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Pierce feller buncher booms improving steep slope logging


October 1, 2020
By Pierce

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Pierce’s family of steep slope feller buncher booms are clearing the way to the extreme slopes of West Coast forests. Pierce boom configurations operate in conjunction with a tethering system that allows you to virtually eliminate dangerous and costly hand cutting.

“This steep slope technology represents a major advance in worker safety on the job site,” says Pierce’s Greg Hildebrandt. “And whereas traditional logging equipment reaches only a portion of the job site, steep slope equipment can reach a significantly greater segment, representing a substantial increase in safety and productivity.”

The Pierce family of steep slope feller buncher booms are currently available in live heel for steep slope directional felling, live heel for leveling shovel logging, and a two-piece configuration, also for directional felling. All three can shovel/hoe chuck logs directly to the landing, where the Pierce GP (Grapple Processor) processes and loads, completing the job with one efficient landing machine

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