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Vancouver Island, BC. Logging at its Best!

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Blk prince

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    2nd vote for red and white
     
  2. Hank R

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    Great pictures Steve, post more please.
     
  3. DBDLS

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    Voting for Red and White as well, though I will say I always admired Bill Moore for painting his eqipment pink...I mean ‘bikini coral.’ My spouse says pink and purple go well together so I think I would paint my equipment pink with a wide purple stripe and white cabtops or cabs depending on the machine. I figure the forest industry started going downhill when the companies stopped using bush boxes and started whitewashing everything.
     
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  4. HDX

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    This was the H14 down at China Creek Dryland Sort... Cause was a flat tire on the trailer. fire was put out and truck and trailer were saved. Len Williams was driving her when this happened IMG_0085.JPG IMG_0086.JPG
     
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  5. HDX

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    We were still M&B back when this happened.. Was around 1998
     
  6. HDX

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    IMG_0101.JPG The H14 when Gary had her, This was the last P16 Pacific PreLoad built. She would go on to be painted Yellow and White in the Hayes Forest Colors after they took her over. Then on to Island Pacific Logging, She is still being used as a lowbed truck for them down island now
     
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  7. HDX

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    IMG_0069.JPG IMG_0070.JPG This happened back in 1987. You can tell by all the "Happy Face" Michelin tires
     
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  8. HDX

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    Driver was OK and truck was rebuilt and went back to work again
     
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    IMG_0098.jpg IMG_0099.JPG This happened in the Walbran Pass back in 1987. Driver was OK Just shook up very bad. Truck experienced a Shifter Failure. Electric Shift and it shorted out and went into neutral ON A STEEP HILL Driver did everything he could before leaving the cab
     
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  11. HDX

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    IMG_0100.JPG Very Sobering sight and one you don't want to see. Truck was rebuilt at International Dealer in Duncan BC and returned to work again
     
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    A very, very lucky fellow. Makes me cringe.
     
  13. Betelgeuse

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    This huge log barge just passed the island going up Georgia strait and man oh man is that a massive crane with an equally if not more impressive grapple on it. The crane is setup on rails on port and starboard of the barge length wise so it can load stern first and role forward as it loads. Pretty impressive. Anybody have the low down on this log barge?
    34976856-E3E9-4CC9-AA32-6ECC5F8A3410.jpeg 863B939D-36B0-4DA4-A66B-E9B5B755ECFC.jpeg
     
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    First 2 pictures are from WFP Gold River division. Nice blue sky. 3rd picture from Campbell River
     

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  15. Hayesno1

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    Weyco trucks at Menzies Bay - picture 1 and 2 - see blue Hayes HDX in background of pic #1
    Last 2 pics are from KW dealer in Campbell River
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  16. Betelgeuse

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    Just talking to a coworker about our view and what strait we are looking at and I have been totally backwards. I have been under the impression that Georgia Strait is between San Juan island and Vancouver Island but nope I have been wrong this whole time. It’s Haro Strait. So all of my post I labeled as Georgia strait are actually Haro Strait.
     
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    Back about 35 years or so
     

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    Nic pics 075. Are those from Port McNeill?
     
  19. John C.

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    So what is spruce used for anymore?
     
  20. Birken Vogt

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    Well, from a construction perspective around here anyway they seem to use it for "white wood" trim and it seems like in other areas they may be using it as SPF general lumber but I would not know about that because locally doug fir is all that ever gets used for studs and such.