John Deere logging

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  1. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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  2. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    My son is a big John Deere fan. He will get a bigger lick out of this video than I did. Thanks for sharing.

    David
     

  3. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    Kinda makes me and my Poulan obsolete. They are just working pine. I wonder what that thing would do in a stand of 36" dia Oak. LOL
     
  4. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    I was thinking the same thing with a big ole red oak tree.I used to work in a saw mill and ran the edger.Always hated edgeing out a 16 ft 4 ft wide slab of oak.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Brian this has been around a few times but good to see great technology at its best. This replaces a lot of good hard working men. Thanks.
     
  6. conalj3

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    That is one heck of a tree hugger. Would love to run one of those.:big_smile:
     
  7. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    That's a good one, I posted it while back.
    I'd like to have one of those for our farm. :smile2:
     
  8. Ghost River

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    Those are bad pieces of machinery right there! You can set that cutter head up a couple different ways. One is manual to cut-to-length when you pull the trigger so to speak. Another is to measure and cut at an exact pre-set length (like 12'4" or 16'4") Some of those heads are computer run to scan the size of the log as it goes up limbing it and cut at whatever length will provide the most board footage of lumber (it actually reasons that there is one 2x10, 2-2x6es, and 3 8foot 2x4s if it cuts here as opposed to somewhere else). All computer driven. The operator just puts it on the tree and it decides the rest like that. It's very popular in the northwest but still rare in the southeast were I'm at.
     
  9. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Rare for Southern IN also.
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    awsome deere !!!!!!!!:cool2:
     
  11. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    I kinda liked the walkin deere too. kinda, freaky
     
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