With a sharp shear at the end of a long boom, feller bunchers can either cut straight through trees or push them over in a controlled fashion. The feller buncher then grabs the tree at one end and neatly piles it with other trees into a "bunch". Feller bunches are essential for grouping trees by species, quality and other defining characteristics so that they can be processed into logs, woodchips, or mulch later on.
As a leading lister of forestry equipment, My Little Salesman can connect you with a variety of different feller bunchers for sale. Drive to tree and swing boom feller bunchers are available, including feller bunchers with bunching heads, processing heads, and felling heads for single or multiple stems – new and used.
First you have to decide what type of feller buncher is appropriate . . .
. . . based on these operating conditions:
A used feller buncher can be just as effective as a new one under the right circumstances. In fact, a well-kept used feller buncher can last up to 25,000 hours on average. Be sure to check the maintenance records and hours logged, and check the body for cracks, dents or welds that could indicate the feller buncher was overused. Any leaks in the hydraulics system or engine, and any loose connections in the boom or shear head must be fixed before use.