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    I'm not real sure exactly what happened the operator was the only one around when it tipped over.

    I'm not sure why but he couldn't boom in for some reason. He radioed my dad on the fixer to come help him.(I'm assuming he had ahold of a tree and was afraid he would lose it.) While waiting for my dad he got off the harvester and walked to the top of the hill and was sitting waiting.

    He heard a pop and " it laid over just as soft and slow as putting a sleeping baby in a crib".

    The door was latched open when it tipped so that is probably why it was damaged.

    The operator said " never should have happened my brain just backfired for some reason".

    First rollover for this machine. I think the old one was rolled 3-4 times total.

    He is a lucky man that it waited to let go long after he got away from it.
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    Did he shut it off while he was waiting?
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    Not sure Cory. I'm going to say no since the hydraulics were locked up and had to be purged before the machine would crank. Then again it could've had oil on top of the pistons that had it locked up for a bit. Surely they didn't try to crank it as soon as they got it rolled back over. I'll have to find out tomorrow the full extent of everything.
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    Undercarriage looks good.
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    A little rollover of a $200k logging machine aint no thang for you ol Tennessee boys and your mechanics
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    How'd they right it, skidder winches? Flop it back or ease it back? Must have been tricky if it was still holding a tree.
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    Not real sure if the tree came loose when it rolled or if they had to cut it out of the clamp.

    Chains around the tracks and frame. Tied skidded main line off to the dozer with a snatch block on the harvester and winched it over. Dad said it came over and sat down as smooth as could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
    A little rollover of a $200k logging machine aint no thang for you ol Tennessee boys and your mechanics
    Got that right...except the machine cost might be on the lean side .

    If a harvester hasn't been over sideways out here in the Cascades, then the operator hasn't really tried to get to those last few sticks on that steeper part of the unit...yet. Although I must say, the current tribe of tilt cab harvesters are mighty capable of avoiding that future, in experienced hands.
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    I can't remember what denver said about the purchase price but it was less than I would have thought.
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