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Project Build

Caterpillar Forwarder / Heizomat Chipper

Scope of Project

Caterpillar Forwarder modifications

Modify Caterpillar Forwarder to accept Heizomat Chipper

Chipper modifications to run accessories

Chipper modifications to stow crane, grapple & chip shoot

Design, manufacture and install Chipper Service walkways


  • ​Crane - Repin & Rebush​

  • Crane - Repair / Replace Hosing​

  • Hydraulic Control Valve Bank - remove, repair, reseal ​

  • ​Hydraulic Control Valve - repair wiring

  • Install new muffler

  • Modify muffler bracket

  • Install Permanent flashing light

  • Fit LED light Bars on Cab & Boom

  • Manufacture & fit Bonnet grab handle

  • Cab interior and controls overhaul

  • Repair cracks on chassis, under all cover plates​

  • Repair bolt threads & refit covers

  • Service

Forwarder modifications to accept chipper

  • Remove Headboard and bolsters

  • Fabricate frame to sit on bolsters for accept Chipper

  • Modifications to suspension to allow total transportable height to be kept under 4.1meters

Chipper Modifications to stow crane

  • Hydraulic supply to chipper controls

  • Design, manufacture stow point for grapple 

  • Design and manufacture service walkway on chipper 

  • Install larger hydraulic cooler

  • Design, manufacture service walkways on Chipper, including hydraulic activated telescopic platform

  • Electrical modifications including mounting and connecting all control equipment in Cab of Forwarder

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