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Log Lading: 1942

Log Lading: 1942

July 1942. "Grant County, Oregon. Malheur National Forest. Loading large logs on truck for transport to railroad flatcar." Photo: Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Parbuckling

These logs are apparently too much for that steam powered heel-boom loader to lift, so it is being used to roll the logs aboard by parbuckling, with the cable run under the log and attached to the truck frame, giving a mechanical advantage. The ramp timbers will then be repositioned to roll the third log on top of these two.

Note the CAT D8 at the far left beyond the Mack bulldog hood ornament. It probably made the very wide tracks in the center foreground. Air cleaner location makes it a D8, not a D7. Where it is positioned, it might have a cable attached to the truck trailer to counter the pull from parbuckling.

There is apparently no connection between this Edward Hines and the Detroit based Edward Hines, who did so much for paved highway development.

... and the hat on the guy at far right!

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