Small-Scale Logging: Sugarbush and Woodlot Management
Many woodlot owners and maple syrup producers want to be more active in gathering logs or firewood from their property. Often there are too few acres or too few trees to attract a commercial-scale operation. In other cases, the owner just wants to be more closely involved in the selection, felling and moving of wood.
Documents (Cornell, Partners, and Other)
Workshop series in NY, assorted handouts include the following
Penn State University Webinar (12/13/2011)
Penn State woodland tractor safety fact sheet
Tax considerations for selling timber
Cornell ForestConnect publications (available from www.ForestConnect.info)
Productivity and Cost Analysis of Three Small-Scale Harvest Systems...
Other materials and links
Assorted Video Links (please add other links as comments. Search youtube for logging, mini skidder, etc.)
Cornell University's custom made arch
Home-made arch #1
Home-made arch #2
Wagons / Carts
Tractor accessories (see safety fact sheet)
In response to a question on my YouTube site, here is some information about ATV tire chains. I hope others can add to the potential vendors from their experience or information
Here are some links for tire chains. They vary in price, but all have worked well. One set wasn't sized well, it was too wide, & I had to narrow the width by re-working some chain links.
What other vendors offer diamond pattern ATV tire chains?
Within the document "Small Scale Logging (select) Internet Resources" noted above, the link #3 to " Review of small scale equipment in US and Canada, Univ. Minnesota. http://www.forestry.umn.edu/publications/staffpapers/Staffpaper143.pdf" does not work. I'd love to see a current link, if the document still exists.
Thanks for noticing and my apologies for the broken link.
Here is the link to the pdf I think I have also uploaded the original file, but I won't know until I click the "submit" button. If the file doesn't upload, I'll find another way to share the file. You can though get it online via the link or the URL.
For what it is worth, the folks at Univ of MN have many good pubs here, including #143 listed above.