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Some log truck pics
« on: January 24, 2013, 07:40:28 PM »
Just snapped some shots of a couple of local trucks driving through town this morning. The local trucks seem set up quite different compared to the American rigs I see, so I thought you might like to see them.







Heading South empty to pick up another load. All the trucks carry their trailers like this on the return trip.


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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 07:45:24 PM »
  Do the 2 front axles steer?
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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 07:49:45 PM »
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Our logging trucks also carry the trailer rig back to the woods. Or was something else different that you were referring to....besides they were on the wrong side of the road... ;D
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 07:51:06 PM »
Those are sure some nice logs, straight and all-of-a-size.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 07:53:16 PM »
looks like a twin steer. that cabover looks like a kenworth is it?

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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 07:57:16 PM »
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Our logging trucks also carry the trailer rig back to the woods. Or was something else different that you were referring to....besides they were on the wrong side of the road... ;D

I've never saw that set up in Michigan. Western trucks, I've seen photos, but not really that configuration.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 08:05:28 PM »
Yeah, both are twin-steer Kenworth trucks, although they run all sorts of different brands. They also have remote tire pressure adjustment fitted to the drive wheels which a lot of trucks seem to run.

Logs are plantation radiata pine, probably 25-30 year old trees.

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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 08:49:49 PM »
At some time in the past, were those standing trees (now logs) pruned, or were they allowed to grow  without pruning the dead limbs.  From what I've heard, P. radiata, imported from California, grows very fast down your way, but is very limby.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 08:53:26 PM »
I had heard of these fast growing radiata, so I ordered me 500 and planted in my tree farm.  They grew like weeds until a cold spell just before Christmas killed every stinking one of them - a few years back.....  lesson learned.....
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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 09:11:04 PM »
    When I bought my log home, the roof sheathing was 1x6 radiata pine. We had trouble trying to lock it together, until we discovered it was milled wrong :snowball:  The seller took it back and provided 1x8 white pine that fit like a glove 8)

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 09:12:00 PM »
Those look to be pruned logs. They do self prune to some extend, but it takes time, and may not happen naturally before the trees are harvested. Also removing the lower branches early leaves much more valuable clear wood in the log. Trees are heavily lift pruned in the first few years, removing all branches in stages up to where the trunk is about 4" dia. It would be done at maybe 3, 5 and 7 years. This leaves you with a 30ft tree, with 10 ft of green on the top. But only the central 6" core of the log is knotty, and that's low grade juvenile wood anyway. Excess trees would be thinned to waste about then as well. Then you just wait another 20 years for them to put in some size.

Rinse and repeat.

Being from California they aren't the most cold resistant.... In the Sth Island where it gets colder they tend to grow more Doug Fir. It handles the cold and heavier frosts better.

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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 10:43:19 PM »
Thank you Ianab. I see a difference in trucks down South too. The loaders are on the wrong end.  :D   Than the trucks in Michigan have more axles under them too.
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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 10:50:43 PM »
Those trucks are setup different from most of the ones on the West end of this country. On 99% of our jobs, you'd never get that trailer out on our woods roads. Our trailers track in the same tracks as the drive tires, so the corners aren't any wider than it takes an empty truck to make it around. Around here, they also put a lot of distance between the turn arounds and wide spots (like miles), so we end up backing up a long ways empty. To have to do that with a long trailer, or one that isn't piggybacked on the truck would take much too long! I haul off line skidding jobs, so we're always on top of some mountain that's too steep to use a cat or skidder to skid from. 
That being said, there are select jobs around this area that they do run a setup similar to what you show. We call them Mule Trains here.
If I'm not mistaken, the middle and Eastern side of the US run some setups more like what you've posted.
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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 11:13:13 PM »
That last picture looks like a long way down.
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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 01:07:21 AM »
Here's a typical BC logging truck. Douglas-Fir, mostly 52' long. This one's a self-loader ... most of the trucks are similar, but without the loader. You will see a few two-axle rigs but most have 3 axles. The loads are chained together at the front and back while on the road -- in this picture the operator has taken the chains off and is about to limber up the loader.



Below is the empty rig ready for the road. The drawbar latches onto a pintle hook on the loader base. The grapple wraps around the tail end of the trailer, so all is secure.

To load the trailer onto the tractor, the operator grabs the drawbar with the loader and pulls it up and toward the truck. (There's a loop of 1" wire rope to grab near the front of the drawbar -- you can't see in the picture). When the trailer wheels are just at the back of the tractor, the operator grabs a second loop (you can see it sticking up just above the front trailer wheels) and lifts the whole unit up and onto the ramps at the back of the tractor.

When the rig has a load of logs, the loader arm lies forward over the cab. There is a large steel drum sticking straight forward from the front bumper that the grapple latches onto for traveling. That means the driver has the end of the arm sticking down in front of him.



The drawbar telescopes so it can handle a shorter load. It also attaches well back of the rear wheels so instead of the trailer "following" the tractor, it steers more like an articulated loader. It lets the truck steer around sharp corners without the trailer trying to cut the corner. It also makes it a whole lot easier to back the rig up in tight places.

The guys who operate these things are pretty impressive. I've watched an operator swing the far end of the log way off to one side, and then literally throw the near end of the log so it ends up parallel to the truck but well beyond the reach of the grapple.
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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 02:58:52 AM »
You might like this one too. Radiata pine if you don't prune and harvest it after 25 years.  :o


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Re: Some log truck pics
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 03:07:49 AM »
Another video from the same guy.
Hauling a load out on a pretty typical logging road.

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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2013, 03:32:31 AM »
That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 10:14:20 PM »
Excellent videos! You guys get some awful mud down there, don't ya?  I'll take snow anyday!

Brucer, that's a good lookin' self loader. I'd imagine that's a tri-drive... they have it figured out pretty well up there in my opinion.

Here's a lashup that worked not far from me. I hauled down that river road for years, and they always ran doubles, tripples, and quads, but Floyd Veach was the only one that pulled 7. He did it a few times, but it was such a pain in the butt to get a landing big enough to handle all the trailer sets, that they didn't use it much... but it sure was impressive to see roll down the road at ya!!

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »
Looks more like a train!!!!
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