BTB 45: SUCCESSFUL 2017 OLC

The pacific northwest logging community gathered for the 79th Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) in February in Eugene, Oregon.

The pacific northwest logging community gathered for the 79th Oregon Logging Conference February 23 – 25th at the Lane Events Center & Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon. Cold temperatures and grey skies did not lower the enthusiasm of friends and co-workers as they arrived to visit and discuss the latest logging trends. The Oregon Women in Timber annual auction kicked off the event Wednesday night with an evening of food and fundraising to benefi t their forest education program, ‘Talk About Trees’. Seminars were also hosted throughout the event for people to earn logging credits and elementary school children toured the show to learn more about the machines and how they work.

Triad Machinery’s Andy Hunter spent much of his day Thursday, explaining the process of felling trees to interested 4th and 5th graders who visited the Triad Machinery show booth.

Triad Machinery’s Andy Hunter spent much of his day Thursday, explaining the process of felling trees to interested 4th and 5th graders who visited the Triad Machinery show booth.

Tigercat Dealer, Triad Machinery provided an excellent machine display and warm, welcoming booth to host customers and guests. Tigercat CEO Ken MacDonald along with eleven members of the Tigercat team were also on the ground to support the event.

Tigercat product support representative, Gary MacDonald, discussing the benefits of the Tigercat 5195 directional felling head with interested guests.

Tigercat product support representative, Gary MacDonald, discussing the benefits of the Tigercat 5195 directional felling head with interested guests.

Tigercat machines on display in the Triad Machinery booth included the LX830D track feller buncher, LS855D shovel logger with grapple, LS855D shovel logger with the 5195 directional felling head, 880D and 875 loggers and a 635E skidder.

Show attendees were able to view the new LX870D Tigercat track feller buncher model on display in the Tractionline booth as a cable assist machine. Tigercat LS855D shovel logger with a 5195 directional felling head and a 635D skidder with modifications for steep slope cable assist were also on display in the Summit Attachment & Machinery LLC booth.