Types of Rigging Supplies for Logging and Forestry
28 Nov 2019 Industrial Equipment
There are many different kinds of equipment needed in order to keep a logging operation running smoothly. At Western Equipment, we supply a massive range of equipment for all kinds of industries, including various types of rigging supplies for logging and forestry.
Rigging Equipment for Logging
Whether you are using a mobile crane system, a knuckleboom loader, or any other type of log lifting equipment on your forestry site, similar types of rigging equipment are usually used to bind, secure, and hoist loads of logs. Some of the different types of rigging equipment used in logging include:
Logging Wire Rope
There are many different types of wire rope available, and logging wire rope systems consist of a couple of these types. Whether you are lifting, securing, or towing, it is important to employ the right kind of wire rope. Some of the types of logging wire ropes include main lines, haul backs, and guy lines.
Web slings are among the most commonly used rigging supplies on a logging site. They are lightweight, flexible, and come colour coded so that you know exactly how much weight each sling is capable of lifting. All slings should be tested regularly to ensure that they will not cause an accident if used to lift a load of logs.
Because raw logs can abrade and damage many other types of slings, chain slings are often the system of choice on many logging sites. Chain slings for logging are incredibly durable and flexible and, with the right care, they can last for an incredibly long time while still being used heavily. They can also contour to any load, which makes them ideal for binding and lifting multiple logs at once.
In every rigging operation, the hoisting system is only as strong as the hardware being used. There are many types of hardware used for rigging in logging. With the right hardware, you can be sure that your rigging operation is secure and able to tackle any job. Some different types of rigging hardware used in forestry include:
- Load binders
- Tie downs
- Wire rope clips
For more information about the different types of rigging supplies for logging and forestry, or to learn more about our massive range of products and services, please contact us at the location nearest to you or fill out a form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.