Improvements on GCAR Design’s patent pending ARC style log pusher

by | Dec 18, 2023 | Industry News, New Technology, Sawmill, Supplier Newsline

GCAR Design, known for its patented VLS (Long Log Singulator) and the ALSLS (Short Wood Singulator), has recently introduced a much improved and patent pending ARC style log pusher.

The ‘ARC’ pusher is engineered to provide a single acting and balanced design, containing a robust and simple structure, electric drive, oversized drive components and a complementary hopper.

The log contacting surfaces are radial to easily withstand impact loads from dense logs. The lifting arms are balanced by using an internal counterbalance to efficiently lift and discharge the load of logs onto the built-in tail end of the take-away log deck.

The ARC design contains a drive and actuating mechanism external to the bin walls.

A robust infeed hopper is integral to the design to ensure the optimal log presentation to the pusher face.

GCAR Design has a team with approximately 50 years of practical mill experience, including critiquing pushers and singulators across North America and Australia.

All ARC pushers and hoppers are custom designed for both new and retrofit projects.

For an animated and 3D view of the system, visit




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