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Logging Arch - 100 Mile House, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 51° 38.505 W 121° 17.919
10U E 617724 N 5722565
Quick Description: One of a small collection of machinery at the 100 Mile House Visitor Centre is this Logging Arch.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/21/2019 1:32:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM10TCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
Behind the 100 Mile House Visitor Centre and beside the 100 Mile House Marsh, a protected waterfowl habitat developed by Ducks Unlimited, is a small area housing five individual pieces of machinery once used in the labour intensive process of turning trees into lumber, the primary industry in the 100 Mile House region.

The purpose of the logging arch was to aid in hauling logs out of the bush to a road or a railway siding. The idea was that the arch would support the weight of the log, making conveyance easier than simply skidding the log(s). This unit is equipped with tracks instead of wheels, meaning that it would have been used in low lying areas with soft ground, such as muskeg. It would have been pulled by a Caterpillar tractor, the log being lifted from the ground by a cable from the Cat's winch. These units came into use in the 1930s, following then outmoded horse drawn logging arches of earlier years.

No longer used to any extent, the logging arch has been supplanted by the "Integral Arch", with the arch as part of the tractor, and the log skidder. Some interesting Arch Logging can be seen here.

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Type of Machine: Logging Arch

Year the machine was built: ca 1940

Year the machine was put on display: Unknown

Is there online documentation for this machine: Not listed

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