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Mud Mountain Haulers

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by Welder Dave, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Welder Dave

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    I hadn't heard about it but it seems to me it's been done before. I can remember a show probably 20 years ago now about a logging operation in Maine with a similar theme. The camera crew rode with the truckers hauling logs on the private logging roads. Lots of drama, breakdowns accidents, etc.
     
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    Just watched episode 1. Kinda cool to see. My dad used to haul logs out of that same area for many years before he retired. I actually talked to him on the phone about it and he felt it was a pretty accurate depiction of what he used to do when he was logging.

    Kinda interesting but if you watch the bonus clip on Discovery's website Jamie Davis and the GMC General assisted with the recovery. I wonder if that footage will air on HTH instead since its the same producers?
     
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    American Loggers was the show from a few years ago. It was pretty good. Mud Mountain Haulers looks to be in much more extreme conditions. All the equipment looks fairly new and quite varied in brands unlike Gold Rush that Volvo leases a lot machines on the cheap.
     
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    Those guys look like they go at it hard and have thier stresses, but logging seems to get less interesting as they get more mechanized.My intro to logging as akid was going into camp up coast for the summers. The first year they were still running a 120' wooden A frame with a diesel donkey on a log float . Flying 3 1" chokers and ripping out 3' stumps on hangups. Next summer was more modern setting beads on a 90' Madill.Guys fixed,spliced rigged and did a lot of hard menial work that also had to be thought out to the last detail to succeed.It was cool stuff to see and the Loggers were a whole new education to be around . now the machines do the work,if it breaks the tech has to plug it in to fix it . It just doesnt seem as interesting to watch. Shame no one was recording the old days as much.
     
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    Watched both shows and getting more BS for TV than fact.
     
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    Watched one episode, still on the fence. Too much manufactured drama for me on most of the shows but love to see the country during the different seasons.
    Cam
     
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    Definitely brings back good memories for me. The crisp, clean mountain air at 3 am, the smell of fresh cut pine, the smell of that BC clay, the barking of the jakes as you're coming off the mountain. Some days I wish I chose a different career path.
     
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