In order to load and unload logs, there are log loaders used that can be operated by using electronic and mechanical controls. For moving heavy logs, these loaders can be very useful for loading and unloading on the suitable carrier.
There are many different varieties of remorque à bois which means wood or timber carrying trailer available with different specifications and facilities. However broadly they can be categorized into two main categories as follows:
- Knuckle-boom log loader
This is having a hydraulic controlled boom and is meant for small size of logs, and it looks almost like a knuckle of a human arm or hand. In order to lift and move the wooden logs, to the respective places the hydraulic grapple works to do the job. One of the benefits of this type of loader is that it can be rotated 180 to 360 degrees.
- Self propelled log loader
This kind of log loader has also got wheels so that it can also be moved. It also has a rotating type of grapple which is attached at the boom’s end so that it is possible to clutch easily. This kind of loader can easily rotate 360 degrees and also have rubber tires in order to improve its stability even further. There are following few types of self-propelled log loaders.
- Crane loader
It offers better productivity as it is customized as per the need. Its machineries can rotate 360 degrees.
- Forklift loader
There are outfitted forks equipped with loader that can easily be lowered or raised.
- Mobile heel boom loader
There is one grapple and set of tongs with this loader. It can easily control in catching logs from two different places.
What are the benefits of log loaders
- Fully rotating grapple
Hydraulic grapple can rotate in 360 degrees which is made of very high quality of steel and with very strong bearing to offer excellent performance.
- Longer reach
The boom is designed in such a fashion that it can easily reach longer distance and within 10 meters distance it can easily load /unload.
- Endurance and durability
Its boom is very strong and can perform number of tasks without getting damaged. It can easily hold any big or heavy log.
They are made with fine grained steel and are quite light in weight
Log loaders can be easily configured to attach with any trailer or truck. It is quite versatile and can be used for different applications.
- Easy transportation
It can be easily transported.
Log loaders are quite productive and comfortable to work with.