Intermountain Logging Conference
said that the mood was a positive one at the 66th Intermountain Logging
Conference and Equipment Show held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center in
Spokane, Wash., this April. With a feeling of optimism about the industry,
loggers inspected state of the art equipment and attended panels encompassing
stewardship contracting and the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Keynote speaker
was Jim Peterson of the Evergreen Foundation and panel members included familiar
names like John Manz and Duane Vaagen, as well as others such as Debbie Austin,
Supervisor of Lolo National Forest in Missoula, Montana, and Marc Brinkmeyer,
President of Riley Creek Lumber in Laclede, Idaho.
Pictured L to R: Kurt
Moncini, Log Max's General Manager for North America, Bob Danielson of
Danielson Logging, Ivan Runcorn representing Western States Equipment
As if to emphasize the optimism
and the upswing in the industry, Log Max presented Bob Danielson with a plaque
to commemorate the sale of their 2,000’th processing head. Danielson currently
owns five Log Max heads, all mounted on different carriers. Log Max began
producing heads in the 80’s. Over the last two decades they have physically
become bigger and stronger with the last generation specifically built for North
American wood. "We’ve gotten a lot of input from Bob Danielson and other loggers
on how to change the design and we’ve implemented those ideas into the head,"
says Joel Doupe´, factory representative. "It’s really helped.
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