Few Commonly Used Forestry Equipment


Foresters and loggers use several tools for cutting and processing the trees. For optimal work performance, it is advised that you must get proper information regarding the equipment needed. In this post, we shall talk briefly about different forestry equipment.

  • Log loaders

The purpose of log loader which is also called chargeuse pour le bois sort and collect various logs into heaps. Such loader will load all those piles which are of adequate size and then will move them to transport through trucks.

Normally, three different kinds of loaders mostly are available in the market – wheeled, tracked and trailer mounted.

All these machines are either knuckle or grapple booms. Knuckle booms usually come with very fast acting hydraulics and grapples can be of bunching which enables bigger pickup base.

  • Delimbers

All these delimbers act as important tool to log and forestry work. Basically, there are three means for delimbing any tree. This can be through flail, gate and pull-through.

All such are landing-based with lower cost. The most suitable one is appropriate for situations where wood quality is not an issue.

  • Gates

These gates are steel-based structures which are welded in grid shaped pattern. Grapple skidder will help in displacing big chunk of trees via gates. When gate delimbers are used with directly chipper stem on your truck.

  • Pull-through delimbers

Such delimbers can act like horizontally-mounted processors which are capable to work as trailer-mounted or any standalone machine. Then loader will just put part of the tree inside delimber.

Most of the models will be provided with topping saw that removes head region of the tree. “Pull-through delimbers” can offer cleaning stem that does not require any kind of extra additional processing before the loading in truck.

  • Flail delimbers

Such types of loaders can basically be rotating drums which come with chains which may break off limbs of tree when they will be fed via drum. Flails can be available in two different types:

  • Loader triggered
  • Self-feeding.

This method will remove bark which is beneficial when result will be low bark content that in resulting chips, almost like paper/pulp usage.

  • Feller bunchers

These machines are self-propelled which come with just single cutting head and are able to grip more than 1 stem at a single time. Cutting heads will perform only cutting operation.

It will hold and ground device of placement and it may not have any capability of processing. Generally, feller bunchers are propelled via any wheels and tracks.


All these are various kinds of forestry equipment which are designed for carrying out different kinds of forestry tasks.