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log mover with motor brakes at use in a timber yard

MOTOR Brakes for FOREST Harvesting & Logging EQUIPMENT

Industrial Electric Brakes for Rugged Reliability in Forestry Applications

Paper and forest product manufacturers need equipment part suppliers who understand the challenges of managing and maintaining rigorous manufacturing processes while remaining committed to environmental responsibility.

Stearns offers a selection of energy efficient brakes capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions common in timber harvesting and logging operations, such as wind, dust, snow and extreme tropical heat.

Stearns also goes above and beyond the standard forestry brake product offering. We partner with our forestry equipment OEMs to help them achieve their operational goals by helping them choose the proper equipment brake types and providing custom-engineered solutions allowing manufacturers of wood harvesting, forwarding and processing equipment to sustain a competitive edge.

Types of Forestry Motor Brakes

OSHA requires equipment used in logging operations to have two independent braking systems, which must only be released by the operator: one primary brake and one emergency parking brake. 

Stearns manufactures electrically-released disc brakes for foresting equipment motors which can be used to stop and/or hold the motor and its driven load in equipment used during all stages of logging, including rapid tree cutting, transporting logs, shredding vegetation and post-harvest load carrying. Our logging equipment disc brakes include:

Certain brakes are available with adjustable torque or an optional encoder. Stearns also manufactures custom brakes - contact us for lead time.

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Forestry Brake System Solutions

Stearns provides end-to-end braking solutions for commercial forestry applications to improve safety, reliability and efficiency across a variety of equipment, including:

Our motor brakes are also used in heavy-duty lifting equipment used in the timber industry such as overhead gantry cranes and winches

Find Motor Brakes for Forestry Equipment

AAB 322 Series motor brake for forestry equipment

AAB 33 Series NEMA

AAB 330 Series motor brake for shovel logger

AAB 33 Series Metric

SAB 56,000 Series motor brake for wheeled feller buncher

SAB 56,000 Series 

SAB 82,000 Series motor brake for tracked harvester

SAB 82,000 Series

SAB 87,000 Series motor brake for knuckleboom log loader

SAB 87,000 Series

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