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9th Annual Log Loader Competition

9th Annual Log Loader Competition

Friday, February 23rd & Saturday, February 24th, 2018


Qualified log loader operators will compete to complete several activities in the shortest time, and the top three winners will receive cash prizes. Competitors must be employed by or be an owner of an established logging company, and must be registered to attend the Oregon Logging Conference. There is no entry fee for this event. There will be a maximum of 36 pre-registered competitors. The log loader used in the event will be a Link-Belt with SAE and ISO control pattern.

This event is fun to watch as contestants test their skills carefully stacking log pieces

2017 winners were: First Place – Bryan Chipps (3:14), Green Diamond Resource  Company, Korbel, CA, Second Place – Ross Cribbs (3:20), Van Well Timber, Dallas, OR, and Third Place – Zane Bryant (3:23), Bryant Logging Company, Beaver Creek, OR.

The event is sponsored by Triad Machinery and Link-Belt Forestry Equipment. will take place in the outside display area at the lane County Fairgrounds.

WHEN:           Friday, February 23rd, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (times approximate)

Saturday, February 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Outside Display Area, Lane County Fairgrounds


Mary Bullwinkel, Media Coordinator

(707) 601-6533,

Rikki Wellman, OLC Manager

(541) 954-2477,


About the Oregon Logging Conference

The 80th Oregon Logging Conference will take place February 22 – 24, 2018 at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene. The conference is renowned for its high-quality education opportunities and networking events, and offers an opportunity for participants and attendees to earn professional logger credits. The OLC also includes exhibits, logging, construction, trucking and heavy equipment displays. For more information go to or call (541) 686-9191.