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Log Loader Competition




Is your log loader operator the BEST in the WEST? Sign them up and let’s see them compete head to head at OLC’s 15th Annual Log Loader competition.

NEW! For the 15th Annual Log Loader Competition! – Sign up before January 25th and you will receive a 87th OLC tee shirt.  This offer only applies to those who sign up no later than January 25th.  You will receive your tee shirt when you check into the competition on your assigned day and time.

The competition is sponsored by Triad Machinery and Link-Belt Forestry Equipment. This event will be held on Friday beginning at 12pm until 3pm and on Saturday beginning at 10am – 12pm (times may change). The event will be held in the outside display area at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon. The Log Loader used for the event will be a Link-Belt log loader with SAE and ISO control pattern.

To compete in this event you must be a qualified log loader operator. Competitor must be employed or be an owner of an established logging company. There is No Entry Fee for this event. Only requirement is the sponsoring company must have competitor fully registered for the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC).

The company sponsoring the competitor must complete an official form for each person they are entering in the competition. All applications must be received at the OLC Office by 5:00 PM, FEBRUARY 10, 2025. Applications can be faxed to OLC 855-866-0572 or mailed to: Oregon Logging Conference, P.O. Box 10669, Eugene, Oregon 97440

Entry forms will be reviewed by a committee of OLC Directors and Staff to choose qualified competitors. There will be a maximum of 36 competitors allowed for this event. All qualifying applicants names will be drawn for a time to compete. Event Time will be 12p.m. -3:30p.m. on Friday, February 21 and from 10a.m.-12p.m. on Saturday, February 22. Qualifying Applicants will be notified prior to the conference and given the Event Schedule. The Event Schedule will be posted at the conference.

Cash Contest Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors, based on shortest times including all penalties.

And even if you don’t have an operator competing, join the crowd and cheer on your favorite operator!

To register for the event you must be a registered member of the Oregon Logging Conference 2025 Log Loader Competition Form & Regulations or email or call the OLC office at 541-686-9191 to request a form be sent to you.

The BEST in the WEST competed at the OLC Annual Log Loader event during the Oregon Logging Conference in Eugene, Oregon at the Lane County Fairgrounds. The competition is sponsored in part by Triad Machinery and Link-Belt, competitors operated a new Link-Belt Log Loader during the event.

Competitors from Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho competed in the event in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 and 2024.