When it comes to money, it is important to think through every purchase or decision. Doing otherwise can increase the risk of causing financial instability in your business, even if you’re using logging equipment financing.
To make the most of logging equipment financing, use it only to acquire equipment that can bring in positive ROI to your business.
Let’s take a look at the different types of equipment that every logging business should have.
Different Types of Logging Equipment
In an industry known for being process-oriented, there are many different types of equipment needed that are used specifically for each step. Acquiring only the necessary logging equipment can help preserve your cash flow.
So what are these said necessary logging equipment?
A skidder is logging equipment that’s used for retrieving cut trees from the forest during logging operations. Logging businesses use this to clear the land after cutting down trees.
A harvester is used for felling, limbing and bucking trees. This equipment is normally used along with a forwarder.
A forwarder is a forestry and logging equipment that’s used to carry the logs from the stump to the roadside landing.
The feller buncher is a variation of the harvester that can also gather and cut several trees before felling them. The work done by this equipment replaces the duties of lumberjacks or fallers.
Dump trucks are also required by logging companies in order to transport logs from one place to another easily. There are two different kinds of dump trucks used: those with integrated flatbeds and those configured to spread the load between the tractor unit and the dollied trailer pulled behind it.
Excavators (hydraulic) are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper (or stick), bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the “house”. Logging companies use this to remove the remaining part of a tree after cutting it down. One of the best known for this is the wood splitter machine.
This logging equipment is used to dig and move large and heavy objects. Crawler excavators have increased stability, efficiency and balance.
A mulcher is a small tracked machine that has the mulching equipment and can come with different configurations and sizes. It can also come on tracks, wheels, and front or boom-mounted.