A logging attachment for felling and bunching full trees has been developed and is now being utilized for mechanized harvesting. The attachment allows an operator full control to sever, position, and lay trees into desired bunches so they can be easily skidded out of the forest for loading and transport.
Many requirements must be considered to develop such an attachment. It must efficiently sever various types and sizes of trees. It must also effectively handle these varying tree diameters, heights, and weights. The attachment must withstand accumulations of ice and debris. The structure must withstand rough usage in typical harvesting conditions which expose it to snow, mud, rocks, undergrowth, and stumps.