sixtys machine, all controls were along side of me than in front of the operator like the newer ones. Was a great machine till it burnt. Had 16.9-30 rubber. Climb just about anywheres. Mine wieghed 7 tons with a set of bearpaws on the front. Id by another one in a heartbeat if I found a decent one.
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 07:07:33 PM »
I think in age they go: AR, C, D, A, E. Though I am unsure past D. As Mark said, the AR has the hydraulics beside you. The 225C "Timberjack 225" signs will be on two plates and won't say 225D etc. Early 225D will have two plates on the engine cover but will say 225D, later D series will be on one Eaton plate as with other later ones.

After the AR, the letters after 225 in the model No on the serial plate don't relate to the series. eg 225GS. These relate to the motor and transmission fitted.

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 11:36:39 PM »
My, how confusing.
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 11:20:30 AM »
Right on, thanks to all that responded... going to look at it today and hopefully make a deal.... I'll let you all know how it turns out and post pictures!
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2012, 11:59:30 AM »
Good luck with the purchase if you do get it, I plan on buying a skidder also this week. :)
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2012, 06:32:59 PM »
i have a 208 which is similar to 225 except mine has smaller axles i would check the center pins and cradle bushings like any other skidder they alot of mechanical parts on old jacks like shafts and u joints i love my little skidder very easy to get around in and as said above easy to work on and get parts i wish i had one of the last 225's that they made.
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2012, 08:54:54 PM »
So I checked it out....... She's old and tired but seems all right. winch has a major issue, in that it will wind in slack line but has no torque... you can pull it back out by hand while going ahead on it.
Pins seemed good there didnt seem to be alot of play when driving or turning and they looked ok to the untrained eye.... How can you tell when they are worn out?
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2012, 10:24:41 PM »
have somebody sit on skidder and steer it back and forth and watch the center pins for excessive movement the cradle pins can be checked by lowering the blade and raising the machine with the blade and see how much of the machine body raises before the front axle begins to lift off the ground
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Re: Timberjack 225
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2012, 11:14:48 PM »
Is it a Hurcules winch? Sounds like the clutch cylinder is not getting hydraulic pressure. It winding in is just because of the limited friction between clutch plates so when the brake comes off, the drum rotates some what.

Does oil leak from the bottom of the winch when trying to winch in? If not, sounds like there is a hydraulic flow problem to the winch.

Got any pics and what series is it?


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