Tree Terminator

You got too many trees in your backyard? This could help you :)

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-6 1. Apacher commented 12 years ago

Pretty awsome, but still seems like a huge wate to me.
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+1 2. Chrisofskjern commented 12 years ago

wow thats very effective!!
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+9 3. lacquim commented 12 years ago

Look at it this can pay 5 men $80,000/year + great benefits and an expensive mill to do this for 20 year, or you can pay one man and buy a $300,000 tool to do the job for 20 years. Even if we calculate in a $10,000/year maintenance on the machine it's a LOT less expensive. This means:

5 men * $80,000 * 20 years + $2,000/man/year in benefits = $8,200,000 + mill and machine costs


1 man * $80,000 * 20 years + $2,000/man/year in benefits + $300,000 machine + $10,000/year maintenance =

$8,200,000 vs. $2,100,040? Which would you pay?

If you're looking at this from the perspective of "Save the trees" good for you. It's good to conserve. US data shows that more trees are planted AND cared for than are cut down yearly. in 50 or 100 years, there'll be MORE trees than there were 50 or 100 years ago. Just chew on that a while and then tell me why it's a waste please. I'm not arguing...just presenting one side of te issue.
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+9 4. dvh commented 12 years ago

#3 I'm computer programmer with university Msc. degree in central european country and i have $12,000/year. Perhaps I should go lumberjack to US instead or your calculations are somehow unrealistic.
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+9 5. SpikedSilver commented 12 years ago

well just wait until nature fucks you back
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0 6. whowhatme commented 12 years ago

According to the average lumberjack salary is $38,000 per annum so it's very close .
Just depends whether you want to die young or not as it's one of the most dangerous jobs you can do , next to deep sea fishing .
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0 7. whowhatme commented 12 years ago

Of course , I'm not saying THIS is lumberjacking .
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+1 8. Focus commented 12 years ago

This is a very scarey piece of equipment for what it does.

But remember a lot the tree felling is in sustainable forests so one tree gets cut down & more get planted in its' place :)

Think about it. There's no point having an empty field where trees used to be.
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0 9. Oxydous commented 12 years ago

Its sad to see what happens in 30 sec to something that took a few dozens years to grow.. use paper wisely ppl trees are alive ^^
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0 10. chance commented 12 years ago

#4 Minimum wage is $7.15 where I live. Most of my friends work for $10-$15 an hour without their college degree. Working 40 hour weeks at $10 an hour is about $20,000/year. I've got family that lives in Alaska and my uncle makes $65/hour working as a lumberjack. Which is more then most doctors.
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+2 11. kingerr commented 12 years ago

#3 Your calculations are not representative of relative cost at all. Sure you can buy the machine (Dangle-head Processor) for $300 grand used, but it is going to burn more than $500 a day in fuel and maintenance, if you are lucky, will be less than 100 grand per year. Of course this thing will do more work in an hour than 8 men could do in a day (falling, processing and stacking in a reasonable fashion). Your estimation of what a Faller (lumber jack) makes in a year is about right. They pretty much only work on steep inaccessible terrain and are felling much bigger and more valuable trees.

Reforestation is NOT exceeding deforestation. Plus it takes the better part of 40 years to get back to the size they are in this video and these are barely mature trees by the look of it. The only thing these trees are good for is paper pulp.

Also, by the looks of this timber stand, it is a European operation and this is probably the second or third cut that has been done in this area. They are very efficient with their timber harvesting practices.
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0 12. barf commented 12 years ago

I really can't see what's so special about this video. This is how woodcutting has been done in Northern Europe for ages now.

By the way, quite many of those machines are running Microsoft Windows... :D

#4: I feel you're really underpaid. I'm a programmer and I earn $40,300/year. And I'm not even BSc. yet. Just a grad-student. :S
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+3 13. MsZoomy commented 12 years ago

I'm a tree hugger and I'm all about save the trees and stuff like that, but I can still say that this is one wicked cool piece of machinery!! use it wisely please!!
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+1 14. Cargoon commented 12 years ago

Can't wait to see how it's done in 20 years or so!
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0 15. HammaNtak commented 12 years ago

It isnt so much the soft wood trees we need to worry about such as pine for building etc.It's the Hardwood such as walnut, mahogany,chestnut, oak, hickory and maple these trees while also used for builing but mainly furniture take many years to mature therefore they are much harder to replce through replanting.
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-1 16. Smurfed commented 12 years ago

Looks nothing like the Terminator
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+1 17. SanOKanonG commented 12 years ago

i really need 1 of that shit...

the leaves of my neighbor's fuckin tree always fall in front of my door...

>:) >:)
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0 18. Fergus_Thedog commented 12 years ago

Industrial hemp is a far superior crop in terms of environmental and economic sustainability, and can be used for 95% of all timber needs as well as a million other uses. We need to be smarter.
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0 19. cannnobaL commented 12 years ago

I'd love guys from medieval times to see this