PFM foresters and forestry technicians exploring using special equipment in fire fighting and forest management

IMG_9885PFM officials said today they are working to explore the use of Bradco grapples on skid steers and Fecon mulching heads to help fire fighters build fireline, establish fire lines, and help with prescribed fires and fire projects. ¬†The nimble skid steers can build fire line or prepare fire line in support of firefighters in advance of fires, or build fireline or fire breaks in advance of prescribed fire projects. PFM’s Frank Carroll, co-owner and fire ecologist is seen driving a Cat skid steer 272D with steel tracks and a Bradco grapple. ¬†Carroll and his partner Van Elsbernd also own a Cat 299DXHD High Flow skid steer with all steel tracks well suited to hot fireline work.

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