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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:53 PM

My parents had some of the timber on their property harvested this year.  They are only taking the big ones, leaving the stuff smaller than 16" at chest high to keep growing.

 

There is all manner of trees; maples, oaks, beach, birch, ash, tulip poplar, cherry, hickory, aspens, basswood, gum, sassafras, butternut, etc.  

 

These are just some of the logs they pulled out.  In all, there was about 825 trees harvested, each one "averaging" 3, 10' logs (some had 5, some 2) estimated board feet as per the logging company: 155,900

 

They've been hauling since the start of the year, taking advantage of the frozen ground... even then, they have quite the mess here and there to clean up :D

 

They're almost done and we just realized that we didnt take any pics yet. :wallbanging:

 

So, Here's some pics, in no particular order.

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Looks quite interesting. Good weather right now to haul out. We have had firewood out in the woods since New Years day, just couldn't get up to it to haul out.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:18 PM

  I am waiting for the locale guys to get out in the woods, I want my firewood for next year!!!!!!!


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Are the logs going out as saw logs, veneer logs, pulp or firewood?  Are they chipping the tops/slash?  Modern logging operations are quite something to watch, and most don't waste much. Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:47 PM

:yeah_that:..?


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 08:51 PM

I'm surprised you didn't try to have us believe you skidded them with a Sears.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Are the logs going out as saw logs, veneer logs, pulp or firewood? Are they chipping the tops/slash? Modern logging operations are quite something to watch, and most don't waste much. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Mostly saw, a few veneer. The tulip I assume is blocking, pallet, or pulp.

The tops are laying for us. There is going to be some pretty decent firewood I believe. There are even some logs they left behind with ant damage. I'll try to take a few pics of the carnage as we cut the firewood.

I'm surprised you didn't try to have us believe you skidded them with a Sears.

:rolling: just the big ones that the dozer couldn't handle... :smilewink:
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Thank for that, we skidded a lot of logs from here, waiting for it all to grow back in.

What is the dozer ?



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Looks like your bunch does a better job than they do here. Ussally its a heck of a mess, with other trees smashed, the ground all torn up, and piles of brush so bad you cant hardly walk through the timber any more.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Brand I didnt recognize. Can get a pic of it tomorrow, weather permitting.
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Looks like a Komatsu.



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Looks like a Komatsu.


Do I need penicillin for that?
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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:39 PM

Do I need penicillin for that?

Im highly allergic to penicillin, have to take Komatsu instead.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:05 PM

My ex-dad-in-law was a logger.  He learned the trade from his dad who used horses.  Of course, he had a big skidder and also his own log truck.  It would amaze me because he didn't really go far in school, maybe 8'th grade, but he could walk up to a tree and look it up and down and tell you how many board feet were in the tree.  He was a clean logger who didn't leave a big mess.

He had 3 daughters so no one to take over but one of his grandsons is doing it now, I hear.

I used to love being around that.

Thanks for sharing the pictures. 


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:14 PM

My ex-dad-in-law was a logger.  He learned the trade from his dad who used horses.  Of course, he had a big skidder and also his own log truck.  It would amaze me because he didn't really go far in school, maybe 8'th grade, but he could walk up to a tree and look it up and down and tell you how many board feet were in the tree.  He was a clean logger who didn't leave a big mess.

He had 3 daughters so no one to take over but one of his grandsons is doing it now, I hear.

I used to love being around that.

Thanks for sharing the pictures. 

 

Did he live around here, Robert?

 

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