Hauling Logs in the Early Days of Logging

With only horses, human muscle, and a bit of mechanical ingenuity, early loggers devised clever methods of hauling logs.

hauling logs - bummer cart diagram
(From top): A self-loading bummer cart in position to load; half loaded; fully loaded. As the tongue is pulled down by the team, the leverage lifts and twists the log onto the cart.
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