Forestry rope is widely used for
logging, timber harvesting and reforestation jobs, allowing logging and
forestry firms to optimise efficiency.
The best quality forestry rope is made from
galvanised steel wire rope because it is strong enough to handle the heavy-duty
loads placed on it during use. It is also important that the rope can resist
wear and tear, as well as be able to withstand exposure to the elements.
Polypropylene is another type of rope that
can be used for logging, but it is not as durable as steel wire rope and will
need to be replaced more frequently. Nylon rope can be used in certain
situations, but it is more likely to break under the weight of logs or other
heavy objects. All equipment should, of course, be carefully checked before
each use and thoroughly every six months by a qualified inspector, however,
there are various advantages to using steel ropes and wire rope pullers.
- Capable of handling heavy-duty
- Highly resistant to wear and
- Able to withstand exposure to
- Less likely to break under the
weight of logs or other heavy objects
- Can be used in a variety of
different logging scenarios
- Lifting the heaviest logs in
Cable cranes can be combined with yarding
and cable skylines to pull up heavy logs over large distances. In such
situations, high-quality galvanised steel wire rope will be used on the crane,
the skyline and as logging chokers, which secure a single log/tree or multiple
logs in a chokehold. The length of the steel wire rope will be dependent on the
job at hand, with shorter ropes being used for smaller loads and longer ropes
required to move heavier logs over greater distances.
The diameter of the steel wire rope is also
an essential factor to consider, with a thicker diameter generally required for
heavier loads. This ensures that the log can be securely attached to the crane
without damaging the steel wire rope.
There are a number of different types of
steel wire rope that can be used for logging, but the most popular choice is
6x19 steel rope. This type of rope is made up of six strands of steel wire,
with each strand consisting of 19 wires. The construction of the rope gives it
added flexibility, which is ideal for use in applications where the ropes are
subject to repeated bending, such as when lifting logs.
Another option that can be used for logging
is 6x24 steel rope. This type of rope is made up of six strands of steel wire,
with each strand consisting of 24 wires. The increased number of wires in each
strand gives the rope added strength and makes it more resistant to wear and
If you'd like to learn more about the
different types of rope that are available, or if you need help selecting the correct
type of rope for your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be
more than happy to assist you.