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Self Loading Logging Truck Photos

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by skadill, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. skadill

    skadill Senior Member

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    There must be lots of good material for people to post of the Self Loaders,Their definetly a world unto themself.Half truck- half machine,A truly independent aspect of logging.These few were in Campbell River,Vancouver Island B.C. last year.I see there is a thread for loaders on trucks,which is a bit different,this would be the same truck to load and haul.
     

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  2. Timbercruise171

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    Can you tell us why some of the loaders go over the cab and others go over the trailer? In the states most self loader loaders are somewhat centered on the truck this has to do with weight limits on roads and highways.
     
  3. lg junior

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    Here's some photos of my self loader. Summer 2006. A very good summer.
     
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  5. skadill

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    self loader

    This Ford is about the longest surviving short log truck in the Lower Mainland of B.C. that continues working(more like has survived the economy),they have a pair of them,a common daily sight anywhere around here to see.
     

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    heres a 3000 Crown self loader that i'd bought some years ago,junked the truck frame was really really bad, put the loader on a western star then later a kenworth that came from revelstoke bc
     
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    1979 western star and 3000 crown a later one built by danebo in eugene oregon
     
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    1989 kenworth and same crown loader
     
  9. Jdigger4130

    Jdigger4130 Well-Known Member

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    I love the three log load. Did that truck actually put those on or did A bigger shovel? I am not A logger so any info would be greatly appreciated. If it did...RESPECT!!!!!
     
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  10. lg junior

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    I did load the bunk logs and the peaker on the middle load the peaker the top log was the 4th cut of the same tree that the butt cut,bottom picture and 2nd cut top picture. Idid have to have help with the butt and 2nd cut. Butt was 5 and a half feet across, rotten and surprisingly light all three loads were well under 80,000 lbs.
     
  11. CM1995

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    I have a question. Why are self-loading log trucks used? The reason I ask is in the SE US most logging operations have a trailer mounted loader they haul to the site, set up and load trailers out. They may have several landings it it's a big site.

    I'm not a logger, just curious. Thanks
     
  12. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Here's a self loader getting some help we went around one day and loaded oversize with the grapple yarder the Stink Belts i mean Link belts couldn't lift ( hehe). The first pic is loading a big old fir, the self loader is just helping to guide the one end onto bunk . second pic is driving a away , then i walked to the edge of road and took a pic of him dumping the log into the water, snapped the picture right when log hit the water . pictures taken in Bear bay Bute inlet in 1999 .
     

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    For me its convenient, sometimes the landowner would rather not have a large landing built every place I generate a load. I do a lot of small jobs salvage,clean-up things that the big boys don't want to mess with. I do have a loader that I use when I have the space and production that warrants moving it in.
     
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  14. Jdigger4130

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    Thanks, I am A big enthusiast of ALL the log gear and had no idea A Crown had that much pump! Thanks
     
  15. Timbercruise171

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    Self loaders are also used for small two three truck load loads. In the SE US or anywhere you would bring in a log loader which adds to the cost of the small job. Here the self loader is two machines a loader and a truck. Now it can’t carry the same amount of wood due to the loader however does save time and money.
     
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    My friend sent me this picture of an early liquid loader on a HDX, late 1960's or early 70's. It was quite the novelty at that time. Also a couple of screen captures of M&B's self loading HDX, taken in 1978. It was a line and tong loader.
     

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  17. skadill

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    A retired but still existing old self loader
     

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    One of a kind Tandem/Tandem Hayes self loader
     

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    I finally found the article on the building of that truck, I must scan it soon.
     
  20. lg junior

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    I like it! Somebody made the people at the chrome shop happy. Curious about the engine it looks familiar?