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Epic wood chopper from hell

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by edthedawg, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. edthedawg

    edthedawg Minister of Fire

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    Let's see it do that with elm! <G>
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    What was he cutting? Eucalyptus? Judging from the fact that he had the head on an excavator, I would say he was somewhere not in the US. Pretty common application in South America.
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    That thing is pretty cool.

    I like managing my woodlot the old-fashioned way. Sweat and fresh air.

    Cuz I hate treadmills.
  5. JustWood

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    That processor/dangle head actually isn't designed to debark. Delimb yes. The bark is coming off because it's "peeling season". He is running it back and forth to get the bark off before sawing because the loose bark will throw a chain. We had one similiar to this years ago.You can lay down some timber fast. This type of harvestor is pretty common in the US.
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    Yes, harvesters are common in the US, but not debarking heads. There are a few companies out there that make processing heads designed to debark the trees. The company I work for produces harvesters and processing heads (along with a wide variety of other logging equipment) so I get to see a fair amount of this type of stuff. The rollers on the head look like the debarking rollers that I've seen before. I'm not saying that you are wrong about the peeling season, I'm just stating what I've seen in the past. This certainly doesn't look like any timber that we have in my neck of the woods! It really looks like eucalyptus to me.
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    Looks like toothpicks to me.

    Very fast though.
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