2014 OLC Log Loader competition

2014 OLC Log Loader competition

The fifth annual Oregon Logging Conference(OLC)  Log Loader Competition, sponsored by Triad Machinery and Link-Belt, was held Feb. 21-22.

To win the competition, operators had to demonstration outstanding speed, skill, and efficiency in handling a hydraulic log loader.

The Event
The competition began with nine wood blocks scattered randomly on the ground. Operating a new Link-belt log loader, contestants stacked the blocks end to end, matching numbers or colors within 7 minutes.

The Winners
The “best of the west” winners this year were:

First Place: Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Co., Dallas, Ore.
Time: 3:38 minutes

Second Place: Zane Byrant, Michael Bryant Logging, Beaver Creek, Ore.
Time: 3:49 minutes

Third Place: Trevor Rhea, Rose Logging Inc., Springfield, Ore.
Time: 4:02 minutes