Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 17, 2014

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

In English:

It was early morning in July 2008 when a forestry harvester appeared just behind the fence of our garden in nearby forest.

As You see in my photos, it is the modern way to cut, to remove branches, pile up them etc, all this done by machines which are computer-controlled, in 30 seconds. My photos show how it cuts tree trunks and chips are flying around when this machine works. Now our nearby forest got a “new look” and during summer we got more sunlight for our small flower garden. In 2012 we sold our house and moved to Mikkeli.

En español:

Era temprano por la mañana en julio de 2008, cuando una cosechadora forestal apareció justo detrás de nuestro valla del jardín en el bosque cercano.

Como usted veis en mis fotos, es la forma moderna de cortar, quitar las ramas, apilarlos etc, todo esto hecho por las máquinas que están informatizados, en 30 segundos. Mis fotos Vos muestran cómo se corta troncos y trozos de madera están volando por todas partes cuando la máquina funciona. Ahora nuestro bosque cercano tiene un “cambio de imagen”, y durante el verano tendremos más luz solar para nuestro pequeño jardín de flores en el norte. En 2012 vendíamos nuestra casa y nos mudábamos a Mikkeli.

En Francais:

C’était tôt le matin en Juillet 2008 lorsque le cueilleur de forêt, il est apparu juste derrière notre barrière dans la forêt voisine.

Comme vous le voyez dans mes photos, c’est la façon moderne de couper, enlever les branches, l’empilage, etc, tout est fait par des machines qui sont assistées par ordinateur, en 30 secondes. Mes photos Vous montrent comment les journaux et les morceaux de bois volent partout quand la machine œuvre. Maintenant, notre forêt voisine a une nouvelle “apparence”, et pendant l’été, nous aurons plus de soleil pour notre petit jardin de fleurs dans le nord. En 2012, nous avons vendu notre maison et déménagé autour de nous Mikkeli.

Em Português:

Era de manhã cedo, em julho de 2008, quando a cosechadora forestal apareceu logo atrás da cerca do nosso jardim na floresta.

Como você pudisse ver nas minhas fotos, ela é a maneira moderna de cortar, remover ramos, empilhar-los etc, tudo isso feito por máquinas que são controladas por computador, em 30 segundos. Minhas fotos mostram como ela corta troncos de árvores e as lascars de madeira estão voando em torno de quando a máquina funciona. Agora nosso próximo floresta tem um “novo visual” e durante os verãos teremos mais luz solar para o nosso pequeno jardim de flores ao norte. Em 2012, vendíamos nossa casa e nós nos mudávamos para Mikkeli.

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Forestry Harvester in work / Cosechadora forestal en el trabajo / Abatteuse dans le travail / Cosechadora forestal no trabalho

Look also / Mira también / Regardez aussi / Olhe também

Helicopter trimming branches / Helicóptero cortando ramas / Hélicoptère taille branches / Helicóptero cortando ramos das linhas eléctricas

57 Comments »

  1. That does the work of many men, so quickly! Is the timber used for building, furniture or chipping?

    Yvonne

    Comment by ytaba36 — August 17, 2014 @ 08:20 | Reply

    • Hello Ytaba36.

      Only one man needed because it computerized!!! Timber can be used everything man can imagine. These pines were small and they were used to warm nearby factory. Thank You commenting and asking.

      Have a nice Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 17, 2014 @ 09:07 | Reply

      • Here (in Australia), it’s late Sunday afternoon. A nice Sunday to you.

        Comment by ytaba36 — August 17, 2014 @ 09:09 | Reply

  2. I was surprised to shovel of great power.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 17, 2014 @ 09:17 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      These machines are spread around the world – also this Finnish brand. Thank You for Your comment.

      こんばんは
      .

      Comment by Sartenada — August 17, 2014 @ 09:20 | Reply

  3. It’s great machine〜
    Have a good day^^

    Comment by KOH  — August 17, 2014 @ 10:26 | Reply

    • Hi KOH.

