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Old 05-03-2014, 09:42 PM
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Default Tree felling

Had a job last week to help a tree feller clear up a bit of storm damage about 40 trees in total some over 28 meters tall but the problem ones had flattened a garden shed and was leaning on another but the top of the trees was still over hanging the corner of the house
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so took my FH 130 with a converted grab that I made from a clam shell bucket
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this log was 6 meters long by 500mm at the base
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and fair play to the machine it would grab a full tree and pull it the the cutting area to be delimbed and cut into 6m or 3m lengths

did the job in two days and had 2 stacks of wood at the side of the lane enough to fill 2 artic trailers
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nice bit of work ,made a change i bet
nice work with the grab /bucket
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:57 PM
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nice bit of work ,made a change i bet
nice work with the grab /bucket
To be honest Gra no two days are the same for me just the way I like it

I have the attention span of a gnat so keeps me on my toes
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Blimey, that's a real old birds nest there Paul

It's surprising just how big a piece a machine will tackle, and it seriously speeds up work like this.

There must have been a fair old pile of brash somewhere after that lot?

I didn't know you had an FH130?

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:24 PM
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Blimey, that's a real old birds nest there Paul

It's surprising just how big a piece a machine will tackle, and it seriously speeds up work like this.

There must have been a fair old pile of brash somewhere after that lot?

I didn't know you had an FH130?

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The brash was racked up with my 8' wide land rake I built a few months back and pushed down a bank into a wet/swampy patch

As for the FH this is my second one have had a tracked machines for about 15 years now
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Awesome work Mog we could of used a grapple setup like that on a 13 tonner a couple years ago on some of our favorite ATV trails after a big winter storm broke up some large areas of forest. Sadly when some local contractors offered help the bureaucracy department within the Department of Natural Resources denied the use of heavy machinery for the purpose of trail clearing. Though logging machinery for the purpose of clear cutting is permitted all the time.
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Great job Paul. It's nice to get a variety of work does keep things interesting.

Thought I'd get a call for similar work close to me but it seems we've not had it as bad.

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Good stuff, just what I am trying to do, if it ever dries up.

Just have to be careful about stuffing the log through the windscreen or knocking the valve blocks off the rams.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:41 PM
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Nice work paul just need to make a prossesor now mate to put it through

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Nice work paul just need to make a prossesor now mate to put it through

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In about a years time, a log burner would make a fine processor for that timber

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