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Offline Woodhauler

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 07:53:23 PM »
My mother peeled 4ft popple with a bark spud so they could haul it to rumford,maine in the early 60s! This with 2 little boys on the yard with her! Dad cut and yarded it!
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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 09:56:01 PM »
i know of 3 or 4 women who do hauling around here.
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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2012, 04:49:21 PM »
The wife peeled pulp, we peeled it tree length in the woods. Professorial skidder operate'er 16 yrs, fell timber, bucked up on landing, limb an top, changed oil / grease skidder, cut cable off, retie, fix skidder tires, pulled the Funk power shift 2 times and put back in, free hand saw filer. She gets mad when i brag about her, i can't help it, she was very good at what she did. She still talks about her logging days. [she loved the woods]

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2012, 04:59:54 PM »
We found a few pictures we thought were lost of the wife running skidder. She weighed in at 102 lbs when driving the S8 IH, she learned on a C5-B TF, all so run my C5-D and my dads C5-D.

 

 
 Here she is holding her choppers standing on a Basswood Saw Bolt pile. See those noodle like chokers, thats from her hook-en left hand and me hook-en right hand, that didn't happen again.

 

 
         Here shes decking Aspen tree length

 

  
        Here shes using the brake, throttle and lifting the blade while pushing butts even

 

 
       Here she giving me heck for not doing something right

 

 
      Heres a nice drag of Birch saw bolts

 

 
  The wife , firewood in the pickup, you can see my 50 gal fuel tank and saw rack behind cab,
    these are all pictures before i got hurt.




Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2012, 05:14:46 PM »
Sounds like quite the lady. You both must miss the woods.

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2012, 12:47:00 AM »
Really nice pics LJ48.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2012, 12:58:03 PM »
barbender thank you,  that was on the north east side of Little Ball Club lake, not far from your house. I logged 4 Federal blocks over there, one block i cut up to the lake, the east side.
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2012, 07:45:49 PM »
Great pictures showing how its done. I have a female faller on one of my hardwood sawlog jobs right now and she out cuts her husband, so he's doing the forwarding. :D
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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2012, 10:16:51 PM »
I want to get back and look at that area, Duane. Right north of the area you cut there is an area of beautiful pine, I fear it blew down in our July storm :( 
You probably can't even get back to it on the forestry trails yet.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Women in Logging
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2012, 12:00:25 AM »
my wife has run the skidder when she had to,sorted with the 210,but her main job is driving the log truck. its funny when the men at the pulp yard or mill make excuses for why the load she is hauling is so much bigger than what they hauled in.
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