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03-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Took the boat out for a test run and stopped in to see this old abandoned skidder

Pretty cool

http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174810_zpsczzpvoj0.jpg (http://s993.photobucket.com/user/Funinbc_honky/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_174810_zpsczzpvoj0.jpg.html)

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http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_172541_zpsdpidsdie.jpg (http://s993.photobucket.com/user/Funinbc_honky/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150310_172541_zpsdpidsdie.jpg.html)

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03-10-2015, 08:50 PM
Did u burn it? Thx fer the call btw!

Punk in Drublic
03-10-2015, 09:05 PM
old yarder. been playin around on that old thing since i was a 4 years old.

03-10-2015, 09:11 PM
Conquered by dingys. Pretty cool old beast

Lieutenant Johnson
03-10-2015, 09:38 PM
Cool stuff

03-10-2015, 10:15 PM
OK, so am I the only one who doesn't know what a skidder is? LOL...

03-10-2015, 10:19 PM
It's what happens when u shit your pants while running, lol

03-10-2015, 11:18 PM
OK, so am I the only one who doesn't know what a skidder is? LOL...

Here , this is a our john Deere 640 line skidder , a skidder is used to drag logs out of the bush on a skid trail , a spar tree or tower is used to yard logs out of the bush , it is set up stationary on a landing and uses cables and chokers to drag the logs out of the bush , skidders are great for flat ground where as a spar tree is used on steep terrain
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/redneckj-bird/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/F35BA1CB-57AA-4E1B-8D1D-F35CDD64FFD9.jpg (http://s962.photobucket.com/user/redneckj-bird/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/F35BA1CB-57AA-4E1B-8D1D-F35CDD64FFD9.jpg.html)

dirka dave
03-11-2015, 07:36 AM
Funny looking skidder. [16]

03-11-2015, 07:44 AM
That thing has been there since I can remember. Anyone have any more history on it?

03-11-2015, 09:10 AM
OK, so am I the only one who doesn't know what a skidder is? LOL...

Apaerntly I don't know what one is either lol

Hello Kitty
03-11-2015, 11:13 AM
OK, so am I the only one who doesn't know what a skidder is? LOL...

Pic #3 clearly shows the skid in a black hoody


[15] bruce

03-11-2015, 11:34 AM
lol too funny kitty

03-11-2015, 01:16 PM
how much of that steel did Bruce fit in yer boat.

03-11-2015, 01:22 PM
You guys are hilarious! !!! Cool pic that is an old beast

03-11-2015, 07:26 PM
It's a 1960 madill 009 yarder... Hasn't worked in 20 years, just been sitting there after it's last job... Apperantly It was yarding big cedars from the muddy channel along the mud flats....

03-11-2015, 08:22 PM
when there was still a debis boom at the islald they used it to pull the marketable timber out of the lake cool old machine

03-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Theres a vid on youtube about this exact machine. I won't post it up because it kinda gives its location away. About 10 min long, the guy knows a fair bit about old logging equipment.

03-11-2015, 10:57 PM
I think everyone knows where the machine is haha

03-12-2015, 07:07 PM
Ya Todd makes those vids(skadill) is his YouTube handle