      I am glad that You visited my post and commented it. Thank You.

      こんばんは

      Comment by Sartenada — August 17, 2014 @ 10:31 | Reply

      • ありがとうございます^^

        Comment by KOH  — August 17, 2014 @ 10:39 | Reply

  4. C’est impressionnant !!!! Et puis une si belle forêt cela fait toujours mal au coeur. Mais ils plantent peut être de nouveaux arbres pour la renouveler.
    Bises de France.
    Bon dimanche à vous 2

    Comment by Sophie L. — August 17, 2014 @ 11:15 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Merci pour votre commentaire. Il n’est pas nécessaire de planter de nouveaux arbres, parce que ces arbres qui l’abatteuse laissé ils ont la possibilité maintenant de meilleure croissance. C’est la façon normale de fait ici.

      Belle journée á vous aussi.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 17, 2014 @ 13:11 | Reply

  5. That gets the job done quickly doesn’t it?

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 17, 2014 @ 15:01 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Yes indeed, it is true power tool. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 10:20 | Reply

  6. Hello!
    Thank you for your comment to my post.
    I am sorry that I could not reply to you in my post, I have no time enough recently.
    “Goryokaku ” is very famous Japanese castle,  I am glad to hear that you liked my photos.
    Kiitos!

    I love heavy vehicles, cars, trains, airplanes and ship.
    So, I am happy to see foreign car for work in your blog.
    It is very powerful, and cool.
    Thank you for your post.
    Please have a good new week.

    Comment by Misa — August 17, 2014 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      These kinds of machines are very efficient. In our historic day, all this was done by men and horses – even in winter. In winter men lived many weeks away from their homes and worked every day. They lived in huge forest cabins together. This sentence is from Wikipedia: “Forest harvesters were mainly developed in Sweden and Finland and today do practically all of the commercial felling in these countries”.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 10:30 | Reply

  7. Very efficient! I like the humor in the model name.

    Comment by montucky — August 17, 2014 @ 16:59 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You. These machines are developed in Sweden and Finland. I guess that You know in historic days there were working in Canada and in U.S.A. a lot of Finnish loggers. From those days began the word “lokari” to Finnish language and the origin word was logger. Sometimes we can hear from our radio old Finnish songs telling the life of loggers in “America”. So, after those days times have changed.🙂

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 10:50 | Reply

  8. Es increíble el trabajo que esta maquina puede hacer!
    Gracias por compartir info y fotos : tu entrada de hoy es particularmente interesante…
    Feliz domingo! ( bueno , lo que queda , ya!)

    :

    Comment by 76sanfermo — August 17, 2014 @ 17:48 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Me gusta muchisima tu comentario. En esta manera en Finlandia se mantiene “forest management or silviculture”, creo que la palabra correcto en español es “Manejo de bosques”.

      Que tengan un buen comienzo de nueva semana! Un fuerte abrazo!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 11:14 | Reply

  9. Magnifique série. Je sais il faut bien faire fonctionner le commerce et entretenir les forets
    mais cela me fait mal au cœur de voir comment les humains construisent des machines
    pour détruire nos forets mais malgré tout les photos sont belles.
    Belle fin de soirée à toi.

    Comment by vever02 — August 17, 2014 @ 17:55 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      En Finlande, nous avons la forêt, la forêt et les forêts. Ces forêts doivent être entretenues par l’abattage de petits arbres. Les arbres qui sont laissées à grandir pourrez obtiennet plus de l’espace vital pour la croissance. En quelques années, ils sont de plus en plus grand et plus épais.

      Cette forêt est possédé par énorme usine alcoolique et c’est une façon pour l’entreprise pour obtenir plus d’argent ou énergie “gratuite”. Merci d’avoir faite votre commentaire.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 12:29 | Reply

  10. Beautiful forest !

    Comment by 洋子 — August 17, 2014 @ 18:05 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      I am very glad thst You left Your comment. ありがとうございます.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 12:36 | Reply

  11. Congratulations on your sale. Hope you’ll create wonderful memories in your new home. Enjoy what is left of the summer season.

