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Any brand log trucks

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Truck Shop, Nov 17, 2021.

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    i have thousands of truck pics, some borrowed, some given, some i took, many I put on here on other threads the last ten years, but not hard to toss some more in here as well if enjoyed.The bottom Pacific was formerly a Millstream Timber truck 05557kf_20.jpeg scan0101.jpg logtruck3.jpg
     
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    IMG_20220513_054247064.jpg IMG_20220512_194912723_HDR.jpg IMG_20220513_054155216.jpg IMG_20210813_172434590_HDR.jpg This was my ride today, we converted it from a strictly a long logger to a quick change and put this 3 axle trailer with it instead of the original 2 axle trailer that was behind it last year. I pulled the fifth wheel off it and put the bunk gear on and tried it out. Worked great!
     
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    This is the same truck when he bought January 2021.
     
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    Skadill, that second picture of the self loader looks fake, is that really the bunks?
     
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    100% real, i have a bunch photos of these rigs. This is how they haul in Northern Alberta
    As many have now seen, Logging in the West Coast of B.C. Canada has had the largest timber, biggest equipment, toughest ground, and most specialized equipment seen nowhere else.
     
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    Out west of Prince George Carrier Lumber hauled tree length by the time they got to the mill yard the ends looked like a pencil from dragging on the ground.
     
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    The loggers motto-"When it's too hard for everyone else, it's just right for us"
     
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    Weyerhaeuser Snoqualmie tried tree length in the mid '70s. The dust cloud behind them was atrocious. You could not follow any closer than half a mile in the summer for the dust cloud. They quit after about 10 months. The sort yard just could not handle logs 100+ feet.
    What is astounding to me is the fact that those loads are on a self loader. To build a load like that without seeing what you are doing when it gets that high is a real skill. And then to toss wrappers over the load without help from a shovel takes arms like a gorilla.
     
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    You answer that man YES SIR.........
     
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    I would think the driver would have two options . #1 hang grapples down along side the load , get down and string wrappers out along road and hang chains in grapple . Get back up on loader and drag wrappers over load , then get back on ground and "walk" wrappers along load to where they can be tightened up . #2 Use a length of "sash cord" with a heavy nut in one end to throw over load . Then tie to wrapper and drag over load .
     
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    A nice load of "Berries" on a highway logging truck in Northern California . IMG_0775.jpg IMG_0776.jpg
     
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    I would agree. Still though, it takes a lot of work to wrap a load like that. As a second loader, and a steering wheel holder, I had to toss wrappers over off highway loads and tricks like you mention either were not thought of in those days or just ignored as not being "manly." In my age, not being "manly" is something I'm not ashamed of. Any help I can/could get, I will take. Sometimes, not all the time, age does equal wisdom.:)
     
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    I totally agree with you . With 15-16 ft. bunks and 8 ft. stakes peaked up , it would take a good man to get a wrapper over the load , I used the loader to do the work . 14 ft. bunks and 6 ft. stakes peaked up I could do it . If you can get the chain over the peak , you could flip it and get it to fall down opposite side . A flat load like those Northern Alberta loads , It would be quite a feat .
     
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