If you’re looking to manage a cold deck or move a tree, skidders excel at this area of forestry. Read MoreSkidder logging is an efficient way to extract fallen wood from the forest floor to the landing where it can be later processed into consumer goods and biofuel. Skidders usually pick up logs and trees with a large grapple –skidders also sometimes less commonly use a winch cable. Skidders with a single or double arch design offer full-range horizontal and vertical grapple control while a logging skidder with a boom controls more like a traditional backhoe. Whether you need a small log skidder for selective cutting or something larger for more ambitious clear cut harvesting, forestry skidders of all varieties can be found here. Read Less
Skidders typically work in conjunction with forestry harvesters to transport fallen trees, and certain kinds of skidders can even help push trees over as well. There are many different types of skidders to choose from, each with their own unique systems for pulling logs away to be harvested. Some are designed for speed while others are designed for especially steep slopes that require additional maneuverability. Choosing the right type of skidder will impact the productivity of your logging operation.
My Little Salesman has a wide variety of new and used skidders for sale that are designed to extract logs through short paths or across long distances using a variety of efficient methods.
Skidders can be classified into three different types:
Both skidders and forwarders can transport fallen logs to a nearby clearing. However, a forwarder completely lifts logs off the ground, while a skidder drags them. This means that forwarders have a smaller footprint than skidders, but they are not able to carry as many logs at once.