Tree Harvest & Transport in My Neck of the Woods Part 1

by Jay Boggess February. 03, 2017 1160 views

One facet of our community, is that we are a port for collecting logs, harvested from the general area and then transporting them, by ship, to other parts of the world where raw logs can be processed for all kinds of uses.

The logs are transported by trucks with two sets of wheels; one set on the front end of the logs & one set at the other end.  Here is a truck coming in to deliver a load of logs to the log yard, where they will wait for an order to load them on ships.

This amazing machine can snatch an entire load of logs off a truck and then stack them neatly in piles.

Here's another angle of one of the big log movers, with more trucks waiting to be unloaded.

After the logs are removed from the trucks, this gizmo allows the trucker to stack the back set of wheels over the front set, since the logs no longer provide the span between the two sets of wheels.

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Leslie D 3 years, 1 month ago

Wow....impressive operation with some impressive machinery going on there! Great bunch of shots, Jay.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Leslie. I love to watch major goings on~

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Leslie D Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 1 month ago

It's exciting isn't it? Watching that harvest come in, get loaded up, and sent off to parts unknown!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 1 month ago

Indeed! Makes me want to go onboard & see where it ends up!

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Amy Daniels 3 years, 2 months ago

Awesome a from start to finish photo shoot 🍸

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Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Sis!
I love to watch men & machines at work!

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Amy Daniels Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

You captured it really well 🍸

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, again!

:=D

Cheers!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 3 years, 2 months ago

Excellent report and pictures ! May be wood of my guitar comes from your place. :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tomie Poodle 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Tomie! I think most of the wood from around here is pine, fir, cedar & alder, so maybe some of it does!

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Becky Brannon 3 years, 2 months ago

At my former teaching job, it was located near a Georgia-Pacifc plant that made particle board. I have followed many log trucks!! Enjoyed the set!!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Becky Brannon 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank You!
I appreciate your stopping by to comment!
Cheers!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

Impressive machinery! Mxx

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Jay Boggess Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 2 months ago

I love to see big machines in action!

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Gillian Parsons 3 years, 2 months ago

Amazing love the neatness of the shots.......beautiful wood indeed.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Gillian Parsons 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Gill! Even though our community population is small, there's always tons of activity around town and in the harbor to keep things interesting and provides cool stuff to shoot.
Every day, brings something new to see or do....

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 3 years, 2 months ago

The tree industry is a big one "in your neck of the woods"! I remember how scared I was when one of those huge trucks zipped by us on a two-lane!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Brenda Nelson 3 years, 2 months ago

Yep! The lumber business is very much alive out here, especially
since there is such a huge demand overseas, for this valuable building material.
The log trucks are always in a hurry around here, so they can be quite intimidating, as they rumble by!

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Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 2 months ago

Very informative set...what an amazing machine! #4 reminds me of a guillotine...death to the trees.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Sis! You can feel the ground shake when those huge log movers rumble around. Very exciting to see, hear, feel & smell! I thought it looked like a guillotine too!

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Kaeyla Mcgee 3 years, 2 months ago

Love that "Log Stackers have Right of Way". Would anyone actually argue that particular toss???
Great series - one doesn't ever get to see things like this this close up.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Kaeyla Mcgee 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank You!
I like that sign too! It's quite entertaining to watch all the machines doing their parts in the log yard "dance"........

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kontheroad - 3 years, 2 months ago

I like the yellow big track to lift logs in #2. It's cool.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Kontheroad - 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank You! I do too! You can feel the ground vibrate as these heavy machines move about the yard! Very exciting to experience!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Love the way you've shown us how things worked. It's like being there. Impressive machines too.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Amigo! Always look forward to your comments!
That log yard is a real high energy place, that gets a lot done in the time they have.
I'm fascinated by all the machinations & coordination of the whole process!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 2 months ago

I have a degree in engineering so you can understand my fascination for such hardware :-))

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

I love to watch machinery doing it's "thing"!
It's such a cool extension of man's (&womens') ingenuity!

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Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 2 months ago

Excellent Jay! I enjoyed this mini photo essay. You chose a good time of day to go with the light, when the sun wasn't directly overhead.
Did you have to ask permission to go on site? Were you wearing a bright orange hard hat too? #2 That is one helluva machine!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Ben Mckechnie 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Ben! My camera wakes me up before dawn, because she loves to see the start of the day, so what else can I do but just say:
"Yes Dear....whatever you say......Darling"....(((grin)))
I took these shots just outside the main gate, at the log yard so, technically, I'm not trespassing.......I make sure I'm not in the way, when the log trucks rumble in & out of the main gate, as fast as they can safely go.........so far, so good.....(grin/gulp)

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Francesc 3 years, 2 months ago

Great work!!!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Francesc 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Francesc! I love to go to the log yard to watch the amazing choreographical expertise, necessary to get this raw material from harvest to end user!

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