11-21-2011, 05:12 PM
I remember this truck! It belonged to Paul Heidenreich and he brought it to BC from an auction in Alberta. It hauled 13 loads of alder off our property as it's first job. I haven't seen it around in quite some time, where did you find it?
Originally Posted by SPMiller
11-21-2011, 09:53 PM
It's getting retired soon, could be already. Dorman's timber has been using it in and around Harrison/Chehalis.
11-24-2011, 08:49 PM
A couple trucks that hauled off a pole job I was on last year doing the skidding with an excavator.
12-28-2011, 01:00 AM
Last edited by skadill; 12-28-2011 at 01:19 AM.
01-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Here in the Lake States (WI and UP/ Northern LP of MI particularly) for whatever reason self loading trucks have been the rule for as long as I have been alive. There are some loaderless trucks (almost always semi trailer type), but they are in the minority. Typically the only loaders on a job are either on a slasher or a forwarder, neither of which is well-suited for loading trucks, or has the time to do it. The majority of wood is cut into 8' (100" actually) lengths. The most common setup is straight truck + pup, though semi trailers with mid-mounted loaders can be found as well. I'm having trouble attaching pics, but the following links show some typical Michigan setups- because of MI's weight laws, set back front axles and 11 axles on the truck/trailer combo is the norm as it allows ~164k gvw if I recall correctly.
01-03-2012, 09:28 PM
Welcome to the Forum Sir! After 5 or so posts, log out then back in and you should be able to post pictures. I am looking forward to what you can teach us about your neck of the woods. Thanks!
01-10-2012, 10:51 PM
01-16-2012, 04:31 AM
great looking trucks here
01-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Hi lg junior - I would like to use this image of yours in a NZ forestry training guide - could you please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks Deb
Originally Posted by lg junior
02-21-2012, 11:47 PM
Old school and new school.Recent photoshttp://youtube.com/user/skadill
04-22-2012, 09:10 PM
T800 Self Loader/Vanguard Crane
Recent photo.Video of setup and loading at:http://youtu.be/_9lcBO5Qok4
04-23-2012, 11:23 AM
wow what a great vid mr skadill i like that loader with the neat little cab,,, what a load of shrapnel also .. hard to make a neat load out of that crap eh ...
05-17-2012, 01:38 PM
pair of pacific self loaders
IMG_2780 by FortressPacific, on Flickr
06-07-2012, 01:34 AM
Kenworth C500 Loader Truck
06-08-2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks, Skadill. Great stuff...as always.