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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. Beekster

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    Thanks, Torkel! I do have this manual, provided to me earlier by another member of this forum in the days before DropBox existed. For reference I have the operator's manual, a production list, a factory brochure, and hundreds of photos. A goodly number have been found on this site and elsewhere on the internet. I've also got scans of old 35mm film pics I took of two yarders in Washington many years ago, and several dozen digital images of #70097 that I took in Tillamook. Might have to take another trip out there to see if there's anything I missed; perhaps try to get the tape measure on a few other things.
     
  2. donkey doctor

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  3. donkey doctor

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    A few more auction pics. d.d. 019.JPG 020.JPG 021.JPG 022.JPG 023.JPG
     
  4. bitner1970

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    Here is my Madill 071 in 1/25 scale. I used a remote control Sherman tank for the chassis. Everything else is scratch from Evergreen styrene. The tower is pvc water pipe. Shown with the tower up and down. Also as a load on my scratch built 60 ton Cozad lowbed.

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    Cheers:

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  5. 69hayes

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    Very impressive, nice work
     
  6. TorkelH

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    Fantastic. Those exhaust pipes will probably drag down some telephone lines when lowbedding it up on the narrow roads out from Eureka!
     
  7. sh0rtlife

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    very very impressive work
     
  8. SPMiller

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    Seymour watershed 1979

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    Hiett Logging Inc. Lyman Hill, Skagit County, WA
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  10. boardbysled

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    ZBW logging, Lyman Hill, Skagit County, WA
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  11. SPMiller

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    Getting ready to go back to work.
     
  12. crisco6255

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    that is awesome
     
  13. DerelictTexture

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    Does this rig get towed down the highway like this? Is the accessory axle there to make it road legal...and is it just built for this rig?... Dos the tow truck take it all the way up the hill?
    Mike
     
  14. GoldRiverHD

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    Had a 144 verticle travel shaft shear off the other day. Surprise Surpise putting 7/8 track pad bolts into the shear pin coupler isnt a good idea. Idiots
     
  15. HD Mech

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    I remember seeing a few yarders with bolts through the shear pin coupling when I worked for MB. I guess you know what you will be doing for a while. Were they able to get the machine back to the shop or will you have to repair it in the woods?
     
  16. donkeydoc

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    roger on the idiots!!
     
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  18. donkey doctor

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    Taken at chemainus B.C.. Forget I hadn't put them all up . Will get right to that. d.d.
     
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  19. donkey doctor

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  20. cutting edge

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    Was that the auction when they shut 'er down a few years back?