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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #5400 on: October 17, 2020, 10:34:00 AM »
Now you just gotta find a circle saw ground saw to hook to your 310! You would love it!
I'm going to leave that 310 right alone, Barko is going to sit in the yard to unload trailers, I want a Hood like yours, live heel and circle saw, or a 2384 ? I bought that 310 right, but I've got to take the skidder also, I can't argue about that 3/4 barsaw and cheap to run. I looked at an autocar triaxle the other night, decent older truck, 855BC / 8LL, in the deal is an 86 autocar that's an old roll off truck, 290 Cummins and the PERFECT length for mounting a loader like you guys do up north. I'm trying to get away from the log truck, go to a 3axle trailer for anything that's not local, drop a loader in 1 of my processor guys yards, trailers pound it in and I move on.
Or is it time for a shovel with the saw?
The guy who cut this job last had 2 shovels, my biggest problem is moving one, I was looking last night and saw a decent 2054 Deere with rotobec, live heel, would be the way to go and about the same money. Deere says a 2054 weighs 68k which isn't bad, its hanging the stick WAY off that gets me. Those 160 Kobelcos are rare, even a straight 200 logger is rare, and they all are basically out your way.
The Deere 2054 is a 200 class logger. The boom stand is simple and easy to do just chain it down or you can on some three axle trailer pull the heel all the way in and set it on the very back of the trailer. The 120/160’s have gone out of favor out here there’s still a few working but most are gone to the boneyards. I’d skip the rotobec and go Jewel, Pierce Pacific, PSM, T-Mar they’ll be less trouble in the long run.
the 120/160s too small for whole trees out there?
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« Reply #5401 on: October 17, 2020, 02:21:49 PM »
Barge you’ll hate a truck mount. Get a self propelled with 72” circle saw. 

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« Reply #5402 on: October 17, 2020, 07:36:52 PM »
Now you just gotta find a circle saw ground saw to hook to your 310! You would love it!
I'm going to leave that 310 right alone, Barko is going to sit in the yard to unload trailers, I want a Hood like yours, live heel and circle saw, or a 2384 ? I bought that 310 right, but I've got to take the skidder also, I can't argue about that 3/4 barsaw and cheap to run. I looked at an autocar triaxle the other night, decent older truck, 855BC / 8LL, in the deal is an 86 autocar that's an old roll off truck, 290 Cummins and the PERFECT length for mounting a loader like you guys do up north. I'm trying to get away from the log truck, go to a 3axle trailer for anything that's not local, drop a loader in 1 of my processor guys yards, trailers pound it in and I move on.
Or is it time for a shovel with the saw?
The guy who cut this job last had 2 shovels, my biggest problem is moving one, I was looking last night and saw a decent 2054 Deere with rotobec, live heel, would be the way to go and about the same money. Deere says a 2054 weighs 68k which isn't bad, its hanging the stick WAY off that gets me. Those 160 Kobelcos are rare, even a straight 200 logger is rare, and they all are basically out your way.
The Deere 2054 is a 200 class logger. The boom stand is simple and easy to do just chain it down or you can on some three axle trailer pull the heel all the way in and set it on the very back of the trailer. The 120/160’s have gone out of favor out here there’s still a few working but most are gone to the boneyards. I’d skip the rotobec and go Jewel, Pierce Pacific, PSM, T-Mar they’ll be less trouble in the long run.
the 120/160s too small for whole trees out there?
Oh yeah our 200 will do a nose dive on some of the second growth if it’ll pick them at all. We’ve had to use our D7 winch to help load logs. A 120/160 shovel is great for a thinning side as long you’re not having more then a standard two axle trailer come for loads.

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« Reply #5403 on: October 17, 2020, 08:18:45 PM »
My friend daniel boone has a logging channel on YouTube, you can watch me struggle on the old second growth from earlier in the year. 690 JD
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« Reply #5404 on: October 17, 2020, 09:01:24 PM »
where I'm cutting right now today a cut a walnut and a couple white oak that were so white I had to check and make sure I was correct on the tree , not sure how they will turn out veneer wise but should find out on Monday if we do not get rained out to where the log truck cannot get in to where I am, Even the red oak is pretty white , hard maple is snow white 

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« Reply #5405 on: October 17, 2020, 10:24:48 PM »
 I'm doing enough clearing work where a track machine would be nice, problem is that 2054 or a big 8 wheeler basically means a bigger lowboy, why stop at 50/ 55 ton, now your looking at a drop side, bigger tractor, all to feed the monster. 😂 
 Bagged firewood... I can't believe it 🤷‍♂️ brought down 12 bags and 8 kindling this morning, got cleaned out again yesterday, stopped at 530 and that's what's left. 


