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MSP CARRIAGE

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by redwoodlogger, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. redwoodlogger

    redwoodlogger Member

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    Does anyone know if mechanical slack pulling carriages can still be bought new and if so who sells them and another question I would have is what would be the value of a rebuilt Berger MSP carriage? How much did they or do they cost new?
     
  2. Plebeian

    Plebeian Senior Member

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    Van brothers piece on the carriages
    http://www.vannattabros.com/iron26.html

    Christy Carriages/ Idaho still have a fb listing
    https://www.mapquest.com/us/idaho/christy-log-carriages-llc-370033575
    http://www.oregoncaliforniasupply.com/Logging--Construction-Supplies.html
    Koller hauler with Christy Carriage - trip clamped on skyline


    Wyssen appear to have a reasonable sized msp carriage. Probably used for lifting construction equipment into mountains that too heavy or too close to a mountain for a safe helicopter lift.
    https://www.wyssenseilbahnen.com/en/carriage/carriage-hy-4-hy-7/
    Wyssen HY -7 (capacity 7 metric tonnes - 15400lbs, 48mm skyline)
    https://www.wyssenseilbahnen.com/en/carriage/carriage-universal/ ( capacity- 3000kg model up to 36mm skyline) etc


    Koller have a number of uphill and uphill/ downhill carriages
    https://www.kollergmbh.com/en/carriage-range/hsk-4002 (8800lb capacity?)
    Lesser capacity
    https://www.kollergmbh.com/en/carriage-range/esk-2-0


    TST Forestry - carro carriage


    http://tst-forestry.com/laufwagenindex#laufwagen (5000? model - max 24mm skyline , 10000lbs - needs bigger sheaves)

    I think there is a company in Norway that makes a good msp carriage for smaller timber in very steep terrain.
     
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  3. John Shipp

    John Shipp Senior Member

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    Konrad Foresttechnic or something like that springs to mind. They have some innovative designs on carriages, the Woody harvester heads, and the "Highlander" harvester which is a funky looking beast. From somewhere Scandinavia way.
     
  4. Plebeian

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    I think the Konrads are Austrian and might have engines in them.

    Owrens are one of the Norwegian haulers.
    Owren 350 and 400 (3 section carriage) 100 feet of 1/2 inch skidding line, no motor msp carriage? (BC and Europe etc)
    https://owren.no/index.php/no/egen-produksjon/owren-400.html#!P1010016

    Be interesting to see who holds some of the patents/ designs of the old msp carriages. Wonder if T-Mar (or Nicholson- dust off the plans if they exist) would do anything with a msp (non-motor)carriage?
    http://www.vannattabros.com/11-4/carriages1.pdf (Madill 052 carriage)
     
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  5. Tacodriver

    Tacodriver Well-Known Member

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