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Author Topic: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location  (Read 3024 times)

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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2014, 08:26:47 pm »
Talk about a small world, home was West Chapman, need to go through Mapleton to get there, but I was in the Valley and up in St Pamphilie for a while. 
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2014, 09:06:02 pm »
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You leave your laps in the woods.

Where does the "laps" word come from?

I had a colleague once from the hills of TN talking about "tree laps". Couldn't figure out what he was referring to, until we sorted out he meant the tops of trees... slash, tops, etc.

Between us we thought maybe started out "tops" and southern pronunciation sounded like "taps" and that morphed into "laps".  Is this even close to how it might have come about, or is there a known transition and meaning?

Or does it come from lopping tops, and that gets southernized to "laps them off" and becomes "laps" ??
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2014, 10:16:34 pm »
I have no idea what y'all are talkin' about.  :D
Round here we go up on the hill and fall timber and work it up where it lays. We skid turns with either a Cat, or a rubber tire to the landing, where the "deck hand" or "landing man" bumps knots and unhooks chokers before the sticks are loaded on a truck.
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2014, 10:23:12 pm »
Down here in the south we refer to what you call a landing as the pit. I have no idea how or where that term comes from unless it refers to the fact that years ago the woods here where full of dug out pits where the loggers of the old days would back their trucks in to a hole they dug to make it easier to load. I have just always assumed this could be the reason we call them pits.

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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2014, 10:23:57 pm »
we pull a hitch.. down the skid trail, or the spur road.. to the landing or log pile
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2014, 11:45:35 pm »
Skid road or skidder trail, sometimes called a cat trail.

Cat anything with tracks a blade and maybe a winch sometimes a grapple.

Log road or logging road, dirt roads leading to a logging site.

Unit, logging site (short for unit of a section of a township or some such)

Landing well you get that...

These are just the common things to all logging, you start involving yarders and you get fun names like side rod, Hook tender, rigging slinger, donkey puncher, high line, sky line, haul back, guys, shotgun carriage, north bend, bull bucker, sky car, switch backs... it goes on and on, almost an entirely new language speckled generously with new swear words daily.
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2014, 05:29:26 am »
Lady on the conservation committee though that the LANDING was going to be used by helicopters :-.new a girl that would call a skidder a moose!
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 08:26:54 am »
Know an old guy who cuts his wood "sled length" to skid it.  The trucker said he was going to have to "put the coal to er to get up the hill, and the road was rougher an a cob"

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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2014, 11:32:05 am »
 Hey 240B. The trucker said he was going to have to "put the coal to er to get up the hill, and the road was rougher an a cob"........Now them er are some "Southern Words". A man might just as well have been in our fat chewing conversation around the shop yesterday after work and heard that exact sentence spoken.lol

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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2014, 09:52:11 pm »
Skid road or skidder trail, sometimes called a cat trail.

Cat anything with tracks a blade and maybe a winch sometimes a grapple.

Log road or logging road, dirt roads leading to a logging site.

Unit, logging site

Landing well you get that...

Pretty much the same here, Cats are also refered to as Dozers. its also called a Drag or turn

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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2014, 06:29:56 am »
Twitching or skid trail here.  Landing or bed for the piling area.  Porter loads are just that. 
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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2014, 07:33:20 am »
Down here in the south we refer to what you call a landing as the pit. I have no idea how or where that term comes from unless it refers to the fact that years ago the woods here where full of dug out pits where the loggers of the old days would back their trucks in to a hole they dug to make it easier to load. I have just always assumed this could be the reason we call them pits.
some of the old timers here called them rollways    maybe cause every thing was done by hand

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Re: Hitch vs Drag- Skid trail vs Twitch rd....Location Location Location
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2014, 11:47:13 am »
Hey 240b, The old guy cuts sled length so he probably doesn't pull rooster tails.