A yarder is piece of logging equipment which uses a system of cables to pull or fly logs from the stump to the landing. It generally consists of an engine, drums, and spar, but has a range of configurations and variations such as the Swing yarder.
Clyde Skidder at Marathon Logging Camp near Newton, MS ~1921
The early yarders were steam powered. They traveled on railroads, known as "dummylines" and the felled trees were dragged or "skidded" to the railroad where they were later loaded onto rail cars. Popular brands were: Willamette, Skagit, Washington, Tyee, or Lidgerwood and Clyde built by Clyde Ironworks in Duluth, Minnesota. Although these machines appear to be large and cumbersome, they were true workhorses of their day. The Clyde was capable of retrieving logs from four different points at the same time. Each cable, or lead, was approximately 1000 feet in length. Once the logs were attached and a clearance signal was sent for retrieval, they could be skidded at a speed of 1000 feet per minute (1MPH = 88 fpm = 26.8 meter per minute) this is around 10 mph. Working conditions around these machines were very dangerous.
After the logs were hauled to the landing, a separate machine called a loader, loaded them with tongs or heel-booms onto rail cars or motor trucks. Loaders were sometimes called duplexes as they had two steam engines to control the tongs. A large machine with a yarder and loader combined is called a unit. In the 1950s steam engines were replaced by diesel engine, and war-surplus tank chassis, which provided a frame for the new yarders, now that rail mounted ones were obsolete.
Modern Cable Logging
Main article: Cable Logging
Cable logging used primarily on the U.S. west coast uses a yarder, loaders and grapple yarders.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:33:45 -0800
Graham hits 25-yarder, Saints lead Bears 24-0 in third quarter · Cowboys RB Murray having surgery on broken hand, not ruled out against Indy · Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 15 · Browns QB Manziel humbled by shutout loss in debut as NFL starter.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:56:18 -0800
December 7, 2014 7:53 pm. Connor Barth hits a 50-yarder. December 1, 2014 12:23 am. Broncos K Connor Barth nails five FGs in win vs. Chiefs. November 25, 2014 3:42 pm. Report: Broncos sign kicker Barth, waive McManus. November 24, 2014 4:28 pm.
The Denver Post (blog)
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:47:25 -0800
When Connor Barth signed on as the Broncos' new kicker last week, he joined the franchise having not played a live regular-season game in nearly two years. Barth last kicked for the Tampa Bay Bucs, from 2009-2012, but then tore his Achilles tendon and ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:58:24 -0800
Dan Carpenter drills a 53-yarder. 0 | Comments. by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:54 PM ET. Bills kicker Dan Carpenter nailed a 53-yard field goal in the 38-3 win over the Jets, making him 4 of 5 from 50-plus yards this season.
Kansas City Star
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:41:29 -0800
Successful homecoming: Running back and returner Leon Washington grew up right near EverBank Field. He has played way more than I expected he would on offense this season, to the point I'd say he's a Ken Whisenhunt favorite. He was a key part of the ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:07:30 -0800
Two of the blocks have been returned for touchdowns, including Sunday's 62-yarder by Kyle Arrington after Jamie Collins swatted down a field goal try from Miami's Caleb Sturgis. Continue reading below. Three kick blocks either produced points or ...
The Daily Advertiser
The Daily Advertiser
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:15:00 -0800
Harris also ran 14 times for a team-high 62 yards in UL's 32-30 win over the Aztecs in 2011, and 13 times for a team-high 74 yards and one touchdown in last year's 24-21 win over the Green Wave. His TD in 2013 was a 15-yarder up the middle late in the ...
Winona Daily News
Winona Daily News
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:27:26 -0800
Another failed kick came on a long shot of a 68-yarder on the last play of last week's game at Detroit that would have broken an NFL record had the ball gone through. There are plenty of reasons that Walsh's statistics are down, not all related ...
Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter
Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group.