May June, 2004





Intermountain Logging Conference

Attendees 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 Company

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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