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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ioilyouin, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    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.
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    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..
  3. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    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.
  4. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    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.
  5. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 787

    lol @ guys on the east coast talking about "larger" turns.
  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    we cant help our land was logged hundreds of years before you.
  7. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 787

    Our trees grow way larger in 30+ years then yours. Mild winters+rain.
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    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..
  9. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    just subscribing, nice equipment....
  10. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    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:laugh: Old growth, yes, regular harvestable wood...no.

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