When is a Grapple a Tree Shear?

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There is no way. A 4" bore cylinder only generates about 37,700. pounds of force and it isn't pushing straight down. The lift cylinder in your machine is probably larger than 4", and is sure doesn't lift 37,700 pounds. I have used a full sized tehandler, that had a 6" lift cylinder. Unfortunately it didn't come anywhere close to lifting 87,400 pounds. It did lift nearly 50 feet high which was beyond sweet.
 
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How did the Loggers work for days without using a chainsaw??? What did they use to fell trees and cut out the logs??

The same machine most all loggers use a tree cutter. A lot quicker than felling with chain saw. Skidders would gather the trees and take them to the de-limber then drop them at the loader. The loader would place the tree on a cutter located on the same trailer but at the other end from the loader. There it would be cut and ready to load on a trailer. Nobody had to crank up a chain saw. Not good pictures but you can barely see the cut off shear just above the tallest stack of logs. Lots of days they only used 4 men. 1 on the cutter, 2 on the skidders, 1 on the loader. When they had several trailers loaded is when the drivers would take over but the drivers brought their trucks and hooked to the loaded trailers. No trucks with drivers sitting around waiting. Pretty effecient outfit.

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There was a long time between the first fellerbuncher, and when the cross cut saw was retired.
 
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There was a long time between the first fellerbuncher, and when the cross cut saw was retired.

My dad was raised doing the cross cut and set up the circular saw mill wherever the trees were. There's still a few of the areas left around here if you look hard for signs. That hard work might be some of the reason for his longevity he's 85 and still climbing trees for deer hunting. If I can I let the machines do the work:) Just wish I could afford a machine for every situation I might run into wonder how many it would take?
 
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If I can I let the machines do the work:) Just wish I could afford a machine for every situation I might run into wonder how many it would take?
For me and my situations on our 80 acres, just one and a lot of attachments. :thumbsup:

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I guess i should have stated in the first post that I don't have a rotating tree shear and the trees are too close together to pull the dead tree out sideways. :confused3:
:confused3: ... I would have just found a likely spot it wouldnt fit thru and pushed thru to break it.
 
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:confused3: ... I would have just found a likely spot it wouldnt fit thru and pushed thru to break it.
I would have bucked it into firewood and hauled out the logs, and then came back for the brush.
 
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For me and my situations on our 80 acres, just one and a lot of attachments. :thumbsup: <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=453659"/> <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=453658"/>
Wait a minute! You have at least 4 machines. Plus one train load of attachments.
 
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Wait a minute! You have at least 4 machines. Plus one train load of attachments.
Yep, but this one is the one that I would keep if i could only have one machine.
 
 
 
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