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"Back in the Day"

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by hurn13, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. John Shipp

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    Amazing set of photos there Mr C/T, lots to look at when I finish work today. Thanks Oz Nelson.
     
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    Wow lots of great pictures thanks for taking the time to share them with us Camptramp.
    Anyone know why they would be so high on springboards cutting that tree? I can see why on a hillside to get it level, but don't understand why they would be that high when there isn't a bunch or roots making the base extra wide.
     
  3. John Shipp

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    Dirty4fun, I reckon their whip saw was not long enough to go any lower! Cheers
     
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    What great pictures thanks for sharing.
     
  5. John Shipp

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    Been having another look, and noticed one picture where they are riding the flume, must've been a lot of fun! And one log loads, too.
     
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    What is with the Pete in post #978 with 7 trailers? Is that just for show or could it have been practical? Also it looks like they are all stinger steered.
     
  7. 525isx

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    that pete belonged to LHC ,they were in montana, hauled private road for champion, some of there trucks pulled double trailers . they did the 7 trailer thing to set a record i think (maybe) they were in loggers world article in mid to late 70's ,thats where my info is from
     
  8. Jumbo

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    More than likely to get above any heart rot, Cedars were known for that. If you note any of the "cabins' made from cedar stumps, they were always at least two boards high. (Like the one in post 971.) Many though were three high.
     
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  9. Jumbo

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    My copy of the photo states they were hauling for Champion into Libby MT. The road is the old J Neils Mainline up the Fisher River From the photo I suspect it was probably from the Jennings re-load since I doubt the load could handle the curvature upstream from Jennings. Yes, I think it would be practical, the grade was favorable and the curvature was reasonable, I have driven that segment several times trying to figure out exactly where the photo was taken. In my mind, it was taken within a mile of so of the log dump. But, over the years, things have grown up so, it is hard to tell. I have been told, Jennings was a surge yard for the mill in Libby.
     
  10. camptramp

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    Great pictures. I like the air tongs on the shovel.The company i worked for had a set on one of their grade shovels aptly named the Earwig. They did some neat rigging in those days
     
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    Camp 18 is a great spot to stop for a meal ( you will never leave hungry)and wander around amongst a collection of old logging gear . IMG_2414resize.jpg IMG_2415resize.jpg IMG_2416resize.jpg IMG_2425resize.jpg
     
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    The Kinsey brothers and Tabitha really did a great service to those of us with a historical industry bent. Their images and the individuals (Jesse Elbert & Dave Bohn chief among them) and the universities that have tried to preserve the collections over the past 80 years or so have left us with this fabulous historical record of the men and iron in the timber business 1896 to 1945. It is truly a shame that as many 10,000 of Darius's glass plates were destroyed after WW1 for the glass to be used as picture frames. I do photography because of Darius and Tabitha. I read "This was logging!" as a kid north of Seattle and Darius hooked me. I made the drive to Nooksack back in 2010... Darius and Tabitha small.jpg
     
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    7fea9527f9770d2a1d2ce461fc19a386-.jpg 8d82632661cde70c0d9ed880cdbd1a37-.jpg 8ff3f91f6aca7eceb3fe41555ff4b6b2_orig-.jpg 009-.jpg Looks like I found one of Hanks pictures on an internet site .