The Chemainus auction is today and all the logging equipment is being auctioned off. The logging contractor I know says there are logging companies from New Zealand to look and probably buy the two 124 yarders. Each new are 1 million each they might get them for 300,000 maybe less. In New Zealand they have the same logging practices as B.C. so they hoe chuck and Grapple yard wood. It looks like all the Madill log loaders and Yarders will be heading for a long journey from Vancouver Island to New Zealand. Hate to be the one that has to pay to ship 1000 tons worth of equipment It is good to see the New Zealand buyers might be willing to spend couple million dollars. I guess when you live on a Island miles away from large sources of equipment you have to travel half way around the world. They probably don't have newer equipment like what is being auctioned off today. There are 66 Ford P/U trucks being auctioned off with 90% of them being crewcabs. With 22 of them being 2003 models. The P/U trucks always seem to sell high people paying 5-10 grand more than what they are really worth. The auction turned from a logging equipment sale to everybody on Vancouver island getting rid of their worn out equipment. Hopefully the New Zealanders like what they see and spend lots of their money. Sure would be sad to see that stuff being chopped up for scrap and head for china.