- September 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm #5522
Pulling infected Larch trees away from the important archaeological Gunpowder works.
- September 18, 2019 at 6:23 am #5541
That went well, looked like awkward trees tall and slender so not a whole lot at the base to play with !
- September 23, 2019 at 6:12 am #5721
The ones to the left are going to be much trickier. They are on a near vertical slope, and they have to be felled up it which means the butt kicks up and out quite spectacularly.
The feller and winch monkey are using senna communications, which allows the feller enough time to get out of the way, before the tree goes over.
- September 24, 2019 at 9:23 pm #5726
Maybe use a “swanson” on those, put simply the face would look like a humbolt and our traditional face used together if you get what I mean ? so the hinge stays intact. The swanson used to allow the stem to hit the deck quickly but I use it to help keep it altogether in some cases.
- September 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm #5739
The butt kicking up is a result of the tree rolling over the top of the slope. On the bigger trees there is 20 plus metres above the top of the slope, so no matter what felling cut you use the butt is going to kick out. Using the winch to hold the tree, allowing enough time for the feller to get out of the way seems to be the safest method.
- September 29, 2019 at 1:57 pm #5741
I had misunderstood the last post, I thought it was just uphill not uphill and over a crest !! So in fact the last thing you want is it to hold on too much as it may ‘chair ! The comms is a big almost I would say an essential part of that job ?
- September 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm #5745
The comms have made this soooooo much safer, being able to talk as you are working stops all the second guessing, particularly as both are out of site of each other.
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