    Comment by cocoaupnorth — August 17, 2014 @ 18:07 | Reply

    • Hello Cocoaupnorth.

      Thank You. Yes, we’ll create memories in our new home town called Mikkeli. It is nice town with lakes here and there. After living nearly twenty years beside the forest and staring at the pines, we were tired of it. Now we stare the Lake Saimaa which is beautiful.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 12:41 | Reply

  12. Oh, must be a Metsähallitus man, no?🙂 Huge machine …🙂

    Comment by alcessa — August 17, 2014 @ 18:41 | Reply

    • Hi Alcessa.

      Thank You leaving Your comment. Well, this forest is owned by local alcoholic factory called Altia. Earlier its name was Alko which refers to Alcoholic. Maybe You have tasted Finnish Vodka called Finlandia Vodka, if so then it is from that factory.🙂 The place is in Rajamäki. This forestry machine is efficient indeed.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 12:53 | Reply

  13. They removed quite a lot of trees – obviously within a rather short time! And they call these machines “forestry harvester”? I noticed that you used this term for your tags. That sounds nicely. And I like that they call their type of machine “beaver”. ^^
    You lived in a rather nice house and beautiful surroundings, Matti. Did you ever feel sorry for having sold your house and for having moved to Mikkeli?
    – Michèle –

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — August 17, 2014 @ 21:42 | Reply

    • Hi Michèle.

      Thank You for Your comment and making a question. First the photo. In Finland there is a habit that houses on countryside are photographed from airplanes. This photo is summer photo and in it we do not have yet asphalt. We had also winter photo.

      Anja had beautiful flower garden and sometimes I’ll present photos from her flower collection at backyard. We are not really felt sorry, but in the air there is sometimes nostalgic. We stared at the pine forest nearly twenty years and someday we decided to change landscape. Our new home is Mikkeli. From our balcony we can see Lake Saimaa which lies only about 20 meters from our balcony. We drink our “afternoon” coffees in balcony and admire the blue lake on which boats pass.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 13:07 | Reply

  14. The noise must have been deafening! I am impressed that you got so close to take the detailed photos of the big machine in action. The harvester seems to be able to take out a tree without destroying the other trees and the land around the tree being harvested. So much better and kinder to the environment than the clear cutting that is often used in the States. I’d never heard of such a machine, so I found your post very interesting. Thanks, Matti. I hope you have a good week.

    Comment by Heart To Harp — August 18, 2014 @ 04:12 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      I am glad that You loved my post and its photos. Now afterwards I can say that we were lucky when seeing this machine in action.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 13:28 | Reply

  15. dommage qu’ils soient obligés de couper ces beaux arbres mais j’espère qu’ils en planteront d’autres quel travail cette abatteuse bises à vous deux MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — August 18, 2014 @ 09:16 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Merci. Je réponds á votre commentaire de la même manière, comme j’ai répondu á Hervé. “En Finlande, nous avons les forêt, les forêt et les forêts. Ces forêts doivent être entretenues par l’abattage de petits arbres. Les arbres qui sont laissées à grandir pourrez obtiennet plus de l’espace vital pour la croissance. En quelques années, ils sont de plus en plus grand et plus épais.

      Cette forêt est possédé par énorme usine alcoolique et c’est une façon pour l’entreprise pour obtenir plus d’argent ou énergie “gratuite”.”

      Belle journée. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2014 @ 14:11 | Reply

  16. Always interesting to see how things are done in other places.🙂
    I was unfamiliar with the Mikkeli region so googled your Lake Saimaa. How wonderful to wake up to a lakeview on a daily basis…you must absolutely love your new home!

