2020 OREGON LOGGING CONFERENCE

ELEVENTH ANNUAL LOG LOADER COMPETITION

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 & 22, 2020

LANE EVENTS CENTER, EUGENE, OREGON

Sponsored by  

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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 Eighth Annual Log Loader competition.  (click on photo to view video)

NEW! For the 11th Annual Log Loader Competition! – Sign up before January 25th and you will receive a 81st 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 13, 2020. 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 2020 Log Loader Competition Form  & Regulations or email rikki@oregonloggingconference.com or call the OLC office at 541-686-9191 to request a form be sent to you.

LOG LOADER EVENT RESULTS

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

The competition was sponsored in part by Triad Machinery and Link-Belt, competitors operated a new Link-Belt Log Loader during the event.

2018 Log Loader Competition Winners

First Place Winner at  2:45:75

Bryan Chipps, Green Diamond Resource, Korbel, California

Bryan Chipps

 

Second Place Winner at 3:04:03

Zane Bryant, Bryant Logging Co., Beaver Creek, Oregon

 

 

Third Place Winner at 3:40:63

Layne Walker, Eugene, Oregon

 

2017 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 3:14 Second Place – Time 3:20 Third Place – Time 3:23
Bryan Chipps, Green Diamond Resource Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Zane Bryant, Bryant Logging Company
2016 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 3:29 Tied for Second Place – Time 3:32 Tied for Second Place – Time 3:32
Zane Bryant, Bryant Logging Company Bryan Chipps, Green Diamond Resource Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber
2015 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 2:40 Second Place – Time 2:42 Third Place – Time  2:44
Bryan Chipps, Green Diamond Resource Layne Walker, Ron Staley Construction Zane Bryant. Bryant Logging
2014 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 3:38 Second Place – Time 3:49 Third Place – Time  3:52
Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Co. Zane Bryant, Bryant Logging Co. Trevor Rhea, Rose Logging Co.
2013 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 3:55 Second Place – Time 4:15 Third Place – Time 4:47
Layne Walker, Surco Logging Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Co. Chad Bell, Wayne Stone Logging
2012 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 3:47 Second Place – Time 4:05 Third Place – Time 4:47
Layne Walker, Surco Logging Aaron Bunt, Lone Rock Timber Sven Olsson, Van Well Timber Co.
2011 Log Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 4:33 Second Place – Time 4:39 Third Place – 4:48
Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Zane Bryant, Bryant Logging Aaron Bunt, Long Rock Timber Co.
2010 Load Loader Competition Winners
First Place – Time 5:44.56 Second Place – Time 5:49.06 Third Place 5:54.84
Kevin Sell, Hill and Blaylock Inc. Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Dave Wickzier, Wayne Stone Logging