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Weyerhaeuser Company Logging Operations

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, May 5, 2010.

  1. Contract Logger

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    OK Here it is. Post your pics of Weywerhaeuser logging equipment and operations from any age or location in this thread. I have hundreds, OK, maybe thousands, and as I find and scan them I'll post, so keep checking this thread for the next 5 years or so.......

    Here's a starter pic: KW C500 at Longview Washington- pulling a train from Coldwater Satellite Yard to Camp Baker, about 1975. They had lots of these.

    Logs were hauled by singles --or salamanders from the tower landings off the mountaintops down to these satellite/surge yards. 8 or 10 trips per truck, only 5 to 10 mile hauls. Logs were unloaded and sorted at the surge yards.

    From the surge yards down the mainlines they ran these truck-trains. Hauls ranged 15 to 35 miles (one-way), but flat easy fast trucking!

    At Baker, logs were re-loaded onto the Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad for the 40-mile trip to Longview.
     

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    A Weyerhoser thread! :mad: That's it, I'm packing up my pictures and leaving this forum! Just kidding, I'm curious to see what they ran down there. The only pics I've seen of their stuff, it's usually destroyed at Mt. St. Helens!
     
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    Murk made me do it:pointhead
     
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    Weyco used lots of Washington 108's in all of thier operations in the 1970's. Here are a few from brochure scans, all Weyco-owned machines. At Longview they had at least 10 of these, and 5 were night logging equipped.
     

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    I almost won that brochure on E-Bay. Missed it three times now!
     
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    Well I scanned it to a PDF and if you want one, its only $19.95- but if you call now you can ge a second one ABSOLUTELY FREE! (in my Billy Mays voice)

    JK- I'll email you the PDF.
     
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    Weyerhaeuser Salamanders

    When the landing would allow it- and most would, 3 trailers were sent into he mountains and loaded right under the chute even on steep-country tower landings. the empty trailers sat up- one on the truck and the other on the trailer- and it worked really well. These rigs were used at all the camps in the Longview Division- Camp Baker, 12 Road, 19 Mile, and Camp Kalama. All but Kalama had the Weyco Railroad running into them and all the trains and trucks ran standard 10' off highway bunks.

    Here's a good shot of a 'Weyco Sally' as they were called.
     

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    Some of the Woods Railroad that hauled all the logs.......
     

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    Modern Weyco pics.
     

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    Madill 071 at 12 Road (South Fork Toutle River, SW Washington) 1987.

    They had 2 Madill 071's at Longview, and 2 West Coast Falcons as well.
    Here's a bad shot of one of the 071's, along with its Weyco-shop built tailhold Cat D8H.
    If you just shop-build a canopy and put a mast on it is it still ROPS certified, lol?

    Longview painted a bunch of thier yarders green one year- 009's at least 1 Berger, even Skagits and Washingtons. I have pics of those but need to find them....

    Tower was apparently recently replaced.
     

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    Here's a real peach.

    Take a railroad tank car and cut it up so you can stuff some trailer axles and a kingpin under it. This was one of the 12 Road water trucks- they had several and all were real dandies. Mack DM800 too beat to haul any more logs apparently. They had lots of these Mack DM800's too.
     

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    12 Road Camp after the Mountain. No blast trouble- just heavy flooding. There were about 45 off-road truck here that day, Mack DM800's and C500 KW's. Most were saved to work again. After some attention, of course.
     

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    great picture favorite truck mack dm800.
     
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    This is funny S##t !! now you old M&B guys have somewhere to stitch and bitch keep that MacBlo thread nice and clean:drinkup
     
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    Weyerhaeuser Trucks Continued

    Dont know what the HEF deal is but I sure have problems getting on these days....

    Anyway some more scans from the early 80's. Weyco used alot of KW trucks for loggers, lowbeds, etc through the uears, but at Longview also ran a large fleet of Mack DM800's. Lots of dump trucks (road crew used 700-series numbers, off-road loggers used 400 series, lowbeds, mechanics, line trucks etc used 300 series). Heres KW Lowbed #367 with a 100-ton trailer, and a bunch of road crew DM800's. Pics taken at Camp 12 on the South Fork, Toutle River.
     

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    Items from the Road Crew

    The road maintenence crews had a large fleet of equipment. The 'Longview Tree Farm' took in around 700,000 acres in those days, and who knows how many miles of road.
     

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    12 Road Camp, May 1980

    Sorry for the random order, I just keep looking in boxes and finding old pics, scans, etc. Here are more of the off-road loggers at 12 Road after the mud flood. South Fork, Toutle River, Washington.
     

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    Washington 98 and Washington TL-6

    The Washington Model 98 was a slightly smaller version of the 108 (earlier), and Weyco Longview had a couple of them. The numeric system went 100-series numbers for loading shovels and 200-series numbers for yarding equipment.

    Here we have Yarder 259- a Washington 98, and Shovel 154- a TL-6, both waiting for an assignment, parked at 19-Mile Camp (Kid Valley) in 1981.

    Someplace I have a bunch more pics of this yarder..........
     

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    Yarder 220 in 1978

    Yarder 220, a Washington 108 on rubber, resting in the rain in one of the Camps.

    The big Washington 208 had been tipped over and was cut up shortly after the pic was taken. I dont know the Weyco number. I was paying alot less attention to such things in those days:confused:
     

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