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AMCAT
12-04-2008, 07:24 PM
Hey here is an idea i have never before seen this on a skid i imagine that would come handy for clearing of smaller trees :weightlifter: Maybe GR needs that niche to cut a living :cool2:

http://www.ironplanet.com/jsp/s/item/189272/Multi-Terrain-Loader/Caterpillar/277B/Used/North-Carolina?h=400%2F2%2CNewSearch

Junior M
12-04-2008, 07:37 PM
No, remember all the timber companies are out of work because no one is building houses, and then it goes from there to all the other useless crapola...

That is pretty cool, I would like to see one in action, I figured it would be like that one that Holt CAT sells..

AMCAT
12-04-2008, 07:42 PM
[QUOTE=jlm335;2629925]No, remember all the timber companies are out of work because no one is building houses, and then it goes from there to all the other useless crapola...

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Sorry i forgot that :hammerhead:

stuvecorp
12-04-2008, 07:55 PM
That's kinda cool, don't know about rubber tracks in the woods. If you had a softer ground maybe that would not rut it up on second thought. That firewood processor that went on a skid, the company makes a harvester that you can put on a skid. It cuts the tree, rotates it and cuts it to length. I think it is cool but it may be limited on what you can harvest. Does anyone run something like this?

bobcat_ron
12-04-2008, 09:59 PM
That was done here in BC some years ago before the whole CTL rage, it worked real good.

Gravel Rat
12-05-2008, 04:23 AM
That is a tree damager its a sheer head not a saw head. A sheer head damages too much of the useable wood.

This is a feller buncher

bobcat_ron
12-05-2008, 10:37 AM
Ahhh, those were the gold ole days, I met a dude that owned one of those feller bunchers that put an excavator boom on it, now that was wild.

t190
12-05-2008, 12:00 PM
here is a pic of our 909j, and 2 more for ronnie from the past week...one of our oldest deeres and my auntie going over the deck in the 748g3..only skidder woman in bc!

bobcat_ron
12-05-2008, 01:08 PM
What the hell is that scary looking white stuff?

Gravel Rat
12-05-2008, 01:29 PM
Feller Bunchers can be dangerous machines to operate the house works can snap off of the undercarriage. They also roll backwards down a hillside too :laugh:

You pair a buncher with a dangle head processor which t190 posted a picture off you can process lots of wood in a day. The Waratah dangle heads can fall trees too but most contractors don't use them for that.

The dangle head in t190s pic looks like a 622. The 626 is a monster I looked at one you have a 10,000lb attachment hanging off a stick of a machine :dizzy:

Junior M
12-05-2008, 01:58 PM
The logging industry has some mean looking equipment..

t190
12-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Its a waratah warrior with big wheels so esscially its a hth620 is what they are now, we have a another one with small wheels too. On a volvo 210bf we have got a hth622b.
Both the 953J and the 909J bunchers have Fs22 heads on them with the 909j having a high rotation lowen swivel

GradeMan
12-05-2008, 08:29 PM
I thought you guys had bigger timber in bc? Nice looking gear tho...

bobcat_ron
12-05-2008, 08:40 PM
I thought you guys had bigger timber in bc? Nice looking gear tho...

Oh there's bigger timber here alright, but those damn tree huggers are wrapped pretty darn tight around them, and it's a race to get as much good timber before the pine beetles get to it.

stuvecorp
12-05-2008, 08:52 PM
Awesome pictures T190, I liked the bonzi skidder picture.:clapping:

What do you think of the skidsteer harvester heads(saw not shear)?

AMCAT
12-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Question T190 ,,what kinda HP would they run in like that Mean lookin PETE with 2 LARGE stacks up the sides :cool2:

t190
12-05-2008, 10:01 PM
i would guess a 475-525 cat... its not one of my dads, but hes got 11 cats and 2 tomatos...625 cats to a 475 cat


Skidsteer head... better off on an excavator...less ground disturbance...steeper hills... get a harvesting head and u can fall and process...get a waratah and put it on a 75-80 machine way better off

Gravel Rat
12-06-2008, 03:03 AM
Where t190 is that is interior logging on the coast you have larger trees and steeper terrian. Coastal logging you hoe chuck wood or heli log. Bunchers and processors are used but some areas you have to hand fall or if the wood is too large you have to hand fall and buck/limb.

Interior logging is mostly pine where as coastal logging is Fir,hemlock,spruce and cedar.

The market for timber is pretty slow and the fraser river is loaded with wood waiting to be milled. There is probably a years supply of wood sitting in the river.