Timber on the Move: A History of Log Moving Technology

Timber on the Move documents the development of log moving technology and its impact on the land—from the use of oxen in colonial New Hampshire to the introduction of helicopter and balloon yarding in the 1970s in the Pacific Northwest. It includes historical footage of river drives, big wheels, the steam donkey engine, logging railroads, steam loaders, the Lombard log hauler, and early crawler tractors and fairlead arches.

Produced and edited by Vester Dick in 1981, the award-winning narrated film runs 34 minutes, with segments in color and black and white. DVD copies are available at a cost of $20.00 plus shipping.