Logging

Logging is tough work! Join American Loggers in these videos to learn about the trade.

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American Loggers: A Nasty Corner

A logging truck goes off the road at a dangerous corner, which has claimed many victims and is universally loathed by all of the drivers. See this video from Discovery Channel's "American Loggers."


A logging truck goes off the road at a dangerous corner, which has claimed many victims and is universally loathed by all of the drivers. See this video from Discovery Channel's "American Loggers."
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American Loggers: A Nasty Corner

This is the story of one of the worst accidents in the history of the Pelletier company.
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American Loggers: A Terrible Accident

Instead of bringing relief, the sight of the winter sun brings anxiety to the haulers.
1:36

American Loggers: Avoiding Disaster

One of the newest trucks in the fleet has broken down for the last time. It's the moment of reckoning for number 82.
1:41

American Loggers: Break Down

Fixing a busted bridge is no problem for Larry Pelletier, but he'd rather not have boss and elder brother Eldon around.
2:46

American Loggers: Brotherly Bridge

Before closing down a harvesting site, the entire area must be thoroughly checked for any cut timber that may have been left behind.
3:00

American Loggers: Closing A Chance

Driving the only two trailers pulling doubles, Lester and Wayne start up a friendly competition to see which rig can haul the biggest load.
2:05

American Loggers: Double Trouble

Maintaining private roads is just one of the many duties a logging company performs on each job site, and dust suppression is a very important aspect.
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American Loggers: Dust Hazards

Eldon Pelletier's frustration grows when he realizes Jeff and Donny haven't fixed the machines that are top priorities.
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American Loggers: Eldon's Priorities

Tune in for a closer look at the cast of American Loggers in this clip from Discovery.
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American Loggers: Episode 58

Tune in for a closer look at the cast of American Loggers in this clip from Discovery.
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American Loggers: Episode 59

The Pellitier brothers set out to clear the roads for the haulers after eight rollovers.
1:30

American Loggers: Fanning Out

Scott Dionne and Stevie White are feeling the pressure of the big push.
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American Loggers: Feeling The Pressure

The Pelletiers hire a new driver to take charge of the jinxed number 71 truck while the seasoned haulers tackle icy roads. See this video from Discovery Channel's "American Loggers."
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American Loggers: Icy Roads and a New Hire

Derrick "The Preacher" Barnett reflects on his last haul in his rig, as he jackknifed off the road.
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American Loggers: Jackknifed

Stranded in the wilderness with a broken machine and no help from the company, one logger has had enough.
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American Loggers: Last Straw

Clint Theriault has been trucking wood on the golden road for decades and has seen his fair share of trouble.  Watch as this reenactment shows his slip up from the other day.
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American Loggers: Misstep

Eldon Pelletier gets a very cool response to his order calling for the truckers to pack sleeping bags and be prepared to spend nights at the woods' camps. See this video from Discovery Channel's "American Loggers."
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American Loggers: Mutiny Afoot

This is the beginning of a new business for the Pelletiers'. They've found a niche making safety barriers for big rigs.
1:43

American Loggers: New Business

An investment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars demands some assurances on the part of the seller. That's why the Pelletiers have decided to take this new logging machine for a test drive before they dive in.
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American Loggers: New Machine

A seasoned cutting crew heads out to work in Arctic-like weather that's cold enough to make steel as brittle as candy. See this video from Discovery Channel's "American Loggers."
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American Loggers: Night Shift at 45 Below

A routine checkup on one of the Pelletiers work sites reveals the value of one of the best contract crews the company has on the books.
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American Loggers: Perfectionists

Larry Pelletier manages the Telos camp and finds himself in a bit of a mess.
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American Loggers: Plumbing Problems

Check out what the house mechanics are up to when the shop is slow. It's time to do some tire maintenance, old-school style.
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American Loggers: Preventative Maintenance

Working far from the Millinocket shop, processor operator Scott Dionne is saved by fully-stocked service truck.
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American Loggers: Processor Field Surgery

Catch a closer look at American Loggers in this exclusive clip from Discovery.
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American Loggers: Pulp Wood Load

Rookie loggers riddle the season but a former employee returns.
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American Loggers: Revolving Door

Winter is one of the better times of year, as far as business goes.  However, it can cause serious problems with equipment on the roads.
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American Loggers: Slippery Slope

A company employee brings his complaint about not receiving his promised raise straight to Eldon.
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American Loggers: Straight to the Top

Catch a closer look at American Loggers in this exclusive clip from Discovery.
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American Loggers: Stressing Out

Catch a closer look at American Loggers in this exclusive clip from Discovery.
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American Loggers: The Old Fashioned Way

