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MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. Red & White Iron, Past and Present....

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by trakloader, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Blk prince

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    Hallback,did you get yourself a small Skagit yarder?i do recall you were looking for one? Also did you find a line horse?
     
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  2. Hallback

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    I have not found a line horse yet but we have the 94 slackliner, we have a West Coast Falcon and we have a Thunderbird tsy 155 swing yarder now also.
     
  3. HDX

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    Very sad day yesterday for all who knew him. Our old friend Danny Brown passed away... Danny was a long time driver at Menzies Bay Division. His commitment to safety was all he talked about. He helped the company set up safety programs that are still used today. He would go on to help implement a drug and alcohol program at North Island that worked extremely well. I got to know Danny through our ties to old company trucks and we just hit it off. He got Ron Blunt and a number of us with old trucks to come up to a parade in Campbell River back in the early 90's.just so he could hang his banner on Ron's ex M&B Northwest Bay HD Hayes. It was to help promote the Hard Hat for the whole family program he was so proud of. He was just one of those guys who was M&B right through. His commitment to safety was what caught the attention of the entire Venus Family. That close bond would last for the rest of his life. We had some things in common that he would always laugh about.. Billy Marshall taught Danny how to drive truck and he used to always joke with me because Billy had a big hand in me getting to drive truck also. After he retired Danny would be all over the place keeping up with all that was going on on his trapline so to speak. Quick to phone me and check to see that all was well at Franklin,and to share whatever news he could find. He went to work at the Campbell River Museum as a volunteer, He became the caretaker of the 1932 Hayes Anderson Logging truck that the CR Museum has and with his close friend Mike Murphy, they would keep it running like a sewing machine. In 2003 after we were taken over by Hayes Forest Services, They wanted somebody to check out all the Franklin Drivers to ensure that they in fact would meet the high standards for safety that they had implemented. I gave Danny a call and he was down in a heartbeat. The guys all took to him right away. He rode with all the drivers to check them out and see if there was anything he could do to help. Hayes Forest was so impressed with his safety report ,they wanted him to keep working with them. I only wish i could put in words a little better how much we will all miss him. IMG_0239.JPG Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
     
  4. HD Mech

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    Very sad news indeed. I had met Danny a few times at safety meetings at Menzies and later when he was with the CR museum. A tireless champion of safety, the CR museum and local history. He will be missed. I echo your words HDX.
     
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  5. HDX

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    Couple more of Danny IMG_3480.jpg IMG_3481.jpg
     
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    Thank you very much for posting HDX, Very well said.
    Danny Brown was a considered an excellent truck driver by his fellow workers at Menzies Bay and an ultimate champion of safety. He was equally respected by the men he worked with as he was the men he worked for.
    The community of Campbell River has lost a lengendary member. He was a tireless volunteer after retirement and a man that was truly a pleasure to converse with. A true Gentleman and he truly will be missed.
     
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    Retired Hayes HD 5C88199D-C256-4339-8FD8-8E00EDFA8E4B.jpeg
     
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    Old H152 - last time I saw her she was parked 907EB933-B4B2-4B19-AEA3-808E56562BD3.jpeg with a lowbed and was for sale.
     
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    Sorry I Got #H152 mixed up with #H289. I have not seen #H152 before now, but I still think she is an old QCI truck.
     
  10. HD Mech

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    H152 is definitely an ex QCI division truck. I remember her well.
     
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    I came across this retired old working girl in September 2019 near Wallace Idaho, not sure what the truck is, any ideas?
     
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    The upper is a P&H , a 215 i think. Looks like a piece of old time loggers creativity,i miss that.
     
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    I almost looks like an IH symbol on the front of the radiator.
     
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    It is an IH Western model. They were made at the end of WWII to 1949-50. Not many were made. Cab is an KW from the 40-50s.
     
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    An item ready to head to Fort Mac today. IMGP7768.JPG IMGP7769.JPG IMGP7774.JPG
     
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    Appears to be for a power shovel. What does it fit?
     
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    Looks like my old ford and this P&H bucket would fit into that one.
     
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    I'm working my way back through all 86 pages, but does anyone have good shots of crew trucks with the metal bush boxes on them?

    Were the Reidco Metal Industry boxes standard on crew trucks from like 1980 something until ???
    I'll attach some photos to give an idea, but looking for more photos if possible.

    Wicked cool box, would love to have a knockoff built for my truck if possible.
     

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    Were the Reidco Metal Industry boxes standard on crew trucks from like 1980 something until ???
    I'll attach some photos to give an idea, but looking for more photos if possible.

    Wicked cool box, would love to have a knockoff built for my truck if possible.[/QUOTE]

    Brutus Boxes made in Penticton, B.C.

    Here is a link: https://www.brutusbodies.com/okanagan-truck-bodies-boxes/

    I'm not sure if I would call them a "knock-off, just a different builder.
     
  20. DBDLS

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    At one time a company called Custom Engineering pretty much made all the crew boxes and pickup boxes on the coast. The crew boxes were like a section of school bus that was mounted on a cab and chassis. These were used by the tower crews on the rigging and fallers. The fallers used to have a small pickup box mounted behind the crew body for their gas and oil and saws, etc.
     
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