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    100 years of logging with Caterpillar

    https://www.timberbiz.com.au/logging...h-caterpillar/

    Oh that there were still trees big enough to warrant the equipment!

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    Re: 100 years of logging with Caterpillar

    Quote Originally Posted by john maddock View Post
    https://www.timberbiz.com.au/logging...h-caterpillar/

    Oh that there were still trees big enough to warrant the equipment!

    JV
    You do realize that most quads will haul as much timber as the machine in the picture, don't you?

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    Re: 100 years of logging with Caterpillar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    You do realize that most quads will haul as much timber as the machine in the picture, don't you?
    Hmm.. hadn't considered that.

    I expect the tractor might have been around 20 h.p., so I spose a quad could pull as much - depending on the ground underfoot, & the size of the log. Judging by the size of the wheels on the log jinker, I'd assumed it was to handle logs well over a metre in diameter, in which case I doubt a quad would have the mass to control the load. Note the story mentions the use of an "oil cylinder" to raise or lower the log so it can be pulled easily or used as a break as required.

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