We decided to go ahead and try to get some logging done on our property this winter. Pennock Logging came out today to begin, and about an hour and a half later, the snow started up. I took my camera out and took a few photos of the truck set-up they have going out here. Pretty cool to see for a city gal like me!
So just in case you are in the same boat, here is a lot of really big equipment:
This is a ‘skidder’ which hauls the big logs up out of the woods….the logs are skidding along behind the tractor.
Matt & his dad, Rob, own & operate Pennock Logging. Here is Matt unhooking the logs from the skidder.
Matt drives off and leaves the logs behind the two truck. The truck on the right has a big crane-like device with a giant hook at the end and a chair for the operator at the top. They’ll pick the logs off the ground with that device and load them into the truck on the left.
There’s a side view of the crane truck. The area where they park the trucks and bring the logs to is called ‘decking’.
This was a big walnut tree which warrants a special buyer, so they have it off to the side for the time being. They are hoping to fully load both their trucks before they quit today, but are worried that the snow will make the roads bad so they might quit before everything is completely loaded. With 4-8 inches predicted today, that sounds valid to me! Stay warm and safe everyone – Cheers!