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  #151  
Old 11-28-2008, 12:08 PM
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Actually, it looks like Dirtman has found his niche. He boldly goes where others dare not tread. Maybe he should think about changing his card to Mudman, have excavator will travel.

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Old 11-28-2008, 01:48 PM
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We had a Volvo 210BFX, good machine, really smooth. Really good track power for climbing around over stumps, up hills etc. There very similar to Deere's for smoothness in hydralics. that one in the picture is beat, look at the hockey stick guarding, and all the side panels have been replaced, and there not thin!
For Dirtman, you should pitch for a new deere 2154, wow you would not believe the quality and how heavy duty those things are built!
The main reason I found the pictures is to show the high walker undercarriage something that they probably have no experience with. Here in B.C. its standard issue with most machines the loggers buy.

For what Dirtman is doing the heavier undercarriage would help. A conventional machine with a undercarriage more designed for doing utility work or work that doesn't involve extreme conditions. I don't think any excavator manufacture dreams of a machine being sunk up to and pass the house works in soupy sticky snot.

Another thing to keep in mind a forestry built Deere/Hitachi is specifically made for western canadian forestry. Finnings used to build forestry equipment it was heavy built but Caterpiller stopped that.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:17 PM
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Actually, it looks like Dirtman has found his niche. He boldly goes where others dare not tread. Maybe he should think about changing his card to Mudman, have excavator will travel.

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Hey times are tough, Can't be turning jobs down. Everything is possible... you just have to figure out how!
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:28 PM
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It is interesting to see the different working conditions. Your dealing with mud and soupy conditions where I live your cliff hanging with a excavator where your hanging on by the skin of your teeth.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:12 PM
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Alright Now I've had this changed over to my official picture posting thread As we no longer have anymore stuck equipment to deal with (hopefully)


Here's my first time pushing over trees with our dozer since we bought it over the summer.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pcQSPTRaGIA


I would like to get some sweeps for it so I don't tear off the stack when clearing, anyone know how much a set would cost?
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:25 PM
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How big were those tree's? Look like they went over pretty easy..
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:31 PM
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How big were those tree's? Look like they went over pretty easy..
The big ones were probably 8- 10" trees
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:39 PM
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You were taking a chance you should have sweeps on the machine and a full cab guard over top.

I don't know if Komatsu makes any cab guards for machines that size.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:16 PM
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I don't know if that video was in fast foward motion, but I'd watch slammin them trees that fast. If you've got to clear much further into them woods, your going to have a big wadded up mess. I usually start on one end and work at a angle pushing them out into the open so I can start wind row them up.
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Yeah it was double speed, I was taken it pretty easy. Your right, I was just screwing around seeing how well it pushed trees over, I made a horrible wadded up mess that I had to clean up later. I also had the excavator onsite which I used to do all the clearing with, It's much quicker and you don't get all the dirt in your piles. plus I can stack it up 15- 20' high.
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