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Dirtman2007
11-02-2008, 08:47 PM
Here's a good size logging operation that is in the process on a jobsite I'm working on. They've got several skidders and fallers on this jobsite and 2 timberjack log loaders. Thanks to the operators for leaving all the equipment unlocked and keys in the switches I was able to get some great shots!

Here are some pictures

Cat 963 trackloader with root rake and grapple

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/007-11.jpg
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Timberjack and cat skidders. I don't know how the operators see out those windows?! I've never seen so many scratches on a window before.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/009-8.jpg
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Inside the cab

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/014-6.jpg


Log cutting, limbing and stacking

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/015-5.jpg
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Cab shots of the Tigercat

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/017-6.jpg
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Check out the size of this sawblade
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/020-5.jpg


Cat skidder

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/021-4.jpg

Inside the cab

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/022-4.jpg
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http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/025-3.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/026-3.jpg

In the Cab

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/027-2.jpg
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Of course I could not finish out this post without an excavator! New 330DL

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/Letsdig18/Random%20Construction/030-1.jpg



Thanks for looking and enjoy.

Chris B.
11-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Nice pics!

Junior M
11-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Does that 330 have the long stick on it?

and you know why the skidders have all the scratches all over the windows? because they werent looking out the windows either!! I would love to work with a logging crew, there's alot of them down here...

Gravel Rat
11-02-2008, 09:10 PM
Should have taken some of the equipment for a test drive if the keys were in them :laugh:

Don't see too many feller bunchers on rubber wheels around here. Grapple skidders are not used anymore because the mills will reject the wood if its embedded with dirt. I think its like that in most places because forwarders are used where the wood is smaller. Here wood is hoe chucked and a logging truck moves it to a landing. A forwarder would work for that small wood.

ttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Timberjack_Forwarder.jpg

I like the pictures too its interesting to see the way things are done in other parts of the country.

Green Team Landscaping
11-02-2008, 09:13 PM
That reminds me of Ax Men. Good show.

Dirt Digger2
11-02-2008, 09:35 PM
whhhaaaaatttttt a Volvo joystick on that log loader?

Junior M
11-02-2008, 09:36 PM
All the fellers here are tigercats just like that one, there is one out fit with some wierd off brand skidder with narrow tires like the older skids that still falls with saws, There is another cheap out fit that uses an old 975 bobcat with a little feller on it for the smaller hardwoods and pines and then hand falls what the bobcat wont do...

bobcat_ron
11-02-2008, 09:38 PM
That's neat, reminds me of the good old days, watching low beds haul logging machines through town.

Dirtman2007
11-02-2008, 09:41 PM
whhhaaaaatttttt a Volvo joystick on that log loader?

Yep, I wanted to fire it up and swing a couple logs but I noticed that the operator who had been running that machine had a boot print that was about 4" bigger than mine. I put two and two together and left his machine alone!

t190
11-02-2008, 10:14 PM
gravel rat are you on glue? skidded wood is not aloud? 90% of logging in interior bc is skidded, get your facts together before you speak. stick to talking about trucks, not about logging as u know **** all

AintNoFun
11-02-2008, 10:17 PM
i was waiting for gravel rats response, all the logging companies here either are laying off, cant afford payments, going outta biz, etc etc etc.. lol

bobcat_ron
11-03-2008, 10:17 AM
gravel rat are you on glue? skidded wood is not aloud? 90% of logging in interior bc is skidded, get your facts together before you speak. stick to talking about trucks, not about logging as u know **** all

When you drag logs around here in the mud and gravel, they get mud, rocks and dirt stuck in the bark and wood, if it goes through the hoggers and saws, good bye blades, so now all raw logs coming in must be washed or picked up by forwaders, no dragging.
Once the logs are cut, they are right away delimbed, processed and piled up and carried away on a fancy 8 wheeled machine.

Gravel Rat
11-03-2008, 02:53 PM
gravel rat are you on glue? skidded wood is not aloud? 90% of logging in interior bc is skidded, get your facts together before you speak. stick to talking about trucks, not about logging as u know **** all

Hey stupid idiot you better come and see how most coastal logging is done skidding isn't used very much. Interior logging your working with small trees coastal logging your hoe chucking big trees working on hillsides and heli logging.

As for saying I don't know about logging is a laugh.

Oh ya I never said skidded wood isn't allowed I said the mills don't like skidded wood.

stuvecorp
11-03-2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the pics, Dirtman. I always like seeing logging equipment. I would love to run one of those excavators with the CTL processing head sometime.