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Thunderbird Yarders, Loaders, and Etc from the Murray's in Eugene Oregon

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Hallback

    Hallback Senior Member

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    I got word yesterday that a TY-90 on a T100 HD self-propelled carrier was laying on its side near Forks. Sad to see another one go down.
     
  2. Murk100

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  3. Murk100

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    Little Yarder BIG wood, I see what you mean guys pain to upload pictures... doubles ?
     
  4. John Shipp

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    Hi Murk, not sure if you get same format as me, but on multiple pictures, once they've done their % downloading bit and are all lit up the same, I just hit the top right "insert every image as a... full image" button once, and that brings them all up. Maybe you're clicking all the "insert" buttons, plus the top one as well?
    Great pictures anyway, doubles are fine!
    All the best mate.
     
  5. Hallback

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    Damn Murk,
    Looks like we need to trade units!
     
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  6. Murk100

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    Haha thought you would like these big cedars... I will be loading a few of these biggies with the yarder, 3800 won't lift them, off hiway trucks so shouldn't be to bad... I'll get some pictures.
     
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    Hallback,did you learn anymore about the Yarder falling over? Hope all came out ok. Were there any pictures? Merry Christmas To You and all others on this site. Bp
     
  8. Hallback

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    I did.
    No injuries but the outfit has had a bad run of crashes lately. It's too bad as they are a great outfit too.
     
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    Good no one hurt. Sad about crashes. Hard to make a living when things are good so this just sucks
     
  10. furpo

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    Hopefully this photo works. Was trying out the panoramic mode on the phone. Enjoy 20171227_141319.jpg
     
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  11. furpo

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    Just a quick question. The 6355 operators manual states


    Pull clutches are hydraulic operated, 26” dia x 7” wide internal expanding BFG located outside of main frame. Machines with S/N S5188 and previous use air-operated, 36” diameter x 5” wide internal expanding shoe style.

    So how many machines were built after S5188?
     
  12. John Shipp

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    Furpo that picture worked great, nice setting. I like the red shed, who is that used by- truck drivers, or fuel cans and saws etc?
    I can see some other grab frame in distance on the road, the thing I love about seeing pictures on here is the smaller details in the corners of pictures. Cheers mate.
     
  13. furpo

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    Cheers John

    The little red shed is for the q.c. (quality control). All our export and sawlog grades are checked and branded. We call it the safe zone. It's not usually up against a surge pile from the processor. Two of us went out and got ahead. It is handy it that if we move or change the skid around you just pick it up with the loader and move it. The other one is a fuel tank.
     
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    Here's a quick pick of S-5108. Some nice mods on that one. 20170910_125105.jpg
     
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  15. Hallback

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    R.I.P. Mike.
    May you be yarding big turns on easy ground now.

     
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    I remember it being said back in the 2008 era that these new Tier 4 engines would never work on a yarder because of all the idle time punctuated with the yanking on the throttle.

    Now that 10 years has passed, what has been the actual experience with this?
     
  17. John C.

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    Hard question to answer because there are so few new yarders. Most of those are just rebuilt enough to work for a couple of more years or so until the government decides whether or not they will drop the hammer on what can be run.
     
  18. furpo

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    S5087 heading back to work 20180528_085734.jpg
     
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  20. Murk100

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    Look great Furpo new paint is always nice.. The one I've been driving is due 5 years now #S5130 All you need now is a topping line winch and the Kobalt rigging control valve.