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S. Madill, Blacksmith, Founded in 1911 in Nanaimo BC

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Murk100

    Murk100 Senior Member

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    A bit rusty on the forums... We need to get the handy dart bus to run us up to the south east BC and help this gent out.. I'm with Blk Prince call me when its ready...lol
    Can you private message anymore? cant find the link
     
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    Having spent 8 years working at Elkford and Sparwood, I will have to make a trip back to check it out.
     
  3. hoechucker

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    IMG_20180613_054738314_HDR.jpg just thought I'd try to put a picture on here. 124 madill with a 568 equipped with a 635 Southstar
     
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    How do you like that southstar? Most guys in my neck of the woods run gp heads.
     
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    I like it better than trying to load with a regular processor. I think the gp would be a lot easier to load with but this 635 will process a pretty big tree. I only have about 10 minutes on a gp so I'm shirr on experience with it. I've been on this one for 2 years and I really like it. Very little down time
     
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    After having both southstar and waratah heads I prefer orange and black.
     
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    Me too. I like how they are set up under the hood and once we got the locker in here I love the 4x4. The angle of the top bar is also a plus, seems to keeps the bar from getting dinged up. With 3500 hours on it I'm very pleased with it
     
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    Hello Murk. Best of 2019 to you. Still on the T Bird? Is so,where at? So I have been able to do PM. I go to top right corner and hit my ID. Go thru the list until you see conversation then hit that. Should come up to Start Conversation. Bp
     
  9. Murk100

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    Thanks for that BP, Yup still on the Tbird we have been up Meade Creek, getting ready to move to Mayo mountain. I think they have been building road for us it starts beside Mesachie shop at the brake check ... nice and close to home for the last year or so.
     
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    [QUOTE="hoechucker, post: 786683 124 madill with a 568 equipped with a 635 Southstar[/QUOTE]

    Which 124 is that. Looks like it has two guyropes
     
  11. hoechucker

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    Which 124 is that. Looks like it has two guyropes[/QUOTE]
    I'm not sure of the serial number but it's a three guy line machine. I think our other one came with two and we added the third. If I remember I could get the numbers off of both on Monday
     
  12. hoechucker

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    I'm not sure of the serial number but it's a three guy line machine. I think our other one came with two and we added the third. If I remember I could get the numbers off of both on Monday[/QUOTE]
    We do have an interesting yarder that is one of two made. One was labeled Thunderbird 255b and ours was branded madill 255b. Both are now madill
     
  13. hoechucker

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    Original madill IMG_20170816_061212895.jpg 255b
     
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    I believe this one started as a thunderbird this was at olc last year
     

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    Which 124 is that. Looks like it has two guyropes[/QUOTE]
    I asked about that 124 and looked for a tag but it fell off. The mechanics say that it might be 12417? Or 124017? It was purchased from interfor and came to us with 3 guylines.