This WWII era half-track was modified for logging and looks to have been used very hard. The piece angling off the back is an A-frame, which was used for lifting. It’s hard to see in the photo but a cable runs through a sheave (pulley) on the A-frame and connects to a winch on the vehicle.

This WWII era half-track was modified for logging and looks to have been used very hard. The piece angling off the back is an A-frame, which was used for lifting. It’s hard to see in the photo but a cable runs through a sheave (pulley) on the A-frame and connects to a winch on the vehicle.

Credit: David Frane

Here’s another stationary engine; this one is from Aliss-Chalmers. As you can see from the corrugated metal “roof” on top of the engine, the owners didn’t baby this thing.

Here’s another stationary engine; this one is from Aliss-Chalmers. As you can see from the corrugated metal “roof” on top of the engine, the owners didn’t baby this thing.

Credit: David Frane

The tractor-style seat, stock radiator cover, and lack of protection over the operator suggest this machine was used for farming rather than logging.

The tractor-style seat, stock radiator cover, and lack of protection over the operator suggest this machine was used for farming rather than logging.

Credit: David Frane

During it’s working life it’s unlikely this stationary engine would have been idle long enough for a bird to build a nest on it. Things are different, now that the engine is out in the boneyard.

During it’s working life it’s unlikely this stationary engine would have been idle long enough for a bird to build a nest on it. Things are different, now that the engine is out in the boneyard.

Credit: David Frane