 
 Other than 30-40 up on top the entire job lays on the ground, no mercy given today, I'm going to be sleeping in the loader to get this done in time. 
 

 
 After hours 😂. Was talking to another forum member who's looking at a 6k, that 12way is the only way to go. Keep the truck loaded this time of the year, busy season is coming, 36 here right now. 


 


 

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« Reply #5406 on: October 17, 2020, 11:45:25 PM »
Might as well go big or stay home 😂

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« Reply #5407 on: October 18, 2020, 12:27:28 AM »
I am a poor logger compared to most of the guys around here 😂 theres a 4 axle Volvo tractor and 4axle Roger's lowboy sitting down the road from me, most beautiful trailer I've ever seen, dropside with wells built in, I dont think 300k would come close. 

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« Reply #5408 on: October 18, 2020, 01:52:30 AM »
I wasn't real fond of that 12 way on the one I rented, at least not the tendency it had for the pieces to flip over. We had wood get wedged into the cab several times, I had to remove and repair the cab guard before I brought it back as it was bent up pretty good. I would've preferred justina canopy to the cab, I thought it was a pain in the butt. Probably just not really a very good machine for a rental customer😂
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« Reply #5409 on: October 18, 2020, 07:06:53 AM »
where I'm cutting right now today a cut a walnut and a couple white oak that were so white I had to check and make sure I was correct on the tree , not sure how they will turn out veneer wise but should find out on Monday if we do not get rained out to where the log truck cannot get in to where I am, Even the red oak is pretty white , hard maple is snow white
about time for a picture from you.  
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« Reply #5410 on: October 18, 2020, 07:19:06 AM »
How many self loading log trucks are there in the North East of the USA? Or is the crane weight penalty for the loss of log carrying payload rule them out, or do the hydraulics freeze up in winter?

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« Reply #5411 on: October 18, 2020, 07:43:11 AM »
Tri axle self loader is much more common in NE than SE.  Only seen one down here in almost 5 yrs that i can recall.  
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« Reply #5412 on: October 18, 2020, 10:14:24 AM »
Michigan Truck.



 
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« Reply #5413 on: October 18, 2020, 03:26:26 PM »
Self loaders mainly on woodlot ground up here. But I have seen loader trucks even on woodlot ground at times. On public land never see them. Generally, the woods roads there are a lot drier and ditched, not ditches filled with mud and water for a road. Most always excavator built roads to. Much prefer them when thinning in the fall, you know you haven't got to fight the mud hole demons. ;)
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« Reply #5414 on: October 18, 2020, 06:24:53 PM »
I think for us its that you can find 3 cheap knucklebooms in one day for the money it would take to find a self loader triaxle in running shape after looking far and wide with next to no options.  Youd also easily find 3 hungry log truck guys to pull your pulp. Sawlogs generally arent going far and every single place theyd go to unloads, so bunks on a straight tandem cab chassis is fine.  


3-5 grand will get you into a rough 6 wheeler 4post log truck and $8-12k for a starter knuckleboom. Thats why CTL and self loader trucks wont ever take over the SE.  Theres a massive abundance of cheap old hillbilly stuff.
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« Reply #5415 on: October 18, 2020, 06:47:02 PM »
plenty of guys here in NH have 10 wheel or tri-axle self loaders. Some are front mount, some are rear and set to haul a small pup trailer. Depends on the operation. Plenty of stand alone log trailers around too.
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« Reply #5416 on: October 18, 2020, 07:05:56 PM »
What are guys making running a 3 axle truck? 
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« Reply #5417 on: October 18, 2020, 07:20:45 PM »
All log trucks here have their own loader , log truck that draws off me has 3 drive axles and a air lift axle and 2 steering axles and have a big pup trailer that is 4 axles. 

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« Reply #5418 on: October 18, 2020, 07:24:43 PM »
NW, we will see on a picture. Cut a couple hickory today that were about 50 feet to the first pin knot . No way no how are you going to keep those type of logs together , they check as soon as you start cutting them 

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« Reply #5419 on: October 18, 2020, 09:19:11 PM »
Here's a couple from Maine.



 




 

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