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Never seen this before

Post #1 by chris73 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:32 pm

I,ve never seen an excavator converted like this before so thought i,d share.

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Re: Never seen this before

Post #2 by Jack » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:43 pm

Looks like a Convery Into a Yarder which Pulls a Winch with trees attached up the hill like on Axe Men.


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Re: Never seen this before

Post #3 by martyn williams » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:54 pm

Where was that taken Chris? I think Jack could be right.
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Re: Never seen this before

Post #4 by chris73 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:02 pm

Yes i realize its been converted to a yarder, just never seen it done to an excavator before.It was taken in the Afan valley up from port talbot.


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Re: Never seen this before

Post #5 by Renaultman » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:29 pm

I've never seen them cut down trees in wales just notice a bare hill side the next day. Nice pics. I wondered how they did it on this side of the pond.

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Re: Never seen this before

Post #6 by DaveS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:51 pm

Good pictures.

They are known as a 'skyline' over here.

There are a few about, the Europeans normally building them, but A & B Services of Killin, Perthshire, are one British company doing conversions, but use smaller winches mounted on the base machine rather than the boom.

http://www.abs-scotland.co.uk/

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Re: Never seen this before

Post #7 by JamesOliver » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:58 pm

Renaultman wrote:I've never seen them cut down trees in wales just notice a bare hill side the next day. Nice pics. I wondered how they did it on this side of the pond.

A yarder is actually quite rare over here. The work is usually done by a harvester and a forwarder. The yarder is usually only used on very steep hillsides.


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