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Forestry Industry & Equipment

Forestry Industry & Equipment

Forestry Industry & Equipment

Forestry Supporting People Across the Globe

Forests, which cover 31% of the planet, are nature’s factories, producing clean air, water, and providing a safe home for all living species. They support the lives of 1.6 billion people while providing home for thousands of animals.

Forestry Stats

What is the significance of forestry industry to Canada?

The forestry industry has been and will continue to be a significant contribution to Canada’s economy. The sector supports over 300 forest-dependent communities and directly employs over 184,000 Canadians. It generates income for local workers in 2,400 towns, contributes $25.2 billion to nominal GDP, and sustains over 300 forest-dependent communities.

Forestry produces environmentally friendly, energy-efficient building materials. Because trees can be replanted, timber is considered a renewable resource. Steel, for example, can be reused and recycled, but it cannot be replaced. It also takes less energy to recycle and process wood goods.

Forest products and services

Forestry produces environmentally friendly, energy-efficient building materials. Because trees can be replanted, timber is considered a renewable resource. Steel, for example, can be reused and recycled, but it cannot be replaced. It also takes less energy to recycle and process wood goods.

What are the three subsectors of Forestry?

The forestry sector is divided into three subsectors (forestry and logging, wood product manufacturing, pulp and paper manufacturing)

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Hercules SLR is a leading supplier of forestry equipment and services in Canada, particularly in the western provinces.

Rigging Supplies for the Forestry & Logging Industries

Logging operations require a variety of equipment to run effectively and safely.

Hercules provides a diverse selection of equipment for a wide variety of industries, including rigging supplies for logging and forestry.

When it comes to logging equipment, the knuckleboom loader is undoubtedly the most critical piece of machinery. No other machine can load and unload large freight in confined locations or with low clearance like the twin boom and centre knuckle. Rigging equipment is often used to bind, secure, and hoist loads of logs, whether using a mobile crane system, a knuckleboom loader, or any other type of log lifting equipment. Various types of rigging equipment are used in logging, including wire rope, chain slings, and hardware.

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Wire Rope for Logging

Wire rope comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and logging wire rope systems are made up of a few of them. It’s vitally important to use the correct wire rope for lifting, fastening, and towing. Main lines, haul backs, and guy lines are all examples of logging wire ropes.

Web Slings

On site, web slings are one of the most regularly, utilised, rigging materials. They’re lightweight, flexible, and color-coded, enabling the user to know precisely how much weight each sling can support at a glance. All slings should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that they are safe to use when lifting a load of logs.

At Hercules all our inspectors are LEEA trained and have been awarded the LEEA Lifting Equipment General Diploma, an internationally recognized accreditation. Our inspectors will ensure your equipment complies with industry standards and legislation. Staying on top of your required annual inspections has never been easier!

We inspect and repair: Wire Rope, Fall Protection, Gear Slings, Rigging Hardware, Hoists & Crane Winches

Web slings

Chain Slings

Chain slings are frequently used on logging operations because raw logs can be abrasive and can potentially ruin many other types of slings. Logging chain slings are extremely sturdy and flexible, and with proper care, they can endure for a very long time while still being actively used. They also contour to any weight, making them perfect for simultaneously binding and lifting several logs.

Rigging Hardware

Hoisting systems are only as strong as the hardware used in every rigging operation. In logging, a variety of hardware is utilised for rigging. Your rigging operation is safe and capable of handling any project with the correct hardware. Below are some examples of rigging hardware used in forestry:

• Clevis Hooks
• Load binders
• Shackles
• Swivels
• Tie downs
• Turnbuckles
• Wire rope clips


Do you know Hercules SLR offers Chain Saw Safety Training at the Hercules Training Academy?

Hercules Training Academy has state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities so you can train with hands-on, practical experience, with access to lifting equipment & safety tools.
Our Technical Training Experts offer an extensive suite of safety classes, rigging and industrial certifications.

For more information about the different types of rigging supplies for logging and forestry, or to learn more about our massive range of products and services, please contact us at the location nearest to you or fill out a form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Please contact your nearest location for more information on the various types of rigging supplies for logging and forestry, or to learn more about our wide range of products and services, or fill out the contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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