Logging

The Falcon Winch Assist is the only hydraulic winch machine on the market that provides crews with safety, simplicity, productivity and more, according to DC Equipment. Practical and versatile, the Falcon Winch Assist system can be fitted to all major excavator brands more than 30 tons in weight.

It's rare that construction equipment has sea legs. Smith Island is a young company built to offer a solution to a specific problem. And it turned out that the solution meant making its machines comfortable working in a seaside location. The Pacific Northwest is well known for both logging and barge transport.

Scott Dane is a former merchant marine careerist who segued into a leadership role in the Minnesota logging industry. Recently, the marine engineer "capped" his diverse career with a national appearance on TV as a speaker at the Republican National Convention — he wore a "Make Logging Great Again" cap during his talk.

The continued growth of the steep-slope market is opening new opportunities for loggers. Factory-installed on the John Deere 959ML shovel logger, the FL100 directional felling head meets loggers' demand for a larger, more durable solution. Practical for felling and maneuvering timber on challenging terrain, the FL100 delivers enhanced grapple strength, arm durability and rotate/tilt power, according to the manufacturer.

When the 830 M-T log handler reached the end of its six year lease term with 22,000 service hours, Stella-Jones Inc. 's Plant Manager Darrin Vigue did his due diligence to choose its replacement. But in the end, Vigue returned to the machine that had served him so well for the previous six years.

Insiders recognize that Larry McKay is a rare species in the lumber processing industry. As the owner of Mountainside Unloading Ltd., he is under contract to operate the Louisiana-Pacific woodyard in Swan River, MB. "I am pretty blessed that they've given us this good job," he said.

Maine is facing a shortage of loggers and log truckers that will grow and could hinder the growth of the $8.5 billion forest products industry in the state if wage growth does not occur, an occupational analysis released March 14 concludes. The employment availability and wage analysis prepared by the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Southern Maine found wages for logging equipment operators and log truckers in Maine are lower than those for comparable jobs in competing industries in the state, and this combined with a tight labor market and looming retirement for large numbers of loggers is concerning for Maine's forest economy.

The 81st Annual Oregon Logging Conference will be in full swing Feb. 21 to 23, 2019. Registration gives attendees full access to panels, seminars, social events and much more. Here's what is included, according to the OLC: Feb. 20 pre-registration meet and greet at the Hotel Eugene Feb.

When an engine fire destroyed a log handler at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), Andrew Moore and his team decided it was a chance to rethink their original purchase decision. “It had about 10,000 hours on it and it was able to load wood at the pace we wanted,” Moore said.

BOISE – Idaho has more than doubled the number of workers assigned to logging and restoration projects on federal lands in the state with the goal of doubling the timber harvest and restoration treatments on by 2025. Starting the week of July 2, the Idaho Department of Lands has begun increasing the number of workers, from five to 13, taking part in a federal-state partnership allowing state workers to manage timber sales on U.S.

What started as a small shake operation for two men has flourished into a well-known, family-owned-and-operated cedar fencing mill. Wood products produced at the mill are used throughout North America for fencing projects. Tod Reichert and his business partner, Lee Day, were two young men in the mid-1970s, cutting shake bolts and performing rigorous manual labor.