The logging industry is one of the most difficult marketplaces to operate in. The work itself is hard and any fluctuations in the construction industry both in the Pacific Northwest and across the country can cause the financial pendulum to swing wildly one way or the other.
While you can’t control how many homes are being built in a given year, there are ways you can control certain aspects of your bottom line. Skidders, mulchers, fellers, log loaders, and other forestry equipment represent a huge investment in any logging operation.
As we said, these machines go through a lot on the job. And while regular training for your operators plays a part, daily inspections and regular maintenance can go a long way to helping the bottom line. Through consistent service, you’ll extend the lifespan of the equipment, parts, and attachments.
Many of these services can be performed in the field, such as checking/filling fluid levels, daily greasing, and removing debris that could hinder the operation of the equipment or even catch fire. Worn or pinched hydraulic hoses should also be inspected and addressed to prevent any leaks.
Triad Machinery offers complete inspections of your forestry equipment as well as maintenance or service calls to ensure your machinery is operating at its best. With six locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, you’re never too far away from one of our large service bays and an experienced crew of service technicians.
We run diagnostics on the electrical systems, fill or replace fluids as needed, check common wear points, the boom, connection points, and so on. We then present a deficiency report on problems as well as areas they may need service soon. This is all in an effort to make sure you get as much life out of your forestry equipment as possible.
Need help in the field? Our utility trucks are fully stocked and ready to make the trip. This is a great option if you’re in the middle of a job and downtime needs to be kept to a minimum.
In addition to maintenance, service, and repair of your forestry equipment, we’re also a full-service shop for cranes and construction equipment. Although all of our techs are factory-trained to work on Link-Belt cranes and excavators, they are experienced with most makes, including Tigercat, T-Mar, Waratah, and others.
In need of new forestry equipment, a new excavator, or a specific type of crane? We can help you there, too. We carry an extensive range of equipment as well as attachments and an unmatched parts department. Our 95% availability of parts for Link-Belt machinery is second to none and we have a large network of vendors to track down the parts we don’t have.
Need help keeping your logging equipment up and running or in the market for new attachments? Find the location nearest you and give us a call. Our fully-stocked service trucks may even be able to meet you in the field. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can help.