Oregon Logging Conference Offers Latest in Equipment, Technology, Education at 81st Annual Show in Eugene

Tue March 12, 2019 - West Edition #6
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The 81st Annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) was the biggest show in many years. Held at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore., exhibitors talked about products and services available to the logging, construction, trucking and heavy equipment industries.

The conference "reflects the power of our industry to grow our nation's future. At this year's Conference we took the opportunity to educate the next generation workforce for the timber industry, and reintroduce ourselves to the public at large," said Jim Dudley, 2019 OLC president.

Highlights from the conference include:

  • Future Forestry Workers Career Day — more than 500 high school students from 30 schools attended the hands-on Second Annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day. The students learned about current job and career opportunities in the industry.
  • Elementary School Visits — several hundred Elementary School children also visited the OLC, for an up close and personal look at the large equipment on display and to learn more about the industry.
  • Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Auction — more than $28,000 was raised to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in logging and related careers.
  • Log Loader Competition — First place was Zane Bryant of Bryant Logging, with a time of 3:03:53; second place was Bryan Chipps of Green Diamond Resource Company, with a time of 3:09:22; and third place was Justin Jackola, Bruce Burke Logging, with a time of 4:27:34.
  • Guess the Net Scale — Cindy Koch of Emerald Valley Cruising, Salem, Ore., was the winner of the ‘Guess the Net Scale' of a load of logs on display. Her guess was 5,580 net board ft. (6,620 gross board ft.). Cindy will receive a Cabela's gift card. Special thanks to Swanson Bros. Lumber and Leonard Maser Trucking for donating the truck for display at the OLC

Next year's Oregon Logging Conference will be held Feb. 20 to 22. For more information, visit oregonloggingconference.com.

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The annual OLC Log Loader Competition is under way. Zane Bryant, of Bryant Logging, was declared the winner. 
(Mary Bullwinkel photo)
The annual OLC Log Loader Competition is under way. Zane Bryant, of Bryant Logging, was declared the winner. (Mary Bullwinkel photo)

(L-R): Steve Szo, Aspen Custom Trailers of Richmond, B.C., Canada; Karmin Anglin also of Aspen; Scott Bride, Peters & Keatts, Snohomish, Wash.; and Larry Keatts, Snohomish, Wash., are at OLC to let everyone know about the Aspen 75-ton multi-axle transporter.
(L-R): Steve Szo, Aspen Custom Trailers of Richmond, B.C., Canada; Karmin Anglin also of Aspen; Scott Bride, Peters & Keatts, Snohomish, Wash.; and Larry Keatts, Snohomish, Wash., are at OLC to let everyone know about the Aspen 75-ton multi-axle transporter.

Andy Taylor, industry icon, of James G. Murphy is happy to be at the Oregon Logging Conference. James G. Murphy is a forestry and logging auction expert with years of experience in the industry.
Andy Taylor, industry icon, of James G. Murphy is happy to be at the Oregon Logging Conference. James G. Murphy is a forestry and logging auction expert with years of experience in the industry.

Jason G. Vaughn, branch manager of Modern Machinery, with the TimberPro TL775D. The TimberPro TL765D and TL775D series have been fitted with a new larger cab that has improved visibility both out the front of the cab as well as the boom side. Modern Machinery has locations across the Northwest, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Jason G. Vaughn, branch manager of Modern Machinery, with the TimberPro TL775D. The TimberPro TL765D and TL775D series have been fitted with a new larger cab that has improved visibility both out the front of the cab as well as the boom side. Modern Machinery has locations across the Northwest, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

John Olsen, West Coast regional sales manager of OilQuick, with the innovative and super cool attachment system. The ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’ automatic coupler systems improves speed and cuts costs. OilQuick, of Superior, Wis., provides fully-automatic quick coupling systems.
John Olsen, West Coast regional sales manager of OilQuick, with the innovative and super cool attachment system. The ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’ automatic coupler systems improves speed and cuts costs. OilQuick, of Superior, Wis., provides fully-automatic quick coupling systems.

Chad Ekeberg (L), national sales manager, BrushWolf, and Joe Fulton, design engineer, are at OLC with the company’s popular 72-Max Extreme Duty Brush attachment. BrushWolf is manufactured by Cross Tech Manufacturing of Cross Lake, Minn., offering an extensive heavy-duty line of brush cutting and mulching attachments.
Chad Ekeberg (L), national sales manager, BrushWolf, and Joe Fulton, design engineer, are at OLC with the company’s popular 72-Max Extreme Duty Brush attachment. BrushWolf is manufactured by Cross Tech Manufacturing of Cross Lake, Minn., offering an extensive heavy-duty line of brush cutting and mulching attachments.

