Every time I see a news report where the reporter says loggers “chopped” down trees, I want to bang my head against the coffee table. Loggers haven’t chopped down trees since chainsaws took over the job in the 30’s and 40’s.
Chainsaws are still on every logging job, but now they share much of the tree falling duty with the feller bunchers. These machines look more like something from Star Wars. It’s not what most folks would expect on a logging job.
This machine is working on a fire salvage operation from last years wildfires. They cut trees all day long.
Life is a lot different for the loggers these days. Working in an air-condition cab is a world away for the days of axes and misery whips.