Tractors and Trees

By woodlandstv

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Here we see Stuart Brooking, Devon area manager for http://www.woodlands.co.uk, working with Jim and Simon to manage some windblown spruce trees that are blocking a woodland track. This work is carried out for safety reasons, to renew access through the woodland and to allow use of the timber as firewood before the trees start to rot. We learn about the various stages involved in the extraction process, the different equipment used and the safety precautions necessary when working with the 27hp tractor and 3.5 tonne winch - which can get in between the trees. The larger tractor then takes over to pull the logs to a central point, ready to clear from the woodland. http://www.haldontreeservices.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

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thanks, just the info i was looking for


October 8, 2017

Semi-seasoned? they look green to me.

Ross Arnold

April 28, 2018

Matt Allen so true I would love to work in the woods.


July 31, 2018

I have a Massey Ferguson 1045, 35hp. Looks like your skidder winch would be the correct size, what model and brand is it? Thanks, Dave.

Dave Kana

November 6, 2018

Downed dead woody material left in the woods is very important, nature doesn't like a "tidy" forest. Yes you have to clean up the track and salvaging the blow downs for use makes good sense, but leaving the tops and an occasional tree to rot in the woods is key to a healthy ecosystem.


March 10, 2019

Sadly I see forestry commission woods devastated by monster machines carving up bluebell woods thinning out trees leaving massive grooves in the earth with debris left all over the area, woods ruined with branches dumped all over the place, I also see private woods for pheasant shoots carved up with little care for the beauty they are destroying so its nice to see some care being done.

riveritchen michael

April 28, 2019

Used to have a little Uniforest 35, grat kit but didnt get used too often..

WTS 77

July 19, 2019

John Deere are for boneheads who don't mind paying way more than a Kubota costs and enjoy having them brake down.  Don't know about the other 2 you mention.  Kubota is the way to go if you want good value and top quality.  The Deere is all plastic these days.  Once upon a time they were good but now they are not.

Bill Astell

December 7, 2019