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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. Hallback

    Hallback Senior Member

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    I have a 1991 model Thunderbird TSY-155. 325000 u.s. dollars. Was owned by Weyerhaeuser cosi since 1991.
     
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    Two sets of yarding grapples, two MSP carriages, Talkie Tooter system, manuals and more.
     
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    Madill 255B01. Went to visit it last spring. Nice machine and nice owner. Could pack a lot of line.
     
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    Did Shaws have a machine for lease? Leases are never ideal - might might allow an earlier crew formation/ development.
    http://www.wireropes.co.nz/forestry/used-equipment.htm Madill lease (probably referring to the madill towers) https://loglease.co.nz/equipment-items/171-09-madill-hauler/

    The Thunderbird PSY 200 is probably a bit underdone if there is a requirement of a 122/ 123

    With the 69 NZ cents for the US dollar. I wonder if is time to build/ assemble/ rebuild/ renovate swing yarders in NZ again. Falcon 171 (ex Madill 171 tower) Like to see a swing yarder version of this.
     
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  5. prolog nz

    prolog nz Well-Known Member

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    I Like my madills in Canada at the moment checking out a couple of 122s
     
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    Cheers mate. Just got into Vancouver I'm checking out the 122 123 and a couple of others this week. I like the new 124s but don't like the 124 price lol
     
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    The old 122 and 123 go good with the right upgrades. I like the new ones but we get wood with the earlier machines without the massive investment
     
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    I just walked in the door from a fantastic trip to NZ, 7 weeks in Hawks Bay. PM me if your on Vancouver Island. Cheers
     
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    I just got back to NZ this morning. Spent the day with Wes on Thursday and he said you had gone down for a few weeks.

    Would have been good to catch up!
     
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    Did you come home with a yarder?

     
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    Madill yarder estimated tallies NZ 2018 hauler survey, Madill 122 10 (out of 37 made?), Madill 123 20 (out of 24 made?), Madill 124 32 (out of >56 made, increasing) (Estimate on TB TSY 255 - 13)
     
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    Madill 124 on an NZ site. (plus a swing machine team)

     
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    Sorry, but I had to quit watching when I saw the white sunglasses.
     
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    Yeah mate came home with a 122
     
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    I grapple yarding any faster than using chokers? Of that kind of distance I would think a carriage and a crew would more than double what I'm seeing in the video. Just curious as I don't see much of that here.
     
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    It also makes me wonder, especially if he has a camera on it, why he seems to only be yarding one log at a time.
     
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    On our 155 the only way a grapple would be faster when you are farther out like that is in bunched piles. Honestly I would not even run grapples unless it was bunched wood.
     
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    The reason they are only grabbing One log at a time is because it looks to be hand fell wood or was done by a blind operator that could not build turns for the yarder. The key to high production grapple logging is in the bunching of the turns for the yarder
     
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    I noticed the pick up sticks at the bottom of the draw.
     
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    It just seems like the yarder engineer could almost do his own bunching a little bit there on the parts they had videoed. With the amount of time it takes to bring the carriage all the way back and out again, it seemed like it would be faster to bunch 2 or 3 sticks with the grapple when they are laying close together like that. Even if there is a little time wasted if the grapple bangs around and such. But I don't know anything about that job anyway.