Caterpillar produces a line of tree harvesters, feller bunchers and delimbers that seamlessly combine power, versatility and ease of use. They also feature the legendary Caterpillar reliability that ensures long-term service in even the most demanding forestry applications.
A forestry harvester is a machine with wheels or tracks designed for delimbing, felling and cutting felled sections into logs, also known as bucking. It has a felling head for cutting the tree at the base and the correct log interval. The head also includes delimbing knives that strip the trunk, feed rollers to grab and secure the logs and a measuring wheel for determining the cut length as the logs feed through. Harvesters work well on both even ground and slopes with grades up to approximately 55%.
A feller buncher is a more compact harvester with fewer additional features. The primary function of a feller buncher is to cut trees down and group them into bunches. However, most models cannot perform delimbing or bucking processes.
Like harvesters, feller bunchers come in both wheeled and tracked versions. A feller buncher works well with various attaching heads, including shear blades, disc saws and chain saws. The tree's trunk diameter and limbs will generally be the deciding factor in which head design works best.
A harvester and feller buncher can both suit your needs depending on the nature of your work. If you're clearing flatter land, a feller buncher can often do the basic cutting much faster than its more complex cousin. With rougher terrain and a greater slope, however, the harvester will excel in handling the more complex requirements of working in this environment.
The Cat® Rental Store has a complete range of both designs to cover the needs of your application.
You should consider a Cat tree harvester or feller buncher rental whenever you have a temporary need for equipment for a unique project. Renting also gives you a cost-effective solution for adding to your fleet when there's a sudden spike in business. When you rent, you'll avoid expenses such as maintenance, depreciation and storage.
And when you rent late-model equipment from The Cat Rental Store, you'll have access to the latest Caterpillar technologies. You can get more work done in less time and keep your projects on schedule.
The Cat Rental Store near you is fully prepared to provide an expertly maintained harvester or delimber rental unit at a competitive rate. Our equipment staff will help you select the right machine for your applications and budget. We'll also work with you to develop a cost-effective rental agreement that works for your business.
Learn more about the benefits of a Cat harvester rental from The Cat Rental Store. Give us a call at 1-800-RENT-CAT or contact us online for a quick quote today to rent whatever you need from people who do whatever it takes.