Machinery in the timber industry demands long work days that need reliable fire suppression systems to minimize downtime and costs in the result of a fire.
Machinery used in the timber and forestry industry are often subjected to wide temperature ranges, rugged terrain and harsh weather. They also almost always operate in remote locations on rugged terrain. In the field, they are surrounded by flammable forestry material, and are subject to a buildup of flammable wood debris. Wood chips, twigs, leaves and other debris added to the Class B fuels, such as lubricants and hydraulic fluids, present ample opportunity for fires to take hold – fires that if not fought quickly threaten the operator, machine, and the surrounding acreage. The potential for a costly vehicle or machinery fire is not only possible, but almost certain.
- Feller bunchers
- Forest machines
- Log skidders and handlers
See how Kidde Fire Systems’ products can protect your application. The links below will take you to detailed product information on our fire protection solutions that are recommended for this industry.