Monday, January 21, 2019

Logging with horses in Sweden

About ten minutes long.

I eyeball the wagon as holding a bit more than a cord, a cord being 8' by 4' by 4'. A cord of spruce is 4000 pounds. A cord of green aspen is 4500 pounds.

Things look a bit sporty at 3:10-3:20 with an almost full wagon, going uphill churning their way through lumbering trash.

The horses are not very tall but they are thick through the hindquarters.


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  2. Cool video, Joe. Was reminded of stories from my 101 year old neighbor describing his father's lumberman work in Indiana, using two horses and a wagon or sled. He didn't have the benefit of a hydraulic power unit. Very cool.


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