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Old 06-17-2010, 06:53 PM
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I think a grapple is much more productive, atleast it is here but you probably cut in alot worse terrain where you cant get right to the wood.

But like you said you gotta get used to it which takes time. Plus its kind of an aquired skill that takes some thought so your not making alot of useless turns.
Yes... It is. As I said in my job thread, I cut a lot of places like that, but where I can tow my loader. But I could log with a highline with a winch skidder. It's atually very simple, but very few people do it. You string out a skyline between 2 spar trees, buy/make a car that has a decent size winch on it, run that on the skyline, and sue the skidder to pull that along the line. Pretty cool, but you have to have a big enough drum on the skidder to pull the length of the entire skyline.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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So you skid with your trackloader.. And you use chokers. How do you set your turns? Dont tell me you get off the machine and do it. Thats gotta take a long time..
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:36 PM
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So you skid with your trackloader.. And you use chokers. How do you set your turns? Dont tell me you get off the machine and do it. Thats gotta take a long time..
Yes, I do. I have a small winch on the back, not enough to yank a machine out of a hole, but with enough braking power to not unreel when I drag logs behind it. It takes me 20 seconds max to set a choker, and considering I run about 4 off the back it take me a max of a minute twenty sec to set. Usuall it's faster. It all depnds how the tree's felled.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:54 AM
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We're finaly starting to get busy oiling roads, so I get to take some video from my truck. The first video is a view inside the cab, the key is to watch the passenger mirrors since thats the only real action. You also get a couple of minutes looking at my melon.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:45 PM
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lol @ guys on the east coast talking about "larger" turns.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:36 PM
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lol @ guys on the east coast talking about "larger" turns.
we cant help our land was logged hundreds of years before you.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:15 PM
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we cant help our land was logged hundreds of years before you.
Our trees grow way larger in 30+ years then yours. Mild winters+rain.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:18 PM
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Our trees grow way larger in 30+ years then yours. Mild winters+rain.
I dont know about anywhere else, but it seems our logging is alot less regulated here. The most regulated thing is mills and thats only because people are worried about who is screwing who and whose getting more money..
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:33 PM
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:49 AM
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Larger turns??? Our trees harvested are just as big as yours out there. Don't you guys ahve a 24"+/- maximum limit? Our Eastern White Pine is regularly larger than that....and then some. Your "ideal" conditions must also be what instills the drama on the landings that we don't seem to have Old growth, yes, regular harvestable wood...no.
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