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Some days I need to experience the beauty in my world. Today was one of those days. Today was exceptional. Here are some pictures I would like to share with you. Today the sun shone warm. Tomorrow a storm is coming.
Skidding logs is the process of moving cut logs from the woods to the landing. The landing is where they are loaded for transport to the mill. After the turn of the last century, draft animals and steam were the engines of choice for moving these huge logs. The “big wheels” in this pen and ink, was the pinnacle of technology in ground based skidding way back then.
Cat rubber tire skidder
Diesel powered skidders are the work horses of today for skidding logs. These machines come in different sizes and configurations for different jobs. The rubber tire skidders are used on gentler slopes. They are built for speed.
John Deere skidder
The track laying skidders often used on steeper slopes. They are built for traction.
Cat track skidder
The forwarder is today’s pinnacle of technology in ground based skidding. It loads logs onto itself instead of dragging them.
Let’s not forget the original skidders, the horses. They can’t be beat for sheer beauty!