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S. Madill, Blacksmith, Founded in 1911 in Nanaimo BC

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Abscraperguy

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    That is unfortunate that they aren't manufacturing many new ones any more. Maybe I'm washed up but I always thought Madill built some of the best logging equipment out there.
     
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    that blue truck belongs to A.Byrne trucking in powell river its still being used
     
  3. Contract Logger

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    We (I) would love to see more BC logging pics. All of the huge old iron still working up there is amazing to see. Take a few if you can and let us peek into your world there if you can!
     
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    Dead or Dying Madills in Hoonah Alaska.

    I spent a few days last week on Prince of Wales island in Southeast Alaska. Saw the bones of lots of old Madill yarders scattered around in the weeds in he old campsites, etc. Here are a few shots taken last summer at Hoonah, of 009 wrecks.
     

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    Craig, Alaska Madill 009 Wrecks

    Phoenix Logging at Craig is still using 5 or 6 009's, but has scrapped 4 in the last couple of years. Not much left but axles, drums, cabs and tubes sread through the weeds now.
     

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    Same location in Craig AK, Phoenix Logging boneyards. There's actually alot of intact equipment there also, spread all over the bushes.
     

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    It is too bad to see all of those old yarders sitting around and rusting away.

    It sure shows of days gone by.
     
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    It's been years since I had heard of Phoenix logging and I'm surprised they made it through the shutdown of the Tongass.

    Are they logging for the native corporations now?
     
  9. Contract Logger

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    :drinkup Two locations even, One at Grace Harbor on Dall Island, and another I think on the North end of Long Island, both on Sealaska Native Holdings.

    Columbia Helicopters is still very active all over Southeast, along with a few other outfits. Viking Lumber has a big sale going (8 years logging or so), as well as a few others. Haidacorp has 4 sides working at Soda Bay and 12 Mile Arm, and Papac is on Sumez Island, and at Tolstoie near Kasaan.
     
  10. John C.

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    Does Sealy still have the mill in Ketchican?

    Is there anything happening on Prince of Wales?

    It has been a bunch of years since I've been up that way. The last time I was up there was at Wrangell working on excavators for about a week. The fishermen wanted to trade wrench time for fishing time. There was a small logger on Prince of Wales that found out I was up there so I caught a beaver over and took care of that job also. I think that was 2003.

    I'm glad some have adapted and kept on working.

    Thanks again for the photos and the memories.
     
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    Madill 084 Swing Grapple Yarder Sales Spec Sheet

    Here's a look at the Madill 084 drum and linepull specs. Only 3 of these were ever built; one was standard Madill paint (Chevrolet Orange and White), one was yellow and white, and the last one was painted 'Don Whitaker Logging' colors- black and white. These machines were very cumbersome on the M-10 tank chassis, and Whitaker (who now owns all 3) has taken them off the tanks and put them on Caterpillar 245 bottoms, much better for turning and traveling. Enjoy!
     

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    Madill log loaders with drums- Yoaders!

    Madills made good yoaders due to big horsepower and hydraulic flow! here are a couple.
     

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    amazing post Contract please keep em coming
     
  14. Contract Logger

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    More Madill Log Loaders

    Logging, Loading, Processing, and Sorting Logs-- Just what they were built for!

    And built they were!!
     

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    Here's an 071 Madill Yarder and Hitachi loader with a big Spruce butt log.
     

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    Here are a couple of Madill 044 Grapple Yarder shots. Giant machines these are!
     

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    Got to move them around, so here are some moving shots.
     

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    Rubber Mounted Line-Type Log Loaders at Hayes

    Some Madill 075 Line Loaders at Hayes Forest Products, Duncan BC.
     

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    Madill/Cypress Yarders at Hayes Forest Products

    They owned a bunch of these machines.
     

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    More Hayes Forest Products and thier Madill/Cypress Machines.
     

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