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How to Use an Iron Horse ~ by WoodlandsTV

By woodlandstv

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Here we see Iain setting up and using an Iron Horse to extract timber from the woodland. This system is ideally suited to a small-scale woodland - the Iron Horse has agility and strength but low ground pressure so does less damage to the woodland floor; it also enables manoeuvrability within a dense woodland and helps both with loading and unloading the timber stack - especially if you are working alone to clear timber. An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Tools, Trees ~ On: 19 October, 2017

17 comments so far

Joe Blow
October 27, 2017

Always felt that these needed operator platforms, to have your machine and workload engaged and traveling at the operator who is on foot in less than ideal terrain is scary. Is that a Jonsred?

K Wallace
October 31, 2017

Would love a shot! Have seen photos of them before but never noticed just how wide the tracks are.

November 9, 2017

Interesting video, but haven’t been able to find out any other information in this country about the iron horse. Maybe Iain could shed light on cost and where avaiable?

G Belben
November 22, 2017

This is very useful thanks for making this video!

R Hulec
August 12, 2019

It might be low impact. But it would be low production also

Dennis Coon
October 27, 2019

Not enough grunt for decent size timber or difficult country. Ok for hobbyist or small time farmer

Dennis Coon
October 27, 2019

Real loggers would just unload a D9 and clear the lot in a day, then move on

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