For forestry tires, Nokian Tyres have the best and most complete range of tires and they are the global market leader in forestry tires. They have tires for both cut to length and full tree forestry work.
They have a range of tires that can operate with our without tracks and chains, with excellent traction and durability for trouble free service life even in the most rugged conditions.
So regardless if you are looking for skidder tires for your full tree forestry or skidder tires and harvester tires for your cut to length forestry, Nokian Tyres have some of the best tires that you can find.
They have both radial and bias tires for forestry machines, so the choices are plenty and there are enough to ensure that you get the best tires for the machines you have and for the working conditions that you will face.
These tires can handle the harshest conditions and can handle mud, bogs, sharp rocks and even winter conditions, so that you don’t have to worry about the weather conditions.
They are also extremely puncture resistant so that sharp stumps or rocks will not harm them. They also have self cleaning tread so that the traction will be intact despite mud and snow is present.
Deep in the forest is not a place where you want to have problems related to the tires, as they can be very costly and cause long downtime. For high productivity you will need to avoid all problems and have tires that can provide long trouble free service life in all conditions.
Low rolling resistance also gives the tires low fuel consumption and a better environmental impact.
There is currently only one radial forest tire available for
cut to length (CTL) forestry and that is the Nokian Forest Rider, which can be
used on all CTL machines that has the same dimension of tires in case you want
These tires will improve the grip on your forwarder or harvester as you work through hard conditions. If you need new forwarder or harvester tires, make sure to consider these.
They have some of the best driving comfort of any forestry tires as you drive through rough terrain with stumps
and rocks. These tires enable you to drive and work at higher speed, which can
They exhibit a very wide contact area, which makes gives it
a lower surface pressure than a conventional bias tire. This is beneficial both
from the point of view that the impact on the terrain is reduced causing less
stress and then it improves your driving properties as you don’t sink when you
drive over soft surfaces.
Regardless if you need chains or tracks, the Nokian Forest
rider performs great. With tracks they even perform better than traditional
diagonal forestry tires. They can
ensure that you can get up those challenging hills regardless if there is rain,
mud or snow.
These forestry tires have some of the best puncture
resistant due to its patented side-puncture protection and its steel
reinforcement, makes them have enough steel to meet any challenge in the
For long trouble free service life, here you have an
extremely durable tire that can help keep your operation up and running and
improve productivity while also saving cost for your overall operations. This
will also keep the workers more comfortable and satisfied.
Forestry works provide some really tough conditions for the machines that are aimed to operate in there. If you have even been looking for mushrooms or berries in the forest you know that it can be very challenging to just walk through the forest. It is almost impossible to imagine that you could drive through there. The combination of very uneven grounds combined with a slippery surface makes it almost impenetrable.
This is why the equipment that need to work in these
conditions have to be very durable and equipped with tires that can provide the
grip and stability to get the job done while driving in the forest. When it
comes to forestry tires, Nokian Tyres
provide some of the worlds best tires for these conditions. Their forestry tires
can provide the best foundation for getting the job done, regardless of working
or weather conditions. They have to get you through swamps, slippery rocks,
steep hills, bushes, felled trees, sharp branches and rocks. Conditions that is
not very friendly for the tires. Then you can add bad weather that will include
even snow and ice.
When it comes to felling trees and getting them out of the
forest, requires that the equipment can get to any place within the forest and
that they will have enough stability to perform their work duties. Then they
have to be able to get the logs out of the forest to load it on a truck for
further transportation by road to either a saw or paper mill.
Depending on the process used you will use a combination of
forwarder and harvester to fell the trees and getting them out of the forest or
then you have a feller buncher and a skidder. The tires needed on these
machines will have some different requirements, but they all need extremely
durable tires. Harvester tires and forwarder tires are the most common
ones in cut to length forestry, where the tree is felled and cut to required
length all by the harvester and is then transported to the landing by the
The other method is then by having the feller buncher to
fell the tree, which is then dragged to the landing by a skidder. Where the skidder
tires have to able to provide sufficient grip to drag a whole tree through the
forest to the landing.
Within forestry it is important to create harvest roads through the forest to ensure ease of harvesting and also thinning. You thin the plantation in order to cut out the less valuable trees, so that the more valuable trees can grow faster and more in volume. The thinning operation will still yield return on your forest, so that you have income both short and long term.
Proper maintenance of the forest as well as the
equipment ensures that you will have good yield from your forest. Equipment
failure due to poor maintenance can be costly and reduce your yield. Repairs
can be costly and downtime means that you are paying for non-productive work. With
the equipment you also need to do proper maintenance of the tires as well. The
tires are an integral part and will ensure that you can perform the forestry
work even in tough conditions. If you have good harvester
tires and good forwarder
tires, then you can easily maneuver through rough
terrain, without having to worry about tire failures that can cause unexpected
Scheduled equipment and tire maintenance will
ensure that you limit any unforeseen downtime and keep the yield at a high
level. Make sure to change the tires when they start to wear out, to avoid that
the tyres crack or rupture. You will also have better grip with newer tires, so
to not slow you down when you drive through the forest, regardless what weather
conditions you might encounter. You can easily lose in productivity if you get
stuck or the equipment are moving slower due that the tires can’t get
sufficient grip and keep slipping.
When you have all the necessary pieces of the
puzzle in place, you should be able to run a high yield profitable forestry
business. With the forest being a renewable resource, you also need to think of
all aspects of the environment. Good tires will have low rolling resistance to
keep the fuel consumption and the environmental impact at a minimum, as well as
ensuring that the tires that you purchase have been made by purified low
aromatic oils, to ensure both a better environmental production process, but
also the waste will be of lower impact once the tires have been worn out and
needs to be recycled.
In forestry a harvester, performs the difficult task to cut down the trees and cut of the branches. As the trees grows in areas that generally are very difficult to get to, the harvester needs to be able to handle these terrains in an way that you can basically reach all the trees regardless of the environment that you drive in.
face everything from very muddy conditions during heavy rain to deep snow
during heavy snowfall. Weather should not delay your work and neither should
any downtime due to mechanical problems with the machinery or tire problems
that can cause expensive repairs in remote areas as well as costly downtime due
to loss of production.
The harvester tires
need to be able to both have the durability to ensure that they don’t crack
during heavy load or tear or rupture due to sharp rocks or wood. They also need
to have the grip for you to be able to drive in these very remote areas with
almost impossible driving conditions through the forest so that you can fell
the trees. You need to rely on both the grip and the steering properties of the
tire to reach the areas where to fell the trees. The tires should be able to
drive through the roughest conditions. Best time to cut down the trees is end
of winter and early spring, both periods of very unstable weather. SO unless
you have tires that can handle difficult terrains and harsh weather, you will
lose a lot of money and time.
logs have been felt, you rely on a skidder to drag the trees to an area where
they can be transported out of the forest.