Thursday, October 18, 2012

Forest Products Week Obligatory Post...

...Look Ma, No Hinge!

Even in little old Southern Illinois, things are changing.  Logging is always limited to being a family businees in Illinois, due to workman comp taxes, but loggers still have to modernize, even if they are a little behind the rest of the country.  One of the loggers I know has been using a Timbco harvester for several years, and it really speeds production.  He bought it to come in out of the widowmakers that come with chainsaw felling, and it is an impressive piece of machinery.  This one handles all but the largest of bottomland trees, and nothing drops on your head.

Below is a video from Interstate Tree, on YouTube, to give you an idea how this harvester works.

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