Safety and Training
to the Timber Harvesting (Logging) Machines and Systems Website – a site developed to
provide an introduction to, and an overview of, the most common
types of timber harvesting operations. Most of the information and photos
that you will find on this website relate to timber harvesting
in the Southern USA.
The process of timber harvesting is carried out in a number of steps, starting with the felling
of the trees and finishing with trucking the logs to the mill.
For this process, a number of different forest harvesting
machines are typically combined to form a harvesting
system. With careful harvest planning, it is possible
to select the best harvest system that will be cost effective and safe for any given site.