Get Familiar with The Four Categories of Forestry Machines


In Quebec, many different machines are used for timber harvesting operations like forest road construction, logging, fuel treatment, and many other forest management activities. These are often termed as ‘heavy-equipment’. Some are designed, especially for meeting the demands of specific forestry tasks.

If you are in the market to buy chargeuse a bois neuve [New wood or timber loader], then visit to check the variety of forestry equipment they sell.

Four categories of forestry machines

Logging machines

Heavy equipment designed for moving the trees and logs from stump to log landing on the roadside is categorized as logging machines.

  • Forwarder
  • Harvester-processor
  • Feller-Buncher
  • Wheeled Feller-Buncher
  • Small wheel Feller-Buncher
  • Mulcher
  • Roadside Brush Cutter
  • Shovel Logger
  • Skidder
  • Small Skidder
  • Skid cat
  • Brush piling shovel
  • Brush rake piling cat
  • Truck or trailer mount yarder
  • Log loader attachment – yarder
  • Small swing yarder
  • Mobile yarder
  • Tower yarder
  • Cable Yarding carriage

Log landing machines

Log landing machines are designed to work at the roadside landing, where the logs and trees are processed and sorted. The next step is to deck and load them onto the trucks.

  • Shovel
  • Processor
  • Stroke delimber
  • Wheel log loader
  • Landing cat
  • Grinder
  • Delimber-debarker-chipper
  • Heavy fire truck
  • Fire dozer

Forest road machines

The heavy machines are built to maintain the landings and forest roads. It keeps the forest roads in good shape, which is crucial for easy access to the forestland.

  • Dozer
  • Excavator
  • Track Hoe excavator
  • Heavy excavator
  • Dump truck
  • Grader
  • Compactor
  • Back-hoe
  • Wheeled loader
  • Rock crusher and conveyor
  • Rock drill
  • Bridge crane
  • Water tender
  • Hydro-seeder trailer

Wood transport machines

Transport machines are designed to haul wood, logs, biomass hog fuel and chips. These wood transportation machines work on highways, waterways, railroads, and forest roads. They deliver the timber from around the forest in Canada to the manufacturing plants or at the sorting yard or market.

  • Long-log truck
  • Short-log truck and trailer
  • Self-loader log truck
  • Chip van truck
  • Log railcar
  • Log barge
  • Cargo ship

Aerial machines

Aircraft machines are built for lifting and flying forestry workers, products and supplies during crucial management forest operations. They support the airplanes and helicopters to haul the loads.

  • Heavy-lift helicopter
  • Aerial truck helicopter
  • Utility helicopter
  • Air fuel taker
  • Fertilizer hopper truck
  • Fire retardant heavy bomber
  • Small airplane/lead plane

Service machines

Service machines are designed to help other machines that operate in the forest.

  • Simulator
  • Heavy service truck
  • Light service truck
  • Line spool truck
  • Low boy
  • Pilot car
  • Fuel truck
  • Fuel trailer
  • Pickup truck
  • Flatbed utility truck
  • Crew cab truck
  • Crummy

For more information visit the local store in Quebec!

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