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Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by csquared, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. csquared

    csquared Well-Known Member

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    We seem to have a thread for everything else, might as well combined all makes of forestry excavators, road builders, processors and loaders to one thread.
     
  2. csquared

    csquared Well-Known Member

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    2001 Hyundai 210LC-3 high walker road builder summer 2008
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    2004 Deere 2054, painted green. loading a beast grinder, spring 2009
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  3. csquared

    csquared Well-Known Member

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    more pics to come.. why wont the attachement thing work?
     
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  4. dblott

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    bunching r/w for decking[​IMG]
     
  5. dblott

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    same thing, 3 weeks ago. (Haven't figured out how to do multiples yet).
    [​IMG] These are from camera phone.Sorry about the quality.
     
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    Apparently I need to study the picture posting techniques also, as clicking won't make these thumbnails bigger.These are the first pics I've posted anywhere.
     
  7. spitzair

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    Here's my EX200-2 Roadbuilder I bought from Skadill! I love this thing!
     

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    This was it working before its computer annurism,and the last send off
     

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  9. dblott

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    Rip rap repair of road failure week ago Thursday.
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    1003 sinkhole 2.jpg
     
  10. KW850&T800H

    KW850&T800H COPPA

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    I remember seeing the video on YouTube of him sending it away, he was real sad to see his favorite machine go. But your happy so good purchase.
     
  11. KW850&T800H

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    And can we post some buncher pictures? I have a couple of those.
     
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  13. dblott

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    I'd cast a yes vote on the feller bunchers. Our company had two at one time. Each of us roadbuilders would cut his own r/w. A Timberjack 2520 engine down with a shear head, and a 229 Cat front shovel with a rotosaw head. We used them until they wore out. The boss wanted to buy a newer machine with a hotsaw, but with jobs becomung more seasonal, couldn't justify it without hiring a fulltime operator to keep the machine running everyday vs a couple of months of work and sit the rest of the year. Too many local feller bunchers to compete for cutting units. We owned our own pits, so if we weren't building road, we didn't have a place to haul our rock.
    I used a real camera with the last 2 pics. They were clear when I downloaded them on the computer, and when I downsized them before I attached them. Why do they look grainy now?
     
  14. KW850&T800H

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    Well I'm using iPhoto, so I don't know if I can upload them all. I'll have to somehow resize them. I wouldnt have a clue why, some thing in the upload process. I'll see what I can do.
     
  15. trakloader

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    Typical West coast road builder..... Haha! It's still a backhoe, but it's undergoing conversion to a log loader. Eventually, it may go on the "Straits Waterskidder"
     

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  16. KW850&T800H

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    Wow, what a machine, what do they have to change and add to make it a log loader? I know guarding grapple, what else? And keep us posted on the progress.
     
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    Paul Bunyan passed on years ago.

    Just where are you going to find sticks big enough to justify converting that into a log loader?
     
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    Maybe the main reason they need that big machine is for it’s excavator capabilities (and it’s paid for?). The log loader may be a secondary use. If they keep the exc. front, all they need is a heeling rack and grapples, and the plumbing for open/close and r/l rotate. (quick-disconnect couplers would be a plus). I don’t see a thumb, but I think I see enough lines going up the boom. Also a hydraulic quick change would be good, as trying to drive those pins would be a pain.:Banghead

    This is how my 325B is set up. I have the 2 bolt, wedge style quick change. The two bolts are the slowest part of changing over.
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    15 minutes is all it takes me to change back and forth between fully functional excavator (bucket and thumb), to fully functional live heel and grapple.
     
  19. trakloader

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    They wanted a machine with more reach, for loading from the deck of their log barge. They got a good deal on that huge backhoe, and got as far as putting the cab riser and guarding on. I think they were just going to use the dangling grapple, no heel. The project isn't top priority now, though, since the barge needs some work before it can support that machine.
     
  20. dblott

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    Thanks for the comeback trakloader! Are they going to add some hinged plate panels on the lower sections of the uprights to further protect the tinware?
    I do have some more questions, if you don't mind, regarding the barge and loading/offloading. Will the shovel ship with the barge or stay on the loading end? Will it unload trucks, be serviced by a wheel loader or just load out of a cold deck then deck on the barge? Or will it retreive the logs from the water? Excavator front might allow this. Will lose a little in stacking height though. I don't mean to sound like a smartass, I'm curious. I've never paid any attention to the loading/unloading of the log barges in our area. I think they use cranes down here. Out of sight, out of mind.

    Am I correct in assuming that whatever they "dangle" the grapples from will involve cutting the ears off the bucket to keep the pin and link relationships the same, and welding them to some sort of box (or heel) to pin the grapple to? Or simply bore a hole in the adaptor plate to hang the grapple from?
    After all the work they did with riser and guarding, I'm thinking they will go with a heel rack and gain more reach and versatility.