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Summit Trailer Ltd

Summit Trailer Ltd

Summit Trailer Ltd has added its new Peak quad wagon logger to its Peak trailer line.

This unit comes with a new bunk and stake system that is engineered to be lighter and stronger. Currently stocking a walking beam suspension with scale system, Summit also has a new headache rack engineered and designed to go with its complete rig-up package that it installs at any of its three locations in Prince George, Penticton or Edmonton.

Summit Trailers says that this unit belongs with its tridem hayrack, both highway and off highway versions, B-Train and Super B Loggers from BWS Manufacturing, adding that it can supply and service a variety of log hauling needs.


Introducing StrongArm bunks and stakes, Doepker’s new quad logger is totally redesigned. The combo carries up to three tiers, including a tier on the tri-drive truck. Operators appreciate the durability, reliability and good old fashioned “feel” of the mechanical walking beam suspension with an optional air ride, says the company.

Doepker’s quad logger comes standard with industry leading, patented, StrongArm bunks and cam folding stakes. Specifically engineered to be stronger and lighter than the competition, StrongArm bunks and stakes provide the strength and capacity needed for every load.

All components are made of Strenx900, one of the strongest weldable steels available world-wide.

The unique, patented, cam folding system is designed to maintain cambered in the vertical stake and self-locking fold for back-haul. The sleek design maximizes payload without sacrificing the robustness required in the toughest forests.

BWS Manufacturing LtdBWS Manufacturing Ltd

BWS Manufacturing Ltd is a manufacturer of on- and off-road trailers based in Centreville, New Brunswick. The company began manufacturing forestry trailers in 1967, and is celebrating 50 years of business. Today, BWS continues to manufacture forestry trailers and B-trains for both Canada and the U.S.

Thanks to 3-D design software and continuous communication with customers, BWS is able to incorporate the latest technologies in its designs, earning a reputation for manufacturing innovative and reliable trailers. As an ISO certified trailer manufacturer in Canada, the company says that customers can expect to receive consistent quality in each and every trailer built by BWS.

BWS logging B-Trains have a wide range of features that deliver value each day, even in extreme environments. The company is currently developing a new line of Super King B-Trains to further assist those in the forest industry.


FreFlyt designs and builds 12 trailer styles, both individual and paired configurations, to haul logs of varying length using several bunk widths and stake heights. Customers are encouraged to contact FreFlyt before the construction phase so they can build a trailer modified to their required specifications. After construction, FreFlyt has bolt-on options to fit customer needs.
Also, FreFlyt custom rigs highway tractors to match trailer configurations, which can be customized to customer specifications.

Magnum Trailer & Equipment IncMagnum Trailer & Equipment Inc

Magnum Trailer & Equipment manufactures premium quality forestry trailers in all popular configurations. By offering fully engineered products, and carefully considering customer design input and feedback, Magnum’s designs offer increased productivity and value for end users. Light tare weights and low bunk heights ensure that payloads are maximized, putting more profits into customers’ pockets, the company says. Magnum’s history of providing custom transportation solutions carries over into the forestry lineup: log trailer specifications are tailored to meet the needs of each customer. Magnum works with dealers throughout B.C. to sell, service and support its forestry trailers.

ANSER ManufacturingANSER Manufacturing

Anser Manufacturing Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of logging trailers in British Columbia. The Anser product has been available since 1985, and has proven itself in performance and durability for over 30 years, says the company.

In recent years, the Anser team has taken aggressive steps towards modifying and improving trailer design by utilizing 3-D solid modeling software and FEA analysis.

At Anser, its primary focus is on the needs of the customer. The company pays close attention to detail, implements innovative and practical designs, and it takes pride on maintaining the highest of quality standards.

Anser’s head office and manufacturing plant is located in Vernon, British Columbia. The facility is said to be modern and accessible, which allows the company to provide a high level of service to customers. Its engineers and fabricating staff are experienced, highly skilled and very responsive, and it has an extensive parts inventory, and a service department that ensures the wheels keep turning.

Deloupe IncDeloupe Inc

Deloupe says that its star product, the Viking logging semi-trailer, is custom-fabricated at a competitive price to meet customer needs and budget. Known throughout North America for its ruggedness and durability, Viking semi-trailers are fabricated with only high-end materials to ensure high quality, says the company.

Some advantages and benefits are: optimized rugged design allowing for superior volume-weight ratio, epoxy basecoat topped with two coats of polyurethane paint or an optional galvanized finish to maximize protection, high volume payload capacity to maximize profitability, and galvanized stakes.

Arctic ManufacturingArctic Manufacturing

Arctic Manufacturing was established in 1974. It started producing its first logging trailers in 1975 to fill the need for a strong and viable trailer for off-highway hauling, and a lightweight trailer for highway log haulers.

All Arctic trailers feature urethane bushings at all axle connections and pivot points in their suspensions. T1 and high strength alloy steels are used throughout the components. Innovative engineering, design and manufacturing provide a model that is light and strong, providing years of low maintenance, and long life.

From tandem axle pole trailers to quads and hayracks, all the way down to custom bunks and bolsters, Arctic Manufacturing says it has the equipment needed by log truckers, as well as a large assortment of parts for trucks and trailers.

Logging and Sawmilling Journal
December/January 2018

On the Cover:
For Vancouver Island logger Jesse Drover of JBM Falling Ltd, getting involved in steep slope logging was a natural progression. Drover operated a feller buncher for 13 years, so he was very familiar with mechanical harvesting before starting work with the ClimbMax steep slope harvester—and the tethered harvesting system is working out well for him, doing steep slope logging on the Island. (Cover photo by Paul MacDonald).

Keep on truckin’…
The BC Forest Safety Council—and forest industry—are taking a leadership role in a training program for new logging truck drivers in the province, spurred on by the large number of experienced logging truck drivers retiring.

Taking over—and tackling steep slopes
The next generation is gradually taking over at B.C.’s Van Ommen Contracting, and they’re finding steep slopes ahead of them—but there’s good equipment out there to tackle those steep slopes.

A great fit for steep slopes, Island style
The New Zealand-developed and built ClimbMax tethered harvesting system is making its mark on Vancouver Island—and logger Jesse Drover says the steep ground they have to work in is ideal for the ClimbMax.

Co-operative contracting in Quebec
Quebec’s Eclaircie Gaspesie contract logging operation has found its own path to success: a combination of equipment operators David Lévesque and Sebastian LeBlanc, along with forestry co-operative Groupement forestier cooperative Baie des Chaleurs—supported by solid Ponsse equipment.

SATCO head gets thumbs-up in Alberta
Alberta logging operation R. Bruce Erickson Construction says their new SATCO processing head is performing well, with the company’s Cody Erickson giving the head the thumbs-up both in its production capabilities and precision.

Kiwi super sawmill
The recent start-up of a new line at the Red Stag sawmill in New Zealand has created a lot of excitement, as the mill could now be the largest in the southern hemisphere—and there’s certainly no doubt that it is super fast and super accurate.

The next big thing in plywood
Already known for embracing technology and innovation, Oregon’s Freres Lumber is now taking its operations a step further, building a specialized manufacturing facility to produce the company’s newest innovation, Mass Plywood Panels.

The Edge
Included in this edition of The Edge, Canada’s leading publication on research in the forest industry, are stories from the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Agriculture and FPInnovations.

The Last Word
It’s time for a mountain pine beetle battle plan—involving the Feds—in Jasper National Park, says Tony Kryzanowski.


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