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Continuing the theme of 'pimp my forwarder'....

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The forwarder is strictly speaking rated to carry 1300kg (keep in mind that the terrain it has to work on is much tougher than for a road going trailer) but 2000kg is fine. I'd rather not bolt something to it that is a lot heavier than it's rated capacity as it seems like an invitation for issues further down the line. 

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2 minutes ago, Big J said:

The forwarder is strictly speaking rated to carry 1300kg (keep in mind that the terrain it has to work on is much tougher than for a road going trailer) but 2000kg is fine. I'd rather not bolt something to it that is a lot heavier than it's rated capacity as it seems like an invitation for issues further down the line. 

I think the Jensen will be a reasonable solution when you balance up, bang for buck, capacity and weight 

Again it’s available with the engine alongside so a very compact unit and will come as a road tow turntable, so easy conversion.

 

Eddie.

 

 

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Just put an image of the Jensen up so people can grasp what we are talking about?

Basically demountable from such a road tow chassis on to the back of that compact Forwarder to feed by crane or hand.

 

 

Eddie.

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31 minutes ago, LGP Eddie said:

Just put an image of the Jensen up so people can grasp what we are talking about?

Basically demountable from such a road tow chassis on to the back of that compact Forwarder to feed by crane or hand.

 

 

Eddie.

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That's nice !

 

I'm intrigued as to how the now chip gets forwarded roadside and loaded into an Arctic bulker or 8 wheeler? 😏

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6 minutes ago, arboriculturist said:

That's nice !

 

I'm intrigued as to how the now chip gets forwarded roadside and loaded into an Arctic bulker or 8 wheeler? 😏

I think you'd just be chipping to waste. Alternatively you could get an old farm tipping trailer and chip straight into that and then tip out. I've no idea how you'd best load it to an 8 wheeler though, as there are no concrete pads close by or telehandlers to load it.

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1 hour ago, arboriculturist said:

OOh that's like a Warrier powerscreen

I doubt it as that classifies strictly on maximum dimension.

 

Also it needs to be very cheap .

 

We had a power screen in when some loads of chip were rejected as being outside the G30 specification. I think there was about 500 tonne in the yard and the screen cost £1500 for the week plus the cost of a 12 tonne 360 and it never did more than about 120tonne/day so the screening cost was more than the loaded value of the chip (3 years ago).

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Thought about something like this for our botex trailer when I've got the tipper fitted to the back but decided viability and capacity made it too much of a compromise.

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You’d feed that Jensen faster by hand than with a crane - this is only going to be brash and that chipper won’t take massive gob-fulls.

I love the general idea and there may well be a nice little gold mine niche out there but you could very quickly have a good chunk of money in a machine that isn’t really any better at doing what off the shelf chippers are already doing IMO. 

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And don’t forget that feeding a chipper (by hand or mechanically) is much much harder if you can’t see the feed rollers clearly - guessing what’s going on down there is a real pain, more so on smaller machines. Mounting any sort of chipping or branch logging machine on your unit for crane feeding needs careful consideration in terms of how/where you position the indeed so the operator can monitor it. 

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16 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

You’d feed that Jensen faster by hand than with a crane - this is only going to be brash and that chipper won’t take massive gob-fulls.

I love the general idea and there may well be a nice little gold mine niche out there but you could very quickly have a good chunk of money in a machine that isn’t really any better at doing what off the shelf chippers are already doing IMO. 

 

17 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

You’d feed that Jensen faster by hand than with a crane - this is only going to be brash and that chipper won’t take massive gob-fulls.

I love the general idea and there may well be a nice little gold mine niche out there but you could very quickly have a good chunk of money in a machine that isn’t really any better at doing what off the shelf chippers are already doing IMO. 

That’s odd because I’ve sat on enough jobs and fed 8” Först’s and the like with an 8 tonner an awful lot faster than guys by hand, simply because you can pick something up much bigger a lot more often without breaking sweat?

I have Lincoln Ashton sit behind my Liebherr with a small crane fed Woodsman, it’s remarkable what can be done in a shift by that setup, this just scales it down a notch.

Having the crane handles everything oversize easily too.

No need to look at it as just brash, plenty of jobs need chipper setups, look at the popularity of the mini and Bandit setups about now, this would be self contained and do the forwarding after if required.

Maybe I just work on different type of projects?

 

Eddie.

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