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The American logger is a tough breed of human beings that eke out a living doing what they have done for generations. This TV series centers on the operation and lives of different loggers, and their love for what they do for a living. Logging is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and requires constant alertness, and when it is not given, bad things happen. The show shows the day to day events of going to work as a logger and the many dangers they face. Each day brings with it different challenges, and is brought to life in this powerful true life TV series.

Loggers work in the mountains in some of the most rugged terrain there is. Getting to work some days is a battle, and then facing the dangers of Steep Mountain grades that have treachery around every corner, make this series an event to look forward to each week. The powerful men and women who have devoted their lives to the industry have very unique and interesting personalities. Each lends to the drama that is created each and every day, form the day to day task needs and rough mountainous country.

The weather of this high country activity brings with it a great degree of uncertainty and mystery that helps add suspense to the events portrayed. Many sites are being shot in high country rain forest that has new surfaces in different conditions that come at the loggers. Slick wet conditions means more caution is needed in this dangerous and demanding environment of the series show. The show cases the strengths of the workers to face the elements each and every day to bring home the bread. When there is snow everywhere it is hard to see all the dangers properly, and the risk for injury goes up. Loggers have to be alert and aware at all times and never let their guard down or disaster hits.

The machinery used in logging is huge and very powerful, with long winch lines that pull tons of weight through the air. A wrong move by the operator or those working with the operator, and injuries can occur. Falling timber is especially dangerous and when a 10 ton tree falls it can make a lot of potential for injury and danger. The men and women who do this for a living have learned to handle the risk, and it is brought to surface very effectively in the TV series.

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Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
3 Seasons, 30 Episodes - Returning Series
Reality
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American Loggers Full Episode Guide

  • Rudy goes on a business venture, leaving Wayne in charge of operations. Under Wayne's supervision, the men seem to be on a collision course.

  • Brutal cold weather during peak logging season causes both equipment and emotional breakdowns.

  • Crews are determined but three drivers suffer accidents and a busted pipe stinks up Telos camp. Business in the trailer shop is increasing so Allen thinks he needs a raise.

  • The winter freeze has arrived, but a rookie driver can't handle the roads and costs the Pelletiers. Then it's all hands on deck to battle through the first blizzard of the year.

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