Demonstrating prototype logging boom

Title

Demonstrating prototype logging boom

Description

3 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 log is being removed from the truck. This picture demonstrates how the underside of the boom can control the log and keep it from swinging. 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, 3 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_pic0007

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