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Yarder graveyard pictures
« on: March 30, 2009, 06:51:03 pm »
I have been wandering around SW Washington photgraphing old logging equipment, especially old yarders.  More will be added next month as I limited out on my upload amount for March.  They are mostly from the Centralia and Chehalis WA area.  Thanks to the folks that let me wander thru their yards and document this equipment before it all gets scrapped out!
If you go to flikr and do a people search for JeremyM70 you will find my photo set.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 06:59:01 pm »
Welcome aboard.

Looked for pics in your gallery here. Didn't find any.

Pic of a few for teasers would be great.

No idea where your flicker is.  :) :)
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 07:03:53 pm »
Sorry it wouldn't let me upload the flikr link.  I will try to upload some here.  But if you go to Flickr and do a people search on JeremyM70 my slideshow should come up.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 10:59:19 pm »
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I like the old logging equipment too.I remember playing on the old donkeys mounted on the sleighs when I was very small.They had only been mothballed 5 years or so then when replaced by the steel spars on tanks and rubber.I can still smell the old grease and gear dope.
My dad had a 3 drum 110 Skagit hand jammer on a sleigh until 1963 when he sent it to SMadill in Naniamo BC to be mounted on a tank and fitted with a steel spar and guyline winches.He ran that until the Spring of 1981.It had the old screwy hooks and D's on the guylines instead of the eyes and shackles.
I worked 3 years on that old girl and got to drag a few turns in with it too but I was usually a riggin rat.
This link shows a few pics of that machine plus a little reflecting on the old 90 footers when a few of them got cut up for scrap a few years ago.Most were perfectly good running machines that would be up for yarding again with a couple days attention but they are probably mini vans now. :-\

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 01:02:20 am »
Nice pictures on the link Paul! There are alot of Washington and Madill self-propelled and track mount yarders rusting away in Chehalis.  There is a company there that is selling them for use as drag lines in rock pits.  I met the owner and got tons of pictures of their yard.  I will be uploading them in a couple of days to Flickr as well.  I have uploaded some pictures to the album here as well.

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 08:40:09 am »
WOW Paul that is a great story and pics! I love those old yarders, they are so neat.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 10:13:25 pm »
Uploaded another 80 or so pictures to Flickr tonight. People search for JeremyM70 or do a search for tags "yarder" and they will come up.

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 12:50:33 am »
The purpose of using the Forestry Forum gallery, is so maybe years from now, this thread will still be valid. You may decide to delete your photos next week rendering this thread worthless.  For now I'm going to leave this, and give you a chance to put some photos here, otherwise this thread will be removed. Starting a thread for the purpose of directing to photos elsewhere is against forum rules for multiple reasons.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 12:57:42 am »
I posted a bunch here last night, not sure why they aren't showing up?  I tried!

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 01:06:18 am »
You only put them in your gallery, you have to put the code for each picture you want in the post, in the post. You can find that under each individual photo in the gallery in the photo information area.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 01:50:30 am »
A few more, plus I loaded and titled a bunch in my gallery



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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 02:15:35 am »
Good pics,a few 009 Madills too. :)

The one has a yellow tank and house but a red A frame and guyline winches.It looks like the cut the front end of one machine and welded it to another.We had severe damage to one of our 009's too back in 87.I was on another side but a huge boulder was knocked loose by a turn and came down across the hill toward the Barko,hit a stump at the last moment and came at the yarder.Vic,the donkey puncher didn't have time to even get out of his seat before it came off the bank and smashed into the winch house opposite the cab and the 4 guyline drums(back quarters and squares).
It also broke of a large chunk of the flange on the mainline drum.

That machine was out of commision for over a year and a welder straightened it out and we yarded with it again until 2001.It's one of the scrapped machines I was lamenting.The winch is in Ontario now but the rest of the machine is sitting less that a ½ mile from here.I was loading some short logs there the past couple days.Tomorrow I'll take the camera.

They were a good old yarder.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 02:25:31 am »
Enjoyed looking over the pics. Thanks for posting them here.  8) 8)
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2009, 08:10:57 am »
Nice pictures Jeremy.I really enjoy them.Lots of equipment I will never get to see without pictures.
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2009, 10:41:53 am »
Jeremy, thank-you for taking the time to post the pics here.  :)
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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2009, 10:56:24 am »
Thanks for taking the time to do this Jeremy. If only "old iron" could talk !! :D

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2009, 05:56:03 pm »
Jeremy,

I brought the camera today when we went to pick up our old loader from the pole yard and took a couple pics of that old yarder I mentioned.

These first pics were from Aug 1984 and it was still in good shape.It was originally owned by Mac and Blo at their Squamish Division and the screen in front of the tank controls where we're having lunch was to protect the operator from rocks when they would pull the yarders up steep pitches with the off hwy logging trucks.I'm sitting on the left looking into my lunch bucket in the pic below.





After 1988 when the yarder was straightened out after the rock damage,the Red paint that Lloyd used to paint the yarder slowly faded to a pinkish colour.Other outfits tried to razz us a bit about the pink yarder but it pulled like any other colour so what the hey?  :D

This is all that is left of it.The pics don't do the pink justice.

 



 

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2009, 08:10:56 pm »
Thanks, neat.

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Re: Yarder graveyard pictures
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2009, 09:37:47 pm »
Paul keep the stories and pics coming! They are great.
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