• Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Big sticks

Birken Vogt

Charter Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2003
Messages
5,399
Location
Grass Valley, Ca
That size log used to be fairly common around here. They still cut them but the amount of jobs that make it through the red tape gets smaller.

I worked some fires and got staked out in Bly one summer. Nice place to visit but gets old being trapped there for weeks on assignment. The fires back in those days were much smaller than the Bootleg, probably burned a lot of the same ground.
 

John C.

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2007
Messages
12,871
Location
Northwest
Occupation
Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
I don't know that there is a mill with a saw large enough to cut anything over 60" any more.
 

Camshawn

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2017
Messages
633
Location
Langley BC
Occupation
retired
The used to be a “barn shape” on floats on the North arm of the Fraser that had a big “push pull” saw mounted in the rafters to cut those too big logs down to size. I think it sank a few years ago. (I haven’t passed by there as often in the last few years). Cam
 
Top