Whether you are harvesting wood, working on reforestation efforts or building a new road, reliable forestry equipment is crucial to your livelihood. You need to be able to count on your equipment to run smoothly to ensure your ability to finish the job and maintain a high productivity level.
Even seemingly small things such as tree branches can damage your equipment, which may slow down or halt your operations. That’s why at Prime Source Parts, we created a forestry protection system that can help extend the life of your equipment and increase its performance abilities.
Common Types of Damage for Forestry Equipment
Excavators, dozers, and other types of forestry equipment are built to handle tough situations with ease and can withstand exposure to the elements, heavy loads and rocky terrain without major problems. However, due to the nature of its intended use, forestry equipment is at a higher risk for potential damage from trees and shrubbery.
There are three types of damage that forestry equipment experiences most frequently:
- Scrapes from trees, shrubs and bushes: Shrubbery and pointed branches can scrape your equipment, chipping the paint and scratching the exterior.
- Punctures: Sharp branches that puncture the interior of your forestry equipment can impact its ability to function and may endanger users.
- Falling limbs and debris: Loose debris and limbs from surrounding trees could get stuck in your equipment’s undercarriage or fall onto your equipment. Either case could cause denting and other damage, or even potentially injure the user.
Potential Effects of Forestry Equipment Damage
Some forms of damage can affect your safety if not addressed. For example, if a sharp branch hits the equipment’s interior, it could cause dangerous engine punctures. Additionally, other damage, like dents or stuck debris, can impact your equipment’s overall condition and function.
Minor issues, such as scratches in the paint or other aesthetic damage may not affect your forestry equipment’s operation, but these cosmetic blemishes can decrease resale value. For a good return on investment of your forestry equipment, it’s best to get a dependable forestry protection system that will help prevent damage, allowing the equipment to operate safely and maintain a higher value.
How You Can Prevent Damage to Your Forestry Equipment
Prime Source Parts and Equipment provides custom-built protection systems to keep your forestry equipment unharmed by your surroundings.
Forestry protection systems reduce the risk of damage to your excavator by surrounding it with a protective barrier. This barrier helps prevent trees and debris from making contact with the actual body of your equipment, minimizing the risk of scratches and scrapes to the exterior.
A protection system can also significantly reduce the amount of damage that can occur if something heavy, such as a tree limb or a rock, falls on your equipment. Knowing that your equipment is protected from common damages can give you the peace of mind to work freely in heavily wooded areas and other challenging environments.
Get a Forestry Protection System That Works for You
When your career depends on properly functioning equipment, it’s important to make sure that equipment is well-maintained and protected from everyday wear and tear, as well as potential damage.
At Prime Source Parts and Equipment, we offer effective and durable solutions that help prevent your excavators from incurring damage from the start.
We can deliver custom-built forestry machine protection systems for excavators to our clients in as little as three weeks. Our experienced technicians also offer quality repairs on existing protection systems, ensuring your excavators stay protected.
Note: Forestry Protection Systems are meant to protect the equipment and not designed as a protection system for the operator or as additional protection to manufacturer ROPS systems or cab protection systems.