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mini forwarder

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by coopers, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

  2. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    I WANT ONE!!!! I'm sure it has its place in forestry with all of the emphasis on low impact work these days. I'm Impressed!
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,595

    That would be awesome for selectively timber a section of woods.

    It'd pretty much eliminate the need for anything other than that machine in the woods. So less is torn up and destroyed..
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    That would be good for high grade selective logging for anybody that is in the small sawmill business. If say your going into a area and selecting high end furniture grade wood. Your taking down one large tree you get it down cut it with a Alaskan Mill into cants and haul them out of the bush.

    You can have a tree that is worth 10 grand or more because it is a tight grain or it has special properties about it that makes it valuable.
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    That is cute. I like it though, go cruising around the woods.:)
  6. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    If I can put a shelf and a toolbox for 2-3 saws and a couple chains & bars,and a mini ex (with a 2nd operator), say a 70/80 or even 135 size or CTL for pulling logs out of brush & getting then to a road,You could be pretty effiecent to selectively harvest smaller logs like up to 20" or so high-grade maple or cherry. You could also do like GR said with the alaskan mill You'd just have to be careful of strapping the boards down.. You'd have on guy cutting and hoe-chucking and another guy hauling the logs out. It would be even more effiecent eith a 3 man crew, one guy hauling,one on the hoe,one cutting. Just a thought..
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    There are lots of companies that are just after the hardwoods and not interested in anything else and you really don't want to skid higher value wood.
  8. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,793

    man that thing can climb!
  9. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 989

    Has any one heard of BioFuel Harvesting? That would be perfect for that. You could use that in a timber with homes in or around it, and not tear up all that much.

    Forrest floor clean ups would go so smooth with something lilke that, you could eliminate mopre than 50% of the clean up damage, or could contain it to certain areas.

    I have though of the need for a machine like this, but my lack of funds for development has kept it to just a thought.

  10. RedRebel

    RedRebel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

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