Issue 47, Between the Branches, November 2017
IN THIS ISSUE
- Sexton Lumber – Newfoundland
- Battery Maintenance for Tigercat machines
- Sykes Logging – Alabama
- Women in Logging: Logger Girl
- Steep Slope Update – Chile
- Event Wrap-up
- Wik Timber – Australia
- Changing the Guard
- Issue 47, Between the Branches, November 2017
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Samantha Paul begins a new series on women in logging with hopes to inspire young women to consider logging as a career. First up, an interview with BC based operator, Hannah Dehoog that explores how she got into the logging industry, what life is like for a woman in logging camps and what she loves about being an operator.
BTB visited Olympia, Washington to get operator Gary Smith’s impressions of his new LX870D track feller buncher. Gary works with R.L. Smith Logging, which is owned by his brother and sister-in-law Roger and Carmen Smith.
BTB spoke with Marvin Thomas Sykes, owner of M.T. Sykes Logging and 27-year-old son Colton Sykes to learn more about their all-Tigercat harvesting operations.
An update on the processes, technologies and advancements at work in Chile's challenging steep slope and cable assist logging operations.
The Wik Timber project based in Weipa and Aurukun on the remote Western Cape York Peninsula of Australia purchases two Tigercat machines for an exciting new operation.
Big dreams and hard work led the Sexton family business from a horse and water-powered sawmill to a modern, integrated harvesting and sawmilling operation.