Cooper Brunoff, operations manager of Cascade Trader, Doosan’s newest dealer in Idaho, rocks a pose on the Doosan excavator. In the 28-33 metric ton size class, few machines match the Doosan DX300LC. It has the horsepower to tackle larger projects. Visit Cascade Trader’s new location: 53 West Boekel Rd. in Hayden, Idaho.
Cooper Brunoff, operations manager of Cascade Trader, Doosan’s newest dealer in Idaho, rocks a pose on the Doosan excavator. In the 28-33 metric ton size class, few machines match the Doosan DX300LC. It has the horsepower to tackle larger projects. Visit Cascade Trader’s new location: 53 West Boekel Rd. in Hayden, Idaho.

Representing J. Stout Auctions at the Oregon Logging Conference are Neil Gardner (L), general manager, and Jed Stout, territory sales manager.
Representing J. Stout Auctions at the Oregon Logging Conference are Neil Gardner (L), general manager, and Jed Stout, territory sales manager.

Cody Paggen (L), recycling and forestry manager, Portland, Ore., and Chris Stanley, account manager, Eugene, Ore., specialize in the forestry and recycling division of RDO Equipment Company.
Cody Paggen (L), recycling and forestry manager, Portland, Ore., and Chris Stanley, account manager, Eugene, Ore., specialize in the forestry and recycling division of RDO Equipment Company.

Joe Azzopardi (L), Tigercat Industries, and Andy Hunter, Triad Machinery, are ready to talk about the Tigercat 635G skidder. This machine has six-wheel drive and is built for high-production logging operations.
Joe Azzopardi (L), Tigercat Industries, and Andy Hunter, Triad Machinery, are ready to talk about the Tigercat 635G skidder. This machine has six-wheel drive and is built for high-production logging operations.

(L-R): Brian Elkins, Triad Machinery and Chad Kline and Kevin Roberts, both of Link-Belt, are with the Link-Belt 4040 processor/harvester machine.
(L-R): Brian Elkins, Triad Machinery and Chad Kline and Kevin Roberts, both of Link-Belt, are with the Link-Belt 4040 processor/harvester machine.

Many hands-on seminars were well-attended at the Oregon Logging Conference.
(Mary Bullwinkel photo)
Many hands-on seminars were well-attended at the Oregon Logging Conference. (Mary Bullwinkel photo)

Pape Machinery brought its John Deere forestry equipment lineup to the show.
Pape Machinery brought its John Deere forestry equipment lineup to the show.

The PONSSE Scorpion King harvester was being demonstrated at the Oregon Logging Conference. The machine features eight wheels and a patented stabilization system.
The PONSSE Scorpion King harvester was being demonstrated at the Oregon Logging Conference. The machine features eight wheels and a patented stabilization system.

Caterpillar was well-represented at the Oregon Logging Conference.
Caterpillar was well-represented at the Oregon Logging Conference.

‘Building Products for Better Futures’ was the theme of this year’s Oregon Logging Conference.
(Mary Bullwinkel photo)
‘Building Products for Better Futures’ was the theme of this year’s Oregon Logging Conference. (Mary Bullwinkel photo)

Elementary school students visit OLC to learn about the forestry industry.
(Mary Bullwinkel photo)
Elementary school students visit OLC to learn about the forestry industry. (Mary Bullwinkel photo)

Students gain hands-on insight to the forestry industry during the second annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day during OLC.
(Mary Bullwinkel photo)
Students gain hands-on insight to the forestry industry during the second annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day during OLC. (Mary Bullwinkel photo)

Artworks by Mackie of Portland, Ore., offers custom truck and equipment paint with highlights as featured on these Budco Custom Trucks. Budco Custom Body & Paint is a full-service auto, heavy truck and recreation body repair and paint shop in La Grande, Ore.
Artworks by Mackie of Portland, Ore., offers custom truck and equipment paint with highlights as featured on these Budco Custom Trucks. Budco Custom Body & Paint is a full-service auto, heavy truck and recreation body repair and paint shop in La Grande, Ore.

Nick Korn (L), U.S. West coast sales manager, and CJ Cox, U.S. Pacific Northwest and Mountain West sales representative of Rotochopper, display the Rotochopper B66L L-series horizontal grinder. “The B66L is the most advanced fiber processing system on the market, designed to meet the needs of our customers,” said Korn.
Nick Korn (L), U.S. West coast sales manager, and CJ Cox, U.S. Pacific Northwest and Mountain West sales representative of Rotochopper, display the Rotochopper B66L L-series horizontal grinder. “The B66L is the most advanced fiber processing system on the market, designed to meet the needs of our customers,” said Korn.

Wes Collins, director of sales and marketing of Radiator Supply, is on hand to talk about the company’s Icebox line of custom cooling and radiator systems as well as replacement systems.
Wes Collins, director of sales and marketing of Radiator Supply, is on hand to talk about the company’s Icebox line of custom cooling and radiator systems as well as replacement systems.

Rick Allen (L), president of Construction Equipment Company, and company controller Lola Allen, enjoy another successful Oregon Logging Conference. CEC specializes in rock crushers, recycle plants and screen-its.
Rick Allen (L), president of Construction Equipment Company, and company controller Lola Allen, enjoy another successful Oregon Logging Conference. CEC specializes in rock crushers, recycle plants and screen-its.