Catch a closer look at American Loggers in this exclusive clip from Discovery.
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American Loggers: Three-Man Team

Danny attempts to cross a snow covered bridge just two inches wider than his load.
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American Loggers: Tight Fit

With temperatures well below zero degrees, the loggers struggle to work effectively in the extreme cold.
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American Loggers: Unbearable Freeze

A tragic accident involving one of their workers leads the Pelletiers to end the use of chainsaws for most logging operations. See this video from Discovery Channel's "American Loggers."
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American Loggers: Why Chainsaws Went Away

Ideal hauling conditions have been too much of a good thing - non-stop trucking combined with broken down harvesters have left a shortage of wood on the ground.
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American Loggers: Wood Shortage

On the Discovery Channel's series "Hazard Pay," host Curt Doussett goes to work for a timber company and learns what it is like to work one of the most dangerous jobs in the world...with saws, falling trees, and huge blades.
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Hazard Pay: Curt Works as a Logger

On Discovery Channel's show "Hazard Pay," host Curt Doussett goes to work inside a saw mill, learning about the obvious as well as the hidden dangers of the head saw and swing saw, which are used for cutting timber.
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Hazard Pay: Hidden Dangers in the Saw Mill

Several years into buggy development, Mike and Geoff rig one of the buggies as a log skidder to demonstrate its raw power and stability.
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Howe and Howe Tech: Buggy Logging Challenge

Trees can grow anywhere. This can sometimes cause a problem for harvesting. Watch how loggers airlift the timber from hard to reach areas on the "HowStuffWorks" show on Discovery Channel.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 3: Tree Harvesting

Sarah gets a shot at being a logger for a day. Find out if she likes the career change.
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Sarah Palin's Alaska: Logger for a Day

As the day progresses, ice gives way to wet and muddy conditions that threaten to swallow the massive rigs whole.
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Swamp Brothers: Bogged Down

Bobby's crew wakes up to a rare snow storm with blizzard conditions, making work extremely difficult and dangerous.
1:43

Swamp Brothers: Freak Snow Storm

Bobby arrives on the deck to find an upset group of neighboring landowners.
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Swamp Brothers: Pick Up Sticks

Bobby's business is in trouble, and he needs his crew to perform at their best to make up for losses.
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Swamp Brothers: Pushing Through

Justin explains how a little bit of ether and a lighter can help inflate truck tires if you don't blow yourself up.
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Swamp Loggers: Fiery Tire Change

On their way home from work, these loggers make a pit stop to see hoe Bo's recovery is coming along.
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Swamp Loggers: A Friendly Visit

Between flat tires and muddy roads, these loggers are having a bit of trouble getting their work done.
1:46

Swamp Loggers: A Muddy Mess

After several weeks of limping along, Bobby finally has to temporarily shut down the business due to cutbacks in mill orders.
1:34

Swamp Loggers: A Tar Heel's Sad Duty

Bobby and Justin remember back when eleven-year-old Justin saved his father after he had been badly injured and pinned down by a trailer.
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Swamp Loggers: A Young Hero

Bobby gets a call that the mill is halting pulp wood orders and may close down.
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Swamp Loggers: Bad News

Bobby and his crew just can't beat the wet weather that keeps turning the roads into vehicle traps.
1:53

Swamp Loggers: Battle For The Roads

Bo's friends and family throw a BBQ bash to wish him a speedy recovery from a serious gallbladder infection.
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Swamp Loggers: BBQ Bash

Bobby can't do much about the weather or mill orders but he's sure not going to let a beaver mess up his world.
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Swamp Loggers: Beaver Dam Blues

The boss gets an early start to make up for lost time. When the crew shows up, they demonstrate how to warm up their machines.
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Swamp Loggers: Bobby Starts Early

Just when he could use a day with no bad news, a fine from the mill tips off Bobby that his truck scales are off by a big number.
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Swamp Loggers: Bogus Truck Scale

Bo's doctor discloses surprising information about his condition and says he will need to be moved into the intensive care unit of the hospital.
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Swamp Loggers: Bound for ICU

Old logging cable buried in a tree takes out six of the feller buncher's carbide teeth and Simitrio has to do a little field "dental" work.
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Swamp Loggers: Broken Teeth

The strain of lifting hundreds of tons of lumber every day finally finds a weak spot on Dave Mueller's loader.
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Swamp Loggers: Busted Loader

With the 100-load goal out of reach at the Smith Tract, the loggers begin to clean up their work area to prepare for the 84,000 pound logging trucks.
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Swamp Loggers: Clean Up Crew

Due to all of the setbacks, Bobby's crew comes up two loads short of their weekly target.
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Swamp Loggers: Coming Up Short

