Global Forest Logging Equipment Market - Introduction
Logging is the cutting,skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks or skeleton cars. It is the beginning of a supply chain that provides raw material for many products worldwide that is used for housing,construction,energy, and consumer paper products. Logging systems are also used to manageforests, reduce the risk of wildfires, and restore ecosystem functions.
The machines used to carry out this logging process are called forest logging equipment. They include various heavy machinery such as forwarders, harvest processor, feller buncher, and wheeled feller buncher. These equipment make the task of forest logging easier. All equipment used for logging are heavy machines.
Global Forest Logging Equipment Market - Competitive Landscape
Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc. is a statewide trade association that represents some 1,000 member companies involved in the harvest and sustainable forest management of Oregon’s 30 million acres of forestland. The company was founded in 1969. The association has been in service for more than 40 years. It has provided different business services to allied forestry small businesses and independent contract logging firms. The forest contractors of the company proudly manage, harvest, and grow renewable forests. This company has the largest logging association membership in America.
John Deere is the brand name of Deere & Company, founded in the year 1837. The company engages in the manufacture of forestry, agricultural, construction machinery, and drivetrains that are used in heavy equipment, diesel engines, and lawn care equipment. The company was 102nd in the Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. Apart from manufacturing heavy duty machinery, the company also offers financial services and other related services.
Other major players operating under the similar market are Blount International Incorporated, CLAAS KGaA mbH, CNH Industrial NV, Concern Tractor Plants, Deere & Company, Doosan Infracore Company Limited, High Technology Investments BV, Hitachi Limited, Husqvarna AB, and Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Limited.
Global Forest Logging Equipment Market - Dynamics
Driver: Highly reliable heavy duty machines
Forest logging machines are highly reliable as they are specially designed for heavy duty applications. The efficiency of these machines is significantly high and hence, they are used in the forest logging. Consistent deforestation across the globally is a key factor fueling the demand for forest logging equipment. Continuous demand for land is boosting deforestation at a rapid pace. Deforestation primarily includes forest logging and clear-cutting, which fuel the demand for forest logging equipment. Moreover, advances in technology and increasing automation are also fueling the market. A wide range of machines are utilized for forest logging, each equipment performing a different task associated with the process.
Driver: Increasing use of paper
Usage of paper is rising consistently due to a ban on plastic materials in several countries worldwide. Rising demand for paper is boosting the demand for forest logging, which in turn is propelling the felling of trees and consequently, driving the demand for forest logging equipment.
Restraint: Increasing awareness about forest conservation
However, various initiatives have been undertaken by several legal authorities and NGOs to curb deforestation. Various issues arisen due to forest logging, such as loss of biodiversity and soil erosion, is a major factor that s restraining the forest logging equipment market growth.
Global Forest Logging Equipment Market Segmentation
Based on machine type, the global forest logging equipment market can be segmented into:
- Wheeled Feller-Buncher
- Small Wheel Feller-Buncher
- Mulcher /Masticator
- Roadside Brush Cutter
- Shovel Logger
- Small Skidder
- Skid Cat (Track Skidder)
In terms of logging type, the global forest logging equipment market can be classified into:
- Tree-length logging / Stem Only Harvesting (SOH)
- Whole-tree logging (WTL)
- Cut-to-length logging
Based on distributors, the global forest logging equipment market can be split into:
- System and Device OEMs
- Independent Distributors and Retailers
- Mobile Network Operators
Based on type, the global forest logging equipment market can be divided into:
- Built in cell phones
- Portable cellular cards
- Cellular routers
Regional analysis of the global forest logging equipment market includes:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South America
Environment, Trees, Forest, Machines, heavy machinery, logging, cutting, skidding, forestry.