c. 1920

Lumber Carrier, Ross Straddle Carrier

In 1913, Harry B. Ross built the first straddle truck at the Stetson-Ross Machine Works in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Ross’ invention revolutionized the movement of lumber around mill yards, and would be replicated in later years by Gerlinger, Hyster, Yale, Caterpillar and a host of others.

Donkey, Skagit #1183 Gas "Little Tugger"

Steam donkeys were still the rage in the early 1920s when little Skagit Steel and Iron Works of Sedro-Woolley, Washington introduced a new machine to the logging world. Powered by a 20 HP Fordson tractor, the double drum winch cost $1300, about the same as the cheapest small steam donkey.
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