With Dave left in charge in the swamp, the Goodsons head to Las Vegas to see the new 4-wheel drive system for their service truck.
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Swamp Loggers: CONEXPO

Forced to work in a swampy area with a thinner tree stand means fewer trees to build the log roads that keep the cutter from sinking in the muck.
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Swamp Loggers: Don't Get Stuck

After E.J throws a fit about his spot trailers being empty, the crew voices their opinions on his temper tantrum.
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Swamp Loggers: E.J's Debacle

Bobby's wife takes him to an airfield for a surprise birthday present.
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Swamp Loggers: Feel the Force

With the dry weather, the all-terrain crew is optimistic that they will have a successful week and get their 100 loads.
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Swamp Loggers: Feeling Optimistic

While at the CONEXPO convention in Las Vegas, Bobby receives word that work is going very well back at the swamp.
1:07

Swamp Loggers: Hitting the Mark

The shovel logger's hydraulic cylinder is leaking fluid again, but Bobby's learning to fix it with his own welds.
1:19

Swamp Loggers: Home Grown Welding

Bobby Goodson is on a mission to tear down a beaver dam, which is clogging up his working area with water, making for unsafe working conditions.
1:59

Swamp Loggers: Loggers vs. Beavers

After the feller buncher is damaged by some old logging cable, Bobby discovers a treasure trove of logging machines abandoned over seventy years ago.
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Swamp Loggers: Logging Graveyard

Bobby and Justin get back to basics by bringing down a giant cypress tree with just the right chainsaw cuts.
1:58

Swamp Loggers: Make A Fat Man Move

It's moving day for Bobby Goodson and his crew, so they've got to hit the highway with a truck caravan of hazardous wide loads.
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Swamp Loggers: Moving Wide Loads

The logging crew is finding it difficult to perform their duties with extremely wet and muddy conditions.
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Swamp Loggers: Mud Trap

After a heavy rain, the clay on the logging roads turns into a muck that traps everything.
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Swamp Loggers: Mud World

With delays in the swamp and restrictions at the pulp mill, Bobby seeks out new surplus to help with production.
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Swamp Loggers: New Surplus

The crew receives word that Bo's condition is improving, which boosts everyone's morale.
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Swamp Loggers: One Big Swamp Logging Family

Bobby breaks the bad news to Justin about Doug putting in his resignation.
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Swamp Loggers: One Man Down

Employee morale is high, but concerns over a land dispute are still lingering.
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Swamp Loggers: Property Dispute

Sam Porter, owner of the neighboring land, pays Bobby a visit to make sure no timber is being cut down on his property.
1:09

Swamp Loggers: Property Line

Lesley Davis from Corbett Timber drops by to inform Bobby about the week's pulpwood mill restrictions. Bobby decides to only haul pulpwood, until the mill cuts them off.
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Swamp Loggers: Pulp Mill Restrictions

Things go from bad to worse when the main skidder runs out of fuel in the middle of the swamp, and the fuel truck loses a wheel in a road rut.
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Swamp Loggers: Refueling Blues

Bobby heads out to the desert where he takes a demo truck for a test ride, putting the all-wheel drive system through some tough maneuvering.
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Swamp Loggers: Rig Testing

Muddy road conditions are causing major setbacks to the Goodson's All Terrain Logging crew.
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Swamp Loggers: Slick Roads

Bobby and his men can handle just about any type of weather except a rare blizzard that ices up roads and machines.
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Swamp Loggers: Snow Shut Down

On an especially rainy day, deliveries come to a dead halt when Wayne's truck gets stuck in the mud. Bobby helps drag him out and Justin smoothes out the road to ensure that they won't waste any more time because of the mud.
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Swamp Loggers: Stuck Truck

The loggers have a special delivery - a super duper grill to have a large cookout for the crew.
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Swamp Loggers: Super Duper Grill

Bobby's son Justin is going down fast in his loader trapped in a deep mud hole, but quick action by the veteran Simitrio saves the day.
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Swamp Loggers: Swallowed by Mud

Bobby's top producing driver, Gary, gets stuck driving the 20-year-old backup truck.
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Swamp Loggers: The Backup Truck

Bobby blows his top when he's accused of exceeding his quota while Justin just hates the skidder.
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Swamp Loggers: Timber Tempers

Shoddy shop work on the Goodson's heavy equipment trailer leads to some scary moments when it's used to move their indispensable feller buncher.
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Swamp Loggers: Touch and Go Transport

These truckers are not too thrilled about the order to use a much longer route until the rain clears.
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Swamp Loggers: Unfortunate Route Change

Bobby heads home to take care of what could be a lifesaving delivery.
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Swamp Loggers: Workout Equipment

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