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Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

Timberjack feller-buncher, Jupitor, Ca. taking her the the shop for wintertimber feller loaded on a flatbed

Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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That's one job I haven't tried, I see you have a 2 axle, must be running doubles or triples. I don't envey you, that's a young mans job if you don't have experence. Nice to meet ya 6 string.

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We have mostly single axles. Yep, I pull doubles. It's actually not that physically demanding at all, unless I'm in a situation where I have to wrestle that dolly. I don't work the dock as a linehaul driver, it's all drop and hook. I'm pretty spoiled.

Don't forget to count your steer axle, that counts as 1. My truck is a 3 axle.

Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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Thanks for the welcome Mr. Wash, I've loaded under those too. The old PTO style loaders with a fixed legth boom, 2 loud honks - move forward, 1 honk - backup. I gotta ton of war stories and they don't cosider you a complete driver untill ya wrecked one, it's pretty tough to crawl back in the cab after that.

Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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That's one job I haven't tried, I see you have a 2 axle, must be running doubles or triples. I don't envey you, that's a young mans job if you don't have experence. Nice to meet ya 6 string.

Posted:  9 years, 3 months ago

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I thought I would introduce myself, I've been driving for 27 years and am semi-retired now and I have some extra time on my hands. I came across this site and thought it was pretty cool offering all this great information for folks just starting out, I sure would have liked something like this when I first started (I don't think they had the internet back then). I own my truck, '96 Pete, the second one I've owned, my first was a '74 359. I even crashed a company truck so bad, folks couldn't believe I survived when looking at it (need to figure out how to post pictures).

I thought I might be able to help out those who would be interested in the logging industry, I also have a Cozad 4 rail single drop and a 45' possum belly chip van with experience using those during the off season. I hope I'm not being to presumptuous or stuffy, just letting folks know what some my experiences are. I've been a trainer and a pre-hire check out driver mostly for twin sticks which I have in my current truck (bunch of ol' timer loggers still rum em). Anyway, my name's John, aka smitty ch. 4.

Thanks guys, feel free to ask anything. The only stupid question is the one not asked.

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