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Offline HowardH

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way cool machine...
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:28 AM »
Coolest machine ever...

Could be Festools latest offering.  Frank, let's see if you get this one!   ;D ;D
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Offline #Tee

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 11:04 AM »
soo cools! il wait for the solar powered version
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Offline Thunderchyld

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 11:13 AM »
I've got a buddy who drives one of those!  Amazing machines, but holy crap they're pricey.  I don't remember an exact figure, but the cutter heads generally run more than the cost of a luxury automobile. 

Definitely a machine where you're paying for the speed.  If I recall correctly, my buddy's daily target is around 400-500 sticks down, limbed, and cut to size. 

Offline greg mann

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 12:00 PM »
This is doing to Paul Bunyan what the steam engine did to John Henry.
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan

Offline Alan m

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 03:14 PM »
great tool. but where is the slabing and planning attachments. surely you want a nice stack of planed timber and not a pile of logs
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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 07:56 PM »
I ran one of those once.  Very cool piece of equipment.

Okay, it was just a simulator they had at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR.  But still fun!
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Offline Holmz

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 11:39 PM »
That is a lot of destruction in a hurry. The naturalists would probably react in a less positive manner.

Offline bkharman

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2015, 11:36 AM »

That is a lot of destruction in a hurry. The naturalists would probably react in a less positive manner.

He mowed them down first so they couldn't complain!  ;^)

I have been on a logging site in North Carolina that used one of those type of feller processors and it is even more impressive. They had another machine that had a circular blade at the bottom and arms above it to grab a tree and slice through the bottom of the trunk at the same time. It could take down a 1m tree with no effort. They also took down a cypress type tree that was easily near 2m by cutting one side than the other... In about 45 seconds. It was incredible.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: way cool machine...
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 12:27 PM »
That's pretty impressive.  [thumbs up]

Actually...that's very impressive.  [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]