    Comment by SmallHouseBigGarden — August 18, 2014 @ 19:18 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      You are right when saying so. Thank You for Your interest about my region where I live now. Yes, we indeed love our new home. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2014 @ 07:16 | Reply

  17. Muito interessante essa máquina trabalhando! Notei as correntes nas rodas. Aqui no Brasil só usamos correntes quando chove muito!

    Grande abraço!😀

    Zé.

    Comment by Josenilton — August 19, 2014 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Oi Zé.

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário! Estes produtos finlandeses são vendidos no Brasil também:

      Ponsse em Brasil.🙂

      Tenham uma boa semana.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2014 @ 07:51 | Reply

  18. That is quite an impressive machine!

    Comment by Mother Hen — August 19, 2014 @ 18:18 | Reply

    • Hello Mother Hen.

      Yes, it is indeed. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2014 @ 07:41 | Reply

  19. It is a powerful photograph!

    Comment by harubocchan — August 22, 2014 @ 05:01 | Reply

    • Hello Harubocchan.

      I am glad that You checked this post of mine and saw how forests are managed by machines. When I was young, I had only a saw, an ax and a wood-cutting hand tool to limb branches. Felling was hard work, and even dangerous, because I had to be careful that tree does not fall on me.

      すばらしい日を過してください

      Comment by Sartenada — August 22, 2014 @ 07:14 | Reply

  20. I like heavy metal!
    I want look real live!
    8.jpg is Good!

    Comment by キース — August 23, 2014 @ 11:38 | Reply

    • Hi Keith.

      Thank You commenting my post. Your favorite photo is well selected.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 24, 2014 @ 08:22 | Reply

  21. very interesting article you do on this logging – as you commented a couple days ago on my blog about the size of our camper I just did a post to show you the sizes of some of the really big campers in the USA – thought you might be interested in that.

    Comment by karenfae — August 24, 2014 @ 04:00 | Reply

    • Hi Karen.

      Thank You commenting. I’ll check Your post after writing this text.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 24, 2014 @ 08:24 | Reply

  22. It’s fascinating to see the machines that have been invented to make jobs easier and more efficient. I very much enjoyed your photos of the forestry harvester at work. It looks like it did a great job.

    Comment by seniorhiker — August 25, 2014 @ 19:27 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. It was quite a machine to be seen in action.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 26, 2014 @ 07:27 | Reply

  23. That was quite an interesting operation – great pictures!

    Comment by megtraveling — August 26, 2014 @ 01:02 | Reply

    • Hello Meg.

      I am happy that You saw this post so near to my heart. Thank You commenting!

      Have a beautiful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 26, 2014 @ 07:29 | Reply

  24. That’s awesome that you can write 3 languages in a blog post!

    Comment by Jasmine — August 27, 2014 @ 12:44 | Reply

    • Hi Jasmine.

      Thank You. Actually my posts are in four languages since the end of last year. Learning languages is my hobby as well photographing.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 27, 2014 @ 12:49 | Reply

  25. Yes 4, typo. That’s amazing!🙂

    Comment by Jasmine — August 27, 2014 @ 12:52 | Reply

  26. When I see this I feel a bit silly when I stand with saw and ax and grapple with firewood for the stove …..

    Comment by Truels — August 29, 2014 @ 00:18 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      I have also done many, many years. Nowadays those days are back, because we live now in small town by the lake. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2014 @ 10:42 | Reply

  27. That sure is quick – 30 seconds! It is good to have pictures like this as it is nice to have memories of your old surroundings. I hope you have settled well into your new house, and I’m sure you have by now. Have a great weekend, Matti!

    Comment by luchanik — September 6, 2014 @ 07:02 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      These forestry machines are awesome. We really enjoy our life and our home is beside the lake. The view is gorgeous. Thank You commenting.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 6, 2014 @ 14:56 | Reply

  28. Interesting and captured very well. You must miss the trees very much.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — September 10, 2014 @ 22:54 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      People living in town have no ideas about these machines. It takes 4½ months training to be professional user of foerstry harvesters. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2014 @ 07:27 | Reply


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