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United States Department of Agriculture

Forest Operations Equipment Catalog

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Welcome to the Forest Operations Equipment Catalog website. The purpose of this website is to provide the visitor with information pertaining to equipment used in forest operations. The information found here can be used to understand the equipment and methods used to perform fuels treatments and forest products harvesting. This information is brought to you by the San Dimas Technology and Development Center (SDTDC).

The Forest Operations Equipment Catalog lists equipment used in forest operations. The equipment is separated into categories based on their function in the harvest or treatment process. The harvest system process is performed by five functions: felling, extraction, processing, loading, and transportation. Some systems may perform felling and processing as a single function, while others may not perform any extraction or transportation. The number of steps in the process will vary by system and the treatment being performed.