Michigan’s Dog Logging
Located in Merriweather, on the upper peninsula of Michigan, Glen Miller and his brother-in-law Bill are the men behind the machines at Dog Logging. The logging company has been in business for 12 years as a two-man operation. Glen runs the processer and Bill mans the forwarder.
Until May of 2012, Dog Logging used a four-roller fixed head to get through over 10,000 cord of hardwood annually. When Miller found himself wanting more control and greater productivity, he found himself looking at a Waratah product.
Although Miller says he didn’t know a lot about the machine before owning it, he’s received a lot of dealer support from Nortrax – Escanaba and has had several courtesy visits from the dealer team after making the purchase of a 622B head. This close contact has helped to ensure that Dog Logging is getting all their questions answered to achieve maximum productivity and a high comfort level with the new head.
Miller says he’s been surprised by the performance he’s gotten from a “dangle head” machine on his Deere 703JH. “This head had a lot more versatility for the type of timber that we cut,” Miller said. “I feel like I have much more control in the trees.”