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Falling pics 11/25/09

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Burvol, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Thats the problem the pants aren't much better then chaps now, and the local feed store is out of my size... has been for several months... and its cold out there right now
     
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    bnmc98 ArboristSite Guru

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    I have a set to put in mine but I'm holding out as long as I can. I wear them on my machine which wears them down pretty fast. But, The other day I did not wear my calks and got out on a hill that was so froze, I fell 3 times just standing there. I was actually surprised my skidder was able to climb it.
    I guess wearing them down fast is better than falling down fast.... and often.
     
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    Split the f*cken thing or lay 'em out together or reach if you will Bro
     
  4. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    good times where had by all...

     
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  5. bitzer

    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    I didn't see this yesterday. I like your laugh at the end. One thing I usually do in that situation is I will face up the tree in the lead and maybe even start the back cut. Then as soon as I get the back tree faced and ready I'm right into the back cut of the lead tree. Just keeps your time in danger to a minimum. I will often do that when I'm going to push a tree with another. I will face up the pusher tree then cut up the tree to be pushed and then I'm right into the backcut of the pusher tree. Looks like your having fun! Fun at work is good!
     
  6. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Yup... Maybe folks will see why things take me so long...

     
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  7. madhatte

    madhatte It's The Water Staff Member

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    Yo, get a jack, reduce the pucker factor. Also your wedge-palming kung fu is solid as hell. Good work.
     
  8. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    I gots 2 jacks yo

    they is heavy... but very handy when needed
     
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    bitzer Bullshit Timber Expert

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    Easy as pie
     
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    a little accident from slovakia :)
     
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    Appears to have been a soft landing. Hope the operator didn't get bang up too badly.

    I hope all else is well in your fine country.

    Ron
     
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    Yes, the operator is fine nothing more happens to him or to the skidder
     
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    Arggh, freakin' gravity, wins every time.
     
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    There are so many wrong variables in that skid, I'm glad the operator is OK.
     
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    yup! there's nothing like drop, run, retrieve, as many times it takes to be at the bottom for safety.... gravity and leverage don't work hand in hand down hill! at least he was using the blade to slow his descent .
     
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    I had three larger fir on my tail the other day in a similar situation. Soft snow and steep. They wanted to kick me out so I had to keep my foot in the throttle to keep her from coming around; and they had all their limbs on.
    But thats the nature of the game. That guy learned a lot in that skid and will probably do things differently next time (hopefully). sometimes you just don't know until it happens.

    The problem with trees like he was pulling is there is no limbs so you can't just drop them or they will run away on you. Which is ultimately what they did anyways and took the toy skidder with it.
     
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    Yes, its hard to drop the loggs i such a situation, downhill,snow,ice,and a curve. Loggs are snedded, so they kick you or they overtake ypu like the last logg on the video:)
     
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    the problem was they were bunched together ! seeing a problem, the thing to do is to drop and let them spread out !! less chance to ride over each other creating another mess with the mass and weight of gravity being the boss..
     
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    Thats a tough call. In my experience, logs with no limbs will try to run away and the more you have the larger the stampede because the middle logs in the bunch, once they are spread out have no choker to hold onto them and once you drop them, there goes the tension on that choker. Then as soon as you bump the winch to reel them in, here they come
    I try to take smaller drags if I can and suck them up tight like he did, keeps the rear wheels planted on steep stuff like that. Butt first might have helped him too. He had a lot of weight on that drag for that little skidder and thats what pushed him over in my opinion.
    I also stay in low and keep my foot in the throttle, hardly ever use my brakes.

    But videos can be deceiving, probably looks different than it really was and it also looked soft under the snow.
    Sometimes I have to experiment with what works.
     
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    variables!! always a nasty word when thing's get tough guessing while not on dry flat ground! lol
     
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