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  1. 5 minutes ago, brahamfireman said:

    What were the engine problems?

    I'd also bet it had an 8.3 Cummins and not the old Case 504.

    No it had a 504 Case engine which I think was underpowered for all the hydraulics that were on it. This was actually a spinoff of the old Drott's that turned to be Case's after Case purchased Drott. The Drott;s ran 4-71 Detroits. Another logger had an early Case from the mid 70's, a little smaller than the 1187 that we had and it had a Case engine vs the Detroit he had previously. He was very disappointed with the Case engine too. I can't remember what year the 1187 was, but in the 80's I believe.







  2. 5 minutes ago, stronger800 said:

    I didn’t even know there was a 429. What was that ever in? Dozer? I want one 

    TD-20 had them, Dirtboyz has one of them. Very un common engine.


  3. 20 minutes ago, Farmall1066 said:

    Outdoor is nice, but with these new emissions boilers, the wood has to be dry! We have an older central boiler, good stove, put out good heat, but still a wood hog!! 

    I’ll definitely look into laampa, thank you!!! 

    Lamppa Mfg, Tower, Mn 55790 218-753-2330


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  4. 23 hours ago, acem said:

    At that time Potlatch had timber land in Arkansas, Minnesota, the pacific northwest and maybe Wisconsin. 

    I didn't know the logger but Everything else on the folder cover was in Arkansas. I expect he was in Arkansas too.

    I was up at the paper mill in Cloquet and Brainard Minnesota many times back in the early 90s. I really like the country round Lake Superior.

    My old boss, Phill Baker, became the VP of the Northwest Paper division (Cloquet and Brainard).

    When did you work for Potlatch?

    I contract logged for Potlatch until they sold their OSB mills in Minnesota to Ainsworth, a Canadian company, I believe it was 2004. Ainsworth closed all the OSB plants by 2008. The Cloquet Mill was sold previously to Sappi and Potlatch had already closed the Brainerd mill. The only thing Potlatch has left in Minnesota is the stud mill near Bemidji. Potlatch  at one time was the largest land owner in Minnesota. Most of that land has been sold and not to forestry interests.


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  5. That looks like a logger from the North west states. I logged for Potlatch in NE Minnesota. I think the Potlatch headquarters were in Idaho. The guy who was in charge of Potlatch Woodlands in Minnesota was transferred to Spokane Washington I believe. The saw has some blue paint it looks like. Many years ago Homelite was a popular saw for loggers and they had some blue ones. 


  6. Yesterday while trucking gravel, I saw a very nice 786 cutting a hay field along the highway. It looked to be in very good condition. I was curious as to what engine it would have. A lot of dairy farms have went out of the dairy business however there are quite a few left in this area, NW Wisconsin. A lot of 66 and 86 series tractors still in use. This was one of  the better examples I've seen.


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