Demonstrating prototype logging boom

Title

Demonstrating prototype logging boom

Description

2 of 8 of a series of photographs showing a prototype boom unloading logs from a logging truck at Gales Peak Lumbermill. In this picture the boom is positioned over the logs on an International Harvester logging truck. A man is standing on the top log positioning the grappling hook to ready for unloading the log. Another man is removing the tiedown chains from the load. There is a 1953 or 1954 Ford pickup in the background. This boom, produced by Wallace Dozers in Forest Grove, became the “Heel Boom” known throughout the Northwest for its advantages over older style booms in loading and unloading logging trucks.
[back] [pencil] 1954, 2 of 8

Creator

Skinner, William

Date Created

1954

Subject

Logging--Oregon
Logging--Machinery
Sawmills
Local & State History

Place

Forest Grove, Oregon

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0006

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact Friends of Historic Forest Grove at: rights@fhfg.org

Source

Don &Cheryl Skinner collection, Friends of Historic Forest Grove