One of the factors in us having such a good show¬† was the available supplies of timber we had to demo with. However our timber didn’t just grow on trees…er well sure yes it did but it also needed felled, forwarded and craned to where we needed it. And a great help in that was the kind loan of an M.Large customer (and good friend)’s entirely unique and bespoke converted dumper now fitted out¬† as a forwarding vehicle complete with Palms 470 crane by the owner Sean Hoskins,
The dumper has the bucket removed and a series of loader bars on a frame added at the front. It features fold down legs which help to stabilise it when it’s at work and last but not least, has a fully fitted Palms 470 crane.
Sean’s forwarder beside the log deck of the Hakki Pilke 42 processor we were demonstrating.
The forwarder with the fold down legs extended and logs in loading area.
Close up of the Palms 470 crane on the forwarder -in front of the Palms flag too no less …you’d nearly think that was deliberate 😉
We think this is a quite a unique take on the forwarding trailer idea and can testify from experience using it that it’s a highly effective, time saving serious bit of forestry kit. And if the tools are only as good as the man using them…well judging by the tool, we’d suggest Sean’s probably a very good man to know.
Oh and it was nice to see a bit of chat about it on Arbtalk forums too.
If anyone wants to get in contact with Sean, they can call or email our office on +442890342838 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily put you in touch.
Sean, thanks again friend, see you very soon.
Team @ M.Large