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Vancouver Island, BC. Logging at its Best!

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Feb 5, 2010.

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    That is the ex BCFP #6-245 , ex Timberwest #40-125
     
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    I may beg to differ.
    Screenshot_20211018-174739_Gallery.jpg
     
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    Back at the "line horse," Weyerhaeuser at Snoqualmie had a similar truck, only on an old highway (1960) truck. It was only called the "bull gang truck. It didn't have an A frame. But, it did have a level wind used when picking up guylines or worn lines. We never used it when tightening up guylines, which happened every so often. I am curious, I know of only one other truck set up with a level wind. that truck I saw once down at Crown Z Deep River. How common was an A frame or a level wind?
     
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    Jumbo,
    That Deep River truck ended up at Jerry DeBriae.
     
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    Rob Norman Collection I'm not sure when or where this picture was taken . The climber Rigger is Hap Johnson and he is climbing a huge Spruce Tree . All I can say is WOW ! scan171.jpg
     
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    Holy crap, can't imagine climbing that...one tough guy.

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    More than likely the photo is somewhere on the Mt. St. Helens Tree Farm out of Longview. Hap did most of his climbing for Weyerhaeuser. In those days the tree had to have a minimum 40" top.
    That is one ugly spruce. It must have taken two tanks of gas just to cut the limbs to the appropriate height. Guessing by the saw, it was in the mid 60s since before that small saw were pretty much nonexistent. At Snoqualmie, the climbers used hand saws and axes right up until the late 60s as the company would not buy small saws I watched one climber take the top out with a hand saw. Possibly the last tree topped at Snoqualmie.
     
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    If I remember correctly that photo was at Grays River.
    Not positive but I think I remember hearing that.
     
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    Rob Norman Collection Here is a picture I found amongst Rob's pictures . I wonder if this is related to the picture of Hap Johnson and did the same Hap Johnson Jumbo referred to scan155.jpg spend some time on the North end of Vancouver Island .