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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. Contract Logger

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    Hayes Forest Products Con't.
     

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    Looks like I hijacked my own thread! OK, no more Hayes after these.
     

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    Madill 171, 70' Tower, 5 drums, M10 Tank Mounted

    Just to get us (me) back on Madills.
     

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    that delimber was awesome, i think I would get a nose bleed up there.
     
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    I had a list from when they went under stating how many units were built of each model. I will get it again to give the exact number of both the 009 Pipe and the 071 mini.
     
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    Madill Yarders

    I'm currently researching Madills for an article for New Zealand Logger magazine. Can you help with the firms history please? Trevor Coker
     
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    PM me and I'll give you some phone numbers of people who have already done this. A few of us even considered a book at one point. The story is incredible, with many twists and turns, and continues even today. I did sales and marketing work for the Mdill group for a few years and have literally thousands of pics on film, mostly brand new machine demos and deliveries. I'll hook you up.
     
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    Madill 071 Yarder in Craig, Alaska

    This tired old Madill 071 is currently parked in Craig AK at Viking Lumber's Mill. Serial Number 70055. Lots of rigging and jewelery (yarder bling?) hanging on her too! Looks as if she has seen a few rough days in the bushes. Was logging only 5 weeks ago.
     

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    Self-Propelled 009 in an Alaska Logging Camp, 2009.

    In Hoonah Sound at the old Whitestone Camp, now abandoned. Doubt she'll ever log again. This outfit was bought new by Weyerhauser, Longview WA Operation, and worked salvage on Mt St Helens in the early 80's. I saw here logging there back then (1983- ish), she was yellow at that time.

    Winter 2008/2009. Last pic taken spring 2009.
     

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    Hey great pictures, good shot of the data plate.
     
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    The 5-300 meant '5 drums- 300 horsepower'. The other plate with build date, '071' designation, skyline size, etc was missing....
    The 'MK 26' is a new one on me, and may have been added somwhere along the way.
     
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    Loggers, Yarders, and Celebrity Cruise Lines

    More Madill 009 yarder side, Hoonah AK, with Cruise Ships in Background

    An odd match for sure, but makes for good picture taking, LOL.
     

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    Same yarder (Madill 009 on a tank), but more detail shots.
     

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    Great pictures you are putting up. Thanks.

    I am learning a lot about the logging equipment.
     
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    In post 49 the last picture what is the big anchor chain for? (looks like a ships anchor chain)
     
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    In post 52 you can see some of it in action- It's called 'butt-rigging' and is the chain machanism that the log chokers hang from. can be used with or without the rider block. Yarder has 2 yarding drums- one mainline, one haulback. haulback runs clear out into the bushes, through a pulley or 'block', then back the the butt rigging, which is hooked on the yarder side to the mainline. It's an overgrown clothesline really, pulled back and forth all day.........
     
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    I see they are running that set-up rather then a motorized carriage.
    What is the advantage of that? I would think that the motorized carriage would be more productive.
     
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    'Mendenhall Madill Yards Glacial Till'

    how's that for a headline? I took thispic in 2006 in Juneau Alaska, this Madill 009 is yarding glacially deposited rock out of a pond. Yes, that is the world famous Mendenhall Glacier seen in the background. Glacier is 12 miles long, and this valley was explored by John Muir in his early travels through the area. Someplace I have an old,old pic of Woodrow Wilson here also.

    Very cool setting. I took a bunch of pics there that day, as you can imagine.
     

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    Madill 172 Yarders

    Here are some Madill 172 shots- the first was taken at Kalama, Wa, and shows how much larger the newer 172 is over the old 071. Most of the Madill photos I have (hundreds) are of new machines at time of delivery.
     

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    More new yarders, first day on the job.
     

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