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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

Posted in: Tools, Trees ~ On: 30 June, 2016

18 comments so far

Jack Clare
June 1, 2017

ZombieFighterOf2001 you forgot massy and valtra

mark marchiafava
September 28, 2017

please add subtitles so us Yanks can understand what's being said

De an
October 8, 2017

thanks, just the info i was looking for

Dean
October 8, 2017

thanks, just the info i was looking for

Ross Arnold
April 28, 2018

Semi-seasoned? they look green to me.

THE SAM TEST
July 31, 2018

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

Dave Kana
November 6, 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.

wizewoods
March 10, 2019

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.

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