Mechanical Operations » Forwarder


A Forwarder is a tracked or rubber tired machine consisting of a power plant, operator enclosure, dozer blade, articulating grapple, and a bunk to the rear. This machine usually follows the processor and picks up the cut-to-length logs, places them in the bunk and then takes the logs out of the woods and piles them at the landing. It then moves back into the woods to repeat the process. A forwarder may also be used to pick up bunched trees and forward them to the landing where a machine called a delimber is used to remove the limbs, cut off the tops, and pile the logs.

book There are no specific OSHA requirements for Forwarders. Please refer to General Requirements for Machines and Vechicles.


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