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Jonsered Iron Horse

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by MacLaren, Nov 5, 2010.

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    Can someone please educate me on these things? Id sure appreciate any assistance. Thank you.
     
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    its a really neat lookin piece of equipment. i guess not a lot of people have heard of em.......
     
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    I recall these being discussed here quite a ways back. Very neat, and no doubt very expensive. I don't think many people have ever seen one in person.
     
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    Thanks for the replies men. I wander what one costs?
     
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    Lol! thats right....... But thank you so much for the link. thats great! Man, wouldnt it be awesome to have one of these with all the bells and whistles that come with one!!
     
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    $12000-$15000 base price plus bells and whistles. Looks like a great machine but rather pricey for what it is.
     
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    I go to church with a guy who used to be a factory rep for the distributor. He used to demo them to the line clearance guys. He thought they were great. Low ground impact. I bought a mini skid instead. If you're serious about buying email me and I'll give you his number. He switched jobs so he doesn't have anything to gain and he'll give you an honest opinion.
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    **update**

    Darned if there wasnt one of these Iron Horse's right under my nose and I didnt even know it! Was talkin to my brother in law and he said that a feller that lives between him and my dad has one. Said he liked to use it because it wouldnt tear peoples yard's up. My family will be going up there for Thanksgiving and im gonna see if I cant go over there and get some pics and maybee some vids of it in action! The guy that owns it has a tree care business/Christmas tree farmer. I dont know if yall know it or not but the county Im from (Avery County,NC) is the largest producer of Christmas trees in the world. So, i guess that prolly justifies his havin one. No matter anyway, just hope I can get in there and take a look or two at it.:camera:
     
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    Thanks so much for the price info! Rep sent!;)
     
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    I called Tilton eqpt and they sent a price list. I got it last week and If you want more detail I can send it. Not all Jonsered dealers have the price's, mine had to call their distributor and it took a couple of days.

    The you tube videos show this to be a very useful machine.
     
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    Thanks that would be great! Id really appreciate it.
     
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    Ive thought about building sorta the same thing with a david bradley two wheel tractor.. You can buy them for pennies and fab a mini log cart to go behind them..
     
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    This machine is on my wish list too. It is a lot of money. But if it does as it is made out to be...Wow! Low impact eco-logging or suburban and acreage logging. Great machine for woodlot silviculture. Also compare the cost of the alternatives. Horse logging team, skidder/forwarder, skid steer loader. Those things aren't cheap and the impact would be higher. Hope you find out a lot more.
     
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    Thanks man, Im gonna find out all i can. Im gonna get some pics and hopefully be filmed while operating it. You know this is the coolest machine Ive saw in a long time. Heck, its like having a pair of draft horses. Someone made a good point about what a bobcat,skid steer etc would cost. thats a good point to consider when evaluating the price of the iron horse.
     
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    standard iron horse 5.5hp/red/combibox $10,695

    pro 5.5hp /tipping flat bed/winch $12,895

    Pro 9hp/log bunk/winch $13,995

    Shipping quote to SW Michigan @$1250

    Loader Crane $595

    Trailer/pulp and log $1495



    There are other options, these are the major ones.
     
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    Excellent 411. I would opt for the 9hp.
    Thanks again!
     
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    Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. Got up to my dads house Day before Thanksgiving and my brotherinlaw couldnt get in touch with Tony to check out the Iron Horse. But, I will be back up there and when I do get up with him i will take some pics and hopefully vids of it in action and post to this thread. Thanks to all of those whom replied.
     
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    Iron Horse

    I use one all the time in the winter for pine stand management. For pulp trees its great. For hardwood loads and logs on any terrain that is hilly, forget about it.

    A great tool for the landowner harvesting firewood. But at the cost of the machine you could buy enough firewood for a friggin' lifetime.

    I use a Kubota RTV for forestry work until the snow won't allow. Then the Iron Horse. Don't get me wrong. Its quite a rig. But it can also be quite a contraption, sometimes more of a hassle than its worth.

    Be great for moose and caribou outfitters in the north. Handles wet, boggy, terrain well, and with the log bunk trailer it will hold quite a load of hind quarters. It will go anywhere you can walk basically. Can winch it up and down hills. And pull trees (pine mostly) down to the ground with it when they hang up.



    Pretty simple design, but needs some refined engineering in my opinion.
     

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